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    Current Planets
    18-Apr-2015, 05:32 UT/GMT
    Sun27Aries52'31"10n43
    Moon20Aries9'36"7n01
    Mercury6Taurus51' 5"14n20
    Venus7Gemini39'34"23n23
    Mars12Taurus52'44"15n46
    Jupiter12Leo43'55"17n53
    Saturn3Sagittarius58'20"r18s48
    Uranus17Aries7' 4"6n09
    Neptune9Pisces1'14"8s53
    Pluto15Capricorn32'45"r20s29
    TrueNode9Libra58'55"r3s57
    Chiron19Pisces40' 7"0n00
    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
18-Apr-2015, 05:32 UT/GMT
Sun27Aries52'31"10n43
Moon20Aries9'36"7n01
Mercury6Taurus51' 5"14n20
Venus7Gemini39'34"23n23
Mars12Taurus52'44"15n46
Jupiter12Leo43'55"17n53
Saturn3Sagittarius58'20"r18s48
Uranus17Aries7' 4"6n09
Neptune9Pisces1'14"8s53
Pluto15Capricorn32'45"r20s29
TrueNode9Libra58'55"r3s57
Chiron19Pisces40' 7"0n00
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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