Your Chosen Card – Princess of Chalices Reversed Salem Deck
When reversed, the Page of Cups tends to spend his time in unproductive fantasy, as if living in a dream. Squandering his talents, he may come across as immature, lazy, or idle. He tends to be overly dependent on others to take care of him, and he cant be relied upon to honor his commitments. Sometimes this reversed Page highlights a fear of your own dependency needs and a reluctance to assume adult responsibilities involving care for others. Escapist tendencies, perhaps through drugs or alcohol, can become a problem. Its easy, however, to be seduced by this Pages charm.
Keywords Reversed: Unrealistic, immature, needy, childish, living in a fantasy world, spoiled, unhappy, lazy, idle, escapist, clingy, overly dependent, fearful of dependency, deceptive, seductive, tricky, cunning, avoidant of adult responsibilities, putting your own needs ahead of the needs of others.
Decans/Timing: Astrology associates the element Water with summertime.
Astrology: Earth of Water. The Pages (Princesses) have no zodiacal attribution but represent four types of elemental people.
Etteilla: A blond youth, a studious child, study, application, work, employment; (R) friendship, affection, longing, desire, seduction.
When Princess of Chalices is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Princess of Chalices is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Princess of Chalices is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Princess of Chalices using cards from the Salem Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Portable Magic: Twelve of these sixteen elemental pairs, along with their compound manifestations, appear in a table at the back of Aleister Crowley’s Book of Thoth (286), where Crowley associates them with the triplicities of the zodiac. They are part of the general Golden Dawn knowledge that Crowley inherited from his membership in the Order. They are not explicitly linked in this table of the triplicities with the court cards, but it is evident that Crowley intended such a link, because he mentions the Princesses (Pages),which are omitted from the elemental pairs in the table. Elsewhere in the same work (23), he lists all sixteen elemental pairs beside the court cards, without describing their compound manifestations.
Complete Book of Tarot: Just as you can calculate cards that are symbolically important for your year of birth, you can also identify cards that are significant for any given year of your life (a year being measured from one birthday to the next). Lets look at an example.
Complete Book of Tarot: In the chapters detailing the meanings of the individual cards, I have included possible interpretations for the upright and reversed orientations of each card. Please take these delineations with a grain of salt. One of the reasons I stopped using reversed cards was that often the alleged reversed meaning was carried by the upright card, and vice versa. When you read the delineations offered in this text, consider that either the upright or the reversed ‘meaning’ of any card may apply, regardless of whether the card appears upright or inverted.
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Tarot Triumphs: For Tarot readings in general, where the querent identifies the question, try to encourage this to be spoken in a succinct manner. ‘Where is my relationship going?’ is more appropriate than a long explanation of all the factors, emotions, and doubts involved. Too much detail can cloud the reading and subtly invite bias to enter the diviner’s mind. Of course, for a three-card reading such as this, for a simple or minor query, it would be completely out of proportion anyway to give the full background to a question. But it will become important as the number of cards used increases and the complexity of the spread develops. So it is worth making the point right at the start and getting into practice for this by encouraging the querent to frame up the question clearly in a few words.