Upright: Talkative, curious, mentally restless, energetic
Reversed: All talk and no action, haste, undelivered promises

The Page of Swords shows a young man standing in the midst of rough terrain with a sword held in both hands. The sky is filled with turbulent clouds and the trees in the background are obviously wind-blown, as is the young man’s hair. The waters behind the Page are rough and the general feeling of this card is one of tumultuous energy.

The Page of Swords reflects an abundance of energy, passion and enthusiasm. You cannot wait to get started on a new project or an idea, and to share that with others. You start all new projects, ventures and journeys with a huge amount of energy and excitement. The challenge, however, is whether you can keep it up! As with all Pages, the beginning always looks promising but something else is needed in order to maintain the pace.
The Page of Swords is almost like a green light to say, “Go for it”. There are always going to be challenges with whatever option you choose and not everyone is going to be happy with your choices but when it comes down to it, you need to follow your passions and go where your true energy lies. This Page encourages you to move forward and to get the wheels in motion, despite any challenges or setbacks that may potentially stand in the way.
This card shows you as a young and idealistic person, with lots of plans and ideas for the future. At this moment, you feel as though you could do almost anything. As a Page, you are just beginning to make your way in life, and it is important that you align with others who will not overwhelm you or stifle your direction and ideas. Instead, seek to align yourself with people who will nurture your ideas and will help you to manifest them in an organised manner. Choose a relationship that feels natural, with someone who will learn and grow along with you and give you a chance to develop your own personality and expression. You have an intelligent and sensitive nature, and you may suffer a lot if there is no outlet for your ideas and feelings.
The Page of Swords is as perceptive as the Queen of Swords. He has the ability to find out the truth regarding all matters by asking all the important questions. However, what makes him different to the Queen is that he lacks experience and maturity, so his questioning and probing may become annoying to others as he constantly asks “Why?” Nonetheless, he has both mental and physical agility and is full of anticipation, making him an avid learner and an excellent student.
The Page of Swords is also all about communication, information and ideas. This card is an indication that you need to appreciate and communicate ideas, information and theories. These ideas, information and theories may be your own or someone else’s. It does not really matter, so long as you are involved in talking, sharing and conversing with others about these ideas. You are always coming up with something new and then finding someone to share it with. You also have a way with words, being a good writer or speaker, and you are passionate about what you are doing. However, be careful that you do not engage in gossip. While this Page loves to talk and to be ‘in the know’, it is important that you use this talent to benefit others, rather than to create negativity. You may also want to be careful about what you say to whom, as you may be more prone to sharing confidential information about yourself. So, protect your privacy. And you may need to first ground your thoughts, before speaking, in order to ensure that you do not later regret what you have said.
The Page of Swords can also stand for a child or young-at-heart adult whose relationship to you involves truthfulness, the search for information and new ideas, or matters of the mind and intellect. You may have your moments with this Page, as the Swords often indicate a level of tension or conflict, and this bundle of energy may sometimes prove too much to handle. If you need to, give yourself a break from this youthful person, and return with fresh eyes. They do have a lot to share with you, and despite their inexperience, they may actually teach you something about yourself. You need to remain open to their high levels of energy and enthusiasm to learn more about the world. As a child, the Page of Swords encourages you to have fun with mental activities of all kinds, including learning, exploring, and researching. Enjoy the world of thought your mind can open to you.
The downside of the Page of Swords is the turbulent nature of intellectual discovery and inspiration unchecked by experience or wisdom. This Page seems to be either on the defensive, protecting his ideas, or on the offensive, looking for some victim of the double-edged sword of his mind. Perhaps he is seeking a confrontation in the intellectual sense or has the desire to prove himself mentally superior to others. The trouble is that he does not yet have the maturity to express himself in a way that is always constructive, and may come across as oppositional or just too ‘in your face’.

Reversed, the Page of Swords can suggest you are acting hastily, without thinking things through properly. You have a lot of energy behind you to get things moving but the way you are going about it is not an effective use of your energy. Tackle things one at a time, rather than trying to deal with everything at once. This will lead to more meaningful outcomes.
The reversed Page of Swords can also be all talk and no action. You have to be very careful of making promises that you know you cannot keep, or saying things that you later regret. Before making a specific promise or commitment, ensure that you can and will deliver on it in order to maintain your integrity and reputation. Also, be wary of other people’s commitments to you and put in place measures to ensure that they will deliver on what they promise to deliver. This reversed Page can be a bit of a ‘know-it-all’ and may be trying to impress you with big stories about his past and his achievements (which you later find out are big exaggerations of the truth!).
The Page of Swords reversed may also indicate that you are beginning to annoy others by your constant questioning and challenging of ideas. While you may simply be trying to understand a situation or a concept better, there are more constructive and non-threatening ways to go about it. Use sentences such as, “Help me understand…” Be conscious of how you may be coming across to others when you are constantly asking, “Why?” And only challenge or question those ideas that are really important to you, rather than challenging everything that is presented.
Finally, the reversed Page of Swords suggests a fear of public speaking. You may be anxious that you do not have sufficient experience or knowledge to present on a particular topic, or you may be afraid of being the centre of attention. Know that people simply want to hear your point of view, even if it is different from others’.



