OPA Astrology Retreat 2024

Awakening: Celebrating the Aquarian Shift

Connect and Learn

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

Celebrate Community and Astrology in the Age of Aquarius!

Join us for an unforgettable retreat conference nestled in the easily accessible, serene mountain haven of Park City, Utah.

Immerse yourself in three days of astrological expertise guided by our esteemed experts. In intimate groups of 6 to 9 like-minded souls, you’ll explore your choice of one depth topic. You’ll learn from the wisdom and experience of the leader, with practical insights from personalized chart interpretations and shared experiences. This small group workshop experience is unique to OPA retreats.

Plus you’ll have the opportunity to hear the latest worldview forecasts in a day of presentations from top astrologers. They’ll share their views of the next twenty years plus show how astrology provides the keys to thriving through times of radical change.

At the OPA Retreat, you will forge meaningful connections with fellow cosmic travelers, forming bonds that last well beyond these six magical days.

What to Expect

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DAY 1: Begin your journey with an uplifting opening reception, where old friends reunite and new connections are made.

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DAY 2: Prepare to be captivated by a day of engaging presentations, illuminating the potential and mysteries of the upcoming years. Savor a delectable catered dinner together, fostering deeper connections and lively conversations.
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DAYS 3-4-5: When you register, you choose between an array of specialized topics and OPA certification trainings. For three days you will dive deep into the astrology theme of your choice, with lots of time to indulge in the unique offerings of Park City, whether it’s exploring local restaurants, hiking, or luxuriating in the comfort of your accommodations. From well-appointed rooms to spacious suites and charming townhouses—some even boasting balcony hot tubs—you’ll find your perfect sanctuary amidst the natural beauty of the resort’s backdrop, a serene nature preserve. Nightly dinner reservations with the faculty will ensure you get to know your favorite astrologers.
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DAY 6: Returning home, nourished on all levels.

The Fabulous Faculty

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Lynn Bell

Track Leader

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Gemini Brett

Track Leader

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Celeste Brooks

Track Leader

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Rick Levine

Track Leader

Magali Morales

Magali Morales

Track Leader

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Anne Ortelee

Track Leader

christopher-renstrom

Christopher Renstrom

Track Leader

sam-reynolds

Sam Reynolds

Track Leader

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Kira Sutherland

Track Leader

Donna Young

Donna Young

Track Leader

Moon-Zlotnick

Moon Zlotnick

Track Leader

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Kay Taylor

Consulting Skills Trainer

Louise-Edington

Louise Edington

Peer Group Leader

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Alexandra Karacostas

Peer Group Leader

Geni Picazo

Geni Picazo

Peer Group Leader

Arlan-Wise

Arlan Wise

Peer Group Leader

Why Attend

This retreat promises an enriching experience like no other, where the transformative power of astrology meets the warmth of community. It’s an opportunity to deepen your astrological knowledge, nurture lasting friendships, and bask in the magic of nature.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary journey of self-discovery and connection. Reserve your spot today for the best price and choices of lodging.

Logistics & Inclusions

Location

Park City, Utah
Newpark Resort
1476 Newpark Boulevard

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Dates

October 16-21, 2024
Wed – Arrival & Reception
Thurs – Presentations & Group Dinner
Fri, Sat, Sun – Workshops
Mon – Departure

*Retreat ends at 5pm Sunday. Full attendance is required for Certification Trainings and preferred for Tracks. We encourage a Monday morning departure or after 5:30pm Sunday night.

Inclusions

  • Welcome Reception
  • Small Group Interactive Workshops (3 days)
  • Choice of Track – intimate groups of 6-9
  • Five presentations plus the recordings
  • Banquet Buffet with Keynote
  • Skygazing with Gemini Brett
  • Daily Yoga

Travel Details

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Salt Lake City International airport (SLC) is located just 30 minutes from Newpark Resorts. Uber and Lyft are available, and ridesharing is encouraged. Due to Newpark Resorts location, it is strongly advised an Uber/Lyft reservation is made in advance for departure day.

