Court cards are some of the most difficult cards to read in the Tarot deck. While the Major Arcana cards are relatively easy to apply to any situation, it’s pretty hard to separate court cards from their personality. This issue with the Page of Cups is no different.
Today, I’ll be going over every single aspect of the Page of Cups. Hopefully, you will find a description in this post that accurately applies to your reading!
As a whole, Pages represent clumsy, inexperienced, young people. However, they also represent new energy that hasn’t fully solidified.
If you pull a Page card, it usually means that you just thought of or started something new but aren’t actually experienced enough to go all the way with it.
Page Of Cups:
There are so many different ways to read the Page of Cups. To help you be more specific, I’ll go over the card and symbolism as well as the general meaning, then I’ll give interpretations of the Page of Cups in specific situations.
If you want to read about the Page of Cups in love, career, finances, as advice, as a person, as a yes/no answer, or reversed, feel free to scroll down to the appropriate section.
The visual elements listed here all describe the Rider-Waite Page of Cups, so you may need to adapt these descriptions based on the deck you’re using. The visuals and symbolism will be different with every deck which makes your reading totally unique.
In the Rider-Waite deck, the Page of Cups shows a young man wearing a blue tunic and holding a golden cup.
A blue fish sits in the top of the cup. The fish is peering over and appears to be conversing with the Page.
The Page of Cups is standing on the seashore. You can see the golden sand under his feet, but you can also see the blue waves in the background.
Page Of Cups Keywords:
Here are some of the most common keywords for the Page of Cups.
- Childlike Wonder
- Good News
- Creative Blocks
- False Dreams
- Bad News
- Doubting Intuition
General Page Of Cups Meaning:
The Page of Cups is often a message that you subconscious is trying to deliver. The Pages are messengers while the Cups represent emotions.
This card often indicates that childhood emotions or experiences are affecting you now. It can be a sign that it’s time to deal with the past and to delve into inner child work.
If you’re struggling to find your purpose or if you feel unsuccessful, the Page of Cups is a sign that you need to go back to your roots. Get in touch with your inner child and pull inspiration from this fun, playful, young self.
Ultimately, the Page of Cups is saying that your subconscious mind needs to tell you something. If the meaning is still unclear, I recommend that you pull a clarifying card to see what the specific issue is about.
Trust your gut and your heart when you’re making decisions. Tap into the childlike, intuitive self inside of you in order to make the right choice.
In situations, the Page of Cups indicates that you will receive good news. Regardless of the actual message, the Page of Cups usually relays positive information.
Embrace opportunities that are presented to you. Even if you find yourself in a situation that you didn’t expect, trust that it is leading to new doors.
However, your inner wounds might be coming out right now, too. You may be feeling vulnerable, but trust that the Universe doesn’t give you more than you can deal with. When you find yourself in a painful situation, this is an opportunity to grow.
Generally, the page represents a message from your subconscious. If the reading isn’t clear then pull a clarifying card to see what the message is.
Page Of Cups In Love:
In love, the Page of Cups is a good sign! It typically represents something big that is coming up, but it’s almost always a positive event.
If you’re single, the Page of Cups in love means that someone is about to reveal their feelings to you. Sometimes, this person is a bit younger, although not always.
Alternatively, you may already have someone in mind. The Page of Cups advises you to make your feelings known. Everything you want is within your reach, but you have to take the steps to make it happen.
Explore any new situation with childlike curiosity instead of judgment. After all, the Page of Cups is all about new feelings and learning each other!
In a relationship, the Page of Cups in love indicates that you should find your childlike wonder and look at your partner through a new lens. Don’t let your relationship grow old or stale. Instead, find ways to reconnect that feel more spontaneous or exciting.
The Page of Cups is a good omen in a love reading as it portends something major is in the works, be that a marriage proposal, a pregnancy, birth, or the announcement of an engagement.
Ultimately, the Page of Cups means you’re on the right track in your relationship. There is a lot of potential for a deeply emotional bond between you and your partner.
In general, the Page of Cups can indicate an upcoming proposal, engagement, marriage, pregnancy, or birth. If these aren’t events that you’re desiring, then don’t worry: the Page of Cups usually predicts happy events.
Page Of Cups As Feelings:
The Page of Cups as feelings represents infatuation. This person is feeling puppy love or is seeing a situation or people through rose-colored glasses.
However, this doesn’t mean that the feelings aren’t real. This individual is on a real high right now, but this could be for true or false reasons.
This person is also feeling a strong attraction (physically and emotionally) if this is relevant to your reading. They’re feeling especially romantic and may be unable to stop thinking about the other person or a situation.
If you have known this person for a while, then the Page of Cups as feelings indicates that they have recently found a new spark with you and feel those beginning stages of love all over again.
Page Of Cups Career:
In a career reading, the Page of Cups is usually a very good sign. However, this card is also telling you that it’s time to take action.
You may have been waiting on something to happen with your career, but the power lies within you. Be proactive! Are you doing everything you can to achieve your goals or are you simply hoping everything works out?
Sometimes, the Page of Cups means that it’s time to take a step back and reevaluate the larger picture. Where can you improve?
