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The Organization for Professional Astrology




Peer Group with Arlan Wise

in Harrison, Maine

September 30 - October 4, 2022

An All-inclusive Retreat


OPA Peer Group program


Garden-to-table food


Morning yoga

Walks in the woods

Exceptional stargazing

Lake swims

Fresh mountain air

A sacred and safe space just one hour from Portland International Jetport (PWM)

in Portland, Maine

OPA Peer Group

OPA Peer Group

A Peer Group is composed of consulting astrologers who meet in order to discuss their practice and support one another. These groups serve both the emotional and professional needs of the practicing astrologer; they create a practical foundation for an astrological community.

Through the Peer Group Work, we learn about each other's practices, share our vulnerabilities and words of wisdom, analyze each other's charts, and create a vision to enhance our practice. Three days of interactive work where professionals step down off the pedestal and meet each other.

All astrologers seeing clients need to be able to discus what goes on in their consulting room. Just talking about work with clients is therapeutic, but it is even more helpful when it happens with another practicing astrologer. A group of practicing astrologers is even better. Historically, this hasn’t happened before.

Take your practice to another level and join other astrologers seeking professional certification through OPA, the Organization for Professional Astrology. Find out more about OPA Peer Group and their certification process.


Sage Acres

Angelina and Geoff Gronlund's home in rural Maine is a sprawling sanctuary retreat space where they live year-round tending their gardens, hosting workshops and getaway weekends for couples and families, as well as weddings.

Staying at Sage Acres allows you to unwind and rejuvenate. Angelina and Geoff will cook for you, provide transportation to/from the airport*, and ensure that your stay is pleasant, fun, and memorable. (Learn more...)


Arlan Wise

Arlan has worked as a professional consulting astrologer since 1979. She has a B.A. from Brown University where she majored in Latin. She is a certified professional astrologer credited by the Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA) and the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR). She also belongs to the American Federation of Astrologers (AFA), the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR), the American Federation of Astrological Networking (AFAN), and the Astrological Association of Great Britain. Arlan served as president of OPA from 2004-2006. She wrote the astrology column for the Martha’s Vineyard Times for 17 years and has been an editor of OPA's Career Astrologer magazine. She has been leading Peer Group sessions since 2001 and is kind, gentle, fun, and has a tremendous wealth of astrological knowledge.

OPA Consulting Skills Training
OPA Consulting Skills Training
In this training you will learn how to begin a reading and how to speak about challenging configurations. We will explore cross-cultural differences and diversity with sensitivity and awareness. The goal will be to infuse our consultations with empathy and empowerment.
March-April 2023
Zoom Virtual Live Classes
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