His self-reliant, independent spirit described in the previous chapter, combined with his strong sense of community and larger social issues, compel Rock to take a strong stand on various ideological and political issues. Chris Rock feels that others are often too unconcerned and uninvolved in larger social issues that affect them directly. Political activism or being a "warrior" for a cause that is dear to his heart may be Chris' path in life.
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, Chris Rock 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, Rock can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Chris 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. Chris Rock 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. Chris Rock seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Chris makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Chris Rock 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. Chris Rock stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Chris Rock was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Chris 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.
Leading groups and classes and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Chris Rock really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions comes naturally to him.
Chris Rock tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Chris Rock has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Chris Rock between his conscious attitudes and aspirations and his deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that Chris may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with his subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in his body may well be a signal that Chris Rock is denying or suppressing the messages from his subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Chris Rock will learn to accept and express these two different sides of himself. Should he fail to do so, Rock is likely to be drawn into many relationships with people who reflect his denied or repressed qualities and seem to make his life difficult. (Also read chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Chris has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win Rock many allies and successes in life.
At times Chris Rock may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly atypical. When his life becomes too predictable, Chris may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing it. These impulses may seem at odds with his conscious intent and desires for himself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in Chris Rock that needs to be expressed now and then.
Chris is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and he can get lost in his dreams, fantasies and visions. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Chris Rock is also drawn to mysticism and he has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Rock may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make his way in the world. He is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
He is prone to fanaticism and cannot go halfway in anything he does. His extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, Chris Rock does not always consciously understand why he feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as he does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Rock's life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is likely to profoundly influence Chris Rock and shape important life decisions and he may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Both sensitive and sensuous, Chris blends charm and energy. Chris Rock has a healthy sexuality and a good balance between activity and passivity. He may be fond of singing, dancing, music and drama. Romance comes easily to Chris, and his romantic relationships are passionate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 11th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Mars