The Page of Cups is the card of idealism, innocence, sensitivity, and dreamy love. This card shows a young page holding out a cup. He is dressed in royal finery. This indicates his status, but also shows his youth and bravado. Surprisingly, a fish is coming out of the cup, instead of water. This represents the page’s active imagination and sense of humor.
The Page of Cups reminds us that young love may be naive and idealistic, but is also sweet and kind. It is part of the human experience, and it is a stage that is apparent in any relationship. The Page of Cups reminds us to meet the world with the eyes and heart of our inner child, because they are looking to create a better world.
If the Page of Cups appears in a Tarot spread as a person, that means that this person is emotionally open, vulnerable, and open to love and connections with both humans, animals, and even spiritual entities. Pages are traditionally seen as a symbol of messengers in the Tarot, so artistic self expression or their style of communicating will make up a big part of their identity. It is astrologically associated with the water signs. Because the element of Water carries a feminine energy, this card carries a passive, receptive energy. We all have a little bit of both energies expressed in a balanced way, regardless of which gender we identify as.
For physical characteristics, the Page of Cups as a person represents someone who is fun, dreamy, ethereal, and incredibly imaginative in their self-expression. Even though they’re not fully matured, they subconsciously have that “old soul” wisdom to dress only for themselves. They’re self-expression is just that: an expression of their inner artistic self. People gravitate to them and their style, because they have such strong energy. They have a holographic, 5D aesthetic. They enjoy food with a childlike wonder, and their favorite workouts usually involve some artistic element, such as dance. They might enjoy workouts such as adult ballet, barre, swimming, or anything with music involved.
For emotional characteristics, the Page of Cups as a person represents someone who is innocent, can be naïve, is sensitive to the needs of others, and can be idealistic. Their energy is a reflection of very healthy heart and throat chakras. They typically exhibit the more youthful but positive sides of the Water signs. Like a Cancer, they’re incredibly caring and compassionate. If they have younger siblings or pets, they will naturally be very nurturing toward them. Their Scorpionic trait is an ability to keep their loved ones’ secrets. They’re also extremely intuitive. The energy of the Page of Cups is that of the quintessential Piscean dreamer and artist.
For careers, the Page of Cups can represent someone who works in a field that they love, and this usually involves lines of work where their caring nature and creativity can shine through. In the traditional depiction of the Page of Cups card, the page is the only page in the deck that is interacting with another living being. They will usually have a great rapport with colleagues and clients. They have a special gift of connecting with people and animals at a soul level. They may work at a pet shop or as a veterinarian. Or, they may be specifically tasked to deal with difficult customers and personalities. They’re super creative, and they’re likely to be the type to sell products that were made with love. They excel in assisting clients with small businesses and startups. They prefer more intimate working environments.
The Page of Cups as a person represents someone who makes you feel loving and loved. This person has the purest heart. They are more interested in giving than receiving. They love expressing themselves artistically, especially online. They are selfless. When they don’t have a partner or pet to dedicate their time to loving, they usually become very devoted fans of something else, for example a band, a TV series, or a public figure. Their fandom is usually harmless, and just inspires them to create art of their own. They make loyal friends, but are sometimes easily taken advantage of.
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If the Page of Cups reversed appears in a Tarot spread as a person, that means that this person is emotionally immature. Alternatively, there could be issues with communication—this may represent someone who is addicted to validation and lies on social media. Because this is a Minor Arcana card, some of these traits will not be inherent aspects of their identity. If they are behaving unfavorably, they might just be going through a temporary phase. It may be a behavioral pattern that they can still unlearn, if they choose to. Good or bad, nobody is perfect, and people can use their free will to change for the better.
For physical characteristics, the Page of Cups reversed as a person represents someone who embodies an illusion. In the upright position, the Page of Cups is a creative and imaginative individual, who creates unique and original looks. However, when this energy is drawn in the reverse, the dreamy, ethereal, imaginative vibes turn into illusions and outright deception. This can be copying somebody’s style and claiming it as their own, or creating a whole false persona on social media and offline. They may also be irresponsible with money. They can spend recklessly and fund their lifestyle through dishonest means. They may have a tendency to abuse recreational substances for escapism.
For emotional characteristics, the Page of Cups reversed as a person represents someone who is petulant. They may sulk or cry to get what they want. They can be emotionally entitled as well, always demanding more time and attention. They typically exhibit the more immature shadow sides of the Water signs. The Cancerian energy that they embody is clinginess and possessiveness. That energy is made worse by an extra layer of Scorpionic possessiveness. And like a Pisces, they can be delusional, unrealistic, and be prone to laziness.
For careers, the Page of Cups reversed can represent someone who works in any of the lines of works that the upright Page of Cups works in. The only difference is, they don’t get ahead through their creativity or originality. This person may have a tendency to try to get their way by emotionally manipulating their colleagues. Whatever the case may be, this person’s life drama overrides their performance and their deliverables. There is always something going on in their personal life, but their actual work is usually unremarkable.
The Page of Cups reversed as a person represents someone who makes you feel annoyed. They can be very petty. It is their way of venting out their emotional frustrations. They love fantasizing about getting revenge. They may have the capacity for a lot of love, but they may misdirect and abuse that love. They are also often passive aggressive. For example, they may be good at doing kind things for people without being asked, but then when their actions are not reciprocated, they get irrationally upset.
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For love readings, the Page of Cups represents the dreamy stage of infatuation and young love. Although this love may not yet be mature, it is sweet and kind in its gentle nature. It is idealistic and somewhat naive. The Page of Cups reminds us that this is a natural stage of young love. It is deserving of celebration in its own way. But let it not go overboard, or it will show its immature nature.
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