Behind Alioto's tolerant, sympathetic and nonjudgmental demeanor (described in the previous chapter), Alioto can be rather opinionated and staunchly devoted to a particular cause or set of beliefs, as discussed below. And though Alioto may seem like a dreamer at times, he is also surprisingly capable of detachment, objectivity and a scientific approach to problems.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Joseph Alioto cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Alioto can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Joseph has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to abide by them; however, his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Joseph Alioto probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. Joseph Alioto seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Joseph makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Joseph Alioto thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. Joseph Alioto stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Joseph Alioto was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Joseph has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Joseph Alioto tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting himself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Alioto.
Highly competitive and easily provoked, Joseph Alioto needs challenges and opponents to pit himself against. Joseph thrives on contest and rivalry. At times his vigorous, combative way of achieving the things he wants antagonizes other people. If Joseph Alioto uses force too often, others will turn against him and oppose him at every turn.
Innovative, original, unorthodox and unconventional, he identifies with the role of a rebel, reformer or iconoclast. Joseph Alioto insists upon a great deal of personal freedom and does not easily adapt to others' needs and wishes. Joseph needs a lifestyle that allows him to be spontaneous. He often feels that he is somehow different from other people and outside of society's mainstream.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 12th house
Sun Opposition Mars
Sun Conjunct Uranus