Practical, Thrifty, Realistic, Ability to Develop, Lack of Money
The Page of Pentacles is one of those cards which I read one of two ways. The first, is that it represents someone who has little resources but has the potential to make a lot of money. In a positive reading or position, I would use this interpretation.
The Page of Pentacles can reflect the fact that you or someone else around you is ambitious but does not yet have the finances to accomplish the things they want. If this is the case, the Page advises to build slowly and try to avoid debt. The future of your finances look good. In a Tarot reading which appears encouraging, I would say the Page is a good sign.
In a more negative reading or position it can mean that your focus is on money and earthly desires (because the card is a Pentacle) BUT you do not have a good relationship with money (because Pages represent immaturity). Therefore, this type of reading could warn against over-spending and borrowing to fund a lifestyle which you cannot afford.
In general, I would say that the Page of Pentacles represents potential for growth. When this card appears in your reading it can symbolize that there is hope for a future in whatever you’re reading about, even if you do not yet have what you need to manifest whatever it is you desire.
Sometimes, the Page can represent another person coming into your life who has an influence on you and the situation at hand. This individual will be practical, not overly emotional, and hard working. Despite the fact they have little money now, that doesn’t mean that they will have nothing in the future.
The Page of Pentacles's Historical Meaning
Prior to modern times, the Page of Pentacles represented a return to study or the taking of an exam of some kind; this is an interpretation still used by many reading today. Therefore, this card can predict education.
Like all Pages, this card can mean that you will receive news either from an individual who is on the hunt for more money or the news you get will be about money. Proceeding cards will give you more insight into the nature of the messages you’re going to get.
The Page of Pentacles in a Love Reading
I would not read the Page of Pentacles card in a good light if it appears in a love reading for several reasons. From personal experience, I have found this to be a rather negative card for readings related to romance. Usually, The Page of Pentacles means the other person does not have romantic feelings.
Usually, this card is a sign that your lover is not in a position to sustain a serious relationship. They may have the basics but they lack both the financial and emotional means to take care of you (emotional because they are a Page).
I have also found that the Page of Pentacles usually has money issues. You may find later on down the line that your partner doesn’t think twice about taking out loans and credit cards. The Page of Pentacles likes money but in a very childish way; this is not desirable in a long-term partner.
If your Page appears in an outcome position, this can mean that, in the future, you will discover that your partner has similar personality traits to those outlined above. How you respond to discovering this is yet to be revealed.
The Page of Pentacles in a Business Reading
The Page of Pentacles looks more promising if it appears in a career or business reading than it does if it pops up in a love Tarot reading. However, it depends where about in a spread the card lands.
Because Pages are the ‘beginners’ stage, it is always better if they turn up early on in a reading, close to the past or present. If the Page appears here, then it shows that your business ideas have the potential for growth and that one day you could go on to become a Queen or King (which are both generally associated with lots of money). It the Page is in the present, then you’re on to a good thing.
However, if the Page of Pentacles lands in an outcome position this is a bad omen. It is never a good sign if a beginners card appears as the end result because this tells me that your plans will not take off into anything substantial. They will take a lot of time and effort to become profitable, so much that for the foreseeable future you will still be in the same positon you are now. Therefore, if the Page of Pentacles is in the outcome I would say you have to return to the drawing board.
The Page of Pentacles as a Yes or No
This court is usually a no.
The Page of Pentacles in a Positive Reading
In a positive reading, the Page of Pentacles can indicate someone who:
- Has the ability to grow
- Has the potential to make a lot of money
- Is thrifty
- Is practical
- Can develop into something better
The Page of Pentacles in a Negative Reading
In a negative reading, the Page of Pentacles can indicate someone who:
- Is in debt
- A lack of money
- Has a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget
- The potential to not develop
- Immaturity with finances
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Cards Used in this Post are the Princess of Pentacles by the Wild Unknown Tarot
Lisa Boswell is an award-winning psychic reading teacher who currently resides in Scotland. Through her website DivinationAndFortuneTelling.com she teaches both experienced and would be diviners how they can predict the future.
Born into a Romany Gypsy family of fortune tellers, Lisa has had an active interest in the occult from a young age. She specialises in teaching predictive divination, easy mediumship and fortune-telling. Learn more here.