In today’s day and age, when “scams” run rampant, encouraged by the anonymity of the internet, it’s even more important that ethical Professional Readers have an Ethical Code, just as all other bodies of professional practitioners, financial, medical, legal, contactors, and so on, have a Code they operate by.
The Tarot Guild Code of Ethics is intended to encourage professional standards of practice among Professional Tarot Readers.
As a member of The Tarot Guild:
⦁ I recognize that the client’s welfare and empowerment is the primary concern.
⦁ I will empower my clients to make their own choices and decisions.
⦁ I will not exploit my clients, such as offering unnecessary services.
⦁ I respect client confidentiality above all else. I will keep confidential the names of clients and all information shared or discussed during readings, unless otherwise requested by the client or required by a court of law.
⦁ I will treat all of my clients with equal respect, regardless of their origin, race, religion, gender, age, or sexual preference.
⦁ I will cultivate my abilities and skills, and will work within the limits of that competence.
⦁ I will recommend clients consult a licensed professional for advice of a legal, financial, medical, or psychological nature that I am not qualified to provide.
⦁ I will nurture my own personal well-being and self-care regimen, and will conduct consultations only if my health and energy levels are sufficient.
⦁ I will respect the client’s right, and my right, to terminate a Reading at any point.
⦁ If at any point I feel I am unable to complete a Reading, I will courteously and tactfully request to reschedule or offer a Refund.
⦁ I will only Read for people I have permission to Read for, and will not attempt to Read for unwitting third parties.
⦁ I will conduct myself in a manner that promotes public confidence in the role of Professional Tarot Readers.
⦁ I will never undermine the work of fellow Professional Readers, nor publicly defame them.
⦁ I will accurately communicate the terms by which my services are offered (i.e., qualifications, availability, confidentiality, fees, cancellation policy, and any other significant matters)
⦁ I will refrain from judgment, criticism and personal bias during consultations
⦁ I only provide services to individuals over the age of 18.
I will adhere to the policy that all official or legal statements pertaining to The Tarot Guild must come from the Officers of The Guild.
All Members of The Tarot Guild, Course Graduates and Certified Professional Readers, must accept and abide by this Code of Ethics
The above is the Code as prescribed by Tarot Guild. In addition to the above, I also pledge:
- I will report any and all underhanded Tarot Consultants, or those engaging in illegal practices to the proper authorities.
- I will respect my self and my own abilities by refusing to read for those who are not willing to work on themselves.
- I pursue my Tarot studies so that I can stay fresh.
In addition to the above:
Ashleigh, as a certified psychic reader with the Seattle Psychics Association, also abides by that organization’s Code of Ethics as posted on their website.