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    1-Jul-2015, 20:27 UT/GMT
    Sun9Cancer41'17"23n05
    Moon6Capricorn30'11"18s16
    Mercury18Gemini57'16"20n52
    Venus21Leo58'31"14n36
    Mars4Cancer53'52"24n06
    Jupiter21Leo43'22"15n05
    Saturn29Scorpio2'54"r17s54
    Uranus20Aries15'29"7n19
    Neptune9Pisces43' 0"r8s39
    Pluto14Capricorn22'55"r20s41
    TrueNode5Libra3'11"r2s00
    Chiron21Pisces31'53"r0n55
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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
1-Jul-2015, 20:27 UT/GMT
Sun9Cancer41'17"23n05
Moon6Capricorn30'11"18s16
Mercury18Gemini57'16"20n52
Venus21Leo58'31"14n36
Mars4Cancer53'52"24n06
Jupiter21Leo43'22"15n05
Saturn29Scorpio2'54"r17s54
Uranus20Aries15'29"7n19
Neptune9Pisces43' 0"r8s39
Pluto14Capricorn22'55"r20s41
TrueNode5Libra3'11"r2s00
Chiron21Pisces31'53"r0n55
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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