“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
The Page of Pentacles shows us how a natural interest in the physical world around us leads to exploration, experimentation and learning. The energy of this card is that of the student… but not of the student cooped up in a classroom, with a teacher in front of him who is trying to stuff him full of information. This is the energy of someone who has a genuine interest in and curiousity about the world around him.
As opposed to the Page of Swords, this learner may be more interested in exploring hands-on learning than intellectual and theoretical concepts. He does so with the same devotion and diligence as any student aiming for an A grade in any subject… not out of fear but out of pure joy in the experience of perfecting a skill.
In addition to practical skills, this exploration can reach to include the mysteries of the physical body and alternative health. This Page showing up in a reading could indicate that now would be a good time to start some form of holistic healing studies, such as crystal healing or flower essences.
“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
Affirmation: “I approach the natural world with a sense of reverence and the inspiration to explore.”
Page of Pentacles Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), thank you for allowing new learning experiences that expand the sense of awe. Help me be a diligent student of these mysteries. So mote it be! (Listen to prayer on Instagram)
Correspondences for the Page of Pentacles
Element: Earth of Earth
Archangel: Uriel, ruler of the Earth Element
Gemstone: Amber, rutilated quartz, hematite
Scent: Patchouli, cypress
Deck used: Bonefire Tarot