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Demetra George

Aspects, Testimony, and Trauma

Demetra George, M.A., looks to classical antiquity for inspiration in her pioneering work in mythic archetypal astrology, ancient techniques and history, and translations from Greek of primary source texts. She is the author of Astrology For Yourself, Asteroid Goddesses, Mysteries of the Dark Moon, Finding Our Way Through the Dark, and Astrology and the Authentic Self. She lives in Oregon, lectures internationally, and leads pilgrimages to the sacred sites in the Greece, Italy, Egypt, and India. She offers personal astrological consultations and mentors individual students in all levels of astrological

Website: www.demetra-george.com

Kay Taylor

The Healing Power of Astro-Synthesis

Kay Taylor offers a compassionate and transformational view of astrology, weaving together a unique integration of evolutionary astrology, intuitive mastery and the empathic spiritual psychology of psychosynthesis. Kay is ISAR CAP and NCGR Level II certified, and is an ISAR Consulting Skills trainer. Kay wrote for Astrology.com for many years, and a chapter for the OPA book The Professional Astrologer. Her book Soul Path Way was published in 2016. Kay resides in the SF Bay area and has maintained a thriving full-time practice for over 30 years.

Website: www.kaytaylor.com

Arlan Wise

Writing Workshop for Astrologers

Arlan Wise, C.A.P., is a professional consulting astrologer who has been in practice for 30 years. She teaches students of all levels. She wrote the astrology column for the Martha's Vineyard Times for 17 years . She is a frequent contributor to the Career Astrologer, OPA's newsletter. Arlan has spoken at Prosig and OPA conferences, and at the MAC conferences. She is a group leader for OPA's Astrologer's Retreat and teaches a writing workshop for astrologers. Arlan has been on the Board of OPA since 1996, serving as Newsletter Editor and Membership Secretary. She has recently ended a four-year term as president of OPAand will remain on the Board as Director of Publications

Website: www.arlanwise.com

Anne Ortelee

Astrology Fundamentals

Anne is certified by the three major astrology organizations in the United States. She is certified by the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) as a Level 3 Astrologer. She is certified by the American Federation of Astrologers (AFA) as a AMAFA. She is internationally certified by the International Society for Astrological Research as an ISAR-CAP.

Anne's volunteered as an Associate for the NYC Chapter of the NCGR since May 1995. She's lectured at Astrology Conferences since December 1998. Anne organized a monthly Astrology Discussion Group in 1995 and an astrologically based stock investment club in 2000, achieving excellent annual returns using astrology.

Anne's articles appear in various publications: The Ingress, Gaia, andThe NCGR Member Letter. Anne was the Recording Secretary for the Uranian Astrologers Special Interest Group for seven years. Anne currently serves as a director for the C. Jung Foundation in NYC.

Website: www.anneortelee.com

Demetra George

Traditional Prediction Techniques

Öner DÖŞER is a leading Turkish astrologer with a large network of followers and students, including 22 million internet TV viewers. He started to study astrology with Hakan Kirkoglu, further studied with Robert Zoller and earned his AMA degree. He founded AstroArt School of Astrology in 2005 in Istanbul where he trained more than 700 students until now. Öner also teaches astrology in Girne American University since 2014. In 2010, he organized an original online-live-interactive training program for the first time in Turkey which Turkish and foreign astrologers also take place as teachers. He has 20 books published, 3 of them translated into English and articles in the Astrological Journal. Since 2012, he has organized the International Astrology Days in Istanbul with international astrologers, with a sixth event planned for March 2017. Öner is the Turkish Satellite for OPA.

Website: www.onerdoser.com

Donna Young

Hand Drawing the Chart

Donna Young has a consultation and teaching practise in Calgary, Alberta, where she also organizes monthly gatherings for the local astrology community and conferences. Donna has a degree from Kepler College, where she is currently an instructor and responsible for the certificate program in Levels I, II and Chart Calculation. She is the NCGR III certified, trained in the ISAR ethics and consulting skills, and the Canadian Satellite Representative for OPA.

