Page of Cups




Upright position:


Gentleness, sweetness, kindness, an interest in poetry or art, news


When the Page of Cups appears, it's a signal to allow the childlike side of yourself to come forward. Like most of the Cups suit, the Page is an uplifting and encouraging sign to receive in a tarot reading. It also can indicate that someone - likely someone who is younger than you, is coming your way before long with a message for you.

General: In general, this card shows a need to play, to dream, to have a little fun. When this card appears, it sometimes means that you've been taking yourself far too seriously. Margot Fonteyn said "The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous." Know the difference.

Work: Even if things have been lousy in your job for the last ten years, the appearance of this card shows that there is cause for hope and positive anticipation. No matter who you are, you have professional options. Life can change on a dime, and sometimes those changes are positive. If you're unhappy in your current work, know that you hold the key to changing it.

Love: A younger person (even younger by a few days) may be part of your love scenario. Remember that love doesn't know of age, don't discount people who are younger purely on that basis! This card in the context of love can mean that someone is about to sweep you off your feet. Give them a chance.

Finances: If your finances are in a holding pattern because of decisions that must be made by someone else, the appearance of this card says that the time is growing nigh. Your financial situation is likely to take a turn for the better. If you're in the market for a/some big ticket items, don't scrimp on your homework.

Health: Listen to your body with great care and great compassion. What might it be telling you? For example, if you're having back pain, are you carrying (literally or figuratively) too much?

Spirituality: You may need to revisit your spiritual rituals if your traditions have begun to feel stale. It might be helpful to give yourself the time and space to consider if or where you can pursue new spiritual information that might be interesting to you. Explore. Read spiritual things from other traditions/belief systems than your own.




Reversed position:


Wasted talent, inaction, sycophant and liar, temptation, trick, deceit, cunning activities, barriers, Selfishness, little desire to create, a poor imagination


When the reversed Page of Cups appears, it's a signal to allow yourself to play and dream, but that you must remain grounded in reality. Knowing the difference between dreams and wishful thinking and what is really happening can be especially challenging now.

General: In general, this card in reverse shows a need to play, to dream, to have a little fun. At the same time, you have to know where the boundaries lie. Eventually we all have to pay the piper in some way. Be aware that actions have consequences.

Work: When the Page of Cups appears in reverse, it shows that you are basically appreciated in your work. However, you need to be careful not to "thumb your nose" too often or too vigorously at the powers that be - even if you work for yourself. If you aren't sure what's happening, or why you keep getting into problems, ask for advice from a trusted, experienced friend or family member.

Love: The reversed Page of Cups carries a warning when it comes to love relationships. When it appears, you may have your heart far too "set" on someone who is quite literally unavailable. Pay attention to the signals you are given. Sometimes it's best to set a deadline for how long you will allow yourself to stay focused on any one individual - if they are not simultaneously moving toward you. We all have more than one soul mate and many chances for happiness. Don't think everything hinges on one person.

Finances: When you pull the reversed Page, this is a time to be exceedingly careful with purchases. You may be shopping in an attempt to somehow fill a deeper need. Think 3 times before plunking down that credit card. Do research on big ticket items before buying. It's a twist on the old saying: "Purchase in haste, and repent at leisure..."

Health: The reversed Page of Cups may show that you are somewhat pre-disposed to getting on the latest bandwagon in hopes of improving your health. Yes, natural cures can and do work, but you must make considered decsions, and ideally you should always have agreement and permisssion from your medical doctor. Don't plunk down a bunch of money for "miracle cures." They are almost always scams.

Spirituality: You may be particularly suceptible to confusing fantasy with reality now, and this extends to spiritual practice. Be thoughtful about the things you are experiencing, and you may also benefit from discussion with like-minded spiritual seekers also. If you need help, or find yourself confused, reach out. We are all in this journey together.