Page of Wands:
Function: The Will, Action, Creativity, and Initiation
The page of wands stands with confidence and spirit, admiring or gazing at the potential of his wand. Yes, perhaps there is something phallic there, as procreation is too, a creative activity. He wears yellow, the color of the higher mind, and red, the color of passion and magic. His tunic has salamanders on it, which symbolize the magic and power of fire. His hat is white, symbolizing innocence and purity. Though he stands in what appears to be a desert, he isn’t worried or afraid.
The page is going to make his way, and swimming in his head are a million ideas of what to do and what he could do. Of course, he doesn’t quite have anything underway yet. He probably has no idea how he’s going to materialize any of ideas, or how to even start making them come to fruition. This isn’t where he is yet. He’s young, he’s vital, he’s energetic and full of the kind of courage that only the young and naïve have. In a way, he’s like the Fool from the Major Arcana.
He’s alone, which means that he has no one to impress, no one to obey, and no one to make comfortable, no one whose approval can be sought or will be sought. He doesn’t need them. He’s enamored with his own ability to think and to churn ideas. Anyone else would be an annoyance, a distraction, and a wet blanket.
Thus, the Page of Wands is creativity, and the power to be creative and to do new things. The Page of Wands suggests that one must be creative and original in order to get what they want, even if this means going at things alone.
The Page of Wands isn’t worried about anyone else or anything else. The Page of Wands tells that one should just jump in and do it. In essence, he really does tell the querent to follow their bliss.
This card may also be telling the querent that in order to do what they want, they’re going to have to go at it alone and not worry about whether or not anyone else wants to help them. They probably don’t need anyone’s help, or at least not now. They can always find the appropriate people on the way.
When reversed, the Page of Wands indicated a stifling of creativity out of fear of being alone or fear of anger others, or simply fears of having to deal with an uncertain future. This card reversed can also tell the querent that the problems they’re currently facing is because they’re trying to do the same thing over and over again and are expecting different results.
The Page of Wands reversed can also indicate stifled creativity, in which the querent absolutely wants to do something creative but sabotages their own efforts through self-criticism. They need to learn to ignore the little voice telling them that they can’t do it, and go ahead and do it anyway.
In a three-card reading, this card means…
Past:In the past, the querent was inspired to do something creative and planned to do it, separating them from everything they knew or had before, and this has brought them to this moment.
Present: Right now, the querent is embarking on a creative journey and is thinking about and planning the next bold step with pure enthusiasm.
Future: In the future, the querent is going to be free to follow their bliss wherever it leads, even if they go at it alone. They won’t care.