Sun Conjunct/Quincunx Uranus ~ Kooks

Sun conjunct or quincunx Uranus gives an individual a strong life mission to individuate and help others to do so too. The native as a child felt compelled to stake their claim on their own personality as opposed to that of their fathers. This often alienates them from their family, worrying if they get too close to the father, they might loose a part of themselves. Sun/Uranus wants to keep themselves together, lest Saturn (representing ‘big daddy’ in the collective) swipes off their testicles and throws them into the sea…

The castration myth unconsciously simmers away in these subjects, which is why there is often a lifelong rebellion against figures of authority. In the sky Uranus replaced Saturn at the end of the solar system (At least for a while.) So there is always a rivalry between the past and future with these folk. They have a primal need to overthrow tradition, to shock and awe and to break through barriers. They are sky gods and enlighteners. The interesting thing about this combination is that it is often a lot more resistance to personal change than you would expect. This is because they do things in their own way, in their own time and want complete freedom in doing so. When it comes to adapting to someone else’s timetable, well… No. If Sun conjunct Uranus needs to change anything in their lives, it has to be their own decision.

Decisive Utopians

If they are about to make a decision and you are in agreement, it’s really best not to let them know as they are likely to do the very opposite! Its not that they deliberately want to be contrary, its just that even a hint of feeling like they are not in control of their own destiny has them grabbing for their privates. In their mind you are holding a great big sickle in your hand… Decision comes from the Latin ‘decidere’, to cut off.

Sun conjunct or quincunx Uranus is not known for its empathy and bedside manner, but it will go out of his way to champion the underdog. Of course these folk are natural reformers and a gravity towards societies outsiders. They feel empathy for those who have been oppressed and bullied by big daddy Saturn, if this has been a feature of their own childhood.

No Dimmer Switch

These subjects tend to take the most radical line politically as they don’t seem to have a dimmer switch. One area that Sun conjunct Uranus excels in is computers and the internet. They love the fact there are no Saturn boundaries, and that this futuristic science can cut through tradition and class barriers. No snobby door policies or exclusive university libraries here. The internet is totality free and all avatars are equal.

I like to call the quincunx the ‘kinky quincunx’ because it definitely plays out in quite a kooky way. So with Sun quincunx Uranus, the quincunx part is going to make Uranus even more contrary, offensive and rebellious. Sun quincunx Uranus also brings a fluidness in terms of gender and sexuality. The development of a-sexuality and the modification from the word ‘Gay’ or ‘Lesbian’, to the now LGBTQ definition seems a Sun quincunx Uranus phenomena. Indeed it is the ‘Questioning’ quincunx! Negatively, ideas and actions can become ‘warped’, or (in the case of Marquis De Sade below), perverted.

Moon/Uranus ~ (In)*Conjunct Aspects

Sun Conjunct Uranus

Le Corbusier was a French architect, urban planner and designer who was a major influence between 1920 and 1968. A pioneer of modern architecture, he was a true humanitarian, dedicated to improving living conditions for the inner city slums dwellers. “Charles-Edouard Jeanneret adopted Le Corbusier (an altered form of his maternal grandfather’s name, Lecorbésier) as a pseudonym, reflecting his belief that anyone could reinvent himself.” ~ Wiki.

Sun conjunct UranusUnfortunately Le Corbusier’s clean lines and high tech solutions did not work as urban solutions. His sterile high-rise buildings ended up isolating the poor and destroying the heart of the communities they had replaced. He is good example of Sun conjunction Uranus’s good intentions suffering from being rather too detached from real life. However his space-age designs did work splendidly as office buildings and as museums. While his unfussy and funky furniture was perfect for the swinging sixties. “Chairs are architecture, sofas are bourgeois”. ~ Le Corbusier.

More Sun Conjunct Uranus: Saddam Hussein, Angela Merkel, Helmut Kohl, Rudy Guiliani, Oswald Mosey, William Lily, Howard Hughes, Alois Alziemers, Patrick Moore, Meryl Streep, Cilla Black, Ricki Lake, Omar Shariff, Lindsay Wagner, Willem Dafoe, Keanu Reeves, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rosanna Arquette, Jerry Lewis, Gladys Knight, Roy Orbison, Nick Drake, Dr. Theodore John Kaczynski, Beau Brummell, William Cowper, Vienna, Quebec, Lockerbie Flight Disaster, David & Victoria Beckham Davison.

Sun Quincunx Uranus

David Bowie is known for the constant re-invention (Uranus) of his self-image (Sun). Of course Uranus rules change and Bowie even released a single called ‘Changes’. Bowie is a perfect example of individualism gone mad. There was never a time where he conformed to the mainstream and was always ahead of the game in terms of his images and music style. Liking to keep people guessing in terms of his sexuality, Bowie “mined sexual intrigue for its ability to shock” [1] which would also be a Uranian trait. With Bowie though, you couldn’t really put him in any one box, and that seems to be the signature of this aspect.

