Although Muhammad Ali has a warm, dramatic side and he really likes to show off or stand out in some way (as described on the previous page), inside he is much too grounded, conservative and cautious to let himself get too overblown or wild. And while Ali may seem big-hearted and generous, he is quite unsentimental and businesslike on issues that are important to him.
Serious, disciplined, and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Ali. Muhammad Ali will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Muhammad Ali has a thoughtful, quiet, and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Muhammad Ali seems to be always in control, capable, efficient, and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Muhammad has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. Often he is authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Muhammad Ali has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or work to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Careful and conservative, Muhammad Ali plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, to play, to be spontaneous and silly, and to be weak and vulnerable sometimes, is not easy for Ali.
Ali's strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity, and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Muhammad Ali's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Ali can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Ali, and he does not allow tradition, convention, or other people's expectations to dictate how he is going to live his life. Muhammad Ali craves freedom, adventure, excitement, and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Muhammad Ali possesses inventive and creative genius.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful, or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music, and mysticism. His spiritual values color Muhammad's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
Muhammad Ali has a sense of good fellowship and comradeship and is very much at ease in contact with others. Ali works successfully with others in his community, groups or associations and may get some assistance from some very powerful and influential people.
His physique tends to be sensitive and his vitality may be a bit low. Muhammad Ali is very impressionable and somewhat unrealistic. Sometimes his idealism could be confused or impractical, and Ali can be rebellious or else apathetic.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 6th house
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Opposition Jupiter/N. Node
Sun Opposition Uranus/Neptune