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Page of Pentacles Explained - Upright & Reversed Meanings

Last Updated: October 29, 2022

The Page of Pentacles is the eleventh card in the suit of Pentacles (also known as the suit of coins, suit of disks, or suit of rings) and one of the fifty-six suit cards from the minor arcana. In divinatory tarot, the Suit of Pentacles represents the physical, material, financial and earthly aspects of our lives.

Divination practices such as cartomancy can help us make decisions, offer guidance, and help us tune into our intuition when we are at a crossroads in our lives. Understanding the meanings of each tarot card can help you sharpen your interpretative skills so you can get the most out of your readings.

The suit of Pentacles is the fourth and final suit of the tarot in its traditional order, and the Page is the first court card in each suit. In this article, we will discuss the meanings of the Page of Pentacles in various tarot reading contexts as well as the different symbols and nuances that can be found within this court card.

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Pictorial Symbolism in the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck

The artworks from the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck contain deeper esoteric meanings that tarotists love to decipher. The Page of Pentacles card depicts one person, the Page, dressed simply but in fine clothes holding a coin with a pentacle. In the background, you can see a grassy field, some farmland, a mountain, and a copse of trees in the distance. This background stresses the simplicity and abundance of nature, which matches both the style of the Page and the meaning of the card. 

Page of Pentacles from the Rider-Waite-Smith deck

The Page of Pentacles key correspondences

Upright keywords

Trust, prosperity, and practicality.

Reversed keywords

Stalling, suspicion, and insecurity.

Yes or No

Yes

Numerology

11

Element

Earth

Ruling Planet

Venus

Astrological Sign

Taurus, Capricorn, & Virgo.

What does the upright Page of Pentacles mean in the Tarot?

The Page of Pentacles is the first court card in the suit of Pentacles and is a great balance of feminine and masculine energy. Upright, the Page of Pentacles tells you to make your dreams a reality, set things in motion, grow, and receive abundance. 

It can mean being realistic and not letting yourself daydream too much. The Page of Pentacles is also about trustworthiness and respectability, having faith in other people. 

Upright Page of Pentacles

When pulled in the upright position, the Page of Pentacles is associated with trust, prosperity, and practicality.

What does the upright Page of Pentacles mean in a love reading

Given the balance of feminine and masculine within the Page of Pentacles, it can mean having balance within a relationship or providing equal energy. In the context of love, the Page of Pentacles can also be about trusting your partner or potential partner. 

If you’re single, this card might suggest manifesting your ideal partner to draw them to you. It could also suggest being realistic and practical about your relationship instead of getting carried away with your fantasies of a “perfect” relationship.

What does the upright Page of Pentacles mean in a career reading?

The suit of Pentacles is strongly connected to money and career, so if the Page of Pentacles comes up in a career reading, it’s a sign of success for you in your job or career. It can refer to a promotion or other accolade, a raise, or a good performance review. 

If you’re wondering whether a job is a right fit for you, the Page of Pentacles suggests that it is. 

What does the upright Page of Pentacles mean in a health reading?

For health, the Page of Pentacles can suggest trusting yourself or your healthcare professional. It bodes for good health and positive outcomes and tells you to take an active role in your health and move your body more. It can also mean investing in your health, both financially and energetically. 

The Page of Pentacles as feelings/emotions

If you’re asking the tarot how someone feels about you, pulling the Page of Pentacles means they trust and admire you. They may even value your insight into practical matters and your straightforward, logical way of approaching and solving problems. 

They might even be slightly envious of you for your appreciation and collection of nice things and will probably seek you out when they’re not sure what items to spend their money on.

The Page of Pentacles as a person

As a personality archetype, the Page of Pentacles represents someone who is thoughtful, intentional, and trustworthy. They are likely a person who is good with money and down-to-earth. 

They may even have prominent Earth placements in their natal chart. This person is honest and isn’t likely to take shortcuts to get what they want. They may be new to your workplace, or maybe new to your building/neighborhood/community.

The Page of Pentacles as advice

If you are asking the tarot for advice regarding a specific situation in your life, pulling the Page of Pentacles indicates you should proceed thoughtfully and logically. The direct route is most likely the best one, even if it may not be the easiest. 

The Page of Pentacles tells you to trust your instincts and stay grounded, while also letting you know that it’s okay to appreciate the finer things in life. Spend your money wisely and save for what’s important, emphasizing quality over quantity.

What is the zodiac or astrological sign associated with the Page of Pentacles?

The Zodiac Sign most associated with the Page of Pentacles is Taurus. Taureans are ruled by Venus, and as a result, they love being surrounded by nice things. However, they aren’t ostentatious and often choose to spend their money on good quality, but simple items. 

