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    Current Planets
    5-Aug-2015, 08:55 UT/GMT
    Sun12Leo38'28"17n01
    Moon20Aries11'50"6n24
    Mercury25Leo37'34"14n25
    Venus28Leo24' 9"r6n14
    Mars27Cancer39'30"21n36
    Jupiter28Leo41'38"12n44
    Saturn28Scorpio17'25"17s52
    Uranus20Aries27'47"r7n23
    Neptune9Pisces6'28"r8s54
    Pluto13Capricorn33'43"r20s50
    TrueNode2Libra7'32"0n51
    Chiron20Pisces48'31"r0n43
    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
5-Aug-2015, 08:55 UT/GMT
Sun12Leo38'28"17n01
Moon20Aries11'50"6n24
Mercury25Leo37'34"14n25
Venus28Leo24' 9"r6n14
Mars27Cancer39'30"21n36
Jupiter28Leo41'38"12n44
Saturn28Scorpio17'25"17s52
Uranus20Aries27'47"r7n23
Neptune9Pisces6'28"r8s54
Pluto13Capricorn33'43"r20s50
TrueNode2Libra7'32"0n51
Chiron20Pisces48'31"r0n43
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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