approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ali's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Ali MacGraw comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ali MacGraw - her real motivation, which describes the kind of person she is at heart and where her true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Ali MacGraw" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ali a little better. This page describes the disguise MacGraw wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ali MacGraw has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and her two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though she may, on occasion, have her head in the clouds). Others often see MacGraw as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. She is, in fact, amazingly consistent for she possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to her regular routine. Ali does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though she has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Ali MacGraw is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. She follows her own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before she feels sure about it. MacGraw can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. She will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something she does not want to do.
When MacGraw has a purpose, she is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. Her obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make her flare up or respond to their anger. Ali MacGraw appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind her easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Ali often wins simply due to her relentless persistence and her ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for her reluctance to make changes is her very strong need for security. Ali is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and she also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of her own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of MacGraw's hankering for permanence is that she easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Ali MacGraw has a keen appreciation of the natural world and she derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. She is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and she knows how to enjoy herself. MacGraw is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. She is also a great lover of beauty and her tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Ali MacGraw which draws people in need to her. Because she has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Ali is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Ali MacGraw needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
MacGraw projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that she is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Ali MacGraw generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to her, and it may seem that she Ali somehow luckier than other people. Mostly this is due to the confidence that Ali MacGraw emanates.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Trine Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.