Saddam Hussein (April 28, 1937 – December 30, 2006)
They called him the “Butcher of Baghdad”. He held total control over Iraqi lives for almost 25 years. He styled himself after Joseph Stalin, hence the mustache as his signature image.
Most websites (and my computer program) have his birth time set @ 4:00 am (local time). His son happened to mention once that his father was born @ 5:00 pm (local time), so I’m going to buck the trend and work with that time. That Libra Ascendant may seem to make a mockery of his dictatorship, but I suspect that’s why he spent so much time trying to control his country, by any means possible. He also wanted to be known for being the 3rd most important Arab leader, after Saladin and Mohammed.
Sun Inconjunct Moon
This aspect suggests that there is a subtle conflict going on inside you that may sometimes create emotional problems. The Sun signifies your conscious personality, the way in which you act and the kinds of activities that you like to get involved in. The Moon signifies the emotional and less conscious side of you. It indicates the habits that take over when you are not acting consciously and feelings that come up from deep inside you. The inconjunct aspect between the Sun and Moon means that the Sun part of your personality is quite different from the Moon part, and it may be hard for you to relate them to each other. It is as if you are divided in two, so that whenever you have to make an important decision, especially one that involves your feelings, the different sides of your personality want to go in opposite directions. You sometimes find it difficult to decide if you like something or if you want to take part in some activity.
[Because the Moon is conjunct Mars, and the Sun is conjunct Uranus, his temper may have a lot to answer for.]
Moon Inconjunct Uranus
With this aspect you must learn to control sudden outbursts of emotion that occur at difficult times when you least expect it. Also your present home life may not be a stable situation in which you can grow up emotionally secure and confident. A particular incident when you were very young may have given you the feeling that you can’t count on anything or anyone for support. Later in life, you may try very hard to get away from anything that reminds you of your earliest childhood, even if your childhood has not been difficult. You just feel that you have to get away and go somewhere else.
Was His Execution Justified?
It’s a strange question, for sure. But when I look at his combined birth and death charts, I realize that the timing was correct, especially the Mars conjunction in the ‘fatal’ chart to his natal North Node @ 17° Sagittarius. That ‘feels’ right, somehow. “He who lives by the sword…” He didn’t expect to hang, however. He wanted to die by firing squad, seeking a military execution, not a criminal one.
His little ‘white lie’ about having Weapons of Mass Destruction was meant as a deterrent for Iraq’s neighbour (and mortal enemy) Iran. He didn’t expect the Western Allies to fall for it, which they did, in spades. His accumulated sins of the invasion of Kuwait and the subsequent Gulf War may have been the real reason for the invading forces of the UK and the US. The threat to oil production is the real motivation of Bush and Blair. So, again, was his execution justified?