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    Current Planets
    28-Aug-2015, 08:32 UT/GMT
    Sun4Virgo44'18"9n46
    Moon14Aquarius53'26"12s44
    Mercury0Libra51'42"1s34
    Venus16Leo0'34"r8n25
    Mars12Leo27'37"18n08
    Jupiter3Virgo39'49"10n59
    Saturn28Scorpio49'50"18s04
    Uranus20Aries4'47"r7n14
    Neptune8Pisces30'35"r9s08
    Pluto13Capricorn9'50"r20s55
    TrueNode1Libra10'21"r0n28
    Chiron19Pisces53'41"r0n23
    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
28-Aug-2015, 08:32 UT/GMT
Sun4Virgo44'18"9n46
Moon14Aquarius53'26"12s44
Mercury0Libra51'42"1s34
Venus16Leo0'34"r8n25
Mars12Leo27'37"18n08
Jupiter3Virgo39'49"10n59
Saturn28Scorpio49'50"18s04
Uranus20Aries4'47"r7n14
Neptune8Pisces30'35"r9s08
Pluto13Capricorn9'50"r20s55
TrueNode1Libra10'21"r0n28
Chiron19Pisces53'41"r0n23
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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