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    3-Jul-2015, 03:02 UT/GMT
    Sun10Cancer54'10"22n59
    Moon24Capricorn27'43"16s34
    Mercury20Gemini46'24"21n16
    Venus22Leo48'16"14n11
    Mars5Cancer45' 2"24n04
    Jupiter21Leo57'42"15n00
    Saturn28Scorpio59'22"r17s53
    Uranus20Aries16'58"7n20
    Neptune9Pisces42'12"r8s40
    Pluto14Capricorn21' 1"r20s41
    TrueNode4Libra48'42"r1s55
    Chiron21Pisces31'20"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
3-Jul-2015, 03:02 UT/GMT
Sun10Cancer54'10"22n59
Moon24Capricorn27'43"16s34
Mercury20Gemini46'24"21n16
Venus22Leo48'16"14n11
Mars5Cancer45' 2"24n04
Jupiter21Leo57'42"15n00
Saturn28Scorpio59'22"r17s53
Uranus20Aries16'58"7n20
Neptune9Pisces42'12"r8s40
Pluto14Capricorn21' 1"r20s41
TrueNode4Libra48'42"r1s55
Chiron21Pisces31'20"r0n55
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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