Ah, the Page of Cups. Seeker of true emotion and compassion – true love. The Page of Cups, from the Anna K Tarot, by Anna Klaffinger. I chose him for myself for the coming weekend, the moving house weekend, as a representation of the kind of energy I wanna be channelling. It’s a move that brings with it the potential for awkwardness, upset, difficulty…and also the potential for love, harmony and renewal. I’m fancying the latter.
The Page of Cups invites us to turn to our inner self, our soul, and to look for the well of love, sympathy, harmony and readiness for reconciliation there. He invites us to drink from this well and then turn back to the outside world and to approach every being with this love, sympathy, harmony and readiness for reconciliation.
That’s the thing that I like most about this Page – they represent a sort of making-it-right quality. And within that, I find an accepting-wrongdoing quality. Because accepting and trying to heal our mistakes is an act of love, and a creative act. It requires us to look into ourselves for that well of love, and put aside self-motivated, petty, angry thoughts. In the Waite-Smith Tarot, the Page holds a cup out of which a fish is leaping! The suggestion there is that we are willing to be taken by surprise – our hearts and minds are open, we trust in our own spirit and let it guide us.
This is one of those truly good cards…and thinking of court cards as representing people, the Page is a person who is able to overcome those petty thoughts and live gently, happily in the moment, finding those opportunities for love. I’d originaly selected the Ace of Cups as the card to carry with me this weekend. But that’s all about the opportunity being offered. For me, the Page feels like the answer to this Ace – it’s the ‘yes, thank you! I will have a bit of that loving energy, thanks very much.’
Gosh what a hippy-dippy post. Well, that’s the Page of Cups for you. Peace.
I’m a 30-something writer, artist, tarot reader, and perpetual explorer of the space between thought, feeling, and action.
I believe that spirituality and ritual are for everybody. I’m about the journey, in all of its messy, non-linear, chaotic iterations. I am excited by anticapitalist business and living with my whole entire self present. I use tarot cards to bring forth hidden truth, and ritual to affirm my commitment, over and over, to my ever-shifting path.