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    31-Jul-2016, 08:14 UT/GMT
    Sun832'58"18n07
    Moon628'20"18n31
    Mercury053'34"11n48
    Venus2329'10"15n05
    Mars297'10"22s45
    Jupiter2157' 3"4n14
    Saturn954'59"r20s18
    Uranus2430'25"r8n55
    Neptune1128'49"r8s04
    Pluto1538'51"r21s12
    TrueNode139' 5"r6n37
    Chiron2445'27"r1n55
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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
31-Jul-2016, 08:14 UT/GMT
Sun832'58"18n07
Moon628'20"18n31
Mercury053'34"11n48
Venus2329'10"15n05
Mars297'10"22s45
Jupiter2157' 3"4n14
Saturn954'59"r20s18
Uranus2430'25"r8n55
Neptune1128'49"r8s04
Pluto1538'51"r21s12
TrueNode139' 5"r6n37
Chiron2445'27"r1n55
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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