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    29-Aug-2016, 18:22 UT/GMT
    Sun649'33"9n00
    Moon537'33"15n46
    Mercury292'54"3s16
    Venus2936'16"1n11
    Mars1242'13"25s03
    Jupiter2744'33"1n54
    Saturn959'39"20s25
    Uranus247'53"r8n46
    Neptune1044' 6"r8s21
    Pluto156'49"r21s19
    TrueNode1243'32"r6n47
    Chiron2340'29"r1n32
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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
29-Aug-2016, 18:22 UT/GMT
Sun649'33"9n00
Moon537'33"15n46
Mercury292'54"3s16
Venus2936'16"1n11
Mars1242'13"25s03
Jupiter2744'33"1n54
Saturn959'39"20s25
Uranus247'53"r8n46
Neptune1044' 6"r8s21
Pluto156'49"r21s19
TrueNode1243'32"r6n47
Chiron2340'29"r1n32
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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