Newpark Resorts Accommodations

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This resort has an array of room types, and many include a balcony hot tub and fireplace. You can choose a single room or share a larger unit, many including kitchenette facilities. If you are interested in room or 2-bedroom suite/townhouse sharing, please contact Angelina here. If you would prefer a private room of your own, please contact Newpark Resorts directly.
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Retreat Agenda

Day 1: Arrival Day
Wed, Oct 16

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4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Speakers on Presentation Day: Thurs, Oct 17

(day passes available)

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Lynn Bell

We’re All in This Together: Pluto in Aquarius 

@ 9:30am – 10:30am

View Description
Pluto is at the inception of a 20-year passage through the sign of Aquarius. As Pluto enters more deeply into the sign, it dismantles the old hierarchies, and empowers collective change. It calls us together as both witnesses and actors in the emergence of a new humanity. It will bring a Promethean moment, with possibilities for radical social reorganization, inviting us to reaffirm our humanity as we confront the shadow of technological and collective control as well as planetary change. On an individual level, Pluto in Aquarius calls us urgently to see what is true in each heart. As hearts come together, new avenues for collective change can emerge.
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Christopher Renstrom

Gavin Arthur: A Counter-Culture Queer Astrologer at the Summer of Love  

@ 10:45am – 11:45am

View Description
Born Chester A Arthur III in 1901, Arthur was the grandson of the 21st President of the United States. Raised in wealth and privilege, he rebelled against his family by changing his name to Gavin – a name derived from the Irish chieftan Gabhadhan – and emigrating to Europe where he became an Irish revolutionary, a sexologist, and an Astrologer. Returning to America he funded a Utopian society in the sand dunes of Oceano, California during the Great Depression (long before Big Sur) and became a beloved counter-culture figure in 1960s San Francisco – famously casting the horoscope for the first Be-In in 1967.

His book, The Circle of Sex (1962) challenged the heteronormative tenets of his day. The book describes a wheel divided into twelve parts, which resembles a horoscope; but instead of zodiac signs, Arthur employs contemporary sexual archetypes to show the diversity of expression spanning the spectrum, from absolute yang to absolute yin, with all the possible combinations between.

This presentation discusses this “lost chapter” in the history of Queer Astrology and does a deep dive into what Gavin Arthur was trying to say about Astrology and sexuality decades before these ideas became recognized in the 21st century.

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Rick Levine

What is the Aquarian Shift? And Why Is It So Important Now?

@ 2pm – 3:15pm

View Description
It’s nearly impossible to have an astrological discussion these days without talking about Pluto’s entry into Aquarius. Even if astrological ages are actually 2,160 years long, putting the actual Age of Aquarius more than a century down the road, why is it of such interest now? There’s no question about it: humanity is going through radical changes that are impacting every facet of life. These profound evolutionary transformations are also directly impacting the astrology community, the practice of our craft, and altering the foundational underpinnings of our sacred cosmic tradition.

Rick will take us on a mental rollercoaster ride as he elucidates the message of these times. Humans all around the globe are getting glimpses of a more enlightened future while simultaneously experiencing the disillusioning challenges of humanity’s apparent failures. While a growing community of lightworkers paint a future of ascension, many people are suffering from cataclysmic disasters. Although resistance may be futile, we are still attached to systems built upon corporate greed, institutionalized fear of personal sovereignty, suppression of gender fluidity, denial of ecological instability, and engrained patterns of colonialism, misogyny, and racism. Nevertheless, there is good reason to celebrate, for we are in the midst of the greatest evolutionary change Homo sapiens have ever experienced, and as astrologers we have a significant role to play in this unfolding drama.

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Kira Sutherland

Stress and the Rising Sign

@ 3:30pm – 4:45pm

View Description
The Rising sign and the first house are the rulers of the physical body and have great influence on our health and wellbeing. When we experience stress, be it physical or mental, it is our Ascendant that comes to the rescue, trying to protect us from a perceived threat. In this short presentation Kira will explore how each rising sign reacts when under stress and what we can do via our natal chart to support our body with natural remedies and lifestyle changes.
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Sam Reynolds

Pluto in Aquarius: At the Threshold-Still

@ 8pm – Keynote

View Description
As Pluto settles into Aquarius, it’s worth noting that it’s nearly been a lunar node cycle since astronomers demoted Clyde Tombaugh’s 1930 discovery from a major planet to a dwarf planet amidst the growing number of Kuiper Belt objects. Interestingly, the quest for “Pluto” began even before its astronomical discovery, particularly among astrologers.

