Page of Cups Art and Meaning Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck
About the Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
DescriptionA fair, pleasing, somewhat effeminate page, of studious and intent aspect, contemplates a fish rising from a cup to look at him. It is the pictures of the mind taking form.
Meaning of Page of Cups from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Fair young man, one impelled to render service and with whom the Querent will be connected; a studious youth; news, message; application, reflection, meditation; also these things directed to business.
Taste, inclination, attachment, seduction, deception, artifice.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Fair child. A messenger. A birth.
Good augury; also a young man who is unfortunate in love.
Obstacles of all kinds.
Love. Happiness. Pleasure. Concord.
A fair Youth, Confidence, Probity, Discretion, Integrity
A Flatterer, Deception, Artifice.
A young bachelor devoted to enjoyment
a military lover with a grievance.
bridegroom; a fortunate wooer; the lover will at last soften the heart of his coy charmer; proposals of marriage and consent; you will receive tomorrow a letter containing money.