Page of Pentacles

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The page of Pentacles is bristling with ingenuity and the desire to build, create and manifest in the physical realm, and especially in the financial arena. His entrepreneurial streak and practical attitude that will take him far. What this young court card often lacks is life experience, but as soon as he throws himself into the crosshairs of life and the marketplace, he is set to earn his wings as he builds the kingdom he envisions.

When the Page of Pentacles appears in a Tarot reading, he usually signifies a positive, practical attitude and an innovative and resourceful mind. Not content to sit on his hands, the Page of Wands wants to give shape and form to his ideas, to see them take tangible form and have influence on the world and people around him.

What the Pentacles mean in Tarot

In the symbolic language of the Tarot, the Pentacles represent earth. The suit of Pentacles deals with the earth element and all of its associations; the physical, tangible realm, money, environment, physical health.

Conversely, the suit of Wands deals with fire and its connotations, the suit of Cups symbolises the fluidity of water and the suit of Swords is associated with the intangible element of the air and everything it represents.

What the Pages of the Tarot stand for

Each of the four Minor Arcana suits is presided over by four court cards – a King, a Queen, a Knight and a Page.

The Kings and Queens represent mature, accomplished and well-established people. They have long since conquered and built their kingdoms, and earned their crowns. This doesn’t mean that they are complacent, only that they possess a certain level of established power.

The two younger court cards typically symbolise younger people, those of us who are still very much still figuring out ourselves, our lives and our paths. The Knights are usually in the thick of their careers, riding what momentum they have been able to build so far. The Pages, on the other hand, are very green. They may represent teenagers or young adults who are only just beginning to test their wings and step out on their own.

Page of Pentacles Tarot card description

Different Tarot decks might depict the Page of Pentacles Tarot card slightly differently, but most of them include or build on the essential symbolism and details found in the classical Rider-Waite Tarot.

The Page

The card shows a young man standing in a flowering field. He is simply but elegantly dressed in earthy colours, underscoring his connection to his element. He is wearing a flamboyant red hat, its colour suggesting that drive and ambition underpin his tranquil expression.

The pentacle

The youth is holding a large golden Pentacle carefully in both hands, holding it up as if to admire it and contemplate its possibilities.

The Pentacle represents the seed of potential, one single seed that might turn into an entire kingdom, provided that the young protagonist plants it and tends it with patience and diligence.

The verdant landscape

The landscape surrounding the youth is already abundant and flowering, a sign of his ability to manifest and create abundance and wealth. The Page of Wands is not being driven by a need to build and make, but by a desire to do so. His creativity and ingenuity are genuine.

Page of Pentacles Tarot card meanings

The Page of Wands – like any Tarot card – is a many-faceted prism of meaning. Here are some of the most prominent Page of Pentacles Tarot card meanings.

Manifestation

A key meaning of the upright Page of Pentacles is manifestation.

You are in a place where the surroundings are fertile, supportive and receptive to your creativity, and you are full of spark and the desire to build, invent and create.

Material blessings

The upright Page of Pentacles often represents financial opportunity or a money-making idea. It can also suggest that you are coming form a position of material abundance, or at the very least stability, where you have the financial and material resources you need and don’t have to contend with financial concerns as you work on building your own dreams.

For example, the the Page of Pentacles Tarot card might appear in a reading where the person signified by the card is receiving financial support from their parents while completing their university degree. It could also indicate that the person signified by the card has inherited money, or simply, that they have amassed the necessary savings they need while working an unpaid internship in the industry they want to get a foothold in.

A new job or business venture

The Page of Pentacles can be a sign of a new job or starting a new business venture. The Page of Pentacles can also indicate going freelance, striking out on your own because you believe in the skills you have to offer.

Whatever the case may be, the Page of Pentacles often appears in Tarot readings when you are starting a crisp new chapter in the area of work, money and business.

Skill development

The Page of Pentacles Tarot card suggests building, honing and developing your skills. If there is a card that indicates deliberate practice, this is it.

The Page of Pentacles can also indicate learning from your mistakes and growing from them rather than letting them deter you from future attempts.

Page of Pentacles reversed Tarot card meanings

When the reversed Page of Pentacles shows up in readings, its Tarot card meanings are also reversed or inverted.

Procrastination, lack of progress

The reversed Page of Pentacles often indicates procrastination and a lack of progress due to inaction.

If this is the case, contemplate what it is that is stopping you from growing, developing and expanding your skills, your career or your vision for your future. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you believe you are not worthy or capable of growth? The Page of Pentacles assures you that you are.

Financial immaturity

Another key revered Page of Pentacles Tarot card meaning is financial immaturity. You may be spending more than you own, and own more than you can afford to sustain.

Being bad at managing money is usually not your fault. It is a skill, like any other, and you may never have been exposed to positive role models or been taught financial literacy. Nevertheless, it is your responsibility to take your financial learning into your own hands.

Page of Pentacles Tarot card interpretations

Which layer or facet of the Page of Pentacles Tarot card meanings stand out in a particularly reading depends on a number of factors – primarily, the surrounding cards and the individual Tarot reader’s interpretation. Here are a few examples of how the card might be interpreted in different contexts.

What the Page of Pentacles represents in a love Tarot reading

Upright

You are in a positive place, potentially in the beginning stages of a new romantic relationship. You sense that there is real potential here for growth and development.

Reversed

You are feeling stuck and frustrated. The potential you sense is not unfolding. Instead, it is like a seed you have planted in the ground and are tending diligently, and yet it is refusing to grow and burst into bloom.

What the Page of Pentacles represent in a career Tarot reading

Upright

You are in a positive place where your enthusiasm and hard work are being rewarded and the effort are putting in is bringing results. Remain openminded to new opportunities and to exploring and unfolding even more of your potential.

Reversed

Your energy is low – perhaps you don’t trust that you have got this, that you will figure things out and grow your skillset in time, with practice. You might be impatient, expecting results too soon.

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Lucius has been slinging tarot cards professionally since 2014. He’s taken the tarot to places most wouldn’t think of: His best-known patrons include Torture Garden, The Dark Circus Party, Handel & Hendrix, A Curious Invitation and The Candlelight Club, where he has been resident tarot reader for the past half-decade. His writing on divination, magic and creativity has been published in Sabbat Magazine and on Medium.

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