Page of Swords

Number: 60/11

Element: Earth of the suit of Air

Key Meanings: Intelligence and contracts

The Page of Swords in Tarot stands for being truthful and just, using your mind, and having fortitude. At times, the Page of Swords is representative of a child or a young-at-heart adult.

Upright Meaning:

As an influence: This card denotes useful information. Your hard work pays off in business and other work dealings. The Page of Swords also suggests people around you will be helpful, furthering your ambitions. This is a time to be alert and observe carefully what others say. Be ready to take action as you as you see the right opportunity and consult others who can act as advocates on your behalf.
This card often comes up in readings to say that a contract will be coming your way—regarding property, careers, travel documents, and other agreements.

As a person: The Page of Swords suggests an individual who is charming, clever, and very good company. As he’s a Page, this is often a younger person or someone with a youthful, quick-fire brain. He may be forthright with his words, but he is ultimately a good ally who can turn challenges into opportunities. Quick to learn, he is curious and open, but the downside is that he can be mischievous and so set on achieving his aims he forgets to treat others with sensitivity.

Reversed Meaning: When reversed, this clever Page of Swords becomes manipulative and cunning. Be cautious about information you receive now, as it may not be reliable, and be discerning about what you hear about other people, as it may be unjust and even slanderous. As a person, the reversed Page of Swords can be a gossip who seems to care little about the misconceptions he spreads. At his worst, he can be devious and unscrupulous. Ignore his needs for constant attention; don’t fuel his fire.

About the Deck: “Ciro Marchetti’s Tarot of Dreams” from