ASTROLOGY HOROSCOPE OF AUSTRALIA
PREDICTIONS 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010.
RECTIFICATION OF AUSTRALIA HOROSCOPE
TONY ABBOTT HOROSCOPE.
Daniel Andrews horoscope. Bill Shorten horoscope. Julia Gillard horoscope.
Uranus square Pluto 2012-15 USA and worldwide Depression 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
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World astrology predictions 2013Douglas Parker has been a professional astrologer since 1981. He has studied the Australian Horoscope extensively. He has been rectifying horoscopes of people and countries for over 28 years. Why, because if a birth time is one hour out, some predictions may be up to 3-5 years out! All the major charts used in this website have been rectified by Douglas. The great majority of astrologers are unable to verify (rectify) birth times because it is too difficult.
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The Commonwealth of Australia was pronounced on 1 January 1901 at close to 1:35 PM in Sydney. Of all the countries in the world, Australia has one of the truly great horoscopes. The Archillies Heel of the country is its penchant for rampant speculation and risk taking (Jupiter 180° Neptune), which drives up house prices to ridiculous levels and causes massive boom-busts in the mining industry. The major astrology factors are:
Sun conjunct (0°) Saturn. This means Australia acts with decisiveness, determination and perseverance. She truly has the ability to maintain her position in the world. It also explains why its people have an inferiority (Saturn) complex.
Mars 45° Pluto and Uranus. This shows Australia attaining great objectives by an immense application of effort and energy. It shows a people very much out of the ordinary, with touches of genius. It explains why Australians are assertive, “in your face”, aggressive, blunt, powerful and are the greatest sportsmen on Earth. Australia cowers to no one. This also shows Australia as a country ready to follow America to war (Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan).
Mercury conjunct (0°) Jupiter. This shows successful businessmen, scientists and orators. Also common sense, a constructive intellect and optimism abound in its people.
Jupiter 180° Neptune. This explains why Australians are often misunderstood by others. It makes us dreamers.It also makes us speculators on a spectacular scale, who are wasteful (we produce four times more greenhouse gases per head of population than Europeans do). This is called the “ lucky syndrome” in astrology, which seems appropriate for the so-called lucky country. Australians speculate and are compulsive spendthrifts on a massive scale. This will bite us in the arse, as private debt levels explode to catastrophic levels.
Venus conjunct (0°) Uranus. This produces world-class artists and makes Australians extravagant (sadly with respect to Climate Change, we have the biggest houses in the world).
Australia 2015 Astrology Predictions
Please read my predictions for the past several years, so you are up to date with where I am coming from.
The Australia horoscope shows transiting Saturn going into the Australia 8th house in late November 2014, and it will go through that house until February 2017. The next twelve months in particular, but also until early 2017, are a critical time for Australia's finances. Saturn entering the 8th house suggests a time of a great financial crisis. Bankruptcies in Australia are likely to explode in this time. It shows our trading partners refusing to pay what they once did for our mining resources, which will rapidly damage our terms of trade (how much we make from selling raw materials overseas). It also shows our major trading partners taking money out of Australia. And our banks, which source much of their funding overseas, will be forced to pay much higher interest rates for that money. Indeed it can come to the point where foreigners are no longer willing to finance Australia's property bubble. Australia is about to find out very quickly that we have a very serious financial crisis on our hands, caused by massive private debt levels which have QUADRUPLED since 1990. Australia has been living beyond its means for a very long time. The day of reckoning is nigh.
I repeat what I said in early 2014. Australia also has another horoscope (birth date). This is when Governor Arthur Phillip pronounced the new colony of New South Wales on 26 January 1788 at 5:23 am in Sydney Cove. This horoscope chart has two major astrological events occuring. Pluto is going into the 12th house between 2013-14 and will have a major impact for the next 5-8 years. It suggests the country is on the edge of exhaustion, possibly caused by massive debt which is getting out of control. Crime and the exploding Medicare costs will need to be tackled. Neptune is also going into the Australia second house of money during 2013-14 and will have a major impact for the next 5-8 years.This suggests very tough economic times ahead where everyone's income will be significantly reduced. Speculation will be rampant, until the financial system comes crashing down in a big heap.
