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    Current Planets
    31-Jul-2015, 11:56 UT/GMT
    Sun7Leo58'41"18n16
    Moon8Aquarius40'24"14s07
    Mercury16Leo22'55"17n36
    Venus0Virgo2'10"r6n41
    Mars24Cancer29' 9"22n10
    Jupiter27Leo39'39"13n05
    Saturn28Scorpio17' 6"r17s50
    Uranus20Aries29'33"r7n24
    Neptune9Pisces13'13"r8s51
    Pluto13Capricorn40' 1"r20s48
    TrueNode2Libra19'55"r0n56
    Chiron20Pisces57'56"r0n46
    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-Jul-2015, 11:56 UT/GMT
Sun7Leo58'41"18n16
Moon8Aquarius40'24"14s07
Mercury16Leo22'55"17n36
Venus0Virgo2'10"r6n41
Mars24Cancer29' 9"22n10
Jupiter27Leo39'39"13n05
Saturn28Scorpio17' 6"r17s50
Uranus20Aries29'33"r7n24
Neptune9Pisces13'13"r8s51
Pluto13Capricorn40' 1"r20s48
TrueNode2Libra19'55"r0n56
Chiron20Pisces57'56"r0n46
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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