•    
    Current Planets
    30-Jul-2015, 12:19 UT/GMT
    Sun7Leo2'15"18n31
    Moon24Capricorn21'58"16s35
    Mercury14Leo26'26"18n12
    Venus0Virgo15'19"r6n49
    Mars23Cancer50'38"22n16
    Jupiter27Leo27'13"13n10
    Saturn28Scorpio17'18"r17s50
    Uranus20Aries29'46"r7n24
    Neptune9Pisces14'32"r8s51
    Pluto13Capricorn41'20"r20s48
    TrueNode2Libra27'52"r0n59
    Chiron20Pisces59'43"r0n47
    Explanations of the symbols
    Chart of the moment
| My Astro | Forum | FAQ

The national chart of South Africa

View chart

South Africa has a long and turbulent history and many critical "births", beginning with the first European settlement at Table Bay in 1652. The Union of South Africa occurred on 31 May 1910, but this "incarnation" of the nation was not yet truly independent, nor did it reflect the will of the majority of its people. On 27 April 1994, under a powerful opposition between the Sun in earthy, tenacious Taurus and Jupiter in intense, passionate Scorpio, the new multi-racial constitution came into effect, promising an end to nearly four centuries of suffering, violence, inequality, and exploitation.

This birth horoscope, with its conjunction of the Moon and Pluto in Scorpio, subtly portrays the dark inheritance of the past, which at the same time contains enormous possibilities for transformation and renewal. For some time the transits of Uranus and Neptune, making difficult aspects to these planets placed in Taurus and Scorpio in the national chart, have described a situation of both extreme tension and enormous creative possibilities.

Pluto, moving through Sagittarius and making challenging aspects to the national Saturn (the entrenched, defensive elements within the country) and the national Mars (the aggressive and progressive energies within the national psyche), reflects a life-or-death struggle and a sometimes violent release of the poisons of the past. This astrological picture defines what has been, in effect, a long labour and a difficult, dangerous birth, and the tensions symbolised by these aspects are likely to continue on political, social and economic levels for some time.

However, over the next few years Uranus, moving into the inclusive and visionary sign of Pisces, makes extremely positive aspects to all these planets, suggesting that tolerance, understanding, and a truly democratic vision of the future will ultimately ensure a harmonising of conflicting elements and a willingness to relinquish the bitterness of the past.

Whatever your personal views on the present tension in South Africa, this nation, both old and new at the same time, has a phoenix-like capacity to rise triumphantly from the ashes of its long turmoil.

Liz Greene, 1999

(Data used: 27 April 1994, 10.59 am GMT, Pretoria)

Current Planets
30-Jul-2015, 12:19 UT/GMT
Sun7Leo2'15"18n31
Moon24Capricorn21'58"16s35
Mercury14Leo26'26"18n12
Venus0Virgo15'19"r6n49
Mars23Cancer50'38"22n16
Jupiter27Leo27'13"13n10
Saturn28Scorpio17'18"r17s50
Uranus20Aries29'46"r7n24
Neptune9Pisces14'32"r8s51
Pluto13Capricorn41'20"r20s48
TrueNode2Libra27'52"r0n59
Chiron20Pisces59'43"r0n47
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
Advertisement
As one of the largest astrology portals WWW.ASTRO.COM offers a lot of free features on the subject. With high-quality horoscope interpretations by the world's leading astrologers Liz Greene, Robert Hand and other authors, many free horoscopes and extensive information on astrology for beginners and professionals, www.astro.com is the first address for astrology on the web.
Homepage - Free Horoscopes - Astro Shop - Astrology Knowledge - Ephemeris - Authors and Staff - My Astro - Direct Atlas query - Sitemap - FAQ - Forum - Contact Astrodienst