Hey Astromomma fam! I was called by spirit to write an article on the astrological perspective of the current crisis of wild fires across Australia. The news of such devastation and agony of these fires has been so prolific and heart breaking. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about what was going on with Australia’s birth chart and could astrology lend a clue to why or how these fires showed up?
I have a special affinity with Australia, even though I was born in the US. I was given the opportunity to live in Melbourne from 2011-2012, and the land of OZ, has always been a second home to me. It was this tie, that prompted me to look at the astrology of Australia, my home away from home, and see if I could lend some astrological insight on what is currently happening and what the future holds.
Australia, itself has many birth charts, as do many countries. Without getting into an argument, I decided to look at the most recognized date of Australia’s natal chart, which is the date of Australia Day and according to Astrotheme, is set for January 26, 1788, at 6pm in Sydney, Australia. This gives Australia: a Sun at 6 degrees of Aquarius, Moon at 20 degrees of Virgo and ascendant at 17 degrees of Cancer. There are many factors to look at when analyzing a natal chart against the current astrological transits, but a couple things stood out right away. Again, I won’t analyze the whole birth chart( or this article would be too long) but let’s look into a couple of interesting points I noticed right away.
The first is the Ascendant at 17 degrees of Cancer. Cancer, the 4th zodiac sign, deals with: home, the mother, safety, security and nourishment. Australia’s physical attribute lend’s a very motherly and supportive vibe. This Cancer ascendant happens to be opposing the current stellium of Capricorn energy, with Saturn, Pluto and the South Node, all within the sign of the goat. Oppositions( or 180 degree aspects) bring tension and often action or destruction. While oppositions aren’t inherently negative( no aspect is) there is a clue here. The tug of war on how the country’s identity, Ascendant, is being expressed is bumping up with limitation and restructuring of Saturn and the destruction and power of Pluto.The South Node, a karmic and destined point on the moon’s axis, represents: the past, what needs to be released and karma. The South Node in Capricorn opposing Australia’s Cancer ascendant would give such karma and release to the identity of the country, along with immense burden and limitation.
The second factor I see is Australia’s, Uranus, the planet of: shocks, sudden events and surprises, also sits in the country’s first house at 27 degrees of Cancer. Again, we can see the opposition of Uranus to both transit Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, respectively. Uranus opposing Saturn is all about break down of the status quo and immense amounts of tension. Uranus opposing Pluto creates a massive eruption of power and often it comes with little to no warning and can be quite destructive and full on. I often see major occurrences happen when outer planets( in this case Saturn and Pluto) come to make difficult aspects with planets in one’s first house of: the self, identity, and outlook.
So, from an astrological perspective, do I see relief in sight? As both Saturn and Pluto continue to move forward, there will be more separation from the opposition to Australia’s Cancer ascendant. The heavy Cancer/Capricorn energies, are particularly strong right now as we just had the Solar Eclipse in Capricorn and are preparing for the upcoming Lunar Eclipse in Cancer. The upcoming Lunar Eclipse at 20 degrees of Cancer on January 10th, happens to conjunct Australia’s ascendant. Lunar Eclipses are full moon’s with 10x the amount of power and prowess as regular full moons. They signal major and final: endings, completions and manifestations. Is this when relief could manifest? It certainly looks hopeful and promising. As mentioned, there are so many factors to look at and this is just one aspect(although a big one).
I hope you found this article interesting and perhaps learned a thing or two about the power of astro-cartography. Astro-cartography, the analysis of a location’s birth chart, is one of my new services, I will be adding on to my site. Stay tuned as I will be writing more articles explaining other locations and my guidance/predictions.
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Finally, my heart and prayers goes out to all those currently affected by the wildfires. Sending you all so much love and care during this difficult time!