Visual Description of the Page of Cups:
The Page of Cups stands on a hill in front of the ocean. He is elegantly dressed in a blue tunic, red scarf and beret. In his hand he holds the Cup, which represents the realm of emotions and creativity. The ocean behind him is a further indication of these qualities. A fish dazzles the Page as it appears in his cup, showing the creative power of the emotional realm as well as representing the fact that creativity usually manifests spontaneously and when least expected. The Page did not force or foresee the fish’s presence, but is delighted by the sight of it.
Divinatory Meaning of the Page of Cups:
Upright Meaning of the Page of Cups Tarot Card:
The Page of Cups can represent the querent themselves or someone in the querent’s life who has these qualities. This person, querent or otherwise, has great creative potential and it is likely that they express this through studying literature. They are studious in whatever they do and have a gentle and sweet disposition.
“You love the creative world and getting lost in stories is one of your favorite past times. There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book and letting your imagination take over. It helps you to be more gentle in the real world as your emotions find an outlet through your imagination.
You have a sweet disposition and get to work on the tasks you set out to do in a timely and organized way. You enjoy the company of others, but don’t mind getting busy on your own projects, where you find that your creativity announces itself unexpectedly. This might be the exact reason why you are so studious, because you understand that creativity will find its way into your routine as soon as you get lost in it.”
If this description does not resonate with the querent it is pointing to someone in the querent’s life who possesses these qualities and will help the querent to unlock their creativity and imagination through studious work. This person will be gentle and kind in their approach and it is likely that the querent may not even notice the changes they are undergoing.
Reversed Meaning of the Page of Cups Tarot Card:
The reversed meaning of the Page of Cups can also point to characteristics of the querent or someone in their life. Whichever the case may be these characteristics represent the darker side of someone who is studious. This person lacks imagination, focusing solely on the tangible. As a result they think their perspective is entirely objective and cannot be wrong. This makes them extremely selfish. If their powers of observation are directed at an individual they will dissect that person and be able to seduce them in just the right way.
“You have a very specific way of doing things. You like to think that you see things for what they truly are, and oftentimes you do. But, your ego gets in the way when people try to convince you that the reality you see isn’t quite as objective as you may have thought.
You’re selfish in other ways too. You like understanding people, which is fine, but you’ve reached the master level of taking what you’ve learned about a person and seducing them into doing what you want them to do. All in all this could stem from the fact that you’re bored most of the time because you’re suppressing your imagination and the tangible world has become mundane. To change these unhealthy behaviours and patterns why not start by imagining that other people live in a worlds completely different to yours, with their own morals and needs. This way you will be able to realise that they are free agents who have thoughts and emotions that are just as valid as yours, even if you don’t understand.”
If the querent does not resonate with this meaning they should be careful that someone isn’t manipulating them.