Saddam Hussein

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Many different birth dates and birth times have been reported for Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti.  The birth date that he celebrated and which is most widely accepted is that he was born in Al-Awja, Iraq 8 miles from Tikrit on April 28, 1937, Day 118, where the numbers mean:  4th month - weakness; 28 - cosmic stronghold; 37 - a warrior; and 118 - the witness (11) of a pillar (18), for maximum historical impact.  Iraq (ref. Zodiac Map) corresponds to Sagittarius, the Archer, and Gad, the raiding band.  Tikrit is at 34 N., for the division of the land, and 43 E., for fulfillment.  He was born into a family of shepherds. His mother, Subha Talfah al-Mussallat, reportedly worked as a clairvoyant.  His father, Hussein 'Abid al-Majid, died before Saddam was born.  The name, Saddam, in Arabic means "he who confronts."  Saddam was sent to live with the family of his maternal uncle Khairallah Talfah until he was three.

After his mother remarried, Saddam returned home, but his stepfather, Ibrahim al-Hassan, treated him harshly, and around 10 Saddam returned to live in Baghdad with his uncle Khairallah Talfah. Talfah was a devout Sunni Muslim and a veteran of the 1941 War between Iraqi nationalists and the United Kingdom.

In 1956, at 19, Saddam joined the Baath party.  In 1959 at age 22, he was one of the gunmen in a US-CIA backed conspiracy to assassinate Iraq's pro-Soviet leader, Gen. Abdel-Karim Qasem.  After the assassination attempt was botched, Saddam fled to Egypt for four years, where at 24 he finished secondary school.  In 1963 the Baath party seized power and Saddam returned but was imprisoned in 1964.  He escaped in 1967.  In 1968, the Baath party's nationalist wing gained control in a coup.  Saddam became Vice Chairman under the new President, Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr.  Saddam used the nation's petroleum income to modernize the country and improve health care and living conditions.  He proved to be a capable leader.

In 1976, Saddam became general in the Iraqi Army and soon became a prominent leader in the government of the elderly al-Bakr, who was too weak to perform his duties.  Saddam became the de facto leader of Iraq.  When al-Bakr planned to sign a unification treaty with Syria's President Hafez al-Assad that would end Saddam's power, Saddam forced al-Bakr to resign.

Saddam Hussein became President of the Republic of Iraq on July 16, 1979 at age 42.  He was also the head of the Baath party, Prime Minister, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, which made him, in effect, a dictator.  He immediately began a purge of party members whom he accused of conspiracy with Syria.  On July 22, 1979 he held an assembly of Baath party leaders in which he accused 68 officials of conspiracy.  They were arrested, and 22 of them were found guilty and executed.  Additionally, hundreds of party officials and army officers were executed.

Saddam established a government with a Western style legal system and free from Islamic law.  This made Iraq unique in the Middle East.  Also, the rights of women were extended, and they were allowed to hold upper level jobs.  Saddam embarked on a program of nationalization to include the diverse ethnic groups of Kurds, Shia, and Sunni.  He also undertook a public relations campaign in which he set up pictures and images of himself all over the nation.  He used radio and television as propaganda tools to preach his message.  Television was full of stories about Saddam.  He executed Iraqi communists, and followed a pro-West foreign policy.  And he received US aid for his rejection of communism during the cold war.

On September 22, 1980, Iraq invaded Iran.  The war lasted almost eight years and ended on August 20, 1988 essentially in a stalemate.  Estimated casualties were up to a million, including 250,000 Iraqis killed.  Iraq was left heavily in debt.

In 1987-88, Saddam launched the al-Anfal campaign against the Kurds in the north to reassert central authority.  On March 16, 1988, the Kurdish town of Halabja was attacked with mustard and nerve gas, killing 5,000 civilians, and seriously injuring 10,000 more.

On August 2, 1990, Saddam invaded his rich oil neighbor, Kuwait, which was also a bitter enemy of Israel.  Because of heavy British investment in Kuwait, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was visiting the US, appealed to US President George H. W. Bush to act.

A US led coalition launched an attack on Iraq to free Kuwait.  The offensive of the Gulf War was called Operation Desert Storm.  The air offensive began January 17, 1991, when US attack helicopters destroyed Iraqi radar sites at 2:38 AM Baghdad time.  Iraqi airfields were attacked and cruise missiles struck Baghdad.  The next day Iraq launched Scud missiles into Israel.  The main ground attack, called Operation Desert Sword, began on February 24, 1991.  It lasted only 100 hours until February 28 when President Bush declared a cease fire after Kuwait was liberated and the Iraqi army defeated.  Following the defeat of Iraq, on March 6, 1991, President Bush announced "a new world order" in keeping with the words of the Antichrist.