If you have been considering a career switch, then the Page of Cups is telling you to go for it. Any changes will work out well for you right now.
However, you may already be engaged in a new endeavor. You may feel like things are cloudy or you have been deceived. Don’t worry about this too much; just focus on your gut feeling and follow it.
The Page of Cups is all about intuition. Don’t be afraid to take risks when you pull this card in a career reading, but make sure that you also follow your gut instinct. If someone or something seems shady, they probably are.
If you have been unhappy in your career, then the Page of Cups is telling you that it’s time to make a change. You need to recapture your inner joy, even in work.
Page Of Cups Money:
Financially, the Page of Cups is a good omen. If you don’t plan on making any changes, then the Page of Cups indicates unexpected good news.
However, be careful of new investments. This doesn’t mean that you should avoid financial opportunities altogether, but you need to take off your rose colored glasses. Look at the hard cold facts before investing money, but make sure that the facts align with your intuition.
Ultimately, you can be quite successful financially if you’re willing to put the time into research. Don’t rely on your naiveté, because this will come back to bite you.
Page Of Cups Health:
In a health reading, the Page of Cups is telling you to listen to your body. The answers you need are already inside of you, so don’t ignore them.
If you’re waiting for health-related news from a doctor, then the Page of Cups is telling you not to worry. Good news is in your future. At the very least, you will find answers that give you a clear path forward.
The Page of Cups in a health reading tells you to go easy on yourself. If you’re feeling tired, take a nap. Nurture your body! You don’t need to be too extreme; now is the time to be gentle with your physical and emotional self.
However, the Page of Cups can also indicate that you should visit the doctor if your gut is telling you that this is the right path. Ultimately, you need to act upon your intuition.
Page Of Cups As Spirituality:
Although the Page of Cups is generally pulled in a love or romance reading, it’s also a very spirtual card. Cups are the suit of emotions, the subconscious, spirituality, intuition, and magic.
The Page is the initial explorer in any suit, so the Page of Cups may indicate that you’re on a new path or have recently discovered a spiritual methodology that resonates with you. In fact, this is a great time in your life to try something new!
You’re at the point where you’re ready to embrace a philosophy that makes sense for you. Don’t be afraid to experiment and don’t let cynicism get in your way.
Psychologically, the Page of Cups can indicate that you need to deal with your unconscious, inner-child programming. It can also be a sign that you need to go inwards rather than looking for something outside of yourself.
Be open to any intuitive messages that are coming to you. The Page of Cups is telling you that these messages are very real! Your intuition is on the verge of opening up in a big way if you just allow it to happen.
If you’re struggling to make a decision, follow your intuition and watch for signs from the Universe.
Ultimately, the Page of Cups is the explorer of the soul. This card is a message that you’re ready to tap into your unconscious mind or connect with beings outside of our realm.
Page Of Cups As A Person:
The Page of Cups as a person is someone who is very young, sensitive, and impressionable. They are really loving and warm, but they also need validation and guidance.
Although the Page of Cups can be extremely creative or spiritual, they are also shy and young. Their journey is just beginning, so they may not know how to navigate every aspect of life.
However, the Page of Cups is extremely intuitive. This is simply natural; it isn’t something they have to learn. They desire to be around people who accept them for who they are and who help them create a clear-cut path forward.
Page Of Cups Yes Or No:
The Page of Cups is rarely negative. In almost any reading, your answer is most definitely a clear yes.
In fact, the Page of Cups is almost always a positive omen for the future, too.
Reversed, the Page of Cups is often a no, but there can be many reasons for this result. This card usually indicates that you are either being deceived/deceiving yourself, or that you have blocked emotions. You need to tune into your intuition in order to get a clear answer.
Page Of Cups Advice:
The Page of Cups as advice says that you need to let your childlike self come forward. Do things simply because you love them and follow your heart rather than looking at what society thinks is acceptable.
Emotionally, the Page of Cups is telling you to make yourself vulnerable. It’s OK to express your emotions, even if they aren’t reciprocated! Don’t be ashamed or scared of what you feel. It’s time for transparency.
Let yourself be open and curious to new things. Don’t discourage yourself from learning or dismiss anything as uninteresting. Sometimes, the most important pieces of information come from the most unexpected sources.
The Page of Cups is also advising your to tune into your intuition and trust your gut. There are many intuitive messages coming your way if you only look for them. Be aware of subtle signs in your life and follow their lead.
Symbolism In The Page Of Cups:
In every Tarot card, there is a whole myriad of symbols. In some readings, the symbolism will be extremely important, so I’m including the main symbols on the Page of Cups card here.
Keep in mind that symbolism will vary based on the deck you’re using. I recommend looking closely at the pictures on your cards if you’re not using the Rider-Waite deck. The symbolism of the card you actually pulled is much more important than the general meaning! This is one of the reasons why I love using varied decks.
In the traditional Rider-Waite deck, the Page of Cups is holding a gold cup with a fish peering over the top of the lid. It almost looks as though they’re engaging in conversation.
The fish represents the young man’s subconscious mind or spiritual self. He is just learning how to communicate with his own intuition and deeper, emotional nature.
