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Arlan Wise

Chart Interpretation for Beginners

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 Ortelle

Working with Chart Patterns: From Grand Crosses to Mystic Rectangles

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

Monica Dimino


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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Alexandra Karacostas


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

Maurice Fernandez

Identifying Spiritual Development and Breakthrough 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

Chris McRae

Unfolding Your Evolutionary Journey

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

Chris Brennan

Zodiacal Releasing: Timing Peaks and Transitions in One's Career and Life Direction

Chris Brennan is a professional astrologer from Denver, Colorado, USA. He was educated at Kepler College, where he focused on cross-cultural comparisons between the astrological traditions. Chris has a special interest in the history, philosophy, and practice of ancient astrology, and specializes in the Greco-Roman tradition of astrology known as Hellenistic Astrology.

Chris is the former President of the Association for Young Astrologers, as well as the former Research Director of the National Council of Geocosmic Research. He is currently an associate editor of The Mountain Astrologer magazine, and writes a monthly column for them on auspicious dates for beginning new ventures using electional astrology.

Website: www.chrisbrennanastrologer.com/

Sandra Leigh Serio


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

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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Rick Levine

Becoming a Better Astrologer

Rick's daily horoscope column reaches millions of people every day and is featured on internet sites such as Tarot.com, LA Times, and Huffington Post. His YouTube videos with Jeff Jawer (daily and monthly) bridge the gulf between technical and popular astrology. His "Quantum Astrology" DVD reveals his thinking on astrology, science, spirituality and history. Rick is the cofounder of StarIQ.com, a Founding Trustee of Kepler College and an active voice in the astrology community.

Website: www.stariq.com