Page of Cups Tarot Card Meanings

Page of Cups Tarot Card Meanings

What does the Page of Cups card mean in a Tarot Reading?

The Page of Cups, like many figure Arcana, is not easy to understand. However, any of its meanings has a positive connotation. The answer of the card will be related to the topic and the wording of your question.
This card serves as a messenger of some events, changes, shifts. It points to good chances in the love sphere, changes for the better.
In most cases, Page of Cups means something exciting is on the horizon. For those who want something new to happen in their personal lives, this card can point in that direction. The youthful emotional energy of the card can mean you are preparing for an exciting, new relationship. Love can be right around the corner, with a stranger, or someone from your past who you’ve always admired from afar.

Goal: Deep feelings. Transformation.
Element: Water
Planet: Venus, Moon
Astrological sign: Cancer


The page holds in his hands a goblet containing a fish. He is standing on the ocean coast. The Page looks happy and relaxed. In the distance are visible gently swaying waves.
(For a detailed depiction, analysis of the Symbols and all Elements of the Page of Cups Tarot Card, click here)

The Main Meanings of the Card In an Upright Position

Key Words and Phrases

Increased emotional sensitivity. An invitation to some event. Love. Warmth. Enthusiasm. Comfort. Kindness. The beginning of the creative process. Discussion of feelings. Delicate emotions. A new phase in a relationship. Creative imagination. Quiet study. Intuition. Inspiration. Introversion. Paranormal abilities. Friendliness. Thoughtfulness. Inspiration from a friend.

Page of Cups Tarot Card

News of an emotional event, perhaps a child’s birth or a wedding. Love letter. New feelings. The next stage of emotional development. The manifestation of hidden talents. Artistic ability. New plan. Aesthetic feelings. Good ideas. Important message. Start of a new project. Chatting with a friend. The pleasure of working alone. Education. Workout. Education. Child. Children.

The main meanings of the card in an upright position

the birth of a new idea;
good news;
impulse, push, chance;
gesture of love and reconciliation;
initiative from others (good advice);
peace after quarrel;
well-deserved praise, recognition;
invitation to a friendly party;
support, sympathy;
blond man;
settlement of conflicts;
inability to focus on one thing;
the role of children in life;
intelligent, sincere;
making talismans;
diligence, work, reflection, observation, contemplation, occupation;
craft, profession;

Page of Cups. Mirage Valley Tarot by Barbara Moore
Mirage Valley Tarot by Barbara Moore

creative outlet;
educated, kind, well-mannered, sympathetic young man;
news, good news, the appearance of someone or something new;
the birth, either of a child, or of an idea or enterprise;
diligence, thoughtfulness, meditation;
a young man or girl who is in close emotional connection with the querent;
new knowledge and skills, study, creativity, travel;
a new promising business, a fresh stream of life.

Situation and Advice

Perhaps soon you will hear news about the birth of a child, preparation for a wedding, an engagement, or other similar emotional events. A period of new sensations and relationships begins for you, which with full confidence can be called a period of emotional revival. Perhaps you will resume some kind of romantic relationship or meet a nice person. A new stage of emotional development, sensuality and maturity awaits you. You will have to learn to trust your feelings. An intelligent and sensitive young man can bring you good news. If you are moving to a new job, you should pay special attention to emotional relationships with new colleagues and partners. The child or children can play an important role in your current situation or in the near future. The Page of Cups sometimes symbolizes a person with homosexual inclinations who will have a certain influence on the course of events.

Page of Cups. Tarot by Nicoletta Ceccoli
Tarot by Nicoletta Ceccoli

Persons designated by Upright Page of Cups Tarot Сard

Loving children. Soft and artistic young people. Homosexuals. Those who help you and calm you down. Artists. Poets. Teachers. Friendly people who are always ready to help. Sensitive, thinking young people. Introverts who know how to work with others. Dreamy people with a well-developed imagination and endowed with intuition. Emotional person, dependent on other people. Those who practice meditation. People making talismans. Passive young people, gentle, loving, non-aggressive. Students. Trainers. People who prefer to study alone. People interested in learning about emotions. Friends of a young age. Blond men. Young people from good families looking for young ladies.

The Main Meanings of the Card In a Reversed Position

Key Words and Phrases

Emotional infantilism. Insecurity. Misfortune. Living in a fantasy world. Dreaminess. Escapism. Insulation. Superficiality. Whims. Laziness. Detachment. Irresponsibility. Disorderly. Lack of common sense. Confused thinking. Exposed deception. Flirting. Inability to plan for the future. The discomfort. Lethargy. Unhappy child. A fading friendship. Weakened social interactions. Drug or alcohol problems.

