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    Current Planets
    5-Feb-2016, 23:30 UT/GMT
    Sun16Aquarius35'41"15s52
    Moon12Capricorn35'35"17s59
    Mercury21Capricorn5' 7"20s55
    Venus16Capricorn10' 3"22s01
    Mars17Scorpio24'26"15s38
    Jupiter21Virgo56'24"r4n29
    Saturn14Sagittarius30'52"20s53
    Uranus17Aries17'42"6n13
    Neptune8Pisces38'27"9s04
    Pluto16Capricorn15'17"20s55
    TrueNode22Virgo17'29"r3n03
    Chiron19Pisces1'35"0n30
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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
5-Feb-2016, 23:30 UT/GMT
Sun16Aquarius35'41"15s52
Moon12Capricorn35'35"17s59
Mercury21Capricorn5' 7"20s55
Venus16Capricorn10' 3"22s01
Mars17Scorpio24'26"15s38
Jupiter21Virgo56'24"r4n29
Saturn14Sagittarius30'52"20s53
Uranus17Aries17'42"6n13
Neptune8Pisces38'27"9s04
Pluto16Capricorn15'17"20s55
TrueNode22Virgo17'29"r3n03
Chiron19Pisces1'35"0n30
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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