Sun conjunct quincunx UranusBowie wore elaborate clothes and make up, but he wasn’t transgender. He is a pinup for the LGBTQ community but admitted “he was a closet heterosexual.” In 1976 as the persona of ‘The Thin White Duke’ Bowie raved about fascism and its positive points, expressing an admiration for Adolf Hitler.

Later in the 1980’s David flipped over again, speaking publicly about racism and denouncing fascism. The videos of ‘China Girl.’ and ‘Let’s Dance’ were statements aimed at MTV which at the time did not cover many black musicians. Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ was released in 1969 and featured a futuristic sounding stylophone. Bowie was very influential on the New Romantic/New Wave synthesizer groups of the early 80’s.

More Sun Quincunx Uranus: Wikileaks, Nelson Mandela, Prince William, Princess Stephanie Of Monaco, Theodore Roosevelt, Nancy Spungen, Marquis De Sade, Danielle Radcliffe, Ian Holm, Diane Keaton, Ray Liotta, Gene Kelly, Angela Lansbury, Molly Ringwald, Deborah Kerr, Giacomo Puccini, Franz Shubert, Edgar Degas, Andrea Corr, Keith Emerson, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Duke Ellington, James Coburn, Dionne Warwick, Tom Arnold, Diana Mitford, Alfred Adler, Antoine De Saint-Exupery, Victor Hugo, W.C Fields, Rodney King.

^ In the original myth. Saturn is Cronus, son of Uranus.
* The Inconjunct is another word for the quincunx. In traditional astrology, nether the conjunction or the quincunx are technically ‘aspects’ because the planets are too close in distance to ‘see’ the other. The conjunction functions as a blind spot, while the quincunx an adjustment. They share the ‘blindness’,so that is why I have grouped them together. Aspectare is Latin for ‘To observe’, or look at attentively.

17 thoughts on “Sun Conjunct/Quincunx Uranus ~ Kooks

  1. Very nice, that’s me alright. Sun conjunct Uranus in Leo in 5th. Been fighting authority all my life. Left country and family, friends. Been doing computer programming since 1976. Quit ICT in 1988 when it became mainstream to fight Microsoft (the new Saturn in IT land) and all things electrical and wireless. Became vegetarian and yogi until even that was mainstream. Moved to a more than Catholic country to fight the big black dressed boys. They didn’t notice though. And yes, very rigid on the level of personal transformation, but always willing to push others over the cliff.

    1. Oh dear. He did push me over the cliff. It was very confusing. Never sure where he’s at even though he seems rigid in his lifestyle.

  2. This reminds me of the mental/emotional picture of the Homeopathic remedy Causticum. Are there any physical ailments implied by this aspect? Perhaps they might correspond too.

    1. Nervous system problems or breakdowns are common as far as I know, migraines maybe.

    2. He told me, the sun uranus conjunct that is, that he is always jumpy. He has an easy chair but said even when sitting there his legs are always moving. Sextiles his moon in gemini so he is very tied into his family, sometimes I think too much so. Everything gets run up against the family counsel. He has some heart problems and a bout with prostrate cancer in his 50s. Father died young, alcohol related heart issues, so I guess it could have to do with his mother that he remains distant. Doesn’t do relationships and is very set in his ways. Not a profile of sun uranus, just my one experience.

  3. My younger son has this aspect with Sun in 9th and Uranus in 10th Pisces. At 9 years old he already has a definite affinity for the internet and technology … wants his own YouTube channel so that he can get a million followers and make loads of money…. He’s a funny little guy when he covers his “chicken nuggets” as he calls them. 🙂
    Thanks again for another insightful aspect analysis.

  4. I never quite got the saturn uranus myth. Probably could not get by the graphic-ness of it. That could be my cut and dry mercury uranus aspect. Was cruising through The Yod Book this week by Karen Hamakder-Zondag where the myth was explained as the intolerance of the parent toward the ‘imperfect child.’ ie. the child who isn’t how they want them to be. Their idea of perfection. Bingo! And yegads and there are people with ammo killing people who don’t fit their idea of perfection. That pristine thing seemed very attractive to my virgo-ness. But I have jupiter in virgo too. I am always wondering, and wandering and running into things. I can be clumsy and sloppy in my learning process. I belly laugh and blurt and toss ideas out there. Not perfect but human.

