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    Current Planets
    1-Feb-2015, 14:18 UT/GMT
    Sun12Aquarius23'37"17s05
    Moon16Cancer4'45"17n27
    Mercury7Aquarius50' 4"r14s48
    Venus6Pisces11'10"10s39
    Mars15Pisces44'58"6s22
    Jupiter18Leo19' 5"r16n14
    Saturn3Sagittarius32'34"18s54
    Uranus13Aries18' 0"4n39
    Neptune6Pisces21' 7"9s52
    Pluto14Capricorn14'10"20s34
    TrueNode11Libra56' 1"r4s43
    Chiron15Pisces12'33"1s40
    Explanations of the symbols
    Chart of the moment
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The national chart of Australia

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There are many charts for various stages in the development of Australia, beginning with Captain Cook's voyage in the 18th century. However, the birth of modern Australia, with its federal system, occurred in 1901, when both the Sun and Saturn were together in the tenacious, goal-orientated, earthy sign of Capricorn.

Although some people might imagine that Australia is represented entirely by Dame Edna and Crocodile Dundee, the tough, enduring, determined quality of this horoscope, enriched by far-ranging, innovative thinking and enormous creative power, suggests an altogether different and more potent entity. The emphasis in Australia's birth chart is in those spheres connected with philosophy and the deeper levels of existence, and this is reflected in the work of the great novelist Patrick White as well as a thriving, sophisticated astrological community and a film industry whose creative versatility often puts Hollywood to shame.

Pluto, moving over the four planets placed in Sagittarius in Australia's chart, is likely to expand and enrich the creative potential of the country, as well as bringing to the boil that ferociously independent spirit which seeks complete freedom from its British past. It is likely that over the next few years Australia will indeed make its own way in the world as a fully independent nation state.

Despite a deep love of material stability and of the land itself, reflected by the nation's Moon in Taurus, Pluto's powerful transits are likely to be reflected in some necessary upheaval and change in political and economic structures as well as in a deep re-evaluation of the relationship Australians have with their native Aboriginal population. The next few years are likely to be exciting, turbulent, productive times which release great creative potential and demand the expression of a new and more potent identity to the outside world.

Liz Greene, 1999

(Data used: 1 January 1901, 1.25 pm GST, Melbourne)

Current Planets
1-Feb-2015, 14:18 UT/GMT
Sun12Aquarius23'37"17s05
Moon16Cancer4'45"17n27
Mercury7Aquarius50' 4"r14s48
Venus6Pisces11'10"10s39
Mars15Pisces44'58"6s22
Jupiter18Leo19' 5"r16n14
Saturn3Sagittarius32'34"18s54
Uranus13Aries18' 0"4n39
Neptune6Pisces21' 7"9s52
Pluto14Capricorn14'10"20s34
TrueNode11Libra56' 1"r4s43
Chiron15Pisces12'33"1s40
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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