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 The Page of Cups – The Dreamer

Water SignsCancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Page of Cups Upright

Key Words

Student, Messenger, Child, Inner-Child, Youthful, Young at Heart, Idealistic, Innocent, Pure, Naive, Gullible, Vulnerable, Gentle, Calm, Quiet, Shy, Sensitive, Dreamer, Other-Wordly, Angelic, Away-With-The-Faeiries, Emotional, Sentimental, Loving, Kind,  Affectionate, Sympathetic, Empathic, Compassionate, Caring, Touched, Loving, Friend, Friendly, Loyal, Supporting, Forgiving, Non-Judgemental, Peacemaker, Harmonious, Generous, Thoughtful, Sharing, Pleasing/Pleaser, Considerate, Willing, Obliging, Helpful, Offering, Open-Hearted, Big-Hearted, Optimistic, Positive, Trusting,Intimate, An Admirer, Attraction, Puppy Love, Love-Struck, A Crush, Adoring, Worshiping, Young Love, Love Blossoming, Head-Over-Heels in Love, Romantic, Poetic, Intuitive, Sensing, Gut Feelings, Inner-Voice, Spiritual, Psychic, Psychic Dreams, Imaginative, Talented, Creative Skills/Abilities, Flair, Artistic, News of Love, Beauty, Esthetics, Fashionable, Stylish, Own Style, Flair, Flamboyant, Showy, Well-Groomed, Glamorous, Accessories, Dressing Up, Eccentric, Compliments, Emotional New, Happy News, Invitations to Parties, News of Engagement/Marriages/Pregnancies/ Births, Gossip, The Stage, Acting, Singing, Make-Believe, Fantasy, Androgynous


Think about your Feelings, Show Your Feelings, It is Okay to be or Feel Emotional, Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve, Be Romantic, Be Open to Love, Trust in Love, Follow Your Heart, Be Romantic, Make a Romantic Gesture or Offering,  Comfort Your Inner Child,  Cheer up a Sad Child, Be Kind, Offer The Cup of Friendship to Someone, Offer Your Support, Be There for a Friend, Listen and do not Judge, Do Something Nice for Someone, Reach Out to Someone, Be The Peacemaker, Forgive Someone, Apologize to Someone, Be Sympathetic and Understanding, Trust Your Gut Feeling, Listen to Your Inner Voice, Be Intuitive, Develop you Psychic Side, Study The Psychic Arts, Be Creative, Use Your Imagination, Develop your Artistic Side, Join Art/Pottery Classes, Join a Drama or Musical Society, Get Up on The Stage and Do Your Thing, Get Into The Spotlight, Make Something, Draw or Paint Something, Get Crafty, Invite Friends to a Party or Get-Together, Accept all Social Invitation, Spread Good News not Gossip, Tidy Yourself Up, Go Shopping for New Clothes, Re-Vamp Your Wardrobe, Dress Up, Find Your Own Style, Be Flamboyant, Dress to Suit Yourself, Don’t be a Slave to Fashion, Don’t Over Dress,

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The Page of Cups represents the immature part of The Cups Court Family.  At present his emotions are sensitive and vulnerable. In time, his life experiences will expose him to the not so sensitive side of life. His feelings will be pulled this way and that, and at times torn apart. He has a long way to go before he can handle the emotionally challenged, and grown up world of The Queen and King of Cups.  In the meantime, let us enjoy his innocent and pleasing nature as he lives in his world of heightened imagination and dreams.

The Page of Cup’s traditional looks described him or her as blonde haired, blue-eyed and fair-skinned. He or she will be softly spoken and may appear to have a dreamy, other worldly, and sometimes angelic quality about them.  The Page of Cups comes across as kind, gentle and extremely mannerly.  Remember, this is just the traditional description and will not be applicable to all you read for.  It is the personality description that counts most, not the looks, and not even the Zodiac Signs they are known to represent

When The Page of Cups, turns up in your Reading, like all the other Court Cards, you will have to determine what his relevance and meaning are.  One thing we do know about the Pages is that they are the News Bringers in the Tarot, The Post Person, The Delivery Person.  So this Page may be popping in to let you know that good news is on the way, news that will lift you emotionally.  The news is bound to be happy, positive and exciting.  You may get an invitation to  a party, celebration or wedding.  You may be overjoyed when you receive news of a pregnancy or engagement.  Then again, it may be a friend inviting you to a day at the races, or just a social outing or gathering with friends or family.  If you have been awaiting special news about an issue that is close to your heart, then The Page of Cups can be a very positive indication that the news you hoped for is on the way.  For many, his news will entail shopping for new clothes, getting hair done, and deliberating over shoes and accessories.  He often brings a great excuse to liven up your wardrobe and show your style off to the world.  So look out for the postman and check all your texts and emails for incoming news.

