While Wands represent the element of fire, Pages are connected to the element of earth. They have a mixture of both attributes, hence the Pages always have their feet on the ground. This has the effect of rooting the raw energy of fire to earth, holding it back and preventing the Page of Wands from exploding into a vortex of activity. Despite that, this card is still a creative force field of energy. Be prepared to get slightly singed.
The Page of Wands in the Rider-Waite Tarot is depicted as a young man dressed in fine clothing. His tunic is pale gold decorated with salamanders. His cloak is a deep gold with an earthy orange lining. His hat is blue with an orange feather, and he wears soft gold-colored boots. He stands in a desert, head held high, contemplating his staff. In the background, there is a range of dunes.
In the Robin Wood Tarot, the Page is shown as a girl standing on an incline on the shadow side of a large dune. This imagery indicates that she is a little hesitant to take a leap into the unknown.
Despite being the baby of the Wands family, the Page is no less assertive. He is confident, enthusiastic and full of ideas. His creativity and energy are boundless. He is quite young, and his independence is still some way off. Therefore he always appears to be on the verge of adventure, but not quite ready to launch himself off on his own. This card will sometimes represent a child or teen who is prepared to take physical risks. They are active and often sporty types.
When the Page of Wands appears in your tarot reading, know that you are on the brink of an adventure. However, at present it is all academic. It is a potential adventure, not an actual one as yet. It is up to you whether you follow it through and bring it into reality. Keep in mind that the Page of Wands is very much connected to the Earth, therefore, while you may be enthused and excited about your dream, you must keep your feet on the ground.
If you are uncertain how this card fits into your reading, take a moment to reflect whether you need to take on board some of the energy and characteristics of the Page of Wands. Should you be more physical, more creative or more enthusiastic?
Reversed: the Page of Wands shows that you are being rash, possibly a little foolish. Don’t rush into something before you have investigated the details. It is not the sign of a negative outlook to want to check out possible obstacles and pitfalls.
Interpretations in Various Areas of Life
Your job is an exciting adventure. You never know what is going to happen from day-to-day. While this may cause some people stress, you find it stimulating and energizing. You thrive in environments and situations that call on your creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.
You apply for every job on offer. You don’t care at this point what you do; you just have to do something. You could be simply looking for a temporary position that will allow you to put money aside for travel or another endeavor. Your enthusiasm will impress, so keep doing it, the ideal job will materialize very soon.
The Page of Wands in a financial reading cautions you to take your time and not rush into anything too risky. Keep your feet on the ground and a sensible head on your shoulders. Do due diligence and then go ahead, follow your instincts—they are usually on the money.
If you are a Page of Wands type, then you are an enthusiastic suitor. Beware of overwhelming the object of your attentions; not everyone can keep up with your level of energy. Take a little time to understand the other person. It’s not always about you.
Should you fall for a Page of Wands, then you are in for an exciting romance. Don’t expect it to last—affairs with this Page tend to burn out quickly. They are immature and often looking for their next conquest. It’s part of growing up; just don’t get hung up on this personality type.
A great card to appear in a spiritual reading. You are on a voyage of discovery. Revel in the new ideas, the new experiences, and the new pathway. Keep an open mind at all times and you will be rewarded by insight after insight.