Mariella is a practicing astrologer and is qualified in both Vedic and Western Astrology. She has studied Jyotish with Pandit Sanjay Rath for many years and is a Jaimini Scholar as well as a Jyotisa Pandita. She also holds the Diploma of the Faculty of Astrological Studies as well as a post graduate Diploma in Counselling within Astrology.
She has practiced yoga since her teens and was initiated into Ananda Marga meditation in her late twenties. From time to time she organises weekend seminars to introduce beginners to yoga, meditation and the spiritual philosophy of her Master, Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji. She considers her spiritual practices a vital complement to her practice of astrology.
She is a Fellow and past treasurer of the Association of Professional Astrologers International (APAI) and a Member of the British Association of Vedic Astrologers (BAVA) and has served on the Council of the Astrological Association (AA). She was a tutor as well as a council member of the Faculty of Astrological Studies (FAS).
Prior to taking up a career in astrology, she worked in the City for 15 years as a Member of the London Stock Exchange. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securites and Investments and a Member of the Society of Technical Analysts.