Page of Swords Tarot Card Meanings & Combinations
Air, analytical thought and intellect. Suit of challenges.
Keywords and Phrases:
Messages delayed or slightly disappointing, a serious child.
Page of Swords Tarot Card Meanings
An easy way to remember the Pages is to consider the Royal Courts of old, when children served as Pages, running errands and delivering messages between courtiers.
For clarity in readings, the Pages are the only Courts I use that have the possibility of two meanings, either to represent messages coming in, or as children.
If you’re waiting for news then the Page of Swords can show it will be delayed, or messages received will be slightly disappointing, as the card depicts a child it can represent minor delays, or minor disappointments.
As the personality description for a child, the Page of Swords is perceptive, quite analytical, and mentally agile. They often appear serious as they spend a good deal of time locked in their thoughts, constantly analysing and processing information. They may seem mature for their years and take responsibilities, and life, rather seriously, follow rules, and dislike unfairness. Sometimes the Page of Swords can indicate a problem surrounding or concerning a child.
Traditionally, this card also indicated a gossips or troublemaker, but generally I would look for more indications to support this side of the meaning (an example shown below).
Some readers use the Courts as facets of a personality, so in this respect, the Pages suggest the newness of childhood, such as when you take up the fragile beginnings of entering a new field, you enter with a childlike state.
Similar or supporting cards: For delays, Two of Swords and The Hanging Man, as gossips and troublemakers with Five of Swords
Opposing or contradictory cards: Generally, the other Pages, Eight of Wands (good news coming in quickly) Six of Wands (bearer of great news), indicate good news of some description.
Tarot Card Combinations:
As messages coming in, in simple lines follow the progression of events, so look to the card following to see if this is favourable or what occurs as a consequence; the card preceding would show where the message originates.
Page of Swords > Five of Swords > Five of Cups: can be gossip and slander, jealousy, betrayal of friendships (false friends) causing the upset.
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