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    Current Planets
    6-May-2016, 02:27 UT/GMT
    Sun15Taurus59'57"16n37
    Moon5Taurus52'42"10n02
    Mercury21Taurus27'16"r19n00
    Venus7Taurus29' 5"12n57
    Mars6Sagittarius44'19"r21s45
    Jupiter13Virgo16'23"r7n51
    Saturn15Sagittarius3'57"r20s48
    Uranus21Aries55' 3"7n59
    Neptune11Pisces38' 9"7s57
    Pluto17Capricorn24'28"r20s52
    TrueNode20Virgo21'51"r3n49
    Chiron24Pisces5'11"1n27
    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
6-May-2016, 02:27 UT/GMT
Sun15Taurus59'57"16n37
Moon5Taurus52'42"10n02
Mercury21Taurus27'16"r19n00
Venus7Taurus29' 5"12n57
Mars6Sagittarius44'19"r21s45
Jupiter13Virgo16'23"r7n51
Saturn15Sagittarius3'57"r20s48
Uranus21Aries55' 3"7n59
Neptune11Pisces38' 9"7s57
Pluto17Capricorn24'28"r20s52
TrueNode20Virgo21'51"r3n49
Chiron24Pisces5'11"1n27
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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