About Page of Cups
Meaning in Tarot
The following is an account of the page of cups as if spoken in first person. I thought it would be a neat way to gain better and personal understanding of this card's personality. Hope you like the perspective!
"I am the Page of Cups and this is my story.
I am an water-earth sign because my suit is watery, and my station (as a page) is earth-based. This puts me in a perfect position for making dreams a reality.
Some keywords from the Page of Cups.
As the Page of Cups, I am the artist of the Tarot. I see things in Technicolor. Some people think I am eccentric, I'll agree with that. I love being showy and flamboyant. People love me for my spunk and colorful exuberance.
Being a gifted artist, I have an uncanny sense of style and fashion. But I don't limit my creative expression in this one media. My artistic ability spans through paint, clay, writing, and more. Because my waters run so deep, I feel there is no limit to my creative vision.
I am closely aligned with my mother, and I have her strong intuitive abilities. I can sense what people are feeling (clairsentient) and sometimes that makes them uncomfortable. In fact, sometimes they think I am too bold with my inner knowledge (anticipating their actions and behaviors and acting on them before they do). But I'm just trying to be helpful.
I am a caring person, but I tend to be naïve about people. I take for granted that everyone is not as tender as I am. When people behave badly it really shocks me. Consequently, my feelings get hurt easily.
As the Page of Cups, I am the messenger to the kingdom. I am usually spreading creative and emotive messages to the subjects in the realm. This really irritates some of them. My messages are deep, and they require people to do some heavy emotional thinking. Again, I get so surprised that not everybody wants to swim in the same emotional waters as I do. I think its fun, and liberating. But, some people do not want to deal with their emotions at all. I find this to be so foreign.
Because I see everything through the eyes of a tender-hearted artist, I am often left vulnerable. As I said, my feelings are easily bruised. Because of this, I want to retreat back into my dreamy depths. I really have to work on trust issues. I constantly remind myself that not everyone is out to harm me (and even the ones who do, often don't mean their damage intentionally).
Regardless of the temptation to hide and slip into obscurity, I still have a deep desire to please people. I often find myself changing my personality to match those around me. My mother (the Queen of Cups) says this comes with being intuitive.
People mistake my changeableness as moodiness. Or, they think I'm overly sensitive. That may be, but I like to think I'm just deep and complicated. Such is the way of an artistic soul.
I have dark hair and olive skin. My eyes change colors with my mood; varying from browns to greens. I appear to be very young, much younger than my real age. I also have full, innocent features. Both men and women find me attractive. That's fine with me. I love being an object of beauty and desire. Just like people admire a painting in a gallery, I think it's just fine if they admire my physical features too.
When I show up in the cards, I will tell you to trust your intuitive inclinations. I will encourage you to embrace the childlike wonder because when you do this, there is no limit to your creative flow. Further, I will ask you to keep yourself open and vulnerable. Let no one else's judgments against you make you close your heart."
Some symbols of the Page of Cups:
The color blue is symbolic of expression and communication, especially in the form of speech. Corresponding with the Vishudha chakra, also known as the laryngeal or throat chakra, blue is a hue dealing with enunciating our "true blue" passions. Interestingly, this chakra also rules the hearing senses - a reminder it's just as vital to speak our minds as it is to hear the thoughts of others in effective communication. See also color symbolism and the Tarot page here.
Symbolic meaning of feathers deal with higher thought. They may also point to ascension and spiritual evolution to a higher plane. Feathers were worn by the Page of Cups may also symbolize communication with spirit energies, and expresses intuitive wisdom. Literally, we can recall the adage of "quite a feather in his/her cap" which means an accomplishment or success that looks very well on one's record or puts one in high standing.
It is no coincidence that the fish is featured on all the cups court cards because fish symbol meanings deal with emotion, intuition and creativity. When considering the fish in the Page of Cups, we must first recognize the nature of the water in which it lives: in motion, unpredictable, and representative of the subconscious (see Water symbol meanings). The fish is a symbol of prolific abundance if we have the wherewithal to harness our own passion responsibly. Swim with fish symbolism in the Tarot sea.
As we would guess, flowers possess symbol meanings of joy, beauty, growth, sensitivity and unfolding. They are predominant features on the six of cups and four of rods, but they are seen sprinkled throughout many deck renditions (see also the Sunflower symbol meanings entry). Flowers are all about opening up and receiving the light of love, joy and compassion into our lives. They remind us of the better things in life, the good times, the sweet smell of success, and the beauty that surrounds us if only we open up to its presence. Pick other flowers out of the cards.
Some questions the Page of Cups asks us:
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