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    2-Sep-2015, 00:24 UT/GMT
    Sun9Virgo14'32"8n06
    Moon24Aries44'29"7n37
    Mercury6Libra10'59"4s20
    Venus14Leo45'52"r9n11
    Mars15Leo25'51"17n18
    Jupiter4Virgo40'37"10n37
    Saturn29Scorpio2'23"18s08
    Uranus19Aries57'27"r7n11
    Neptune8Pisces22'54"r9s11
    Pluto13Capricorn6'26"r20s56
    TrueNode1Libra5'53"0n26
    Chiron19Pisces41' 7"r0n18
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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
2-Sep-2015, 00:24 UT/GMT
Sun9Virgo14'32"8n06
Moon24Aries44'29"7n37
Mercury6Libra10'59"4s20
Venus14Leo45'52"r9n11
Mars15Leo25'51"17n18
Jupiter4Virgo40'37"10n37
Saturn29Scorpio2'23"18s08
Uranus19Aries57'27"r7n11
Neptune8Pisces22'54"r9s11
Pluto13Capricorn6'26"r20s56
TrueNode1Libra5'53"0n26
Chiron19Pisces41' 7"r0n18
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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