Suit: Suit of Swords
Card Type: Minor Arcana
Tarot Element: Air
Star Sign: Aquarius, Gemini, Libra
Angel: Archangel Michael
Key Meaning: News Arrives
The Page of Swords predicts the arrival of news. This news may be unexpected or comes sooner or later than expected.
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Page Swords Keywords
🥰 Upright: Unexpected news, delays, original ideas, clever
🥰 Reversed: Wait is over
Page of Swords Description
This description is based on the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. A young adult holds a sword upward and seems prepared for something to happen. Storm clouds gather and birds flock in the background. Expect the unexpected this card cautions. As Swords refer to thoughts and communication, it means someone could reach out to you or arrive unexpectantly in your life. This Page also guides you to keep your mind open to any new ideas you hear about or read.
Court Card Personality Traits
When the Page refers to a person, he or she is young and a fast learner. Very often they are insightful for their years, you might even have met their type planning a demonstration at college or recording a podcast to promote their ideas. This card is associated with the sun signs Aquarius, Gemini and Libra.
Perhaps this Page’s personality traits are reflected in you at this time, regardless of your age or star sign. If so, you are likely to be feeling extra curious right now, and have a desire to learn, challenge ideas or talk about the big questions like consciousness and the purpose of life. Read more about Tarot court cards.
LOVE: What does The Page of Swords Mean When You Ask About Love?
When this Tarot card turns up in a love reading, the meaning will depend on whether or not you are in a relationship.
💖 If you asked will I find love? – the answer is Yes. Your new love is likely to be an Air Sign, that is, Aquarius, Gemini or Libra. They will embrace some of this court card’s personality traits (see above). Most likely you will connect through a dating app, social media or text.
💖 This card can mean that a new relationship will develop super-fast, or super slow. Either you spend lots of time together quickly, or there are big gaps between dates. It is, what it is.
💖 If you are planning on having a baby, don’t worry if takes longer than expected to fall pregnant. When you do give birth, your baby is likely to come sooner than expected if you are scheduled for a C-section, or later than expected if you are planning a natural birth.
💖 This card is a reminder not to blame people close to you when you are feeling unhappy. If you have a vague, undefined anger at the world in general, it is because you have tried to ignore the anger or hurt within yourself.
💖 This card can mean that someone is spying on you – partner, friend or colleague.
CAREER: What does This Card Signify When You Ask About Work?
If your question relates to work, business, career or study and you receive the Page of Swords, then your guidance is:
⭕ If you are waiting for news on a job offer, promotion or bonus, you may be waiting longer than expected. However, the outcome is positive with this card.
⭕Don’t be afraid to think or act differently in your job, business or project. Now is the time to speak up.
⭕Consider upskilling or improving your qualifications.
⭕Work visas or travel plans take longer than expected to organise.
Jobs associated with the Page of Swords include: Teaching, working with teenagers, social work, public relations, championing causes or a charity, scientist, pharmacist, mathematician, diplomat and writer. Less commonly, working under-cover as a mystery shopper or even as a spy!
MONEY: What is the Meaning of Page of Swords in a Money Reading?
💲 If you asked the Tarot about money and you receive the Page of Swords, it means loans or financial offers take longer than expected to materialize.
💲 If you asked about a significant purchase or sale, like a house – this card cautions you to expect a lengthy negotiation.
Tarot Card Combination Meanings
“Page of Swords combined with The Tower” – Delaying tactics, allow them to give you the bad news.
” Page of Swords combined with The Empress” – It takes longer than expected to fall pregnant.
“Page of Swords combined with The Ace of Wands” – A fresh start, but not quite yet.
HEALTH: What does The Page of Swords Mean When You Ask About Health?
In a health reading this card generally means your health is very good. You are feeling fit and your body is strong. The raised sword in the Page’s hand, acts as a weapon of protection, meaning your immune system is good at fighting off flus and disease.
Health conditions associated with this card include: Sports injuries, wrist problems and meningitis.
YES/NO: Does The Page of Swords Mean Yes or No in a Reading?
❓ When you ask a Yes or No question and this card turns up, then the answer is YES.
TIMING: Does The Page of Swords Predict any Particular Timeframe?
🕔 This Tarot card is only a timing indication when you specifically asked a timeframe question. For example, if you want to know if something will happen, and when, then you need to draw two separate cards. These are in fact, two separate questions. This is a fundamental principle to understand if you want an accurate tarot reading – and it is core to my teaching in my book Tarot in 5 Minutes.
🕔 Using my timing method, the Page of Swords is about 11 days. If the card is reversed, timing will be slightly longer – so up to 15 days.
Karina’s Timing Method:
Swords are days. Wands are weeks. Cups are months and Pentacles are years. Please note this is my personal timing method. Feel to adopt it (or not).
What is the Meaning of The Page of Swords Reversed?
When our Page is upside down then the waiting game is over.
✔️ The opportunity arrives or news is delivered.
✔️ Things are just as they appear. There is no need to read between the lines.
✔️ If you are psychic, a reversal can mean that you are unable to see and predict the future at this time.
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Karina, author of Tarot in 5 Minutes.