- 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 D: CONSULTING ASTROLOGY
An astrological consultant is one whose services include discussion of an astrological chart in order to (1) help individuals recognize their strengths and talents; (2) provide insight into life issues; (3) highlight patterns of growth and development; (4) confirm self-knowledge; (5) suggest the life purpose; (6) reveal periods of challenge and opportunity; (7) explore the meaning of a particular experience or phase of life; or (8) provide guidance as to timing or decisions with regard to a particular course of action.
D.2. CLIENT WELFARE
a. Positive Growth and Development
Astrologers encourage client growth and development and avoid fostering dependent relationships. Astrologers do not tell clients what they should do with respect to choices in relationships, career, relocation, sex, finances, or any other matter. While the astrologer may clarify matters as revealed in the chart, provide insight into the nature of conflicts, empathize with the client's di-lemma, or recommend a course of action, the astrologer respects and supports the client's capacity for decision-making.
D. 3. PREDICTIVE WORK
a. Claims of Infallibility
No astrologer claims to be infallible in the prediction of any particular event. The astrologer provides a reasonable range of meanings and possible outcomes when forecasting or making predictions.
b. Nature of Prediction
Astrologers do not make predictions that are likely to lead to unreasonable fears in the client. Predictions are not made of calamitous events or other negative outcomes without balancing the interpretation with more positive possibilities. Efforts are made to assure the client that while some periods may be more challenging than others, astrologers make every attempt to provide perspective and encourage a client's resourcefulness.
D.4. CLIENTS SERVED BY OTHER PROFESSIONALS
If an astrologer learns that a client is receiving services from a mental health professional, the astrologer encourages the client to tell the therapist about the astrological consultation to avoid conflict. The astrologer's only obligation is to advise the client that such notification is in most cases in the client's best interest.
D.5. MULTIPLE CLIENTS
When astrologers agree to consult separately with two or more clients who have a relationship, astrologers ensure confidentiality for each client. If a conflict arises, the astrologer clarifies roles and responsibilities, and, if necessary, declines to provide further services.