After nearly a century of astrologers contemplating Pluto, it’s evident that this demotion may signal a change in how we perceive this planet, and possibly how other dwarf planets function in our world and within our astrological understanding. In this keynote address, Reynolds, drawing from John Michael Greer’s The Twilight of Pluto: Astrology and the Rise and Fall of Planetary Influences and other research, will explore what this planet of depth and “transformation” might indicate for the next 100 years and what discoveries may still lie ahead.

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Select Registration Type

Select which type of track you will take during the retreat below. You’ll choose your Immersion Track leader when you register.

You can also choose a Peer Group or Consulting Skills training for your Track – both of which are unique OPA signature immersions that are part of the OPA Certification program.

Immersion Tracks

At an OPA Retreat Conference, you spend three days with a renowned expert in their astrological field. You learn through their years of experience, sharing some charts and personal experiences in your small group, synthesizing astrology in a deep and meaningful circle of students and colleagues.

You will ultimately embody the teachings in a much more integrated way, leaving confident and skillful about the subject of your choice.

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Peer Groups

Working with an intimate group of only four astrologers, you will explore a variety of challenging issues astrologers face and have the rare opportunity to discover how your peers do astrology, by giving, receiving and observing readings. Branding and business planning top off a rewarding 3-day experience.
* Certification course
* OPA membership required
* Must have at least six months paid experience

Consulting Skills

Refine your astrological skills and deepen your ability to deliver transformative readings with precision and compassion. This program is designed for professional astrologers and senior students seeking to enhance their communication and connection with clients, leading to confidence, cross-cultural competence, and the ability to deliver powerful, memorable readings.
* Certification course
* OPA membership required

Immersion Track Attendees: Choose Your Track Leader and Register Below.

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Immersion Track Leaders & Descriptions

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Immersion Track Leaders & Descriptions

Lynn Bell

Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Category: Psychological, Traditional / Hellenistic

Untangling the Roots, Family Patterns in the Birth Chart

Track Description & Lynn's Bio

We are often entangled in the roots of the family, roots that are reflected in the birth chart. Families carry patterns around success and failure, around sex and money, particular beliefs about love and relationship. Working with these imprints can be a powerful, and sometimes painful, part of our lives.

This track will provide an opportunity to go deeply into family charts and their relationship to our own, to see how we and our loved ones are profoundly connected but can also be subtly bound to past experiences. Hidden stories, forgotten events, exile, love and tragedy, may all be part of our family inheritance. and these themes often repeat mysteriously in our own lives or those of the following generation.

We will learn how to identify recurrent themes in family charts, through planetary patterns and sign distribution, as well as other techniques. These can highlight the healing tasks assigned to each of us and also help identify the gifts that have come through time, Come with the birth dates (and times when possible) of extended family. Even without exact birth times a certain number of ‘threads’ can be recognized.

Astrology offers rich insight into the complex issues that tie us to family, even when we feel distant or separate. I am thrilled to be working with a small group in person to explore these themes, where we have the opportunity to deepen and respectfully share. My intention is to create a healing space, and to use exercises and ritual to integrate the material. Objects or keepsakes, photos, or writings may be welcome companions to this work.

Lynn Bell has been a consulting astrologer for over four decades, . Lynn is particularly interested in. the archetypal images that impact the soul and illuminate the psychological and spiritual growth of individuals, Lynn lives in Paris, France was a long-time tutor for the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London, She now teaches online for Astrology University and MISPA, and has spoken at conferences and schools all over the world. She explored family inheritance, in her book, Planetary Threads, and Solar Returns in Cycles of Light, IN 2016 Lynn was awarded the Charles Harvey award for Exceptional Service to Astrology. She has also taught for Caroline Myss’s CMED Intstitute, and the Chartres Wisdom School, and more recently for Myss.com.

