Is there a chance for love to blossom soon? Are you being a little more tender and emotional lately, sobbing at silly sentimental things? Have you been operating on a hunch and finding your way in a relationship that is more exciting than you imagined, but more complex than you are used to? Has someone close to you given you a look or hug that says more about how special you are than a thousand poems or a hundred greeting cards ever could? Are you considering a reconnection to a bygone friendship or considering rekindling a relationship with an ex? The Page of Cups will appear in your Tarot reading to confirm the presence of this kind of energy. This is the card of getting to know the familiarity of love all over again.
With a casually churning ocean in the background, a young man stands on the solid foreground of this card. He wears ornate vestments and a stylish hat. He holds a golden cup from the Tarot suit of Cups in his right hand. He stares at the cup while his left hand rests above his belt, his body language signaling some expectation. Out of the cup a tiny fish has appeared, and it seems as if it is looking straight into the Page’s eyes.
The flowered embroidery on his attire signals that he is from a royal court. But without a crown, he is not a king. Pages are the Tarot’s equivalent of princes – they are not in leadership positions, and may not be direct heirs to the throne, but they have a charmed existence of privilege that is balanced with obligation to the court they serve. The suit of Cups is the Tarot suit that represents emotions. The Page of Cups card is, at its core, a manifestation of youthful emotions.
Meaning in Past, Present and Future Positions
Every Tarot reading features cards placed in specific areas of the surface in front of you and your Tarot reader. Each card lands in an area designated as representing your past, your present or your future. Where a card lands changes the very meaning of it ever so subtly, but ever so permanently in regard to describing your situation.
When the Page of Cups card is in the past position, it is strongest. This represents your childhood, the foundation of who you are as well as describing the recent past. This is a card of healthy emotional outlets. You were raised well and know how to be passionate without getting into too much trouble. This card gives you core values of love and respect that serve you well in a world that is growing less and less polite. Your recent past may have included falling in love so deeply that it felt like the first time and was certainly close to being the most intense time ever in your life.
This card in the present position is an indicator that you may be powerless over the attraction you have to a soulmate at this very moment. You may be in love with a classmate, co-worker or friend and not even realize the depth of your attraction to this person. You might even reflexively deny it. Page cards are not experienced and the little fish of love in the cup of your emotions may finally be staring you straight in the face and making you realize that you have fallen in love. The longer you deny the presence of this possibility, the more frustrated you will become, especially in expressing your emotions. Immaturity and inexperience combine to stunt your growth. Look around and embrace the love that is there.
In the future position, the Page of Cups is a card that predicts an igniting of desire in the near future. A page is young, many years from the responsibilities of the court. Love is an immediate interest and a youthful intoxicant. Time seems different when you are young – impatience for change makes an hour seem like a day. So the Page in this position indicates that you might get impatient for love, but something is about to sprout … you might even be around your future lover now and not even know it.
When your Tarot reading begins, there are many cards placed before you. They are individual cards, but their meanings are altered based on the cards around them. The unique interaction of a group of cards is what makes your Tarot reading an individual one, just for you and your situation.
When the Page of Cups is joined by the Knight of Cups in your reading, there might be two suitors pursuing you. Heavy flirting and gifts are in your future, at least until you decide on one of them. The King of Cups indicates that a professor or boss is a possible partnership candidate. The Queen of Cups joining up with the Page indicates you will be much more serious with your next love relationship than you might have been in the past.
Any of the following five cards from the Tarot’s Major Arcana are powerful predictions of love with a charismatic man when they appear in a reading with the Page of Cups; but they are, ultimately, indicators of a short-term relationship. When paired with The Devil, the Page of Cups delivers a lover whose addictive tendencies make your life difficult. The Fool will give you a lover who soothes your spirit when it joins a reading that features the Page of Cups. This Page card pairs intensely with The Hermit, which is a card that describes a love relationship between you and a somber, serious man who is looking for a monogamous relationship, while The Chariot card alongside the Page of Cups reveals a coming partnership with an athletic specimen who is desired by many women. The Emperor reveals a love relationship will be occurring with a man who is much older than you. When any of those five pair up with the Page of Cups and one of the remaining Queen cards also appears in the reading, this is a powerful soulmate indicator. Prepare immediately after your reading for destiny-altering love, as you will be locked in the arms of a crazy life with this intense, artistic man for some time. The Queen of Pentacles indicates that he will have money, the Queen of Swords reveals him to be a writer and the Queen of Wands indicates that he is an artist and quite creative.
The Page of Cups is a great card to appear in any reading. At its worst, it is the recognition that you have a lot to learn in your emotional development. At its best, love is all around.