Page of Pentacles
Function: Possessions, riches, material things, practicality
A young man in orange and green, the colors of newness, life, and enthusiasm, stands in a spring meadow of blooming flowers, holding up a single pentacle. There is a plowed field to his right, and to his left, mature trees. The plowed field symbolizes newness and potential. The forest symbolizes the cycle of life and the agelessness of wisdom. In the distance is the mountain, symbolizing stability.
The young man holds up his pentacle as if to consecrate it. Or, he’s so transfixed with his pentacle that he doesn’t see anything else. Then again, maybe he doesn’t have to pay attention to things around him. The sky around him is gold; what does he have to worry about literally surrounded with wealth? He looks into his pentacle, trying to decide how and when he will make his fortune.
The interesting thing about the Page of Pentacles is that unlike the other pages, he’s grounded and not in danger of anything. He’s not swinging a weapon, he’s not in the desert, he’s not standing by a raging sea. He’s going to be okay. He’s a practical young man, and even if he’s full of enthusiasm and ready to take the first step, he’s not going to do it foolishly.
His focus on his pentacle show that he’s very interested in whatever material gain he’s planning. He isn’t staring into the distance, but at his pentacle. He has a real, attainable goal, and he will not lose his head getting to it.
Thus, the Page of Pentacles is about new beginnings of a material nature. It’s about taking practical, real steps toward an attainable, known goal. This isn’t pie-in-the-sky or fanciful stuff. While it’s not certain whether the young man is actually going to take any steps toward realizing this goal, it’s possible for him to do so if he’s willing to stop daydreaming and take the next step.
Thus, the Page of Pentacles is a sign of new dreams and ideas of a practical nature. Though the page is inexperienced, his desires are probably attainable, at least by someone, if not the page himself.
The Page of Pentacles foretells the awareness of material or physical gain and the plans and dreams of material gain. The Page of Pentacles may also be the call to start a business, or to make a career or profession out of being someone, not out of fulfilling a role for someone else. The page
When the Page of Pentacles is Reversed:
When the Page of Pentacles is reversed, the querent is generally unrealistic about what they can gain or make for themselves. They’re either too confident or under confident in their abilities, or they aim too high or too low.
It’s possible that the querent underachieves and settles for less because it’s easy rather than push themselves. However, it can also mean that the querent is trying but not overcoming obstacles that get in the way of starting these new endeavors that will lead to riches and financial stability.
In a three-card reading, this card means…
Past: In the past, the querent had an idea or motivation to start a practical or material goal.
Present: Currently, the querent is inspired or dreams of doing something that will bring them financial success or stability.
Future: In the future, the querent will hit upon an idea that separates them from others, that will bring them financial and material success.