I'm glad that you feel like that. As for universal prohibition, if I ever caught one of my Tarot students doing this I would be sitting them down to give them an extensive talk about respect for other people's privacy. From my perspective this certainly IS a universal prohibition, and in truth I have difficulty understanding what justification can be used for poking one's nose into somebody else's business with neither their knowledge nor permission. I cannot find a valid reason that excuses such intrusive behaviour - can you?
The Tarot is remarkably powerful. When we weild power in whatever form, we take up a very particular commitment to do so in a fashion that can be construed as ethical, respectful and just both in relation to the medium itself and also to life. We are entering here into the world of Cosmic Law - the high level rules which shape our place and progress in life from an arcane perspective. To be fair, such Laws are esoteric and therefor beyond the grasp of some. But....rather as we would not encourage a person with no understanding of the power of fire to play about with it without first introducing warnings and framework, neither should we approach a skill like using Tarot in a careless fashion. Like fire, when used within certain guidelines and restrictions, Tarot is safe, helpful and nurturing. When abused both are harmful and destructive. Often the fine line between use and abuse is defined by respect in whatever context you consider it.
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Remember whence you came
Walk lightly, leaving whispers for footprints
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