www.LynnBellAstrology.com

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Gemini Brett

Level: All levels
Category: Natal Chart Delineation

The Sacred Astronomy of the Heavenly Houses
Embodied Astronomy, Astrology, and Correspondences

Track Description & Gemini's Bio

This track will have an adjusted schedule to accommodate both indoor and outdoor sessions. Inside, through beautiful slides, animations, and live chart work, we’ll expand our understanding of the heavenly houses by gazing through the lenses of traditional accidental dignity techniques like planetary sect, planetary rejoicing, and angular triads. We’ll explore the archetypal fabric of whole sign houses then expand into the more astronomical-derived ecliptic divisions of equal and Porphyry house systems before turning our attention to the sundial to integrate the framework of planetary hours and Placidus houses.

Outside, in the classroom of the living sky, we’ll learn to see the heavenly houses with our eyes. We’ll explore the hidden history of space and time through investigations of Babylonian declinations and Egyptian decans. We’ll get directions from North Star then work with the cardinal directions to embody an experience of the astrological angles and quadrants. We’ll meet guiding stars who will help us see the great circles and the MC then apply our indoor teachings to find the Horoskopos (Ascendant degree) through the trees. All aboard for a most magical mystery tour.

Gemini Brett’s terrestrial translations of the celestial conversation, expressed through the ancient arts of sacred geometry, musical harmony, embodied astronomy, and number magic activate seasoned sages as much as they initiate students new to the cosmic curriculum. He is a world-renowned astrologer, shamanic starry*teller, and inspiring educator best known for reconnecting astrologers with the sacred astronomy of the living sky. Brett serves as president of NCGR San Francisco and as founding instructor at the School of Earthstrology. His passion, dedication, and innovation were recently honored by OPA who presented him with the Orion Award for Outstanding Contribution to Astrology.

www.GeminiBrett.com

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Celeste Brooks

Level: All levels
Category: Natal & Predictive Techniques

Moon Mastery™ Workshop

Track Description & Celeste's Bio

The Moon rules our subconscious mind, and the Sun our conscious reality. Working with our lunar teacher helps make the subconscious conscious. Uncovering the why of personal behavior invites self-compassion and is a ticket to manifesting success.

This workshop will dive into all topics related to the Moon and her cycles. Participants will receive a lunar planning guide to initiate goal setting for 2025. The discussion will include: – Nurturing the self and relationships – the natal moon sign, phase, and personality – Forecasting the now – the Progressed Moon by sign, house, and aspects – Utilizing the transit and progressed lunar cycle for prediction and goal-setting – Walking the temple path with the lunar nodes – Welcoming change with eclipses and their cycles – Lunar planning for success in 2025 Participants will develop a deeper understanding of our lunar teacher to have a new perspective.

You will receive tools to understand life cycles, make more conscious decisions, improve personal relationships, and achieve goals.

Celeste Brooks is an astrologer, coach, and teacher specializing in natal, mundane, and horary astrology. Her podcast, Celestial Insights, offers weekly guidance. She discusses the astrology of current events on her popular Instagram lives. Celeste is an OPA board member and Transit Talk host. Celeste lectures for astrology organizations, schools, and conferences, including OPA, ISAR, Kepler College, Synchronicity University, and NORWAC2024. Before transitioning into astrology full-time, she had a successful sales and marketing career spanning over 25 years. She has an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and an M.B.A. from St. Mary’s College. She holds the STA’s Practitioners Level Certification in Horary.

www.AstrologyByCeleste.com

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Rick Levine

Level: All levels
Category: Natal Chart Delineation, Traditional / Hellenistic

Improving Natal Chart Consultations: Where the Planets Meet the Earth

Track Description & Rick's Bio

Are you ready to take your astrology practice to the next level? There is an ongoing dance between learning new astrological techniques and applying them in our consultations. Join Rick Levine on a deep dive into the dynamics of successful client sessions while exploring the wide variety of goals astrologers have for practicing astrology. Rick will guide us through several different approaches to chart work. We will delve into topics such as harmonic resonance, aspect synthesis, and chart patterns. Albert Einstein said, “99% of genius is knowing what’s important.” We will learn how to quickly focus on the most significant issues presented by a chart. We will concentrate on the analysis of life-changing transitions as catalyzed by timing techniques. Rather than approaching a client session as a performance by the astrologer, we will gain practical knowledge and hands-on experience about how to change the traditional dynamics of chart reading. Specific curriculum topics will be developed from real-time demonstrations of these techniques using the charts of all class participants. Students will gain a fresh perspective that can be incorporated into their practice, whatever their current skill level and regardless of what techniques comprise the body of their regular practice/work.

