The Astrology of Milo Yiannopoulos

Controversial figures are what we thrive on here, and Milo definitely fits that description. He was one of the first to be “canceled,” and now is involved in a major Trump/Tim Pool/Kanye West scandal. I think it’s worth taking a look at this man, especially because he is lauded as a possible genius in his field, despite his shortcomings. Let’s see what the great celestial clock has to say about him.

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Milo Yiannopoulos
Photo: Lucian Wintrich, Wikicommons

Born to the name Milo Hanrahan, he is most famous for his right-wing activism, his involvement in Gamergate, and his time writing for Breitbart News. A gay man, himself, his most prominent arguments are often in relation to criticism of the feminist movement. A contrarian at heart, let’s go ahead and begin to look at what makes him tick.

Unfortunately, this is another chart we don’t have a birth time for, so calculation of the ascendant and houses are out. But, there’s still plenty to expound upon.

Of those “pop out” aspects that immediately catch my eye, is Sun conjunct Mercury, both conjunct Pluto. This is a powerhouse combination. Outer planets have special importance, whether in transit in our daily lives, or in our natal charts. When Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto (Jupiter is considered trans-personal), are in major aspect to our inner planets such as Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars, they create very meaningful effects. And when they are conjunct the Sun, Moon, ascendant, or descendant, they even have special names: they are called “alien constructs.”

When an outer planet is conjunct the Sun, this is called an Alien Power Construct. When they are conjunct the Moon, this is called an Alien Vessel Construct. And when they are conjunct the ascendant (the most potent and important), they are an Alien Instrument. In this instance, Milo has a Power Construct, which is no small point of concern.

Sun conjunct Pluto is something that often accompanies public scorn. Pluto is “the god that other gods avoid.” Pluto, or Hades, was avoided by the other gods in mythology. Even ancient peoples avoided saying his name. Hence, he is the projection of everything we find to be negative and evil in our lives, everything we turn our faces from, even if we are wrong about our projections. You will find many famous and infamous people with Pluto Constructs, which is fitting because we often look to those with fame and then heap our scorn upon them, deserved or not.

But, the essential meaning of Sun conjunct Pluto is that of true power. We see someone very capable, an operator, and it often disturbs us. We can see the skill with which they conduct their lives and business, and this makes us ill at ease. However, it is sometimes our own insecurities that cause this paranoia. Some people who are excellent at their work are praised. So, why do we go out of our way to push these folks down? It is the presence of Pluto which causes it. He makes us suspicious.

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Shady.
Photo: Zach Heiberg, Unsplash

But this is exactly the kind of aspect that we would expect from someone who has done what Milo has done. And further, with Mercury, the god of communication, thinking, and logic involved, we have someone competent and willing to get to the bottom of anything, any topic, even if the public doesn’t want to hear it. And that’s the point. The amount of depth and truth he is willing to unearth bothers some. Mercury conjunct Pluto is an aspect of extreme depth of the mind. It is the investigator, the intelligence agent, the one who digs, and digs, and digs, even if the truth isn’t pretty.

No, it is not lost on me that this is a lot of time spent on just a few aspects. But, it is important and appropriate that I do, as it is central to Milo’s character and the nation’s reaction that has put him where he is today.

Oh, but there is more. All of these planets are also in a positive sixty-degree sextile aspect to his Mars conjunct Jupiter. So, there are several overlapping aspects to take into account.

Mars conjunct Jupiter is an aspect of abundance. Mars, the god of war and anger, is together with the god of luck, indulgence, and amplification. Whatever Jupiter touches is increased a hundredfold, and we have talked about this in many articles previously. So, if Sun, Mercury, and Pluto are all in aspect to this, you have a massive magnification of the prior characteristics!

Mars conjunct Jupiter is something that represents endless amounts of confidence, energy, and positivity. It makes everything that is Mars that much bigger and infused with luck. So, in aspect to Pluto the Sun, we include the ego in that equation. With Mercury, we include the mind. And with Pluto, we include extreme intensity! What a combo!

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Boundless enthusiasm.
Photo: Madison Oren, Unsplash

As this article has broached parts of astrology I have not previously gone over, it is fitting that this next type of aspect comes up: the unaspected planet. Yes, it is really a thing. Some planets fall in such a way that they make no major aspects to other planets in the chart. This leaves them alone and isolated, with no way to really express themselves. But, they also intensify in their meaning and essential action. There are both pros and cons to this.

An unaspected planet, in general, is one that does not understand its intended purpose. If Mercury is unaspected, it is extremely insecure about its intelligence and thinks in a way that is very foreign to others. However, an unaspected planet is really untapped potential. Once they understand that their perceived weaknesses are actually strengths, they can come out the other side swinging. This process is usually activated by a major, outer planet transit such as Saturn, as Saturn matures what he touches.

With Milo, his unaspected Saturn actually delves deep into his insecurities, all the way back to the father and also his sexual assault by a priest. An unaspected Saturn undermines all security and self-esteem. There is no sense of boundary. There is no true discipline.

Chaos.
Photo: Markus Spiske, Unsplash

But, once matured by an outer planet transit, there can be extreme ambition. And that is what we see with Milo. He has transformed his past into something that skyrocketed him to fame, and now infamy. However, anyone familiar with his work can say that he is truly good at what he does.

Bringing things back down to the usual tone, we interpret Mercury sextile Neptune, loosely conjunct Jupiter. This gives Milo a great artist’s bent, with plenty of creativity to go around. His eloquent speech is evidence of this with a large, rich vocabulary.

And then, Mercury square his Moon. Not a lot of complexity here, as his thoughts are out of sync with his feelings and “id.” This is clearly the case. For many years, he has struggled with his conservative, Christian beliefs and reconciling that with his homosexual tendencies. I don’t think this is rocket science. Regardless of what you think about either of these, his inner world is obviously hard to harmonize.

Finally, ending on a big note, we have Milo’s second unaspected planet! Truly, he is a different sort of person. He has Uranus, the planet of rebellion and insight, unaspected as well! And you thought I was going to go out with a whimper…

An unaspected Uranus is very interesting. It can cause exceedingly volatile effects in the person’s life, varying from periods of near compulsive need for utter liberty of all limitation, and sometimes tending toward the avant-garde and outskirts elements of society, to an era of near desideratum for social value. And honestly, this is on display for all to see in Milo’s life as well. His requirement for both shock value and freedom is hardly in question.

Avante-garde and weirdness.
Photo: Jakob Owens, Unsplash

Although this article has ventured outside its usual lines, I hope I have introduced new concepts to the average leader. There is so much to the realm of astrology that we hardly begin to scratch the surface in most installments. But, Milo Yiannopoulos is a very interesting case study that allows us to look at a wider scope than we are used to. I hope it has been enlightening.

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