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    Current Planets
    1-Feb-2015, 08:59 UT/GMT
    Sun12Aquarius10' 7"17s09
    Moon13Cancer21'15"17n44
    Mercury8Aquarius6'11"r14s45
    Venus5Pisces54'39"10s45
    Mars15Pisces34'37"6s26
    Jupiter18Leo20'50"r16n14
    Saturn3Sagittarius31'41"18s54
    Uranus13Aries17'33"4n39
    Neptune6Pisces20'39"9s52
    Pluto14Capricorn13'45"20s34
    TrueNode11Libra58'31"r4s44
    Chiron15Pisces11'49"1s41
    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
1-Feb-2015, 08:59 UT/GMT
Sun12Aquarius10' 7"17s09
Moon13Cancer21'15"17n44
Mercury8Aquarius6'11"r14s45
Venus5Pisces54'39"10s45
Mars15Pisces34'37"6s26
Jupiter18Leo20'50"r16n14
Saturn3Sagittarius31'41"18s54
Uranus13Aries17'33"4n39
Neptune6Pisces20'39"9s52
Pluto14Capricorn13'45"20s34
TrueNode11Libra58'31"r4s44
Chiron15Pisces11'49"1s41
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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