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, like 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. It describes my approach to astrology and life in general. 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.
I continue to research for my future book on the Lilith archetype and Eris, which I had to put it on the back burner last year because my priority was to finish the posts on the decans and their fixed stars through the zodiac signs. My aim is to show that the sidereal constellations and the tropical zodiac can and do in fact work together very well. This will also be the basis of a future book. The decans are finished!! I just have to fine-tune some of them, then I can return to the Lilith/Eris project in 2015.
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.