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.
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.
Unfortunately 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”  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.
Bowie 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.