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Page of Wands
by spoonbender

Symbolism & Meaning
Artistic Media
Artist's Bio


A young man with golden hair stands with his bare feet in the grass. The grass is vibrant green and the sun shines brightly on his face. He looks into the distance and gently holds his baton in front of him. He wears a red cape above a blue tunic, and attached to his belt is a small bag. Behind him blossoms an impatiens glandulifera.

Symbolism & Meaning

The Page of Wands stands surrounded by growing and living things. He feels the soft grass beneath his feet, the breeze of wind in his hair, the warmth of the sun burning on his face, and realises how good it is to be alive, to be part of this whole.

He is like the impatiens glandulifera that grows behind him: bursting forward with life when the right time has come (the seeds of the impatiens glandulifera are always released explosively from the capsule).

The Page faces the right side of the card; he concentrates on the future and focuses on the possibilities that are coming his way. Likewise, his cape is red to show his passion, his enthusiasm, and his desire for activity. His tunic, however, is blue to show his emotionality. This Page may very well be in love with life, but he hasnít decided what to do with it yet. He recognizes and respects the power of the baton, but keeps it to the ground, as if to partially ground the energy. First, he has to get to know that raw power, and tame it.

The baton is still crude and therefore full of potential - the Page can sculpt whatever he wants out of it. Though itís hard to see, he even has sculpting tools in the little bag attached to his belt. To get far, however, he also needs guides and a plan. But one thingís for sure: he definitely doesnít lack the courage or the confidence.

Artistic Media

Derwent watercolour pencils. The title was added with Photoshop 7.0 (the font is Andy).

Artist's Bio

Spoonbender is a Dutch-speaking, 17-year-old student who lives in Flanders, Belgium. He bought his first tarot deck at the age of 15, after a growing interest in paganism. Spoonbender is interested in history, art and mythology, and graduated from high school in 2004.
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