Your Astrologer

My name is Marina Macario. I am a self taught Britalian astrologer and illustrator based in London. UK. 25 years of working with symbols and archetypes form the foundation of my astrological approach.  For reading natal charts, my technique uses the tropical zodiac divided into decans and incorporating the fixed stars. Aspect patterns are very important to me and represent the sacred geometry of ones soul. I recently completed an Horary course with Deborah Houlding owner of the amazing site Skyscript. I find I am moving more towards traditional techniques since they are based on natural law, visual astrology and make use of the fixed stars. Read more about my transformation…. Re-Learning Astrology.

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.  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. More about the Dark Goddess.

2015 Update

Marina MacarioI 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 that 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 which will go on sale into and throughout 2016.

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.

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  1. Thank you. I am most definitely a “heretic”!!! I haven’t read the actual Nag Hamadi manuscripts, and I have even ben too distracted to finish Lash’s “Quest for the Zodiac” yet. Its on the to-do list. I would see myself as a wannabe Gnostic with a lot more to learn. I like Lash’s willingness to put out such writing that undermines the millenii-old mind-control, blood-drinking, zombie-worshipping,caniballistic, death-cult that has so much of humanity under control. The concept of the Aeonic Beings of a divine creative nature existing at the galaxy’s core and transmitting even higher spiritual essences into this created universe really “resonated” with me. The Gnostic initiation described in the book is familiar to my own experience.
    As to the “archons”, right away I noticed a similiarity to some creatures in an older book from the 60’s or 70’s. That book is: “The Talons of Time” by Paul Twitchell, and he calls them the “time makers”.
    I hope we are truly living in a time of a return to truth, knowledge, and an escape from this world where everything is lies carefully, ruthlessly, and purposely imposed in a most surreptitious and clever manner. Religion sucks.

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  2. I think as far as the gnostics go it was pretty much a free for all, anyone could say anything since they had no official doctrine or hierarchy? I think it was in the elaine pagels book i read that they would simply get together and draw lots to decide who would conduct that day’s session. Presumably women were not excluded in this sense but any misogynist writings may have been from some less enlightened members who were more influenced by the social norms at the time.

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  3. Hi Marina, I love you and your website, but I am so frustrated that I cannot print out your posts! I used to be able to copy and paste them into Word, but now they don’t paste well. I prefer to read your posts on paper and review them at my leisure. Is it possible you could get with an IT man and put them into a printable format? I would be willing to make a nice donation to your website to make this happen. Thanks. Much love. Tara

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  4. Hi Mariana, i just watched this introduction video. It is nice to have a deeper understanding of your perspective on astrology. I very much appreciate your blending of the fixed stars and the tropical. I have enjoyed reading about the decans. I certainly know myself better, through your work.

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