The man’s conscious interest in the fish represents the childlike wonder that we all have deep within us, especially when we discover something new. He is willing to learn from the fish, even though this isn’t something that society would deem acceptable.
The Color Blue:
There is a lot of blue in this image! The young man is standing in front of a blue ocean/blue waves, but he is also wearing a blue tunic and hat. Blue is the color of the subconscious (as Cups are the suit of emotions/water), so this color implies that the Page is deeply connected to his subconscious mind and the unconscious Universal mind.
The Floral Print:
The Page’s tunic is decorated with vibrant flowers, symbolizing his passionate and excitement for learning. He is just beginning on his journey and feels that there could be a whole new world just beneath the surface. The floral print symbolizes the Page’s creative and artistic side.
Page Of Cups Reversed:
Most reversed cards in the Tarot deck can have a variety of meanings, because they can be read upside down or blocked.
The Page of Cups reversed most often indicates a lack of motivation or drive. You may be stopping yourself from finding the opportunities that you need. You may also be too closed to new opportunities or people. It’s time to step out of your comfort zone and say yes.
In love, the Page of Cups reversed can mean that you’re too sensitive or insecure with your partner. You may be too clingy or nit-picky and you need to change something before the relationship ends. In fact, the Page of Cups reversed is a clear warning in this context.
If you’re single, the Page of Cups reversed is saying that you need to be more realistic. You’re waiting for Prince Charming to sweep you off your feet, but you’re missing a lot of wonderful, real people who are right in front of you.
Be careful that you don’t get stuck on one person, especially if they don’t reciprocate your feelings. The Page of Cups reversed is telling you to read the signs in love. In the right relationship, both people will be equally invested. Learn to let go and go along with the flow of life. You may find someone who is different yet far better than you expected.
Just like the Page of Cups upright tells you to be forthcoming about your feelings, the Page of Cups reversed is saying that it’s time to put up some emotional boundaries. You may be overly enmeshed with someone; this will cause problems for both you and the other person. Take off the rose-colored glasses and reevaluate what’s really going on here.
In career, the Page of Cups reversed can mean that the good news you’re hoping to hear isn’t coming. Instead, you need to change your thought process, because you lost sight of your intuition somewhere along the way.
Don’t worry if others don’t appreciate you. As long as you’re following your own intuition, then you know that you’re on the right path.
Sometimes, the Page of Cups reversed will appear if you have been deceitful or are acting unethically. This is a warning that you’re about to get caught. It’s time to reflect and go back to square one.
Financially, the Page of Cups reversed isn’t the best card to pull. In fact, it’s a warning to be very careful with your money. Don’t spell excessively, because you may soon need more money than you realize. It’s important to make a long-term financial plan rather than looking only at tomorrow.
Sometimes, the Page of Cups reversed in a health reading can mean that you’re letting an addiction affect you. Even if you aren’t actually addicted, you may be relying too heavily on drugs, alcohol, coffee, food, or other substances. It’s time to reevaluate before this becomes a full-blown addiction.
Take proactive steps to improve your health. The worst thing you can do with the Page of Cups reversed is to avoid the issue. However, you don’t need to worry too much; your health should recover if you take the steps to make it happen. The motivation needs to come from inside you.
The Page of Cups reversed is often pulled when you’re having a creative block. You may feel that no matter what you do, you can’t see a clear way forward.
This card is telling you that creativity comes from within. You can’t force it. Like the waves behind the Page, creativity needs to flow. Learn to accept that you’re exactly where you need to be and start with the task that’s right in front of you.
You may want to try something new or start a different probject but you’re feeling blocked or scared. The Page of Cups reversed is telling you that it’s time to face your fear and do it! Don’t hold any part of yourself back. Learn to express who you truly are through your creativity.
As upcoming news, the Page of Cups reversed can be a bit negative. It represents sad events, heartbreak, jealousy, broken dreams, emotional hurt, unreturned feelings, or general bad news. The Page of Cups upright is new beginnings, so the Page of Cups reversed is typically sudden endings.
However, every event in our lives has a purpose. The Page of Cups reversed is telling you that even when negative things happen, they are an opportunity for you to learn and grow. Work through your feelings instead of avoiding them or blocking them. Remember that everything “bad” is happening for a reason and is helping you grow and mature.
Spiritually, the Page of Cups reversed says that you may be doubting your intuition or psychic abilities. You find it hard to accept messages when you aren’t sure if they’re real. The advice here is to simply open yourself up to the Universe. You will get proof over time, but you need to allow more messages to come through in order to receive this guidance and see that they are real.
As a person, the Page of Cups reversed is someone who is emotionally immature. They may be too vulnerable, dependent, dramatic, or someone who needs the attention on them all the time, like a child. They may throw tantrums, or might be stuck in the clouds. This is someone who doesn’t live in reality, someone who doesn’t want to grow up.
Ultimately, the Page of Cups reversed is telling you to ground yourself in reality while simultaneously listening to your intuition. You might be living out daydreams that have no basis in the real world. Your intuition and reality will always tell you similar things, but you need to make sure that you’re listening to the messages.