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