Anusree Menon strives to uphold the highest ethical standards in all services rendered and to act affirmatively toward maintaining public trust in the tarot profession. A tarot professional’s practice is grounded on use of the tarot as a tool to assist clients with tapping into their own intuitions, spirituality, or creativity.
Article One | Professionalism
Adherence to Applicable Laws. Anusree Menon will take the initiative to be knowledgeable of all applicable laws including but not limited to fortune telling statutes and local municipal codes that may cover their business or the practice of tarot.
Scope of Profession.
Anusree Menon applies tarot in a way that falls outside the scope of occult sciences and is not reading tarot in a manner that claims or purports to tell fortunes, or with the ability to foretell with any certainty future events, or disclose in unequivocal terms the mental faculties of any persons.
Role of Anusree Menon.
Anusree Menon provides a client with spiritual guidance and serves to empower the client toward making more spiritually empowered decisions for him or herself within the framework of the client’s own personal spiritual beliefs or practices.
Anusree Menon shall never claim the ability to cure another of ailments outside the lawful practice of medicine or provide financial benefits outside the lawful practice of financial analysis and management. Anusree Menon shall never purport to offer legal, medical, or financial advice. Unless Anusree Menon also possesses the applicable educational background, licensures, certifications, and/or qualifications to be a psychologist, therapist, counselor, or other mental health professional, he or she shall not purport to be one.
Referrals to Qualified Professionals.
Anusree Menon owes a reasonable duty of care to her client and if an inquiry touches upon legal matters, even by a tangential connection or in passing, Anusree Menon will refer the client to seek the counsel of a licensed attorney. If an inquiry touches upon health or medical matters, even by a tangential connection or in passing, Anusree Menon will refer the client to seek diagnosis by a licensed medical doctor. If an inquiry touches upon financial or real property matters, even by a tangential connection or in passing, Anusree Menon will refer the client to seek advice from a qualified financial consultant, analyst, or real estate professional.
Duty to Reject Subsequent Reading Requests.
If at any time Anusree Menon believes or has reason to believe that a client is using tarot readings to substitute, and not merely supplement, counseling from a qualified mental health professional, then he or she has a duty to reject subsequent reading requests from the client and to refer the client to seek qualified mental professional support. However, tarot readings may be used as a supplement to qualified counseling or serve the function of life coaching or general spiritual guidance.
No Dishonesty, Fraud, Deceit, or Misrepresentations.
Anusree Menon shall not use tarot in a way that purports definitive and absolute knowledge of the future or of matters that are otherwise hidden or occult. Anusree Menon shall not represent herself as matter-of-factly having communication, access to, or knowledge of any supernatural phenomena. Anusree Menon shall never guarantee any one outcome, positive or negative. Anusree Menon shall never engage in deceptive business or unfair trade practices. Anusree Menon shall make no misrepresentations about her competency, certifications, qualifications, or abilities.
Third Party Consent.
Anusree Menon is discouraged from providing reading services on inquiries into the personal affairs, business, intentions, mental faculties, or activities of third parties who are not present for the reading, unless the client represents and warrants to the Anusree Menon that such third party’s express consent has been obtained. Anusree Menon may reasonably rely on such a representation made by a client, though best practices would include noting the reliance in writing in Anusree Menon’s notes. However, Anusree Menon may provide reading services on inquiries about how the client’s affairs, business, intentions, mental faculties, or activities might be affected by that third party.
Article Two | Communications
The Reading Process.
Anusree Menon is encouraged to make reasonable efforts to communicate her reading or interpretive process and analytical or intuitive methods, particular traditions, or the interpretive framework utilized. Anusree Menon will refrain from communicating to a client about curses or the manifestation of malicious intentions through supernatural or occult means.
