Page of Cups – Tarot Love Relationship Outcome & Reversed


Page of Cups - Tarot Love Relationship Outcome & Reversed

Page of Cups – Love and Relationship Outcome

The Page of Cups in a Tarot reading is someone who is young or young at heart and friendly towards you bringing a message or proposal of a love affair rather than formal marriage. He could further your wishes and desires but it depends on the neighboring cards to determine whether this is something more than a passing relationship.

In the reversed position it indicates seduction and deception promising more than he can deliver.

Page of Cups – As a Person, Outcome and Feelings

(On the eleventh house) Friendly message, good news, invitation, proposal and the bringer of the same. A young man of a democratic turn of mind, brotherly feelings, international relationship. (On the seventh house): Proposal of marriage or love-affair, intellectual entertainment, lecture, demonstration. Proposal or invitation to a position or employment. Solicitation. The outcome of this card is still uncertain and must be derived from the neighbouring cards. Change of relations and connections, sympathies. A. E. Thierens, [1930]

Page of Cups

Pictorial Key to the Tarot – Rider-Waite-Smith
By A.E. Waite (1911), tarot card illustrations by Pamela Colman Smith (1911)


A fair, pleasing, somewhat effeminate page, of studious and intent aspect, contemplates a fish rising from a cup to look at him. It is the pictures of the mind taking form.

Meanings Page of Cups in a Reading

Fair young man, one impelled to render service and with whom the Querent will be connected; a studious youth; news, message; application, reflection, meditation; also these things directed to business.

Page of Cups – Reversed

Taste, inclination, attachment, seduction, deception, artifice.

Additional Divinatory Meanings
Good augury; also a young man who is unfortunate in love.

Additional Meanings – Reversed
Obstacles of all kinds.

The Tarot

By S. L. MacGregor Mathers, c 1888

Page of Cups

Divinatory Meanings
Page of Cups – A fair Youth, Confidence, Probity, Discretion, Integrity.

Divinatory Meanings – Reversed
A Flatterer, Deception, Artifice.

General Book of the Tarot

By A. E. Thierens, [1930]

Page of Cups

Fair young man, studious. Work, application, reflexion, occupation, observation. Profession, employment. News, message; has to do with business. Reversed: Tendency, inclination, attraction, attachment, friendship, desire, engagement, invitation, seduction. Flattery, praise, cherishing, etc.

The Page or servant, messenger, of the cups suit comes on the Eleventh and on the Seventh house, and has to do with friendship and relations, e.g. marriage. He must be the friend who brings inviting messages, seductive proposals, if not of formal marriage, perhaps of some love-affair or jolly gathering, sportive meeting, or intellectual entertainment, lecture, etc. It is not quite impossible, that the idea of ‘seduction’ is connected with it or at least a strong sense of persuasion. If it relates to news, there is emotion in it, news that will affect the feelings in some way or other. Relations will be of a passing nature, but may be very pleasant. The combination of the Water with the Air generally adds much to the instruction, development or education of people So there must be much of all this in the Page of Cups. The effects do not always bear the characteristic of reliability, nor of permanence.

The Oracle of the Tarot – Exoteric Tarot

By Paul Foster Case (1933)

Page of Cups
The sun in the vesica suggests the warmth and radiance of a generous personality.

Time period
The same as that of the Ace of Cups, but the Servant represents the outward manifestation of what the Ace typifies.

The character has sweetness, poetry, gentleness and kindness. Fond of home and all that it stands for. Imaginative, dreamy, yet with a good deal of latent courage. Friendly to Querant, and one who will further his hopes and wishes.

Too indolent to help, or possibly one who promises far more than he can perform.

He typifies either a young man or a young woman.

Further reading

More information on the Page of Cups Tarot card.