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    Current Planets
    10-Feb-2016, 02:49 UT/GMT
    Sun20Aquarius47'19"14s34
    Moon11Pisces4'56"6s29
    Mercury25Capricorn25'49"20s52
    Venus21Capricorn16'35"21s31
    Mars19Scorpio23' 2"16s11
    Jupiter21Virgo33'32"r4n39
    Saturn14Sagittarius48'45"20s55
    Uranus17Aries26'30"6n17
    Neptune8Pisces47'25"9s00
    Pluto16Capricorn22'48"20s55
    TrueNode21Virgo59'47"r3n10
    Chiron19Pisces15' 8"0n25
    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
10-Feb-2016, 02:49 UT/GMT
Sun20Aquarius47'19"14s34
Moon11Pisces4'56"6s29
Mercury25Capricorn25'49"20s52
Venus21Capricorn16'35"21s31
Mars19Scorpio23' 2"16s11
Jupiter21Virgo33'32"r4n39
Saturn14Sagittarius48'45"20s55
Uranus17Aries26'30"6n17
Neptune8Pisces47'25"9s00
Pluto16Capricorn22'48"20s55
TrueNode21Virgo59'47"r3n10
Chiron19Pisces15' 8"0n25
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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