Tony Abbott's Horoscope
Prime Minister and Liberal leader Tony Abbott was born at 4am in London on 4 November 1957. He is a Scorpio. Scorpios have strong will power, the power to succeed and maintain their position in life, tenacity. They are also jealous, possessive and fanatical. Scorpios can soar like an eagle, but some are also renowned to be people who get into fights and quarrels with others. They take no prisoners. Those who have been stung by a Scorpio never forget, and can't even imagine where the venom came from. Abbott is a particulary difficult Scorpio because of two factors. First, he has Saturn 45 degrees Mars in his horoscope. He can be self-willed in the extreme, have periods of weakness followed by periods of brutal ruthless progress. He can be destructive and bitter, and argue the other case just to oppose someone. Second, he has Sun 90 degrees Uranus (as does new Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews). This makes him self-willed, brilliant, a muddle-head and a trouble maker. Tony Abbott also has Jupiter 45 degrees Pluto. It shows he pursues fanatical ideas, has a desire to exploit the masses and is wasteful.
Tony Abbott's horoscope had transiting Pluto going through his 4th house cusp (home and family) and 180 degrees to his MC (career) in 2013-14. That rocket charged his career and he became prime minister. Tony Abbott has transiting Saturn 90 Pluto between mid January, early May and early October 2015. He will find himself in serious circumstances, caused by events he did not create. People will be at war with him and will show him no mercy. Abbott has transiting Uranus 135 degrees his Pluto between April 2015 and November 2015-January 2016. This shows him making exceptional efforts to achieve his goals, but he will also be forced to make cricial decisions. The Uranus Pluto dance in the sky indicates a major life changing event in Tony Abbott's life in that time. Lightly rests the head that wears the crown. I think Tony Abbott has burnt too many bridges with those who supported him and some of his muddle-head, trouble maker ideas.Australia 2014 Astrology Predictions
It is now necessary to repeat a warning I have made for the past two years. Essentially this explains the speculation in both the share market and property market that ran rampant during 2013.
Two very serious astrological events which hit the Australia horoscope in 1929-30 and triggered off The Great Depression are reoccurring during 2012-13. Firstly, Neptune will be 1800 from where it was in 1929-30, as it goes through the Australia 11th house cusp, opposite the 5th house of speculation. This suggests massive financial risks will be taking place in Australia during 2012-15 which will have dire economic consequences for Australia. Secondly, Pluto will be conjunct (in the same position as) the Australia Jupiter between September-October 2012 and April 2013, just as it was between September-October 1929 and April 1930. This combination is involved in massive financial crises. So these TWO major astrological events, which occurred during the 1929-30 and are repeating themselves in the Australia horoscope during 2012-13, are seriously indicative of another depression beginning in Australia in 2012-14.
Please read my article predicting a Worldwide Depression 2012-15.
Australia predictions 2014
Saturn is 180 degrees to the Australia Moon between January, May and September 2014. In this time Australians will really struggle to pay their rapidly rising food, health and housing expenses. Public service jobs will be slashed. Australians will suddenly be shocked into understanding the financial crisis we are in, caused by massive government spending by the former Labor government, together with resources export income rapidly dropping. There will be an increasing unrest and disharmony in society. Wages will begin to be cut significantly. Australians will be making serious changes in their life priorities, to get the work and personal relationship balance right.
Australia also has another horoscope (birth date). This is when Governor Arthur Phillip pronounced the new colony of New South Wales on 26 January 1788 at 5:23 am in Sydney Cove. This horoscope chart has two major astrological events occuring. Pluto is going into the 12th house between 2013-14 and will have a major impact for the next 5-8 years. It suggests the country is on the edge of exhaustion, possibly caused by massive debt which is getting out of control. Crime and the exploding Medicare costs will need to be tackled. Neptune is also going into the Australia second house of money during 2013-14 and will have a major impact for the next 5-8 years.This suggests very tough economic times ahead where everyone's income will be significantly reduced. Speculation will be rampant, until the financial system comes crashing down in a big heap.
