Statement of Ethical Conduct
As an intuitive consultant and professional tarot reader, I am committed to a practice that adheres to the American Tarot Association Code of Ethics. As such, these are the commitments I make to all people I interact with, not just during tarot consultations, but also in my capacity as a clergy person and priestess:
- I serve the best interests of my clients, conducting my professional activities without causing or intending to cause harm.
- I treat all my clients with equal respect, regardless of their origin, race, religion, sex, gender expression, age, or sexual preference.
- I represent honestly my Tarot qualifications, including educational credentials, levels of certification and experience.
- I 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 recommend clients consult a licensed professional for advice of a legal, financial, medical, or psychological nature that I am not qualified to provide.
- I respect my clients’ right to refuse or terminate their reading at any time, regardless of prior consent.
- I am trained in the professional practice of social work, having earned a Master of Science in Social Work [MSSW] degree and practiced in the field for over a decade. As such, I will clearly differentiate between the tarot reading and any human development or social service-related information I additionally provide. I use this knowledge purely to recognize larger, more serious issues, and to refer clients to additional government/nonprofit social services that may be beneficial.
Although I am no longer an actively practicing social worker, the following core social work values continue to be guiding concepts in my professional life:
- Social Justice
- Dignity and Worth of the Person
- Importance of Human Relationships
Finally, these are the core spiritual teachings that inform my practice as a priestess:
As above, so below; as within, so without; as the Universe, so the soul. These words, attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, express several ideas to me: that we are each microcosms of the Universe; that the cycles playing out in the larger Universe are also playing out in the lives of humanity and in each of us individually; that we should strive to make life “on earth as it is in heaven;” and that what we attract to us is a reflection of our internal state.
The human experience and all its learning can be represented as a spiral. We return to the same issues and concepts over and over, in seemingly new ways, until we finally understand and incorporate their teachings.
The concept of duality (light and dark, good and evil, etc.) is a human construct that we use to understand that which is much larger than ourselves. Duality teaches us how to appreciate the One by understanding the Other; but in reality, neither part of any duality truly exists: all is both/neither.
The Divine expresses Itself in ways that are both/neither masculine/feminine. We may call Divinity by many names, and yet They are all expressions of the same Source. My practice frequently relates to both masculine and feminine expressions of Source (i.e., God and Goddess).
The Divine is present in every field of human thought, including math, science, music, art, psychology, and philosophy.
Divinity also expresses Itself in all things, both living and not, including but certainly not limited to: stars, planets, ideas, inventions, cultural movements, people, plants, animals, the earth itself, and its elements.
As such, each and every particle and being in the Universe plays an infinitesimal part in the Divine Plan: completely necessary, and yet not the central element of it.
This, too, shall pass. Change is truly the only constant.
The purpose of life is to live, engage, grow, die, and return to the Source from which we emanate; we, individually and collectively, are Divinity experiencing Itself.