Another aspect of the News The Page of Cups brings can be in the form of gossip.  This Page has a great imagination and can be quite dramatic, so his news may be embellished or touched up here and there for greater effect.  Generally, the gossip with the Upright Page is harmless, even if it is grossly exaggerated at times.

When The Page of Cups appears in your Reading and you feel dull and dowdy, then his message to you may be to smarten yourself up, and think about your sense of style and dress.  This Page is a lover of fashion, so a trip to the High Street or Mall might be just what you need.  However, do not be a slave to fashion. Find your own style, something that suits you and then make it your own. Be creative with your style and learn what works for you.  Guard against over-dressing or wearing clothes that are too young for you.  Buy something of quality and be drawn by the beauty of it and feel of the fabric rather than the label.  The Page of Cups may simply be acknowledging your love of fashion, style and dressing up.  You may even be a bit of a trendsetter as you have such a knack with putting pieces together.  Friends will always be asking you to style them or borrow your clothes. This Page sometimes represents cosmetic surgery or the obsession with looking younger.

Because this Page is one of the most psychic Cards in The Tarot, The Page of Cups can turn up in your Reading to confirm that the gut feeling you have about something or someone is quite probably right.  His advice is for you to listen to what your heart is saying and to trust your intuition, for it will serve you well.  He reminds you that this is not the first time you have heard your inner-voice and heeded its advice.  You must follow your heart and natural instincts, and not other’s expectations or influences in this matter.  You will know the right thing to do or say.  It is also a good time to become aware of your dreams as they hold much meaning for you right now.

Because, all the Pages are seen as Students of Their Element, this Page also has been gifted with a sixth-sense.  His presence suggests that you may have it too.  You might be thinking of learning how to develop it further. You may be considering taking a course in psychic development or  mediumship.  The Page of Cups often heralds the dawn of a new understanding and the beginning of a spiritual awareness.  You do have the capabilities of becoming a strong psychic, mystic, medium or reader.  You are also an empath and can tune into the feelings and emotions of others which will make you an excellent healer.  This enables you to help so many, with your strong sensitivity and compassion for their situations. This Card can also be an indication that you are thinking about going to see a psychic or medium. However, this Card also carries a warning of becoming too reliant on psychics and card readings when making decisions in your life.  Use them for the important decision-making processes or when you get totally confused, but not for every little inconsequential moment of your life.  I have encountered many people over the years who cannot dress themselves in the morning without consulting cards or pendulums as to what to wear and which colours etc.  Do not give away your power by becoming dependent on psychic tools to run your life.  Remember, the answer lies within and within should always be your first port of call for personal information and guidance.

When The Page of Cups appears in your Reading, depending on the question and surrounding Cards he may be bringing to your attention that you have a friend who needs your support or shoulder to cry on, regardless of how they appear to be coping with an issue.  You may already have sensed that something is not right, but you might have to be the one to reach out and ask what is wrong.  Listen to them with a kind, compassionate and non-judgemental ear.  Let them know they are not alone and that you are there for them.  Likewise there may be a newcomer to your circle or workplace who is finding it hard to fit it.  The Page of Cups asks you to be the first to offer them friendship. Be a friend to someone. Include them in your social activities or outings for they might be quite lonely.

Likewise, should you be in a situation where there is conflict, arguments and tension, the appearance of The Page of Cups in your Reading can ask you to act as The Peace-Maker or Mediator.  Try to handle the situation in a calm and controlled manner even if you feel angry with those involved.  Listen to all sides and try your best to find a way towards reconciliation. This is especially relevant where family and friends are concerned, as these are the most important people in your life. When your family and friends are happy, then you are happy too.  Make love, not war. Now might be the time to forgive someone who has upset you, or ask forgiveness if it is you who is the offender. Make a gesture or offering of some sort.  The time for sulking and silence is over. Do something nice by reaching out and making the first move. Your sincere efforts are bound to be rewarded.

You must also remember that you have a tendency to be a people pleaser. You might find yourself agreeing or saying yes to something just to keep the peace or keep someone happy.  This is a lovely trait in you but you must guard against denying your own needs and feelings in favour of others. You see, you love seeing everyone happy, but you must also take your own happiness into consideration once in a while.  It cannot all be selfless devotion and service.  You probably find it hard to say no or bear your teeth every now and then because you are afraid that you will not be liked for it.  The thing is others can take you for granted, or take advantage of your good nature, if you are constantly giving in to please them.  They see you as a foregone conclusion and although they may ask a favour of you, in such a manner that it sounds like you have an option to refuse or decline, they really only except your compliance and agreement.  They can get so used to you being agreeable and affable that they will take great umbrage should you ever decide to break the cycle. Then you might get accused of ‘acting out of character’, or ‘being difficult and negative’, or ‘mean and selfish’. The funny thing is, and I speak from experience here, that when you dare to break this pattern, you are behaving exactly as they behave when dealing with requests or favours of them on a daily basis.  They see it perfectly acceptable in themselves, but somewhat of a nasty problem in you. It may be all right for them to suit themselves, but if you do it, you are being unreasonable.  Learn to say no once in a while so that others will not see you as a constant or easy push-over.

