Tarot, like astrology, has long been one of our favorite divination systems. Interpreting either takes practice. As you learn, we wanted to help you to quickly connect to the cards and use them in ways that are actionable and practical in every area of life. xoxo, Tali & Ophira
Co-authored by James Kerti
What does the Page of Cups tarot card mean?
Like other Pages, the Page of Cups is a messenger card. With this court card, you may be receiving a message externally—some sort of good news. This insight may be internal, coming from your inner child, which is what the Page of Cups represents.
The Page of Cups symbolizes childlike curiosity, sensitivity and innocence.
This minor arcana card highlights the connection between your adult self and your inner child. The “inner child” refers to a part of you that’s been present since you were young which carries thoughts, beliefs and behaviors that have stuck with you to this day. You might consider it an aspect of your subconscious that is trying to communicate with you.
When the Page of Cups appears in a reading, you’re being called to tune in to those messages. Like with other Cups cards, this one pertains largely to emotions. So you might find that there’s a part of your present emotional experience that is connected with your childhood that you would do well to explore right now.
Page of Cups Tarot Guide
Keywords for the Page of Cups: Youthfulness, idealism, inner child, sensitivity, innocence, curiosity
Yes or No: Yes
Zodiac Sign of the Page of Cups: Cancer
Planet of the Page of Cups: Moon
Element of the Page of Cups: Water
What does the Page of Cups card mean in a love reading?
The Page of Cups is usually a bringer of great news when it shows up in a love reading.
If you’re in a relationship where there’s a possible next step coming—a proposal, an engagement, a pregnancy—this court card could be a signal there.
As this card can represent childlike wonder and curiosity, it could also be a sign that your relationship stimulates you in that way. Or, that it would be good for you to find ways to tap into that energy with your partner. How can you bring this into your regular routines more and enter a space of exploration?
For those who are single, the Page of Cups is about an opportunity for a connection. It’s common for this court card to appear when either you’re interested in someone or they’re interested in you, but you haven’t yet had that conversation. If that is possible for you, now’s the time to broach the subject!
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What does the Page of Cups tarot card mean for career, money and finance?
When it appears in a career reading, the Page of Cups highlights the presence or possibility of significant creativity in your work. If you’ve been considering doing more imaginative work like writing or design, or simply bringing more creative flair to what you’re doing, this card points you in that direction.
The Page of Cups is also a connector of dreams and action. Have you been carrying some big visions for your career or work that you haven’t put into action yet? The Page of Cups encourages you to start taking steps to translate the abstract into the concrete. Small actions create momentum!
Money-wise, the message from this court card is to ground your financial goals in reality. While there’s power in dreaming big, it’s also crucial to make sure that you’re making decisions that are achievable—and avoiding pie-in-the-sky risks.
What does the Page of Cups tarot card mean for health?
The Page of Cups typically brings positive news when it shows up in a reading for health and wellness. It often appears when you’ve been waiting for news about an ongoing medical situation. Perhaps there’s uncertainty about test results or a diagnosis. This card lets you know that you can expect to receive clarity soon.
The Page of Cups represents your inner child. If you’ve been processing some difficult emotions recently, it directs you to doing some inner child work to help move through those feelings. Pay attention to what your younger self is trying to tell you. See what arises if you journal in the voice of your inner 8-year-old (it works!). Reconnect with a relative who helped you through a pivotal stage of your development.
Page of Cups Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning
As with other Pages, the Page of Cups in reverse can represent receiving disappointing news in a literal sense.
However, its connection with the inner child is often a bigger focus when this card appears in a reversed position. In this aspect, it can represent broken dreams or childhood wounds that are keeping you feeling stuck or emotionally blocked. This card can also sometimes connect with feelings of unrequited love.
There can be a sense with these difficult emotions of a repeated pattern in your life, a feeling of “here we go again!” that goes back to your childhood. When we feel like we’re playing out one of our life’s negative patterns, it can lead us to be extra hard on ourselves. If this message resonates with you, you’re encouraged to treat yourself with the compassion you’d show a friend in this situation. Be willing to lean on your support network, including friends and professionals when needed, to help process the emotions that are coming up for you.
Is the Page of Cups tarot card a yes or no?
Because the Page of Cups brings good news, you’re receiving a clear yes when you see it in a yes or no reading.
What does the Suit of Cups mean?
Cups are associated with water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), which rule emotions and connection. Water signs carry a romantic, artistic, and intuitive energy, and people with those signs love to create and connect.
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