Today’s card is the Page of Bows (Wands) from the Wildwood Tarot.
The card depicts a stoat perched on a fallen tree. In the background we can see a waterfall and wild greenery fills out the image. It’s such a welcoming a happy image as I sit at my desk with snow falling outside, blanketing my world in white and then later in slush and salty grit. This window into a the lush greenery of a late summer scene is so inviting.
The stoat stands a little bit warily, watching us to see what we’re going to do as we enter their space. In this frozen moment in time anything is possible, the stoat could leap out and attack us, it could take flight and vanish into the bushes, or it could stand and watch us a while longer.
It seems to stand, watching and wary but not afraid which embodies the energy of a Page card so well. Pages represent childlike people or energies or situations in your life. It hasn’t yet been burned by the fire energy of the wands suit although it’s starting to learn about it. The stoat has a coat that changes colors with the seasons and that is a great representation of the flexibility the Page is representing/encouraging. When you have a flexible sense of yourself you can more easily adapt to the rapid fire changes that the fire suit holds.
All those things make it easier to be brave and creative and to try out new things and experiment with fresh ideas. Let the Page of Bows be you guide through the forest so you can dance with the fire and (mostly) not get burned.