What Does the Page of Swords Mean?

When you let go of preconceived ideas, you open your mind to new possibilities. The Page of Swords signifies this opening of your mind. New ideas & thoughts abound & you are excited by your new found curiosity to what your previously saw as mundane.

Lo Scarabeo Tarot

Tarot Card Meanings for the Page of Swords

The Page of Swords General Keywords and Reversed Meanings

Messages, electronic communication; new projects; renewed vigour; new learner; a sibling; school/college friend; youngster/child.
issed messages, a delayed project; a troubled fiery youth; falling to your fear; bad news; missing internet messages; hearing or telling falsehoods; indecision and inconsistency; immaturity.

Page of Swords as People

Postman/courier; envoy; student/undergraduate; news desk/reporter; trainee or apprentice; systems analyst.
As people:
A quick-witted and quick-minded youngster; analytical and a logical thinker; can be seen to be aloof, but is a keen observer; enjoys the written word and languages; a student.

Page of Swords as Events & Inner Processes

As Events:
News of official matters, legalities, bureaucracy; delays in business and personal projects; gossip and chatter; documents being prepared, delivered or delayed; the post; going to college or university.
As Inner Processes:
Facing inner demons; overcoming moods; regaining mental clarity; settling inner conflicts; internal rebellion; self belief and confidence; understanding wisdom; getting over yourself!

Pages, Princesses & Daughters

Not all decks portray the Pages as the young boys that are seen in the Rider Waite-Smith Tarot. In the Crowley-Harris Thoth they are Princesses (based on Qabalah) and in the Quest Tarot they are called Daughters (based on the family). Changing the title of the card does shift the meaning a little and humanises the court card in a more familiar way, as I explore in How to Finally Conquer the Court Cards. For a little more information about this group in general, see my post Pages, Princesses and Daughters.

Page of Swords Correspondences

ElementalEarth of Air. Pages are earth, the suit is Air
TimingDec 21 – Mar 20
Is the throne of the Ace of Swords. Rules space not time*
QabalahMalkuth in Yetzirah
Numerical Values7 – card counting value: # planets of the ancients + palaces on the Tree of Life
10 – Tree of Life sephira – Malkuth
11 – sequential, following the 10 of Swords
Yes or NoYes

*See Timing Events Using Tarot and Astrology for an explanation of the Ace & Page rulerships.


Page of Swords as a Daily Tarot Oracle Card

Oracle Message: Aim higher.


The Princess of Swords from the Renaissance Tarot has lofty spiritual goals. She see where she is and where she wants to go. To achieve those spiritual goals she must overcome mental blocks, negative thinking, gossip and communication issues. And so must you. Whether your goals are spiritual or mundane, you will only achieve your aims by a change in your thinking and the Princess of Swords is the one card in the tarot with enough belief and innocence of life to bring that about.

She carries the Ace of Swords in her hands, symbol of clear thinking and brilliant ideas with the ability to cut through negative thinking. Today, you are the Princess of Swords and you carry the Ace of Swords within you. It’s time to bring out your Sword of Power and cut those cords to negativity and limited thinking. It’s time to think differently and raise your sights on some lofty goals. It’s time to silence your inner critic and ignore the gossips and detractors who only seek to perpetuate your misery.

The Star Tarot by Cathy McClelland


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