In this Card, The Page looks as if he is offering his Cup to someone or something, indicating that you may be offered a relationship, job or opportunity that will bring emotional fulfilment. Be open to this offer, for it comes from a good place and source.  Maybe the time has come to open your heart and allow yourself to be touched emotionally.

The Page of Cups in a Reading can suggest the early stages of love, or that you are beginning to think about love, or that your heart is opening to the possibility of it.  You may be beginning to seek intimacy with another. This Page adores falling in love and can suggest that you have an admirer who is besotted with you or that you have been attracted to another.  Whichever, an open declaration may not yet have been made, but because this Page is very demonstrative in love, it won’t take long before he or she is sending out strong vibes as they find it impossible to repress or hide their emotions.  They wear their heart on their sleeves, so you would need to be pretty blind not to notice this person, for everyone else around you will be aware of what is going on.  There are bound to be little romantic gestures and special attention given to you.  He or she will go out of their way to please you and help you in any way they can.  They will seek your company out as much as possible and care less about who is watching or speculating. The Page of Cups can indicate that shyness may be holding you back from reciprocating, but it is time to really let someone know how you feel about them. You may have to risk a rejection, but it is really worth taking a chance. If someone you like is showing interest in you, then respond to them and allow them to get closer to you if that is what you want. Accept their offer of a date or a cup of coffee, or even the cake they bought you for your coffee break.  Take it beyond the formal stage for it may be the start of something wonderful and beautiful.

The Page of Cups at this time can suggest the stage of being head over heels in love, so much so, that it may not be possible to sleep at night for thinking and dreaming about the subject of your desire.  It marks the holding hands stage of a relationship, and the terrible need to be by each other’s side all day long.  Joined at the hip when you are together, there will be constant texting and long phone conversations when you are apart.  This Page will bring a day long smile to your face and make you feel light and happy.  Expect flowers, love notes and extravagant romantic gestures. The Page of Cups can also be somewhat immature, which leads him to be idealistic about love.  He can be quite innocent and terribly naïve when it comes to affairs of the heart.  He can think and dream about love and his perfect partner in a fairytalish manner.  The Page of Cups can suggest Puppy Love or going on a first date.

The Page of Cups as mentioned, often represents those heady first days and weeks in a relationship.  The only downside of this is that this lovely Page, will want to maintain this level of intensity indefinitely, as they adore the ground you walk on. You however, may begin to find it all a little tedious after a period of time.  The kissing and cuddling in public may begin to annoy or embarrass you, and their constant presence, either physically or over the phone, may get on your nerves.  You may feel that you want more time to yourself and begin to pull back, or not be as enthusiastic as you were in the beginning.  You might have to put your phone on silent, or hide in the back room for the third time in the day, due to their persistent calling at your door.  The Page of Cups needs to be handled very carefully in this manner for he or she does not know what they are doing wrong.  They are just being themself, and even if it is all a bit over the top and overly enthusiastic, their heart is in the right place.  Any negative comments or signs of annoyance at them from you will cut your Page to the bone and leave them upset and confused.

Once The Page of Cups is in a steady Relationship, he likes harmony and balance and will steer clear of any conflict. This Page is actively seeking love in all its purity and innocence. Friendly and generous, he is the born romantic and will not be embarrassed to talk about his feelings.  If you are in a relationship with this Page then be prepared for slushy love letters, romantic gestures and open affection.  He is sensitive and very tuned in to his surroundings.  Using this sensitivity, he will know when you are upset or feeling low and will think of wonderful ways to cheer you up.  However, he can get easily hurt, and will get visibly upset or sulky if his feelings are not reciprocated or his efforts go unappreciated by you. When he brings you on a date it will be candlelight dinners, weekends away in a castle, a romantic movie, or even a walk on the beach.  He can be sympathetic and a good listener. Using the Element of Air to his benefit, he may be quite the poet and have all the right words when wooing you.

