RIP: Donna Cunningham
Astrologer Noel Tyl has announced on his eponymous website, that astrologer Donna Cunningham has reposed. He gave her details on July 5, 1942, at 7:40 in Onawa, Iowa, a town found on the outskirts of Decatur, Iowa north of Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Tyl’s data is similar to that on AstroSage.
She Ms. Cunningham reposed in Portland Oregon on her 75th Birthday. Our sympathies to her friends and family and many readers. No online obituary could be found at this date. A list of her books can found at Alibris.com; we recommend at least The Consulting Astrologer’s Handbook though we are partial to her 1983 book, Healing Pluto Problems.
In this latter book, she discusses Amelia Earheart, Mohandas Gandhi, Sigmund Freud, Madame Marie Curie, the discoverer of plutonium, several abuse & incest cases and finally psychologist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
Her website is at Skywriter.
Astrologically she is a Bowl Temperament Type that pours out to the West, demonstrating her need to express herself fully and leave an imprint on her environment. She has no rim opposition, that suggests that she had a constant struggle between her home and professional life, where one suffered at the other’s expense. In her book, Healing Pluto’s Problems she mentions that those natives with Pluto in the First House especially when they are close to the Ascendant, have a “difficult placement” and often have a provocative sexual manner that may overflow into weight problems or brooding expressions.
Their relationships are often one way with the native doing too much for others and when the native is ignored will shut down. She finishes her essay saying that this placement is “a signature of the healer or psychotherapist, for these people see right into the heart of the problem and empower others to heal themselves. These people may also be mediums, whether aware of their talent or not..”
For the record, Ms. Cunningham had a Masters in Social Work.