The European squirrel puts his nuts away during summer and autumn. He is smart enough to know that a harsh winter will come. I hope you have your nest egg in a safe harbour, as winter is rapidly approaching.
Bill Shorten Horoscope
Bill Shorten was born on 12 May 1967 in Melbourne. Shorten's horoscope shows he was born with his Taurus Sun 180 degrees Neptune. He is a person easily influenced by others, who can be easily exploited by them. He has a negative attitude, can get entangled in chaotic conditions and scandal, is physically weak, has an addictive nature and suffers from self deception. He hides his weakness by putting on the cloak of an actor, but as Opposition Leader he is being found out big time. Shorten is called a "hollow man" for good reason, he has very little substance. He is like a ship on the ocean without a rudder. There is NO plan, he goes wherever the winds blow him.
Bill Shorten also has Saturn 135 Neptune in his horoscope. He suffers from heavy depression and serious family problems. By nature, he drains the life force from everybody around him, much like a leech needs to live off a host to survive. When an emotional crisis arises, he puts his head in the sand and hopes it goes away. Saturn is also 45 degrees from his Sun. This makes him a pessimist and throws some doubt upon his physical strength and vitality. To tie his horoscope together, Bill Shorten's Sun 180 Neptune has Saturn 45 degrees from it. Basically he is like a wet shammy that has been squeezed dry, overwhelmed by sadness. Take a careful look at him the next time you see him speak on TV.
Pluto’s hard transits to Australia’s Sun
was 180 degrees Australia’s Sun
between October 1921 and January 1923. During this time Hughes
Party) was re-elected PM but was subsequently dumped as PM in January
the Bruce-Page coalition government was formed. It lasted until 1929.
2. Two months after Pluto became 90 degrees Australia’s Sun, the Governor General sensationally dismissed Labor PM Gough Whitlam (11 November 1975) leading to a double dissolution and the election of Malcolm Fraser’s Liberal government.
3. Pluto will be conjunct (0 degrees) Australia’s Sun between January and November 2013. There seems little doubt a change of prime minister will occur in 2013. A double dissolution is possible, as is PM Gillard being dumped by Labor before the election. The Labor government is most likely to suffer a massive electoral defeat, as the Sun rules the Australia 4th house cusp, which symbolizes the opposition (Liberal) party gaining power (Pluto). This is a time in history where right wing governments (the Liberal Party in Australia) will come to power around the world. This may indicate that the Australian Greens will be slaughtered in the polls. Australian families will also find themselves under incredible financial pressure in 2013.
Uranus 90 degrees to Australia’s Sun
Uranus was 90 degrees to Australia Sun between May 1929 and March 1930. The Bruce-Page government was dissolved in September 1929, and Labor’s Scullin became prime minister.Uranus was also 90 degrees to Australia Sun between October 1970 and July 1971. John Gorton resigned as Liberal prime minister in March 1971, Billy McMahon succeeded him.
Uranus will again be 90 degrees to Australia Sun between April 2013 and February 2014. There seems little doubt Julia Gillard will lose the prime ministership. The parliament may be dissolved, bringing on an election. Gillard may be forced to resign.
See more on Australia 2013 below.
If born around noon on 29 September 1961 in Barry Wales, Saturn is going through Gillard’s 12th house from around October 2012 till late 2014. This is like “living in a cemetery”, a time of mourning (her father died in September 2012), hard work for little reward, and where her health needs to be carefully watched. She will appear to be very tired and have little enthusiasm in this time. Gillard has Saturn conjunct (0 degrees) her Neptune between January – mid April (very severe) and September 2013. Strong emotional suffering likely to affect her health, being severely annoyed or mocked by others are likely in this time. 2013 will go down as one of the saddest years of Julia Gillard's entire life. Saturn Neptune combined brings a time of heavy depression and sadness into someone’s life, most likely a family crisis. This is reinforced by the fact that Neptune rules Gillard’s 4th house cusp of home and family. Gillard's relocation chart for Canberra shows Neptune 3 degrees from the 7th house cusp, showing her decision-making in Canberra to be very poor indeed. This explains the erratic about-faces she makes on policy (e.g. there will be no Carbon Tax). Her record of waste just in the schools’ building scheme alone cost Australians tens of millions of dollars.
