This is also something you'll find on the healing center's website - but I just had to put it up here to share with those who follow me *_*. A great read I think for anyone interested in reading tarot professionally (or at all really). I have my own amendments to it at the bottom, as per my credentials and beliefs.
Diane Wilkes’ Tarot 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.
My focus is not predictive, but I can’t deny 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 study and my intuition. Any forecasting derives naturally from that point of convergence.
We’re all blessed with free will, and a tarot reading provides a studio portrait of the future, based on matters remaining the same as they are at the time of the reading. If you don’t like the photography, you have the power to redo the picture to your personal satisfaction.
Tarot is a symbolic language. Each card has multiple potential meanings, depending on the surrounding cards. The Death card (No. 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 of my “powers”.
I am a tarot reader, not a doctor, lawyer, or financial advisor. 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. I urge you to avoid any tarot reader who offers these services to you. Scam artists reflect badly on legitimate, ethical 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. The tarot is an oracle; I am the human interpreter, and as such, fallible. The tarot cards, like the planets, impel. They do not compel. You are the one who holds your future in your hands.
Now though this code of ethics is wonderful I do feel that I need to alter it because some of my own experiences and guidance follow otherwise. Therefore I have included this amendment to clarify for my own personal practice for those people who seek my counsel so that they are aware of how I work.
A few amendments to this code of ethics…
I am a counselor, minister, health & wellness professional. And while fallible, I consider myself thorough enough to get my clients the right answer the first time (but as is mentioned with Chaos Theory & Medicine some trial and error may be required!) I will refer you to others should my expertise and ability to handle a certain subject not meet a certain standard, and any advice on a subject is given with my own experience and training involved (eg I will let you know whether something is a personal or professional opinion, etc).
As a “Witch for Hire” I also do some spell or ritual work and consultation for the performance thereof. I am a teacher, so I guide. As a counselor I listen and provide alternative viewpoints and solutions. As a minister I can help you nurture your spiritual body to allow you to bolster yourself in times of need - the times when there is no one available and the times when personal strength and faith are most important. However, though I may intermingle these services depending on a client’s need, I operate independently with each of them. When I am advising on spell work I am telling you as Witch not Oracle. You may inquire as to the outcome of a spell via a tarot reading - but that is another matter altogether.
Regardless of my station. Due to my expertise and/or experience in a given field or with a subject I am here to offer you a service.
Rev. Naware, RMT