The Page of Pentacles (Earth of Earth) 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 a studious person, someone willing to learn how to master the material realm. It does not necessarily represent the student cooped up in a classroom, with a teacher in front of him who is trying to stuff him full of (often useless) information. Rather, this is the energy of someone who has a genuine interest in and curiosity about the world around him.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
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 a student aiming for a top grade in any subject. But he does so out of pure joy in the experience of perfecting a useful skill.
Pages can be seen as children, up to the age of tweens, students, messengers or messages.
A budding healer
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.
Affirmation: “I approach the natural world with a sense of reverence and divine inspiration to explore.”
Page of Pentacles Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God, thank you for guiding me to new learning experiences that expand my sense of awe for creation. Help me be a diligent student of these mysteries for the Highest Good. Amen and so it is!
“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
Since the Page of Pentacles is also very much about manifesting as well as learning, I’m offering an alternative, combined Tarot Prayer-Affirmation for this card:
Everything manifest in the world around me testifies to God’s great love for me. All things that come into my life reflect my rock-solid faith in the goodness, power and love of God. What flows into my life now is for my Highest Good and enables me to better fulfil my mission. I learn from everything and everyone and trust in the Holy Spirit to guide my steps so that I may increase in wisdom. Amen and so it is!
Element: Earth of Earth
Archangel: Uriel, ruler of the Earth Element
Gemstones: Amber, rutilated quartz, hematite
Essential oils: Patchouli, cypress
The Page of Pentacles as Message/Messenger in Love
The Page of Pentacles is the practical, nurturing and sensual messenger
Hook-Up Message: The Farmer’s market is on this weekend. Fancy coming along to sample some local delicacies? x
Long-term Relationship Message: What do you want for tea tonight, honey? I was thinking Japanese but I’m not sure if we have enough sushi rice left. Is Italian OK? Oh, and guess what? That massage oil I ordered online yesterday already arrived so prepare for a nice relaxing massage tonight 🙂 xxx
Situation, Challenge, Opportunity or Action Advice
Situation: Studies are the issue
Challenge: You may need to stop yourself from becoming too serious
Opportunity: A new course of study could open doors
Action Advice: Definitely a good time to start honing a skill or talent
The Marseille Tarot image in this post is from the CBD Tarot by Yoav Ben-Dov.