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    21-Dec-2014, 05:48 UT/GMT
    Sun29Sagittarius16' 4"23s26
    Moon18Sagittarius22'21"18s30
    Mercury6Capricorn28'30"25s17
    Venus13Capricorn13'56"23s51
    Mars12Aquarius38' 8"18s12
    Jupiter22Leo22'32"r14n49
    Saturn29Scorpio44' 6"18s13
    Uranus12Aries34'12"r4n21
    Neptune5Pisces8'47"10s18
    Pluto12Capricorn47'34"20s39
    TrueNode16Libra26' 6"r6s28
    Chiron13Pisces26'58"2s11
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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
21-Dec-2014, 05:48 UT/GMT
Sun29Sagittarius16' 4"23s26
Moon18Sagittarius22'21"18s30
Mercury6Capricorn28'30"25s17
Venus13Capricorn13'56"23s51
Mars12Aquarius38' 8"18s12
Jupiter22Leo22'32"r14n49
Saturn29Scorpio44' 6"18s13
Uranus12Aries34'12"r4n21
Neptune5Pisces8'47"10s18
Pluto12Capricorn47'34"20s39
TrueNode16Libra26' 6"r6s28
Chiron13Pisces26'58"2s11
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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