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    Current Planets
    29-May-2016, 23:53 UT/GMT
    Sun9Gemini0'49"21n48
    Moon15Pisces14'42"5s35
    Mercury16Taurus23'58"13n08
    Venus6Gemini52'10"21n08
    Mars29Scorpio9'43"r21s28
    Jupiter13Virgo52'48"7n32
    Saturn13Sagittarius26' 1"r20s37
    Uranus23Aries5'15"8n25
    Neptune11Pisces58'46"7s50
    Pluto17Capricorn5' 0"r20s56
    TrueNode18Virgo3'17"4n43
    Chiron24Pisces53'36"1n49
    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
29-May-2016, 23:53 UT/GMT
Sun9Gemini0'49"21n48
Moon15Pisces14'42"5s35
Mercury16Taurus23'58"13n08
Venus6Gemini52'10"21n08
Mars29Scorpio9'43"r21s28
Jupiter13Virgo52'48"7n32
Saturn13Sagittarius26' 1"r20s37
Uranus23Aries5'15"8n25
Neptune11Pisces58'46"7s50
Pluto17Capricorn5' 0"r20s56
TrueNode18Virgo3'17"4n43
Chiron24Pisces53'36"1n49
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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