The Page of Cups
In the new Dreaming Way Tarot, the Page of Cups has a teapot tied to her head.
Really, this is probably no sillier than the RWS Page of Cups with a fish in his cup, but something about it rubbed me the wrong way.
Rome Choi, the designer of Dreaming Way Tarot, explained to me that the teapot represented the emotional limitations of the Page of Cups; in essence, her emotional immaturity.
That's fair. Pages are young, and by that standard they are immature. From this perspective, the element of their suit tells us the area in which the Pages are immature.
Tarot is wonderful in that we all have our own perspective of the cards, and none of us is wrong.
I do not associate immaturity with the tarot Pages, although I understand they can represent youth, and youthful ways of doing things. I do not see weakness in the Pages in connection to their respective elements; I see those elements as their strengths. The Page of Wands is creative. The Page of Swords is smart. The Page of Pentacles has a lemonade stand.
For me, the young Pages possess the honestly and open-heartedness we associate with children. Very often, children are more genuine and authentic than adults. Pages are communicators. Pages are students.
So for me, the Page of Cups is one who can communicate and learn about love with an open heart. I often literally interpret the Page of Cups as "a message of love."
When a child loves, a child loves unconditionally. Many of us spend our adult lives trying to recapture that level of trust.
I embrace the Page of Cups as a communicator of love with no hidden agenda.
How do you see the Page of Cups?