The main meanings of the card in a reversed position

lack of imagination;
short-lived reconciliation;
drugs, alcohol;
inclination, passion, friendship;
heart, desire, lust, delights, agreement, invitation, pleasure;
flattery, affection, obsequiousness, enticing, praise;
downward, threatening ruin, leading to the end;
wasted talents, idleness, bad beliefs;
narcissistic and nosy;
temptation, cheating;
affection, seduction, cunning tricks, insecurity, obstacles;
deceiver, schemer, flatterer, seducer;
talent buried in the ground, laziness of the soul;
unwillingness to learn or to know new things;
deception, treason, false feelings.

Situation and Advice

Page of Cups. Fairytale Tarot by Karen Mahoney
Fairytale Tarot by Karen Mahoney

Perhaps your biggest concern right now is your child’s emotional state. Obviously, you realize that you have spoiled him, or that you yourself are such a spoiled child. Your whims, indiscipline, laziness and restlessness create additional problems. For some reason, you are not using your natural abilities enough. Problems can also arise because of your arrogance. Perhaps you are wasting your time and energy on empty dreams and living in an unreal world. Sometimes this card indicates a desire to forget about things with the help of alcohol or drugs. Perhaps some relationships are slowly fading away, or your circle of contacts is narrowing. The card suggests that you are ignoring important information that your intuition suggests.

Persons designated by the Reversed Page of Cups Tarot Сard

Spoiled children. Drug addicts or alcoholics. People living in a fantasy world. The dreamers. Scattered people. People with confused thoughts. Infantile young people whose behavior is frivolous. People who call themselves your friends only when all is well. Unhappy children. Poor students. Detached people. Those who don’t make any plans for tomorrow. Emotionally unstable young people. Children of divorced parents. People who spread gossip in revenge for something. Lazy, selfish people.

In the Spreads

You can determine the most common values of the Page of Cups of the Tarot card. Often in spreads, Arcana denotes a specific person, regardless of gender. It can also indicate imminent positive emotions, new feelings and impressions, support from a loved one, a gift or a good chance.
Both upright and reversed, Arcana symbolizes strong positive emotions. The difference is that the reversed Page limits their time. More details below.

In an Upright Position

In an upright position, the Page of Cups Tarot card symbolizes bright emotions, dreams and creativity.
Regardless of the scope of the question asked (except when the card acts as a designation of a person), the Page of Cups will indicate positive and joyful emotions. An upright position predicts an excellent mood, the fulfillment of plans, vivid impressions and warmth.
The appearance of this card in the spread is a good sign. The questioner has people who support him, empathize and provide all possible help.
Like the other three Pages, the Page of Cups represents some momentum, a push, a chance. In this case, it can be an invitation to participate in a pleasant affair or a gesture of love and reconciliation. One way or another, it is an initiative coming from others that appeals to our feelings, and we accept it with joy and gratitude. The card personifies the beginning of the peace after a quarrel or conflict, sympathy shown to us in difficult times, and sometimes someone’s emotional impulse, which turns into love for us. This impulse, as a rule, is pure and sincere. Only if other cards say tha it’s otherwise, you should treat it with caution.
The Page of Cups smooths out contradictions, torments, helps in difficult situations, shows ways to achieve mutual understanding. The card indicates a carefree life, a joyful situation. An open heart to new feelings and relationships. If there are favorable cards in the spread, it indicates the fulfillment of desires, getting what you wanted for so long.
If the spreads is for the implementation of an idea or for a relationship, then the Page of Cups is a good messenger of fate. A friendly gesture, a love impulse, something light and kind in any relationship. The card also indicates a strong desire to be with a person who is far away at the moment, and his absence gnaws at the questioner. A rush of love feelings, the beginning of a romance, a declaration of love, dreams.
Page of Cups Tarot card predicts good news, a new love or a promising acquaintance for you, and also encourages you to study, learn or realize your creative plans – now is the time for them.
The Tarot card Page of Cups as a whole speaks of the friendly disposition of those around you. You should expect a nice offer that will make a lasting impression on you. It can be a love message, news of a wedding, engagement, or the birth of a child.
If the Page of Cups Tarot card represents a person, then this is a calm, self-absorbed gentle young man, artistically gifted, but not inclined to talk about his talents. He will be able to help a person achieve a specific goal. If we are talking about a situation, then, depending on the surrounding cards, the Page of Cups speaks of the approach of good news. In addition, the card indicates the period of study and new creative projects.
A sensitive young person, a man or woman who is closely related to you, such as a son or daughter, brother, sister, old friend or classmate, childhood love. He or she can do the service you need.

In a Reversed Position:

This situation does not have a very negative meaning. It indicates that the emotions received will not be as vivid and lasting as they would be from an upright Page of Cups. Arcana can indicate instability of a good mood, short-term joy or cancellation of plans.
In the reversed form, the Page of Cups denotes a temporary and unreliable truce, as well as illusion, distraction and unfounded hopes. Negative manifestations can also be about much gullibility, naivety, overestimation of the positive qualities of the situation or what is happening around.
A reversed Page of Cups card warns the querent against deception by this person. There is a high probability that you will become a victim of his cunning machinations or intrigues.
A reversed Page of Cups indicates the fragility of the situation, nebula and a speedy resolution. Unpleasant sensations will burst like a soap bubble, superficial experiences. A reversed card means promiscuity in love, frivolity, a person walks along the edge of a blade. Cheating, falsehood, flattery, treason, deception, heartache. Loss of trust, loss of innocence, attraction to a bad person who will harm.

Page of Cups. Wizards Tarot by Corrine Kenner
Wizards Tarot by Corrine Kenner

The card indicates an unsuccessful marriage proposal. Rejection. Unaccepted gifts. Breaking up an engagement, postponing an event, dating. The collapse of relations, union. Empty hobbies, a person is chasing unrequited love. Futile attempts to forget this love, expressed in flight into their hobbies. A person is thinking on trifles, in his aura, most likely, is a hole through which vital energy is lost.
In the reversed form, the Tarot card of Page of Cups speaks of a talented young man who wastes his energy on frivolous impulses of fantasy. He is indifferent to his idle life and often displays a lack of conviction and his stamina. In some situations, a person may become a victim of deception, which will become obvious.
The Page of Cups in a reversed position personifies a person who succumbs to someone else’s influence, they can use him in their own interests. The person has addictions that will destroy him, pathological inclinations, temptations and passions. He wants to become emotionally invulnerable, but he cannot reveal talents in himself due to his shyness and uncertainty in his recognition, which further draws him into the whirlpool of temptations and passions. He is trying to escape from reality.
Sometimes a reversed Page of Cups personifies a vulnerable child, with a lot of complexes. It is difficult for him to stand up for himself. He wants to hide from everyone and live in his fictional world, where he has friends. He is not recognized by society, no one noticed his talents. Unwillingness to listen and accept someone else’s opinion, put up with the situation.

In the Spreads for Different situation

In an Upright Position:
In spreads for a specific situation, it predicts its development that will cause a powerful emotional response. Moreover, these emotions are positive and joyful. Perhaps the beginning of something new: a stage, a project, a relationship with a new partner, etc.
In a Reversed Position:
The reversed card indicates that you have or will have problems caused by your excessive emotionality and impulsiveness. If there are any difficulties in the requested situation, their solution depends entirely on your emotional state.

In the Spreads for Relationship

In an Upright Position:
Page of Cups Tarot card has the most positive meaning in relationships and love. The card is especially favorable in divination for nascent love. The Page of Cups symbolizes the period of romance, love, tenderness, care, joyful and vivid emotions. The Arcana itself can mean a boy or girl in love. If you already have a partner, then the card may indicate a transition to a more serious level, the beginning of a joint residence or a decision to have a child.
Here the Page of Cups in an upright position speaks of a friendly, conciliatory gesture on the part of a partner. Indicates a renewal of feelings after a period of quarrels and conflicts, or simply the attraction of one soul to another. At the event level, it can portend a marriage proposal.
In a Reversed Position:
In the case of a relationship, it means short-term joy. Either the emotions are bright, but pass quickly, or the planned event will fail, or falling in love will not turn into a serious relationship, etc. Also, a reversed Arcana may indicate a “inappropriate” person for a relationship who should not be trusted.
In a reversed form, the Arcana speaks of complete unpredictability in the development of relations. In some cases, the Page of Cups may mean that the querent’s partner is an egoist or an irresponsible person. It points to unsuccessful and hopeless attempts at any cost to hold on to the past and reluctance to look to the future.

