American Tarot Association

With 2011 now under way, many people will enjoy an annual TAROT READING to get a glimpse into the year ahead. A New Year Reading is fun, it is practical and it makes a wonderful gift.

Unfortunately, in today’s society, there are unscrupulous practitioners in every industry: construction; medicine; legal services; investment companies; etc. Internet and telephone scams cost unsuspecting consumers millions worldwide. The key defense for the consumer and public at large is education.

The AMERICAN TAROT ASSOCIATION (ATA) reminds people that a Tarot Reader should be an ETHICAL reader. The ATA is disturbed when it comes across reports that Tarot cards have been used as a tool to defraud or take advantage of the public. The ATA fully supports the actions of law enforcement in the prosecuting of these individuals. The ATA does not condone the use of Tarot cards to identify nor remove “curses” under any circumstances. At The ATA website we have a very clear code of ethics for our readers. When selecting a reader, make sure that this person subscribes to a code of ethics.


I will serve the best interests of my clients, conducting my professional activities without causing or intending to cause harm.



Ø    I will treat all my clients with equal respect, regardless of their origin, race, religion, gender, age, or sexual preference.

Ø    I will represent honestly my Tarot qualifications, including educational credentials and levels of certification.


Ø    I will 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.


Ø    I will recommend clients consult a licensed professional for advice of a legal, financial, medical, or psychological nature that I am not qualified to provide. If trained in one of these areas, I will clearly differentiate between the tarot reading and any professional advice additionally provided.


Ø    I will respect my clients’ right to refuse or terminate their reading at any time, regardless of prior consent.


The American Tarot Association is a professional and social organization for Tarot enthusiasts, students, scholars, and readers. We promote the study and appreciation of Tarot by supporting a variety of educational programs. We require a high level of ethics in Tarot readings by asking our members to agree to our published code of ethics. Any adult person interested in the study of Tarot and willing to abide by the ATA Code of Ethics is eligible for membership upon payment of annual dues.


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