Upright: A messenger, creative beginnings, synchronicity
Reversed: Emotional immaturity, creative block

The Page of Cups, like the Pages in all the suits, represents some sort of beginning or renewal. The Page of Cups is dressed in a blue tunic with floral print all over it and sports a bohemian type of beret on his head with a long, flowing scarf attached to it. The young man stands alone on the seashore with a single golden cup in his hand. Surprisingly, a fish pops its head out of the cup and looks at the young man. The young man simply expects to raise his cup for a toast or a drink, and instead is confronted with the ominous appearance of a fish, which even appears to be speaking to him. The Page of Cups indicates the surprising and unexpected nature of inspiration that comes to us from the realm of the unconscious and the spirit. Inspiration is seen to be something which comes upon us most unexpectedly and often in a manner which we do not understand.

The Page of Cups signifies the beginning of a creative project or venture. It is an indication that there is creative energy trying to burst forth into your consciousness. Explore this newfound creativity through art, drama, dance, etc.
Your unconscious mind is also trying to speak to you, possibly through your dreams or through synchronistic encounters with significant people. The message to be taken is that you must be open to the unexpected, occasionally bizarre impulses of the creative spirit and not shut out inspiration simply because it does not fit in with a rational point of view. The Page of Cups may also be an indication that your intuition is very sharp and you may receive messages from your unconscious mind. You may be more inclined to act on a hunch or have a psychic experience. This is a good time to trust your intuition and your gut feeling.
Often, the Page of Cups heralds a positive message or news from loved ones. You may hear about the birth of a child, an engagement or marriage, a wonderful idea or plan, pregnancy, a new relationship, travel plans, etc. This positive message is unexpected but welcomed, and you are likely to respond to the news or message in an emotional manner.
The Page of Cups suggests that you are more likely to show or express your emotions now. You may be more emotional or moved by simple things. Do not be afraid to let your feelings show and to wear your heart on your sleeve. It is ok to be sentimental and romantic. Let your heart lead the way!
The Page of Cups is like your ‘inner child’ – youthful, free, creative, intuitive and inspired. This Page has never been taught to suppress his innate emotional and intuitive power, and therefore he is a kindred spirit whose imagination is totally free, free to dream wonderful dreams and to create his life exactly as he chooses. In this way, the Page of Cups represents renewal of your emotional and creative self to allow that sense of freedom to reappear in your life.
This card encourages you to take a fresh perspective on a difficult issue and to approach that situation with benefit of the doubt, love and compassion. The Page of Cups’ appearance tells you to never stop listening to your intuition and believing in your dreams. If you cease to dream, then your dreams shall never come true because they do not exist anymore. In your darkest moments, dreams can often provide a ray of hope through with the Page of Cups can manifest. Dare to dream and all things become possible.

The Page of Cups reversed represents someone who is immature or has emotional troubles. It can depict a person who is escaping through drugs or alcohol, or someone who is running away from reality and living in their own world. This is a person who is emotionally insecure and unable to conduct healthy relationships as he expects too much and gives too little. He is lacking in self-love and self-acceptance, and may be emotionally abusive. This person has rampant and unfocused emotions, and may therefore get his or her feelings hurt without reason. He is suspicious, self-doubting, insincere, selfish and easily depressed. This may be someone you know or even a reflection of your shadow self.
You or someone you know may also be prone to childlike tantrums and a loss of emotional control in the face of adversity. The reversal of the Page of Cups points to exaggerated emotional outbursts and a temperamental, overly dependent personality.
The Page of Cups reversed can sometimes indicate substance abuse, particularly if paired with the Devil. You may be using drugs or alcohol as a way to escape your reality and to dream about a more favourable possibility. It will eventually catch up with you.
Given the Page of Cups is reflective of your creative abilities, its reversal can indicate a creative block. Alternatively, you may feel thwarted when it comes to doing the types of stimulating, creative projects that you find really interesting but which may not bring in as much income as other things. The ideas are there but you are having trouble figuring out how to make them into reality.
The reversed Page of Cups can indicate that you are following an inclination or a hunch but with little thought about whether it is realistic or not. You may be acting without thinking or allowing your immediate desires and emotions to seduce you, particularly if they go against your common sense, such as making a promise you cannot keep or a commitment that does not mean anything to you.



Page of Cups Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Child, inner-child, youthfulness, idealism, sensitivity, dreamer, inner-voice, spirituality, psychic, messages, happy news, naivety, crush, admirer, becoming emotionally mature, romantic proposals, engagements, pregnancies, marriages, births, romance, artistic, kindness, loyalty, beauty, fashion, style

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Page of Cups is a bringer of messages. This can be in the form of happy news, important information, invitations to social events, gossip or the potential for romantic proposals. It can also represent your inner child so don’t take things too seriously when this card appears. It may be a sign that you need to connect to your inner child by embracing the fun and frivolous side of life. It can also represent beauty, fashion, glamour or style so you may be trying out a new personal style or having fun with fashion when this Minor Arcana card appears in your Tarot spread. The Page of Cups can also signify that you are beginning to gain a level of emotional maturity that allows you to be kind, compassionate, helpful, affectionate and loyal. If representing a person, the Page of Cups signifies a young person, child or person who is young at heart, who is a bit of a daydreamer, intuitive, naïve, sensitive and idealistic. They may be a water sign such as Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces

