Page of Swords Meaning

Page of Swords Meaning: Upright and Reversed

The Page of Swords is a card indicating a lot of potential, energy, curiosity, and growth. This card signifies a healthy growth period for the mind and personal growth.

What comes from this moment of action will be positive.

Keywords for the Page of Swords

Keywords for the Page of Swords Upright

  • Growth
  • Maturing
  • Curiosity
  • Potential
  • Gaining momentum
  • Self-expression
  • Communication

Keywords for the Page of Swords Reversed

  • Hesitation
  • Holding yourself back
  • Haste
  • Lack of action
  • No follow-through
  • Questioning yourself
  • Questioning others

The Suit of Swords

Swords in the Tarot deck are a suit of the Minor Arcana. They deal with the conscious mind and higher consciousness.

Swords are associated with the element of air. That also ties them to air signs in the zodiac or astrological calendar. Those signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. The Page of Swords specifically deals with Aquarius. If you pull the Page of Swords, consider if a Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius, especially an Aquarius, is involved in the question or answer.

Swords are often Tarot cards of challenge and struggles. They can be some of the most negative cards in the Minor Arcana.

The Pages

Pages are the first of the court cards for each suit. They are associated with the element of earth, which gives them an attachment to Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, in addition to the air-astrological signs listed in the above section.

Pages are also referred to as princesses, daughters, seekers, and more, depending on the Tarot deck you’re working with.

Their attachment to the earth makes Pages practical and grounded, or the opposite if reversed. Their actions have tangible results.

Because they are the first of the court cards, Pages represent both literally and metaphorically young people. They signify the beginning of something new, often a new project or journey. They can also be interpreted as messengers of new opportunities and/or adventures.

Symbolism and Imagery in the Page of Swords

The Page of Swords is winding up for a swing with his sword. He stands at the ready: one foot planted on the lush green earth and one foot aiding in gearing up for his swing. The green of the earth and his pants shows his connection to the earth and the element of earth. It also symbolizes fertility, telling us that his next action has potential for great results.

The Page’s boots are red: the color of action, ambition, and motivation. His sleeves are yellow, as are parts of the earth, showing his connection to the element of air and higher consciousness.

The sky is a calm, bright blue with fluffy clouds that gather behind him. This shows us that the Page has a great imagination and ideas. Above him flies a flock of birds, further connecting him to higher consciousness. They are in the distance, connecting with his youth and need to hone his intuitive abilities, but they are there for him.

Behind the Page are trees, blowing in the wind in the direction the Page swings his sword back. This shows great strength in his movements and further indicates the potential of the Page of Swords.

Upright Page of Swords Meaning

The Page of Swords is all about energy and momentum when he’s upright. This Page is gearing up for a big swing towards a new adventure.

If you pull the Page of Swords upright in any Tarot reading, he’s telling you to go for whatever it is you’ve been considering. The lushness of this card indicates success in your venture, so let go of your reservations.

The Page of Swords could also be a messenger trying to tell you about a new opportunity you should take. So you may not be thinking of starting your own business, moving, etc. But this Page appears to signify that someone is going to approach you with an opportunity soon. That opportunity is good; you should trust this messenger.

Page of Swords in a Love Reading Upright

The Page of Swords in a love reading is great news! Whatever relationship you’re considering getting into is going to work out well. Yay!

This signifies a new relationship or perhaps a new phase in your relationship. You might be considering asking someone to commit to you, whether it’s exclusive dating or marriage. It could also mean you’ve been thinking about moving in with your significant other. Whatever the question is, the Page of Swords is giving you the green light. This is going to work out wonderfully!

However, if the Page of Swords is referring to you or your partner in this reading, it can be a little daunting. Because they are young (whether literally or metaphorically), they can fear commitment or not be ready for commitment. This might not be the best time to enter a relationship with this person. Perhaps waiting until they are a Queen or King is better.

Since the Pages can be messengers, this could also be a friend trying to set you up with someone they know. If so, you should try it! Blind dates can be nerve-racking but trust your friend.

Page of Swords in a Career and Money Reading Upright

If you pull the Page of Swords upright in a career and money reading, this is great news. The Page of Swords is your green light remember, so any chance you were wondering about taking should be taken. Whether it’s accepting that new position or starting your own business: the odds of success are in your favor.

Remember that Pages are young, so this is a new experience. This could mean that you take a pay cut to learn a new trade that gives you more fulfillment. It could mean that you even have to take something unpaid like an internship or apprenticeship to learn a new trade. If that’s the case, it’s still good for you as long as the Page of Swords is upright.

If your reading is focusing on money and the Page of Swords appears upright, this is still positive. It means your venture is in its infancy, but it will pay off in the long run, especially if you have Pentacles following this Tarot card.

Page of Swords in a Home and Family Reading Upright

The Page of Swords upright in a home and family reading is good because it’s a new step for you. If you’re thinking about buying a new home, it’s time to act! Think small, though, because the Page is young. You don’t want to bite off more than you can chew and come up short on mortgage payments.

The Page of Swords could be a person in your family or home life too. It’s probably a teenager who is leaning on you for mentorship. This person has a lot of potential and needs your help to channel that potential and all their energy in the right direction. Take some time to help them out; you won’t regret it.