The Page of Cups is highly sensitive, and therefore easily upset.  He or she can be a little emotionally immature and take your need for a little more space or time to your self as a personal slight and rejection.  If you are not sharing the enthusiasm for your relationship to the level your Page is, he or she might very well feel you no longer love them.  Emotional insecurity can result and if this is your Page and you are trying to bring the relationship down to a more reasonable and practical level, you may have to brace yourself for fits of moodiness or sulking.  You will need to reassure them of your love for them, but that you must also be able to live your own life at the same time.  If you can get this right and win their trust, then you will never be short of love, affection and tenderness in your life.  If you feel that it is all too smothering and suffocating, then please let this Page down gently for it will take him or her some time to get over it.  Their heart will be broken and it may take them some time to forgive you. The Upright Cup Courts do prefer the cosiness of longterm relationships to the insecurity of short flings or one night-stands. They seek out a lifetime partner early in life and often end up with their childhood sweethearts. The Cups take a break-up or a break-down of their relationship very seriously.  If it is done with as much compassion and sympathy as possible, this Page will recover and will learn a lot on a positive level from their experience.  If they are treated harshly during a break-up, it is possible for them to turn emotionally cold and seek revenge.

Career related, The Page of Cups has to feel happy in his career or he could end up depressed, dull and gloomy.  He positively glows when he is allowed to work at something he enjoys.  His work must be a labour of love and not a chore.  Because, this Page of Cups loves to be showy and flamboyant, he can suggest a host of glamorous careers.  He likes to work with the beautiful people and is not inclined to be drawn to any career that involves getting down and dirty.

The Cups people have a love of fashion, style and are very image conscious. They very rarely appear out un-groomed or tatty. They can do really well in the fashion industry at any level. Modelling is another career that this young Page would enjoy. Getting a chance to dress up and pretend for a fashion shoot would really suit his natural trait for make-believe.

Your creative abilities are endless when The Page of Cups appears in your Career Reading. You may be very artistic and creative and will need to be allowed fulfill this side of you in your work if you are ever to be truly happy. You have natural talents that need to be expressed and realised.  The Page of Cups represents the young artist, actor, budding musician or young fashion designer, so he may be acknowledging these talents and skills in you.  His wonderful vivid imagination allows him to create amazing original works of art which are often spiritually inspired.

The Cups also are natural nurturers and have big open and generous hearts.  They are often guided into roles of healing of one sort or another so this little Page can suggest you are embarking on a career of nursing, counselling, social work or child care.  The Holistic and Alternative Therapies World is full of Cup’s People where they find a wonderful outlet for their natural intuitive and psychic abilities. Really, The Page of Cups will do well anywhere where people need to be taken care of.

The Page of Cups is the most psychic of all and could indicate that you are embarking on such studies or spiritual development.  He is quite likely to have experienced the supernatural and is intrigued by it. Strongly in touch with his inner self he uses his intuition when making decisions. However he is not very down to earth as he finds earth a little too unsavoury for his delicate tastes.  He needs to guard against this as regardless of his feelings he does have to live and survive in the real world.

As a Child this Page is soft, gentle, sensitive and angelic. He is quiet around the house and can play happily on his own for hours without any complaints.  He likes his friends and will form lifelong friendships from a young age.  He can often appear pale and weak but has beautiful features and deep penetrating eyes.  In fact this child may appear like an old soul and have a habit of staring intensely at you. It can seem as if they can see right into your very own soul or can read your mind. He may be a day-dreamer or appear to be far away and otherworldly at times.  This is a loving, warm and affectionate child who will appear out of the blue in your room and hug you for no apparent reason. He or she will be able to read your mood or sense an atmosphere in the house so they need to be handled carefully for worry and stress can destroy their calm and peaceful nature. Your Cup’s child will constantly ask if you are okay or if they can do anything for you.  They feel good when they are allowed to help Mammy or Daddy and this quality will continue in them as they get older.

The Page of Cups is very artistic and creative. He uses his imagination and can appear artistically gifted from a young age, producing work that raises the hair on the back of your neck. As a child, his love of dressing up more than likely involves costumes and pretend, as he loses himself in a world of fantasy movies and their characters.  He will believe he is Harry Potter or Spiderman, and if allowed, will live in full costume and accompanying accessories morning, noon and night.  Getting him or her to leave them off for long enough to wash may prove difficult.

The Page of Cups may not be terribly sporty but probably swims like a fish, and loves water sports and being by the lakeside or ocean. Sometimes appearing otherworldly, he may casually speak of imaginary friends and sees faeries, angels or spirits. It is important not to block this side of your Page or ridicule what they are saying. They are very wise souls who are deeply in touch with their spiritual side. Properly nurtured, their psychic side is a joy to behold.

Your Page will more than likely be drawn to stones, especially crystals which they will seem to automatically identify with and know how to use. Let them pick their own though for they know better than you which ones they want or need. The window sill in their bedroom probably has a collection of beech pebbles, feathers and ‘things’ which are all precious to your Page for one reason or another.  They do not like their collections to be disturbed or moved around by others, so heed this when you attack their room while spring cleaning, for you will have one very upset Page on your hands when they discover.

All in all your Page of Cups is loving, adorable and huggable.


