Astrological Advice

©10-28-2013 by Donna Cunningham, MSW

I know times are hard, and with the Pluto-Uranus square, many of you are trying to figure out what’s happening in your chart and how best to deal with these difficult transits. I’m retired from doing chart consultations for a number of years in order to write. I’d been the advice columnist for Dell Horoscope Magazine for almost 20 years, but am now retired from  that as well.

I wanted to be sure that my readers would have quality advice from an experienced astrologer with psychological credentials, so I lobbied for my long-time colleague and friend, Eileen McCabe, to replace me. Thankfully, the editors of Dell were equally impressed with her as I was, and now she writes the Astrology at Work column. I feel very good about leaving my longtime readers in her capable hands.

Eileen’s background is very similar to mine. She has a Master’s degree in social work and decades of experience as an astrologer. In addition, she has been a social worker in the junior high division of the New York City public schools for many years, so she is especially knowledgeable about teenagers and their difficulties.

Eileen is very special. She is intelligent and articulate, and is calm and well grounded in working with people in crisis. She’s compassionate and caring, and yet gives honest, common sense advice.

If you want intelligent, insightful advice about your difficulties, you’d do well to send an email to Eileen at Dell, via If accepted, your letter would appear in the advice column in about four months. (An advice columnist cannot give a personal answer to a letter that doesn’t appear in the column.) No identifying information would be published, although the chart and birth date would.  You would receive a notice about your question being accepted and when it would appear.

Here are some tips about getting an answer to your email. First, give your entire birth information: date, time including a.m. or p.m., and place. Give as many relevant details as possible. Not pages and pages of your entire life history. Get to the point, but don’t leave out anything important. In the column, the amount of space for each letter is short. Only one or two major questions can be answered per letter, so pick the most essential ones.

For example, if it’s a career question, mention what kinds of work you have done already, your current position, what kind of difficulties you are encountering on the job, and your future career aspirations.

If it’s a problem in a relationship with a partner, family member, or friend, then include the other person’s birth information as close as you can get, even if the time itself is not known.

The column covers a wide variety of questions from readers, and that’s what makes it so interesting to read and for the columnist to write. So, do write to Eileen McCabe at Dell if you’re in need of insight into what’s going on in your chart.

Eileen is also one of the people I recommend for private consultations.  For a full list of solid astrologers whose work I know and admire, write to me at

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