Minor Arcana: Page of Swords

All you need to know about the Page of Swords aka Knave of Swords

Page of Swords
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Page of Swords Meaning

This card is traditionally called The Page, but in some modern decks it’s represented as a Princess. The Page of Swords, aka the Knave of Swords is a minor arcana tarot card that stands for being truthful and fair, using your intellect, and having inner strength. Bright and alert, the Page of Swords is somebody who never seems to run out of ideas. She is curious, inquisitive, and gifted with a sharp tongue and quick wit to match. The traditional interpretation is about a messenger, an emissary or liaison between separate camps.

This person is acting as the eyes and ears of her patron. No wonder that she is sometimes referred to as The Watchman. Even kings and the powerful become powerless if this messenger chooses to use her access to sensitive information to her own advantage, as is implied by her other name, The Spy.

Page of Swords Keywords

Upright: new ideas, curiosity, thirst for knowledge, communicative, inspired, vigilant, alert, mental, agility

Reversed: scatterbrained, cynical, lack of planning, all talk and no action, haphazard action, haste

Upright Page of Swords Card Meaning

When the Page of Swords is upright in a Tarot reading, it means there's room for growth, albeit in the guise of a dilemma or problem, perhaps a situation that demands the application of mental activities of different kinds.

This card may indicate that you are very eager to execute an idea that you’ve come up with or a project you’ve thought up recently. You’re are quite very enthusiastic about it, and you can hardly wait to share the headway made with others. Compared to your passionate heart, time seems to be standing still.  Accepting and prevailing over the challenges that may be coming your way will make you stronger and more resilient. Your interactions need truthfulness and ethical behavior. Don’t ever forget that when faced with challenges, you need to use the toolkit of the Swords suit: honesty, reasoning, integrity, and fortitude.

Tarot Love Meaning - Upright Page of Swords 

The Page of Swords tarot love meaning can signal a relationship that is more cerebral, where lovers are more likely to engage in heady discussions, but shy away from emotional intimacy. One partner can also feel that their emotional needs are being overlooked. Sometimes, it can also signal small or petty disputes with your partner, which can turn into bigger conflicts should they not be handled properly.

Career Meaning - Upright Page of Swords

As to your career, you may be someone who is smart, innovative and ambitious. You may have lots of energy and many ideas to enrich your career with. But remember that a page always points to some sort of apprenticeship, meaning that you may either be in a period of training, school or the start of a new job or career path.

Finances Meaning - Upright Page of Swords

You may be constantly coming up with great ideas about how to stretch your finances, or how to make more money, but these are still immature. Rely on those who are ahead of you and know better.

Reversed Page of Swords Card Meaning

When the Page of Swords is reversed, all the negative features of this gifted woman come out - and she may become almost perilous. Her sharp and alert mind may be now used for deception and manipulation. The sword that she wields may be used to hurt others, her natural gift for language turned to a wounding weapon.

This position often means defensiveness, cynicism, and sarcasm. It can also indicate that you’re running out of ideas and lack inspiration. It may further imply that your critical tendencies are given too much leeway. Acknowledge that the problem lies in your prejudice and not in others.

Tarot Love Meaning - Reversed Page of Swords 

The person represented by the Page of Swords tarot love meaning is someone who may be lacking in empathy, sensitivity or depth, or can be someone who can be argumentative or defensive. They may delight in “being right”, thereby shattering harmony and overlooking the necessary care for the feelings of others.

Career Meaning - Reversed Page of Swords

You’re full of energy and curiosity, but right now neither of the two are really directed at anything. With no outlet, it seems you’re hesitating about what it is you actually want to do for your future. You may be constantly changing jobs as you easily get bored. But remember, oftentimes, to really get the full depth and experience of working somewhere, you do need to commit for a long time.

Finances Meaning - Reversed Page of Swords

Your ideas about using wisely your money may not be practical ones, or they may be all talk, without a clear plan for taking action. It may also be the case that all the research you’re putting into improving your finances isn’t really going anywhere. You may be overly hesitant about what you should do next instead of just doing something. What are you overanalyzing?


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