Code of Ethics
I primarily use the Tarot as a multi-level instrument to assess and explore your personal and professional concerns. Once we have delved into all aspects of your issue we can determine potential actions and belief patterns that can serve as transformative, positive solutions. It is important that you remember that at all times you are in control and you have free will to make your own decisions. I will work with you as reader, interpreter, counsellor and coach. My goal is to empower you. You are 100% responsible for your own choices and actions. My aim is to help you see what resources you have available. My focus is not predictive but I agree that the Tarot is an oracle as well as a tool for self-assessment and self-help. My method of reading is to concentrate on interpreting the cards, based on my years of extensive study of Tarot, Counselling, Coaching, Business, Psychology and my intuition. Any forecasting derives naturally from that point of convergence. Weʼre all blessed with free will and a Tarot reading is like a snapshot photograph – it provides a studio portrait of the situation and possible future trend, based on matters remaining the same as they are at the time of the reading. If you donʼt like the photograph, you have the power to ʻeditʼ the picture to your personal satisfaction. Free will is exactly that, not just doing something slightly different to whatever we have done before. Tarot is a symbolic language. Each card has multiple potential meanings, depending on the surrounding cards. The Death card (number 13) does not mean actual physical death. I translate the language of Tarot and work with you to achieve clarity and a sense of preparedness and confidence, to face whatever issues have arisen. My role is to empower those who come to me for Tarot readings, not scare you or assure you of my “powers”. I am a Tarot reader, speaker, trainer, coach and consultant, not a doctor, lawyer, or financial adviser. I recommend that you seek professional advice on any medical, legal or financial matters. I will never offer to remove a curse or perform a magic spell for money. That is not what I do as a Tarot Professional. I urge you to avoid any Tarot reader who offers these services to you. Scam artists reflect badly on legitimate, ethical Tarot readers and consultants. REMEMBER: Just as there are bad doctors, there are bad Tarot readers. I urge you to use common sense when choosing either. It is my pleasure and my responsibility to treat every seeker with warmth, sensitivity and compassion. I hold your Tarot reading, and any information you reveal, in the strictest confidence. I am not entitled, nor do I want, to judge your past, present and/or future actions. Any decisions that you choose to make based on the reading are your responsibility. Please do not see me as an oracle. All you need is within you. The Tarot is simply a shared visual vocabulary we can use as a tool to dig deeper and identify options and choices available to you. The Tarot is an oracle; I am the human interpreter, and as such, fallible. The Tarot cards impel. They do not compel. You are the one who holds your future in your hands.
-The preceding text was written by Diane Wilkes
I am currently a member of the American Tarot Association. I do abide by their Code of Ethics, as well. You can check those out here.
Sometimes I get asked to do readings where people are wondering how someone is feeling. I am perfectly fine with doing this. I believe it can be another useful way to care for those around us and understand them. It can be particularly useful when the subject is someone who can't express themselves very well, like a child, pet or even a very shy friend. Sometimes when a child is having a difficult time, they have issues from a past life affecting them and they are not mature enough to deal with the pain.
However, when asked to do a reading on a romantic partner, I ask that the client understands that when it comes to romance, some people's thoughts and feelings change constantly, while others may remain the same for years. I will still the reading, if I feel it is ethical. Just be aware of the sometimes volatile nature of romantic love. I prefer to do more open ended readings when it comes to romance so that we can find out the best choice you can make in the situation. This enables you to live the best life posssible for you.