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    Current Planets
    31-Jan-2015, 06:02 UT/GMT
    Sun11Aquarius1'44"17s28
    Moon29Gemini25'19"18n29
    Mercury9Aquarius29'35"r14s28
    Venus4Pisces30'52"11s16
    Mars14Pisces42'11"6s47
    Jupiter18Leo29'40"r16n11
    Saturn3Sagittarius27'12"18s54
    Uranus13Aries15'18"4n38
    Neptune6Pisces18'16"9s53
    Pluto14Capricorn11'36"20s34
    TrueNode12Libra10' 8"r4s49
    Chiron15Pisces8'11"1s42
    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
31-Jan-2015, 06:02 UT/GMT
Sun11Aquarius1'44"17s28
Moon29Gemini25'19"18n29
Mercury9Aquarius29'35"r14s28
Venus4Pisces30'52"11s16
Mars14Pisces42'11"6s47
Jupiter18Leo29'40"r16n11
Saturn3Sagittarius27'12"18s54
Uranus13Aries15'18"4n38
Neptune6Pisces18'16"9s53
Pluto14Capricorn11'36"20s34
TrueNode12Libra10' 8"r4s49
Chiron15Pisces8'11"1s42
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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