The Page of Swords tarot card is a naughty one! This card often shows someone who’s seen as a “problem child,” but not in a truly bad way.
This person is curious, strong-willed, and probably stubborn. They will bend the rules when necessary and often live outside of society’s accepted standards.
This card can also mean you’re full of new ideas and feeling energetic and passionate. Because the Swords cards are about communication and intellect, this card can show that you’re looking for new ways to express yourself.
You might be thinking about public speaking or sharing more of your views on social media. The Page of Swords is all about exploration and curiosity, so keep an open mind when considering your options.
When you see the Page of Swords card reversed, it can mean you’re keeping yourself from saying what’s on your mind. You’re afraid to express yourself in public, so you keep your truth bottled up inside.
But you have lots to say, so this reversed card might just be the push you need to put yourself out there.
The reversed Page of Swords card could also show that you’re lacking new ideas and inspiration, or it could stand for someone who’s a “know-it-all” and tries to impress others with exaggerated stories.
The reversed Page of Swords might also stand for someone who uses communication as a weapon. They have a gift for language and know how to twist their words to cause maximum impact. This behavior can become manipulative, so look at your relationship objectively and keep your eyes open to reality.
The reversed Page of Swords can also stand for other issues, like big talk with no action to back it up. Be careful not to promise more than you can deliver and be clear about your limits and boundaries.
Reading this reversed card using the “blocked/restricted” meaning
Okay, so let’s talk about how to read your reversed Page of Swords 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 Swords, this means something is blocking your ability to communicate. You may be scared to express yourself, or maybe you’re dealing with someone who makes it difficult for you.
For example, you might pull the reversed Page of Swords card thinking about your social media accounts. In the past, you only shared memes and funny little stories on your profiles.
But this year, you’ve been getting involved in politics and with your community, and you want to start posting in line with your views. The problem is that you’re connected with a lot of family and friends from your hometown, and most of them have very different opinions.
You’re afraid people will judge you for growing and changing the way you have, so you’ve been holding off on this new idea. Here, the reversed Page of Swords card tells you to speak your truth.
The people in your life should accept you, even when you change your views to line up with your values. It’s healthy to learn and grow as a person, and you can help to open people’s eyes by being yourself. You might be surprised how receptive your audience is to the new you!
Reading this reversed card using the “opposite” meaning
Another way to read your reversed Page of Swords card is using the “opposite” reversed card meaning. When you read your cards this way, you look for the opposite of the card’s upright meaning.
So for the Page of Swords, instead of curiosity and inspiration, you’re feeling indifferent and discouraged. It might be time to shake things up to find your passion again.
Say you pull the reversed Page of Swords cards thinking about your art. You create amazing images using mixed media, and in the past, you were in galleries and sold a lot of your work.
But even though you made some money, it wasn’t enough, so you also work a day job. You’re a machine operator at a factory, and it’s exhausting. Lately, you’ve been picking up a lot of extra shifts too, so you’ve had almost no time for your art.
You’re feeling uninspired and like you’ll never get back to doing what you love. Here, the reversed Page of Swords tells you not to lose your passion.
Making money is important, but there is more to life. Plus, you can always make more money, but indulging your passion and making art is a rare and beautiful thing.
Don’t ignore your calling and look for ways to bring the spark back into your life. Try connecting with other local artists or find a show in your area. And don’t work yourself so hard that you have no time to keep your passion alive.
Reading this reversed card using the “worse” meaning
You can also read your reversed Page of Swords 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.
For the Page of Swords, this can mean you have a lot of new ideas and are feeling inspired, but your energy is unfocused. You’re pulling yourself in different directions and wasting effort. Work to get organized and stay on track, even if things get a little boring.
For example, you might pull the reversed Page of Swords card thinking about your career path. You’ve had five jobs in the past two years, and you’re not sure what to do with your life.
You have a degree in communications and worked at a radio station, a marketing firm, and in a few PR and customer service roles. Even though you were skilled at each job, after a few months, you got bored.
A couple of times, you even quit abruptly after waking up and deciding you didn’t want to go to work. You’re creative and passionate, but you have a hard time staying put. You’ve been in your current role for three months now, and you’re already itching for the next adventure.
Here, the reversed Page of Swords card tells you it’s time to focus your energy and attention. You have a lot of talent to share, but if you don’t let yourself grow in a role, you’ll never achieve your potential.
Try setting a goal of staying with this company for a year. Once you’ve reached that point, you can consider if there’s a better fit out there. This will give you the time you need to establish contacts and gain skills.
To keep things interesting, talk to your bosses about new projects you can jump on. Try putting your creative energy back into your job rather than always looking elsewhere. You might be surprised to find your current role is a great fit and can hold your interest on its own.
Reading this reversed card using the “no/not” meaning
Finally, you can use the “no/not” card meaning to read your reversed Page of Swords 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 Swords, this can mean “no communication” or “no inspiration”. The time for negotiation is passed, and you need to move forward with your decision.
Say you pull the reversed Page of Swords card thinking about a romantic relationship. You’ve been single for a couple of years, and you’ve taken the time to get to know yourself.
After being married twice and in monogamous relationships most of your adult life, it feels good to spread your wings and rely on yourself. You also noticed that being single isn’t nearly as lonely as you thought it would be, and you’re feeling very content.
But you do still enjoy company, and you met a man a few months ago who caught your eye. He’s a great guy, but he’s been coming on a little strong. He’s several years younger than you are, with not much experience, so he’s ready to head into a committed relationship right away.
You told him you’re not ready, but he keeps trying to move forward. Last week, you told him you want to take a break and try just being friends for now. He took it pretty hard and keeps asking you to explain why you don’t think you’re a good fit.
He’s texting you constantly and wants you to give him more of an answer. Here, the reversed Page of Swords card tells you that you don’t owe him any more of an explanation. You said your part, and that’s all you need to do.
The two of you might be friends once he accepts your position, but don’t let him push you or stress you out. If he continues being a bother, consider blocking him on your phone and social media accounts so you don’t continue to be pressured and feel you need to explain yourself.