Liberal leader Tony Abbott was born at 4am in London on 4 November 1957. He is a Scorpio. Though there have been 27 Australian prime ministers, none has been a Scorpio. Between January – March (very strong) and September 2013, Saturn is conjunct (0 degrees) Abbott’s Node and Sun. Saturn Node indicates the possibilities of serious, possibly irreconcilable disputes with others, finding oneself under enormous pressure, in close contact with emotionally sick people, attending a funeral. Saturn Sun indicates a time of greater difficulties than usual, family concerns, health issues and a lack of initiative. These same astrological events occurred in Abbott’s horoscope in 1984 when he entered a seminary, to study to become a Catholic priest. Becoming a prime minister is a very tough road indeed, surrounded by assassins (on both sides of politics) and pretenders "to the throne". If Abbott's birth time is correct, Pluto enters his 4th house of home and family in 2013-14, putting these areas of his life under great pressure. The all powerful and mighty Pluto will also be 180 degrees from his MC (10th house cusp or career) and can rocket him into the prime ministership. Between mid 2013 and April 2014, Uranus is 90 degrees Abbott’s MC (career). A sudden career or life change may occur during this time. Throughout 2013, Pluto is 90 degrees Abbott’s Ascendant. He will try to assert himself in this time, and is likely to provoke controversy and strong opposition. From April 2013 for 10 months, Uranus will be 90 degrees Abbott’s Ascendant. Should he not be able to quieten himself down and keep control of himself, this could lead to lots of disputes with others. In trying to influence others, sudden incidents could occur.
Saturn went through Gillard's Sun by conjunction (0 degrees) in late 2010, three months after she became prime minister. Saturn is conjunct Abbott's Sun during the first nine months of 2013. Saturn symbolizes hard work, seriousness and consolidation. Sounds like Abbott will become prime minister. And he just might surprise everyone (on the bright side) with his competence. Like Bob Hawke Abbott is a Rhodes scholar, no intellectual lightweight.
AUSTRALIA HOROSCOPE, ASTROLOGY PREDICTIONS 2012, 2013, 2014
Two very serious astrological events which hit the Australia horoscope in 1929-30 and triggered off The Great Depression are reoccurring during 2012-13. Firstly, Neptune will be 1800 from where it was in 1929-30, as it goes through the Australia 11th house cusp, opposite the 5th house of speculation. This suggests massive financial risks will be taking place in Australia during 2012-15 which will have dire economic consequences for Australia. Secondly, Pluto will be conjunct (in the same position as) the Australia Jupiter between September-October 2012 and April 2013, just as it was between September-October 1929 and April 1930. This combination is involved in massive financial crises. So these TWO major astrological events, which occurred during the 1929-30 and are repeating themselves in the Australia horoscope during 2012-13, are seriously indicative of another depression beginning in Australia in 2012-14. To massively compound the problem, Pluto will be conjunct (in the same position as) the Australia Saturn throughout 2012. Saturn Pluto combined indicates being dependent upon serious external events (e.g. major trading partners in serious financial crises), and finding oneself in extremely difficult circumstances, almost warzone conditions. This will force Australians to "live within their means, live with less material possessions". It is also likely illegal immigrants will try and flood the country. Border protection will be a massive, explosive political issue. I also predicted serious trade union trouble between 2010-12, as Saturn goes through the Australia 6th house. Major companies: I have checked the horoscopes of half a dozen of Australia’s biggest companies. All their horoscopes for 2012 look full of financial crises and other massive difficulties.
