Tarot Card meaning for the Page of Wands



In the Page of Wands, we see a young man in a rather exotic outfit. He holds his Wand and looks at it, dreaming about the travels and adventures that lie ahead. In the background we see pyramids and a desert-like landscape. The Page shows us the youthful energy and potential - whether this is used is another question.

The Page of Wands as a day card

Today you or someone you know might be an adventurous spirit full of energy and potential. Who could this be?
There are two possible sides to this Page. If he follows every idea he has it will be very tiring and nothing will ever be completed.
On the other hand, if he only talks about adventures to be had then he is full of empty dreams. Can we implement some structure for this Page to follow his ideas?

Negative or reversed meaning for this card

Although the Page of Wands normally presents adventure and excitement if we reverse the card or read it with its negative meaning than this card might lack action. Reversed, this Page just daydreams or talks highly about the things he will do (one day). These stories are nice to hear but once we see it is a self-created illusions, something the Page is not going to act on.  We don’t take him too seriously anymore.

How this card could present itself in real life

I can see a lot of myself in this Page especially just more than a decade ago, as in my younger years there was nothing more important than travelling and seeing the world. At that stage, I had a great time, I travelled and did many exciting things. On the long term it is important however to grow up as well. To have some stability, to invest and set yourself up for the future, something I am working on now. If the Page remains at this stage for extensive periods of time we might find some of them in the later stages of their life without a house, career and possibly a family. Not that everyone wants these things but there are some adventures seekers that do feel very alone with a life devoid of any real connection, after an extensive amount of time on the road.

How this card is represented in other Tarot decks

The court cards in the Tarot are for me without a doubt the most interesting cards to compare and contrast between other decks. In the Rider Waite, Pages are shown as Young men, the younger ones in the royal family of the suit. In other decks this card is represented by princesses or children. Just because they are shown as younger people doesn’t mean that the age of the client needs to necessarily be young. A page card represents that the person for who this card is meant is starting in a new suit and learns a whole range of new skills.


In the Crowley Tarot we see a lot of energy and potential. The figure on the card is a Princes and she appears to have defeated a tiger, showing the great potential and energy in this card.

In the Celtic Dragon Tarot this card shows us a young girl with her young dragon. Both are full of potential and ideas for adventures, but they seem at the same time fairly grounded. The Girl holds a scroll under her arm, what would be on it?

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