Page of Cups Reversed

Disappointment in Love, Unrequited Love, Shattered Dreams, Magic Bubble Burst, Heartbreak, Tears, Emotional Wounding, Dejection, Rejection, Emotionally Vulnerable, Emotionally Immature, Overly Sensitive, Highly Strung, Naïve, Gullible, Day Dreamer,  Fantasy, Obsessive, Infatuation, Flirt, Seducer, Charmer, Romeo, Smooth Operator, Conquests, Becoming Sexually Active, Emotionally Withdrawn, Depression, Vindictive, Envy, Stalking, Deaf to his Inner Voice, Refuses Advice, Fawning, Flattery, Insincere Compliments, Wild Imaginings, Sullen, Moody, Fallen Angel, Drama Queen, High Maintenance, Obsessed with the Psychic World, Effeminate, Letting Yourself Go, Over Dressing, Inappropriate Dressing, Obsessed with Image, Distorted Body Image, Childhood Issues – sex abuse, Inner Child Needs Comforting, Gossip, Not Keeping Secrets/Confidences,

Bad News of Breakups/Cancellation of Social Occasions/Engagement/Weddings,

The Reversed Page of Cups brings news that is going to cause emotional upset or pain.  News may be of a break-up, you might get dumped by text or email, or gossip which directly affects you eventually reaches your ears. There may be cancellations of social outings, engagements or weddings.  There may be upsetting news of a death or illness, but other Cards would need to concur.  Whatever news he carries is bound to cause an emotional impact and bring tears or despair.

When the lovely Page of Cups Reverses, his illusions are shattered and the rosy glow disappears.  The Cup is overturned and its contents spill.  Sometimes the Cup is thrown or knocked from his hand. One way or another, the joy of the Upright Page is lost. Here is someone who has been deeply upset by something. Emotional wounding has occurred and there may be disbelief and shock that someone could be horrible enough to hurt you on this level.  The Page of Cups Reversed is often the last person to see upset and hurt coming his way, for he is quite innocent and naive about the capabilities of others.  When the emotional Cup he is offering is rejected, declined or knocked from his hand he can be overwhelmed by the pain it causes him. He can become withdrawn and depressed. He really is incapable of dealing with such distress.

The Page of Cups suggests that your magic bubble has been burst, and any rose-tinted glasses you have been wearing up to now, have been painfully ripped from your eyes.  Deep upset and plenty of tears will be evident, and can go on for much time to come.  No matter whether the Page is representing someone in their early twenties or early teens,  this will be a child-like upset with heaving sobs and flinging oneself on a bed in a drama of ‘I just want to die’, ‘I will never love anyone again’, I hate her/him’, No one loves me’. It can get quite theatrical with friends having to rally round this Page to hold his hand while feeding an ever-flowing supply of tissues for him to wail into.

The Page of Cups usually indicates disappointment in love. You may have thought you had met the right man or woman for you, and this relationship would have started off so loving, tender and gentle.  Something has gone wrong and you may be in torment trying to figure out why, because you believe you have done nothing wrong.  The only crime you believe you have committed is to have loved and being in love. In fact no one could have loved or been as devoted to and adored another as much as you have.  It’s not fair, just not fair.  As you stand there staring at yourself in the mirror, trying to find explanations as to why you have been dumped, stood up or lost out to another you wonder what it is about you that is so un-lovable? Is it that you are not tall or short enough, pretty/handsome enough, too thin or too fat, too blonde, not blonde enough, not witty enough or too serious? For The Page of Cups Reversed, it is often hard for him or her to understand that sometimes love just isn’t enough. He or she can think that if they love enough and show how much they care, then it is a done deal and will automatically be reciprocated.  It can be very hard for this Reversed Page to accept that after all the love they have given and shown, the one it has been directed at does not feel the same, has grown tired of it, changed their mind or found better with another.

There is nothing worse than the first time we have our heart-broken in love.  It is a pain that is raw and deep, and a wound we feel will never heal.  All Four Pages are vulnerable to having their heart’s broken, but it is The Page of Cups we must most worry about, for he is of the Element of Water and therefore a very emotional creature.  When his heart is broken, it is similar to being cast into a turbulent, stormy sea where the high waves are powerful in their force and unrelenting nature.  The pain of a broken heart comes in waves, and at times we feel as if we are drowning. Sorrow makes it hard for us to breathe properly as heaving sobs tear through our body.  Never before have we felt such pain and experienced such darkness.  Raw and wounded, we can vow never to love again, but in general, time does heal and we move on.  Our heart may be closed and protected for some time before we feel it is safe to open it again to the possibility of love once more.

