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    Current Planets
    19-Apr-2015, 13:18 UT/GMT
    Sun29Aries10'10"11n11
    Moon9Taurus37'19"12n13
    Mercury9Taurus34' 3"15n26
    Venus9Gemini11'19"23n41
    Mars13Taurus50'26"16n04
    Jupiter12Leo46'25"17n53
    Saturn3Sagittarius54' 6"r18s47
    Uranus17Aries11'32"6n11
    Neptune9Pisces3'23"8s52
    Pluto15Capricorn32'40"r20s29
    TrueNode9Libra57'13"r3s57
    Chiron19Pisces44'10"0n02
    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
19-Apr-2015, 13:18 UT/GMT
Sun29Aries10'10"11n11
Moon9Taurus37'19"12n13
Mercury9Taurus34' 3"15n26
Venus9Gemini11'19"23n41
Mars13Taurus50'26"16n04
Jupiter12Leo46'25"17n53
Saturn3Sagittarius54' 6"r18s47
Uranus17Aries11'32"6n11
Neptune9Pisces3'23"8s52
Pluto15Capricorn32'40"r20s29
TrueNode9Libra57'13"r3s57
Chiron19Pisces44'10"0n02
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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