Marina Macario

About Darkstar Astrology

Marina Macario Astrologer

Serious Saturn face..

I am a self taught astrologer and illustrator based in London. UK. My 20 years of working with symbols and archetypes form the foundation of my astrological approach.  For reading charts, my technique uses the tropical zodiac divided into decans. The fixed stars within those decans determine how the archetype of the zodiac sign is filtered out through the persona while the aspect patterns in ones birth chart represent the geometry of the soul. I like to blend the ancient with the ultra – modern through Chiron, the bridge between Saturn and Uranus. My stellium in Aquarius is futuristic like Uranus, but its ancient ruler is Saturn. I have Chiron opposite Uranus exact and it squares my AC by a degree!

The name of the site Darkstar is itself an oxymoron and describes my approach to astrology and life in general. You can only see the stars in the dark of night and we can only become enlightened by going through the nigredo (Blackening) stage in alchemy. This means facing our shadow. The Lilith (Dark Moon) archetype and Persephone’s journey to the underworld describe the alchemical process very well I think. I focus on the Moon phases because of their importance in keeping us connected with Mother Earth and its cycles.  The fixed stars take us away from the earth and into another dimension, but it’s important to keep a balance between the heavens and the earth. That’s why the Sol/Lunar relationship is so important to my work. More about the Moon Goddess.

2015 Update

I continue to research for my future book on Lilith and Eris. I am glad now that I did not rush to complete it because I realise that the Dark Goddess archetype is much bigger than just Lilith. It is really all about the Persephone myth and what it means for humanity. It probably relates to the Gaia-Sophia myth also and connects to the Gnostics since one of their gospels was by Mary Magdalene. I’m still figuring this out! Meanwhile the first stage of the decans is finished, but I have now decided that I will add the meanings for the personal planets to them over the coming year starting with Aquarius in January. I also intend to add a section on tranists through the decans looking at the transpersonal planets. I will start with Saturn in Sagittarius since that is where we are at currently.

A few people have asked about the illustrations on this site and yes they are mostly my own work recycled from when I was an illustrator. I create them using a mix of photoshop, collage and pencil drawings. Otherwise I use the art of Gustav Klimt, John William Waterhouse and Pamela Coleman Smith’s illustrations for the Rider Waite Tarot deck. ~ Contact Marina

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  1. Hi Marina

    I loved discovering the in depth traits for my sign. I appreciate your following and the admiration they have for you and the readings you provide so I hope I don’t offend you with what I say next.

    I can’t help but feel there is a darker presence within your readings and/or the references used. I don’t know.. I’m a little paranoid when it comes to seeking and exploring my spiritual side. I have caught out the evil boss downstairs (don’t like saying his name) and his disciples sending me signs and trying to brainwash me (im not crazy lol)
    Besides the name of your website, the unusual darkness that the artwork portrays I can’t help but feel that maybe you or the direction of your readings are derived from a darker place? Although I can still see the beauty in your expressions and information provided I just really wanted to voice what I’m currently feeling/experiencing at this moment upon discovering your website.

    I have experienced darker forces and went to war with the “underworld” with God and my Guardians protecting me through that battle. I come from a Christian upbringing, I have faith in God and want to live and help many live a happy and rich life. Why I am stating all this is because I still can not help but explore my spirituality and my feelings about your website are strong..the thing is I really don’t know if my intuitions are always right – even when they are I still have doubt.

    I hope I haven’t offended you in any way as I very much find your content fascinating but if you could tell me more about you or more on the intentions of your work I would be grateful..well I’d also be happy to know I’m not actually crazy as I feel at times lol


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    • Maybe this article Twin Flame or Hell Fire will explain it better for you. My mother is very Catholic and she thinks I’m dabbling with “black magic” too!! She has a real problem with the name, but I understand it’s just her Catholic programming. I hope I do bring balance and that I am “shining a light in Pluto’s pit” as I used to use as my tagline. STAR is in the word too. The emphasis on Dark is deliberate as it’s only at night that we see the stars. It’s a metaphor for seeing the divinity within and we can only do that in quiet contemplation in near dreamlike state. Christianity is a Solar cult, but it is totally imbalanced towards the masculine/left brain. Light pollution is also a very bad thing it messes up our circadian rhythms. I like the way Traditional astrology considers the term combustion. Too much Sun is not a great thing. So yes my site overall looks rather dark, but I hope to provide a comforting dark cave as an alternative to the more jazzy colourful sites. We are bombarded with glitz and rainbows from all over. Sometimes it’s good to give the eyes a rest so we can open our inner eyes.

    • Dark would be an Astrologer that uses Illuminati Mk Ultra Art/ on there site, then waxes like it’s fashionable light Astrology, that would be a Australian Site, I don’t find Marina’s Site dark… Its’ actually hit the mark as far as real creativity goes. She doesn’t need glossy adds to cover for her lack of intellectual depth, and thats why I love DSA.

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