Card Meaning: Page Of Swords

Page of Swords

Element: Air.
Astrology: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
Age: child.
Appearance: fair hair, blue eyes.


  The scenery of this card is particulary windy. The young page has dynamic posture and he is ready for action. The whole card is in the motion. The page is obviously set to act whenever is necessary without any delay. This is the nature of this card, person symbolized by it is vigilant, ready, alert, fast to act, his mind is swift and his logic is clear and strong. This person is also curios and ready to learn, his reason is well balanced with his emotions. When this card shows up, you can sometimes expect some suprises. Traditionally this card is connected with espionage.


Positive:, dexterity, readiness, vigilance, negotiator, subtle, alert mind always ready to learn.

Negative: imposter, powerless, hasty, devious, critical, bad news, secret activities, gossip.

   A lithe, active figure holds a sword upright in both hands, while in the act of swift walking. He is passing over rugged land, and about his way the clouds are collocated wildly. He is alert and lithe, looking this way and that, as if an expected enemy might appear at any moment. Divinatory Meanings: Authority, overseeing, secret service, vigilance, spying, examination, and the qualities thereto belonging. Reversed: More evil side of these qualities; what is unforeseen, unprepared state; sickness is also intimated.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite

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