Updated: Sep 8, 2021
Pages are the messengers of our decks. So much that some versions actually paint them as Heralds. They serve the Royal figures of a suit in a more or less passive way. The Pages of Tarot have little power and are highly influenced by the cards around them. Still, they carry the essence of their suit and act as the bearers of important news. Their role is especially important when looking into the timing of a prediction.
The Page is usually the calling, the first spark. The idea that will later call for a plan of actions (and the intervention of a Knight).
The Bright Side of the Pages
excitement and hope
The Dark Side of the Pages
lack of commitment
The Page of Wands
…is highly inspired. His level of energy is the highest among his pairs. The Page of Wands is curious and excited about what is happening next. Always up for a challenge, he is the messenger of Spring, new beginnings, new friendships and fun times.
He does not always know where things are going but his enthusiasm is contagious and can help make for a lack of planning and strategy. The Page of Wands brings good news regarding your career and social life.
When he represents someone, it is usually a young man or woman, younger than 35, with dark hair and a lot of energy.
They are not leaders but could be on their way to growth, promotions and recognition.
The Page of Wands is the Herald of Spring, his element is Fire. He is associated with the Zodiac signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
The Page of Cups
…brings you creative, spiritual and emotional opportunities. Charged with feminine energy and ruled by the element of Water, this benevolent Page is here to show you the way to self care and healing.
The Page of Cups is a great ally for artists, his presence indicates inspiration and creative flow. He can also speak of a young new love showing potential. He invites you to give something new a chance.
The Page of Cups encourages you to be receptive and open to the energies flowing around you. Let the Universe find you and speak its truth.
When representing a person, the Page of Cups is a young man or woman, often soft spoken with lighter features. They are very in touch with their emotions. They have a positive, maybe soothing effect on you.
The Page of Cups is the Herald of Summer. His element is Water. He is associated with the Zodiac signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
The Page of Pentacles
…speaks of the very first steps into a new venture or possibly profitable idea. There is still a lot of work ahead but the ideas brought to you by this Page are viable and solid.
The Page of Pentacles asks that you follow through with a plan. It is a very positive card if you are thinking of changing career paths or starting your own business.
The Page of Pentacles announces wealth and success… if you’re willing to work hard for that great idea. As a person, this Page is a young man or woman in the early stage of their career. In a less positive light, the Page of Pentacles speaks of someone who has never fully accomplished their potential and career goals.
The Page of Pentacles is the Herald of Fall and harvest time. His element is Earth. He is associated with the Zodiac signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
He is mainly associated with October but also any time – for a specific reading – that has to do with harvesting the results of your work.
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The Page of Swords
…is the most spiritually and intellectually powerful of all Pages. More than a messenger and passive figure, he is a protector and ally.
While not a mighty, powerful figure like the Knight or King, his presence is nevertheless the sign of general protection and privileges. The Page of Swords rules over communication and speaks of superior intelligence. A sharp thinker, progressive and simply brilliant. This Page is all about the power of the mind.
His invites you to find ways to express and develop your unique potential.
In a less positive light, the Page of Swords can be a sneaky and cunning character. He could be someone taking advantage or spying on you.
The Page of Swords is the Herald of Winter. His element is Air.He is associated with the Zodiac signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
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