Page of Cups At A Glance
Keywords: Dreamer, idealist, thinking out of the box, a young person or child, emotionally sensitive, innocence, naive, sudden surprise, inner child
Element: Water (emotions)
Page of Cups Tarot Card Description
The Page of Cups is a court card within the minor arcana suit of Cups. The traditional artwork features a young person in free flowing clothing standing by a shore. They hold a golden cup and gaze at it in surprise because within the cup is a fish.
We don’t know how the fish got there but it prevents the Page from drinking or tossing the water as the fish looks at them as if trying to communicate with the Page. This pause or hesitation of the Page is important in this card’s meaning because it is often when we pause that we will have a new idea or find a creative solution.
Page of Cups Upright Meaning
Court cards often represent real people that we know in our lives. Pages are young people of pre-teen age. Court cards represent the element of their suit and in this case Cups represent water (emotions, relationships and love.) So this card represents a young person that we know who is emotionally sensitive, creative or a dreamer.
Pages deliver messages and this one is a positive message relating to love. The fish in the original art work is important: it shows that we shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth and instead embrace the situation we find ourselves in with child-like joy and wonder.
“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” - Gloria Steinem
Page of Cups Reversed Meaning
When The Page of Cups comes to us reversed it is warning us that burnout or a creative block is on its way. If we continue to live as we have been doing it will seriously affect us in the long term. This card urges us to take time off and do activities that we enjoy. The Page of Cups wants us to approach life with the same curiosity and joy that we had as a child and find time in our day to day lives to play.
This card discusses themes of imagination and dreams but when reversed it refers to their downside which is: being very imaginative with our fears and nightmares. To remedy this we must fill our lives with content that is positive. Movies, books, online videos and social media can all be used to make our imagination more positive.
“You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn’t exist.” - Azar Nafisi
Page of Cups: Yes or No
The Pages of Cups is always a yes card, whatever orientation it is in (upright or reversed.) It guides us that we don’t need to know every step of the way, only the next one. We should say yes and look forward to the outcome with giddy excitement.
Let’s Break Down the Page of Cups In Our Lives
How The Page of Cups changes in different areas of our lives.
Page of Cups In Love
It is a really welcome sign to see any Cups card when we ask a question about love, particularly if they are court cards. This card says a friend might introduce us to someone new who will quickly become very important to us. This could be in either a romantic or platonic way. We might meet these people in places where young people are present, for example whilst picking up our children from school.
Reversed someone with the attributes of this card will say something to us but it will resonate with us as a message from the universe. The attributes of this card is someone who is young at heart and goes through life with child-like wonder. They may not realize what they have said is so important but we will know it when we hear it.
Page of Cups With Money
The Page of Cups is the dreamer and in regards to money they can sometimes dream a little bit unrealistically. This card says we have a really good idea but we need to be practical about it too because just dreaming alone isn’t enough to achieve the desired outcome.
Reversed suggests we are procrastinating and unable to get out of the idea phase and into the work phase. When the plan starts to take affect we get scared and are tempted to resort back to dreaming because it feels safe. This card urges us to put a plan in place and break it down into little steps which don’t intimidate us so that we can tick them off each day.
Page of Cups At Work
The Page of Cups is someone that is very creative and can easily think outside of the box. When this card presents itself to us about career matters we are being asked to look at this task from a new perspective and find a creative solution. It can also mean we are being given a more creative task at work and we are up to this challenge and excited to take it on.
Reversed it can mean we have completely stagnated or burned out at work. We feel totally drained and not creative at all. The Page of Cups guides us to explore hobbies in our free time and rest to try and recuperate from this burnout.
Page of Cups With Others
This card in this type of question is a confirmation from the universe that we are doing well in our relationships and the way we treat others is a good balance between serving others and serving our needs. We are able to communicate effectively and feel very positive in our relationships.
Reversed it could mean a troubled person in our lives needs our help. It can be difficult to know who it is as often depressed or anxious people retreat within in. They become quiet in our lives so it’s difficult to hear them. We must make an effort to reach out to all we care about, especially the ones who are quieter than usual.
Page of Cups With Self
A very positive surprise is on the horizon of our life. It is one that we didn’t even realize could be a possibility but when it arrives we are alight with excitement and joy. The surprise can be relating to any area of our life but often it centers around creativity and imagination.
Reversed it could mean that our negativity is blocking the rewards and opportunities that we seek. We feel like there is nothing out there for us and so we don’t look for it. Very few opportunities will come knocking at our door so we need to actively seek them out. Exploring the world and communicating with others with an open mind is the best way to find new opportunities.
Page of Cups As Feelings
The Page of Cups feels like an incredibly vivid dream which is bursting with possibility because we can shape the dream however we like. When we wake up we are filled with inspiration and excitement about the dream and we create a plan to make this dream into a reality.