The Page of Cups

Thursday 16th of July 2020

Shock horror! I have confession to make! I’ve never tried to establish a relationship with the quintessential Rider Waite. My ‘Original Deck’ has sat nearby, amused, watching as I have turned to decks whose art has captured my imagination.

When I finally communed with this deck I asked what it was willing to to offer me as a writer trying to live as creatively as possible at this time.

The Page of Cups gallantly stepped forward offering to be of service and to bring messages from my dreams and intuition.

The Page of Cups represents the unexpected inspiration that comes to us from the unconscious, perhaps in ways that we may not truly understand. In this card, a youth at the seashore wears a blue tunic adorned with floral prints, and holds a golden cup. She also wears a beret that looks quite bohemian, and a long flowing scarf. She is surprised by a fish that pops out of the cup, as if to greet her from a fairytale. She can neither drink nor toast with the cup as the fish stares at her and seemingly tries to engage with her.

One of the most important meanings within the Page of Cups is that you should be open to new ideas, especially ones that stem from intuitive inspiration. The card seems to state that such inspiration should be embraced, despite it being something that you may not expect. It could lead you to adventure and open many doors. If it is a calling of a creative nature, for example, one to get into music or art, there’s an especially strong push from this card to go for it.

When you are being faced by difficult situations, and you have stopped chasing your dreams, the Page of Cups seems to say that you that you should tackle the issue from a totally different perspective. It symbolizes persistence as this is the only way that you can make your dreams come true. Listen to your intuition, follow your calling, and believe everything is possible.
Source: Labyrinthos

This is the kind fo card a creative person like me dreams of being presented with. It is my card. When I am running creativity classes I am the Page of Cups. I actively encourage participants to make space for intuition and to be prepared to trust the process. I insist that they do not spend much time thinking for they may find themselves listening to unwanted voices when they think they are thinking free thoughts.