Page of Swords – Tarot card meaning

Page of Swords - Rider Waite Minor Arcana - Swords

The Page of Swords is the first face card of the Swords suit. The Page of Swords certainly is a change of energy from the previous card in the Swords suit. Face cards usually fully represent people present in our lives, and depending on the type of spread, they can represent ourselves.

The Page of Swords represents ambition, restlessness and almost tunnel-vision like focus.

Card meanings


The Page of Swords in the past position can represent a childhood of focus; perhaps you had a goal in mind as a child. You may have lost this vision by now, but an ember of it still burns in your mind reminding you of the past.

The Page of Swords can also represent a past focus or ambition, maybe something which you were so focused on that you ignored other aspects of your life. You may have grown now to become a more well rounded individual, but you can still feel the effects of being caught up in something at a younger stage.


The Page of Swords can represent your ambition in the present position. You may have a goal you are happy to aim for, even if it means neglecting other aspects of your life.You may have particularly strong feelings for this goal, almost leading towards arrogance.

The Page of Swords is still just a page, so take this to heart. Do not think you are any better than anybody else out there simply because of what you are doing in life. Everyone follows different paths at different speeds, and no two lives are comparable.


The Page of Swords in the future position represent that your current life is not really doing it for you. You may have bigger aspirations and goals, ones which you can’t see yourself reaching in your current state.

A good future is rarely just handed to us, we have to work for it. One of the biggest benefits of a reward is the journey it took to get there. The man who chops wood warms himself twice.

Think about your future goals. There may be a way to work towards them right now. You are better off starting alone before you get anybody else involved. Make sure your vision is clear before you intend to tell others.

Work, careers and education

The Page of Swords is not a good card to draw for your education or work. You may feel like you are currently stuck with no escape. This probably isn’t the case, as change can happen without us knowing as quickly as a sword falls.

Try to get less personally involved in your work. Treat it as a professional space only. You may be better of exerting your energy elsewhere, into your passions and hobbies.

Love and Relationships

The Page of Swords is a mixed sign when it comes to love and romance. It isn’t exactly a warning, more a reminder than things could be different.

Are you happy in your relationship? A common feeling when you are dating is one of feeling stuck or restricted. The Page of Swords can represent this feeling. if you feel restricted in a relationship, then it’s best to discuss this with your partner. You may find out it isn’t even an issue.

The Page of Swords can also represent aggression, and this can be present if you’re single or committed. It may be wise to expect some sort of conflict in either case. If you’re single, you may try to direct this anger at yourself. If you’re upset, then simply let yourself be upset. It is best to let things run their course naturally.


The Page of Swords reminds you not to act rashly with your money, especially if you have just fallen into a lot of cash recently. If you’re working hard for your money however, then you may even see more than normal in the short term.

You shouldn’t expect any enormous gains in future, so no surprise lottery wins or sudden prizes from out of the blue. The Page of Swords is more of a card about starting on something new; so look into new ways you can use your existing skills in life. money shouldn’t be your primary concern.

Health and well-being

The Page of Swords reminds you to look after your body. You should check things regularly, especially if you’re in a risk area of health. As always, consult a professional for any medical help.

Mentally, you should try to free your mind of bad thoughts. You likely overthink things more than other people do, especially when it comes down to the events of your own life.

Life isn’t a race, so don’t feel like you’re running behind other people. Go at your own pace and enjoy yourself when you can.

Other associations

Element: Air

As a Yes or No question: Yes


Aggression, vigilance, curiosity, tunnel-vision, ambition

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