After the Gulf War, Saddam was left in power.  He and his sons continued their reign of terror.  Iraq never recovered economically or militarily.  There were ongoing violations of the terms of the cease fire, and sanctions were not lifted.  Saddam even claimed that since he had survived, he won the war.  He also claimed to have weapons of mass destruction.  This was also claimed by several defectors, who convinced the US CIA of the existence of such weapons.  And Saddam continued to express anti-Semitism and stoke the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.  He became a polarizing figure in the Arab world against the West.  However, during this time, in spite of United Nations imposed sanctions, he continued to build lavish palaces all over the country.

After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the US, Iraq became a prime target for a pre-emptive strike.  When Saddam continued to defy UN resolutions, US President George W. Bush led a coalition to attack Iraq to change the regime, destroy weapons of mass destruction, and remove the base for terrorism.  The Iraq War began on March 20, 2003 at 0533 AM (0233 UTC) in Baghdad.  US coalition forces drove across the desert from Kuwait to Baghdad.  The Iraqi Army was quickly defeated, and President Bush declared an end to major combat operations from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003.  However, Iraqi insurgents continued to attack US coalition forces and engage in terrorism even after a new Iraqi government was formed.  The US did not turn over major security operations to Iraq until 2009.

Saddam was captured in a spider hole on December 13, 2003.  He was found guilty in Iraqi court and sentenced to death.  Saddam Hussein, 69, was hanged December 30, 2006 just after 6 AM.


Saddam Hussein is believed to have had four marriages.  His first marriage was to his cousin, Sajida Talfah, the daughter of his uncle Khairallah Talfah.   He married her in 1963 in Egypt during his exile. The marriage had been arranged when Saddam was five and Sajida was seven. They had five children.  Saddam also married Samira Shahbandar in 1988.

Birth Chart

Saddam Hussein Birth ChartThe Birth Chart of Saddam Hussein for April 28, 1937 contains a Star of David.  The Star of David is the most propitious astrological configuration.  It signifies a person who would demand the highest quality.  The person would think with a different paradigm and could be very high minded.  All this fits Saddam Hussein, who transformed an Arab monarchy into a nation with a Western style legal system without Islamic law and used oil revenue to modernize the nation.  And he built for himself luxurious palaces of the highest quality.

Saddam's Sun Sign was Aries, for a leader.  In spite of his birth from peasants, Saddam quickly rose to become dictator of Iraq at age 42 and held the position until age 69.  The Moon was in Scorpius, a sign of Jezebel, the Prostitute of Babylon.

Assuming the birth time is correct, and that is not easy to verify, the Ascendant Sign was Aquarius.  Aquarius, the Water Bearer, is a sign of good news.  Saddam was a bearer of good news, like a cosmic evangelist.  And Midheaven was in Scorpius, a sign of publicity from the influence of the evil one.  Saddam was the most notorious Arab leader of his day.  He was an anti-Semitic antichrist, who polarized public opinion in the Arab world against Israel and the West.  His defiance brought two wars with the United States against his nation.

Sun Sign

Saddam Hussein's Sun Sign was Aries, the Ram, for a leader.  Saddam quickly rose to dictator of Iraq.  He held the position from age 42, for Baal, to age 69, for running the course of life.  The Sun was in conjunction with the Mediator Planet, which symbolizes a founder.  Saddam Hussein founded a new Republic of Iraq with a Western judicial system, without Islamic law and unlike any of the other Arab states in the region.

Moon Sign

The Moon was in Scorpius, a sign of Jezebel, the Prostitute of Babylon.  The Moon was in conjunction with the Red Planet, which stands for a bloody murderer.  Saddam Hussein ordered the deaths of thousands, and the wars that he started left over a million dead.  The Red Planet in Scorpius symbolized Satan, the Evil King and murderer, and the Moon symbolized Satan as the Prostitute of Babylon.  Taken together, these planets symbolized an antichrist.

Star of David

The Star of David is a sign of great blessing. It is the most propitious astrological configuration.  It signifies a person who would demand the highest quality and not settle for anything less.  The person would think with a different paradigm and could be very high minded with many things only making sense in the spiritual realm.  Unlike any of the other Arab nations, Iraq under Saddam was set up with a Western style legal system, apart from Islamic law.  He modernized the country.  He built luxurious palaces all over the country.  And he set up pictures and images of himself everywhere and dominated television and the news media.  Yet, his willingness to go to war with the United States Army, or even President Bush's willingness to start a war over Saddam Hussein, almost defy rational explanation.  The best explanation comes from the spiritual realm where Satan empowered Saddam and God Judged Iraq for anti-Semitism per the Abrahamic Covenant (Gen 12:3).

