approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Joseph's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Joseph Alioto comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Joseph Alioto - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his 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 Joseph Alioto" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Joseph a little better. This page describes the disguise Alioto wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Joseph Alioto is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Joseph tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Alioto's way of dealing with problems.
Joseph Alioto may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Alioto's emotional balance and well-being.
Joseph Alioto is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Joseph Alioto probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Alioto's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Alioto, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Alioto's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Alioto will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Joseph Alioto overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Alioto's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Joseph through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Alioto's more rational friends. Joseph Alioto certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Joseph Alioto has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Joseph Alioto to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
His emotional responses, feelings, and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Joseph Alioto could be seen as a rather moody, inconsistent creature. On the other hand, he is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in him. At times Alioto may wish he was not so easy to read.
To others, Joseph Alioto appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Joseph that inspired people to rely on him. Alioto keeps his cool in most situations.
Joseph Alioto has a loving and kind-hearted personality and he loves other people. Alioto can readily express his love and affection and others show their affection for Alioto. Joseph probably had a safe and secure childhood and was allowed to make friendships early in life.
Joseph Alioto has a radiant, winning personality and others see him as a person used to achieving success. Broadminded, Alioto is willing to give others the benefit of the doubt. He is helpful and tolerant as long as his moral and ethical standards are respected.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Square Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Venus
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Jupiter