My name is Marina. I am a self taught Brit-alian astrologer and illustrator based in the UK. 30 years of working with symbols and archetypes form the foundation of my astrological approach. I started Darkstar Astrology back in 2010 with my then husband. In January 2014 Darkstar astrology became a solo journey.
For reading natal charts, my technique uses the tropical zodiac divided into decans and incorporates the fixed stars. I blend that with modern approaches to aspect patterns from the Huber school. In 2015 I completed an Horary course with Deborah Houlding, owner of the amazing site Skyscript. I have moved to using more traditional techniques since they are based on natural law and make use of the fixed stars. Read more about my transformation…. Re-Learning Astrology.
Darkstar Mission Statement
The name of the site Darkstar, is 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. Persephone’s journey to the underworld describes the alchemical process very well. 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.
I continue to research for my future book on Lilith , Ceres and Eris. I am glad now that I did not rush to complete it because I realize that the Dark Goddess archetype is far greater than just Lilith. It is really all about thePersephone myth and what that means for humanity. Freedom of speech and total ownership of the health of our bodies is extremely important to me. In that way we can we insure a safe future on planet earth for our children.