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Chris McRae

Horary in 3 Parts

Chris has been a consultant, teacher, author and international lecturer since 1970. She has lectured at major astrological conferences throughout the world including UAC, SARstrong, NCGR, OPA, AAGB in England, ARGO in South Africa, Balkan Conference in Belgrade, FCA in Australia, etc. She has conducted weekend seminars throughout Canada and the US, as well as Russia and other parts of Europe.

In 1982 she gave up broadcasting and a lucrative television business to become a full time-professional astrologer. Her community service includes current Vice-President ISAR Board, Chair ISAR Certification Program, Chair ISAR Competency Exam, Honorary Life President EAS, previous AFA Board and AFAN Steering Committee. She has authored 2 books, Understanding Interceptions; and The Geodetic World Map; as well as contributed to three other texts.

Website: www.astrologychrismcrae.com

Maurice Fernandez

Relationships and Sexuality - Compatibility in the Chart

Maurice Fernandez, author of the books Neptune, the 12th House and Pisces (NEW Edition) and Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness—Volume One, is one of the leading Evolutionary Astrologers. Currently based in Hawaii, his educational programs and reading practice have forged a worldwide reputation of depth and excellence. Maurice has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for 20 years and now teaches it with astrology, offering workshops and retreats that provide a complete body, mind, and spirit experience.

Maurice currently serves as OPA President and is looking forward to expanding the reach of Astrology and enhancing quality and depth.

Website: www.mauricefernandez.com

Arlan Wise

Game Changers in the Chart

Monica Hable Dimino is a professional astrologer from Boston, Massachusetts with a large international clientele. She taught nursing at Bellevue Hospital in New York before moving to Caracas, Venezuela in 1958. Her astrological studies began in 1960 with a French tutor. In 1970 she started working professionally. In 1980 she designed a teaching program for astrology in Spanish. In 1988 she returned to the US where she became an active member of the American astrological community. Her focus is professional astrology, to bring better astrology to the general public and thereby gain greater respect as a helping profession.

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Sandra Leigh

Astrology and Spiritual Evolution

Sandra-Leigh is a full-time, professional astrologer with a Master's Degree in Psychology. For 26 years, she wrote a weekly astrology column for the Sun Newspapers in northeastern Ohio. She has over 25 years experience working with thousands of clients from all over the United States. Sandra-Leigh teaches, lectures, and makes media appearances and is certified by ISAR and as a professional astrologer. She has written for Llewellyn Publications and StarIQ. Sandra-Leigh lives in the Boulder, Colorado area where she currently serves as President of the Rocky Mountain Astrologers (ROMA). Previously, she was Vice President and Membership Chair for OPA(Organization for Professional Astrology), served twice on the AFAN Steering Committee and has been anOPA Group Leader since 2000 when the peer group format was implemented.

Website: www.sandraleigh.com

Alexandra Karacostas

Peer Group Work- OPA's Signature Program

Alexandra has studied astrology since 1975. She lives in Chico, CA where she has a consulting practice, specializing in psychological, spiritual and relationship astrology. Since 1984 she has been a professional astrologer, offering consulting services, teaching, and contributing articles and monthly columns to various publications. In 1989, Alexandra co-founded and served as Vice-President of "Synsig", an NCGR "Sig" group focusing on relationship astrology.

She is a regular contributor to The Mountain Astrologer and writes for the Lotus Guide, a holistic publication serving Northern California. Alexandra is a certified trainer for ISAR's Consulting Skills program, a group leader for OPA's (Organization for Professional Astrology) Professional Certification Program.

Website: www.wisdomastrology.com

Richard Smoot

Peer Group Work - OPA's Signature Program

Richard holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Services and a Masters of Public Administration degree. Having studied and practiced as a consulting astrologer since 1971, Richard is co-author of ISAR's Consulting Skills Program; and a certified OPA group leader. In addition, Richard is Operations Manager and Assistant Treasurer for ISAR; publisher of the journal, ISAR International Astrologer; and serves on NCGR's Board of Examiners. Richard's emphasis in his client work is to develop and use client-centered consulting techniques with astrology to empower clients in determining their life.

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