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    23-Aug-2017, 16:46 UT/GMT
    Sun044'25"11n13
    Moon2522'27"4n21
    Mercury637'30"r4n47
    Venus272'18"20n24
    Mars2155' 4"15n18
    Jupiter2030'57"6s59
    Saturn2111' 6"r21s58
    Uranus2821'27"r10n20
    Neptune1311'33"r7s28
    Pluto179'38"r21s39
    TrueNode2412'55"r13n27
    Chiron2742'56"r2n46
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The national chart of Canada

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The Dominion of Canada came into existence in July 1867, under the sensitive, introverted, and imaginative sign of Cancer. Although Canadian sovereignty was not officially declared until 1982, Canada already possessed full effective independence from the time that the Dominion was declared as an entity.

Born with the Sun together with Uranus in that area of the horoscope concerned with roots, ancestry, and the mystery of the land itself, this indrawn, quietly unconventional and essentially visionary nation does not place all its wares in the shop window. Those attempting to penetrate beneath the surface - perhaps even Canadians themselves! - may find it difficult to grasp the heart of this country's deepest dreams and aspirations, which are always kept protected from interference from the outside.

The movements of the outer planets through this chart over the next few years are quiet and largely benign; it is unlikely that any major changes will occur in the essential structure of the nation for a long time. But Pluto, moving through Sagittarius and creating tension in the sector of the birth chart concerned with wealth and resources, suggests that Canada may need to rethink her role economically, placing less emphasis on those products and values which have, in the past, proven successful, and finding new values and resources with which to compete on the world's stage. This may lie in the area of education and the arts, both of which are strongly emphasised in the birth chart - a powerful emphasis on learning, exploration, and aesthetics is reflected here and this may gradually come to the fore as other emphases prove less viable.

In the course of time, when Pluto eventually enters Capricorn and challenges the Sun in Canada's birth chart, certain internal political dilemmas may finally come to a head and demand resolution. In the meantime, this nation has, perhaps, not yet woken up to its full creative and cultural potential. It is likely that over the next few years this is where the energy will flow in the national psyche. Whether or not you take advantage of this trend, and participate in what could prove a real cultural renaissance, is up to you.

Liz Greene, 1999

(Data used: 1 July 1867, 00.00 am LMT, Ottawa)

Current Planets
23-Aug-2017, 16:46 UT/GMT
Sun044'25"11n13
Moon2522'27"4n21
Mercury637'30"r4n47
Venus272'18"20n24
Mars2155' 4"15n18
Jupiter2030'57"6s59
Saturn2111' 6"r21s58
Uranus2821'27"r10n20
Neptune1311'33"r7s28
Pluto179'38"r21s39
TrueNode2412'55"r13n27
Chiron2742'56"r2n46
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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