Page of Wands Tarot Card
The Tarot Suit of Wands
The Tarot Suit of Wands is associated with the suit of Clubs in standard playing cards. The tarot suit of wands is also known by other names, such as staffs or as staves in some decks.
There are meanings associated with each of the suits in a tarot deck, as well as the more specific interpretations associated with each individual card - and yet more precise meanings pertaining to particular cards in particular locations within spreads. The suit of wands is associated with the element of fire. It is also associated with the season of summer, i.e. of the sun, which is a 'fire', and with the direction South.
The suit of wands may be thought of as concerning personal growth and the expression of our 'inner fire', through work, intellect, or creativity.
The 'Pages' in the tarot deck are known by other names in some tarot decks. For example, the Golden Dawn tarot deck includes 'Princesses' and the Shapeshifter's Tarot 'Seekers' in place of the 'Pages' in the Rider-Waite tarot deck.
All court cards can be interpreted as referring to a person with the card providing information to identify the individual. Alternatively they may be interpreted symbolically, in which case Pages are often considered to represent messages for the querent.
The element of the Pages is 'Earth', which can indicate something young and growing such as a planted seed. Pages often indicate children and can also represent the Fool's alter ego. That is, an adult who has some child-like qualities might also be represented by a Page ('Princess', or 'Seeker').
The Page of Wands invites the seeker to follow his or her heart. For the moment, remove the mental, emotional, and any other oppressive 'baggage' of your adult self to discern your true desires from a free and child-like perspective:
What do you really feel and want to do ?
This is a positive, purposeful card. It encourages the querent to consider new and original ways of approaching his or her situation.
Keywords and phrases for possible interpretations of the Page of Wands Tarot Card include:
- Loyal friend, lover, or employee
- New idea - with potential for success
- New start
- Good news
- Overexcited child
- Well-intentioned stranger
What about the Page of Wands Reversed ?
Some interpretations of the meaning of the Page of Wands reversed include:
- Negativity and frustration
- Consider caution when dealings with strangers. Beware of braggarts and 'nosy parkers'.
- Disappointing communication such as a letter of rejection e.g. about romance, employment or finance