So you think Australia is in good economic shape and that my economic predictions for the past few years have been wrong? Australian mortgage debt, as a percentage of GDP, quadrupled from 19% in 1990 to 84% in 2012, a level higher than in America. That means every Australian, on average, has FOUR TIMES more debt than in 1990! All Australian banks do now is essentially finance the home building industry. Since 1860, there have been only three times when Australia's long term private debt to GDP has exploded. During the 1892 Depression, considered by many to be far worse than the Great Depression (1929-33), the ratio was 105%. During the Great Depression it was 75%, that's right less than in 1892. In 2010, the ratio reached 155%, twice the level of the Great Depression. Overall Australian debt is close to 300% of GDP, very similar to the USA.
Astrology Predictions for Australia 2009-12
Transiting Neptune is 45° to the Australian Sun throughout 2009 and early 2010. This shows the Prime Minister (Sun) and the government indulging in dreams and plans, even losing contact with reality (all Neptune). The evidence is: their decision to spend 30% of Australia’s income for one year on a “stimulus package”, it is like giving alcohol to a drunk; our self appointed “world leader” and egomaniac PM Kevin Rudd, running all over the world (he’s hardly ever here) explaining that he has all the answers. In short, the Government has a distinct disinclination to work and is completely self-indulgent. In general terms, this shows that many people in Australia feel lost and greatly disappointed and disillusioned in their leaders. The demise (Neptune) of the Opposition Leader, the Sun rules the 4th house of the Opposition, is shown.For the next three years (2010-12) transiting Saturn will be going through Australia's sixth house of work, public health, the armed forces and the public service. This usually relates to hard work for very little financial gain. In general terms, it shows the nation is tired and exhausted and will have a negative mindset. It is likely the trade union movement will be a very militant in this time. Serious concerns may be raised about public health, the Armed Forces and the Public Service. High fresh food prices will bring serious concerns.
Transiting Pluto will be 135° from the Australian Moon in 2010- 11. This may be indicating a very strong opposition to Australia and towards the Prime Minister. National defence and agriculture will become major issues.
Kevin Rudd will be under extreme pressure in May-June 2010 and we may find him literally brought to his knees. Serious career, family and even health issues could arise for him around this time. With Sun conjunct (0°) Mars in his horoscope, Rudd is volatile and hot-blooded.
PLUTO TRANSITING THROUGH THE AUSTRALIAN SATURN 2011-2012
I have researched the four times Pluto has transited through the Australia Saturn since Federation in 1901. They were hard times: transiting Pluto 180 degrees Australia Saturn between September 1919- June 21; transiting Pluto 135 degrees Australia Saturn between October 1952- June 1954; transiting Pluto 90 degrees Australia Saturn between October 1974- August 1975; transiting Pluto 45 degrees Australia Saturn between January 1992- August 1993.
Private debt levels in Australia are at record highs, about $48 000 per head, just a few thousand dollars less than in the USA! Housing prices have risen faster in Australia in the last 20 years than in the USA. The USA had a massive housing crash. Australia will go the same way.
A number of themes showed up during these times and they are likely to repeat themselves between 2011 and 2012 as transiting Pluto becomes conjunct (0 degrees) to the Australia Saturn.
Record rainfall is likely in the Murray-Darling and southern Australia. Underemployment is likely to rise dramatically.
By 2010, Australia now has the highest level of household debt (mortgages) compared to disposable income in the world! The Household Debt of Australians in 1980 was under 10% of GDP. In 2010 it had risen close to 100% of GDP. This means, on average, Australians have 10 TIMES more debt than they had in 1980. Australians are speculators and spendthrifts on a massive scale. eg The largest houses in the world!
The federal government and prime minister will be under sustained attack by the opposition throughout 2011-12, as it was during 1975.
Transiting Uranus begins to go through the 12th house cusp of the Australian horoscope in 2011-13. This is heralding a difficult time with respect to areas such as prisons (possibly illegal immigrant numbers reaching crisis levels in detainment camps?), hospitals and homes for the aged. There could be signalling significant changes in the work patterns of many Australians. It would be also expected that many more Australians than usual will be suffering from serious anxiety and nervous disorders. Health problems, such as depression caused by overwhelming debt levels, may arise which almost threaten to overwhelm the authorities at times.
