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    4-May-2015, 06:33 UT/GMT
    Sun13Taurus29'36"15n53
    Moon14Scorpio51'53"13s26
    Mercury4Gemini10'57"23n31
    Venus25Gemini54'46"25n50
    Mars24Taurus25'58"19n06
    Jupiter13Leo35' 9"17n37
    Saturn2Sagittarius59'47"r18s36
    Uranus17Aries59'53"6n29
    Neptune9Pisces24'25"8s45
    Pluto15Capricorn28'25"r20s30
    TrueNode9Libra43'12"r3s51
    Chiron20Pisces25'18"0n19
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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
4-May-2015, 06:33 UT/GMT
Sun13Taurus29'36"15n53
Moon14Scorpio51'53"13s26
Mercury4Gemini10'57"23n31
Venus25Gemini54'46"25n50
Mars24Taurus25'58"19n06
Jupiter13Leo35' 9"17n37
Saturn2Sagittarius59'47"r18s36
Uranus17Aries59'53"6n29
Neptune9Pisces24'25"8s45
Pluto15Capricorn28'25"r20s30
TrueNode9Libra43'12"r3s51
Chiron20Pisces25'18"0n19
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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