PAGE of SWORDS
A mentally motivated youth. A youth who is wise beyond their years. A youth or youthful person with the Zodiac signs of Aquarius, Libra or Gemini. An older person with youthful ideas or who is a troublemaker or mentally immature. Someone who is always on the lookout for trouble. A spy or someone who watches others or acts sneaky. Vigilance. Written communications. A good communicator or speaker. One who is ‘always in their heads’. A rebellious youth or person. Secrets. Examinations with either positive or negative results. Perhaps a youth who is facing Final Exams or a person who is having/receiving a written evaluation.
This weeks card is the Page of Swords. The Pages all have youthful energy, and in the Suit of Swords, the energy is mental energy. Since he/she (from here on, he can denote either a ‘he or she’ person) is a Sword, this Page has to do with logic, fact finding, intellectual, thinking, and dealing with or watching out for problems, conflicts and anything dealing with mental activity. This Page is a messenger of communications… especially written communications. So you could could receive a message about a problem or situation that has been weighing heavily on your mind this week.
This Page of Swords can also indicate a young person who is always on the lookout for trouble, and if he can’t find any… he’ll create it just to make others react. He will create mountains out of mole hills or find problems or woes where none actually exist. He gets bored easily and and can become depressed, a troublemaker, restless and rebellious. You can feel like someone is spying on you , going through your things, or watching you, but this Page is sneaky… so you’ll have a hard time catching them in the act.
This Page can indicate a child who is intellectually mature for their age, but at times doesn’t put that great mind to the best uses… especially if they are bored or become nervous or restless because they feel a change is coming up in their life that will force them to put their intellect into use in a way that feels forced to them. I see this as the student that feels the impending ‘Final Exam or a big test’ hanging over them where they feel they have to preform at their very best mentally and are going to be judged. This can be an adult just as well as a youth who is facing some kind of an Exam or evaluation. This can make them nervous, depressed, irritable, sassy, restless and moody. Others may loose there patience with this persons attitude during this phase. The energy here is full of excitement or trepidation for the upcoming change, examination or results. This can translate into that restless, irritable and rebelliousness that I mentioned before, all the while they try and ‘play it cool’, which makes them seem aloof, as if they don’t care one way or the other. That in itself can be irritating or problematic to others who know how important this examination or communication really is for their future.
This energy can be showing up in an adult as well as a youth, so this could just as well be the feeling or situation you or someone you know is embodying. Or a person you will meet or interact with, or a child. Either way, it’s mental energy. It’s about communications, messages, logic, facts, the intellect. And Pages always suggest things that are beginning. So expect this person or these energies to enter your life in one way or the other this week. The way to deal with this energy is to keep busy or keep the child busy. The Sword cards are about mental action and problems. Let’s all keep that mind occupied in a productive way so the mind doesn’t take matters into it’s own hands and ‘create’ problems where none exist or find something to worry about. If you actually do have a problem or concern developing in your life, remember; the Page of Swords tells you that it is just in the beginning stages. You can nip this in the bud quickly by keeping the lines of communication open. If you feel trouble brewing or know someone who seems to have the weight of the world on their shoulders…, don’t be afraid to lend an ear and urge them to talk about it. By talking about it out loud, things that seem insurmountable when they are tossing around in ones head, suddenly are put into perspective and are more easy to deal with and confront.
Illustration from the Aquarian Tarot Deck by David Palladini c.1970. Published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 179 Ludlow Street, Stamford, CT 06902 USA.
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