Although MC Hammer appears gentle and soft, and he is sympathetic towards other people (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". MC Hammer sometimes feels torn between these two aspects of his: the sensitive, tender-hearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. Often people who first meet MC Hammer think that he is a "softy", but later find out that he is a person with a strong will and aggressive in pursuing his goals.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle your way through life, depending upon no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence, and courage. MC Hammer believes in being totally honest, true to oneself and one's own vision and convictions, even if that means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor, and authenticity are MC Hammer's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
MC Hammer craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Stanley Burrell likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
MC Hammer loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes, and bring in some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are like death to him. He is not afraid of trying something that's never been done before, and even though he may be seen as a fool sometimes, MC Hammer also discovers, invents, and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for MC Hammer, and he wilts (or get very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic, and assertive. MC Hammer believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he thinks of his as a strong person - even invincible. MC Hammer hates being ill or in any way in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and has less facility in the receptive arts of relating to others, picking up subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing, and harmonizing. Often he is so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas, and feelings would go a long way in improving MC Hammer's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes MC Hammer to be rather insensitive, and to therefore alienate others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his ends by using anger or some version of a temper tantrum. MC Hammer would gain much by learning to slow down, relax, and just let things be sometimes, but his energetic, restless nature rarely allows MC Hammer to do this.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to MC Hammer. MC Hammer has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. MC Hammer may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
MC Hammer has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. MC Hammer also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about himself which will win him the confidence of others, especially his superiors.
He is apt to be a fanatic in some way, and cannot go halfway in anything he does. His extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, MC Hammer 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 MC Hammer's life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is apt to profoundly influence MC Hammer and shape important decisions in his life, and he may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
MC Hammer always seems to find the right words to verbalize his feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. MC Hammer also has a keen sense of beauty and he probably appreciates art, music or poetry.
MC Hammer has a sensitive physique, is impressionable and prone to external influences. Stanley Burrell should guard against the tendency to escape through drugs, alcohol etc. His imagination is very vivid and MC Hammer is likely to dream of big things.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus
Sun Opposition Neptune/Pluto