The Page of Pentacles, like all the Court cards, often refers to a real person in your life or a role you need to play. This card usually represents a young student or possibly someone who looks at all the angles before making choices.
This card can also be about research, learning, and working hard. The Page of Pentacles teaches you how to hone your skills, talents, and creativity, and shows how to put your abilities to work.
It can also be about searching for more efficient ways to do things. It encourages you to work through a problem methodically until it’s solved, and see projects through to completion.
Finally, this card can show that you’ll soon get news about money, family, a new job, or a pregnancy.
When you see the Page of Pentacles reversed, it can mean you’re considering a new project, but you may not be ready to get started yet. You might need to spend more time studying, planning, and gathering resources first.
But don’t let fears hold you back in this endeavor. Remember, it’s okay to figure some things out as you go along.
It could also mean you might also need to take a step back and refocus before moving forward. Reevaluating your goals and reminding yourself why you’re working for a certain outcome can help rejuvenate you and give you new motivation.
The reversed Page of Pentacles can also show it’s important to learn from past mistakes. Don’t stress over your failures, but look at them critically and see how you can learn and improve in the future.
What decisions got you into trouble? How can you think things through in more detail next time? Did you really put in your best effort or did you get lazy and not see the project to the end?
Remember that everything is a learning experience, especially our mistakes. Take the lessons you learned and use them to help you succeed moving forward.
Reading this reversed card using the “blocked/restricted” card meaning
Okay, so now let’s talk about how you can read your reversed Page of Pentacles card. First, you can use the “blocked/restricted” reversed card meaning.
When you read your cards like this, you look for an obstacle standing in front of the card’s upright meaning. So for the Page of Pentacles, this means something is blocking your ability to learn and improve. You want to get better and improve, but something or someone is in your way.
For example, let’s say you pull the reversed Page of Pentacles thinking about a new hobby. You’ve always wanted to learn to play the clarinet because you think it’s a beautiful instrument.
Finally, you’re in a position where you have the time and space to do it properly. You found a great teacher and have started weekly lessons, and so far, you’re loving it.
But you’ve hit a wall in your ability to practice because you live with a roommate who complains that it’s too loud and lets out big sighs whenever she walks past your room while you’re playing.
She also makes fun of your progress, reminding you of how squeaky you sound sometimes. Here, the reversed Page of Pentacles tells you that you’ll never move forward with your love of music if you can’t work things out with your roommate so that you can practice regularly.
It sounds like she’s very frustrated by your hobby, so the two of you are going to have to compromise. You can sit down with her and explain how important music is to you, and let her know you understand it can be loud, so you want to come up with a schedule.
You can set aside certain hours each day for practice. Preferably, these hours will be when your roommate has something else going on. Ask when the most convenient time is for you to practice and try to fit at least some of your playing time in there.
She’ll also have to make a compromise because you live together, and you should have the freedom to pursue your passions. Once you sit down and work things out, you’ll be able to play in peace and make real progress.
Reading this reversed card using the “opposite” meaning
Another way to read your reversed Page of Pentacles card is using the “opposite” reversed card meaning. When you read your cards like this, you look for the opposite of the card’s upright meaning.
So for the Page of Pentacles, instead of ambition and improvement, you have laziness and lack of progress. Things may not be going your way, but they can get better if you put in more effort.
Say you pull the reversed Page of Pentacles thinking about your fitness goals. Maybe you’ve been working out with a friend, and you both had the goal of losing ten pounds before summer.
Neither of you has been taking it too seriously, but you really want to lose weight and feel good in your new bathing suit. Your friend is tall and naturally thin, so the pounds are just melting off her, even though she’s barely breaking a sweat.
You’ve been doing the same kinds of exercises and have seen no results so far. Here, the reversed Page of Pentacles tells you that what works for one person doesn’t work for everyone.
Your friend has a certain body type that makes weight loss easy, but to see results, most people have to put in more work. You may need to focus more on your diet and nutrition than on just working out.
Above all, working out is about being healthy and feeling good. Put your mind to it, but don’t get too caught up in the numbers on the scale. You already look fantastic in that bikini anyway.
Reading this reversed card using the “worse” meaning
You can also read your reversed Page of Pentacles card using the “worse” reversed card meaning. When you read your cards like this, you take the card’s upright meaning and put it in a negative light.
So for the Page of Pentacles, this can mean you are diligent and look at all the angles, but maybe you’re being overly critical.
For example, say you pull the reversed Page of Pentacles thinking about your latest romance. You’ve been dating through an endless string of women since your last breakup.
Ever since your high school sweetheart broke up with you last year, you haven’t felt a real spark, and you find something to criticize about all the women you go out with.
Someone has crooked teeth? Forget about it. Someone didn’t finish college? No chance. Another girl isn’t close with her family? Well, obviously there’s something wrong with her.
No matter what these girls have going for them, it seems like no one can compare to your ex, and you can’t help but focus on their flaws. Here, the reversed Page of Pentacles tells you that you need to address your past pain before you can move forward with someone new.
There’s nothing wrong with the girls you’re dating, but there’s something wrong with you. Try working through your feelings with a professional or talk to a close friend or family member.
There’s no shame in how you’re feeling, but you won’t be able to enter a healthy new relationship until you deal with the pain your ex left behind.
Reading this reversed card using the “no/not” meaning
Finally, you can use the “no/not” reversed card meaning to read your reversed Page of Pentacles card. When you read your cards like this, you put a “no” or a “not” in front of the card’s upright meaning.
So for the Page of Pentacles, this can mean “not learning” or “no improvement.” You want to get better, but your current situation isn’t helping, and your efforts would be better spent elsewhere.
Say you pull the reversed Page of Pentacles thinking about your job. You work as a front-end designer, so your job is all about creativity.
You love what you do, but last year you took a job working for a big company because they offered you a huge raise. Now you spend your days doing analysis and optimization, and there’s very little design or vision involved.
You’re feeling depressed and like your gifts are being wasted, and you’re not learning new skills or getting better at what you love. In fact, even though you’re making great money, you often think back to your old job and wish you’d stayed there.
Here the reversed Page of Pentacles tells you that money isn’t everything, and if this job is causing you to lose your passion, it’s definitely not worth it. In the long run, you’re better off working a job that pays less but helps to elevate your skills.
Don’t let this job take away your motivation and don’t get stuck working somewhere just for the money. Try looking around for other opportunities more in line with your goals.
Even if you have to take a pay cut, you’ll be much happier working somewhere that lets you be creative and helps you be the best artist you can be.