The Page of Cups Reversed is a Card that none of us really can escape at some stage of our life, for if we were to feel nothing emotionally then what does it make us?  In the Upright, The Page of Cups asks you to take a chance on love, to open your heart and mind to the potential of it, to share your love with another and be romantic and intimate.  He never gave guarantees that it would all work out, but he went into it full of hope, optimistic and positive.  He certainly shone and felt on such a high, and was so happy being in love and being loving.  He didn’t stop and shut down or back off because there was a chance he might get hurt or upset, for that would take all the good out of it. What is life without the chance of love?  What if he had been clever and decided not to expose himself to the chance of heartbreak? Would it be a case of, what he never had or experienced he will never miss? Would he make a good role model for the rest of us to follow? I doubt it. Like the rest of us, The Page of Cups took a chance on love.  For some, that chance works out fine the first time and they are sorted for the rest of their life, but for most of us, we take a chance on love, it doesn’t work out as we had dreamed. We are heartbroken and sad as we flip over into The Reversed Page of Cups. We sob and wail, and bleat our little hearts out to friends and anyone else who will listen to us. We let ourselves go, and eat chocolates and forget to wash our hair.  Then we just have to get over it and get back out there. Slowly but surely we begin to Upright ourselves, and before we know it, are back at the Upright Page of Cups once more, the memory of the heartbreak from the past now blurred and vague as we seek to expose ourselves to the potential of love and happiness again.  We become accustomed to taking that chance even though we know there are now no guarantees. We have learned that from our past experience. We all have to start somewhere and the Upright Page of Cups represents most of us at the idealistic stage of love.  We are like little children dressing up in wedding dresses and our mother’s shoes, playing make-believe games, drawing hearts on our copy books and being boy/girl crazy.

The First Cut is Always The Deepest and it is this aspect the Page of Cups Reversed represents so well.  The loss of innocence and being forced to face reality.  It is a growing up time, and learning the ways of the world, and the even stranger ways of human beings.  When the Page of Cups appears Reversed, we all stand by and feel terribly sympathetic and sorry for him.  We all want to hug him and hold him, and soothe his worries. We want to kiss and make it better, we want to wave a magic wand and make everything right for him, because we hate to see him so upset.  This reminds me of the parent who has to stand by and watch their young son or daughter go through heartbreak for the first time.  As children we could always fix whatever had made them sad, but when it comes to relationships and the pain of a break-up, there is little we can do but be there to offer comfort and support.  Oh yes, we want to run and bang down the door of the one who is responsible for causing our loved one so much pain. We want them to undo what they have done so that we don’t have to witness such suffering.  However, we have all been there before and it is just another process of maturing and dealing with life.  We cannot protect them forever, and our young son or daughter will, in their own way, have to figure it out and learn to deal with it emotional upset and disappointment.  The only time we should get really worried or forcefully intervene is when The Reversed Page of Cups is surrounded by negative Sword Cards, for there may be indications for concern regarding depression, which all Reversed Cup Courts are pre-disposed to. This is usually indicated when The Page of Cups Reversed is finding it hard to recover after a break-up and thinks it is the end of the world or their life. He or she can retreat into depression and despair if the Water Element becomes too strong.

The Page of Cups Reversed can also point to over-sensitivity and insecurity in your Relationship. If you are this Page Reversed, you may need constant reassurance that you are loved. You may be always fishing for compliments, and if not forthcoming can become difficult and stroppy.  Your partner may have to walk on egg shells around you for fear of upsetting you, for you are always getting upset about something or other. You could be highly-strung and high-maintenance, becoming sulky, moody and pouty if you don’t get your own way.  You may become obsessed about your partner causing stress, wild imaginings and accusations.  Everything is about keeping you happy, and once your happy then your partner is allowed to be happy too. ‘As long as you are happy darling, that’s all that counts’ rolls off your partner’s tongue at least ten times a day, and this is the way you like it.  You need to be indulged and spoiled constantly and can act out like a child, throwing tantrums and sulking in corners. Your halo has slipped and you can become a little nightmare to deal with.

Needing constant reassurance can be a sign that you do not love yourself.  You look for love everywhere but within and so become disillusioned and resentful when you are constantly let down. You can blame others for your unhappiness. If you have been thwarted in love, you can become very resentful of couples around you who appear to be happy and content.  If the influencing Element of Air gains strength, this Page of Cups Reversed can become emotionally cold and vindictive if their heart has been broken, or their dreams or illusions shattered.  You may not be prepared to let time heal or to move on, especially if you have been handled inconsiderately.  Everything is taken as a slight or insult and you can have the tendency to brood on issues for too long, making mountains out of mole hills and letting your imagination run away with you.  Forgiving and forgetting, or putting it down to experience does not wash with you.  Revenge may be your way of dealing with a partner when love goes wrong.  When this happens all the gentle softness of the Upright Page disappears, and instead of taking other people’s feelings into consideration, you prefer to stamp on them and make as much trouble as possible. You can become a major drama queen with explosive emotional outbursts and embarrassing scenes.

