There are 78 cards in a Tarot deck and I pull from this particular deck almost every day (meaning they’re well mixed). I’m astounded that for the last few weeks, basically all I’ve pulled for these one card readings are Court Cards and we have another one today. Last week we had the Page of Cups and this week we have the Page of Wands.
The Pages are the messengers of the court and Wands represent energy, action and drive. Wands are the fire element and it’s interesting that we get this message right at the summer Solstice (longest day of the year and a day when people around the world worship the sun) and right before Mars finally goes direct again on June 29. It’s almost as if the card is alerting us to the fact that some sort of “action” is brewing, or is imminent.
A planet in retrograde appears to be moving backwards in the sky and means that we are directed to look back and re-do that which isn’t satisfying in our lives in the area ruled by the retrograde planet. In this case it’s Mars which is the planet of masculine energy, drive and desire. The Mars retrograde (April 18-June 29) has given many of us the opportunity to slow down and reevaluate what we want and where we’re going (which is a nice way of saying we’ve been frustrated and stalled out in terms of being able to move) Once Mars starts pushing forward again though, we should find that we actually start making progress. Can I get a hell yes to that?! It won’t be immediate as the energy has to work back up to speed but we’ll at least get to create some momentum in projects and relationships that have been in a holding pattern.
Assuming that you ‘did the work’ required (questioning yourself and reevaluating your desires) and didn’t sleep your way through this retrograde, this Page of Wands is likely talking just to you. He’s here to push you a little bit, not in the way a Knight would but more like… a fortune cookie: “You have what you need to move forward so get prepared to do so” Tuck that reminder into your wallet and pull it back out in about 10 days when Mars starts going again.
Fire energy is always a little cheeky; it's "me!" energy and is concerned with self more often than not. This Page is dressed up and looking rather dapper. His wand is sprouting which symbolizes new growth. He has a feather in his cap and as you know, feathers are often messages from your angels reminding you that everything will turn out just fine. He may be a little distracted as most of the Pages are (their energy is youthful and sometimes immature) and they have so much to fantasize about. Sometimes fantasies take the place of true action though so keep that in mind. The sky is pale, meaning the weather is up for interpretations.
As you move through this week, pay attention. The Universe will be sending you clues about your direction and you will feel like you’re beginning to gear up for something big. Fire energy is exciting and summer is exciting. As long as you don’t get too lost in the probabilities and instead focus on the tangible, you should be able to channel this energy to your advantage and make something good happen.