In a health reading, the Page of Cups is usually the bearer of positive news. This could be in the form of a test coming back with the result you want, or getting a diagnosis that will clarify things and allow you to take positive steps to improve your health or even receiving information about a treatment which will help you. It can also indicate pregnancy.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the Page of Cups is a good omen as it can represent the possibility of romantic proposals, engagements, pregnancies, marriages or births. It can also suggest that you need to be more romantic and be willing to be a follow your heart. If you are single, it can indicate that a romantic admirer is interested in you! The Page of Cups can also indicate a relationship with a younger person. If you have a secret crush on someone special, it can signify that you need to let them know you are interested. If you want to turn your crush into something more, you need to take a chance!

Money & Career
In a career context, if you have been waiting on word about a promotion or job application the Page of Cups is a good omen indicating happy news. The Page of Cups can also represent being a dreamer rather than a doer. If you are unhappy with your current work situation or things aren’t going as well as you’d like, make sure you are taking positive or proactive steps to improve things and not just dreaming about it. If you are spending your time wishing for a better career instead of working hard to get the career you want, you need to stop dreaming and make things happen. It can also indicate that you may be drawn to a career in the arts or fashion industry as it is a card of poetry, art and fashion. In a financial context, the Page of Cups can indicate good financial news. It does carry a warning to put the work in with regards to financial planning and investments. Don’t just naively jump in to investments or purchases. Make sure you’ve done your research before parting with your cash.

In a spiritual context, the Page of Cups is a great card to get as it can indicate emerging intuition or psychic abilities. You may find that spirit is sending you some very positive messages when this card appears. You should be very in tune with your inner voice. Pay attention to your dreams as they may contain psychic messages.
Page of Cups Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Childhood issues, sexual abuse, bad news, broken dreams, cancelled social events/engagements/ proposals, bad news, obsession, envy, jealousy, vindictiveness, emotional vulnerability/ immaturity/wounds, becoming sexually active, promiscuity, seduction, ignoring inner voice or inner child, being obsessed with image, attention seeking, childishness

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Page of Cups reversed is not a great omen as it can bring bad news. For instance, you could find you fall in love with someone who does not return your feelings or you may find that a social event you have been looking forward to is cancelled. Whatever form this news takes it could possibly cause sadness, disappointment, heartbreak or sorrow. The reversed Page of Cups Tarot card can indicate descent into emotional instability taking the form of obsession, envy or vindictiveness. The Page of Cups reversed can also represent shattered innocence, emotional wounds and broken dreams. It can represent emotional vulnerability, promiscuity or seduction and it can also be an indicator of sexual abuse. Alternatively, it may simply indicate that you have lost touch with your inner child or that some unresolved childhood issues are resurfacing. If representing a person, The Page of Cups reversed can indicate a young person, child or person who is young at heart, who is overly obsessed with superficial body image while ignoring their inner emotions or someone who engages in attention seeking behaviour or is a bit of a drama queen. They may be a water sign such as Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces

In a health context, the Page of Cups reversed can be an indicator that you may be engaging in behaviour that could be very detrimental to your health such as drug or alcohol abuse. Seek professional help to stop if you need to. It can also be an indication that you need to take a more mature approach to dealing with your health. If have a health issues but you are avoiding the doctor for fear of getting bad news you need to realise that sticking your head in the sand will not resolve things. Things may not be as bad as you think!

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the Page of Cups reversed can indicate disappointment in love, cancelled engagements, heartbreak or breakups. It can also be an indicator that you may have become overly sensitive or high maintenance or that childishness or drama queen type behaviour may be causing friction in your relationship. If that is the case, you need to evaluate your priorities and take a more mature approach to your relationship if you want it to work. It can also simply be an indication of losing your virginity and becoming sexually active. The Page of Cups reversed is not great if you are single, as it can represent unrequited love. If this is the case, be careful not to fall in a pattern of childish revenge plots, envy, jealousy or vindictiveness. It can also be an indication that you may be engaging in promiscuous behaviour which is not bringing you the love you want. It’s all well and good to enjoy a bit of flirting but be mindful of what type of relationship you want and stay true to yourself. You could possibly be seduced by a heartbreaker if you’re not careful!

Money & Career
In a career context, if you are waiting for news on a job application or promotion, the Page of Cups reversed can indicate that you may not get the news you hoped for. Alternately, if you have not been acting with integrity in your workplace, it may come back to bite you. If things are going well in a work setting be sure you put the effort in to keep it that way. In a financial context, now is not a time for reckless spending or risky investments. You should be sure that anything you purchase is actually necessary and that you’re putting away money for a rainy day as the reversed Page of Cups can bring negative financial news.

In a spiritual context, the Page of Cups reversed can be an indication that you are becoming so engrossed in the spirit realm that you are losing your grip on the physical world and forgetting to live! This may take the form of neglecting important material matters to focus on spiritual pursuits, excessive meditation or ritualistic practice or becoming overly dependent on psychic readings. Remember, in order to have balance we be balance on all levels: spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. The Page of Cups reversed can also signify letting negative spirits influence you. Be mindful of this and protect yourself if you need to.