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Tarot Tutorial: Page of Cups Meaning

November 26, 2022 by PathForward
Discover the true meaning of the Page of Cups.
Discover the true meaning of the Page of Cups.

No one knows how to dream like the Page of Cups does. Like a lot of little kids, this tarot royal is wrapped up in the power of imagination. They haven’t internalized the world’s rules for what is and isn’t acceptable and can seem a little quirky (or downright odd) to the “grown-ups” around them. But when you remember that this Page is all about their heart and things that can’t be seen—only felt— a lot of what they do starts to make sense. 

Remember, court cards don’t always refer to a specific gender or even to a particular person. Sometimes they show up as a nudge from the Universe when it’s time to embody aspects of the royal in question. Traditionally, Pages represent children, but they can also represent anyone who is young at heart, like your artsy auntie, who is always down for late-night heart-to-heart talks and has a mini tarot deck in her purse. The Page of Cups is also linked to water signs, so it can represent people born under the signs of Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, or anyone who is intuitive, artistic, and sensitive. 


The Page of Cups in A Love Reading 

There is something extra sweet about a relationship represented by the Page of Cups. You and your new boo make an adorable couple! They treat you with extra gentleness and consideration. You both attune to each other’s moods easily. Making space for your deep feelings comes naturally, and being with them feels like home. Emotional intimacy comes easy, opening the door for physical intimacy. Lovemaking is often tender but can also have playful and imaginative aspects to it.  

If you are already in a committed relationship, some new understanding or event will make you and your partner connect more deeply to each other’s emotional core. You may learn something about each other that helps you understand your relationship better. Expect to be more vulnerable emotionally than you have been before. It can feel scary, but it’s also a chance for real emotional intimacy. 

If the Page of Cups comes up reversed in a love reading, it can mean that someone is being super clingy. One of you isn’t giving the other one room to breathe. There’s a decent chance that some emotional wound from the past has got someone’s inner child hollering for attention. It’s super important to have firm limits right now. You can love someone who is dealing with heavy emotional -ish, but you aren’t their therapist. It’s not your job to fix them. Sis, are you the one letting your past turn your love story into a horror movie? We get it. Letting the past stay in the past isn’t as easy as tossing out a disposable coffee cup. But you will need to deal with your inner child and all their wounds in a patient but firm way if you want to hold on to this relationship. 


The Page of Cups in a Future Reading 

All of the pages are associated with the idea of messages, so seeing the Page of Cup come up in a future reading could mean you are about to get a message about a new addition to the family by either birth, adoption, or marriage. It’s also a general indication of good news coming your way. The Page could be pointing to a young person entering your orbit or taking up a more significant portion of your life. They might be a Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces. Or they could just be a really sensitive, artsy kid, looking for encouragement to be their authentic selves. 

If the Page of Cups comes up in a position representing you, it might be time to do some inner child work or another type of emotional healing. While we’re always big fans of traditional therapy, you can also try to get at your emotional center through art, music, dance—anything that helps you work through feelings. Be super gentle with yourself while on this journey of self-discovery. You may find things that can prompt you to make changes or start fresh in some aspects of your life.  

If the Page of Cups turned up reversed in a future reading, it’s a warning that someone might be lost in their delusions or have unrealistic expectations about a situation. Either of those could have the person react like a spoiled brat when their views are challenged. Decide if it’s really worth your time to engage with someone who is metaphorically (or literally!) crossing their arms and going, “nuh-uh,” when presented with logic and truth. Are you the one covering your ears saying, “la-la-la, can’t hear you”? Bestie, on some level, you know you aren’t being reasonable. Ask yourself what you would tell a friend in the same situation. And give yourself the space to approach things objectively instead of emotionally.  

The Page of Cups in a Career Reading 

If you were asking about a new job, the Page of Cups could indicate that it will be in a position or with an organization that requires high EQ or other nurturing abilities. Teaching and therapy are obv choices, but your new job could also have a spiritual component or involve social service. A job or side hustle that involves the arts is also possible. An emotionally sensitive situation might arise if the question concerns your current job. Tread gently, and definitely check the surrounding cards for clues as to what it might be. 

If the Page of Cups comes up in a position representing you, there’s going to be a chance to express yourself creatively on the job. Lean into it. There’s a chance to tap into something true inside yourself, which may lead to a pivot in your position. You might also get some unexpected but pleasant news on the job too. 

If the Page of Cups is reversed in a career reading, then there could be a problem with expectations in the organization. The people running the show might be looking at issues with rose-colored glasses, refusing to see some real concerns that will turn into big problems over time. Did the Page of Cups come up in a reversed position representing you? Sis, you need to examine if you are lying to yourself about your standing at the job and your ability for growth there. You may be more devoted to the job than they are to you. One-sided love sucks any way you slice it. So get over any fear you may have and see about finding a place where you and your skills are valued. 


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