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Gregg Araki

Japanese-American Filmmaker
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Leo Ascendant, Sagittarius Sun, Cancer Moon Rising

Araki's astro-chart

ASTRoDATA. Gregg Yoshio Araki, born 17 December 1959, Los Angeles, California, USA (34n03, 118w15). (Sy Scholfield [copyright] quotes full name, date, year, place (and time of birth for chart) from birth certificate in hand). RR: AA.
FEATURES: PERSONALIZED PLANETS: Cancer MOON (conjunct Ascendant); Scorpio NEPTUNE (conjunct Base); Aquarius CHIRON (sextile Sun; quincunx Moon). PATTERNS: YOD (Sun sextile Chiron, both quincunx Moon). SHAPE: UNDEFINED. CHINESE SIGN: EARTH PIG. NUMEROLOGY: "8" LIFEPATH.
With cinematic Neptune at the base of his chart, Gregg Araki is a film writer, producer, director & editor who also worked as a music critic for L.A. Weekly. Araki holds a B.A. in Film Studies from University of California (Santa Barbara) and and M.F.A. in Film Production from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.

His films include Mysterious Skin (2004), This Is How the World Ends (2000, TV) Slendor (1999), Nowhere (1997), The Doom Generation (1995), Totally F***ed Up (1994), The Living End (1992), The Long Weekend (O`Despair) (winner of the 1989 LA Film Critics Prize for Best Independent Feature), and Three Bewildered People in the Night (1987, winner of the Bronze Leopard, Young Jury Cinema Award, and International Critics at Locarno).

With Uranus and the Sun in a Grand Fire Trine with his MC, he's one of the leading lights of 1990s queer cinema. He achieved this status with "The Living End" (1992) - an experimental road movie about two angry HIV+ gay lovers who take a metaphoric journey that has no concrete destination (a lot like life really). Sun conjunct his Part of Fortune (and ruling the first degree of Leo on his Ascendant) from the 5th House explains the important influence of screwball comedies on his work.

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