Mariola Rosario (she/her) is a witch, astrologer, teacher, artist, photographer, collage maker and independent researcher from Borikén, the land known as Puerto Rico. She is currently living and experiencing our global collapse between the shores of Paris, France, Puerto Rico and the so-called United States.
Mariola loves collaborating with artists, intuitives, freaks, ghosts, old, new & curious souls, students, teachers, organizers, activists, ancestors, flowers, plants, animals, candles, tarot, planets and beyond. She has always found herself somewhere between the teacher-student axis and would like to continue to find alternative and more compassionate routes towards inclusive pedagogy and revolutionary, anti-extractive modes of learning and co-creating spaces of magical and material mutual aid.
An alumni of The University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras and the New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science, her interests are cross-disciplinary, from literary and contemporary visual culture to critical theory, mythology, languages, photography and autobiography. Her current principal artistic expression is the love language of Astrology and the empowering conversations that arise from it. With her Astrology journey, Mariola found that the deeper she dove into this contemplative work, the more the language began to reveal itself as an Artistic Practice: a dialogue, a dance, a conversation between us, here on Planet Earth, and the divine Cosmos that houses all the impossible mysteries of the Universe. Mariola follows Hellenistic traditions of Astrology, spanning from the 2nd Century BCE to the 16th Century. She infuses these ancient techniques with her unique intuitive guidance as well as her multifaceted background in the arts and academia.
Mariola fully landed in Astrology in 2018, after receiving a reading from astrologer Andrea Lobo in Puerto Rico. The seed of Astrology was awakened. The seed then grew and grew until it led to the work of her current teacher, mentor, collaborator and friend Britten LaRue. Mariola became a client and then quickly became a student. In 2020, she joined the first cohort of Britten's signature astrology primer: Charting your Own Course (CYC) and in 2021 she joined the first iteration of The Magician’s Table (TMT). Both experiences were completely life altering and life affirming.
In the Fall of 2021, she served as a guest co-teacher for Britten LaRue's course Notes from the Underground: Cultivating intimacy with Pluto. In the Spring of 2022 Mariola became the13th Reader for the new cohort of The Magician's Table. In the Fall of 2022, she was one of the co-facilitators of CAVE Space, A 4-week experiential learning journey exploring Scorpio, Pluto, the 8th House, & underworld archetypes. In the Spring of 2023, she joined The League of Stars, an artistic residency training program to cultivate new relationships with the sky led by Luz Peuscovich.
Mariola’s books are open for one-on-one astrology consultations in English and Spanish. She continues to study Astrology every day. Some of the teachers and lineages of thought she follows are thanks: Britten LaRue, Luz Peuscovich, Andrea Lobo, Renee Stills, Chani Nicholas, Kirah Tabourn, Michael J Morris, ET Shipley, Alice Sparkly Kat, Adam Sommer, and always Chris Brennan and the incomparable Demetra George (amongst many others).
In 2023, Mariola intends to write, publish and make more art about the sky, the stories and the mysteries. She is currently working on a projects about Gargoyles as witnesses of time, revolution, cultural change and humanity's relationship with monstrosity.
Moon to Moon Podcast with host Britten LaRue: