The Meaning of
the "Page of Pentacles" Tarot Card
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The Meaning of
the "Page of Pentacles"
The Symbolism of the Page of Pentacles
The Page of Pentacles card shows us a young man standing in a large meadow. The man wears simple clothes, but a rather elaborate hat — signifying his ambitions of greatness.
The meadow in which he stands is filled with colorful flowers. A copse of trees rises from the meadow on the left. On the right of the card we see the deep fertile hues of a freshly ploughed field. Beyond that, mountains soar in the distance.
The fertile field symbolizes the possibilities which lie ahead, while the mountains beyond it symbolize the challenges which also await.
The young man cradles a pentagram coin in his hands, but it seems almost weightless.
The young man cradles a pentagram coin in his hands, but it seems almost weightless. Is he holding it aloft? Or does it have a life of its own? He regards it with an expression of awe and longing as if it's something from a dream.
From his posture we can see he's taking small steps forwards. This isn't a card of charging forward-movement like a Knight card. These are baby steps. He's on the verge of his journey.
How to Interpret the Page of Pentacles
Like all Tarot court cards, the Page of Pentacles may reference an actual person in your readings.
The character-type of the Page of Pentacles is typically a young person showing great promise or talent. Someone who has all the requisite traits for success, but none of the life-experience that goes along with success yet.
In some cases, the Page of Pentacles can represent an older person who is new to something: A new job, a new hobby or even a traveller to a new place where he or she has never been.
The Page of Pentacles represents the enthusiasm, passion and creative energy that makes new ventures and new projects successful.
In cases where the card is not referencing a specific person, the Page of Pentacles represents the enthusiasm, passion and creative energy that makes new ventures and new projects successful.
If you're involved in a business start-up, a new project at work, or considering a new job, the Page of Pentacles heralds a burst of positive energy and confidence which can turn dreams and ambitions into forward momentum.
The Page of Pentacles also suggests a time of learning new skills and honing talents which will be important in the future.
In a relationship reading the Page of Pentacles signifies either a budding new relationship, or a new burst of energy and enthusiasm for an existing relationship.
Generally speaking the Page of Pentacles is a very positive card. It also carries overtones of travel, excitement, new ideas and raw creativity.
The Page of Pentacles Inverted
The reversed Page of Pentacles carries a mix of positive and negative meanings.
On one hand the card still references a burst of positive creative energy — but on the other hand it typically means something has prevented or continues to prevent forward movement.
The enthusiasm and raw talent may be there, but unfortunately it doesn't matter: A rough start is indicated.
The enthusiasm and raw talent may be there, but unfortunately it doesn't matter: A rough start is indicated. For a better indication of what that rough start entails, try looking to surrounding cards or pulling a clarifying card.
Perhaps someone has fallen in love with a business venture or project that really isn't such a great idea? Or perhaps the budgeting or financial planning required for business success was a little lacking?
Or maybe you've started a new course, a new hobby or a new relationship. In which case, the Page of Pentacles typically indicates a bumpy road at first.
Remember to stay positive. The wonderful thing about the youthful energy represented by the Page of Pentacles is that it can take a few knocks and keep coming back.
Common Symbols Found On the Page of Pentacles Card
Tarot cards often use a symbolic or iconographic language to illustrate hints about each card. The Page of Pentacles contains at least four common, repeating Tarot symbols. Each of these symbols can add greater layers of meaning to the card.
The symbols which appear on the Page of Pentacles card are:
Trees symbolism appears on the Page of Pentacles card:
In broad strokes, trees accentuate a connection to the natural world and natural forces. Trees are one of the most widely used symbols in the classic Rider-Waite tarot imagery. The precise meaning of any one tree varies depending on the specific Tarot card it appears on.
Green fields symbolism appears on the Page of Pentacles card:
Green fields in traditional Tarot symbolism typically indicate possibility, financial wellbeing, health and wholesomeness. Although lush green fields are generally associated with positivity, they can also be included on cards with an overall negative meaning to show a contrast between negative and positive themes — in the background and foreground respectively.
Mountains symbolism appears on the Page of Pentacles card:
Mountains in the background are some of the most ubiquitous symbols appearing in the Tarot. Mountains generally represent challenges which must be passed, and hurdles which must be overcome. Depending on the specific Tarot card, these hardships may either represent future circumstances which wait along the current path, or they may remind us of past trials and contests which have already been encountered prior to arriving at the current state of things.
Ploughed fields symbolism appears on the Page of Pentacles card:
Freshly ploughed fields can have two different meanings in Tarot symbolism. A ploughed field is both a symbol of hard work and diligence, but it is also an indication of future profit-taking, prosperity and sustenance. A ploughed field asks us to remember that wealth and prosperity are the result of focus, dedication and determination.
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