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While performing divinations is not really difficult, it does carry a certain amount of responsibility. A Reader becomes part parent, part friend, and part psychologist. Whether or not you are accepting pay for your time, behave as a professional. A person who shares information with you during the course of a reading does so in confidence. You do not have the right to go repeating that information to others.

Use discretion and tact when you read. Predicting a dire tragedy, illness, death, divorce, etc., will only serve to make someone anxious or fearful. A better course would be to warn, for example, to take special care of one's health, pay attention to relationships, or be very safety-conscious for a while.

Remind your client that nothing the cards show is guaranteed to happen.Changing our actions or attitudes will result in a change in the course of events. Also remember that no one is forced to believe what the reading shows, or to accept the advice which is offered by the reading.

There may be times when people will approach you seeking a reading, but you are not feeling inclined to do it that day. Explain that you are not up to it just then, but offer to do one some other time. Never let yourself be pressured into doing a reading. A reading which is forced will often be inaccurate, and will benefit neither you nor your client.

The same holds true if you are not able, despite your best efforts, to read a particular card or spread. One explanation is to say that "this issue is still unclear",or that "it has not been decided", or "It's not time for this to be revealed". You are not lying when you say this--these are usually the reasons why a card cannot be read.

Don't lie to the Questioner. If he or she asks whether a particular topic is reflected in the reading, be honest. Intentionally giving someone wrong information is not what Divination is about. However, most reading methods do have a tendency to answer the question they believe is important, not necessarily the one which was asked!