The problem is that you never actually get the satisfaction you seek, as others see you for what you are, and whereas you are putting all your energy into getting even or making their life difficult, they really have no time for you and are totally disinterested.  Everyone wants you to shut up and go away. This actually makes you worse when you discover that your efforts to make them hurt as much as you do fail, or are not taken seriously.  Deep personal unhappiness destroys from the inside out and a block of ice forms around the heart, preventing a two-way flow of energy.  With an inability to give or receive love, the emotions surge and press against the block of ice looking for an escape route that would help heal, but each time it finds a crack or gap it is forced back down.

The Page of Cups Reversed can suggest repressed emotions, and this is often accompanied by addictions of some sort.  If love is denied, either internally or externally, you can seek to replace it with substance abuse. Emotions are often repressed or stuffed back down by over-eating, alcohol bingeing or drug abuse.  Another aspect of the Reversed Page of Cups is the self-loathing of distorted body image and eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia.  It all comes down to being deeply and personally very unhappy.  The combination of Water (the emotions) and Air (mental thought processes) can be particularly nasty when they fall into the negative aspect as they have a tendency to feed off each other.  If emotional and psychological problems are not dealt with at the Page Stage, they will worsen and intensify by The Knight Stage, becoming entrenched by The Queen or King StageThe Reversed Page in this aspect is giving a severe warning.  Things may be bad but you have not gone past the point of no return. Better to deal with and confront your emotional issues now when they are only recently formed, rather than wait until you have to peel yourself back to the bone in later life.

Moving on from these Painful lessons in love we must also look at other interpretations of this Reversed Page for he may not be as innocent as he is making out to be.  Like the Knight and King of Cups Reversed, this young Page can be a bit of a charmer.  Oh yes, he loves love and can be quite obsessed with it, but he may not be as sincere as we would like him to be. You see he has great difficulty going past the head over heels stage of any relationship. Actually, he wouldn’t even call them ‘relationships’ . He certainly enjoys the exciting early bit of getting together, the chase, the thrill and anticipation, the passion and excitement, the wooing, the courting,  the Conquest.  Other Cards would have to concur, but if something does not look right in them, there may be a chance that this Page has begun to learn the art of seduction.  Using the Air Element to his extreme advantage, he may have discovered that flattery and paying well-chosen compliments will get him everywhere, and also anyone he wants.  What this means is that this Reversed Page of Cups may be representing a flirt.  He is offering his Cup of course, but his agenda may be different to yours.  Whereas you are being charmed by this handsome young man or woman, and think that you have just met the partner of your dreams, this Page might be playing you along, dangling the bait and waiting for you to bite.  He may be claiming undying love for you or giving off the vibes that he is interested in a serious relationship, but the real aim may be to get you into bed at the end of the party or night out.  If you do not fall for his ploy he will just move on and try it on another until he gets lucky.  He can be a smooth operator and will try to win you with his poetry and praise. He is the intense and dramatic lover who will sweep you off your feet with romance. He will be all over you like a rash, that is until he gets what he wants, and then he can become quite cool, remote and distant.  After a night of mad, intense and passionate lovemaking, you may never hear from him or her again.

Because the Cups represent the emotions and love, The Page of Cups Reversed can suggest the transition from innocence into being sexually experienced or the loss of virginity.  The Page of Cups Reversed can be thinking about taking the next step in his or her relationship by becoming sexually involved with their partner.

Another aspect of The Reversed Page of Cups comes to light when the person the Page is representing is much older than the traditional age associated with this Card.  This can suggest emotional immaturity or commitment issues.  This person may be trying to carry off an image they had decades ago. They may be dressing too young for their age and also chasing partners who are too young as well.  You might be an ageing Romeo who is only fooling yourself.  Bedding a succession of young ones will not make you look any younger, but it will make you look pathetic and embarrassing.  It may be time to grow up and act your age.  It may also be time to say goodbye to those mini skirts and low tops, or if a man, those tight drain pipe jeans and leather waistcoats.

On a sinister side, The Page of Cups, may not accept that you are just not interested in him.  He may not be able to take no for an answer. He may be delusional and continues to entertain crazy notions of how happy together you could be.  He may relentlessly pursue you, making a pest and nuisance of himself.  If the Air Element is also in extreme and negative, he may be unhinged and unpredictable.  This Reversed Page of Cups can become obsessive and begin stalking.   If surrounding Cards look negative and you are trying to shake off an unwanted admirer, you may find it difficult to get rid of them.

Because The Upright Page of Cups is associated with dressing up and being very conscious of your appearance, The Reversed Page of Cups can take it to the extreme.  You may be neglecting your appearance and this can often come down to depression.  On the other hand, you may be overly concerned with your appearance and obsessed with cosmetic procedures or surgery.  Some Reversed Pages have a tendency to overdress for occasions; their natural flair for fashion and style going into overdrive and over-expression.The Reversed Page of Cups can also show a tendency towards being quite effeminate.

