The Page of Wands

The Page of Wands shows a younger man or woman holding a wand with sprouts coming from it in his hand. He seems to be examining the wand while standing before a scene with mountains and snow. This young person is thought of as a messenger boy who is extremely enthusiastic and optimistic about the future. This young person could be one who makes deliveries, works in grocery, or does some other assistant-type job. He may be child of the querent or a younger person who is around the family a lot of the time.

The court cards of each Minor Arcana Suit represent people, and the physical and astrological characteristics of a person as well. In the case of pages, there is no astrologically significant information available. However, there is an elemental property assigned to each page, which has its own earth energy that is mixed with the energy of the suit they appear in. For instance, The Page of Wands shows a combination of earth and fire energy, which embodies ignition. This indicates that the Page of Wands in a spread is speaking of ignition or the creative spark. The physical characteristics often found to accompany a Page of Wands individual include brown eyes and light to dark brown hair. It is advised that the querent pay attention to a younger individual with these physical characteristics when the Page of Wands appears in a layout.

Although there is very little to go on in terms of an outright card meaning, the surrounding cards will be of immense influence and importance to the Page of Wands and the interpretation of it.

The Page of Wands in an Upright Position

The upright representation of the Page of Wands shows a young person, boy or girl, who is ready to embark on their professional and creative journeys. There is a clear path ahead of them that is free of storm clouds, large forests or any other apparent obstacles. The individual is equipped with his one wand (or idea) and is prepared to begin his travels in search of realization. He is an impulsive individual, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing when beginning a new venture. This youthful individual may have a message to deliver or could be the one delivering a very important message about business to the querent. Whenever a court card appears in a spread, it does not necessarily always signify a real human being, but a quality within the card that the querent needs to take up as part of his own persona or philosophies in order to experience growth and a better outlook on life.

The querent may find that they have their own message to deliver or could be relying on a messaging service as part of the communications for their career or artistic projects. The querent may find themselves running errands or keeping the shelves of their store stocked. The querent is probably very enthusiastic about the outlook for their business or creative endeavours, and is raring to get out of the gates and embark on their adventure. There is also an indication of the beginning of sexual awareness here, so the querent may be using the extra enthusiasm to explore their sexuality, or is finding themselves trying new things or experimenting in some way.

The Page of Wands in a Reversed Position

A reversal of a court card has an inverse meaning that corresponds with the court card it is attached to. A reversed Page of Wands may be someone who is mean-spirited and willing to take credit for work he hasn’t done. This young individual picks on others in order to boost his self-esteem and can be considered a bully. He may show-off to get attention and can be very brutish, using force to get his way. Some may see him as lazy and disrespectful and could find him to be less than trustworthy with deadlines, schedules, or finishing tasks that he starts. This may be a pessimistic young person who is very unmotivated and drags other people’s morale down with him. He is headstrong and moody and only thinks about himself and what he can gain from any situation. This younger individual could also be one of those who brags about his dates with girls like they were something more than they actually were. Coincidentally, this may be the teenage daughter or son of the querent, a young employee, or the querent’s daughter’s boyfriend.

The querent can learn something about themselves sometimes by encountering the reversed version of the Page of Wands. The querent could be taking credit for another partner’s ideas while dropping the ball on their responsibilities, or the querent could be bullying co-workers at the office, using intimidation tactics to make his way to the top while spitting on the people he uses as stepping stones. It could be that the querent is lazy and has a negative attitude, meaning potential investors or partners could back out based on their negative communications with the querent. There is a sort of warning that comes with encountering the reversed Page of Wands in a tarot spread: the querent must mind their p’s and q’s and try to become enthusiastic about their work. No one wants to work for a stick in the mud, and very few people will be willing to invest in one. The querent is tasked with evaluating themselves in these areas in order to keep their goals on track and prevent them from failing simply because of the wrong attitude being at play. The querent’s goals are dear to him, and it would be a pity if they were never realized because of a childish outlook and lack of foresight like that of the reversed position Page of Wands. It’s time to grow up or say goodbye to one’s aspirations.

Key Terms

  • Enthusiasm
  • Motivation
  • Optimism
  • Messenger
  • Communications
  • Embarking on a professional journey
  • Hired help
  • Childish behaviour
  • Pessimism
  • Beginnings of maturity in a career
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