The Page of Swords is a messenger bringing you challenges. He suggests that an opportunity for growth may come your way in the guise of a problem or dilemma. These challenges may not be your favorites. In fact, you probably will want to say “Thanks…but no thanks.”

The Page of Swords asks you to embrace these difficult situations. Think of them as trials designed to test your mettle. If you accept and prevail, you will become stronger and more resilient. In meeting these challenges, you are encouraged to use the tools of the Swords suit – honest, reason, integrity and fortitude.

The Page of Swords can also stand for a child or young-at-heart adult whose interactions with you involve truthfulness, ethical behavior, discouragement or matters of the mind. This relationship is likely to be troubled or difficult in keeping with the challenges of the Swords suit.

Sometimes the Page of Swords implies that your entire situation is one suffused with the spirit of learning, discovery, and mental activities of all kinds. At such times, use your mind and enjoy the delights of the intellect.


General Meaning
This card is traditionally entitled The Page, but in some modern decks appears as a Princess. The traditional interpretation is about a messenger, an emissary or liaison between separate camps, charged with faithfully representing one side’s communications to the other. Because of this role, we do not think of this person as a servant, but rather as a diplomat, facilitating sensitive negotiations, often under difficult conditions.
This person is acting as the eyes and ears of her patron, and so she is sometimes referred to as The Watchman. Even kings are powerless if this messenger chooses to use her access to sensitive information for her own gain, as is implied by her other name, The Spy.
She could even be working as a double agent, playing both sides against each other to serve her own agenda. Her title is really camouflage in itself, serving as protective coloration so she can move among the people unrecognized, collecting information anonymously. Her vigilance often conceals an ulterior motive. She is a watcher who must herself be watched, because she dreams of someday taking matters into her own hands, preempting the plans of her employers.

In the Advice Position
Circumstances call for anonymous action even if you would prefer to receive credit.
The card in the Advice position suggests a course of action which will harmonize what you want with what is currently possible.
When the Page of Swords (in some decks, a Princess) is in this position, the situation requires subtle change in order for it to be brought to the highest good for all concerned. In contrast to times when one can best serve the greater good by being visible and heroic, this is a time when you must keep your own counsel, cover your tracks and stealthily accomplish what would be impossible to complete without privacy.
Reduce your profile and increase your anonymity, no matter how your self-image might suffer. Although it would be gratifying to accomplish what needs to be done and be aboveboard about it, that cannot be a priority at present.


Page of Swords Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Delayed news, patience needed, ideas, inspiration, planning, vigilance, protective, guarded, fairness, think before you speak, don’t get drawn into arguments, mental agility, using your head, inquisitive, curious, quick-witted, chatty, communicative, education, petty gossip, being truthful/ direct, speaking out, fighting injustice

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Page of Swords represents delayed news, ideas, planning and inspiration. It can also signify being protective, guarded and vigilant. This Minor Arcana card may be telling you to be patient, to think before you speak and not to get drawn in unnecessary arguments or conflicts. It can also represent fairness, speaking out and fighting injustice. The Page of Swords can indicate mental agility, learning or getting an education, being quick-witted, curious and inquisitive and using your head. This card can signify being chatty, communicative, truthful and direct. However, it can also signify being blunt or abrasive or engaging in petty gossip. As a person, the Page of Swords represents a young person, child or person who is young at heart, who is chatty, lively, quick thinking, analytical, logical and cool and possesses a sharp mind. This person abhors injustice and is a deep thinker but at the same time can come across as blunt, insensitive or a bit of a loner sometimes. In the negative, they can also be a bit of a gossip or deceitful but they do not intentionally cause harm. They like to stick to the rules and may be an air sign such as Aquarius, Gemini or Libra.

