Sir Thomas More was made a saint as recently as 1935. He died a martyr, beheaded by Henry the 8th for refusing to accept him as Defender of the faith. I wanted to look at the chart of an anti-Lilith, but as you will see, his horoscope could equally be one of a powerful witch. Sir Thomas wore a hairsuit and practiced self-flagellation. This abuse wasn’t just reserved for himself, it was said he treated the heretics he prosecuted as Lord chancellor with even worst violence.
Anti-Catholic commentator at the time John Foxe claimed Saint Thomas, often used torture while interrogating prisoners. Today Sir Thomas More would be classed as a religious fanatic. But it wasn’t always that way, in his twenties young Tom was a complex and highly intelligent man.
He was very much a Lilithian free thinker, in his book “Utopia”, (He coined the term) divorce was permissible and you could follow any religion you liked. The church must have got to him at some stage. 10 years later he was a different man, devoted to the Catholicism. Let’s refresh ourselves at just how insane the beliefs he followed were at this time.
The Inquisitors who wrote the Malleus Maleficarum , explained that women are more likely to become witches than men: ‘Because the female sex is more concerned with things of the flesh than men;‘ because being formed from a man’s rib, they are only ‘imperfect animals’ and ‘crooked’ whereas man belongs to a privileged sex from whose midst Christ emerged.” Helen Ellerbe.
His chart shows Lilith sextile Mars and square Pluto (04!), so he was a passionate man. Bearing the above quote in mind, it’s no wonder he wore the hairshirt. His self flagellation must’ve been an attempt to exorcise his “sinful” Pluto urges. But of course his Mars/Pluto energy went elsewhere, his obsessional condemnation of heretics was a flaming symbol of his buried rage.
He had a minor grand trine to Hekate from Priapus which is trined Medusa. A fierce cocktail there for someone who is denied full expression of sexuality. Priapus is best known for his over-sized dick and permanent erection. To me it is Patriarchal Saturn, lusty Mars and all powerful Solar God wrapped into one.
And we get that Priapus combined with scary Medusa and Hekate the spellcasting witch!?! The castrating Medusa is Priapus’s worse fear. The two are supposed to be reconciled through the midpoint planet. BUT we get Hekate there which also is the apex of a t square from the Nodes….which even more of a nightmare for Thomas because Hekate is on:
Algol “It causes misfortune, violence, decapitation, hanging, electrocution and mob violence, and gives a dogged and violent nature that causes death to the native or others. It is the most evil star in the heavens.“
Of course Algol isn’t “Evil” it was painted that way by just this sort of belief system. But it IS Medusa, and to have this theme repeated in this aspect pattern with the Asteroid Medusa plus Hekate is pretty funky. And of course he was beheaded. Maybe this is what happens when you suppress your demons. He obviously had to destroy Hekate to defend himself from Medusa’s castrating stare. What good is Priapus without his large member? What good is organized Religion if you already have the God/Goddess within?
Where can he go for salvation? Priapus is trine crusading God of Gods Jupiter. We all know that Jupiter expands…but does he need an EVEN bigger Priapus?
Moon On Fomalhaut
His Moon is opposed Pluto. Moon opposed Pluto doubles the overpowering of the Dark Lunar Goddess again. However his Moon is on the fixed star Fomalhaut on his IC. One of the four key stars of the heavens (said to be Archangel Gabriel) and gives a clue why he made it to sainthood. The star is said to give one an immortal name. And this is a mystic’s star. It gives high ideals, vision and metaphysical interests.
This was the mind that wrote “Utopia”. Unfortunately it became dominated by his Pluto at the MC, his position as Lord Chancellor. Politics polluting his spirituality. Power and patriarchy (Quincunx from Saturn-32′) oppressing his natural Pagan roots. The danger of Fomalhaut is that this powerful star will destroy you if you do not use it with purity. If the spiritual ideals become corrupted, then downfall is total. This is clearly what happened to Thomas.
The midpoint of his passionate Lilith sextile Mars is Neptune the Martyr, conjunct Uranus (sudden endings, severing, beheading) in the 12th house of self undoing.
I was pretty indignant that the Catholic church decided he was worthy of sainthood. But really it’s no surprise is it? He was the perfectly loyal slave to his church and was rewarded by a saintly place in heaven. His name immortalized for all time. After seeing his chart I actually felt quite sorry for him, for it is not the “Evil” chart I was expecting to see. He was obviously not a happy man, just a severely disturbed one, having sold his sensitive and truly magical soul to the church.