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    Current Planets
    13-Feb-2016, 05:34 UT/GMT
    Sun23Aquarius56'26"13s32
    Moon26Aries23'41"7n25
    Mercury29Capricorn6'51"20s36
    Venus25Capricorn7'25"21s02
    Mars20Scorpio50'10"16s35
    Jupiter21Virgo14'45"r4n47
    Saturn15Sagittarius1'19"20s56
    Uranus17Aries33'34"6n20
    Neptune8Pisces54'17"8s58
    Pluto16Capricorn28'16"20s54
    TrueNode22Virgo1'57"3n10
    Chiron19Pisces25'36"0n22
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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
13-Feb-2016, 05:34 UT/GMT
Sun23Aquarius56'26"13s32
Moon26Aries23'41"7n25
Mercury29Capricorn6'51"20s36
Venus25Capricorn7'25"21s02
Mars20Scorpio50'10"16s35
Jupiter21Virgo14'45"r4n47
Saturn15Sagittarius1'19"20s56
Uranus17Aries33'34"6n20
Neptune8Pisces54'17"8s58
Pluto16Capricorn28'16"20s54
TrueNode22Virgo1'57"3n10
Chiron19Pisces25'36"0n22
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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