- Code of Ethics
- Foundation of ethical guidelines
- A: Professional responsibility
- B: Confidentiality
- C: Disclosures to Clients
- D: Consulting astrology
- E: Research
- F: Publication
- G: Financial astrology
- H: Business astrology
- I: Horary and electional astrology
- J: Structure ethics committee
- K: Esolving ethical questions
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SECTION H: BUSINESS ASTROLOGY
Astrologers who advise businesses in matters of hiring, personnel, administration, expansion, downsizing, financial planning, earning cycles, incorporation dates, trade dates, starting dates, and other important dates are business astrologers.
a. Factually True Statements
All statements made by business astrologers in promotional material are factually true and verifiable.
b. Inflated Claims
Business astrologers do not make unreasonable, inflated or definitive claims about their services with regard to company welfare or profits.
H.3. GIVING BUSINESS ADVICE
a. Profit and Loss
When advising businesses in matters that may affect company profits, the astrologer apprises the client of the risk of loss as well as the possibility of profit.
b. Personnel Decisions
Astrologers and employers must be aware of any legal considerations and the potential for perceived discrimination when asking for employees' birth data, whether before or after a hiring decision is made. In working with the charts of employees, business astrologers require the employer to obtain voluntary written permission. Employers must notify employees of their intention in using the birth data. The astrologer's statements about employees are limited to matters that pertain to their potential role within the company.
c. Business Partnerships
When working with the chart of a client's business partner or associate, astrologers require the client to obtain permission from the other person before disclosing information about the chart. Statements about that person are limited to matters that pertain to his or her potential role within the company.
d. Universal Qualifiers
When making business forecasts astrologers do not use universal qualifiers such as ever, always, never, for certain, any, no one, or other such blanket statements that imply definite, concrete outcomes. Clients are informed that it is impossible for astrology to be absolute about future events, such as how an employee will behave or what a business will do. Accordingly, business astrologers utilize terms that are open ended and indeterminate, such as may, could, might, perhaps, and possibly.