Posted by: Donna Cunningham | August 16, 2015

New Download: “A Responsible Approach to Clients’ Tough Transits”

©8-16-2015 by Donna Cunningham, MSW

 I’ve missed blogging, but have been working very hard on a new vocational astrology book that should be out in October, called Career Choices and Challenges: An Astrological Guide.

Today, I thought you might like a preview of one of the articles that will be included. It deals with how to make responsible predictions of what may happen during a tough transit.

Predictions that are either excessively negative or excessively positive harm people who hear and believe them. (That includes seeing everything through rose colored glasses and completely ignoring the difficult situations that may occur.)

We explored this topic in some depth in earlier posts, and my readers contributed devastating examples of things that had been said to them by astrologers.

The final article is a much-expanded version. I have decided to make it a free offering, because the message is one that I would like to share with the astrology community.

The article will also be included in the next edition of Counseling Principles for Astrologers, but I don’t want to wait for that before it’s available. (You can find a sampler of materials from that here: Sampler–2014 Counseling Principles for Astrologers or order here:

Download “A Responsible Approach to Clients’ Tough Transits:” here: 2014 CPA Responsible Predictions.

Now I need to get back to work on my vocational astrology book. Hasta la vista!



  1. This is such a valuable article! It should be mandatory reading for all astrologers.

  2. Good Luck with the writing !! xx❤

  3. Reblogged this on Grandtrines.

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  5. Fantastic! Thank you, Donna! I reblogged it on

  6. Many thanks for offering us this terrific article, Donna. Got it via Emerging Pattern. I will Share it on my astrology Facebook page, as well as placing it on my blog as a free download from you.

    • Thank you for posting it, Anne. I’ve been somewhat disappointed that it hasn’t been passed on to other groups, as it’s a message that could help so many astrologers and their clients to understand how harmful devastating predictions can be, as well as how helpful a prediction can be that explores the way a person can make use of the transit to make progress on areas that aren’t going so well. Donna

      • Hi Donna, you are most welcome. I have to say that I have been quite shocked by what you have revealed in this and other places – TMA I think – regarding the degree to which destructive irresponsibility and lack of personal monitoring/supervision seems to co-exist out there with all the good responsible work which I’m sure many astrologers do.

        I have had to do some ‘repair jobs’ myself on some of the awful things clairvoyants and Tarot readers have said to their clients. It is hair-raising.

        I think your direct honesty about some of what goes on is tough but essential. Perhaps the article hasn’t been shared much because it contains hard truths which some astrologers do not wish to contemplate…

      • “Perhaps the article hasn’t been shared much because it contains hard truths which some astrologers do not wish to contemplate…”

        WOW!! I just never thought of that, Anne, but I must admit, you may very well be right. I know I tick people off at times by speaking the unpleasant truths. My role in our field, sorry to say, is quite possibly to be a trailblazer/troublemaker. Shoot!! Donna

      • Well, I have a Mercury Saturn Pluto line-up therefore appreciate direct statement of what needs to be said whether liked or not. Have also delivered on this one myself in various contexts over the years…perhaps part of the reason why I’ve been happily in private practice since 1985!

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