Recently I was listening to a news broadcast about Bill de Blasio, the Mayor elect of New York City. The journalist must have used the word ‘progressive’ at least a dozen times in describing the new mayor’s views. It occurred to me that he must have Uranus, the most ‘progressive’ planet, prominent in his chart. To find out, I did a google search for this birth time and found that Mr. de Blasio “was born on May 8, 1961 at 7:03 PM in New York, NY (his campaign manager gave the data to astrologer Shelley Ackerman).”
Sure enough, his birth chart has Uranus in Leo, high in the angular 10th house, in square aspect to his natal Sun and Mercury in Taurus in the 7th. Uranus is his most elevated planet. ASC-ruler Mars is also in Leo but in the 9th Placidus house. Mars conjoins Uranus in Leo by sign. Here is the chart with Placidus houses in the tropical zodiac:
Addendum: Mr. de Blasio won by a landslide, so I checked his primary directions for 2013 to see what was going on. Here are the directions from June through December of 2013, Placidus semi-arc, with latitude, both direct and converse:
The Sun rules his MC. In June his primary directed ASC trines the Sun, an indication of popularity and advancement. In September his directed Sun comes by converse direction to the trine of the Moon, another extremely positive direction. In November the sextile of Pluto comes to the Part of Fortune, with both Pluto and Pars Fortuna occupying his natal 10th house of public office. In December the trine of Mercury, ruler of his 11th of hopes and wishes, trines his ASC. All in all, this is a very favorable period for Mr. de Blasio, as far as his primary directions are concerned.
Addendum #2: In searching for politicians with Scorpio rising, Uranus in the 10th and and angular Neptune, I came across the chart of Benito Mussolini, which bears striking resemblances to the above chart. Whether the similarities have any significance remains to be seen.