Transiting Pluto will be conjunct (0°) to the Australian Saturn throughout 2011-12. This will be a very difficult time for Australia, almost as hard as it gets. This will be especially so throughout 2012. There is a danger of significant natural disasters occurring. There is even a danger of Australia being dragged into a foreign war or staying at war in Afghanistan. Australia is in danger of finding itself overwhelmed by a massive immigration flood, including many thousands of boat-people. This also suggests serious financial times for Australia, possibly a credit squeeze or a very serious recession and unemployment becoming a serious problem. Property prices (Saturn) could crash.
Two very serious astrological events, which hit the Australia horoscope in 1929-30 and triggered off The Great Depression, are reoccurring during 2012-13. Firstly, Neptune will be 1800 from where it was in 1929-30, as it goes through the Australia 11th house cusp, opposite the 5th house of speculation. This suggests massive financial risks will be taking place in Australia during 2012-15 which will have dire economic consequences for Australia. Secondly, Pluto will be conjunct (in the same position as) the Australia Jupiter between September-October 2012 and April 2013, just as it was between September-October 1929 and April 1930. This combination is involved in massive financial crises. So these TWO major astrological events, which occurred during the 1929-30 and are repeating thenmselves in the Australia horoscope during 2012-13, are seriously indicative of another depression beginning in Australia in 2012-14. To massively compound the problem, Pluto will be conjunct (in the same position as) the Australia Saturn throughout 2012. Saturn Pluto combined indicates being dependent upon serious external events (e.g. major trading partners in serious financial crises), and finding oneself in extremely difficult circumstances, almost warzone conditions. This will force Australians to "live within their means, live with less material possessions". It is also likely illegal immigrants will try and flood the country. Border protection will be a massive, explosive political issue. I also predicted serious trade union trouble between 2010-12, as Saturn goes through the Australia 6th house. Major companies: I have checked the horoscopes of half a dozen of Australia’s biggest companies. All their horoscopes for 2012 look full of financial and other crises.JULIA GILLARD HOROSCOPE AND PREDICTIONS FOR 2011 and 2012
Transiting Saturn and Neptune will be going through Gillard's Uranus between November 2010 and August 2011. This can indicate her getting extremely irritable and excitable with others. The Neptune 180 degrees Uranus combination (May 2010 to December 2011) suggests Julia Gillard needs to withdraw from the influence of others (who write the rubbish she utters all the time). She will be very insecure and lack clarity and if she does not put on a clear and consistent attitude towards others, she may easily become the object of gossip and rumour.
The Saturn 45 degrees Uranus combination (November 2010 to August 2011) shows she is striving to reach certain objectives but is facing considerable resistance and difficulties. It will take all her energy to overcome the obstacles without getting involved in conflicts and disputes with others.
Between January-mid March and late September 2012, transiting Saturn will be very closely conjunct (0 degrees) to her Mars. This very same combination ended Kevin Rudd's prime ministership! All Gillard's intentions will be met with resistance, where events will occur beyond her personal control. Saturn Mars is called the death axis, so perhaps a significant figure in her life will die in this time.
Throughout 2012, Gillard's horoscope will be consantly hit with heavy astrological events. Uranus will be 180 degrees from Gillard's Sun between April 2012 and October 2012 and February 2013. This suggests a very strong inner urge to change her life. Upsets with others are likely. There is a strong likelihood of external events enforcing major change in her life. The Sun in astrology rules the father, so his demise is possible in this time.
