Moon-phase-diagramThe cycles of the moon are integral to our daily lives, as are the cycles of the pagan seasons. Older cultures in tune with the earth, respected these cycles.

Rebirth takes place at the New Moon and the northern spring equinox. The dark stage is necessary to decompose and replenish the earth in preparation for rebirth. It’s unnatural and exhausting to live in an eternal summer. All living beings need hibernation time, just like women need to respect their menstrual cycle and moods. Ups and downs are normal. Unfortunately expressing wild and raw emotions are deemed to be unacceptable in current society and are often levelled out via pharmaceuticals or suppressed with alcohol or illegal drugs.

“I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars…”- Og Mandino


It was the ancient astrologers observations of the moon across the constellations that enabled them to make their predictions. You cannot stargaze in sunlight obviously. In sidereal astrology the Moon is placed above the Sun in importance, the moon is the closest planetary body to earth after all.

Which brings me to the dark goddess. Black Moon Lilith is the position of the Moons apogee when the Moon is furthest away from the earth. The moon is bigger and brighter when it is closest to the earth. These are known as “super moons”. The apogee is more like super elusive. By being further away from the earth, she is reflecting less solar energy back to earth. The Black Moon is aptly named then, representing the darkest, bleakest, but potentially the most magical Moon phase. The Black Moon, like Hekate the witch, is the threshold between worlds.

Black Moon Lilith * The Dark Moon  * Triple Moon Goddess * Lilith & Kundalini * Algol the Lilith Star * Serpens the Lilith Constellation


AstrologyTraditional, Magic & Starlore

Skyscript ~ History of astrology, fixed stars and important astrologers through the ages. Demetra George ~ Fantastic blend of archetypal astrology with traditional.  Ben Dykes ~ Traditional, philosophy and hermetic magic. Renaissance Astrology ~ Astrology and magic.  Aux Mailes Godfrey ~ Zodiac by degree. Useful tables for zodiac rulerships etc. The Tarot & The Decans. Decan interpretations. Mapping The Heavens ~ 17th Century Ignace Gaston Pardies’ beautiful star and constellation maps. Urania’s Mirror ~ 32 constellation cards by Samuel Leigh 1825.

Modern, Psychological & Archetypes

Cyberworld Khaldea ~ Humanistic Astrology by Michael R. Meyer. Fantastic resource with free material from Dane Rudhyar. Online books and an amazing library of articles.
Janet’s Planets ~ Archetypal Astrology, Mythology, and Jungian Psychology. The Inner Wheel ~ Love Dawn’s synastry articles here. Lynn Koiner ~ A fantastic all round site. Great info on retrogrades and new discoveries. AstrologyKing ~ Jamie Partridge’s horoscopes by decan and fixed stars astrology.

Mystery, Occult Knowledge & Truth Movement

Pyreaus ~ A great general enlightenment site covering divination, archetypes, starlore, religions, truth theory. What On Earth Is Happening ~ Balancing the right and left brain. Human consciousness. Astrotheology. Unspirituality, I am Primate ~  Natural law and animal magic. The Sheldrake/ McKenna/Abraham Trialogues ~ A mathematician, an ethnopharmacologist and a biologist discuss the meaning of life. Bruce Lipton ~ The Biology Of Belief. Awaken In The Dream ~ Paul Levy’s work into the shadow and Weitko. MrAstrotheology ~ Santos Bonacci’s connects the zodiac with the bible and our physical bodies. Thyalwaysseek ~ Dee Smith’s mystery religion teachings and Anti-christ watch!

Centaurs, TNO’s & Dark Goddess

The Dreamweaver ~ Zsuszanna Griga’s Karmic astrology. Good reference for the centaurs and Lilith. Kelley Hunter ~ The cosmic feminine & Lilith specialist!  Juan Antonio Revilla ~ Lilith  and Centaurs research. Philip Sedgewick ~ Trans – Neptunians and new discoveries. Sera Beak ~ Red, Hot & Holy. A Heretics Love Story. Exiled? ~ Asperger traits in females. Oversensitive/Melancholic? ~ The highly sensitive person.  Empathy Persephone? ~ Heidi Sawyer: Why are you so sensitive? Midlands School ~ The Dwarf Planets.


AstroFix * Astrology by Kingsley * Astrology Blogger * Astrology Expressed * Child Of Bones *Cosmic Tuesdays * Crop Circle ConnectedDivine Harmony *Divine Inspiration Astrology * Horoscopic Astrology Blog * Kairos AstrologyLunar Planner * Lua Astrology * MoonPluto Astrology * Museum PervertNick Dagan-Best * OwlmirrorRoot Medicine * Planet Waves * StarcanaThe Astrology of Austin Coppock * The Dream Astrologer * Astrojuice *

Astrology Tools

Arabic Parts Calculator Asteroid Ephemeris *Astrodienst Free Horoscope *  Configuration Hunter *AstroGraph Astrology Horoscopes * Swiss Ephemeris * The Fixed Stars in Longitude Order * Midpoint Calculator * List of Named Centaurs * Meanings of Minor Planet Names

109 thoughts on “DARK MOON WISDOM

  1. Victoria

    Marina, the illustrations are gorgeous. I don’t think you done, you are now applying your fabulous talents for all to see ;-)

  2. erzulie

    I’m really grateful that you are discussing the 8th house so candidly because that is where my heavy duty work comes in. As a tarot consultant, I would not be as good as I am if I did not work with integrating my shadow. It is after all what makes me human and the more I work with it the freer I become. I feel sorry for people who shy away for it as i did for so many years becasue I only prolonged my agony.

    1. Marina Post author

      Thankyou! I have mercury in the 8t house, so I can’t help talk about taboo subjects. Doing 8th house work like Tarot and depth Psychology stops you putting all your friends “On the couch”. An ex-boyfriend of mine complained he found my soul probing too much. But he was one of those people that had so much to uncover and probe. But I don’t blame him. Who wants to feel like a puzzle someone wants to unravel. That was before I got into Astrology. Much healthier for me and my friends!
      I think we at Darkstar attract people who are very comfortable with their shadows.

      1. erzulie

        Thank you Marina. I do feel comfortable discussing what it is that has been plaguing my life and meeting others who are not afraid. It is a comfort.

  3. WILL

    Dear Marina,
    I haven’t heard from you for a few days although it feels like ages. As I have mentioned elsewere on DarkStar I have had and still do have a close connection with my mother who has been in a nursing home for more than 10 months now. Among other points in the synastry that we both share is that when I was born neptune was conjunct her sun and her pluto was conjunct my ascendant. On the practical level this has meant that she has been a mother to me for more than 53 years of my life. As I was born severely disabled mother’s intution told her that I wouldn’t be able to handle a sexual relation ship like an average working class Australian but having said that the bond that exist between us is stronger than anything that can be expressed in words easily,

    1. Marina Post author

      Hi Will,
      I’ve been up in a plane for the last 2 days! My daughters Pluto is on my DC. Have you looked at the Ceres connections? I have some freaky synastry with my Mum in that regard.

      Comments a bit scarce from both Jamie and I lately and most probably will continue to be that way for a while. We are both recovering from a rollercoaster of a Christmas and now have a mountain of work to catch up on.

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