approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Muhammad's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Muhammad Ali comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Muhammad Ali - 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 Muhammad Ali" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Muhammad a little better. This page describes the disguise Ali wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Muhammad Ali likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Ali must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Muhammad does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Muhammad Ali also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Ali will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Muhammad dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Ali admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Muhammad Ali befriends someone, Ali is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Muhammad expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Muhammad Ali often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Muhammad Ali has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Muhammad always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Muhammad Ali also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Muhammad more than anything else. Muhammad Ali feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
His desire to love and to be loved is very much apparent, very much on the surface, and Muhammad Ali is known for his personal charm and affectionate nature. He may also seem overly dependent on others' approval and appreciation of him.
Muhammad Ali appears contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Ali may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Muhammad fears making mistakes in social situations, and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Muhammad Ali is likely to grow in confidence, because he will learn to depend more on his own evaluation of himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Opposition Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.