CODE OF ETHICS
I, the undersigned, subscribe to the following Code of Ethics: I recognize that a precise astrological opinion cannot honestly be rendered with reference to the life of an individual unless it is based upon a horoscope cast for the year, month, day and time of day plus correct geographical location of the place of birth of that individual, and I agree not to render such an opinion without this detailed information, unless the horoscope of the individual has been rectified by accepted astrological methods, or unless I positively state to the interested party that such conclusions are reached by alternative methods.
I agree not to interpolate or to introduce into any astrological deduction, verbally or otherwise, any interpretation which my conclusions appear to warrant, that are irrelevant to the Science of Astrology without first stating definitely that such deductions are neither based upon the life chart nor identified with the science.
I agree to honor and respect all confidences which may be reposed in me by consultation and to hold such confidences inviolable excepting wherein they may involve an act of felony or treason.
I agree not to use my identification with the American Federation of Astrologers, Inc. as a signature of publicity in any unethical manner. I agree to assist in any way I can in the elimination of the charlatan who may be masquerading under any form of title that can be construed to mean a connection with Astrology designed to mislead the public or trade upon their credulity in any way; and I hereby subscribe to this Code of Ethics as a condition of my membership in the American Federation of Astrologers, Inc.
The federation reserves the right to terminate membership at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
Elbert Wade is proud of achieving a certification as a professional astrologer (PMAFA) from the American Federation of Astrologers in 1978, and appreciates AFA's permission to reprint its Code of Ethics here. It is unfortunate too many so-called astrologers don't even know about this worldwide organization -- or that there is a Code of Ethics for astrological practitioners. (Further, it is most unfortunate for the public who waste large sums each year paying those who profess they are "astrologers" -- and getting little of value in return.) [Note: Elbert Wade is no longer an active (dues-paying) member of the AFA organization due to interim changes in its administration.]