Additionally, Taureans are known for being grounded and using a very direct communication style. It’s common for all Page of Pentacles to embody all Earth signs, however, as they are the “potential energy” across the court cards.

Is the Page of Pentacles a yes or no card?

The Page of Pentacles has typically positive associations, and can certainly be seen as a ‘Yes’ card.

Below are some of my interpretations based on different types of questions:

Question: Will I get the job?

Card Interpretation: Be honest, work hard and you are highly likely to see a job offer in the near future.

Question: Is this new person in my life good for me?

Card Interpretation: Absolutely. They may not have the most tactful way of saying things, but you always know they’re going, to be honest.

Question: Will I achieve my current goals?

Card Interpretation: You’ll need to put in the time and effort and be smart about where you put your energy, but if you do so wisely, you’ll achieve whatever you set your mind to.

Question: Should I start my own business?

Card Interpretation: You have a discerning eye and good instincts, so it should be a positive venture.

What does the reversed Page of Pentacles mean in the Tarot?

In a reversed position, the Page of Pentacles can mean insecurity, being stuck, stagnation, or stalling out, or it can represent feeling suspicious of others or of a situation. It takes the Taurean energy of being honest and forthcoming and turns it around to make a person or situation seem sneaky and self-serving. 

Reverse Page of Pentacles

When pulled in the reversed position, the Page of associated with stalling, suspicion, and insecurity.

What does the reversed Page of Pentacles mean in a love reading?

The reversal of this card in a love reading is pointing you toward a lot of the qualities mentioned above. This person is probably not good for you, or they’re being dishonest or untrustworthy. It could also indicate that you’re not on the same page as your partner with regard to your finances or what your goals and priorities are. 

What does the inverted Page of Pentacles mean in a career reading?

Court cards are often more representative of an individual person or energy than non-court cards, so in a career reading, the Page of Pentacles reversed could be a colleague or manager who is doing something untoward or even that the company as a whole is not doing everything above board. 

If you pull the Page of Pentacles reversed in a career reading and you currently have a job, you may want to watch your back or just pay attention. If you pull the Page of Pentacles reversed and you are searching for a job, the job you’re inquiring about might not be what it seems and likely isn’t a good fit for you.

What does the upside-down Page of Pentacles mean in a health reading?

The Page of Pentacles reversed is about suspicion and insecurity, so in the context of a health reading, it could mean there’s something you’re not considering or something is missing in solving the puzzle of your health. 

It could even represent something going on with your health that you aren’t even aware of yet. It’s possible that you might want to get a second opinion from a new doctor about an issue. Always seek medical advice.

The abundance and beauty of the Page of Pentacles are often overlooked because of its simplicity, but the energy of this card is really unique and interesting. If you receive this card in a reading, I encourage you to look a little deeper at the situation you’re inquiring about, as there may also be more to it than meets the eye.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Page of Pentacles tarot card is a powerful symbol of trust, prosperity, and practicality. When this card appears in your reading, it is often a symbol of hope and potential, reminding us that we all have the power to make our dreams come true.

Despite its association with mysticism and occultism, the tarot has grown to become much more than a simple “fortune-telling” tool. For many tarot practitioners, it is a complex system made of symbolic imagery and psychological considerations (Jungian archetypes for example) that can be used for self-exploration, meditation, and personal transformation.

The 56 lesser arcana cards relate to the day-to-day events of our lives, the more mundane aspects of our existence. Even though that part of the tarot is about the “smaller picture”, it symbolizes the constant choices we make that shape our lives, our characters, and ultimately our destinies.

Have you ever had a reading where the Page Of Pentacles appeared? What was the outcome? What does that card mean to you personally? How do you interpret this card in your own tarot practice?

Share your thoughts and experiences with me in the comments below. Additionally, If you want to know more about the different tarot cards, feel free to check out my complete list of all 78 tarot cards and their meanings.

Jamie

Written by Jamie Kieltyka

Jamie is an eclectic witch, spiritual mentor, and tarot reader who is passionate about educating others and dedicated to helping people trust themselves. Born in Chicago, she has lived on both coasts and has worked in Education for 8 years. As a child she recognized the magic in everything, especially writing. She has been on a dedicated spiritual journey for five years and has learned so much that she wants to share. In her spare time, she likes to read, write, and get out to enjoy the beauty of nature. You can often find her baking cookies and dancing/singing to 90s music. A homebody at heart, she loves anything to do with making the home more magical. She currently resides in central California with her handsome ginger tabby, Tabasco.

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