Judging the Seriousness of Unethical Action
Use the Code of Ethics as the minimum standard for ethical conduct. Use one’s common sense as a guide to the degree of seriousness of any violation of the code. Some violations can be very minor, others quite serious. Each situation must be judged on its own terms. Some questions to consider:
Was there potential harm or actual harm?
Was there a formal astrologer-client relationship, or was it informal relationship?
Was the member in question still a student? Was the member in question clear about their limits of expertise?
Were there other previous cases of unethical conduct with this member?
Additions and modifications to these guidelines shall be considered twice a year by the Coordinator and voted on by the board of directors.
—Adopted Oct. 10, 1998
All members of NCGR are expected to abide by the Code of Ethics.