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    25-May-2016, 09:36 UT/GMT
    Sun4Gemini36'15"21n03
    Moon14Capricorn39'13"18s09
    Mercury14Taurus38'35"12n52
    Venus1Gemini13'19"19n55
    Mars0Sagittarius45'48"r21s35
    Jupiter13Virgo38' 3"7n39
    Saturn13Sagittarius46'12"r20s39
    Uranus22Aries52'54"8n21
    Neptune11Pisces56'11"7s51
    Pluto17Capricorn9'46"r20s55
    TrueNode18Virgo18'16"r4n37
    Chiron24Pisces46'17"1n46
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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
25-May-2016, 09:36 UT/GMT
Sun4Gemini36'15"21n03
Moon14Capricorn39'13"18s09
Mercury14Taurus38'35"12n52
Venus1Gemini13'19"19n55
Mars0Sagittarius45'48"r21s35
Jupiter13Virgo38' 3"7n39
Saturn13Sagittarius46'12"r20s39
Uranus22Aries52'54"8n21
Neptune11Pisces56'11"7s51
Pluto17Capricorn9'46"r20s55
TrueNode18Virgo18'16"r4n37
Chiron24Pisces46'17"1n46
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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