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 Swords tarot card mean?
The youthful Page of Swords charges in with an insatiably curious energy. Novel ideas are flowing and you are hungry to learn as you follow your inspiration.
This card brings a childlike curiosity and a desire to connect with like-minded thinkers.
This desire to learn comes from wanting to connect with others, as opposed to a more quiet, bookish brand of gathering knowledge. There’s a lot of excitement with the Page of Swords, maybe to the extent where it’s bubbling over and you’re dying to tell everyone about what’s on your mind. Follow that energy!
Similar to other Pages in the tarot deck, the Page of Swords frequently plays the role of the messenger. As the Swords relate to communication and ideas, this Page may represent sharing ideas with others, leading to an epic breakthrough that you can’t wait to follow up on.
Page of Swords Tarot Guide
Keywords for the Page of Swords: Curious, communicative, inspired, thoughtful, energetic
Yes or No: Yes
Zodiac Sign of the Page of Swords: Gemini
Planet of the Page of Swords: Mercury
Element of the Page of Swords: Air
What does the Page of Swords card mean in a love reading?
When the Page of Swords shows up in a love reading, it can denote communication breakdowns. While there’s probably not any ill will here, a misunderstanding is driving a wedge between you and a romantic interest or partner. The words someone used have caused hurt feelings.
Swords relate to communication. This Page has a youthful spirit. It might be the case that your connection has been lacking maturity lately. If you’re being honest with yourself, are you communicating as vulnerably with your partner as you could (or should) be? Or have you been holding back from genuinely sharing your feelings?
With the Page of Swords here, you’re encouraged to really talk things through. This may require you to rise to a level of maturity and intimacy in relationships that you haven’t reached before.
For those on the search for love, the Page of Swords can be a messenger of patience, letting you know that it’s going to be some time before you meet your “person.” Or perhaps you’ve met them but one of you simply isn’t ready to go “all in” right now.
In the meantime, you’re well-positioned to focus on yourself and enjoy your life. But don’t let that message keep you from putting yourself out there—you never know!
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What does the Page of Swords tarot card mean for career, money and finance?
The Page of Swords may reflect how you’ve been feeling: inspired and full of ideas! This card is an optimistic one when it pops up in a career reading. It heralds a time filled with exciting new dreams and possibilities.
With this card’s curious mentality, you may find yourself drawn to others for mentorship and advice. Take them up on it! This is a great opportunity for you to learn and make connections that can serve you as you move forward.
If you’ve been waiting for news—about a job offer, a promotion, a new contract—you can expect to something positive soon.
When you see the Page of Swords in a financial reading, inspiration will soon flow around money-making ideas. Be careful not to get too far ahead of yourself. An idea is just an idea, and it’s early. Follow those wild hares, but keep things in perspective. Be willing to listen to experienced people when they have suggestions or raise concerns.
What does the Page of Swords tarot card mean for health?
In a health reading, the Page of Swords denotes mental clarity and inspiration. This may lead to a fresh perspective on how to handle ongoing health issues you’ve been experiencing. Perhaps you finally feel ready to take action on health-related goals.
If you’re struck with a big dream that’s going to challenge your physical and mental resources, follow that curiosity. Maybe you suddenly start obsessing about summiting Kilimanjaro or starting IVF. Learn about what it would take to achieve this. Maybe start taking some action. But don’t commit in full just yet. Maybe hold off on booking that flight for now?
Page of Swords Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning
With the Page of Swords in a reversed position, the gift of gab can become a double-edged sword, causing more harm than good.
If you see this card in reverse, you might have a recent knack for letting your mouth run wild, leading to hurt feelings and damaged relationships. When that’s the case, the reversed Page of Swords is a warning to be more considerate with your words. If you’ve been shrugging off a conflict as people being “too sensitive,” now’s the time to pause and course-correct with some compassion.
The Page of Swords in reverse can also represent other misuses of your tongue, such as making empty promises that you haven’t been backing up. Again, this card reminds you to practice more empathy. Think through the consequences that your words have.
When it relates to curiosity and ideas, the Page of Swords reversed may indicate that you’re struggling to create anything from these notions. While visions might be flowing, you haven’t been able to make any meaningful progress. If that’s the case, this card reversed encourages you to slow down and start making a plan. Hash out the next steps you can actually follow. Taking a bite-sized action can make things feel concrete, and allow you to build momentum and earn confidence.
Like other Pages, this card can be a bringer of disappointing news when it shows up in a reversed position.
Is the Page of Swords tarot card a yes or no?
With its hopeful message and inquisitive positive spirit, the Page of Swords is a yes when it appears in a yes or no reading.
What does the Suit of Swords mean?
Swords are associated with air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius), which get things moving, acting as the winds of change. Air energy is communicative, and people with air signs like to connect and share ideas.
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