Cunningham, Donna
Donna Cunningham, a contemporary psychologist and astrologer,
grew up in Iowa and attended Grennel College, from
which she earned a psychology degree in 1964. She went on to
study at Columbia University, where she was awarded her master’s
in social work. Following graduation she began her counseling
career and soon brought her astrological knowledge into
her practice. Over the next two decades she became a leader
in integrating astrological and psychological insights.
Cunningham began to make her impact nationally with her
early text, An Astrological Guide to Self-Awareness, which appeared
in 1979. She has subsequently authored ten additional
books. These reflect not only her astrological interest but her
belief in additional healing tools such as psychic healing and
the use of flower essences (healing remedies first extracted
from wild flowers by British physician Edward Bach in the
1930s). She edited Shooting Star, a flower essences journal, for
several years (1989–91), and her book on flower essences appeared
in 1992. She advises her colleagues to employ a broad
range of techniques in their work and to adapt them for different
astrological types.
Cunningham has been widely acknowledged by her colleagues
for her work as an astrological counselor and has written
a guidebook to assist new counselors in developing their
practice. In 1986 she received the annual award from Professional
Astrologers Incorporated for her contributions to the
field. Cunningham resides in Port Townsend, Washington, and
has become one of the more prolific American writers on astrology.
She has written numerous articles for astrological periodicals
such as The Mountain Astrologer authors and monthly
column for Horoscope magazine.
Cunningham, Donna. An Astrological Guide to Self-Awareness.
Sebastopol, Calif. CRSC Publications, 1979.
———. The Consulting Astrologer’s Guidebook. York Beach,
Maine Samuel Weiser, 1994.
———. Flower Remedies Handbook. New York Sterling Publishing,
———. The Moon in Your Life Being a Lunar Type in a Solar
World. York Beach, Maine Samuel Weiser, 1996.
Fairfield, Gail, and Donna Cunningham. Choice-Centered Astrology
The Basics. York Beach, Maine Samuel Weiser, 1998.