An Astrology Lesson Via Muhammad Ali

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This sort of post is more in the realm of 99 Astro-Hacks but there does seem to be a lot of interest in the astrology of the recently passed Muhammad Ali so here it is.

And yes, there is often a lot you can learn about astrology from looking at the birth charts of people such as Mr Ali, who lead such singular, large, meta-themed lives.

So he was a Solar Capricorn and that Sun in Capricorn strengthened by being part of a Grand Earth Trine – Sun in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus trine Neptune in Virgo.  Big Earth Vibe like this often manifests as physical prowess, fantastic feats of athleticism and material grounding.

But see also the Leo Rising and the chutzpah it took to come out with some of his more brazen maxims. “I am the greatest – i said that before i even knew that I was.”

See also the Moon, Mercury and Venus in Aquarius. Moon-Mercury in Aquarius is activist by instinct – dissent is second nature to the psyche albeit in contrast to the more security, hierarchy-appreciating Earth energy.  Venus is Retro and square Saturn, suggesting challenges in relationships with (Venus) women.

Mars and Saturn aligned with the Midheaven is a classic indicator of an enduring fame or ‘brand’ if you like.

The mid-60s era when he changed his name – dropping his “slave name” – and religion before becoming a conscientious objector against the Vietnam War was as Pluto and Uranus were crossing over his North Node.



Muhammad Ali chart

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Alan Wyrick
Alan Wyrick

He has a very interesting set of T-Squares. I think the left side with the tight square from Mars to Pluto-POF shows his physical skills and desire to compete. Mars as the apex planet shows his desire to win and conquer for all that his chart represents. On the right side of one of the legs the Sun is out of sign in Capricorn and is also a singleton which I think shows him as someone who was able to be their true self and would achieve a major rise in status (Sun also in grand trine with Saturn at… Read more »

catfish moon
catfish moon

My father and him have the EXACT same birthday. I wish I knew my dad’s birthtime, thought I believe it is around dawn sometime.

He is a heavyweight in his own right

A leo rising he is not. My father would NEVER say the above comment of being the greatest. He is proud, but bragging is tacky.

sphinxMM Member

Amazing chart. Thank you so much for posting this!
I was spouting what my muggle gem found to be Astro-gibberish in glee when I saw Ali’s chart. 🙂
(“Omg – Leo Rising – of course!! And MARS on his MC” etc).

Heard Ali went to a posh restaurant after he won an Olympic meda, to celebrate. He was told, “I’m sorry but we don’t serve negroes here”
to which he apparently replied, “well that’s fine ‘cos I don’t eat ’em!”. That gorgeous blended Moon/Venus/Mercury!!
Fly bold butterfly, fly..

And will have to be more observant of Pluto/Uranus transits, thanks for this tip.

Aqua-cap-GeminiMM Member

Every death like this where the celebrity personality had so many messages for the world really hits me. The zeitgeist is talking to us, the energy of the God/dess in all of us is stirring. The rampant deluge and floods around the world means the era is at both an end and a beginning. Ali! Boomaye! So too, we need to namaste ourselves into butterfly mode and actualise the bee, Boomayeing some redundant paradigms that are zombie relics on life support. Fuq the system! Fuq the hidden men. There’s more of us then there is of them. (I’m thinking something… Read more »

ElectroMM Member

His Pluto conjunct POF in the 12th, square Mars is catching my eye. His superpower, other than the obvious, was strength in the subconscious. And Uranus is real close to that Saturn. The man had integrity and a voice – willing to put it on the line for his value system.

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

I love how fuqing succinct and on-point you are.

Been looking at some other astrologers and their waffly-goo-goo-new-age style is SO not me.

Damn I love astro.


So sad.
Here is a pic of Muhammad Ali and Prince together:

Angels now.

So off topic:….but curious.
Mystic says if Mars is retro do not pursue. But what if your natal Mars is also rx . Would this grant you a degree of immunity much like natal Mercury rx does for mercury rx transits?

AlouettaMM Member

That’s a great article. Thanks for sharing.

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

It’s Prince’s birthday today. I miss that man… <3

LiberatingVenusMM Member

This is SUCH an amazingly literal read on the Saturn/Mars conjunct the Midheaven, I had to share – from his Wikipedia entry: (parentheses are my emphasis, obv) “He was first directed toward boxing by Louisville police officer (Saturn!) and boxing coach (!) Joe E. Martin, who encountered the 12-year-old fuming over a thief taking his bicycle. He told the officer he was going to “whup” the thief. The officer told him he had better learn (Saturn!) how to box (Mars!) first. Note that all three are in possession-oriented Taurus, and that Mars is also tied up in a pretty tight… Read more »

ElectroMM Member

Oooh, so interesting! Thanks for that.

8th house
8th house

“Mars and Saturn aligned with the Midheaven is a classic indicator of an enduring fame or ‘brand’ if you like”

Hmmm, does Saturn trine MC, Mars sextile MC count???? 🙂

Virgo EllieMM Member
Virgo Ellie

Wow, Leo Rising with an Aquarius moon. No wonder he was the best. Capricorn kept him in line with determination, Leo made him look good with an attitude of superiority and Aquarius captured the audience. Wow!

RIP sir! Another icon has left the building.

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

I knew 2016 was gonna be a a New Era but I had no inkling that 2016 would be such heavy year of legendary next level transitions. Makes me wonder in 30 years if a new blast of brilliance will dominate Pop culture from the roots OUT.

ChiMM Member

x fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee x

ChiMM Member

x float like a butterfly, sting like a bee x
evidently we know why, agility, activist, all in the chart, same date as my pop! thanks M x

JokermanMM Member

So that Earth GT was his stayn power. But that Leo-Aqua axis was that mix that created his conceited /quirky communication style. It is not a sport that enthralls me but credit due to his indomitable spirit. His comment that no Chinese or VietCong called him nigger was a home truth no-one could argue with. But he was magnaminous in that he knew Pele was in fact the greatest.

davidlMM Member

I just loved him from when I was crawling age. I remember when color tv came to australia and there was a huge Ali fight. I think everyone in the world watched that fight. I watched it with a couple of hundred people standing outside a TV store who had turned on their new color sets and faced them to the street.
Watched some footage last night with my young boys and they were caught in his spell so fast. He was smart and beautiful that’s a killer combo.


Smart, beautiful, and funny, don’t forget funny. Watching the Parkinson interviews last night I never realised how hilarious he was

davidlMM Member

After I posted I did think, oh I forgot to add a sharp sense of humor, thanks for adding that. Can I add to that magnetic charisma ? Or does beauty brains and humor equal charisma ?
My estimate of ‘everyone’ in the world watching that fight ‘the rumble in the jungle’ was questioned by my son. We looked it up. The live audience in 1974 was estimated at 1.5 billion people ! The world population was 3.8 b at that time so nearly half which in a much lower tech world is an astounding figure. Now that’s charisma !!!

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

The Greatest – full-stop.