In the Spreads for Money

In an Upright Position:
But in financial matters, the value of the Arcana is not very favorable. Often indicates the inability to properly manage the budget, unreasonable spending.
In a Reversed Position:
Impulsiveness leads to spending, monetary losses, or loss of earning opportunities.

In the Spreads for Career

In an Upright Position:
In work matters, it can symbolize creative self-realization, development, new partnerships or help from colleagues.
The Page of Cups in an upright position promises something new, and this new will be useful, also pleasant, and possibly flattering. It can be an award, recognition, well-deserved praise, or some piece of news about the work, confirming the high assessment of abilities. At the event level, the card is interpreted as a promotion or as an opportunity for rapprochement with an influential person.

In a Reversed Position:
The reversed Page of Cups is a sign that something will go wrong. Here there can be disruptions of projects, the termination of cooperation, mistakes in work, made on emotions.

Page of Cups. Tarot of White and Black Magic by Gina M. Pace
Tarot of White and Black Magic by Gina M. Pace

Appearing in fortune telling in a reversed position, the Page of Cups indicates unpromising projects, doomed to failure undertakings, the impossibility of career growth. Arcana can mean intrigue, slander, the primary source and reason for which lies in the querent himself. Another problem that a reversed Page of Cups can symbolize is laziness, forcing a person to stay at that place.

In the Spreads for Health

In an Upright Position:
In general – good health, a positive prognosis for recovery. Mental illness, lethargy, underdevelopment, childhood illnesses are possible.
In a Reversed Position:
Reversed Page of Cups in health matters most often means problems with the nervous system due to emotions: depression, panic attacks, insomnia. Heart problems are possible.
Severe childhood illnesses.

Answer to Yes / No Tarot Spreads

In an Upright Position:
In a Reversed Position:

Self-Development Lesson

You have overcome obstacles and can see things in a new light. Stay open to helping others – especially the young. This is a good time to focus on a specific emotional issue, and this concentration will help your personal growth.

Type of person in an upright position:

The card usually indicates a female (sometimes male) child or adolescent. Blond or light brown hair. The eyes are blue, green, or light brown. The skin is very light, thin, easily burns in the sun.
For the questioner, the Page of Cups in the spread can mean a younger relative – a brother or sister, nephew, grandson or the questioner’s own child. A child adored and pampered by the whole family.

Page of Cups. Universal Key Tarot
Universal Key Tarot

If we are talking about an adult, this is a person who can subtly feel, empathize. Open to contacts, kind, trusting. Page of Cups is a godsend for sellers. You can sell him anything if you wrap it in a pretty wrapper. It is not surprising that he is more likely than others to be in debt because he cannot deny himself small weaknesses.
Whatever social stratum the Page of Cups belongs to, his own appearance is always important to him. At the same time, his home may remain uncleaned for weeks. The Page of Cups himself justifies the presence of chaos in the house by creative disorder, and takes up cleaning only when the house is full of dust and dirt.
This is an actor by vocation, and often by profession. He always feels “on stage”. A poet eager for public recognition, a charming con man, generally a man with a rich imagination. However, there is a danger that he will remain an amateur in all his activities, not being able to concentrate on one thing. He will have to endure many trials before he learns to correctly assess himself.

Type of person in a reversed position:

Unloved child. If we are talking about an adult – a stupid, windy, lazy person who has already missed more than one chance in life. The reversed Page of Cups often leads an openly asocial lifestyle, more often he just lies on the couch. Selfish, moody, irresponsible. Lives in dreams that are never destined to become reality.

Arcana’s warning

Don’t let your emotions completely control you, maintain a mind-emotion balance.

Final Advice of Arcana

Now is the time to relax and enjoy life. You don’t have to worry, everything is going well, without a hidden catch.

In an Upright Position:
Take the first step towards reconciliation, regardless of who was right and who was wrong. Pay attention to the development of your talents, the disclosure of creative potential. Open your heart to love, do not be afraid to desire and dream.
In a Reversed Position:
Think about how much time is wasted. Do not try to enter the same river twice.


Page of Cups is a Tarot card with a bright positive emotional coloring. It will help you understand what triggers such emotions in you, and how much you know how to enjoy life.
The appearance of the Page of Cups in the Tarot spread indicates that there is a person with whom you are now connected and who will serve you an important service. If this card does not personify a certain person, then take it as news, the appearance of a new person, possibly a newborn.


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