“Yes or No” Readings?
Sometimes we are asked to provide a "yes/no" reading.
This is often because someone is learning toward an action but isn't sure if they should take the action they're considering, and so they are looking for validation of their own intuition.
Or, someone may wonder what is most likely to happen in a situation. Often these questions start as "Should I...?" or "Would it be wise if I....?"
For these types of questions, I like to attach qualifiers. For example, I like to do a reading as a "yes, if" or "no, if," usually meaning "yes, if these things are true," or "yes, if this other thing happens," or "No, not if....."
This puts the client in the picture, and ensures that he/she/they understand that they have a part to play in the situation. It also allows the reading to acknowledge circumstances that may be outside of the client's control.
Another advantage to this method is the way it helps avoid the "third party reading" situation, in which the client wants to know more about someone else's actions or feelings.
Third-party readings are not ethical, as it's not ethical to try to do a reading for or primarily about someone other than the person requesting the reading.