Who we are

CAPISAR is a 501c6 nonprofit established by ISAR to support, promote and certify astrological excellence worldwide.

Zorana Stanojevic,  CAPISAR President

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 Zorana Stanojevic is an ISAR CAP astrologer since 2012, living in Belgrade, Serbia. She has a consulting practice, teaches, writes, and translates articles in Serbian as well as in English. Zorana practices Natal, Astrology of Children and Parenting, as well as Psychological Astrology. In her work, she also uses Bach essences and aromatherapy. Her main goal is to empower clients to reveal their true personalities. Zorana is ISAR’s Global Director for Serbia since 2018 and in 2020 she became Global Directors Coordinator for ISAR. In April 2022, she became President of CAPISAR. Knowledge has been her life’s greatest joy.

 Gaye Alkan, CAPISAR Vice President

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Gaye Alkan, ISAR Cap, is a professional astrologer. She currently serves as ISAR Operations Manager, CAPISAR Vice President, as the host of StarClub Turkish and one of the hosts of StarClub English, runs ISAR Turkey along with R. Hakan Kırkoğlu. Her articles are being published in Astrology journals, such as The Career Astrologer, ISAR Web Site and ISAR Journal. She is one of the speakers of ISAR StarClub, OPA Talks, OPA Conferences.

Michelle Gould, CAPISAR Ethics Chair

Michelle Gould is a consulting astrologer who has been using astrology to support and empower others for over 20 years. In 2006, she earned a four-year TACC diploma at the Avalon School of Astrology, where she later taught as an instructor. She serves on the board for Avalon, served for eight years on the ISAR board, and was a founding member of the Association of Young Astrologers (AYA), a nonprofit organization advocating for young astrologers entering the field. Currently, she serves as Chair of Ethics for CAPISAR, where she created a new curriculum for Ethics Awareness Training and oversaw the revision of ISAR's Ethical Standards and Guidelines. A sought-after speaker at national and international conferences, she enjoys discovering new ways to integrate the best of modern and ancient techniques in her client work. She lives in Gainesville, FL, with her partner and their three rambunctious mutts.

Richard Smoot, CAPISAR Consulting Skills Chair                         

MPA, ISAR CAP, NCGR 4, a professional astrologer for over 50 years, Richard Smoot has a B.S. in Social Work and a Masters in Public Administration. In twenty years of direct services to astrologers and organizations his focus has been to promote Astrology and guide astrologers to their highest professional level. He is serving as Operations Manager for ISAR, Consulting Skills Chair for CAPISAR, and publisher of the ISAR International Journal. In addition, he is an examiner for all certification exam levels for NCGR. He served as a group leader for OPA and was the recipient of UAC 2018 Regulus Award for Community Service. Richard’s emphasis in astrology is to empower clients in making their own decisions in determining their life.

Victoria Smoot, CAPISAR Board Member


Victoria has studied and practiced astrology since the 1970s. As a teacher of English to speakers of other languages, she relishes her “second language” of Astrology and seeks to serve writers and consultants find Astrology’s most fluent and articulate expression, and for empathic listening as a trainer of Consulting Skills. She joined ISAR in 2010, and became editor of ISAR’s journal, The International Astrologer. In lectures and articles, she combines cultural, symbolic and vibrational interest in archetypes, mythologies and history, particularly of ancient Egypt. Contact her at vfnsmoot@gmail.com or on Facebook under Victoria Naumann Smoot.

Richard Fidler, CAPISAR Vedic Exam Chair

Richard Fidler has been practising as an astrologer since the early 1990’s. Over the years he has developed an eclectic methodology that draws on elements of both Western and Vedic astrology. He has therefore been able to act as a bridge between these closely related streams of astrology; teaching Western astrology in India, and Jyotish in the West. His work has been published in several major astrological journals and he has lectured at international astrology conferences in India, South Africa and the USA. Richard is the current ISAR Global Director for the United Kingdom.

Megan Green, CAPISAR Secretary

Megan Green is located in Gainesville, FL and is an enthusiastic student of astrology with an emerging local practice. In 2018, Megan connected with Michelle Gould and was blown away by the  accuracy and power of her first official reading. Megan has been fortunate enough to become Michelle’s mentee and has continued her self-led studies supplemented with courses from Kepler College, Nadiya Shah, and Kirah Tabourn. A five placement Virgo with a Libra moon, Megan is excited to bring her organizational and social skills to the CAPISAR board.

Mission & Vision


    CAPISAR certifies and supports astrologers from around the world to foster professional distinction in astrology. Our certificate program focuses on three essential skills needed to excel as a professional astrologer: personal ethics, astrological competency, and compassionate consulting. Astrologers who earn a Certified Astrological Professional (CAP) designation demonstrate mastery in all three capacities.


    We are working to elevate astrology so that it becomes universally respected, and everyone in the field has the baseline competencies that allow them to represent this ancient tradition in a way that is skillful, compassionate, and of benefit to all they encounter.

What We Do

We provide opportunities to complete three of the four components necessary to become a Certified Astrological Professional (CAP): the Ethics Awareness Training & Exam, Consulting Skills Training, and the Competency Exam.

Certified Astrological Trainers for ISAR

Find a list of all of the certified CAPISAR Trainers to organize our Trainings or Exams in person in your city, or online, for your group.