Many people who influenced their fields, and an impressive list of those who effected far reaching changes in society, were born with prominent Pluto-Chiron symbolism. Civilization was never the same after Freud, Edison, Karl Marx, Pablo Picasso or Timothy Leary, all born with PC aspects. The feminist movement was launched with Betty Friedan's (natal PC) Feminine Mystique, published with Pluto opposite Chiron (February 1963). Author Betty Friedan was born with the square. Susan B. Anthony was born with a conjunction. A long list of Pluto/Chiron legends and cultural icons appear in the Appendix.
Cultural forces like manias and crazes occur with Pluto/Chiron symbolism with some regularity, either in the natal charts of the people who ignite them, or at the time of the phenomenon. Sinatramania was sparked when Pluto was in aspect to Sinatra's natal Chiron (semi-octile). Elvis had the natal picture. There are many instances when a natal chart contains no Pluto-Chiron symbolism but a transiting aspect marks a world changing event, whether or not it makes a contact to the natal chart of the person at its center. Steve Jobs (no natal symbolism) released Apple's first consumer product (the Apple II) when progressed Pluto=natal Chiron. Bob Dylan's first album was released on a transiting opposition. "A night that changed American culture", the Beatles 1st appearance on American TV occurred on the same opposition. The Jackson 5's and Madonna's first records were released on P/C transits.
There is a celebrity consciousness common mostly among more modern artists, like Andy Warhol, Kanye West and Woody Allen.