Although Saddam Hussein is quite proud and he likes to show off and impress other people with his accomplishments and appearance (as described on the previous page) - he is really quite practical, solid, and down to earth (as will be discussed below). Because of this, he is likely to actually earn the right to be admired - that is, to have actually done something to be proud of.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance, and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Hussein's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Saddam Hussein has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one for spinning wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being, and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Saddam Hussein will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Hussein can be enormously lazy at times and have a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Saddam Hussein also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting rather than an urban life style.
At heart his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Saddam Hussein has a strong desire for security, stability, and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave lots of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadiness, and gentle strength, others often depend upon Hussein for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Saddam Hussein usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Saddam Hussein also has an innate sense of harmonizing with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time, and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or some creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Saddam has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Hussein's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Saddam Hussein lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to the new.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Hussein. Saddam Hussein 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. Saddam Hussein may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Saddam Hussein, 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 Saddam 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 Saddam Hussein is denying or suppressing the messages from his subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Saddam Hussein will learn to accept the two quite different aspects of his and to express both of them. If he cannot do this, Hussein is apt to attract many relationships into his life with people who reflect his denied or repressed qualities, and who seem to make his life difficult. (Read also chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Innovative, original, unorthodox, and unconventional, he identifies with the role of rebel, reformer, or iconoclast. Saddam Hussein insists upon a great deal of personal freedom and does not easily adapt himself to others' needs and wishes. Saddam needs a lifestyle that allows him to be spontaneous. Often he feels that he is somehow different from other people and outside the mainstream of society.
Hussein always seems to find the right words to verbalize his feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. Saddam Hussein also has a keen sense of beauty and he probably appreciates art, music or poetry.
Saddam Hussein seems to have an emotional and physical unrest and he always have to be on the move. Saddam could find it difficult to control himself and he tends to get angry and upset easily. Eccentric and individualistic, he can create a stir wherever he goes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 10th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Conjunct Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus
Sun Conjunct Uranus/MC