pursuing knowledge

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Intro: Page of Swords Tarot Card Meaning - pursuing knowledge

Tarot Alley uses the Rider Waite type of deck for our meanings, symbols, interpretations, etc.

When determining the Page of Swords tarot card meaning, you should consider that it’s a Swords card and a Page. The Suit of Swords represents knowledge and intellect. Pages represent those that are young at heart with a desire to learn.

In this way, we can determine that the Page of Swords represents pursuing knowledge.

Take a look at the Rider-Waite Page of Swords displayed to the left (or above).

What is your first impression?

Who is the figure? Why are they standing like that? Are they a warrior or something else?

There’s no right or wrong answer here, just your interpretation.

Common Symbols

  • A Romantic Pose: to represent a lack of experience. The figure is intrigued by the idea but doesn’t understand the realities.
  • Fluffy Clouds: to represent difficulty distinguishing between fluff and solid information.

Keywords & Concepts

  • Apprentice
  • Information
  • Scholarship
  • Study

The Page of Swords for Personal Growth

Affirmation: I am ready to make good decisions.

Shift your perspective of the world to reveal new and exciting things. Enroll in a course, visit a new museum, watch a genre of film you usually avoid, travel somewhere new. You’ll keep your mind young if you continue to learn and grow.

Ask Yourself:

  • How comfortable are you with revealing your own ignorance?
  • What are the marks of a good student?
  • To what extent are you open to new information?
  • To what extent are you open to new experiences?
  • Has an off-hand decision, later overlooked or forgotten, contributed to your current situation?

Interpreting the Page of Swords

Generally, the Page of Swords represents pursuing knowledge. Don’t hold back on your quest to learn! Ask questions, do research, start an investigation. Study something!

Start developing the habit of learning new things. Find a mentor or teacher to help you in your learning.

The Reversed Page of Swords

How you read reversals is a personal choice. You can ignore reversals and read them as if the card is upright (this is what I often choose to do) or you can interpret reversals as variations of what they would mean upright. There are 3 common ways to read reversals: as a negative interpretation, as an opposite interpretation, or as a block on the upright interpretation. Check out How to Read Reversals for more information.

Typically, a reversed Page of Swords represents dismissing learning. Examples include:

  • Pretending to have information that you do not
  • Cheating on tests, exams, papers, etc
  • Drawing conclusions and then ignoring all evidence that refutes it
  • Rejecting the advice or information offered by those with more experience or expertise

Examples of the Page of Swords

Specific Interpretations

Specific situations are the general interpretation (from above) used for a specific situation (love, career, etc). There is no need to memorize these (or even look them up) if you understand the general interpretation. However, here are some basic interpretations for some specific situations:


Every relationship provides opportunities for learning about others and yourself. Sometimes the learning fizzles out in a short period of time but some relationships and the lessons they provide last a lifetime.


Ask questions. Get additional training. Get clarification. Be upfront about what you know and what you don’t and don’t be afraid to learn something new.


Whatever spiritual path you’re on, now is a great time to study some of its scripture. Read books/oracles. Speak with guides/priests/ministers/whatever. Devote yourself to learning more about the path you follow.

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The Page of Swords tarot card meaning is all about pursuing knowledge. The pursuit of knowledge is a worthy path but be careful not to let it keep you from making decisions.

Once you feel comfortable with the Page of Swords tarot card meaning, check out the next card in the tarot deck: the Knight of Swords Tarot Card Meaning.


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