Today marks the one hundred and ninth year of Australian Federation. It is the Federation Birthday today. The Federation of Australian states were sworn in, on the first day of January 1901 at 1 35 pm. The official time of the event was recorded by astrologer Gwyn Stoney. Here is a good article called “The Birth of a Nation” by Ed Tamplin.
The Rock of the World
Fifteen months ago the Federation chart for Australia showed a progressed New Moon almost on the ascendant degree. It takes 28 years for one of these to happen let alone being positioned on the ascendant. New Moons represent new cycles of life however at first it is difficult to know what it’s all about. The seeds to the new Australian cycle are not completely visible yet however quite omnipotent in the astrology. The New Moon lunation phase on the ascendant speaks about reflecting a different kind of image to others.
A new Australian persona is forming.
The astrology says that we will have a better idea of what it’s all about by the year 2012. The 2010 progressed chart however shows the progressed Sun “coming out” of the twelfth house and to the ascendant degree. The Sun represents ones identity and will to “achieve” in life. In 2010 it seems that the “Australian smile” gains a great deal of confidence against the backdrop of its global affairs. Australia is on the road to showing how we are the “rock of the world”.
With the help of strong leadership with the likes of Kevin Rudd, Bob Hawke, John Howard and the John Curtin’s etc; Australia has shaped and formed as a nation for 222 years. Australians have arrived at an important time in politics and world affairs indeed. We have come a long way since the “prawn on the barbie” days and other charismatic figures sold overseas. Paul Hogan is a funny guy although his image tends to embrace older Australian generations.
With both luminaries positioned on the ascendant the nature of a person is described as forthright, open and sometimes brutally honest. It can also represents the ability to form friendships and associations. The progressed Sun on the ascendant is calling for a genuine and honest expression of a nation and one which shows authority and confidence in itself.
Happy Birthday to the Federation!
Australian politics are in a state of enormous transition presently and something has to give soon. The Liberals are attempting to run government from the opposition bench and Kevin Rudd’s Labour Party are struggling to get their bills passed. The two political parties seem to battle between the new and old visions of Australia’s identity. The Progressed Sun on the ascendant degree means there will be no mistake about who holds the power in the land.
The Australian Digger
Saturn and Pluto have set the stage for an impasse in Australia politics recently. This year becomes an election year in one way or another and Australians must discern between two parties and their own vision for the future. In my view we will need the most genuine quality in leadership going into the next decade.
The rest of the world will sense confidence in Australia’s new and emerging global identity. Australia’s direction and place in this world will be decided in a referendum in 2010.