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    Current Planets
    11-Feb-2016, 19:31 UT/GMT
    Sun22Aquarius30'19"14s01
    Moon5Aries50'19"1n10
    Mercury27Capricorn23'54"20s45
    Venus23Capricorn22'16"21s16
    Mars20Scorpio10'42"16s24
    Jupiter21Virgo23'28"r4n43
    Saturn14Sagittarius55'41"20s55
    Uranus17Aries30'18"6n18
    Neptune8Pisces51' 9"8s59
    Pluto16Capricorn25'48"20s54
    TrueNode21Virgo59'55"3n10
    Chiron19Pisces20'49"0n23
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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
11-Feb-2016, 19:31 UT/GMT
Sun22Aquarius30'19"14s01
Moon5Aries50'19"1n10
Mercury27Capricorn23'54"20s45
Venus23Capricorn22'16"21s16
Mars20Scorpio10'42"16s24
Jupiter21Virgo23'28"r4n43
Saturn14Sagittarius55'41"20s55
Uranus17Aries30'18"6n18
Neptune8Pisces51' 9"8s59
Pluto16Capricorn25'48"20s54
TrueNode21Virgo59'55"3n10
Chiron19Pisces20'49"0n23
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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