(The above image is a copy of The Page of Pentacles card in a standard Rider-Waite Tarot deck. The 5 symbols pointed out above are explained below.)
Like all of the Page cards, The Page of Pentacles illustrates the beginning of an idea. Here, the page begins to appreciate the material world. He carefully observes the pentacle to make sure he isn't missing anything. While not a master, the page exhibits the spark of curiosity that begins the path to mastery.
For more information about The Page of Pentacles card, check out A. E. Waite’s description here.
Point 1 – PAGE
The page stands elegantly in a green field and holds up the pentacle in admiration. There is a stillness to the page that is absent in other page cards. He is carefully observing the pentacle to fully understand it. He is like a man who trying to flesh out a new idea before implementing it.
Point 2 – PENTACLE
For the first time, the pentacle is of the same color as the sky. This makes it look as if it is blending in the background. It therefore takes the keen page to distinguish the pentacle from the world around him.
Point 3 – LANDSCAPE
Like in most of the pentacle cards, the landscape is primarily a green field to signify the element of earth. In the background, you can barely see the tips of a blue mountain range. This is an allusion to The Fool card and a reminder of the spiritual journey necessary to distinguish the pentacle from the sky.
Point 4 – GREEN TUNIC
The page wears a short green tunic. This matches the green of the landscape and illustrates spiritual growth and a fertility of ideas. In wearing green, the page, like the pentacle, is in harmony with nature.
Point 5 – RED HEADSCARF
The page wears a red headscarf. Traditionally in Tarot, red represents passion and heart. The headscarf is also an allusion to the red feather of The Fool.
An Upright Page of Pentacles suggests a new appreciation of material things. Perhaps you are out of college and are entering in your first job. Perhaps you are beginning a new diet. An Upright Page of Pentacles encourages you to explore these new experiences to further you on the path towards enlightenment.
A Reverse Page of Pentacles suggests that you are hesitant to explore a new idea. Perhaps you are thinking about buying a stock or are brainstorms an exercise plan. A Reverse Page of Pentacles encourages you to utilize the ideas phase of a project. Take the time to research what you want to accomplish before pursuing the idea.
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