My goal for this track is simple: enable each participant to leave a better astrologer than when they arrived. We will have group discussions about overcoming patriarchal and gender biases in chart interpretation. We will explore the role of the astrologer and the impact of a chart reading on a client, including a discussion of fate vs. free will. We will learn how to approach a natal chart from a perspective of sacred geometry when working with aspects. We will learn how to find the “hum” of a chart, based upon the concept of the “Music of the Spheres” as described by Pythagoras and Kepler. Ultimately, we will learn how to bring theory into practice when choosing which techniques to use when reading a natal chart.

With over 50 years of experience, Rick Levine has synthesized his approach to horoscopic astrology in a way that can benefit beginners, serious students, and professionals. Rick’s philosophy is simple: Astrology is a tool for empowerment, understanding, and creativity. Founding Trustee of Kepler College. Coauthored Barnes and Noble’s annual mass market “Your Astrology Guides” (2006-2013). Rick’s online Daily Horoscope Column reached millions of readers daily for twenty years. His instructional YouTube videos and courses currently reach tens of thousands of students every month. AWARDS: “International Astrologer of the Year Award” (Krishnamurti Institute of Vedic Studies, Kolkata, India, 2018), “Fomalhaut Award for Astrological Excellence” (Turkish School of Astrology, 2019), and “Favorite Social Media Content Creator” (ISAR, 2022).

www.RickLevineAstrologer.com

Magali Morales

Magali Morales

Level: All levels
Category: Evolutionary / Psychological

Evolutionary Tools for the Awakened Astrologer

Track Description & Magali's Bio

An experiential, process-oriented training group where participants will work with their own charts, examining their many identities (gender, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, ability/disability, class, etc.) and their trauma histories and healing journeys in the light of evolutionary astrology, paying special attention to our Nodal Story. Participants will develop awareness of the parallel process between their own healing and learning journey and that of the clients they tend to attract. Participants will acquire skills for trauma-informed consulting, as well as the liberation work of dismantling sexism, racism, LGBTQ oppression, class oppression, disability oppression and all the other forms of structural violence that are deeply embedded into our society.

This will be an experiential, process-oriented training where the participants will function as a counseling group. It will require an openness to working with their own chart in front of the group, commitment to confidentiality and other safety agreements, as well as the willingness to be vulnerable and do deep work.

Magalí Morales, MSW, is a Guatemalan-Mexican evolutionary astrologer, spiritual counselor, and shamanic practitioner, now serving as OPA’s Vice-president and representative of Ethics. Magali has done extensive work in the field of healing trauma and dismantling oppression, and she is an activist at the intersection of social and climate justice. Magali publishes weekly gems of wisdom on FB @magalimoralesspiritualcounseling and IG @magalispiritualcounseling on the topics of astrology, shamanism, liberation and trauma healing. She offers Astrology Consultations, Shamanic Healing including Soul Retrieval, Spiritual Counseling with a focus on healing trauma with somatic and archetypal methods, in English and Spanish.

www.MagaliMorales.com

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Anne Ortelee

Level: All levels
Category: Forecasting & Predictive Techniques

Mapping Your Life

Track Description & Anne's Bio

Using a basket of astrological techniques, we’ll explore mapping your life. The natal potential describes the chart. What you do with your potential are your life choices. We will work with each person’s chart to understand the turning points and patterns. We will cover natal potential, aspect analysis, karmic incarnation, Nodal placement, solar arcs, secondary and tertiary progressions, lifetime progressed declination, transits, stations of progressed planets, chart themes, pattern types, draconic chart, harmonic charts, and chart energy flow. Using these techniques together, we will map out each person’s life to see their life unfold before our eyes. If it is in your heart, it is in your chart.

