Page of Cups Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionA fair, attractive, somewhat effeminate Page, of studious and intent appearance, contemplates a fish rising from a cup to look at him. It is the pictures of the mind taking form.
Meaning of Page of Cups from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Young man of fair appearance; someone obliged to render service and with whom the Querent will be connected; a studious youth; news, messages; perseverance, reflection, meditation; also these things directed to business.
Taste, inclination, attachment, seduction, deception, ruses.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
Fair child. A messenger. A birth.
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
Good augury; also a young man who is unfortunate in love.
Obstacles of all kinds.
Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings
Love. Happiness. Pleasure. Concord.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
A fair Youth, Confidence, Probity, Discretion, Integrity
A Flatterer, Deception, Artifice.
P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings
A young bachelor devoted to enjoyment
a military lover with a grievance.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
bridegroom; a fortunate wooer; the lover will at last soften the heart of his coy charmer; proposals of marriage and consent; you will receive tomorrow a letter containing money.