Is Australia Aquarian?

You can choose the January 26th, 1788 or February 7th, 1788 charts and Australia is still heavily Aquarian. (If you are heavily Aquarian too, you may feel right at home here.)

How on earth do you find a horoscope for Australia when radiocarbon dating suggests Sydney has been inhabited by indigenous Australians for at least 30,000 years? As the famous saying goes, ‘Always has been, always will be, Aboriginal land.’

All you can really do is look at the country from its modern rebirth. Most leading Australian astrologers use Australia Day, January 26th, 1788. There is an alternative, though, and you may be curious to see it. History tells us the nation was born in its modern form, in a more official way, on the 7th of February 1788.

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Australia astrology chart 26th January 1788


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Australia astrology chart 7th February


Both versions of the country are Aquarian, no matter which chart you use.

Thus, Australia is all about her tribes, communities and teams. Aboriginal Australians. Olympic champion swimmers. Our famous cricketers, like Sir Don Bradman. Groups like AC/DC. She’s all about the group.

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The first speech of Governor Arthur Phillip claiming the new nation for Britain, was made at Sydney Cove at 11.00am on February 7th, 1788.

The Australian Times notes, “Contrary to popular opinion, 26th January was not the day in 1788 on which the proclamation establishing the Colony of New South Wales was read out by Captain Arthur Phillip. That happened 12 days later at a ceremony on 7th February 1788.”

The 26th of January seems to have been a very British drinks party with a Union Jack flag. Only a few officers and men were involved, according to the First Fleet journals and letters. No women were invited. In fact, no female convicts were allowed off the ships and onto the new land, until the 6th of February 1788.

The female ancestors of so many generations of Australians, the founding mothers of the nation, were absent for the flag and the toast on January 26th. So, can we really call that the true birth of the nation? I think not, Sir.

Daniel Southwell was a lieutenant on Sirius in the First Fleet. We have his journal and letters to give us a full account of Australia, as she was born on Thursday, February 7th, 1788, when Governor Phillip made his famous address to the founders of the new nation (with all the women present, natch). Southwell quotes Arthur Bowes, an eyewitness. (These papers are held at the University of Wollongong, Australia.)

“This morning at 11 o’clock all who could leave the ships were summoned on shore, to hear the Governor’s Commission read… A camp table was fixt before them, and two red leather cases laid thereon, containing the Commissions etc.”

As always, in astrology, different charts work for different astrologers. If you’ve read this far you may be curious to see how historic events pan out using the alternative February 7th, 1788, 11.00am, Sydney horoscope.

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Australian Cricket Test Matches are a fixture of the Australian Cricket Calendar

The First Test Match

March 15th, 1877, 1.00pm, Melbourne
Aesculapia is at 21 Aquarius, and Australia has Neptune at 21 Libra.


The Australian equivalent of the BBC was born on July 1st, 1932 at 8.00pm in Sydney.
The chart shows Jupiter at 21 Leo, Juno at 21 Leo and Ceres at 21 Capricorn.
Australia has Neptune at 21 Libra, as above.

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The Japanese Attack Darwin

On February 19th, 1942, Australians were shocked to see 188 Japanese planes attacking Darwin. Australia has the IC at 29 Cancer. The Midheaven at 29 Capricorn and Saturn at 29 Aquarius. The IC and Cancer are both about the homeland, and homes. On the attack, Neptune was at 29 Virgo and the Sun was at 29 Aquarius. They didn’t see it coming.

A second attack on Australia by the Japanese unfolded in Sydney on the evening of May 31st, 1942. This time Diana was at 29 Aries.

War is Over

Australia and New Zealand celebrated the end of the Second World War for the Anzacs on August 15th, 1945 after Japan’s total surrender. You might expect that same crucial degree (29) to be triggered – and it was. Minerva was at 29 Aries and Cupido at 28 Virgo, close by.

The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)

Ah, the Australian sense of humour. The ASX opened on April Fool’s Day – April 1st, 1987 at 10.00am in Sydney.
The Stock Exchange has Pluto at 9 Scorpio, the sign ruling serious finance.
The Australian chart for February 7th shows Psyche at 9 Scorpio.

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Port Arthur

April 28th, 1996, 1.30pm, Port Arthur, Tasmania
A dreadful day which changed Australia’s gun laws forever under the leadership of PM John Howard. Mars was at 26 Aries on the Australian Ascendant at 26 Aries. The Australian chart also shows Uranus close by at 27 Cancer.

The Olympics

September 15th, 2000, 11.09pm, Sydney
Neptune at 4 Aquarius is next to Australia’s pleasure asteroid, Bacchus, at 5 Aquarius in the sign ruling teams. Uranus at 17 Aquarius is close to Australia’s Sun at 18 Aquarius.
It was a fabulous Olympics.


October 12th, 2002, 11.08pm, Kuta, Indonesia
Death at the Sari Club. Pluto was at 15 Sagittarius that night. Australia has Mercury at 14 Aquarius, the Moon at 15 Aquarius and Pluto himself at 15 Aquarius.

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Australia Apologises

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologises for the ‘pain, suffering and hurt’ of Australia’s Aboriginal people.
February 13th, 2008, 9.00am, Canberra.

