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    Current Planets
    3-May-2015, 17:17 UT/GMT
    Sun12Taurus57'27"15n44
    Moon7Scorpio58'10"11s50
    Mercury3Gemini30'39"23n22
    Venus25Gemini17'42"25n48
    Mars24Taurus2'18"19n00
    Jupiter13Leo32'39"17n38
    Saturn3Sagittarius2' 2"r18s37
    Uranus17Aries58' 8"6n28
    Neptune9Pisces23'44"8s45
    Pluto15Capricorn28'42"r20s30
    TrueNode9Libra45'23"r3s52
    Chiron20Pisces23'54"0n19
    Explanations of the symbols
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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
3-May-2015, 17:17 UT/GMT
Sun12Taurus57'27"15n44
Moon7Scorpio58'10"11s50
Mercury3Gemini30'39"23n22
Venus25Gemini17'42"25n48
Mars24Taurus2'18"19n00
Jupiter13Leo32'39"17n38
Saturn3Sagittarius2' 2"r18s37
Uranus17Aries58' 8"6n28
Neptune9Pisces23'44"8s45
Pluto15Capricorn28'42"r20s30
TrueNode9Libra45'23"r3s52
Chiron20Pisces23'54"0n19
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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