Page of Swords

To gain a more complete understanding of the Page of Swords, an overview of the suit and number is provided first.

Overview of the Swords

Aliases: In English, this is the most common.

Element: Air

Zodiac: Aquarius, Gemini, Libra

Playing Card Suit: Spades

Class: Nobility/Militia

Rules: The Mind or Will

The Swords control the mind or will. When Miss L refer to these qualities, it means that the meaning of each Tarot card in this suit can focus on intellectual questions or issues related to power.

If you want to see all of the Tarot cards in the Swords suit, go to  The Swords.

The Swords is the Tarot suit that most people are uncomfortable with. Often connected to negative meanings, the Swords have been given a bad rap.

It's true when you're first learning the meaning of each Tarot card this suit, it seems more than an average number of Tarot cards are dark and brooding.

Just like a physical sword, the Swords have two edges. On the one hand, their energy can be destructive and hard to swallow - especially when it's your life that's being affected.

On the other side, they clear out the junk! Usually, they affect the clutter in your mental attics - the stuff you're not ready to get rid of but don't want to deal with either.

When the Swords appear, they are using their strengths of courage, ideas and power to tell you it is time.

Deal with it and move on!

If you're just learning to read Tarot cards, remember that the position in the Tarot layout as well as the nearby Tarot cards should to guide you (in addition to the meanings for the Tarot cards).

Work from the heart, listen to your gut and develop your intuition.

Don't fear the Swords. Like any medicine, working up the courage to open your mouth and swallow takes longer than it does for the bad taste to fade after.

Synopsis of the Page

The Page is a symbol that is commonly used to refer to children or youths, or perhaps those that while chronologically older, stay young at heart.

With the presence of youth, there is sometimes the misconception that there is a lack of skill or talent.

The Page indicates someone who is in the process of learning yes, but not necessarily untalented.  We all start at the beginning but only lack of practice or enthusiasm can limit our skill level.

When the Page appears, ask yourself if you still have that sense of optimism and hope when it comes to new ventures.  If the answer is no, The Page counsels you to reconnect with that inner child and look at the world with wonder again.

Upright Tarot Card Meaning:

The Page of Swords is a young man or woman gifted with incredible insight. There is very little in logic or relationships they don't perceive. After gaining understanding of a situation, it doesn't take them long to turn it to their advantage.

Intelligent and with brilliant communication skills, they are never at a loss for words. Brimming with broad ideas and fine details, they want to change the world. The only thing standing between them and greatness is a lack of planning to execute these ideas.

In relationships, they often see themselves as a mediator though sometimes the term meddler would be more accurate. Meaning well, the Page of Swords can unconsciously cause more trouble than they resolve. 

Reversed Tarot Card Meaning:  

When the Page of Swords is reversed, the perceptive nature can become petty and spiteful. Ideas are more important than feelings and anything that challenges their logic will be ignored.

Emotionally, there can be a great deal of hidden anxiety. Ideas are easy to control and create - people don't respond in the same way.

The Page of Swords reversed may be very sensitive, a result from critical family or friends.

In spite of the criticism, this might be the most comfortable place for the Page of Swords reversed.

Tarot Card Keywords:

brilliant mind, strong ideas, lack of energy, perceptive, practical, more comfortable with ideas than emotions, meddling, vindictive, mean, aggression, critical family.

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