Page of Wands Explained - Upright & Reversed Meanings
Last Updated: January 18, 2023
The Page of Wands is the eleventh card in the suit of Wands (also known as the suit of blades) and one of the fifty-six suit cards from the minor arcana. In divinatory tarot, the Suit of Wands is associated with the element of fire and traditionally signifies creativity, inspiration, ambition, determination and willpower. Each card of this suit represents aspects of our lives such as career, travel and spirituality.
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 Page of Wands is all about welcoming in new and fresh ideas, going on new ventures and escapades, and doing so with a newfound sense of adventure, confidence, enthusiasm, and desire for life! This Page is all about optimistic energy but does come with a warning that you shouldn’t run before you can walk, it’s okay to rush ahead – but carefully.
The Page of Wands is known for getting into trouble for doing things too hastily sometimes! The Page is here to express to us all that it’s okay to take our restless energy and do something bountiful with it but be grounded.
In this article, we will discuss the meanings of the Page of Wands in various tarot reading contexts as well as the different symbols and nuances that can be found within this court card.
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 Wands tarot card presents a well-dressed individual standing tall and strong with their singular wooden staff in hand. Their outfit comprises a salamander design, with the salamander being typically known for their transformational qualities, and they stand amongst a dry and barren land.
This may be suggesting that there are yet to be any fruits of their labour, so this is a person that is full of ideas, that is just yet to be put into action. But this individual stands boldly, almost proud, and incredibly confident. They are enthusiastic and the barren land around them isn’t doing anything to knock their optimism.
The Page of Wands key correspondences
Good news, feeling cheerful, fun, active, excitement, confidence.
Impatience, procrastinating, childish, no confidence, pessimistic, bad news, immaturity.
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What does the upright Page of Wands mean in the Tarot?
As of right now, you are looking at everything in front of you with very excited eyes. You may not know what lies ahead but all you feel is excitement for the possibilities. You’ll be feeling creative and curious during this time, so it’s likely you’re thinking of big plans!
You’re feeling full of joy, and playful, and are all around having quite a fun time with life right now. Currently, you’ll find yourself having a whole ‘woke up on the correct side of the bed’ vibe going on, so embrace your newfound courage and confidence and let this guide you onwards towards whatever lies ahead for you.
When pulled in the upright position, the Page of Wands is associated with good news, feeling cheerful, fun, active, excitement, and confidence.
What does the upright Page of Wands mean in a love reading
If you’re in a relationship, then this Page is a great omen to receive as it can very much suggest some fun and playful times are coming your way! You and your partner may even become more adventurous together and you’ll find that the connection between the two of you is quite saucy right now – sparks are very much flying!
If you’re single, then the Page of Wands can mean that someone who will come this way will woo you off your feet – and it’ll happen fast! This person will be someone that’s fun and full of life, but be mindful that they can go just as quickly as they come, so it’s likely to be a short-lived romance.
What does the upright Page of Wands mean in a career reading?
Is there a chance you’ve been considering your next step with your career? Because this Page suggests that it’s looking likely that you’re about to venture into something new – whether this be a promotion or a new job entirely!
This Page implores you to be eager and to chase after what you want, but don’t do so blindly, you’re allowed to take risks but remember it’s easy to make the wrong move if you aren’t thinking things through clearly. This Page can also suggest that there may be travelling linked to your job in one shape or another!
What does the upright Page of Wands mean in a health reading?
If you’ve been taking steps towards improving your health, then this card can suggest that you’ll soon receive some good news with regard to your progress. But on the other hand, it could mean that you now need to take action to prevent falling ill, whether this is watching what you eat (balanced diet) or making sure you get in your 30 minutes of exercise per day.
You just have to make some healthy proactive choices for the sake of your health now. If you want to make better choices, I advocate speaking with your professional healthcare team for the best options for you.
The Page of Wands as feelings/emotions
If you are asking the tarot how someone feels about you, pulling the Page of Wands suggests that this person has an idea about their feelings for you; they most definitely enjoy being around you, the idea of you alone very much excites them, but they may be having issues with knowing how to deal with this or even how to tell you right now, but not to worry, they’ll come to figure this out at some point.
For you personally, it’s best to enjoy their company (if you do) as they feel you are a fun person for them to be around, keep strengthening your bond if you so wish, and let them tell you once they figure it all out.
The Page of Wands as a person
As a personality archetype, the Page of Wands represents someone that is either quite young or childlike in their nature, that will be full of buzzing passion and optimism.
To them, life is absolutely grand, and they have a thousand and one things they absolutely want to do, but will also typically be the type to act now and think later – often resulting in them facing consequences for their actions.
However, they will typically be someone that is loved by the masses for their bubbly and confident ways, and you might find them quite gossipy and love to spill the tea with.
The Page of Wands as advice
With this Page being quite an inexperienced individual, the card may be advising you to take steps towards being open to learning, to educate yourself further, and to learn as much as you can right now.
The experience offers a lot in the way of learning, and you can never have enough life experience that’s for sure. Be a sponge for information for the time being for who knows where this will lead.
What is the zodiac or astrological sign associated with the Page of Wands?
