The Page of Pentacles is the most grounded of the Pages, who are all connected with the element of earth. The suit of Pentacles is also ruled by earth, so this card is double-earthed. The Page of Pentacles knows that his strengths are rooted in the apparent solidity of the material world. He also knows that this is an illusion, that the material world is just as fluid and changing as the other realms. It’s his job to make sense of it all.
The Page of Pentacles is a young man standing in a wildflower meadow. He is dressed in a green tunic, orange shirt, belt, leggings, and boots. His hat is red and elaborate, topped with a red feather. A short way behind him stands a group of sturdy oaks. In the middle distance lies a plowed field, and on the horizon is a mountain. The sky is golden.
The Page of Pentacles is a stoical character. He rarely becomes agitated – his outlook is based on ‘give it enough time and it will sort itself out’. He is extremely curious about how the world works and is a perpetual student. He doesn’t flit from topic to topic. Instead, he will investigate a subject until he has learned all he needs to know about it for the current time. If he’s given a task, he’ll knuckle down and work at it until it’s finished.
He’s not an innovator like the Page of Swords, but his strength is in his patience for research and fact-finding. He deals with any issue by setting aside emotion and external distractions. He then gathers the relevant information and plans his course of action. He never leaps before he looks. And looks again.
If the Page of Pentacles appears for you, then it could mean one of several things depending on its position and surrounding cards. It may indicate a message or opportunity is on the way to you. It might mean someone in your life will be offered a place at a college, or perhaps a new job will be available. It could directly relate to a real person, or it could mean that you need to tune into the energy of this card and take on some Page of Pentacles characteristics.
Reversed, this card can represent an annoying child or young person. He or she might be refusing to cooperate, being lazy or self-indulgent. It might be someone deciding to take the wrong career path or making the wrong choice at an important stage in their life. It tells you to pause and think about what you are doing. You may be making a choice based on incomplete information, or perhaps for reasons that are not as important as you think they are. For example, choosing a college because your boyfriend is going there.
Interpretations in Various Areas of Life
The Page of Pentacles is a good card to appear in a work or career reading. It suggests that you are currently on the right path, but an even better opportunity may be offered to you shortly. The Page of Pentacles is interested in sharing information, so this personality would make a good teacher, professor or business trainer.
This card is more about taking care of what you already have. Planning and budgeting are good ideas so if this Page shows up in a financial reading, set aside some time to go through your paperwork. Tidy up all your documentation. Re-do your annual and monthly household budgets. Think about your tax situation – what could you do now to put everything in order?
Should this card appear with the Empress or the Wheel of Fortune, expect some good news about money.
The Page of Pentacles is not a very romantic card. He is usually the little brother or sister getting in the way of romance. However, if this Page appears in your relationship reading, then it might be a good time to take on some aspects of this card. Is your current relationship built on a sturdy foundation of friendship? This card says you might need to bring a small dose of pragmatism into your romance. Are there any practical issues that need dealing with? Don’t ignore them – the way you both deal with them can make or break a relationship.
The Page of Pentacles enjoys studying the practical aspects of a spiritual path. He wants to know the hows and whys. If this card shows up in a spiritual reading, then take your time to research and investigate. Read books about faith and spiritual practices, research other peoples’ experiences. Immerse yourself in the details.