©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!
- English For Astrologers–No Astrologese Please
- Astrologers’ Hang-ups about Money—How they Hurt our Clients
- Awful Things Astrologers Say to Clients
- Real World Astrology—Continuing Ed for Professionals
- Tips for Working with Teenagers’ Charts
- Chart Clues to Marriage—Will You or Won’t You?
- More Insights into Healing Grief and Loss
Working with Difficult Transits in a Client’s Chart:
- Facing the Difficult Potentials of a Transit
- Talking to Clients about Difficult Transits–Readers Have Their Say
- A Promise Fulfilled: When Transits Echo Natal Aspects
- Why Transits to the Birth Moon are so Challenging
- How Outer Planet Transits to the Moon Affect Family Life
- Transits to the Vocational Houses–Temp Job or Career Departure?
- Catastrophobia: What Causes it and How to Heal it
- What to Tell Astrology Clients about Pluto in Capricorn
- Pluto Problems Got You Perplexed? Here’s What Helps!
- Pluto-Saturn Preparedness 2: Best Case/Worst Case Scenarios
- See a series of 25 articles here: A Pluto-Saturn Preparedness Kit
Common Concerns of Practicing Astrologers:
- Neptune and the Cosmic Soup–How Psychic Contagion Depletes Us
- Shields Up! Fight Second-hand Fear and Despair!
- Space Clearing, Flower Essences, and the Art of Sacred Space
- Boundaries 201–Ten More Tips for Neptunians
- Living Off the Books—an 8th House Quicksand
- Healing Tools For Plutonians: Transforming The Self And Others
- How to Make Sure a Birth Chart is Accurate
Tips about Promoting Yourself:
- Free Advertising—How to Create Email Signatures
- What Website Visitors Need to Know First
- How to Add Impact to Your Site with Pictures
- Tips for Bloggers 1—Retooling your Astrology Posts to Keep them Fresh
- Testimonials that Work: Promote Yourself with Integrity, Credibility—and Class!
- Want to Speak at UAC 2012? Get Moving on It Now!
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.
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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