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    Current Planets
    31-Oct-2014, 12:22 UT/GMT
    Sun8Scorpio0' 4"14s10
    Moon13Aquarius14'37"12s14
    Mercury19Libra30'26"5s42
    Venus9Scorpio34'57"13s54
    Mars3Capricorn45'30"24s53
    Jupiter20Leo21'34"15n17
    Saturn23Scorpio49' 4"16s51
    Uranus13Aries35'37"r4n43
    Neptune4Pisces52' 5"r10s25
    Pluto11Capricorn22'17"20s40
    TrueNode19Libra7'53"7s29
    Chiron13Pisces21'23"r1s58
    Explanations of the symbols
    Chart of the moment
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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-Oct-2014, 12:22 UT/GMT
Sun8Scorpio0' 4"14s10
Moon13Aquarius14'37"12s14
Mercury19Libra30'26"5s42
Venus9Scorpio34'57"13s54
Mars3Capricorn45'30"24s53
Jupiter20Leo21'34"15n17
Saturn23Scorpio49' 4"16s51
Uranus13Aries35'37"r4n43
Neptune4Pisces52' 5"r10s25
Pluto11Capricorn22'17"20s40
TrueNode19Libra7'53"7s29
Chiron13Pisces21'23"r1s58
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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