Clever, Gossipy, A Spy, Vigilance, Supervision, Exams
Note: As I read and teach predictive Tarot, I read cards which are traditionally negative as being so. Therefore, I read the Swords Courts as representing either something which is sinister or as someone with ill intentions.
The Page of Swords represents someone who likes to gossip. Everyone loves a good bitch fest now and then but the Page of Swords can take things too far. They like to talk about people because these have bad intentions.
The Page of Swords can serve as a warning that someone around you does not have your best interests at heart. In fact, there is even the possibility that there is an individual spying on you on behalf of another person. They will be going back and feeding information to an enemy. The Page of Swords character can manifest as ‘friend’ or follower on social media or as someone in your real life social circle.
Sometimes, your Tarot cards may be advising you to take on the personality traits of the cards in your reading. In this case, you must be vigilant and on your toes like the Page of Swords.
There will be times when the Page of Swords appears as a positive. This Page is known for being clever, and its presence might mean that your intelligence is needed. The Page of Swords in a joyful reading can also mean that, by chance, a gossipy person will tell you something which you can use to your advantage later.
The Page of Sword's Historical Meaning
In pre-modern times, the Page of Swords would take on the meaning of a spy, slanderer, etc. Another common interpretation was that of supervision. When this card appeared in a reading, it could mean that your seeker was going to be watched and judged by someone else. Therefore, this is a good omen for exams, apprenticeships, and anything which involves being assessed.
The Page of Swords in a Love Reading
If the Page of Swords appears in a love reading, it can mean that there are people out there who take an interest in your relationship. Perhaps there is an ex-lover or admirer who wants to see your relationship fail.
The Page of Swords can also mean that other people are too involved in your relationship (or in a future relationship). Those around you do not wish to help you; they just want to know the gossip. Your partner’s friends and family (or your friends and family) may be gossiping about you in their ear which is causing trouble for your partnership. Other people will be influencing the feelings of your partner (or would be partner) in a negative way.
It is a terrible omen if the Page of Swords appears in the outcome position of a relationship reading. Its presence warns that lies and slander can potentially cause serious problems for you and your partner (or future lover). Someone else is affecting their opinion of you. If you would like to look further into the impact which others have on your relationship, this is something I cover in my Love Tarot Spreads e-book.
The Page of Swords in a Career Reading
In a business Tarot reading, the Page of Swords speaks of competitors and their followers. It can represent someone who your competition has enlisted to research what you are doing with your business.
Other times, it can mean that you are the Page of Swords, especially in a positive reading. The card can advise you to go out and assess the market you are trying to tap into. Do some real research, gather data and plan your next move based on your findings.
The Page of Swords as a Yes or No
For most matters, I read the Page of Swords as a no. However, for anything related to exams, this card is a yes.
The Page of Swords in a Positive Reading
In a positive reading, the Page of Swords can indicate someone who:
- Remains vigilant
- Always knows what is going on
- Is being supervised
- Is clever
- Can easily talk their way out of conflict
The Page of Swords in a Negative Reading
In a negative reading, the Page of Swords can indicate someone who:
- Gossips with ill intent
- Spies on people for the benefit of others
- Is a two faced, double dealer
- Spends too much time watching and judging everyone else
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Cards used in this post are The Wooden Tarot by Skull Garden