We at the institute have been thinking a lot more about Psychic Tarot Reading Ethics lately because we observe many more young people take up the craft with little or no training. Before we continue, we do not mean to police what anyone gets up to; at the same time, offering someone a Psychic Tarot Reading is a tremendous responsibility.
We want to reiterate that we love the growing use of Tarot Cards, Pendulums, Crystal Balls and other divination tools.
The Age of Aquarius is clearly upon us.
At the same time, offering a Psychic Tarot Reading for a fee is not something anyone should do willy-nilly. Therefore, we must consider Psychic Tarot Reading Ethics.
Many people often seek a Psychic Tarot Reading in an incredibly vulnerable place, looking for hope and direction. How many Psychic Tarot Readers know what to do if someone shows up and is in actual crisis? Most likely very few.
Because we know that most Psychic Tarot Readers are not Mental Health Professionals.
At the institute, all our practitioners have a good understanding of mental health, have training in the topic area, and have access to supervision.
Aside from the Mental Health aspects, many unethical actors within the industry operate in “dark” and “black” magic using “spells” and “curses.” We do not believe that any of that is real, and all they do is create fear within the mind which does not need to be there.
That said, dark spells and curses can become “real” if you believe them to be. If you come across anyone who claims to work in that direction, run in the other direction.
As an industry, we think that we have to get a good look at Psychic Tarot Reading Ethics and how we can make this best work for the practitioners and the clients.
Operate with Psychic Tarot Reading Ethics
We, first of all, recommend that anyone who sells Psychic Tarot Reading have a clear Code of Conduct or Psychic Tarot Reading Ethics Statement on their website. If you do not know where to start, thankfully, industry professionals have already begun the work, and Brigit Esselmont from Biddy Tarot has articulated some beneficial principles:
- Stick To Your Expertise
- Maintain Strict Client Confidentiality
- Be Honest And Tell The Truth… With Compassion
- Leave Your Judgements And Opinions At The Door
- Encourage Clients To Use Their Own Inner Guidance
- Don’t Up-Sell Dodgy Products Or Services
- Don’t Tell Your Client What To Do
- Have A Code Of Ethics
Our friends from America have also produced an excellent Code of Ethics.
The American Tarot Association’s Code of Ethics is:
- I will serve the best interests of my clients, conducting my professional activities without causing or intending to cause harm.
- I will treat all my clients with equal respect, regardless of their origin, race, religion, gender, age, or sexual preference.
- I will represent honestly my Tarot qualifications, including educational credentials, levels of certification and experience.
- 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 recommend clients consult a licensed professional for advice of a legal, financial, medical, or psychological nature that I am not qualified to provide. If trained in one of these areas, I will clearly differentiate between the tarot reading and any professional advice additionally provided.
- I will respect my clients’ right to refuse or terminate their reading at any time, regardless of prior consent.
- I recognize that all ATA members have the same rights and obligations, and I will always respect and honour my co-members.
Most importantly, new and aspiring Psychic Tarot Readers should get some training. You need to learn the breadth of what the esoteric means. There are many good qualifications out there which can help you get on your way. As a result, you can also get insurance which covers you if anything ever goes wrong.
We at the Institute will continue working on these topics because we think it is pivotal that we discuss them openly.