Exploring the Page of Wands

Welcome to Tarot Thursdays! This week we will be exploring the Page of Wands and how it can be used as a prompt or brainstorming in our writing.

Tarot is an interesting thing. It’s based upon symbolism and metaphors through imagery. With these images the subconscious mind is tapped into through the story provided. Not everyone gets the same thing from a piece of art. Each piece will influence each person in a slightly different way.


Introduction of the Card

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The Page of Wands is card number 32 in the deck, the eleventh card of the Wands Suit, and the first card of Wands’ Court in the Minor Arcana of the Tarot.

Let’s take a look at the following examples of this card below.


Card Examples

 

Notice the similarities between them and take note of their differences. Do any of these move you more than the others? Take your time and allow these cards to tell you their story.


My Analysis of These Cards

Now I know with the Mythic Tarot, the image here is telling the story of when fire was stolen from the gods and brought to man. In the Dragon Tarot, it appears that the dragon is studying an ancient tome. The man in the Universal Tarot looks quite bold, dashing, and full of promise with his wand. The young woman in the Tarot if Dreams card appears ready to take on the world with whatever she’s planning.


Themes of the Card

Each card has a set of keywords associated with it that serve as themes for its image. These keywords will vary somewhat depending on who you ask.

According to the Learning the Tarot website, the keywords associated with the card are:

  • BE CREATIVE
  • BE ENTHUSIASTIC
  • BE CONFIDENT
  • BE COURAGEOUS

You can learn more about what this site has to say about this card here.

According to the Biddy Tarot website, the keywords associated with the card are:

  • ENTHUSIASM
  • EXPLORATION
  • DISCOVERY
  • FREE SPIRIT

You can learn more about what this site has to say about this card here.


What this Card Means to Me

I’ve said this before with the Page of Cups on this blog and with the Page of Swords on my Chaos Pen blog, that the pages represent the child, the young at heart, and the student. This includes our inner child as well. And with the wands this manifests in the embodiment of the spirit. So this is the fire that burns within us. Our passions, our courage, our creativity – all the things that drives us and makes us tick. The Ace of Wands gives us this gift, but it’s the page that promises us that if we accept it and make use of it, we will discover the inner light that shines deep within. Once we have that light, we can then explore the world around us freely with confidence and enthusiasm.

The key phrase I choose for this card is: PROMISE OF THE SOUL.


Music Playlist

In this spirit of all this, these are the songs I have picked out for this card.


The Writing Exercise

This exercise is a free write. Permit yourself to write whatever comes to mind based upon the theme of this card. Choose a keyword or key phrase and run with it to see what you come up with.


I would love it if you linked or pinged back what you wrote so I could see where you went with this.

Happy writing!


Mythic Tarot by Liz Greene (Author), Juliet Sharman-Burke (Author), Tricia Newell (Illustrator) © 1989
Dragon Tarot by Terry Donaldson (Author), Peter Pracownik (Author) © 1996
Universal Tarot by Lo Scarabeo (Author), R. De Angelis (Illustrator), A. E. Waite (Designer) © 2001
Tarot of Dreams by Ciro Marchetti (Author), Lee Bursten (Author) © 2015

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