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2017 Retreat Tracks

Track ListWelcome to the 2017 Retreat. We are delighted to have a very unique and eclectic selection of Tracks this year, from Predictive, to Hellenistic, to Evolutionary, and much more. You will immerse yourself in the track you choose for 3 days of the retreat in an intimate group of maximum 10 people, This is a unique way to dive deeper into the material.

Note that you can change your track until September 1, 2015. After which changes will not be allowed.

See the full Track description below.
Book early to secure availability of your track of choice

 

Track 1 - Demetra George - Aspects, Testimony, and Trauma

Track 2 - Kay Taylor - The Healing Power of Astrosynthesis

Track 3 - Arlan Wise - Writing Workshop for Astrologers

Track 4 - Anne Ortelee - Astrology Fundamentals

Track 5 - Öner DÖŞER- Traditional Predictive Techniques - Firdaria, Profections, and Solar Returns

Track 6 - Donna Young - Hand Drawing the Astrology Chart 

Track 7 - Chris McRae – Horary in Three Parts

Track 8 - Maurice Fernandez - Relationships and Sexuality in the chart

Track 9 - Monica Dimino - The Game Changers in the Chart

Track 10 - Sanra Leigh Serio - Astrology and Spiritual Evolution

Track 11 - Alexandra Karacostas - Peer Group Work - OPA's Signature Program (max 4 people) - Sold Out

Track 12 - Richard Smoot - Peer Group Work - OPA's Signature Program (max 4 people) Sold Out

Track 13 - Susan Falk - Peer Group Work - OPA's Signature Program (max 4 people) 

See track description below, and click on name to read the biography.

Faculty


 

Track 1. Demetra George

Aspects, Testimony, and Trauma

In ancient astrology, aspects were the means by which one planet could see another planet and then give eye witness testimony about what was seen. All the testimony was taken into account by the astrologer in rendering a judgment as to the expected outcome of that planet’s activity in the life of an individual. Join us in an exploration of the traditional ways in which aspects were interpreted as planets helping, enhancing, negating or harming each other. Discover the evocative vocabulary of witnessing, testifying, casting and hurling rays, overcoming, flowing forth, enclosure, maltreatment, bonification, and spear-bearing. And, in the process, learn how to identify the signature of trauma in the life as revealed by aspect patterns in the birth chart.

(Intermediate and Advanced)

Track 2. Kay Taylor

The Healing Power of Astro-synthesis

When we explain hard aspects or the nodal structure, our client may receive validation of their life experiences, and awareness of the need to integrate the energies, but often can’t translate the chart’s wisdom to meaningful change. Evolution is elusive. This track will take your chart synthesis and consulting skills to a new level so that you are able to quickly identify core issues, listen between the lines to your client’s concerns, and feel comfortable guiding your client through transformational processwork based on psychosynthesis philosophy. You’ll learn to clarify your intuition, work with planetary subpersonalities and support the client’s emotional process. Ultimately you may confidently offer a powerful session that facilitates soul path evolution and awakening.

(Intermediate and Advanced)

Track 3. Arlan Wise

Writing Workshop for Astrologers

During our three sessions together we will learn basic journalism techniques as we have fun doing exercises to practice “translating” astrological events and symbolism into plain English. We will write longer pieces on various topics, read our work to each other, discuss the pieces of writing without criticizing, and help each other discover and gain confidence in our writing strengths. We will encourage each other to start/continue/finish our personal writing projects. The goal for the track is that by the end of the conference we will each have an article to submit for publication.

(Intermediate and Advanced)

Track 4. Anne Ortelee

Astrology Fundamentals

We will review the foundation of astrology and chart analysis in order to solidify our understanding of the building blocks of Astrology.

(Beginners)

Track 5. Öner DÖŞER

Traditional Predictive Techniques - Profections, Firdaria, and Solar Returns

In this Track, we will be studying about the highly accurate Prediction Techniques Profection, Firdaria, and Solar Return charts. The study will include both theory and practice of the techniques on the charts of the participants with a focus on the use of Whole Sign house system. We will focus each day on one of the techniques and explore its principles and results.

(Intermediate and Advanced)

Track 6. Donna Young

Hand Drawing the Astrology Chart  

Drawing the chart by hand will provide you with a deep understanding of how the chart really functions.  Knowledge of chart calculation is required for certification with NCGR. AFA and ISAR, but even if certification isn’t your goal, understanding how a chart is built will ground you to the chart in a more solid way. Participants who would successfully complete the assignment would be granted a KEPLER COLLEGE pass in the Level I Math class. They would only have to pay a small material fee if they decided to take level II. The Kepler diploma already gives people an automatic NCGR Level III so we know it's on par with their expectations.