Page of Swords in a Health Reading Upright

When the Page of Swords appears upright in a health reading, it’s good news. This simply means that you are in a good place to begin to heal right now.

You are gearing up for a new exercise regimen or medical treatment that will pay off and improve your health. The focus is probably on your mind and mental state because of the Page of Swords being so tied to air and the higher consciousness.

You’ve done the research, you’ve made plans, now go forward and take advantage of this opportunity. You’re going to be okay!

Reversed Page of Swords Meaning

If the Page of Swords is reversed in a Tarot reading, the cards may be calling you out on talking about big moves without action. While the Page of Swords upright is gearing up for big moves, when he’s blocked, he’s just talking about nonsense because he’s not making anything happen. We all know a person like this, don’t be that person.

The Page of Swords appearing reversed could also be telling you that you aren’t planning well and, therefore, you’re acting hastily. The card is warning you to stop and reflect on the best course of action before you swing. If you’ve already swung, things probably aren’t working out too well because you acted too quickly.

The Page of Swords has also been called a questioner. He questions friends and himself. Have you been second-guessing yourself? Have you been pestering your friends with a lot of questions without offering them the support they need? Appearing reversed, the Page of Swords could be pointing out that you need to rely on yourself more and trust yourself more.

Page of Swords in a Love Reading Reversed

If the Page of Swords is reversed in a love reading, it could mean that the person who was once flighty and young at heart is finally ready to settle down and commit.

Reversed in this Tarot reading, the Page of Swords could also be a breakdown in communication. Since he is a messenger blocked, something just isn’t getting through. You may be arguing a lot with your partner lately or having a lot of miscommunications which lead to bickering. If so, the Page is telling you to take some time with your words and really tell your partner what you need and want. What’s bothering you? This doesn’t need to be a fight, but it does need to be a constructive conversation.

If the Page of Swords represents a person in your love reading, it’s not great. This person can be hasty, quick to emotion, and poor at communication. Pay attention to where this card falls in your Tarot reading because if it’s directly pointing to a person, entering a relationship with them won’t be great.

Page of Swords in a Career and Money Reading Reversed

Stop what you’re doing if you see this card reversed in a career and money reading. This card blocked is hasty decisions with poor planning. You don’t want to be doing this!

I advise you to stop, re-evaluate, and make a better plan. You might think you have a good plan, but you don’t; that’s why the Page of Swords is appearing reversed to you right now. You’ve cut corners, whether you’re aware of that or not.

This card could also be calling you out on talking about big plans that you’re doing nothing to achieve. If you’ve been talking, it’s time to put pen to paper and start doing.

Financially, you do not see any return because you aren’t investing anything. Get your head right and make moves.

Page of Swords in a Home and Family Reading Reversed

If the Page of Swords is blocked in your home and family reading, you’ve acted rashly or will act rashly. Maybe you moved too soon and didn’t do the research on the location. You may have extended your work commute, and it could be taking a toll or moved to a bad neighborhood without realizing it; you may even have moved thinking you’d get a raise that didn’t pan out, and now you can’t afford your house. Whatever the situation is, it happened because you didn’t plan it outright.

If the Page of Swords reversed is signifying a person in your family, they’re probably driving you crazy right now. They constantly ask you questions, asking for advice or what you’re doing and why. You need to keep your patience with them. Take the time to ask them about their short and long-term goals. How can you help them achieve them? How can you channel that energy with them?

The person is young, a teenager, or younger. It’s a difficult time. Try to be an ally.

Page of Swords in a Health Reading Reversed

The Page of Swords reversed in your health reading is telling me that specifically, you are struggling with memory and brain fog. The Page of Swords is an air sign, and air element remember and therefore connected to the high consciousness. You’re having trouble remembering things and retaining focus.

My advice to you is to take some time alone to regroup and refocus yourself. The keyword here is time. The Page of Swords reversed is hasty and impulsive, which is what got you here in the first place. It leads to bad decisions.

Pulling the Page of Swords reversed is your sign of stopping what you’re doing and focusing on your mental health to regain your clarity. And please take your time doing so.


Question: Can you Explain Further the Cause of Brain Fog in my Health Reading?

Answer: When you lack the proper follow-through and planning, things become overwhelming. Staying organized and focused is important, and when you lose those two factors, everything can become unclear and overwhelming.

Question: I have plans, and the Page of Swords is reversed in my career reading; how do I flip it to give me the green light?

Answer: I would recommend making a well-drawn out plan and timeline, getting really in-depth with details and trying to think of a few “worst case” scenarios to try to hypothetically fix. I guarantee you will find a detail or two you missed. Once you work out the kinks, the Page of Swords should appear upright for you. Good luck!

Question: Does the Page of Swords Refer Specifically to a Young Man?

Answer: No, just like the Queens and Kings, Pages refer to young men, women, and non-binary people. The key to the Page is that they are young, whether it’s a teen or younger or someone who is older but still in the process of maturing.

Final Thoughts on the Page of Swords

This is a card calling you to action. You’ve done the planning, and you have the opportunity: now go!

Pulling the Page of Swords in any reading, whether upright or reversed, is really telling you that the potential is there; you just need to make it work for yourself.

So get going; the Page of Swords believes in you!

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