She is very sensitive, cautious, and shy about showing others her feelings. Though she may love and care for someone a great deal, Ali MacGraw rarely expresses her feelings openly and freely. Very often MacGraw's love for someone is expressed by her wish to help her, do something tangible to benefit her or serve her in some way.
It is also difficult for her to receive warmth, affection or appreciation, for she often feels that she does not really deserve it or that "they do not really mean it". MacGraw may therefore come across as rather cool and aloof - much more so than she feels.
A deeply ingrained critical attitude often makes Ali difficult to live with. Ali MacGraw needs to learn to be gentler and less of a perfectionist with others and with herself.
She is emotionally expressive and often dramatizes her feelings, acting them out or blowing them out of proportion. Ali MacGraw cannot hide her instinctive emotional reactions to people or situations, and she does not make any pretenses about her personal sympathies or antipathies.
Ali MacGraw has a childlike openness and playfulness which is very appealing to others, but which sometimes gets her into trouble, as Ali takes risks on impulse or whim.
She needs love, affection, nurturing and enjoys being pampered - all of which is fine, as long as Ali MacGraw is willing to give as well as receive the attention and "babying". Ali has a rather childish dependency on loved ones, which can make her cling to them, or be very uncomfortable with any conflict that could conceivably lead to separation. Creating a loving family is certainly a challenge for Ali - one that can be enormously satisfying if she can achieve it, and a source of great sadness if she cannot.
She is assertive and confronts difficulties in a direct, no-nonsense sort of way. Ali MacGraw cannot tolerate self-pity or passivity, and she can be rather brusque with others' emotional problems. "Stop crying and do something about it" might be MacGraw's motto.
MacGraw instinctively knows her mission in life. She is satisfied knowing inside herself what she can do and she does not feel the need to be dependent on anyone. But Ali MacGraw is also sensitive to others' needs and has a strong desire to spend time with her loved ones.
Tremendously softhearted and sympathetic, Ali MacGraw gives very selflessly and devotedly to those she loves and often allows others to become overly dependent upon her. More compassionate than passionate, Ali MacGraw may become romantically involved with a person because she or she expresses a need for love, rather than out of mutual pleasure or attraction.
She is drawn to sensitive, imaginative, gentle souls - poets, musicians, dreamers - or to someone Ali feels she can have a deep spiritual relationship with. Ali MacGraw idealizes love and has a very beautiful, romantic vision of what love relationships can be.
MacGraw is a very sociable, congenial person and she wilts very quickly without relationships with good friends and people to share good times with. Ali MacGraw thoroughly enjoys working with others on group projects or community activities. She is quite happy when she is a part of a club, support group, or team of some sort.
She is prone to get involved in highly intense, even obsessive relationships - "fatal attractions", so to speak. At its darkest, this urge for intensity in the personal arena may compel Ali MacGraw to choose friends or mates who are rather dangerous or dishonorable characters with a penchant for manipulating and inflicting pain on their "loved ones". On the other hand, MacGraw may be tempted to use her own sexuality or charm to play the same sort of game, to use love or friendship as a bargaining chip or to gain power over others. Even if her intentions are basically good, Ali MacGraw will find that her closest relationships are rather tumultuous affairs in which some rather unlovely aspects of her (such as jealousy and the desire to dominate or to be a victim) keep showing their faces. These are qualities that need to be understood and ultimately outgrown.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Virgo
Moon in 5th house
Moon Opposition Venus
Moon Trine Mars
Moon Opposition Sun/MC
Venus in Pisces
Venus in 11th house
Venus Quincunx Pluto