The Page of Cups Tarot Card Meanings
The Page of Cups Tarot Table of Contents
- Key Symbolic Meanings
- The Page of Cups Upright
- The Page of Cups Reversed
- Metaphysical Correspondences
- Numerology Symbolism of The Page of Cups
- Back to the Suit of Cups
- Back to the Minor Arcana
- Back to all Tarot Card Meanings
The Page of Cups Tarot Card Meanings
When the Page of Cups appears in a reading, brilliant ideas can suddenly burst to the surface!
Like the fish popping his head out of the cup in the Page’s hand, ideas can manifest when you least expect them. So be ready, when you see the Page of Cups, for surprising insights that can give you exciting perspectives to old conundrums.
Although they seem to be coming from out of nowhere, these inspirations have actually been a long time in the making.
The lotus flowers embroidered on the Page’s tunic in the Page of Cups show that these ideas are not coming out of thin air. Its roots are buried deep in the fertile soil of your subconscious. They have been growing inside you for a long time – perhaps even since childhood.
The Page of Cups tarot is the earth aspect of water. Like the legendary Nile sludge flooding the fields of ancient Egypt, it’s hard to imagine a more fertile soil.
As the theater stage shows, the Page of Cups card shows a psychological process, not an actual event. It’s a show performed by your own mind: an opportunity to learn something about yourself.
The Page of Cups’ blue hat with the watery plume symbolizes that this is a lesson in intuition.
Like a salmon, the fish in the Page of Cups yearns to leap upstream, meaning that these new ideas are the results of past actions – directly or indirectly. Remember, you’ve been holding that cup all along.
This process is similar to what happens when an artist leafs through an old sketch book – perhaps from his college or high school days – and finds inspiration for a new, brilliant creation.
It’s also the moment when you discover that without knowing it consciously, you have created an opportunity to make your childhood dreams come true.
***Note*** – The Page of Cups is not always a male. There are tarot decks which depict the Page of Cups as “princesses” or female. In a reading it will be up to the reader to determine what gender The Page represents.
Upright Page of Cups Tarot Card Meanings
In a reading, the Page of Cups points out that your subconscious mind has built a bridge between the playful, inquisitive nature of your youth and the needs and responsibilities of the present.
A surge of creativity may put you in an artsy mood. So dust off that watercolor set and create a masterpiece. Even if you’re no da Vinci, you’ll still create something that will bring beauty into your life. It doesn’t have to sell for a million dollars at Sotheby’s. And when was the last time you penned a sonnet for that special someone in your life?
You’d be surprised to see what a romantic poem can do for your relationship!
But creativity is also about solving problems.
If you’ve been spinning your wheels trying to resolve a long standing issue, a sudden insight will bring you the answer. Better have a pencil and some scratch paper handy. In a pinch, remembering to turn on the voice recorder on your cell phone will do, too.
Chances are, it will come when you least expect it: maybe while you’re doing the dishes or when you are jogging in the park.
Actually, that insight isn’t all that sudden. Not really. It’s been a long time in the making.
While your day-to-day life may have been business as usual, things have been quite busy under the surface. Without your knowing, your subconscious mind has been poring over those “cold case” files all along.
If you’ve been putting in long hours at work lately and you’re ahead, why not schedule some vacation time? Your inner child is knocking at the door, and it wants to play. As long as you don’t make it a habit, a “mental health” day can do wonders to recharge your batteries.
The place won’t fall apart during your absence, and you’ll be so much more productive when you return.
The Page of Cups also announces news and messages from afar, so be sure to check your mailbox. It could be important.
Perhaps a loved one you haven’t heard from in ages is about to make an appearance in your life.
Page of Cups Reversed Tarot Card Meanings
When reversed, the Page of Cup still points to a burst spontaneous emotional energy. But now, this energy so intense that you may have a hard time staying focused.
It’s good to have a healthy relationship with your inner child but in the end, you live in a grown-up world and you have to take on adult responsibilities.
Sometimes your inner child needs a time out.
All children do.
A recent event may have caused you to lose focus. Remember it’s not always bad news that can upset your routines. Good news can do that just as well.
For example, if that attractive someone else has agreed to go out for dinner and a movie with you, it can be pretty hard to focus on work for the rest of the day. Still, your boss and coworkers need you to stay on Planet Earth for just a little longer. Five o’clock will roll around soon enough.
The reversed Page of Cups also warns of emotional immaturity. If your partner is telling you that you’re being too clingy, he or she may have a point. Perhaps, you’re feeling unappreciated. Rest assured, your contributions are not going unnoticed.
Just don’t expect a ticker tape parade every time you remember to put the toilet seat down or pick up your socks!
A romantic prospect may not have the happily ever after in mind. That doesn’t have to be a bad thing, though. Even a two-week wonder can be a lot of fun – as long you have no illusions about the long run.
When starting a new project, your gut feeling may be right as far as the general direction is concerned. However, you should take some time to work out the details.
The Page of Cups warns – Be cautious in business situations. The other party may not have your best interest in mind. Reading the fine print now can save you a lot of headache later.
The Page of Cups Tarot Card Metaphysical Correspondences:
Zodiac Signs: Cancer
Healing Crystals: Emerald
The Page of Cups Card & Tarot Numerology
The numerological value of the Page of Cups tarot is 10. Here, it means that the intuitive, creative energies of water are now completely unfolded. You have a clearer understanding of your emotions, instincts, and subconscious insights. And you’re ready to use what you have learned in new and creative ways.
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