My Personal Code of Ethics and Conduct
Note: I have used masculine pronouns throughout for ease of
reading. The feminine should be understood where it is not
- I will make it clear to my client that everything I tell him
is advice. He does not need to act upon my advice if he does not
want to, and I will not force my client to follow what I think is
the best path. Because what I tell the client is only advice, I
am not responsible for any actions he takes as a result of the
- I believe that the future can be predicted, within limits,
and if a client asks for a prediction, I will give one to the
best of my ability. I also believe, however, that the future
can be changed, and I will make this clear to my client before
giving any predictions.
- I will answer all questions asked of me with total honesty.
I will not, under any circumstances, distort the meaning of a
reading to lessen its emotional impact on my client, or to make
a particular outcome seem more likely than it really is. I will
empower my client by showing him areas for change and growth -
not by altering the meaning of the reading.
- I will not answer questions of a strictly medical, financial,
or legal nature. I will refer any clients who ask such questions
to a trained and licensed professional in the appropriate field.
Examples of questions covered by this section include "What is
the cure for my illness?", "What stock should I buy?" and "Should
I sue my boss?". I will read for questions like "How can I cope
with my illness?" or "How can I improve my financial state?" or
"How can I solve conflicts at work?" because these address the
client's approach to the problem.
- I will not perform a reading for a person without their
permission (or, when the client is a minor, the permission of a
parent or guardian). By asking his question, the client grants
permission to read for him, and the state of his relationships
with others. I will not do readings that focus on other people,
however, unless I have somehow received their permission to read
- I will never discuss anything pertaining to a reading with
anyone other than my client. Personal information disclosed
during the reading will be held in the strictest confidence.
- I will not let my personal opinions and values interfere with
a reading, and I will not decide prior to the reading what I think
the situation is, or what the best outcome should be. I will
never dismiss my client's problem, even if it seems unimportant
to me, because if my client did not think his problem to be
important, he would not have asked for a reading.
- I will treat all clients equally, with respect and compassion
which they deserve as fellow human beings. I will not judge them
based on their social status, their choice of lifestyle, the
problems they are currently experiencing, or the ways in which
they have tried to solve them.
- I will not argue with my client if he interprets a reading
differently than I do. I will explain to him that everyone sees
the cards differently but, since I am giving the reading, my
interpretation is the one that applies at the time.
- I will not allow my client to become dependent on me for
advice. I will make it clear to my client that his life is his to
life, and that I will not make his decisions for him.
- Whenever I feel that I cannot answer my client's question,
either because the question violates my code of ethics or lies
outside the scope of my experience, I will honestly tell him why
I am not able to read for him and terminate the reading. I will
not make up answers or tell him what he wants to hear.
- I reserve the right to terminate a reading at any point if I
feel that my client is being disrespectful, in any way, to me or
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