The Star of David is an unstable configuration.  It is like the spokes of a wheel without a rim, which would give a bumpy ride and be full of contradictions.  Or it could be like a person stepping from piling to piling of a washed out pier.  The person would always be concentrating on the next step and forgetting the previous one.  Those people in the past would easily be forgotten.  Thus, the person might appear to be neglecting relationships or previous commitments.  Saddam purged his opponents, and, with a high-minded attitude, he never looked back.  He signed truces and treaties when he was in a jam, but he didn't bother to live up to them.  When his country was suffering under UN sanctions under the oil for food program, he was angry for not being allowed to import marble for construction of his palaces.

The six points of the star define the main issues of the person's life.  For Saddam, they were:

  1. God of the Covenants in Pisces - doctrine, policy.  Saddam preached his doctrine and policy daily through television and the media.  Also, the Morning Star in Pisces symbolized a high priest, which further symbolized Saddam as the doctrinal and spiritual leader of his people.
  2. Savior in Taurus - a prosperous son.  Saddam was very prosperous, and his sons were very prosperous with great wealth and power.
  3. Last Adam in Cancer - scourging.  Saddam had severe punishment and was eventually hanged as a despot.
  4. Redeemer in Leo - a king or government redeemer.  Saddam was called the survivor because he managed to escape from the edge of doom.  He also redeemed Iraq though oil revenue.  However, he was not very successful in redeeming it with his army.
  5. Red Planet in conjunction with the Moon in Scorpius - a bloody murderer and Jezebel.  This was Saddam under the power of Satan as the antichrist.
  6. Almighty God in Capricornus - Gentile empire.  Saddam tried to make Iraq a Gentile empire.  He tried to annex part of Iran and Kuwait.


Saddam Hussein rose to power from a peasant's birth to become the most hated leader in the Middle East.  The rare Star of David in his Birth Chart explains the various facets of an unstable dictator who was both glorified and hated.  The Star of David sets a person apart as the recipient of great blessing, a person whom God backs, or allows to operate.  Saddam was called the survivor because he miraculously survived difficult situations.  The person with the Star of David pursues high quality and a different paradigm.  Saddam tried to make Iraq the greatest Arab nation, and he built luxurious palaces all over the country.  He founded a government with a Western style legal system, without Islamic law, and different from any other Arab nation in the region.

Saddam's Sun Sign was Aries, which symbolizes a leader.  He became the leader of Iraq by age 42, for Baal, and held the position until his execution at 69, for running the course of life.  The Red Planet and Moon in conjunction in Scorpius symbolized a bloody murderer and Jezebel, the Prostitute of Babylon.  The combination symbolizes Satan as the antichrist.  Saddam's purges, mass murders, and wars were in keeping with the Evil King, while his socialistic doctrine and policy were in the style of Jezebel, the Prostitute of Babylon.  The combination of Evil King murderer and Prostitute of Babylon symbolize the Antichrist.

The Star of David in a person's chart often leads to contradictions that can only be understood in the spiritual realm.  Saddam Hussein was one of Satan's chosen.  Without a father and raised apart from his mother, he was Satan's alternative to Jesus Christ, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit.  Saddam was not just a psychopath who felt nothing when he murdered.  He glorified the killing.  Such is the hallmark of Satan.  Further, Saddam was a law unto himself.  Although he was very self-righteous, he failed to take responsibility for his actions, and he had no respect for other people or other nations.  He would break treaties and invade neighboring countries.  He was also anti-Semitic, which is perhaps the best reason he was destroyed (Gen 12:3).

Saddam Hussein Birth Chart Planets

Sun Aries Leader
Moon Scorpius Jezebel
Savior Taurus Prosperous son
Morning Star Pisces High priest
Red Planet Scorpius Bloody murder
Almighty God Capricornus Gentile empire
Ring Planet Pisces Doctrine, policy
Mediator Aries Founder
Redeemer Leo King redeemer
Last Adam Cancer Scourging



1.  "He was defiant, self-destructive,"  Rick Montgomery,  The Seattle Times, Dec. 30, 2006.
2.  Saddam Hussein, Wikipedia.

Released February 5, 2010

Author: Larry Wood
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