Our fire heavy suit, Aries rules the Page of Wands – it’s infancy, and Aries need to be first, combine beautifully. Due to this, it has strong Spring themes and as a season wants to be first, is excited for us, and blooms with confidence.
Is the Page of Wands a yes or no card?
It’s a big ol’ yes, yes, yes, card within the minor arcana! The Page’s lively and fearless attitude is what makes this card a ‘yes’ card in the grand scheme of things, as it offers a sense of fun, playfulness, and freedom to explore new and exciting ideas. The Page likes bounding forward confidently with their creative cap fixed atop of their head! So this can-do attitude offers a resounding ‘yes’ to you.
Below are some of my interpretations, as an experienced tarot practitioner, based on different types of questions:
Querent question: “Will I get the job?”
The Page of Wands is usually seen as a good omen to receive in relation to a new job/career! The Page is all about starting a new venture and progressing forward, so it’s looking highly likely that that will be happening real soon for you – especially if you’re putting in the legwork required (interviews, etc).
Querent question: “Is this new person in my life good for me?”
Card interpretation: Overall, why not! The Page of Wands doesn’t carry with them a lot of red flags in relation to connections and friendships, so it’s no doubt that this new individual will just be bringing along with them some glorious sparks and will inject some much-needed playfulness into your life! You’ll most likely find this person a joy to be around, your only warning may be to not get caught up in how they can sometimes rush ahead without thinking – this can get them into trouble! They’re just a very excitable person who loves life, so they’ll no doubt always be putting a smile on your face.
Querent question: “Will I achieve my current goals?”
Card interpretation: In relation to goals, and achieving what we’re going after, the Page of Wands can signify that it’s time we moved on to the next stage in order to progress. So for yourself, you may need to assess what you next need to do in order to put yourself even closer to the finishing line, you may even find this sparks a new sense of fun and excitement within you! The Page may be asking you to step up and explore, learn, and gain experience, and this will help propel you forward.
Querent question: “Should I start my own business?”
Card interpretation: The Page of Wands very much favours new ventures, especially business-related ones. So, if your focus is to start a new business, this Page is telling you to absolutely go for it, this is very much a favourable time for you to do so! But as always, the Page reminds you to not rush ahead blindly, to make sure you’re being confident and clear with each step you take, and you should find yourself being successful somewhere down the line! Make use of all those ideas that you have bubbling away in your mind as right now you very much have the enthusiasm required to take the action you need to.
What does the reversed Page of Wands mean in the Tarot?
The reversed Page of Wands can typically suggest one of two things, on one hand, you may be feeling the desire to be creative, yet are lacking any actual creative ideas, or you at least have no clue on how to implement how you’re feeling into reality – and you’re overall just being rather indecisive about it because you simply just don’t know, and this has taken its toll on your motivation level.
You may be able to sit and be with your thoughts and eventually you’ll work out what it is that you need to do, but you may also have tried this before and it led nowhere, especially if you tried your hand at a few things that lead you back to square one as no real progress was made.
This can hit hard when you feel your own growth is being slowed or negatively impacted.
When pulled in the reversed position, the Page of Wands is linked with impatience, procrastinating, childish, no confidence, pessimistic, bad news, and immaturity.
What does the reversed Page of Wands mean in a love reading?
If you’re in a relationship, then this reversed Page could possibly mean that your partner may have seemed very fun and exciting to begin with, but now the rose-tinted glasses have come off and you’re seeing them for who they truly are, and you may be wondering just how compatible the two of you even are.
If this is the case then it’s up to you if you wish to explore the relationship more to see if you just need a bit of fun and playfulness between you to spark things off again, or if it’s time to call it quits and walk away; not everything is meant to be, and that’s okay.
If you’re single, then this card can mean that you’re not putting enough effort into your love life or you are being too fearful to try, and this will especially be showing if you’re going out and about on dates and attempting to meet people – and naturally, this can very much put people off.
I know it can be hard but it’s time to try and find your enthusiasm for love again.
What does the inverted Page of Wands mean in a career reading?
You know what you want but you have no idea how to get there, and you also lack the determination to even get started right now. You’re not feeling very enthusiastic about your work life in general and naturally, this may be noticed at work by your higher-ups, so be mindful of that.
You don’t want to be the reason your own career progression gets halted; even temporarily. Whilst you’re working on yourself or taking some time with decisions, ask for support from those in a more mature position to yourself for guidance and motivation.
What does the upside-down Page of Wands mean in a health reading?
The reversed Page of Wands, in relation to health, typically means that you’ll be at one end of the scale or the other when it comes to your energy. You’ll either be having absolutely no energy right now, or you’ll be full of it! You either need to get out and about again to start burning off some of that energy trapped inside of you, or you need to look into ways of motivating yourself to get up and going.
If you are finding yourself feeling too lethargic, speak with your medical professional team who can offer better guidance as to the cause.
In conclusion, the Page of Wands tarot card is a powerful symbol of good news, feeling cheerful, fun, active, excitement, and confidence. When this card appears in your reading, it is often a sign that you have excited energy around you, that it’s a message of good news, and maybe now is the time to start your travel plans with renewed excitement.
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 Wands 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.
Written by Amy
Outside the weird and wonderful world of my craft, I like to cosplay and fully dive into the fantasy genre across all forms, from books to video games and everything in between.