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    Current Planets
    22-May-2015, 19:40 UT/GMT
    Sun1Gemini24' 0"20n26
    Moon28Cancer56'19"15n40
    Mercury12Gemini37' 3"r22n29
    Venus16Cancer1'53"25n13
    Mars7Gemini31'39"21n58
    Jupiter15Leo25'31"17n04
    Saturn1Sagittarius39'20"r18s21
    Uranus18Aries54'57"6n50
    Neptune9Pisces42' 9"8s38
    Pluto15Capricorn14'40"r20s32
    TrueNode8Libra29'51"r3s22
    Chiron21Pisces4'50"0n38
    Explanations of the symbols
    Chart of the moment
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The national chart of Italy

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The republic of Italy was born in 1946 under the versatile, communicative sign of Gemini. Pluto, as it moves through Sagittarius, presents major challenges to this country's political, financial, and social structures, offering the possibility of a total transformation of outlook with greater stability and the fulfilment of many cherished social ideals. However, it would seem that this potential, because of Pluto's delving quality, can only be achieved if there is greater transparency and openness on the part of both government and people.

Italy's birth chart reflects the double-edged gift of an intense and enormously creative individuality coupled with a propensity to shroud many things from prying eyes. It is this inclination toward secrecy, reflected in many areas of Italian life and government, which may be challenged by Pluto, and old sores and grievances inherited from the past may need to be brought into the open and re-evaluated so that the innate optimism, idealism and generosity expressed by the fine aspect between the Sun and Jupiter in this birth chart can be anchored in positive changes which benefit everyone.

Uranus, also a harbinger of change and progress, is crossing the area of Italy's chart which reflects its past, and this too suggests that many issues - both religious and social - need to be finally confronted and transformed. Italy's Scorpio Moon, hidden away in the area of the chart concerned with ancestral inheritance, suggests that old wounds linger for a long time, and so does the people's mistrust of authority, whether religious or political. The cleansing and inspirational energies of both Pluto and Uranus could provide the possibility for the healing of these wounds.

Whether or not you are personally in sympathy with the kinds of changes now on the horizon, this is one of the countries most powerfully affected by important planetary movements in the next decade, and the potential for positive change and the expression of each individual citizen's creative gifts is enormous.

Liz Greene, 1999

(Data used: 10 June 1946, 4.00 pm GMT, Rome)

Current Planets
22-May-2015, 19:40 UT/GMT
Sun1Gemini24' 0"20n26
Moon28Cancer56'19"15n40
Mercury12Gemini37' 3"r22n29
Venus16Cancer1'53"25n13
Mars7Gemini31'39"21n58
Jupiter15Leo25'31"17n04
Saturn1Sagittarius39'20"r18s21
Uranus18Aries54'57"6n50
Neptune9Pisces42' 9"8s38
Pluto15Capricorn14'40"r20s32
TrueNode8Libra29'51"r3s22
Chiron21Pisces4'50"0n38
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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