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    Current Planets
    3-May-2016, 14:01 UT/GMT
    Sun13Taurus33'32"15n54
    Moon28Pisces8'13"1s22
    Mercury22Taurus36'40"r19n54
    Venus4Taurus23' 2"11n52
    Mars7Sagittarius17' 1"r21s44
    Jupiter13Virgo18'34"r7n50
    Saturn15Sagittarius12'45"r20s49
    Uranus21Aries46'56"7n56
    Neptune11Pisces34'59"7s58
    Pluto17Capricorn25'41"r20s51
    TrueNode20Virgo31' 2"r3n45
    Chiron23Pisces58'41"1n24
    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
3-May-2016, 14:01 UT/GMT
Sun13Taurus33'32"15n54
Moon28Pisces8'13"1s22
Mercury22Taurus36'40"r19n54
Venus4Taurus23' 2"11n52
Mars7Sagittarius17' 1"r21s44
Jupiter13Virgo18'34"r7n50
Saturn15Sagittarius12'45"r20s49
Uranus21Aries46'56"7n56
Neptune11Pisces34'59"7s58
Pluto17Capricorn25'41"r20s51
TrueNode20Virgo31' 2"r3n45
Chiron23Pisces58'41"1n24
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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