drive and ambition
Once Muhammad Ali sets his mind on a goal, his dedication, determination, and commitment to it are extraordinary. Ali pursues his ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like Aesop's tortoise, Muhammad labors patiently and steadfastly until he achieves what he wants - or until it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that all is lost. He is a reliable, consistent, and productive worker, and he often shoulders more of the workload than his co-workers, usually without complaint. The nitty-gritty work often falls to him. He prefers a regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. In fact, establishing a pattern or routine is very important to his success because once he gets started in a certain direction, is easy for Muhammad Ali to follow it through to its completion. Getting started is more difficult. Muhammad Ali has a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a good deal of inertia for him to overcome before Ali gets going; but once he gets a momentum going, his energy level is strong and steady.
He is interested in concrete results and solid, practical achievement. Muhammad Ali needs to have some tangible product or contribution to show for his efforts, and cannot be content with only intangible rewards (such as having a good time, learning, or spiritual enrichment). Material well-being and security is also a large factor in determining what he does. His stamina and persistence is Muhammad's great strength but it can also work against him; he can get caught in a rut and refuse to seize new opportunities. Muhammad Ali also tends to play it safe, and to limit himself in that way.
He has passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. Muhammad Ali is willing to dedicate a great deal of his energy and force to an important cause, and he will act decisively on his beliefs, rather than simply espousing them.
Sometimes Ali gets so involved and identified with his ideas that he cannot really be receptive to anyone who opposes him philosophically.
Muhammad Ali has a powerful will and when he wants something, he pursues it passionately and relentlessly until he achieves it. He may be so driven by his desire that he loses all objectivity. Muhammad Ali often becomes compulsive, even obsessed, with doing or achieving something, no matter what the costs or how hard he must work for it. His forcefulness may be veiled or subtle, for often he does not reveal his real aims and intentions to others until they cross him. Intense power struggles and relationships with a strong dominance/submissiveness theme are likely. Muhammad has enormous energy reserves, and is capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement if he uses his energies for constructive purposes.
He may have to overcome something in his background or personal past in order to achieve his long-range goals and ambitions. Sometimes Muhammad Ali is apt to feel pulled in two different directions - what others expect of him or what he needs to do to progress, versus what his old conditioning or his emotional predisposition would have him do. Overcoming the pull of the past is the key.
To achieve his long-range goals and ambitions, the process must be interesting and mentally stimulating, as Ali gets bored with work that is not challenging intellectually. Muhammad Ali needs variety and social stimulation as well. One problem he may have is saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, or to the wrong person. Muhammad needs to watch his words. His tongue or even his sense of humor can get Muhammad Ali in trouble with superiors at times.
He is inclined to deem himself irresistible and could give the impression of being a bit snobbish. Muhammad Ali tends to concentrate mostly on himself and expects others to adapt to his wishes. Very creative, Muhammad also strives to be the best artistically.
His persevering and enduring nature gives Muhammad Ali the power to overcome a lot of difficulties in life. He is able to carry his lot with dignity and without complaint, but may literally work himself to death; Muhammad wants to work until he takes his last breath!
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Taurus
Mars in 9th house
Mars Square Pluto
Moon Square MC
Mercury Square MC
MC Conjunct Venus/Pluto
MC Conjunct Mars/Saturn