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    Current Planets
    8-Feb-2016, 01:18 UT/GMT
    Sun18Aquarius41'54"15s13
    Moon11Aquarius19'32"14s06
    Mercury23Capricorn10'28"20s56
    Venus18Capricorn43'44"21s48
    Mars18Scorpio24'17"15s55
    Jupiter21Virgo45'15"r4n34
    Saturn14Sagittarius40' 0"20s54
    Uranus17Aries22' 1"6n15
    Neptune8Pisces42'56"9s02
    Pluto16Capricorn19' 6"20s55
    TrueNode22Virgo5'48"r3n08
    Chiron19Pisces8'20"0n28
    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
8-Feb-2016, 01:18 UT/GMT
Sun18Aquarius41'54"15s13
Moon11Aquarius19'32"14s06
Mercury23Capricorn10'28"20s56
Venus18Capricorn43'44"21s48
Mars18Scorpio24'17"15s55
Jupiter21Virgo45'15"r4n34
Saturn14Sagittarius40' 0"20s54
Uranus17Aries22' 1"6n15
Neptune8Pisces42'56"9s02
Pluto16Capricorn19' 6"20s55
TrueNode22Virgo5'48"r3n08
Chiron19Pisces8'20"0n28
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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