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    25-Sep-2017, 12:04 UT/GMT
    Sun236'49"1s02
    Moon42'31"15s57
    Mercury2146' 1"4n59
    Venus639'57"10n06
    Mars1245'13"7n51
    Jupiter2649' 0"9s22
    Saturn2157' 8"22s07
    Uranus2728'19"r10n01
    Neptune1218'27"r7s49
    Pluto1651'24"r21s45
    TrueNode2327' 5"r13n42
    Chiron2616'31"r2n11
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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
25-Sep-2017, 12:04 UT/GMT
Sun236'49"1s02
Moon42'31"15s57
Mercury2146' 1"4n59
Venus639'57"10n06
Mars1245'13"7n51
Jupiter2649' 0"9s22
Saturn2157' 8"22s07
Uranus2728'19"r10n01
Neptune1218'27"r7s49
Pluto1651'24"r21s45
TrueNode2327' 5"r13n42
Chiron2616'31"r2n11
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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