There are two things that really stand out to me when I think of Page cards. 1) The character placed on the card is usually young. I tend to think of them as someone who’s between about 13 and 25. And 2) the personality traits that are assigned to these cards seem to align with the elemental aspects of the suit as outlined via astrology.
What does this really mean?
Well, when you think about age being expressed on the card, you’ll find that just about everyone will be able to identify with the personality traits that are expressed during those years.
As people grow through there teens and into their early twenties, just about everyone expresses a similar way of approaching life. During these ages people tend to be idealistic, self-centered, book smart and have non-practical approaches to getting what they need. They really don’t have experience, but they’re willing to tell you that they know how it’s done. They’ll step out and do something, not thinking that they can fail, and then they do. They pretend to be able to take care of themselves, but nearly always they end up coming back home for some type of assistance. They think they’re ready for life, but they haven’t developed all the skills that are needed yet.
Think about all the people you know in this age range and I’m willing to bet you’ll have a large collection of experiences of idealistic – fanciful – or outright stupid behaviors that you can draw on that would relate to each Page!
Now, each card also has an associated element: fire, earth, air and water. Pretty much everyone makes this connection, but we want to take it one step further. That step is to associate each element with the corresponding zodiac sign. If you have any background on astrology, you’ll know that there are 3 signs for each element. Earth, for example, is Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Thus, each Page carries with it the elemental aspects of the three associated signs.
Keep in mind that the farther along in the zodiac you go, the more mature the fundamental aspects of the element is for that sign. As in the earth signs listed above, Taurus would be the least mature or more sensual, as in physical senses. As you go through Virgo, that type of person knows the basic techniques for getting what they want. By the time you get to Capricorn, that person is driven to succeed because they know what it takes to manifest what they desire. The Page would be simple sense driven with little experience. A Knight would be more Virgo for it’s actively working. A King or Queen would be more Capricorn for they are the embodiment of accomplishment – they own the kingdom.
So, next time you draw a Page, if you apply these two ideas, you’ll never draw a blank with regards to reading the message that it’s trying to deliver.
If you have any questions about this, let me know below.