The Page of Pentacles represents the essence of youthful earth energy, which relates to our skills, resources, talents, and aspirations in the material world. The Page represents the initiatory phase of a new endeavor, project, relationship, or life chapter. He is filled with the desire to cultivate his talents and ideas so that he can bring his visions to life in the real world.
Where the key meanings of the Major Arcana focus on life’s overarching themes and events, Minor Arcana cards like the Page of Pentacles explore and reveal the more subtle changes impacting one’s day-to-day life and near future. The Page of Pentacles also bears similarities with its sibling court cards the Page of Cups, Page of Wands, and Page of Swords, in that all four deal with themes of vitality, learning, and youthfulness.
Page of Pentacles Keywords
new business ventures, skill development, passion for learning, new opportunities
disconnected from a sense of passion for work, new approaches to work, fear of failure, needing to take a break from work
Description of the Page of Pentacles Tarot Card
The Page of Pentacles is the first Court Card in the suit of Pentacles and, as such, represents the beginning phase of a new endeavor. The Pages in the Minor Arcana speak to new beginnings, child-like enthusiasm, the desire for growth through learning and exploration, and adopting a beginner’s mindset. The Page represents the incubation stage that precedes the actions that follow in the next cards, the Knight of Pentacles and the Queen of Pentacles.
Pages also represent receiving news, messages, and new information. The Page of Pentacles is tied to the element of earth and the astrological zodiac sign Taurus.
In the classic Rider-Waite tarot deck, a young Page stands in the middle of a fertile meadow, holding up a single pentacle that he gazes at with admiration and hope. This pentacle represents his potential and his desire to manifest his ideas in the real world, and it inspires him to dream, ideate, and make plans for the future. The young man knows he’s at the beginning stages and is willing to cultivate the patience and hard work necessary to bring it to life.
He wears a red turban, symbolizing the passion that fills his mind and motivates him to take risks. His earth-toned clothing reflects the qualities of his suit: grounded, stable, and in touch with the limits and potentials of material reality.
He stands amidst a field blooming with flowers, symbolizing the new ideas that are emerging within him. A newly plowed field in the distance indicates the potential for them to take root and bear fruit down the line. The mountains in the distance are a harbinger of the challenges that lie ahead of him and his willingness to face obstacles with determination and grit.
Page of Pentacles Upright Meaning
In the upright position of a tarot reading, the Page of Pentacles symbolizes new opportunities which draw on your talents and skills and can bring material success down the line. Whether you are starting a new business venture, relationship, or educational journey, the Page speaks to the energy and openness that drives you to take on a new venture. The Page reminds us that we can start something new at any age when we tap into our youthful ability to stay open and responsive to life.
The Page of Pentacles upright represents the development of new skills, talents, and ideas that you feel inspired and impassioned to cultivate. It can speak to new business ventures, going back to school, or learning a new craft or skill. It represents the nascent stages of a new undertaking and is an encouragement to develop the practicality and tangible aspects of your idea.
The Page encourages you to approach your work with a spirit of passion, enthusiasm, and an openness to learning new things. It invites you to consider what brings a sense of meaning and purpose to your daily life and work and to try and make more space for them in your life. It is an encouragement to take risks that allow you to pursue your dreams and implement the practical and actionable steps that allow you to make progress toward your goals, dreams, and mental and physical health.
Love and Relationships (Upright Meaning)
In the upright position of a love reading, the Page of Pentacles can be an oracle symbolizing a burgeoning romance with the potential for growth over time. You may share similar values and aspirations and are excited by the prospect of working toward shared or similar long-term goals together. This partnership can develop by investing time and attention into building a bond slowly over time.
Within the context of an existing partnership, the Page of Pentacles may invite you to consider what initially attracted you to each other in the beginning and to return to the shared values, ideals, or aspirations that once sparked a connection between you. It is an encouragement to adopt an attitude of youthful openness that allows you to rediscover each other anew.
Love/relationships upright keywords
Career/finance upright keywords
burgeoning romance, potential for growth, building a bond slowly, returning to initial spark of attraction
returning to initial inspiration, reconnecting to younger self, learning new skills, new business ventures
Career and Finance (Upright Meaning)
The upright Page of Pentacles invites you to reflect on what initially motivated you to pursue the work that you’re doing, and to reconnect to what originally inspired you to pursue your current path. There may be an aspect of your younger self which is seeking expression in your work now, or it may represent a desire to embody a younger version of self by learning a new skill or craft which can bolster your existing work.
The Page of Pentacles also symbolizes the willingness to take risks to branch out, start anew, or pursue a new business venture. It is an encouragement to cultivate your idea slowly over time, and to ensure that you’re taking practical and grounded steps to bring this vision to life.
Page of Pentacles Reversed Meaning
The Page of Pentacles reversed can symbolize a feeling of apprehension about pursuing a new idea or path out of a fear of failure or of not getting it right. You may be contemplating going back to school, learning a new craft, or starting your own business and struggling to take the initial steps forward. This card invites you to connect your desire for growth and expansion and your belief in yourself in order to get the ball rolling.
The reversed Page of Pentacles can also symbolize feeling disconnected from the passion you once felt for your work. Perhaps your workload has become overbearing or monotonous, and you’re simply going through the motions to get through the day. You may be experiencing a tendency toward procrastination, or have lost your original motivation or inspiration for a subject, line of work, or daily routine.
This card asks if you can find ways of reconnecting to your enthusiasm and excitement for your work by taking a new approach or taking on a new challenge. If you’ve reached a point of burnout or are facing poor prospects, it may signal that you would benefit from giving yourself a break and taking time out to recharge your batteries and common sense.
Love and Relationships (Reversed Meaning)
In the reverse position, the Page of Pentacles may symbolize that a connection that started out promising now feels like it lacks long-term potential. You may have received bad news or realized that you are not aligned in your long-term plans and visions for the future. There may be an emotional immaturity or an unwillingness to take responsibility for one’s choices and behaviors.
The reversed Page of Pentacles can also point to a need to reconnect to what originally attracted you to your partner because the feeling of excitement about the relationship has dissipated or has become stifled by the demands of everyday life. Reconnecting to what initially drew you together, or to the dreams and aspirations which you once shared, may rekindle the spark anew and bring a windfall of hope and love.
Love/relationships reversed keywords
Career/finance reversed keywords
lack of long-term potential, plans for the future not aligned, emotional immaturity, need to rekindle the spark
fear of taking a new path, fear of losing time and money, cultivate self-belief, disconnected from the passion for work
Career and Finance (Reversed Meaning)
The reversed Page of Pentacles may signify a fear of taking on a new project, career, or business venture. You may feel called to pursue a new path but are anxious about the possibility of failing or losing time and money. You may be comparing yourself to others, which is taking you off course and poisoning your motivation. To gain forward momentum, this card asks you to cultivate your belief in yourself and your willingness to take risks.
The Page of Pentacles reversed can also symbolize that you’re feeling disconnected from what originally inspired you to pursue the path that you’re on. You may have lost your enthusiasm or motivation and are feeling bogged down with mundane tasks or a heavy workload. This card asks if you can find new ways of approaching your work so that you can reconnect to your feeling of passion and excitement again.