Posted by: Donna Cunningham | May 30, 2010

A Collection of Articles for Professional Astrologers

©5-30-2010 by Donna Cunningham, MSW

 One of my missions for Skywriter is to share what I’ve learned in my 40 years of astrological practice with the current and upcoming generations of professional astrologers.  I was fortunate enough to earn scholarships to college and graduate school, where I completed a Masters degree in social work.  Many in our field haven’t had that chance, especially with the cost of education continually climbing, and so it has become important to our field to share information on how to handle the counseling issues that constantly come up in astrological sessions. Below are links to 40 articles about such issues that have appeared on Skywriter.

I have to say, my readers are an intelligent and lively bunch. Many of the articles on this list set off an informative exchange of experiences and opinions in the comment section, so if a topic stimulates you, scroll down past the article to see what others had to say—and add your own take on it!

Working with Difficult Transits in a Client’s Chart:

 Common Concerns of Practicing Astrologers:

 Tips about Promoting Yourself:

If you’re a professional astrologer or studying to become one, I haven’t run out of things to say by a long sight! The book I’m proudest of is Counseling Principles for Astrologers:  Becoming an Effective Change Agent, a text for the consulting astrologer. It takes my background of a Master’s degree in Social Work and translates it to the framework of the astrology session.  There are chapters on:

  • how begin, focus, and end a session effectively
  • communicating clearly and initiating a dialogue
  • vocational astrology sessions
  • working with the charts of children and teens
  • ethical issues that arise in the course of a session
  • referring clients to other professionals for further work
  • building a practice

Add this book to your professional library for $15 at Moon Maven Publications.   

Ending with a Laugh or two: Clients Say the Darndest Things! The Astrologer with a Magic Lamp.

 Astrologers, what professional issues are coming up for you that you’d like to see addressed in future articles here? Leave your questions and concerns in the comment section.  

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  1. Well done, you ranked in the top 50 Best Astrology Blogs for the month.

  2. Hey, this is nice blog,,,, wonderful ranked in the best astrology blogs for this month………….. Thanks,,,,,,

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