The Court of Swords are the cards I use as the Significators for clients who were born under the Air Signs of the Zodiac (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius). The first of these cards, the Page, is my Significator for unmarried female clients in their 20s. From our study of the two previous Pages in the Minor Arcana, the Page of Wands and the Page of Cups, you'll recall that the Pages often indicate a message for the Questioner. Does the same hold true for the Page of Swords? What can this card tell us about the Questioner's circumstances? Let's find out.
If it appears upright in a Spread, the Page of Swords describes a young person with a knack for finding out information people try to keep secret, often for the benefit of his or her friends. This person likes to learn other peoples' secrets and has the gift of insight. The Questioner will learn an important piece of information which relates to the particular situation that has been on the Questioner's mind lately.
The Page of Swords reversed tells us that there is a young person in the Questioner's life who is not above using other peoples' secrets for his or her benefit. This person can't be trusted with sensitive information, since he or she will turn against others as soon as it becomes apparent that betraying that trust will give them the advantage. Someone enjoys causing trouble, but this person likes to pull the strings from the shadows, and he or she will act surprised when the drama blows up. If you want to confront this person, you need to make sure that you have an airtight case against them before you do so, since this person has a knack for deflecting blame from themselves.
Time for a change in your practice routine. Separate the Suits of Wands and Cups, along with the numbered Swords from your Tarot Deck, so you have three piles of cards. Choose one of the Court Cards from the first two Suits, and use it as the Significator for your practice Reading. Add the Page of Swords to the rest of the cards from that Suit and conduct a practice Reading. Switch out the Suits and choose a new Significator. Then, use the Page of Swords as the Significator and combine the rest of the cards you've studied into a Practice Deck, using this deck for a Reading.
Our journey through the Court of Swords will continue in our next lesson, when we'll look at the Knight of Swords.
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