Exploring the Page of Pentacles

Welcome to Tarot Thursdays! This week we will be exploring the [card] 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 Pentacles is card number 74 in the deck, the eleventh card of the Pentacles Suit, and the first card of Pentacles’ Court in the Minor Arcana of the Tarot.

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


Card Examples

L-p11Notice 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

In each of these cards, the individuals appear to be either young or apprentices just beginning in something. And each of them are surrounded by earthy type terrain. I can see fields and trees in these cards. Whatever is happening in these images, it’s just getting started.


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:

  • HAVE AN EFFECT
  • BE PRACTICAL
  • BE PROSPEROUS
  • BE TRUSTING/TRUSTWORTHY

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:

  • MANIFESTATION
  • FINACIAL OPPORTUNITY
  • NEW JOB

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


What this Card Means to Me

As I’ve said before, the page represents the child, the young at heart, and the student. Here this quality is manifested in the Pentacles which represents the earth and the physical realm. This includes the body and the things we do with our bodies. It also means wealth and how we define and measure wealth.

In many ways, the page is an echo of the ace but in a more active sense. While the ace is a gift of the suit’s potential, the page is the suit budding into motion. It becomes a promise to those willing to harness the gift from the ace and journey through the suit into completion. Here the Page of Pentacles promises that rewards are available to those who are willing to invest their resources into worthy endeavors, but you need to focus and start somewhere.

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


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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