Practicality, prosperity, learning, growth, adolescence
Range of Meaning
Light: Learning the value of a dollar. Starting a savings plan. Taking the first steps toward getting out of debt. Learning new physical tasks. Discovering your sexuality. Launching a diet, a weight-lifting program, or a health-related effort. Learning by doing.
Shadow: Trying to appear healthier or wealthier than you really are. Spending money carelessly. Living strictly for today, with no thought of tomorrow. Possessing immature attitudes toward sex and sexuality. Using wealth or beauty as an excuse for not having to learn and grow.
Personality: The Page of Coins can represent anyone who wants to or needs to learn (Page) more about money, health, or sexuality (Coins). Though fascinated with the physical realm, The Page may lack the experience or information needed to handle money or human sexuality with responsibility and confidence. He or she may overcompensate for this by wasting money, abusing his or her health, or over-indulging in or obsessing on sex.
Elemental: Earth of Earth.
Affirmation: “I am physically and financially responsible.”
Story: The Main Character must compensate for or learn from an earlier financial or sexual impropriety.
Relationships. Don’t rush into sexual situations that make you uncomfortable or that push your limits. Give a relationship time to flourish before opening a joint checking account. Lending money is a sure way to poison friendships and relationships. Before starting something new, ask “What’s in this for me?”
Work. Accepting lower pay as a means of gaining experience makes sense when starting your career—but experienced workers should view such arrangements with skepticism. Know what you’re worth. Look for opportunities to learn while doing. Subject all work to the practicality test.
Spirituality. Consider what role your faith should play in making financial and sexual decisions. To what extent would your financial or sexual activity differ if you were not on your current spiritual path? Your body is a precious gift; treat it as such. Keep material blessings in perspective.
Personal Growth. Whatever our station in life, we can always be better stewards of the blessings we’ve received. Do old habits threaten your health? Set them aside. Today, make a point to take special care of whatever you’ve been given.
Fortune Telling. This card represents a young man or woman with an earthy, practical demeanor, likely born an Aries, Taurus, or Gemini, who playfully encourages you to take financial or sexual risks.
When? Between March 21st and June 20th.
Symbols and Insights
Awkwardness and Silliness. The RWS Page of Pentacles romanticizes his Pentacle, holding it like a treasured bauble. This suggests a degree of impracticality; how might this quality play a role in your situation?
Earthiness vs. Inexperience. The Page of Coins combines the practicality of Coins with the awkwardness of a Page. The result is someone who longs for more financial or sexual skill then he or she actually possesses. Sound familiar?
Learning by Doing. A little preparation in advance of a task can eliminate distraction and limit the potential for disaster. Just remember: once the action starts, you’re committed!
The Marseilles Image. In many versions of the Marseilles image, the Page of Coins gazes romantically at the Coin in his hand, but is oblivious to an identical Coin on the ground before him. How might enthusiasm or inexperience be blinding you to more practical alternatives?
Questions to Ask
- How can you get more financial or sexual experience without risking your livelihood or health?
- How might hands-on learning play a role in your situation?
- What’s the most practical choice you could make?