Featured Card of the Day – Page of Cups – 78 Tarot Nautical/Tarot of the Water

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Artist: Deanna Bach

Website: None Given

Keywords

Enthusiastic. encouraging, innocent affection and romance

Artist’s Interpretation & Card Meaning

“I tried to keep traditional imagery but placed it under water, a young mermaid as the recipient of the message. I opted to make thick braids laced with dark blue pearls, indicating the youthful and carefree nature of the page, and I put a golden poppy necklace on her which symbolizes a dreamy mystical state of happiness. The golden feather bracelet she wears symbolizes communication with spirit energies and higher thought. The large golden cup she holds represents her emotions, which are very important to her.

The photo reference I used was one I took at the Toronto Zoo and that parrotfish was zipping by the glass back and forth in front of me, it felt like he wanted to tell me something. The rainbow aspect of the fish brings home the creative aspect of the message.”

Underwater, a young mermaid look amazed as a parrotfish pops up out of her golden cup. Bubbles float between them, suggesting the parrotfish is talking to her – sudden inspiration appearing in an unexpected place. A necklace places a golden poppy above her heart suggesting the idea is not coming out of the blue, but has been germinating within her – it sprang, after all, from the cup she was holding. The mermaid’s hair is braided, but tendrils of hair escape, showing the flow of water and her energy.

The Page of Cups represents inspiration, creative energy breaking free from within you, asking you to look at the situation with the eyes of a child – full of emotion, imagination, compassion and freedom, without the cynicism of adulthood.

Astrological Association & Element

Water / Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

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