Gillard's relocation chart for Canberra is telling. It shows Neptune within 3 degrees of her seventh house. This shows love relationships which dissolve and a place where she constantly makes appalling decisions (pink batts, schools' halls scandal, etc)
Julia Gillard’s horoscope has some telling astrological aspects, in particular her ruthless eradication of rivals: Gillard’s Jupiter conjunct Saturn indicates: the attainment of far-reaching objectives through hard work and perseverance; a quick irritability with others; a tenacious pursuit of one’s plans. Gillard’s Venus conjunct Pluto shows: extraordinary power of sexual attraction; a fanatic in love and art. Sadly, she has Saturn 135 degrees from this combination, which amounts to a tragic love life. Julia Gillard also has Mars 45 degrees Pluto indicating: attaining one’s objectives by ruthless and brutal means; a physically powerful athlete person who behaves like a man; she can easily lose her temper. PM Gillard has Mars 90 degrees Jupiter: the inclination to exaggerate; hastiness or premature action (we are seeing this all the time); a propagandist; a lawyer; managing director.
Rectification of the Horoscope of Australia
Douglas Parker has been rectifying horoscopes of people and countries for over 25 years. All the major charts used in this website have been rectified by Douglas. The great majority of astrologers do not or are unable to verify (rectify) birth times because it is either too difficult or takes too long to do.
If a horoscope has the correct birth time, then as the major planets Pluto and Neptune go through the great angles (first, fourth, seventh and 10th house cusps) and the other house cusps their influence should be clear and strong.
The two greatest threats to Australia came during World War I and World War II.
World War I began on 5 August 1914 for Australia. Transiting Neptune was at 29° Cancer. By October 1914, transiting Neptune was at 0° Leo 27. This puts transiting Neptune conjunct (0°) to the Australian IC (fourth house cusp). In late July 1914, transiting Saturn became conjunct (0°) to the Australian Neptune. Transiting Saturn was also conjunct to the Australian Neptune between September -- November 2002 and May 2003. Stupidly and irresponsibly in March 2003, PM John Howard got Australia involved in the Iraq war.
World War II began on 1 September 1939 for Australia. Transiting Pluto was at 2° Leo, having just moved out of Cancer in late June 1939. This puts transiting Pluto conjunct (0°) to the Australian IC (fourth house cusp).
What is remarkable about these two catastrophic events in Australia's history, where so many of its brave young men died, is the fact that two great outer planets Neptune and Pluto became conjunct to the Australian IC (fourth house cusp of home and family ) when they occurred. Neptune will only go through the Australian IC once every 165 years or so, Pluto once every 248 years or so!
Neptune amongst other things rules delusion and poisonous gases. As our young men went off to World War I, they thought going to war would be a big adventure. Many of them were killed by mustard gas.
Pluto amongst other things rules birth and force majeure (overwhelming power). World War II heralded the beginning of the Nuclear Age with the annihilation of the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima by atomic bombs in August 1945.
This is stunning evidence that Australia's IC (4th house cusp of home and family) is very close to 1° Leo.
Transiting Neptune through the Australian House Cusps
Transiting Neptune conjunct (0°) Australian IC or fourth house cusp. As explained in the previous section, this occurred when Australia entered World War I in 1914.
Transiting Neptune conjunct (0°) Australian fifth house cusp in 1929. Rampant and foolish (Neptune) speculation (fifth house) causes Australia's greatest stock market crash in October 1929.
Transiting Neptune conjunct (0°) Australian sixth house cusp in 1943. This shows the Australian Armed Forces (sixth house) in its greatest crisis, fighting to save Australia from invasion by the Japanese.
Transiting Neptune conjunct (0°) Australian seventh house cusp in 1956. The Murray River, Australia's most important river, suffered its greatest flood (Neptune) in recorded history. Australian swimmers (Neptune) dominated the 1956 Olympics with eight gold, four silver and two bronze medals. Television, which is mainly fantasy (Neptune), came to Australia.
Transiting Neptune conjunct (0°) Australian eighth house cusp of money in 1969-70. A great deterioration (Neptune) in Australia's income occurred for several years. An international wheat crisis in 1969 and a sharp decline in wool prices in 1970 caused enormous financial pain (eighth house of money) to Australia. There was a recession in Australia in the early 1970s.
