Here are some examples.
A radical is a person who shows a strong political stand point, like Berlusconi. Berlusconi (see his chart… ) has Mercury inconjunct Uranus and quintile Pluto and he keeps saying the 'wrong' words; the kind of words that journalists all over the world are so fond of because they fill the newspapers. The combination of Mercury, Uranus and Pluto is reflecting radical ideas. Radical opinions were also expressed by Theo van Gogh and Pim Fortuyn. They had Mercury conjunct Uranus/Pluto (and both were murdered because of their opinions). Pluto sometimes means 'danger' and Mercury-Uranus is the combination for differences of opinion...
How about Cat Stevens? He changed his name into Yousouf Islam and has the Sun between Uranus and Pluto.
I am also thinking about the change in the life of Father Damian (whose chart you can see in the linked post here…. He had Sun square Pluto and sextile Uranus.
MORE RADICAL OR EXPLICIT THAN OTHERS
When there are fewer voters, of course the more radical minded persons become active politicians easier than other persons do. That is why you see a minister in the Dutch government with Sun semi square Uranus/Pluto (who is of course also rather controversial:). George W. Bush and Netanjahu have Sun in hard aspect with Uranus/Pluto. Osama Bin Laden's Aries Point is connected to Uranus/Pluto. Even John F. Kennedy had Uranus/Pluto square Sun!
In times of conservatism, the Uranus-Pluto person might be ultra left. Today, when most of the western democracies seem to be operating on the originally left side of the political spectrum, the rebel (Uranus-Pluto) is often seen as ultra right. The controversial politician Geert Wilders lives in safe houses since the murder of Theo van Gogh. In his chart Uranus and Pluto rise before the Sun. Uranus and Pluto together often provoke the enemy and/or forces to or obliges a new life style. The Australian conservative Tony Abbott has a Scorpio Sun (the equavilent of a Sun-Pluto; Scorpio is ruled by Pluto) square Uranus. The progressed Sun of Abbott is now conjunct Pluto and square Saturn and those are difficult aspects for a politician.
One of the worlds' most controversial persons is Christopher Monckton. See the news about him on the Guardian. He is an ultra right conservative and known for his views on AIDS and climate change.
After attending one of Monckton's talks, Ethan Baron of the Canadian newspaper The Province criticised Monckton's assertions as the product of a "whacked-out, far-right ideology, combined with an ego the size of the Antarctic ice sheet."Wow! Neptune (the one that offers a negative view) was conjunct his natal Sun and Progressed Sun was opposition Neptune last year, when he was an anti-climate change activist (Mars is oriental for acting). It is no surprise to astrologers that his Sun is sesquisquare Uranus, the symbol of controversy, upheaval and being different than the rest of the group (in this case: aristocrats, peers). Mr. Monckton wants to change the world or reshape the world according to his dreams, in a rather radical way. This is being reflected by the combination of the aspects of the Sun:
- sesquisquare Uranus (change)
- trine Neptune (ideals)
- opposition Pluto (transformation)
- sesquisquare Quaoar(new worlds)
Again you see the combination of Uranus and Pluto.
One more example of the radical change that Uranus-Pluto might reflect:
In 1966 there was a conjunction of Uranus and Pluto. This revolutionary combination made a sqaure with Mao Zedong's progressed Sun. Did his life change? Maybe not much. But it changed China: the cultural revolution.
The Russian October Revolution was with Uranus sesquisquare Pluto!
The midpoint Uranus/Pluto in a natal chart is the point where your own 'radicalism' is cantered. When the progressed Sun or Midheaven reaches that point, your lifestyle or goals might change in a revolutionary way, or you are being forced or urged to consider doing so. There is also an hughe chance of changes when Uranus and Pluto make (separate) aspects with planets or angles by transit. See the post about indications for changes.
Michael Jackson is another example of the influence of Uranus/Pluto. He was and is one of the most controversial artists in the worlds' history. In the natal chart Uranus and Pluto are on either side of Mercury and Venus. The four planets are rising before his Sun. Could we read this as a controversial (Uranus-Pluto) vocal talent (Venus+Mercury) focussed on a radical renewal of vocal entertainment?
I corrected the earlier guess chart of MJ to 23:50. You see, Michael Jackson's hair got on fire on June 27, 1999. In a 23:50 chart that is with progressed Ascendant sextile Mars and transit Uranus trine Ascendant (reflecting the perfect moment for an accident) and transit Neptune sextile Midheaven. Also progressed Mars is inconjunct Neptune, 75 degrees from the natal Moon and square natal Pluto (for getting hurt). It was shortly after progressed Sun trine Midheaven.
Here is the chart with transits and progressions of the day of death. When he died transit Saturn was square natal Ascendant, at the lowest part of the chart, a rather important spot in the circle. Also Saturn is ruling the eight house (see the chart below). The Moon in Pisces remains on top.!His true hour of birth is still not known!.
*) See ‘Astrological signs of changing times’ on this blog http://astropost.blogspot.com/2009/06/astrological-signs-of-changing-times.html
Terrorism is one of the most extreme ways to express Mars combination with Uranus and Pluto, mixing aggression with violence and explosives. See Astromarkt for more about Mars-Uranus and Mars-Pluto combinations.