Page of Pentacles Tarot Meanings

The card of ambition, desire, and diligence.

Last Updated: March 16, 2024.

The Page of Pentacles is one of my favourite cards in the deck. It speaks to the gorgeous potential that lies within each new endeavour, every seedling of an idea just waiting to blossom, and a message that your intent is on the way.

Imagine, right, an apprentice in a master craftsman’s workshop. They spend countless hours honing their skills, observing intently, absorbing every lesson like a sponge. Though still a novice, their eyes shine with the excitement of new knowledge. It really sparks them up inside. They study the materials used, and the techniques employed, envisioning the day when their own creations will take shape too. They’re diligent because they know their end game.

This Page embodies vibrant enthusiasm, that eagerness to roll up one’s sleeves and get to work building something tangible. Whether pursuing a creative passion, an academic degree or starting a new business venture, this card says the “student” is ready. The foundation is there, and the tools are gathered. Now is the time to apply yourself with diligence and an open mind.

But the Page does also cautions against reckless, impulsive actions borne of overconfidence. How does arrogance help you here? We are all eternal students, and no one should believe they know everything. Slow and steady wins the race, as they say. Study your craft, remain humble, and have the patience to properly prepare before charging forward. 

If you feel like that’s where you are currently in life, keep reading. I’ll touch upon what this card means for love, career, and much more.

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Illustrative Symbolism

Page of Pentacles from the Rider-Waite-Smith deck

Each card in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck is filled with symbols and imagery that are rooted in traditional tarot iconography, but they also incorporate elements from a variety of esoteric traditions, including Kabbalah, alchemy, and astrology.

This makes the deck particularly appealing to tarotists who look beyond the surface images to understand the deeper, more hidden meanings.

Page of Pentacles: A Young Dreamer

Imagine you’re walking through a beautiful, lush garden, and you spot someone not much older than you, holding a shiny gold coin as if it’s the most fascinating thing in the world. That’s our Page of Pentacles. They’re all about setting sights on big dreams, especially the kind that can lead to something real and tangible down the line. It’s like when you have this nugget of an idea or a goal, and you just can’t wait to see where it’ll take you.

The Green Around: Opportunities Galore

Now, we’re picturing the garden around our Page. It’s not just any garden; it’s bursting with life and colour, signalling that this is the perfect spot for ideas to bloom. It’s as if the universe is saying, “Go for it! This is your time to plant those dreams and watch them grow.” Just like in real life, when everything feels like it’s aligning just right for you to take that first step toward something big.

Gold Coin: More Than Just Money

Let’s talk about that coin they’re holding. It’s not just about money or buying cool stuff. It represents something bigger—accomplishments, success, and maybe even building something that lasts. It’s a reminder that to get where you want to go, sometimes you need to focus and really put in the effort. Kind of like when you’re saving up for something you really want, and every penny counts.

Ready to Go: Dressed for Success

Notice how our Page is dressed and standing? They look like they’re ready for an adventure, maybe a bit unsure, but definitely excited about what’s ahead. That’s a bit like how we feel when we’re about to start something new, right? A mix of nerves and excitement, but ready to dive in and learn whatever we need to get closer to our goal.

Clear Skies Ahead: Smooth Sailing

And don’t miss that clear sky above. It’s as if all the clutter and noise have been cleared away, leaving nothing but peace and clarity. It’s a nudge to keep our eyes on the prize, knowing that right now, there might not be too many obstacles in the way. Just like those moments when everything seems to click, and you feel like you can tackle anything that comes your way.

Important Associations

Upright keywords

Trust, prosperity, and practicality.

Reversed keywords

Stalling, suspicion, and insecurity.

Yes or No






Ruling Planet


Astrological Sign

Taurus, Capricorn, & Virgo.

Interpreting the Page of Pentacles in the upright position

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.

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

What it means for love

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 it means for career

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. 

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.

Astrological Association

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.

Page of Pentacles as Timings / Timeframes

Tarot timing involves assigning precise timeframes or durations to the events and transitions indicated by the tarot cards in a reading. Personally, I use the tarot decan wheel, an astrologically-based method that aligns each Minor Arcana card with a distinct segment of the zodiac calendar.

Based on that, I determined the timing of the Page of Pentacles to be from March 21 to June 22.

Interpreting the Page of Pentacles in the reverse position

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

What it means for love

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 it means for career

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.


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 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.

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 :). 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.


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.