Federation of Australian Astrologers Western Australia
Federation of Australian Astrologers (Inc)
Code of Ethics and Advice to Members
Membership of the Federation of Australian Astrologers Inc is conditional upon adherence to the following Code of Ethics:
PROTECTION OF ASTROLOGICAL AUTHENTICITY
Members should endeavour to promote the expansion of astrological knowledge by ensuring, when appropriate, that the general public is accurately informed about astrological practices.
The FAA Inc should discourage claims and attempts by unqualified persons to provide astrological services to the public.
The integrity of the profession of Astrology must be preserved. Members, when acting in their professional capacity, are expected to behave in a manner which enhances and does not damage the status of the profession.
The FAA Inc National Executive reserves the right to assess the professional behaviour of members in this regard when called into question.
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ASTROLOGER AND CLIENT
A member will first and foremost consider the well-being of the client, endeavouring to enhance the client’s understanding of their chart in a helpful constructive manner and placing the welfare of the client above the member’s self interest.
PROTECTION OF THE CLIENT
The member will take into account the reliability of the birth data, informing the client, if necessary, of interpretive limitations as a result of possibly inaccurate birth data.
When a chart is rectified, the client must be informed and the rectification done by a recognised method.
The above requirements being satisfied, members will ensure the greatest possible accuracy in the erection of all astrological charts.
All astrological reports, oral or written, should be directly concerned with the astrological charts under consideration and should be expressed as simply and unequivocally as possible with due regard for the understanding and emotional state of the client.
All Astrological consultations shall be considered confidential, unless this confidentiality physically endangers another person.
A member must not convey confidential communications from other astrologers to a client without permission from the authors of such communication.
Confidential material about clients which might lead to their identification must not be published without their permission.
When commissioned to do predictive work the member will ensure that the client is aware of the distinction between the astrological event, which can be calculated precisely, and its interpretation which depends on the judgment of the individual Astrologer.
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MEMBERS
Members should endeavour to respect, and help where appropriate, fellow members in their pursuit of astrological knowledge, without bias in terms of divisions of astrology.
If a member forms the opinion that a fellow member is behaving unethically and/or unprofessionally they should first approach the member in a helpful way. If this proves to be ineffective, the member must (a) warn the fellow member of their intention to report the matter to the FAA Inc State Branch Committee and (b) should it become necessary, proceed with this action.
The National Executive reserves the right to assess the ethical behaviour of members when called into question.
No member shall use the letters "QA", “FAA” or "AAT after their name unless so awarded by the Board of Examiners as part of a recognised qualification, or conferred by the National Executive.
All members must uphold the integrity of the Federation of Australian Astrologers Inc by striving for the highest possible standards of astrological expertise and professional behaviour when representing the FAA.
The FAA reserves the right to terminate membership at the discretion of the National Executive.