- Code of Ethics
- Foundation of ethical guidelines
- A: Professional responsibility
- B: Confidentiality
- C: Disclosures to Clients
- D: Consulting astrology
- E: Research
- F: Publication
- G: Financial astrology
- H: Business astrology
- I: Horary and electional astrology
- J: Structure ethics committee
- K: Esolving ethical questions
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SECTION I: HORARY AND ELECTIONAL ASTROLOGY
Astrologers who answer questions by casting horoscopes for the moment the question is asked are horary astrologers. Horary astrologers answer ques-tions pertaining to business dealings, purchases, lost objects, job related decisions, relationships, and other matters that permit definitive answers to specific questions.
Astrologers who assist clients in choosing or "electing" a specific date or time for an event-e.g., a wedding, surgery, incorporation, an inauguration, or the signing of a contract-are electional astrologers. Electional astrologers inform clients that the elected time indicates the best potential moment for initiating an act or event, not a guarantee of a successful end result.
I.2. BUSINESS PRACTICES
a. Nature and Scope of Services
A horary client needs to know that the same question cannot be asked twice.
For electional work, the client is told that an electional chart cannot produce outcomes that are radically inconsistent with the natal chart, or the tran-sits, progressions and directions in effect at the time the work is done. Clients are informed that electional astrology is not an exact science and that the answers that astrologers provide are not infallible. Use of electional astrology cannot prevent negative consequences from affecting the life of the client. In no instance should electional astrology be used in support of immoral activity, such as the best time to attempt a burglary, or in any effort to deliberately harm another person.
I.3. QUESTIONS, ANSWERS AND ADVICE
a. Accepting Questions
Horary astrologers are aware that the answers they give to questions may influence the client's subsequent expectations, decision-making and behavior or may operate as self-fulfilling prophesies. Consequently the astrologer is sensitive in delivering the information. Horary astrologers avoid answering questions that involve absolute certainties such as "Will I ever marry again?" or "Will I ever become president of my company?" The client is assisted in rewording the question in a more provisional form that involves time periods that are not final, e.g., "Will I marry again in the next three years?"
b. Refusing Questions
Horary astrologers do not accept questions that they are unable or unwilling to answer. Once a question is accepted, they are aware that a refusal to answer the question may itself be misconstrued as an answer.
c. Questions about Death
Horary astrologers are extra cautious about questions that pertain to life and death and are aware that the answers they provide may have an affect on the outcome in question. If at all possible, such questions are not accepted.
d. Clarifying Questions
Horary astrologers help their clients phrase questions in a manner that permits an intelligible answer. Astrologers do not attempt to answer questions or offer advice if there is any confusion as to what the astrologer is being asked to answer or elect.
e. Third Party Questions
Horary astrologers avoid questions that involve the lives of third parties, i.e., someone other than the client, because there is a probability of inaccuracy in answering such questions. Horary astrologers are also aware that answers to third-party questions may entail undue interference in the life of the third party.