grace, diplomacy, dexterity, a spy or secretive person
cunningness, someone using good qualities for bad ends
Visual Description of the Page of Swords:
The Page of Swords stands on a hill holding his sword up toward the sky. His body is leaning in the same direction as the sword, as if to follow it, but he looks around to keep an eye on his surroundings. There is a sense of wonder at the world and the green grass at his feet shows that there is a lot of potential in his ideas. The clouds are blowing in a breeze that’s ruffling the Page’s hair, an indication that there is a lot of energy around him.
Divinatory Meaning of the Page of Swords:
Upright Meaning of the Page of Swords Tarot Card:
The Page of Swords could point to the querent or someone in the querent’s life. This person has similar characteristic to the Page, showing great dexterity and grace. They are diplomatic in their dealings and as a result can be rather secretive about their personal life, making them a good candidate for spying.
“You have a certain magnetism about you. You have a lot of things going on around you, but you manage to remain composed. You easily switch between one task and another, and you can keep tabs on everything that’s going on without losing focus of what you’re actually busy with.
You like keeping your private life private. By doing this you have taught yourself how to give diplomatic answers when you’re being questioned, which is a great advantage when dealing with nosy people. As an added bonus you can also function as a spy because you can get people to trust you and divulge information without giving up too much information yourself.”
If this card does not resonate with the querent they should be on the lookout for someone who might be out to get information about them. This person may not have bad intentions and could teach the querent a great deal about how to manage their energy and time efficiently, but the greatest lesson this person will teach them is how to remain aloof about personal things and only give the necessary information. This lesson can be quite a costly one to learn if the querent has certain secrets they may be ashamed of divulging to just anyone. For, while the Page of Swords indicates someone skilled in diplomacy, this person is not necessarily loyal.
Reversed Meaning of the Page of Swords Tarot Card:
Reversed the Page of Swords indicates someone who has all the qualities of the upright positioning of this card, but they are using these qualities in a negative way. This could be the querent or someone in the querent’s life, in which case they should be especially vigilant!
“You are really, really skilled at what you do, but in case you haven’t noticed, what you do isn’t all that nice. You have amazing skills and qualities, and if they are used in the right way they can make you an outstanding person. Unfortunately, whether you’re aware of it or not, you’re a bit of a trickster. You always get what you want, but you tend to walk over people and leave them in the dark while doing it.
You might not be doing this on purpose, it might just be a character trait you have built up over time. But this card is telling you that it’s time to stop. You need to take a look at how you do things and see if you aren’t sweet-talking people into doing things they aren’t really up for. You have a special way with words, but you need to start taking others into consideration too.”
If this meaning does not resonate with the querent they should take this card as a warning that someone is going to use them as a means to an end. They should be careful of what they agree to do and what they say to people at this time.