Page of Swords | Tarot Card Meaning & Interpretation

Page of Swords

Keywords for the Page of Swords

CAUTIOUSENTHUSIASTIC
INEXPERIENCEDEAGER
UNSUREANXIOUS
SHY SCATTERED
NOVICEINSECURE

In the image on the card, we see the bright blue sky and puffy white clouds of a bitingly cold spring morning, one which has not relinquished the icy winds of winter. A gust of this wind blows now, visibly shaking the branches of dark trees in the distance. 

This young man hesitantly holds a sword up behind him in both hands. We notice his uneven stance, his weight resting on one foot with the other lightly to his side. We see how he appears to be ungrounded, unsure of his ability and doubting in his ability to wield his weapon.

Page of Swords Interpretation

Like all of the court cards, this can represent someone in our outer environment that shows the same qualities and characteristics of the Page of Swords. Alternatively, in some instances it can also refer to how we ourselves are showing up in a given situation.

Physically, the Pages tend to represent children in our lives, however, these cards can also refer to any person who has a very youthful energy and lighthearted, innocent and carefree way of being in the world. 

As a Page, this card is associated with students, or those who are new to their path in general. They tend to possess a certain pure, uncomplicated passion for life and for the way they express the energy of their suit.

As a result, the  Page of Swords will likely indicate a young person who is new to the task before her. She may feel inexperienced and unsure of herself and her capabilities.

The person represented by this page may be someone quite eager to do his best, someone who deeply desires to prove himself and earn the respect of those around him. 

While these are admirable traits, they may also at times be expressed by this person in a way that might make them seem too anxious to impress. This overemphasis on a desire to please can lead to difficulties in the form of distraction, loss of respect, as well as performance anxiety when it comes time to act on what has been learned.

This can also manifest as a short attention span, leading to scattered thoughts and trouble focusing on the task at hand. The person in question may become apprehensive and easily distracted when he becomes too eager to please.

When this card comes up, it can also indicate that we are feeling unsure of ourselves. It can also mean shyness and diffidence, as well as lack of confidence and faith in our abilities. We may be anxious to prove ourselves to the world, yet lack the necessary skills or experience required to make it a reality.

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