Page of Cups: Yes or No

By Lauren Williams
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The Page of Cups is a card that often represents a person who is a dreamer, someone young or young at heart, who is sensitive and open to their inner feelings and intuition. It also represents new opportunities or messages pertaining to the emotional aspects of life, such as relationships, art, or your inner world.

A page holding a cup as the page of cups tarot card.

In a ‘yes or no’ reading, the Page of Cups suggests potential and possibilities that are yet to unfold and often points to a ‘yes,’ especially in contexts that involve emotional or creative beginnings.

Upright Page of Cups in a Yes or No Context

When the Page of Cups appears upright in a reading, it signifies the beginnings of emotional experiences and creative endeavors.

When you draw this card in a yes or no reading:

  • General Interpretation: The upright Page of Cups is generally optimistic, suggesting a ‘yes’ to your question, indicating new beginnings and pleasant surprises in emotional and creative areas.
  • Energy and Symbolism: The card usually depicts a young page holding a cup with a fish in it, symbolizing the birth of ideas and the blossoming of intuition.
  • Embrace Curiosity: It encourages an open heart and mind, advising to pursue new emotional experiences and explore your creativity.
  • Intuitive Messages: Be open to messages from your subconscious or unexpected inspiration that may guide your decision-making process.

Reversed Page of Cups in a Yes or No Context

When the Page of Cups is drawn reversed, it can indicate emotional immaturity, creative blocks, or the need to question one’s understanding of a situation.

When you draw this card in a yes or no reading:

  • General Interpretation: The reversed Page of Cups may suggest a ‘no,’ or at least advises caution. It may imply that you’re not seeing the full emotional picture or that you need to mature your approach.
  • Energy and Symbolism: The reversed card can signify blocked intuition, emotional naivety, or the rejection of an inner voice or creative call.
  • Reflect on Emotions: It’s a sign to reflect on your emotional wellbeing or creative projects and to consider whether you are truly ready to move forward.
  • Check Realism: Ensure that you are not being overly idealistic or fanciful in your expectations.

Examples of Yes or No Questions

The Page of Cups can offer insights into various scenarios that involve new emotional and creative opportunities:

  1. Emotional Growth:
    • Question: “Am I ready to start a new relationship?”
      • Upright: Yes, it’s a good time to open your heart to new emotional experiences.
      • Reversed: Reflect on past patterns before moving forward; you might need more time.
  2. Creative Ventures:
    • Question: “Should I take up this new creative hobby?”
      • Upright: Yes, exploring new creative outlets will be rewarding.
      • Reversed: Check if you’re truly committed or if this is just a fleeting interest.

Factors Influencing the Yes or No Interpretation

The interpretation of the Page of Cups is subject to various influences within a tarot reading:

  1. Surrounding Cards:
    • The cards adjacent to the Page of Cups in a spread can alter its meaning, providing context to the nascent emotional or creative experiences it suggests.
  2. Question Context:
    • The specific nature of your question also affects the reading. Queries related to emotional or creative beginnings are particularly resonant with this card.
  3. Personal Intuition:
    • Your intuition during the reading is key. The Page of Cups is closely tied to intuition and inner wisdom, so pay attention to your gut feelings.
  4. Card Position in the Spread:
    • Where the Page of Cups falls in a spread (past, present, or future) can shed light on the stage of the emotional or creative journey it represents.


In a ‘yes or no’ tarot reading, the Page of Cups often brings a positive message, especially when upright, signaling new emotional or creative opportunities and suggesting a ‘yes.’ When reversed, the card calls for self-reflection and a more mature approach to the emotional or creative questions at hand.

The Page of Cups reminds us to listen to our hearts and our intuition, to remain open to new beginnings, and to trust in the potential that lies within us.

Lauren holding a crystal ball in her hands.


Lauren Williams
Lauren merges ancient wisdom with modern insights, offering a fresh perspective on life's mysteries. She's passionate about guiding individuals through the world of astrology, lunar cycles, numerology, and tarot. When she's not charting the stars or reading tarot, she enjoys getting out in nature, hikes and yoga.