Pages are children (up to and including tweens) or students. The Page of Swords is the most inquisitive child or student of all. This is the child who will not stop asking ‘But why…?’ and who can easily drive a parent to start answering ‘Because!‘ out of sheer frustration.
Before we dive deeper and get to know the Page of Swords, let’s take a look at some common positive and negative attributes of this card:
Positive Tarot Card Meanings for the Page of Swords
- Intellectual curiosity: The Page of Swords represents a thirst for knowledge and a keen interest in learning. It signifies a time of inspiration and the pursuit of new ideas.
- Clear and direct communication: This card symbolizes the ability to express thoughts and ideas openly, promoting clear and honest communication with others.
- Courage and assertiveness: The Page of Swords encourages bravery and assertiveness in facing challenges head-on, even if they feel uncomfortable or unfamiliar.
- Vigilance and discernment: This card reminds you to be observant and use your analytical skills to navigate situations wisely. It urges you to be cautious of potential pitfalls and deception.
Negative Tarot Card Meanings for the Page of Swords
- Excessive curiosity or nosiness: The Page of Swords can represent being overly curious or nosy, which may annoy or invade the privacy of others.
- Lack of tact or diplomacy: In some cases, this card indicates a tendency to speak one’s mind without considering the impact or feelings of others, potentially leading to conflict.
- Inquisitiveness leading to gossip: This card may signify a temptation to seek information at the expense of others, potentially resulting in the spread of gossip or rumours.
- Insecurity and overthinking: The Page of Swords can sometimes indicate a struggle with self-doubt and excessive overthinking, leading to indecision or a lack of confidence in one’s own abilities.
Remember that tarot card meanings are not fixed and can vary depending on the context of the reading.
Getting to Know the Page of Swords
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
~ Albert Einstein
If this bright young person is met with open-mindedness and taught that it is OK to question things, even things that could potentially make people who are more set in their ways uncomfortable, then they may well grow into our future scientists, literary geniuses and inventors. Conversely, if the gift is not properly encouraged or used inappropriately, they may become the sensationalist journalists and gossip mongers of this world.
Older persons who still have a Page of Swords mindset usually have a youthful spark in their eyes.
This archetype serves us best when we see it as a reminder to keep asking questions. It also reminds us that it is the types of questions we ask that shape our future. So why not learn to ask, ‘How good can it get?’
Affirmation: “I ask all the right questions in a spirit of loving-kindness.”
Page of Swords Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God, thank you for the gift of curiosity and a quick wit. Inspire me to use this gift in the service of Love for the Highest Good. Amen and so it is!
Element: Earth of Air
Archangel: Raphael, ruler of the Element of Air
Gemstone: Clear quartz
Essential oil: Rosemary
Bach Flower Remedy: White Chestnut
Situation, Challenge, Opportunity and Action Advice
Situation: Curiosity/gossip is at the heart of the matter
Challenge: Watch whom you share any news with as a feather could easily turn into a chicken
Opportunity: Using your analytical ability might help you uncover some valuable information
Action Advice: Ask lots of questions!