As we begin a new week, we have a new deck – The Housewives Tarot, by Paul Kepple and Jude Buffum. I’ve had this deck for a long time. I traded for this set, many moons ago, with the co-creator of the Quantum Tarot, Kay Stopforth. However, I must confess to hardly ever using it. After the quiet Moon Garden from last week, I wanted to inject some energy and colour into this weeks tarot draws. This deck seemed like an obvious contender for the job.
For today, we have the Page of Cups.
In this card we see a young boy pouring water onto three plants. It’s likely that the faces within the flowers are his family, since the seeds they grow from are in the shape of hearts. He cultivates and nurtures them with love.
Traditionally, this young man represents emotional youth. As you can see from his smiling face, there is a wonderful joy to being open and in the sharing of love and new relationships. He knows this, since he gives to those he cares about freely. However, you must remember that youth can sometimes be taken advantage of. The Page does not have the experience or know-how of those twice his age so can become easily hurt in matters of the heart. All of the people within the Cup tribe have varying degrees of sensitivity. This youngster (or young-at-heart adult) does not cope with his feelings well when they are challenged.
Are you open to love today? This card could depict either a youth in your life or a new relationship growing from seed level. It might also concern a situation where you need to be more emotionally open. Can you express the natural compassion of this page?
As you move into this new week with colour and vibrancy, think about how you use the qualities of the Page of Cups. Would you say you are open and emotionally giving like he is or have you become guarded to new situations, through fear of becoming hurt? How does this impact on today? Is your care too free or are you not caring enough?
Illustration from The Housewives Tarot by Paul Kepple and Jude Buffum, published by Quirk Books, 2004.