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    23-Mar-2017, 06:40 UT/GMT
    Sun249'16"1n07
    Moon211'39"17s03
    Mercury1754'37"7n50
    Venus618' 7"r10n14
    Mars930'41"14n56
    Jupiter2012'10"r6s26
    Saturn2738' 2"22s05
    Uranus2313'25"8n30
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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
23-Mar-2017, 06:40 UT/GMT
Sun249'16"1n07
Moon211'39"17s03
Mercury1754'37"7n50
Venus618' 7"r10n14
Mars930'41"14n56
Jupiter2012'10"r6s26
Saturn2738' 2"22s05
Uranus2313'25"8n30
Neptune1229'53"7s40
Pluto1911'58"21s10
TrueNode34'50"10n22
Chiron2511'38"1n33
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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