Anne Ortelee is a certified astrologer by ISAR-CAP, AMAFA, NCGR-PAA Level 3 and OPA. She started to study astrology in 1994 and in 2001 became a full-time astrologer. Anne was trained as a traditional Western Predictive Astrologer. Since May 1995, Anne’s volunteered for NYC’s NCGR Chapter and other astrology organizations. Anne was the Treasurer for OPA for 7 years and serves on the Board of the CG Jung Foundation. Since December 1998, Anne’s lectured at astrology conferences including UAC 2012 and 2018. She writes a regular column, twitters daily aspects to over 74,000 people and offers three weekly podcasts and YouTube about astrology. She offers a daily overview, aspects, and a theme song to her Patreon subscribers.

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Christopher Renstrom

Level: Intermediate
Category: Mythology & Archetypes, Psychological, Relationship Astrology

Face Value: Understanding the Rising Sign

Track Description & Christopher's Bio

Your Rising Sign is the face of your astrological chart. It’s not a mask, a persona, or a role that you play. It’s your horoscopic face – and it’s every bit as spontaneous, expressive, and reactive as your physical face is. In this track we will be talking about the Rising Sign and its relationship to the Sun as well as the other planets in the chart. We’ll be examining which planets are “seen” by the Rising Sign – thereby winning full access to the chart’s expression – and which ones don’t. For the planets that aren’t “seen” by the Rising Sign, we will discuss what that means and how they can get around it. Finally, we will discuss the Rising Sign’s role in synastry and the way it can support or confound a relationship.

Christopher Renstrom is the creator of Rulingplanets.com, an online astrology site based on his bestselling book, Ruling Planets (HarperCollins 2002). His latest books, The Cosmic Calendar and Rise & Shine: An Astrological Guide to How You Show Up in the World are both published by TarcherPerigee, a Penguin Random House imprint. Christopher also recorded the audible version of Rise and Shine. Christopher writes the daily horoscopes for SFGate.com and the weekly horoscopes for Astrology Hub in addition to appearing monthly on The Astrology Hub Podcast. Christopher recently launched his own YouTube channel called Christopher Renstrom Astrology – a blend of astrological forecasting and storytelling drawing examples from ancient myth, classic literature, and popular entertainment.

www.RulingPlanets.com

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Sam Reynolds

Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Category: Forecasting & Predictive Techniques, Traditional/Hellenistic

Predictive Astrology Bootcamp

Track Description & Sam's Bio

Drawing on 30 years of experience with trial, error, and success with clients, Reynolds will teach essential predictive astrology techniques that he’s used, such as progression techniques, distribution of the bounds solar arcs, solar and lunar returns, Zodiacal Releasing, Firdaria, profections, as well as transits and Venus to Uranus returns. With each technique, participants will not only have a chance to look at specific examples but will be able to experiment and see how the methods work with their charts or other charts they’d like to evaluate. The class can be broken up into three parts 1. Classical Techniques such as distribution of the bounds, Zodiacal Releasing, Firdaria, and Profections. 2. Classical to modern techniques: Solar, lunar, and other planetary returns 3. Modern: Solar arcs, secondary, tertiary, and minor progressions.

Samuel F. Reynolds, a former skeptic, had a life-changing visit to an astrologer and has since spent over 30 years studying astrology. Now Samuel consults and teaches astrology full-time. He serves as president of the board of directors for the International Academy of Astrology and has written horoscopes for several print and online publications. He was the co-recipient of ISAR’s 2022 Community Service Award.

www.UnlockAstrology.com

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Kira Sutherland

Level: All levels
Category: Health & Wellness

Naturopathic Astrology and Your Natal Blueprint of Health

Track Description & Kira's Bio

Join Kira Sutherland, medical astrologer, and Australian Naturopath, as she guides you through the intricacies of your natal chart to unveil the blueprint of your health astrology. Gain profound insights into your unique gifts and challenges, empowering you to provide targeted support for your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Through comprehensive exploration, discover the dynamic interplay between transits, progressions, and various medical astrology techniques, taking your understanding of your natal blueprint to the next level of well-being. By integrating astrological wisdom with natural therapies and dietary considerations, you’ll emerge with a revitalized sense of your body and practical tools to navigate through times of stress and illness.

