A number of times this issue has come up in online forums I visit. I think that its time I consider putting up a personal statement on ethics in astrology so you know where I stand.
I'll even take input on this matter from all of you who care to comment before I develop my statement.
The astrology I practice does not heavily emphasize prediction of any kind and that is where the sharpest prickles come in regard to ethics. Predictions of death or the death of one's mate are probably the touchiest issues that trigger ethical flags. I have never oriented my use of astrology in that direction. However, it may be necessary for those out there considering my services what it is I do and the boundaries I respect while doing it.
I think all there is to say regarding ethics after I’ve contemplated it, is that I practice the Golden Rule. I put myself in your shoes and see what I would or would not want delivered to me. You can help me with this by how you frame our consult. If you’ve chosen a birth chart interpretation then I know you aren’t looking for me to engage in predictive/future trends analysis.
Its not that complicated.
Still would like to hear from any subscribers relating to your experiences with astrologers and the ethical guidelines you think they should have.