Apollo, the symbol of leadership, was at 15 Cancer, the sign which rules patriotism. Ceres, was at 15 Taurus. Chiron close by at 16 Aquarius. Hygiea was at 16 Aries. In the Australian chart, we find the Moon and Pluto both at 15 Aquarius – the sign ruling the nation’s different tribes and groups. Mercury is at 14 Aquarius. Venus is at 14 Pisces. Aesculapia is at 14 Pisces.

Edited extract from 2020 Astrology: Your Five-Year Horoscope Guide by Jessica Adams. I am grateful to Stephanie Johnson for all her hard work on the Solar Fire Australia data collection.

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13 Responses

  1. Kia Ora Jessica. So many changes in Aotearoa these past two years. Any thoughts on New Zealand? Including the increasingly strained relationship with Australia?

    1. Yes, I’m looking at the New Zealand and Australia charts. Nothing will really change until Australia replaces the current Prime Minister and government, which is in motion now. The new ANZ relationship is dominated by women, and only when that shifts, will the new partnership take off. It will include the islands and put a new focus on the Climate Emergency. We have quite a few charts for both countries but they all show Aquarius transits, so a mixed collection of men and women, all equal, all different backgrounds, embracing other cultures around both islands. That’s not what we have at the moment, but it will come along after 2023 in particular.

  2. Hi Jessica
    That’s interesting!
    I’m Australian and I’ve got Jupiter in my fourth house – I read that Jupiter in the fourth house brings luck overseas. I’ve been in the U.K. for a few years now. Pre COVID19 I was loving it, I’ve been missing Australia though since the pandemic hit.
    Australia is the future for me although I feel I need to stay in the U.K. still for a bit longer especially now things look more positive here now. What does the astrology say about me in Australia/U.K. ?

    1. Jupiter in the Fourth House does not bring luck overseas; it actually brings luck from/around your home town and homeland. So, for you, Australia. You also have Jupiter in Aquarius, so in the chart system I use, you have it in the Eleventh House of friends and groups! Big difference. So, I’ll work with the fact that you have Jupiter in the Eleventh and just look at relocation separately. Yes you will move by 2026, perhaps more than once, and it would be the revolution that sets you free. It may be Australia but it could easily be another part of Britain or the world, actually. It would happen out of the blue, be quite exciting and unshackle you.

  3. The Australian emphasis on mateship is most definitely Aquarian! How does the Australian chart chime with the troops landing at Gallipoli on Anzac Day? A very important day to both Australia and New Zealand.

    1. That chart for Gallipoli triggers both the many Australian and New Zealand charts as you would expect and is shown by the zodiac sign of Libra – the partnership. That partnership is stretched in April 2021 but long-term it is brought to life in a new way as transiting Pluto in Aquarius forms powerful trines to the Libra placements for both countries. In fact this looks like a new alliance between these nations close by each other, extending to the other islands.

  4. Thanks for this article Jessica. Melbourne and Sydney house prices are skyrocketing. Do you foresee anything in Australia’s chart that could make it easier for a prospective first home buyer to get into the market?! Thank you!

    1. You can and will achieve your first home and it will be with a partner or co-resident of some description. The money is on rural/coastal for you.

  5. Hi Jessica,

    I am a New Zealander and live in Melbourne. My husband is Australian and we often talk about going back to NZ to lIve. Does a move to NZ in the near future show up in my chart? Many thanks!

    1. I don’t have your husband’s chart so can’t really say, as you are both thinking about a permanent relocation together. If you do move, the opportunity would be there by January 2022. After that it fades away. You could easily move one more time from 2026, if you do go to New Zealand by January 2022. It would change your life actually. So – out of New Zealand again.

  6. Thanks Jessica! I’m single so I think the co-residents will be my two kids. All the best.

  7. Hi Jessica
    Any chance you could f do o s reading on China and Australia future? The tension seems to be increasing and I’m r wet wondering where all the trade tension will lead too

    1. China is a good one to watch. I have not checked that chart since 2019, Baroona. In fact, the last time I looked at the Chinese astrology chart, I was seeing a virus. I’m sure you read that feature back in 2019. The chart set for China for 25th December 1947 at 00.00 in Taipei, Taiwan tells you everything you need to know. Uranus at 23 Gemini. Pluto at 22 Leo. Sun at 2 Capricorn. Mercury 26 Sagittarius. Mars at 6 Virgo. It’s interesting how you can see depression in a country’s horoscope and here we have a kind of national depression until 2026. I don’t mean economic. It’s really the impact of Communism and Capitalism together, which makes the Chinese so unhappy. You also have all those boys grown up to be men, in one-child families, which is not good for the mental health of the nation. China will refuse trade, not only with Australia but with the whole world. She will isolate herself. We have Uranus in Taurus until 2026, so this goes on for five more years. Uranus is rejection. Taurus is trade. This is a big ‘No’ from China, as Uranus slowly moves across her chart. The Chinese will also turn their backs on the family and the ancestors. That is the only thing that could help them overcome this national depression but nobody else can make them do it; they have to choose. We are also going to see alcoholism and possibly illegal drug use as a definite risk. Neptune in Pisces is going right across that chart too.

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