Kira Sutherland is an award-winning Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist and Astrologer who lives between Sydney Australia and the mountains of BC Canada. She divides her time between clients, writing and lecturing on health, wellbeing, and medical astrology. Known for her vibrant, straight forward teaching style, Kira has lectured in Medical Astrology around the globe and has been in clinic practice for over 28 years. Kira combines her knowledge in Natural Medicine with her passion for Medical Astrology into a wonderful mix of mind/body medicine.

www.AstrologyOfHealth.com

Donna Young

Donna Young

Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Category: Natal Chart Delineation

Planetary Condition

Track Description & Donna's Bio

To be our best, we need to play to our strengths. This idea is widely accepted in the sports world, but it’s true for all of us! How do you uncover what that strength is when looking at the natal chart? How will you know if a person will experience Saturn as a relatively positive or negative force in their lives? Will they experience a strong power of attraction or feel invisible?

This track will include an in-depth breakdown of factors that help us determine how capable a planet is of doing its job. Sharpen your interpretation skills using techniques such as: • Essential Dignities and Debilities • Accidental Dignities and Debilities • Sect Rejoicing Conditions • Aspect Relationships • Retrograde Motion • Planetary Speed • Planetary Joys • Combustion, Cazimi, and Under the Beams This track is designed to be interactive and engaging. After studying these techniques using the charts of well-known individuals, you’ll have the opportunity to apply them to your own chart.

This hands-on approach will help you identify which planets will bring the greatest potential in your life. Prerequisite: A basic understanding of planets, signs, and houses.

Donna Young is a professional astrologer practicing a fusion of traditional and modern techniques. She is immersed in the astrology community as a consultant, teacher, lecturer, co-organizer for a biennial conference in Alberta, Canada, and President of Kepler College Donna is a former Kepler College degree program graduate and a faculty member in the Fundamentals Certificate program. Believing in the importance of professionalism in astrology, Donna served as an OPA board member, is a peer group leader, and a contributing author to The Professional Astrologer. After many years as a city dweller, she has returned to her roots in rural Alberta. As a Cree Metis, she is fascinated by indigenous star culture and gardens, using the moon’s cycles as her guide.

www.DonnaYoungAstrologer.com

Moon-Zlotnick

Moon Zlotnick

Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Category: Psychological

Death Charts: A Healing Tool for the Bereaved

Track Description & Moon's Bio

We live in a society that denies death and its long-term impacts, yet we know that every new loss restimulates each old one. Have you suffered a deep personal loss and wondered if astrology can help? Are you interested in learning a set of new astrological techniques to help the bereaved? This three-day course will teach you the astrological and counseling basics for using a variety of techniques to help those suffering a loss, gain a cosmic perspective and forge a ‘path forward’ through grief and recovery. Because dealing with death, grief and loss is emotionally heavy, this workshop will include music, meditation, ritual, play, and alternative forms of learning.

Working with death charts to help the bereaved arose organically from the loss of my identical twin in 2005. After intense study since 2015 I’m ready to share what I have learned.

Moon Zlotnick began her astrological studies in 1975 after having a profound spiritual experience. In 1978, she completed the training program created by Zipporah Dobyns through CCRS, after which she opened her first office and began her professional astrology practice. She has been practicing full time since then. She began teaching astrology in 1981 and in 1987, began a three-year training program for students in Minneapolis, MN. She has attended numerous conferences and taken many courses but consider herself self-taught after looking at thousands of horoscopes and working with some clients for 40+ years. She is very psychological and spiritually oriented and practice modern astrology.

Facebook: Astrology by Moonrabbit
www.AstrologyByMoonrabbit.com

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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

If you select to pay with a payment plan, the initial payment is paid now at checkout, then your credit card will be automatically billed each month for the period indicated. Click the View More link for the payment plan above to view the payment schedule.

During checkout you'll be required to create an account on this website. Please keep your account username and password safe to log in and view your account page and billing history.

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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