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Welcome to part 11 of my 16 part series Meet the Court Cards – each week we will hang out with ONE court card and dive deeply into the symbols, personality traits, talents and dark side. This is similar to my Major Arcana Meanings Deep Dive series, but we’ll also explore how each court card acts in the context of love, work and money.
I’ll give you specific ways to embody this card as well as some journalling questions to help you connect with this card on a more personal level.
Let’s dive into the Page of Cups – he’s sensitive, artsy fartsy, free-spirited and loves a good romantic disaster!
Sit back, relax and discover the personality, meanings and secret symbols of this Page…
Element = Water (emotions, feelings, relationships)
Creative, artsy, sensitive, intuitive, naive, bright eyed and bushy tailed, feels emotions fully and strongly, go with the flow, happy to float along, sees opportunities everywhere, easily inspired, loves to express himself emotionally through the arts, feelings shift and change like the tides, daydreamer.
rolling waves = flow, instability, emotional depths
blue = same as water, unconscious
fish in cup = inspiration, gift, imagination, messenger
posture (hand on hip) = confidence
lotus flowers (on tunic) = connection to the Earth
fancy hat = upper class, life of comfort
The Page of Cups excels in the creative realms, like acting, singing, poetry, writing, dancing and visual art. These all act as vehicles for his emotional expression, allowing him to express himself in a beautiful way. Whatever he creates is sure to make other’s hearts sing!
This Page is a cosmic daydreamer, whose not afraid to let his mind wander freely. He’s in love with life itself and finds inspiration in the everyday, mundane stuff.
At a Party…
The Page of Cups is often the life of the party, telling stories and captivating his audience. His love of acting and drama really shine in a party setting, as he comes alive in front of an audience and is just naturally entertaining.
His sensitivity means he’s good at reading the room and behaving accordingly and he’s equally comfortable at large parties or intimate gatherings.
While the Page of Cups is dedicated to learning his craft, he’ll quickly lose interest in projects that don’t allow him full expression of his creative side. He gets bored easily and typically has at least two or three different “gigs” at any given time.
His artistic passions don’t provide much income in the beginning, so he usually has part time service jobs like waiter or bartender, but always something that allows him to be social and charming!
This is where ALL the action happens for the Page of Cups! He’s exceedingly romantic and charming, able to connect emotionally and feel his feelings fully BUT… his feelings tend to change like the tides and so one moment he may be head over heels for someone but the next minute he’s head over heels for someone else!
While he’s in touch with his feelings, he’s eternally flummoxed by them as they tend to change from one moment to the next without any warning. Sure, he knows his feelings well, but he has no idea WHY he feels the way he feels.
Plenty of short lived flings and romances litter his romantic path – he easily develops intense crushes and infatuations which inspire him creatively but evaporate just as quick.
Despite his emotionally flaky nature, he’s on good terms with nearly all his ex’s. So while he may be foolish in love, he’s always kind and respectful, so there’s rarely any bad blood.
The Page of Cups is not great with money because he truly doesn’t care about it. He wants freedom, not money, but hasn’t yet learned that having money can give a certain kind of freedom.
He tends to be comfortable financially, usually due to the support of family or a sexy benefactor – he may hook up with an older woman who finances his artsy lifestyle for a bit, in exchange for occasional “companionship”.
But all gigolo vibes aside, he has a magical way of attracting benefactors and support, so that the starving artist label rarely ever applies to him.
This Page Thrives on…
Being in a social environment like university, a festival, communal living or theatre group. He prefers an audience and he likes to socialize.
He loves being in an artsy environment with other creatives with the freedom to do as he wishes and few responsibilities to tie him down. The more open, free and non-judgmental the space, the more he likes it.
He can’t stand…
Feeling tied down or limited in any way. If the Page of Cups is not allowed to express himself fully or if he’s forced to conform in any way, he’ll be miserable! Rigid schedules and rules just don’t work for him and uptight, judgy people aren’t his thing.
Dark Side of the Page of Cups…
Well, he’s flaky! His feelings change from one moment to the next, hurting many romantic partners along the way, but there’s no malice here.
The Page of Cups flits around from one place to the next looking for “inspiration”, giving up on projects, relationships and goals too quickly, making him pretty unreliable at times. He’s young, naive and not very aware of how his flakiness effects others or how his daydreamy optimism that isn’t grounded in reality can be annoying.
But remember! He’s learning – learning how to be in relationship with another, how to express his emotions, how to tap into his creative and sensitive side and how to manage his powerful emotions and feelings that tend to change moment to moment. He’ll get it all figured out eventually, but until then he’ll annoy a lot of people!
-Combine your love of learning with your creative side! Learn a new artistic skill – take a creative writing workshop or a painting class, dabble in acting or dancing – whatever lights you up!
-Spend an afternoon daydreaming by the beach
-Grab a sketch book and take a walk to an unfamiliar part of town that you rarely visit and quickly sketch whatever inspires you.
What does it MEAN?
Inspiration is everywhere! If you look at the world around you through the fresh, young eyes of the Page of Cups, you’re bound to have your creativity sparked and new ideas and opportunities will flow from there.
This Page’s appearance is an invitation to get in touch with your feelings, express yourself fearlessly and fully engage your creative side.
♥ Do you know anyone like this Page?
♥ What aspects of this Page do you relate to?
♥ What creative pursuits interest you the most right now?
Tell me your thoughts!
Did you enjoy this deep dive? What aspect of the Page of Cups do you most relate to? Let me know in the comments below…
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