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    Current Planets
    11-Feb-2016, 07:56 UT/GMT
    Sun22Aquarius1' 1"14s10
    Moon28Pisces47'53"1s03
    Mercury26Capricorn49'43"20s47
    Venus22Capricorn46'30"21s20
    Mars19Scorpio57'12"16s21
    Jupiter21Virgo26'22"r4n42
    Saturn14Sagittarius53'44"20s55
    Uranus17Aries29'12"6n18
    Neptune8Pisces50' 5"8s59
    Pluto16Capricorn24'57"20s54
    TrueNode21Virgo59'31"3n11
    Chiron19Pisces19'11"0n24
    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
11-Feb-2016, 07:56 UT/GMT
Sun22Aquarius1' 1"14s10
Moon28Pisces47'53"1s03
Mercury26Capricorn49'43"20s47
Venus22Capricorn46'30"21s20
Mars19Scorpio57'12"16s21
Jupiter21Virgo26'22"r4n42
Saturn14Sagittarius53'44"20s55
Uranus17Aries29'12"6n18
Neptune8Pisces50' 5"8s59
Pluto16Capricorn24'57"20s54
TrueNode21Virgo59'31"3n11
Chiron19Pisces19'11"0n24
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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