Mercury (ruler of Ashby's Ascendant and his cinematic, angular Neptune-Sun conjunction) is conjunct Mars and opposite Uranus. His biography is subtitled "Life of a Hollywood Rebel" and he directed several acclaimed and popular films "about outsiders and adventurers traversing the pathways of life." These films include the off-beat romance Harold and Maude (1971), the social satires Shampoo (1975) and Being There (1979), and the Vietnam War drama Coming Home (1978) starring Jane Fonda and Jon Voight, both in Academy Award-winning performances.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART
BIRTH DATA: William Hal Ashby, 2 September 1929, 00:10 (12:10 AM) MST (+7), Ogden, Utah, USA (41n13, 111w58). ASC: 28 Gemini. RR: B (from biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes from Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel by Nick Dawson (University Press of Kentucky, 2009), pp. 2+6: "I was born in Ogden, Utah ... Born at ten minutes past midnight on September 2, 1929."
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