In a health Tarot spread, the Page of Swords indicates that you have an opportunity to heal from any past illness or injuries as it brings you the mental clarity to overcome any challenges you face. Be careful not to overdo it though! Ease yourself back into things.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship the Page of Swords can indicate that there may be some conflict in your relationship as you allow yourself to be drawn into unnecessary or petty arguments with your partner. By all means fight your corner over the important things, but don’t allow every tiny disagreement to spiral in to a full blown argument. If you are waiting on news or a development in your relationship, this card can tell you that it will be delayed or will take a bit longer than you think. Be patient! If you are single, the Page of Swords may be telling you that you need to make more of an effort to socialise if you want to meet someone. If you have been hoping for a relationship, this card can tell you that it will take longer than you think and you need to be patient.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot reading, the Page of Swords indicates that you are highly intelligent and ambitious and are full of innovative, bright ideas. You may be dreaming of an incredibly successful career when it appears. Just bear in mind you need to be able to put thought into action in order to succeed. This card can suggest that you may need to further your education in order to reach the lofty heights you have envisaged for yourself. This Minor Arcana card can also indicate that if you have waiting for news of a job interview, the news is likely to be positive but it will be delayed so it may take longer to get the answer you hoped for. In a financial Tarot spread, the Page of Swords indicates that news you have been waiting for in terms of finances may be delayed. This Minor Arcana card also suggests that you have lots of bright ideas for making money but it tells you not to be a know-it-all when it comes to your finances. You would do well to take on board some sound financial advice when it’s offered. You may need advice from someone older or wiser in order to make your ideas a reality.

In a spiritual context, the Page of Swords indicates that you may have been neglecting your spiritual side in favour of the more logical side of life. There is a place for logic and reason in your life but your spiritual side needs a place too.
Page of Swords Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Bad/disappointing news, lack of ideas/planning, defensive, player, mind games, paranoid, lack of mental agility, having your head in the clouds, scatterbrain, dim-witted, nothing to say, cold, sarcastic, cynical, malicious gossip, being blunt/ abrasive, not speaking out, delinquent, lack of education/ learning difficulties

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Page of Swords reversed can represent bad or disappointing news and lack of ideas, planning or inspiration. It can also signify being defensive, cold, vindictive, cynical or sarcastic. This Minor Arcana card reversed may be telling you to get your head out of the clouds and can represent acting in a scatter-brained or dim-witted manner. It can also represent a lack of fairness, not speaking out against injustice, breaking the law or being a delinquent. The Page of Swords reversed can suggest that you may have nothing to say or may be lacking in communication skills. It can be a warning to you about the way you communicate with people in your life. You may think you are being truthful and direct but you could be coming across as blunt and abrasive. It can also indicate a lack of education, lack of mental agility or learning difficulties. The Page of Swords reversed can also signify being a game player, playing mind games, malicious gossip and paranoia. As a person, the Page of Swords reversed represents a young person who is keeping information to themselves. They are still analytical and logical with a sharp mind. However, they may use their wit for malicious or vindictive purposes. They can be manipulative, cynical and sarcastic and may consider themselves superior to others and that the rules don’t apply to them. They may spread malicious rumours or gossip to intentionally cause trouble.

In a health Tarot spread, the Page of Swords reversed that you may be suffering with mental health issues or may be feeling mentally scattered, foggy or confused. You are trying to do too much at once. You need to slow down and give yourself time!

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship the Page of Swords reversed can indicate that your partner may be playing mind games, be cold or uncaring in their treatment of you or bringing emotional baggage from a previous relationship into your relationship which is causing conflict or making them paranoid. Do not allow your partner to punish you for the treatment they received from a past partner. If you are waiting on news or a development in your relationship, this card can tell you that you may be disappointed with the outcome. If you are single, the Page of Swords reversed can indicate that you may become interested in someone who is a game player and will expect you to compete to be with them possibly against another lover. If you have been hoping for a relationship, this card can tell you that you may be disappointed with the outcome.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot reading, the Page of Swords reversed can indicate that you cannot make your mind up when it comes to career. You may find yourself jumping from industry to industry or project to project unable to decide on the right career path for you. You can have all the ideas, ambitions and opportunities in the world but if you don’t seize them or act on them you will not get anywhere. You need to balance your ideas and dreams with taking some action and putting some work in. This Minor Arcana card reversed can also indicate that if you have waiting for news of a job interview, it will now come to you but it may not be the outcome you hoped for. In a financial Tarot spread, the Page of Swords reversed suggests that you may get news you have been waiting for in terms of finances but it will not be the news you were hoping for. If you have been waiting for decision on a loan or mortgage or news about a pay rise you requested, it’s likely to be a negative with this card appearing in your Tarot spread.

In a spiritual context, the Page of Swords reversed warns you to beware of those who may use their sharp wit to manipulate you. They make appear in the form of spiritual leaders to act as though they know everything. Take what works for you and throw the rest away. Don’t put all your faith in one person to guide you on your spiritual path, the knowledge you seek is inside you!