The Page of Cups is the first Court card in the Cups suit. As Cups are associated with love, emotions and feelings it should come as no surprise that The Page of Cups is often interpreted as representing sensitivity.
If the Page of Cups appears in a reading it means that you or someone around you is being, or will become, sensitive. Like with all traits this can be a positive or negative thing depending on the other cards which appear in the reading. If your reading looks fine then your gentleness comes from a good place. If your reading looks negative then you (or the person represented by the Page of Cups) could become annoying to others and you may appear overly sensitive.
Like the other Pages, the Page of Cups can indicate immaturity for the life area that suit represents. The Page of Cups is all about emotions, love and romance but they are very childish in their pursuit of those things. When it comes to relationships they can be quite selfish, moody and silly. The way they act in relationships will not correspond to the age they are.
Sometimes, the Page of Cups can be a metaphor for a day dreamer. The Page of Cups constantly has their head in the clouds when it comes to, not just their love lives but their careers and friendships. The Page of Cups likes to think about things a lot and can often loose time because they have their heads in the clouds.
Less frequently, the Page of Cups can predict an admirer who has their eyes set on you. If you’re looking for love, then the Page of Cups is a positive omen.
Page of Cup's Historical Meaning
Prior to modern times, the Page of Cups represented an individual younger than the person getting the reading who was connected to them. Usually, this character would come up in a reading, because they were offering some type of help to the seeker.
There was times when The Page of Cups was a symbol of moral integrity and decent behavior so this card may predict a time in the future where doing the right thing is relevant.
The Page of Cups in a Love Reading
The Page of Cups can be positive in a love reading, depending on what you’re looking for in your partner. It can symbolize an lover who is sensitive, loving and who cares about you.
However, The Page of Cups can also represent an individual who, although they have feelings about their lover, they can be emotionally immature and needy. They often only think of themselves and pacifying their wants and needs. If you’re this type of person, you may need to fix these traits if you want a lasting relationship. If you’re not, this card can serve as a warning that your love is not as mature as you think they are, especially if the Page appears in a future position.
If you’re single, the Page of Cups is a good card because it indicates you have an admirer. Someone wants to take you out, and another Court Card close in proximity to this one will give you the character traits of this person.
Are you already in a serious relationship? It is common for The Page of Cups to appear in an outcome or future position before the birth of a child, especially when it is next to another birth/pregnancy card such as the Ace of Cups or The Empress.
The Page of Cups in a Business Reading
Although the Page of Cups is a neutral card, it is bizarre when it appears in a business context. The Page of Cups is generally not associated with business or, even, career.
It is possible that the Page of Cups symbolises that you’re day dreaming about your company but nothing has come into fruition yet. The Page can pop up when you’re not being realistic about your goals or the effort needed to achieve them.
The Page of Cups as a Yes or No
The Page of Cups is a yes for love readings and is neutral for everything else.
The Page of Cups in a Positive Reading
In a positive reading, the Page of Cups can indicate:
- Someone who likes the seeker
- The ability to detach
- A caring attitude
- A gentle approach
- Emotional involvement
The Page of Cups in a Negative Reading
In a negative reading, the Page of Cups can indicate
- A childish approach
- Emotional immaturity
- Rose tinted glasses
- Someone who gets their own way
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