Is it time to get real? Would a practical way of solving problems make sense now? Have a few people recently remarked about how dependable you have become? If these words ring true, your Tarot reading is probably taking place with the Page of Pentacles card being drawn. This is a card of seeing the light in all that is practical, and realistic. The Page of Pentacles signals the moment when those who have integrity begin to use this moral backbone to rise and take charge. As events turn in your favor, the energy of this card creates prosperity commensurate with your commitment to upholding the truth.
A young man stands in a grassy field. A rich landscape behind him seems tiny for all of its vast reach, as it is beneath a bright yellow sky. He holds a golden pentacle in both hands, elevating it to examine it closer. He has a distinctive red hat that has a scarf on it flowing down the side of his head and over his shoulder. The scene is peaceful, dominated by the young man's serene gaze at the circular object in his hands.
Pentacles are the Tarot deck's symbol of wealth, but they also represent the material plane of existence – all possessions and the practical approach to having things around. Pages represent youth and immaturity. Here though, the young page is enamored with the Pentacle; he is beginning to see its purpose. Aside from his attempts to be stylish with a hat that sticks out, this is already a sober young man. If he is immature, it is passing away as he realizes what he holds in his hands can be made into something greater than himself. The Page of Pentacles signals the moment when some of us realize that money is a tool and that it can be used to acquire things that elevate one in the world – the real world, in the here and now.
Meaning in Past, Present and Future Positions
Each Tarot reading places cards in locations that have specific meanings. These spots represent your past, your present or your future. Where a card lands may change its meaning somewhat.
If your reading features the Page of Pentacles card in the past, be assured that this is the strongest place in the deck for it to land. Any Page in the past position represents a successful completion of childhood and childish responses to the world. The Page of Pentacles is the most mature of all the Page cards in the Tarot deck, but it is still representative of a childish relationship with the world. Here the card indicates that you have had a good relationship with material possessions and understand the way money works. Your development has been normal and nurtured. In reference to your recent past, this card can indicate that you recently rose to a higher position in the world.
In the present position, the Page of Pentacles indicates that you are only now coming to certain terms about the real world. This is a good place for the card to land because in reference to your current state of affairs, you will be blessed with a calm and rational approach to all pressing problems. This is a good card to have if you are in a tense financial situation as it gives you the cleverness of a child with nothing to lose and everything to gain. Apply this approach to your income problems and you could be out of the red and into the black in no time.
The Page of Pentacles is somewhat weakened in its potency for financial gain when it is in the future position. For your youthful awakening to pragmatism to be slated for some future date indicates that your relationship to the land of fantasy and imagination could be costly relative to having to soon accept the reality of the world on its own terms. On the other hand, this card often indicates a helping hand will be lent when you are most in need when it lands in the future position of your reading, so be confident going forward that there is hope ahead in life.
When a card is dealt into the Tarot reading, it does not stand alone. Cards combine with other cards to form new meaning in tandem. A whole reading is unique in the placement and combination of the cards interacting with each other.
The Page of Pentacles is one of four court cards for the suit of Pentacles. When any of the other three are in the reading, pragmatism, money and possessions are emphasized above issues of the Page. This is the privileging of the suit, the Pentacles, over the energy of the court member. The Knight of Pentacles combines to quickly deliver a winning solution to your dilemma. The Queen of Pentacles will combine with her Page to produce an irresistible urge in you to purchase some art or decorative items or to invest in a business involved in the arts. The King of Pentacles combines with this card in a reading to foretell a marriage with money or an inheritance on its way.
When other Pages are present in a reading with the Page of Pentacles, the youthful energy of this card takes precedence over the materialism. When the Page of Wands is in the reading, look for fashionable or artistic excess to take over your life. When the Page of Swords is in the reading, you will have advice for people that they might be willing to pay for. The Page of Cups makes for a reading that must emphasize following your hunches to the highest levels.
The Strength card combines well with the Page of Pentacles, as your stamina in face of adversity is given extra incentive in a quest to triumph. The Chariot is also a Tarot card that is bettered in its reading when accompanied by this card. The Chariot symbolizes victory and with this Page it reinforces the permanence of that win. If you see relationships and marriage as a win, talk to your Tarot reader about the practicality of finding a guy and marrying him – will he be an immature page or a wealthy pentacle? Or both?
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|Published: November 5, 2010