The Page of Cups Reversed can appear in your Reading at times if you are not being the friend you are supposed to be, or are not behaving in a friendly manner.  The Page of Cups Reversed can have a habit of giving the appearance of being friendly but then talking about you behind your back.  He likes to get in on the gossip, and especially be the first one with some juicy information.  He can also exaggerate and embellish news to make it sound more exciting and interesting.  He likes to be the first one with the news, so sharing secrets with him or her may not be a good idea. Just like the Reversed Cup cannot hold its contents, neither can he hold onto any confidences for any length of time. The Reversed Page of Cups can be guilty of being quite self-centred when it comes to friendships.  Instead of being pleasing, amicable and going with the flow, he may not take his friends feelings or needs into consideration when making decisions or plans.  He can think the universe revolves around him and so too should all his friends.  He may be a very needy, high-maintenance friend who expects you to be running around after him all the time but then finds it difficult to return the compliment or favour. It can be all about him or her. On the other hand, this Reversed Page can be guilty of fawning and falling over himself to make an impression on you.  He is a flatterer and insincere but he uses compliments to wheedle into your circle or good books.

The Upright Page of Cups is strongly connected and in touch with his intuition and inner-voice.  He is guided by his deep knowing and gut feelings.  Not so when he Reverses, for this Page chooses not to listen to, or cannot hear what his intuition is telling him. He has lost his spiritual connection, and as a result can be extremely gullible and way too easily influenced by others. He can walk into very obvious situations that he should know better about.  He prefers to act on other people’s hunches instead his own.  He can either take advice from the wrong people or may refuse to heed good advice. He can flow this way and that way from one moment to another, letting his wayward emotions carry him wherever they so choose.  He needs to discipline his emotions with logical thought and reason for he has lost control and is adrift at sea.  He can call on his influencing Element of Air to help him achieve this.

This Page of Cups in Reversed can take his psychic and spiritual abilities to the extreme.  He can step over too much or too long into the spiritual side, losing his connection with the physical realm.  He can become obsessed with the psychic world and paranormal phenomena. Without giving much thought to the potential dangers and consequences,  he may dabble with Ouija boards and hold seances just to see what happens. He may find the real world too harsh for his sensitive emotions and can withdraw into a fantasy world of his own making as he becomes more and more ungrounded. He can float around in psychic dimensions and in a twilight zone, exposing himself to negative entities and influences.  This can lead to depression and a variety of psychological problems.

The Page of Cups Reversed from a child’s perspective, is deeply troubled and emotionally disturbed.  This child is hurting badly and is very sad and upset over something.  The reasons for this child’s upset can range from simple issues to very serious implications.  If the child has gone through an upsetting time or trauma, he or she is understandably and justifiably sad and hurting.  This Reversed Page may have lost a parent, grandparent or sibling.  The sadness may be as a result of separation or divorce.  This upset Page, may have had a falling out with a friend, is worried about school or simply a child who is nervy and highly strung.

On the other hand, this Reversed Page may be emotionally disturbed due to a dysfunctional upbringing or abuse.  As a child he may not receive the love he needs and as a result feels desperately unloved. He is a naturally soft child and in a harsh environment he can suffer lasting damage. He is easily hurt by others and suffers terribly from comments, harsh treatment and insulting remarks. He may be the child of an alcoholic or drug addict parent who take out their aggression on him. He badly needs to be loved and will seek any sort of attention, even negative.  He will feel a need to protect the abusive parent and so may be secretive about abuse, for regardless of what the parent does, this little vulnerable and fragile Page still loves them.  He may be lonely because he keeps friends at bay.  Quiet, pale and unobtrusive, he chooses his imaginary friends over real friends. The Reversed Cup Court Cards also deal with the horrendous area of sexual abuse.  This Page may have been sexually abused and is afraid to speak of it.

This Card can also suggest that your inner-child needs to be comforted if you have repressed emotional pain and hurt from your childhood. Painful issues from your childhood may be causing problems in your current life and relationships.  You may need to go back to these painful memories and deal with them under professional guidance and support. Counselling or psychotherapy may be required. The answer to your sadness and deep pain may lie in the past.

Distorted body image and eating disorders may surface as a result of repression or a damaged, dysfunctional background.  The early stages of alcoholism and drug abuse may be evident as the Reversed Page attempts to escape his or her reality.  Promiscuity may be an issue where there is a confusion between love and sex.  The effects of an immature mind (Swords) coupled with being emotionally immature (Water) when this Page Reverses can cause serious problems. Both emotionally and psychologically dysfunctional or wounded, The Reversed Page of Cups needs all the help he can get.

Poor Little Page of Cups.  

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