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    Current Planets
    28-May-2016, 20:26 UT/GMT
    Sun7Gemini54'59"21n37
    Moon29Aquarius37'36"10s06
    Mercury15Taurus49'16"13n00
    Venus5Gemini27'50"20n51
    Mars29Scorpio33'23"r21s30
    Jupiter13Virgo48'48"7n34
    Saturn13Sagittarius31' 4"r20s37
    Uranus23Aries2'14"8n24
    Neptune11Pisces58'11"7s50
    Pluto17Capricorn6'14"r20s55
    TrueNode18Virgo3'25"r4n43
    Chiron24Pisces51'53"1n49
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The national chart of Spain

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Spain's long and fascinating history can be traced back to the Kingdom of the Visigoths, and the creation of the nation itself was effected in 1479 with the marriage of Prince Ferdinand of Aragon and Princess Isabella of Castille.

However, the horoscope which is generally used for modern Spain is based on the inauguration of King Juan Carlos on 22 November 1975, when the Sun was in the deep, passionate, transformative sign of Scorpio. This national horoscope, with Aquarius on the Ascendant, portrays a nation full of creative contradictions: liberal and free-thinking yet rooted in a deeply traditional past and in the mystery of the land itself; progressive and innovative in its vision of the future yet, with Saturn placed in the house of relationships, wary of interference from fellow nations.

Neptune's movement through Aquarius, passing over Spain's Ascendant, along with Pluto in Sagittarius moving across Neptune in the nation's horoscope, is likely to stir up some of these contradictions, especially the issue of just how close a bond Spain really wants and needs with its fellow European states. Idealism may collide with a growing realism about human limits, and natural tolerance and generosity may vie with national pride and a need to retain an independent identity. Some disillusionment over disappointed political, social, and economic ideals may create confusion around Spain's role in Europe and in the world, although this confusion is not likely to be expressed through serious unrest.

However, the tension generated by these transits of Neptune and Pluto over the next few years gradually gives way to the exciting movement of Uranus through Pisces, making benign aspects to the Sun and Mercury in the national horoscope. This seems to reflect a kind of Renaissance, a freeing of intellectual and artistic energy and a renewed pride in the nation's ability to make her mark on the world. It is likely that you, along with anyone else deeply concerned with Spain's future, will find that this creative renewal is well worth waiting for.

Liz Greene, 1999

(Data used: 22 November 1975, 12.45 pm CET, Madrid)

Current Planets
28-May-2016, 20:26 UT/GMT
Sun7Gemini54'59"21n37
Moon29Aquarius37'36"10s06
Mercury15Taurus49'16"13n00
Venus5Gemini27'50"20n51
Mars29Scorpio33'23"r21s30
Jupiter13Virgo48'48"7n34
Saturn13Sagittarius31' 4"r20s37
Uranus23Aries2'14"8n24
Neptune11Pisces58'11"7s50
Pluto17Capricorn6'14"r20s55
TrueNode18Virgo3'25"r4n43
Chiron24Pisces51'53"1n49
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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