Instructors: Alexandra Karacostas and Arlan Wise
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Professional Development Certificate
Alexandra Karacostas is a professional astrologer based in northern California. With decades of experience as a consultant, she offers practical wisdom, insight and compassion to help people successfully navigate their lives. An avid student of astrology since 1975, she has been practicing professionally since 1984. Alexandra teaches and lectures nationally and abroad and serves an international clientele. In 1989 she co-founded Syn-Sig, an NCGR Special Interest Relationship Group.
She has served on the board of directors of the Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA) since 2007, as President between 2010-2014. Alexandra is on the OPA faculty, serving as a certified Peer Group and Consulting Skills facilitator. She has been published in various astrological magazines, was a regular columnist for The Mountain Astrologer between 2010-2019, and has written chapters for OPA’s books, The Professional Astrologer and the new Essential Astrology coming out soon. She has been a co-editor for ISAR’s Journal, for OPA’s Career Astrologer magazine as well as The Mountain Astrologer. Alexandra also leads sacred site tours in her beloved Greece.
Arlan Wise has been a professional consulting astrologer for over 40 years. She studied with such luminaries as Liz Green, Richard Idemon, Dennis Elwell, Michael Lutin, and Marc Edmund Jones.
Arlan is OPA certified, an OPA Peer Group leader, ISAR CAP. She has a large international practice and has been on OPA’s board of directors since 1994, serving two years as President. Arlan was on the committee that created OPA’s certification process and was instrumental in setting up OPA’s retreats, a unique conference experience. She is currently OPA’s Director of Education.
Arlan channels Mercury in her writing workshops for astrologers. She lectures on Mercury in his role as the writer’s friend. She wrote the chapter on Writing and Astrology in OPA’s book, The Professional Astrologer. She edits and reviews astrology books.