Like romance, career, or parenting issues, people have all kinds of questions for Tarot readers! If you read for others any length of time, it’s a sure bet you’ll also be asked some medical questions. This isn’t an area you want to screw up, so it’s especially important to have clear guidelines for how you address them. Here are mine…
Working Guidelines for Medical Questions in Tarot Readings
- I make clear that I have no medical background or special expertise, and do not specialize in medical readings.
- I do not give medical advice. Giving medical advice without credentials is illegal.
- I do not diagnose or attempt to treat medical issues. I am not trained in healing work.
- I never suggest someone go against medical professionals’ advice.
- I don’t advocate alternative therapies in place of traditional care, but in conjunction with traditional approaches as selected by the individual.
- While I don’t believe the Source is ever wrong, I know I can be! I cannot make medical decisions for anyone else; health is a personal responsibility.
If we’re good on all points, I will ask the cards about health issues, and share what I get. Under the right circumstances, we’ve found suggestions and assistance to provide comfort, enhanced well-being, and needed insight while managing health issues.
These are the same kind of questions to look at for any sort of professional advice–psychiatric, financial, substance abuse, etc. For me, it seems most important to clearly define my expertise and maintain solid boundaries around what sort of support I’m most suited to provide. It’s worked well thus far.
What do you think about Tarot readers and medical questions?