(All Levels)

Track 7. Chris McRae

Horary Astrology in Three Parts

Horary captures a short space of time when a matter is pressing and requires an immediate answer. It is the art of judgment in a moment of time. Learn when to ask and where to locate the question; to employ all the basics of everything you ever learned, perhaps even forgotten and yet to learn in delineating a chart. There is much common sense astrology in Horary and some new techniques in interpretation. Learn the Traditional William Lilly approach and see reasons to use both new and older relationships. We will also cover Electional Astrology, which is the art of choosing a propitious time for an event: marriage, opening a business, etc. Many interesting charts will give you much practice in the art of judgment.

(Intermediate and Advanced)

Track 8. Maurice Fernandez

Relationships Dynamics and Sexuality – Understanding the Evolutionary Reasons Behind a Relationship.

Join Maurice on this important study about relationships needs and sexuality, and identifying in the chart why two souls come again together. We will discuss evolutionary and karmic issues between two people, and assess the best way to make the best out of relationships by using Maurice’s unique compatibility assessment methods.

(Intermediate and Advanced)

Track 9. Monica Dimino

Game Changers in the Chart

In our consulting work as astrologers, one of our most important requests from clients has to do with change. Many lives flow along as anticipated until, all of a sudden, conditions shift. Can we as astrologers see these coming? Where do we go from there? In this group work I will bring my vast consulting experience to the task. We will look at ways to see game changes in predicable ways. And then we will look at best ways to handle these shifts using the wealth of astrology to inform us.

(Intermediate and Advanced)

Track 10. Sandra Leigh Serio

Astrology and Spiritual Evolution

The birth chart is a map of the soul in your earthly incarnation. The workshop will focus on your life purpose, spiritual path and the roadblocks encountered as well as the dharma and karma of the birth chart map. We will look at the importance of the nodes, pre-natal eclipse, planetary aspects and ascertain past life indicators. Other pertinent points in your chart will be analyzed to help you understand your place in the world.

(Intermediate and Advanced)

Track 11. Alexandra Karacostas - Sold Out

Peer Group Work - OPA's Signature Program

This track offers OPA’s trademark and unique learning process where participants go through peer-group work to refine their skills as professional astrologers. Together, we discuss the different issues of our profession:

  • On Day One, we discuss our client work and raise potential problems that emerged in the course of our practice, offering objective suggestions for these issues encountered.
  • On Day Two, We analyse each other chart and learn from each other's style and techniques. This is also an opportunity to sit on the client's chair again.
  • On Day Three, we speak of our future projects and create a business plan with goals and a budget to manifest the next step in our practice.

The advantage of this program is that it allows participants to express their own unique style, while at the same time evaluating skills, talents, and techniques in a much more precise manner, all essential in the practice of professional astrology. The development of self-knowledge is an equally important part of the curriculum. Participation in this track is a step toward becoming certified in OPA's Certification Program
Click here for more information on the PGW

(Practicing Astrologers)

Track 12. Richard Smoot - Sold Out

Peer Group Work - OPA's Signature Program

This track offers OPA’s trademark and unique learning process where participants go through peer-group work to refine their skills as professional astrologers. Together, we discuss the different issues of our profession:

  • On Day One, we discuss our client work and raise potential problems that emerged in the course of our practice, offering objective suggestions for these issues encountered.
  • On Day Two, We analyse each other chart and learn from each other's style and techniques. This is also an opportunity to sit on the client's chair again.
  • On Day Three, we speak of our future projects and create a business plan with goals and a budget to manifest the next step in our practice.

The advantage of this program is that it allows participants to express their own unique style, while at the same time evaluating skills, talents, and techniques in a much more precise manner, all essential in the practice of professional astrology. The development of self-knowledge is an equally important part of the curriculum. Participation in this track is a step toward becoming certified in OPA's Certification Program
Click here for more information on the PGW

(Practicing Astrologers)

Track 13. Susan Falk

Peer Group Work - OPA's Signature Program

This track offers OPA’s trademark and unique learning process where participants go through peer-group work to refine their skills as professional astrologers. Together, we discuss the different issues of our profession:

  • On Day One, we discuss our client work and raise potential problems that emerged in the course of our practice, offering objective suggestions for these issues encountered.
  • On Day Two, We analyse each other chart and learn from each other's style and techniques. This is also an opportunity to sit on the client's chair again.
  • On Day Three, we speak of our future projects and create a business plan with goals and a budget to manifest the next step in our practice.

The advantage of this program is that it allows participants to express their own unique style, while at the same time evaluating skills, talents, and techniques in a much more precise manner, all essential in the practice of professional astrology. The development of self-knowledge is an equally important part of the curriculum. Participation in this track is a step toward becoming certified in OPA's Certification Program
Click here for more information on the PGW

(Practicing Astrologers)

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