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    Current Planets
    24-Aug-2016, 16:37 UT/GMT
    Sun155'37"10n47
    Moon2549'55"14n18
    Mercury2733'13"2s01
    Venus2323' 4"3n46
    Mars959'24"24s42
    Jupiter2641'38"2n20
    Saturn952'53"20s23
    Uranus2414'31"r8n49
    Neptune1052'24"r8s18
    Pluto1511' 5"r21s18
    TrueNode1246'26"6n46
    Chiron2353'28"r1n37
    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
24-Aug-2016, 16:37 UT/GMT
Sun155'37"10n47
Moon2549'55"14n18
Mercury2733'13"2s01
Venus2323' 4"3n46
Mars959'24"24s42
Jupiter2641'38"2n20
Saturn952'53"20s23
Uranus2414'31"r8n49
Neptune1052'24"r8s18
Pluto1511' 5"r21s18
TrueNode1246'26"6n46
Chiron2353'28"r1n37
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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