Transiting Neptune conjunct (0°) Australian ninth house cusp in 1982-83.
Transiting Neptune conjunct (0°) Australian MC (10th house) in 1999-2000. Throughout 1999, there was a massive push in Australia to declare itself a Republic and separate from the mother country Britain with the Queen no longer being head of state. The 10th house rules the head of state, the government, national prestige and the nation’s aim in life. All these things were “on the table” during 1999. I believe that the great majority of the Australian People wanted a Republic. Prime Minister John Howard used subterfuge and dirty tactics (Neptune) to ensure that the question placed before the Australian public in a referendum would fail. The republican debate and the referendum itself caused the Australian people to take sides, for and against. It was arguably the most divisive (Neptune) issue in Australian politics in over a generation.
Transiting Neptune will be conjunct (0°) the Australian 11th house cusp around 2011-12. When transiting Neptune was 180° from this point in 1929, rampant and foolish (Neptune) speculation (fifth house) caused Australia's greatest stock market crash in October 1929 and led to the Great Depression. I expect for several years around this time that there is once again the possibility of very severe financial times for the Australian economy. 1929 could repeat itself again? So another Depression is quite possible.
Transiting Pluto through the Australian House Cusps
Transiting Pluto conjunct (0°) Australian IC or fourth house cusp. As explained in a previous section, this occurred when Australia entered World War II in September 1939.
Transiting Pluto conjunct (0°) Australian fifth house cusp in 1958-59. NIDA, the now famous National Institute of Dramatic Art, was formed in December 1958. The fifth house rules creativity and the arts.
Transiting Pluto conjunct (0°) Australian sixth house cusp in 1971-72. This coincided with a serious recession which severely affected Australian workers.
Transiting Pluto conjunct (0°) Australian seventh house cusp in 1983. The ALP began its 15 year rule with Prime Minister Bob Hawke. An extensive economic reform program and deregulation of the financial system (Pluto), including floating the dollar, was set in train. This was one of the greatest reforming (Pluto) government's in Australia's history. Before this, the Liberal party had virtually dominated Australian politics since 1950, apart from the ALP Whitlam government between November 1972 and November 1975. In 1983, Pluto radically changed the Australian political landscape.
Transiting Pluto conjunct (0°) Australian eighth house cusp in 1994-95. This culminated in a major financial (eighth house of money) crisis around these years. Unemployment reached 10%, levels unheard of since the Great Depression of 1929-33.
The transiting Pluto conjunct (0°) Australian ninth house cusp around 2007-08. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd trying to force (Pluto) his way onto the world stage (ninth house, attention to overseas matters). Rudd spends more time overseas than any other Prime Minister in Australian history. A large increase in immigration (ninth house of foreigners).
Transiting Uranus through the Australian House Cusps
The transiting Uranus conjunct (0°) Australian eighth house cusp of money in 1981 to lead to the first trade deficit for 13 years. It was a massive turnaround (Uranus) compared to 1979 -- 80. The Australian economy was hit by a world recession in 1981 – 82.
Australian Prime Ministers
The Australian Node has much do with the coming and going of Australian prime ministers.
. PM Alfred Deakin resigned in November with transiting Uranus 45° and transiting Neptune 135° Australian node. Uranus = sudden upsets. Neptune = knifing in the back.
. PM Andrew Fisher resigned in April 1909 with transiting Neptune 135° Australian Node.
. PM Ben Chifley lost an election in December 1949 with transiting Neptune 45° Australian Node throughout 1949.
. PM John Gorton resigned in March 1971 with transiting Neptune conjunct (0°) Australian Node in 1970 and to August 1978.
. PM Bob Hawke was knifed in the back by Paul Keating in December 1991 and was forced to resign with transiting Neptune 135° Australian Node in the first 11 months of 1991.
Yet another Australian Prime Minister will fall from power between mid-2011 and late 2012, as transiting Neptune becomes 90° Australian Node. He will either lose an election or will be knifed in the back (classic Neptunian behaviour) by his party and forced to resign.
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