Mari was born and raised in Washington State and continued her education in Illinois and California. She began her metaphysical studies with Sister Thedra and other teachers in Mt. Sasta, learning The Tarot, Runes, Astrology & Numerology. Early on she discovered the difference between the tropical and sidereal systems. Mari taught classes and practices for many years in Joshua Tree, CA. She is dedicated to the Sidereal (Star Time) Zodiac and studied with ROSA (Registry of Sidereal Astrologers).
Bina Thompkins was born as Bina Shahani, a Hindu from Pakistan. She has lived and worked in eight countries and three continents of this world. Her parents followed Vedic astrology and therefore she was brought up in an atmosphere of understanding and relating to meta-physics. She completed her Masters in Environmental Engineering from Imperial College London in 1998. She now has a very scientific approach to Sidereal Astrology. Mari Red Moon has been her "Guru" for the past 7 years.