Anusree Menon shall make reasonable efforts to disclose to all clients that tarot readings cannot replace the counseling services of a mental health professional, and Anusree Menon can never guarantee her accuracy in the interpretation of a reading. Also, if and when tarot practice would be explicitly barred by a jurisdiction’s applicable laws, then Anusree Menon must communicate to the client in clear, unambiguous terms that such readings are to be for entertainment purposes. See also Article Five, Disclosures.
No Duty to Retain Records.
Anusree Menon does not owe a client any duty to retain the client’s reading records. Anusree Menon may, at the discretion of his or her customary practice, retain records or files on client readings.
If Anusree Menon does elect to retain client records, then she must develop and maintain appropriate record-keeping systems for storing her clients’ personal information in a manner that will reasonably preserve the clients’ confidentiality and privacy.
Article Three | Fees
Statement of Fees.
Anusree Menon shall state her service fees before the start of a reading and cannot later raise or increase the stated fee unless prior contractual terms allow for the increase. Anusree Menon must clearly communicate her fee schedule and payment terms prior to the commencement of any reading.
No Pressure for Additional Services.
Anusree Menon shall never pressure, compel, or even imply to clients that additional paid services from her are needed after the reading. Anusree Menon shall never purport to possess the power to manipulate the outcome of events through supernatural or occult means.
If Anusree Menon makes a referral, then she must disclose whether any referral fees have been paid as compensation or consideration for the referral.
Article Four | Confidentiality
Duty of Confidentiality.
Although there is not likely to be a legal evidentiary privilege between Anusree Menon and client, Anusree Menon nonetheless agrees on her own accord to be bound by a duty of confidentiality. Anusree Menon shall not reveal personal or private information relating to a client reading unless that client has given informed consent.
Reasonable Diligence to Protect Confidentiality.
Anusree Menon shall exercise reasonable efforts to prevent the inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of or access to information relating to her clients, which includes password protection to any electronic accounts, computers, or data storage units that would include client files and lock and key to any physical storage units containing hard copy files.
However, Anusree Menons may reveal personal or otherwise private information relating to a client reading if Anusree Menon reasonably believes it is necessary to prevent substantial bodily harm or death, or a court order overrides the confidentiality. Partial information from a tarot reading may be disclosed under the client’s anonymity for academic, civic, census, survey, or research purposes.
Article Five | Disclosures
General Practice Disclosures.
Anusree Menon shall post a disclosure statement prominently at office locations, storefronts, on websites, reading venues, or commercial marketing materials that states essentially as follows:
Anusree Menon cannot predict the future with certainty and you should not rely on a tarot reading to make any decision that would affect your legal, financial, or medical condition. If your inquiry involves the law, finance, or medicine, then you should seek the advice of a licensed or qualified legal, financial, or medical professional. Also, tarot reading cannot replace qualified mental health care. A tarot reading can only facilitate how you cope spiritually with a given situation. In certain jurisdictions, Anusree Menon is required to disclose to you that tarot readings should be for entertainment purposes only, and if such a law applies to your reading, then you are hereby on notice thereof. Anusree Menon is bound by a self-imposed code of ethics, which can be provided to you upon request.
Anusree Menon is not required to be certified. However, if she obtains a certification related to tarot practice, Anusree Menon will disclose the certifying body or organization that issued the certification.
Article Six | Public Service
Anusree Menon is encouraged to dedicate at least 10% of his or her practice per year to public service, such as offering reading services to support fundraisers for non-profit organizations or charitable causes, free readings to persons of limited financial means, teaching tarot to others free of charge, creating educational materials on tarot for the public free of charge, or participating in activities with the mission of improving the practice of tarot or the tarot profession.
Article Seven | Continuing Education
Anusree Menon shall take the initiative to continue her tarot education for the full duration of and throughout her professional practice. Anusree Menon is encouraged to take classes or workshops on tarot, attend tarot conferences, symposia, or conventions, meet and collaborate with other tarot professionals, regularly read on the practice of tarot, and exercise diligent efforts to hone Anusree Menon’s craft and skill.
Updated on 9th June 2018