OPA Retreat 2024

Awakening: Celebrating the Aquarian Shift
Connect and Learn

Newpark Resorts, Park City, Utah
October 16 – 21, 2024

Consulting Skills Registration

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Utah 2024 Registration – In Person Consulting Skills with Kay Taylor

If you’ve chosen to participate in the consulting skills program as your track for the conference, you’re in the right place.

Find all the program details and register below.
This program counts towards OPA certification.
OPA membership required.
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About the Program

Navigate Consultations with Compassion & Confidence

As a professional astrologer or senior student, you probably know how to read an astrology chart, but it takes refined skill and awareness to know how to synthesize the astrology and communicate the wisdom effectively.

We face choices of how to begin a reading, or speak about challenging configurations, perhaps handling strong emotion. Astrology can be revealing, transformative, and powerful—if we know how to connect with the client and deliver the wisdom in an empowering way, without creating unnecessary fear or harm.

This training is for you if you want to deliver memorable, empowering readings, connecting with your clients in a deep and transformative way. This essential program will make you a better astrologer. We will work on effective communication skills, including how to develop rapport and find the balance between engaging the client in dialogue and providing the astrological wisdom.

This process requires mindfulness and conscious awareness. We’ll explore ethics, boundaries, cross-cultural and diversity sensitivity, and the unconscious effect of our personal beliefs and philosophies—including how our unconscious traits show up in our own astrology chart. Each day includes lecture, group discussion, experiential exercises, and opportunities to practice these skills by giving and receiving short readings.

This program is part of the OPA certification process.

This training is for you if you want to:

  • Deliver memorable, empowering readings
  • Connect with your client in a deep and transformative way
  • Feel confident about your ability to handle complex issues

This essential program will make you a better astrologer whether you’re a beginner or seasoned professional.

You will learn:

  • Effective communication skills
  • How to develop rapport
  • Cross-cultural and diversity sensitivity
  • Skillful transitions between listening and providing the astrological wisdom
  • How every step in the marketing & booking process creates security or distrust
  • How your own unconscious needs affect your astrology

The process of becoming a great astrologer requires mindfulness and conscious awareness.

We’ll explore ethics, boundaries, and the unconscious effect of our personal beliefs and philosophies—including how our unconscious traits are revealed in our own astrology chart.

The training includes lecture, group discussion, experiential exercises, short reading practice, and the astrological basics — you don’t need to be a professional astrologer for this course

Plus, OPA’s Consulting Skills program has proven to provide the opportunity to make lasting connections with other astrologers.


Kay Taylor

Kay Taylor is a visionary astrologer, teacher, and author who has been integrating evolutionary astrology with intuitive mastery, psychosynthesis, yoga philosophy, and healing wisdom for 40 years. Kay is the President of OPA Foundation (Organization for Professional Astrology), formerly Education Director, and is on the Board of Kepler College. She is a respected international conference lecturer, professional mentor, and trains intuitive/astrologers through her Soul Path School. Publications include Soul Path Way (2016), chapters for “The Professional Astrologer” (2015), “Essential Astrology” (2025), and numerous articles. Certified by OPA, ISAR CAP and NCGR Level II, she maintains a thriving full time consulting practice based in the SF Bay Area. With fire and water grand trines, you’ll find her riding the flow of empathic love and endless action.

Website: www.KayTaylor.com

Full Event Registration with Consulting Skills

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Member Early Bird

Until April 30


Advance Pricing

May 1 – Aug 10


Late Registration

Aug 11 – Oct 11


Includes all retreat presentations, activities, and the Consulting Skills Program.

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Travel Insurance

Due to the natural uncertainties of life, OPA strongly suggests taking the time to consider travelers insurance. It is advised to purchase travelers’ insurance as soon as possible after retreat and airfare purchase. In some cases, there is a 14-day limit for full coverage.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation on or before 1-July, full refund less $75 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation on or before 10-August, 50% refund less $75 cancellation fee.
  • Any cancellation on or after 11-August, is non-refundable.
  • Cancellations are transferable if you are able to find someone to take your place.

Payment Plans

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Payment plans are available with the following schedule:

  • Until May 31: As shown above (choose options)
  • Until June 30: 50% down, 25% by July 31, 25% by Aug 31
  • Until July 31: 50% down, 50% by Aug 31

Scholarship Application

OPA offers full and partial scholarships for our Immersion Trainings that may lead to certification. This includes scholarship opportunities for this retreat. We are committed to making top quality astrology education and connection accessible to the community.

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