    With all my water planets my growth process has gone from screaming at the top of my lungs when it comes at me. To outwardly defending myself (totally unproductive). To dealing with alot of emotional pain from the lack of acceptance. To detaching emotionally. To realizing a rogue when I meet one. But I still have an inner judge that is forming a ‘you ain’t all that’ opinion to myself. But then, aren’t I judging the uranian as imperfect. I think I am learning to cut people more slack. It’s just their schtick. It is what it is. That’s very uranian, but I don’t want to inflict that on others because I know how that feels. Lack of latitude is not good for me. I need some space to be. One of my close cohorts has uranus transiting her mercury and venus in aries. I get it now. She’s on a beeline. Anything out of her idea of what it should be is stupid, crazy, intolerable, unacceptable. Used to be if I was in her neighborhood I could stop in. Now I never know ever since she came to the door and yelled at me, ‘I had to get out of my chair to come to the door.’ Say what? So I stopped going there and then she grumbled, ‘you never come to see me any more.’ ???

    Gots a natal yod. Moon sextile sun jupiter yodded by chiron. Ouchiehuahua. Chiron opposes natal uranus in sun ruled leo. I see how it played alright. That demand for perfection, how I want it, when I want it, it can shut a person down. I just never will be perfect enough for some people. Ahhhhh! Nice release. And I sure the heck don’t want to inflict my inner judgemental dialogue on anyone else. I may not be able to comply but I can walk on by.

  5. Great delineation of Uranus/Sun conjunction, truly, rebels with or without causes that need to be approached through the coyote consciousness.

    I would add, and I understand it’s never possible to get all possible manifestations of an astrological signature in print, that these souls may also choose rebel parents that will be clear and focused on conditioning the child as little as possible. I like to think that the son born to us (see, I already know not to “claim” him as my own!) with Sun/Uranus exact at 5 degrees Aries in 2012, is being given the freedom to explore, discover, and eventually choose his own paths in life as far as safety allows!

    Thanks for all your great offerings here at Darkstar Astrology!

  6. Eeek! This explains much! I don’t know why, but I’ve never paid uranus being conjunct my sun much mind, but when I saw the beginning of this description on your facebook post about it, I knew I had to have this aspect in my chart because you were talking about me perfectly and indeed, there it is in my 11th house, sun conjunct uranus! Thank you for the info, this helps me understand my relationship with my family in a new way.

    1. This is me…. Uranus sun conjunct as part of H5 stellium with venus RX ;( in Scorpio….. I have never come across anotyher until now…. A Uranus sextile sun is closest I have got 😀 All of your description is spot-on Marina 😀

  7. Nice text, I enjoyed. Just a remark, it was Cronos, son of Uranus, whom castreted his father and took his place as ruler. Later Zeus, son of Cronos, survived and took his father’s place.

    1. Thanks I have re-worded it to make it clearer. What I mean by “daddy Saturn” is that Saturn is seen as the big daddy in the collective. The ultimate patriarch.

  8. I saw a tiny bit in a thread in an astrology forum contained something about “bedside manner” and probably the frequent lack thereof regarding forum culture >

    I could’ve imagined they were talking about me… and this little statement reminds me of that:
    -is not known for its empathy and bedside manner

    Since I have an unaspected Sun-Uranus duet, I figure I’m the case study here… I’m not like the Sun square Uranus, those are the rebels. I can contain my outrage at being castrated by lesser more traditional minds. I’m not looking for an authority to defy… but my imagination unfurled would in fact lead to some pretty serious misfortune for said authorities if I would act on it.

  9. It’s an intriguing and apposite description. I find it very useful. I have a Sun conjunct Neptune in my natal chart. Many thanks for sharing it. Have a nice day!

  10. I am a physician (and astrologer, actually) with sun conjunct Uranus (3.5 degrees) in Scorpio. I have been told I have a warm and caring bedside manner, BUT I know that I CAN definitely be abrupt at times. I suspect that is related to Uranus. But I also have a FIFTH house sun-Uranus combo with a pretty tight triune (within 1-3 degrees for the pair) to the ASC in Cancer. The 5th house and triune to ASC seems to give a of LEO energy and warmth to the mix. And with Cancer rising…(progressed now into Leo), I guess the cool and abrupt Uranus-sun combo is usually kept in check. My patients do tend to like me (I think/hope)! And I like them, too! One of the things I notice most about the conjunction in my life is how abrupt things are for me, in general–I’m very prone to sudden starts and stops and surprises and changes of direction. I definitely fit the unique, forward-thinking, does-things-own-way bit. I have to really try something out and see for myself…. I am an individualist. I make my own unique kind of art work (5 house sun and n node, too–I love creating things!). I do my own unique kind of medicine. I like unique people–often fellow Uranian types (even Uranus-conjunct sun types!). I’m quite quirky. Very independent, but also interested in sharing my discoveries with others (p fort in the 3rd in Leo)…Since Uranus is associated with astrology, from my understanding, it also may be one reason why I’m so interested in stars…I enjoy your blog! Have visited a number of times. Thank you for writing and sharing your wisdom. Aloha!

  11. More pleased than I can say to know I share an aspect with David Bowie. 🙂

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