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, 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 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. 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. Marhaba! I’ve been reading/viewing your readings since the beginning of this August and I am very grateful for your wisdom! If you need to regroup and re-evaluate your priorities in order to be most effective in your soul mission, then I totally support you! I personally would appreciate your lessons if you should decide to offer them, whenever the proper time. Good luck, and I’ll keep checking in. Thank you!

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  2. I have been following @darkstarastro twitter account and knew Aquarius 2015 horoscope has been published. Just read that. It is plain, and easy to understand for me, without getting the contents level down. Also impressed that you are self taught. Thank you!

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  3. Hi Marina,
    I have just read about you and that you have Chiron opposite Uranus and square your AC. What’s the big deal about those natal positions, is that why you are a good astrologer……thanks so much for all your articles and your website, they have made me wiser.
    I also have Chiron opposite Uranus and square AC.


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  4. I would want a connection with you astrologically focused (Capri Decan 3)



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  5. omG! Tonight, I love You and I love Google! Sex and The City at this point in my life, has far surpassed entertainment. Seriously, like 8 years ago The Girls became a Fixture in my life dressed as an Invitation to fall in love with myself (omG don’t even get me started)…

    So tonight, during one of my Sex and the City-You-Tube-Vortexes, I thought: what does Carrie’s and Big’s composite chart look like? And BOOM!..I Googled that question and your site popped up. Your insights regarding the 1966 placements etc. are awesome! I am a student of Astrology…..Astrology being yet another healthy obsession of mine.

    Sex in The City shares a Universe with Sexual Personae/ Camille Paglia- one of the greatest thinkers in the last 75 years. Even putting the Feminist stuff aside for a second: Camille has an exceptional intellect! Her mind is grossly underrated.

    But I digress, Love love love. And Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for being FABULOUS!

    dominique :)
    I present to you my Digits.
    Really just for shits and giggles… just so that you know who this maniac stranger is that is writing you about The Girls…
    Hazelton Mills, PA

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