Page of Cups|
Messenger of Water
The youngest member of the undine family is a messenger
and a student of water — and she speaks the language of the sea, fluidly.
She communicates through the misty realm of dreams and watery psychic
impressions. Her messages can be subtle, or they can roar like the pounding
surf — but they’re always emotional.
The Page of Cups is pictured on the surface of the
water, on a rocky outcrop, where green waves of water roll and clouds of
water vapor rise in the distance. The air is filled with seagulls, sending
and receiving messages. Her cup is inscribed with the glyphs for the water
signs — Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces — and she holds it aloft, as if she’s
using it to feed the messengers.
In the distance, ships sail past in the distance. They
play a literal and symbolic role in the cards. Ships move people and ideas,
and they’re vessels of learning, play, and exploration. The sailors on the
ships might not recognize the Page of Cups. They might not even see her.
Either way, she’s fearless. When she rises up above the waves, she risks
recognition or capture — but as a messenger, it’s her duty to remain
The Page of Cups has fins and opalescent scales, like a
fish. She’s nude, which is another expression of her vulnerability. Her only
ornamentation is jewelry around her head, which symbolizes her intellect,
and the seashell earrings that augment her hearing. Wherever she goes, she
can hear the ocean.