Short meaning: The Page of Cups is the card of sensitivity. A painful experience or the breakdown of a previous relationship left you lacking confidence. If you want a relationship you need to heal past hurt. To be able to love someone else you must first love yourself. When you have mastered this you will find yourself attracting the attention you crave.
In -depth meaning: As with the Ace, the Page of Cups can show that the Subject hopes for some companionship and attention. Perhaps they feel rueful and lonely, but they may be looking in all the wrong places. The Subject is really not quite ready for a true emotional encounter because they are still affected by some hurt, or upsetting emotional experience, from the past.
The Reader should work with the Subject to understand what is holding them back. Only by gaining true understanding of why they can’t move forward, will their opportunities begin to change for the better.
It could be that the Subject is infatuated with someone, or fixed on an unrealistic relationship, and they may not understand why the relationship is not developing the way they want it to. They may be rather demanding, too needy or childish in their approach to this situation. But, at the heart of this, is a genuine desire for a real relationship. Leaving the past behind, looking at their own wants and needs, and being ready to receive and give love maturely and equally will be the answer to finding true love.
Notes on the image: The Page kneels at the water’s edge poised to plunge the Cup into the water to fill it. He gazes at his reflection thoughtfully, as if looking for the answers, but it is just the image of himself in the reflection. This image represents being ready to fill the Cup of Love, but that our feelings and relationships are much deeper than the surface that is visible. There is much more to ourselves, and others, that needs to be understood; we must not expect love to come to us just because we want it, or to accept relationships on face value. This image represents a childish, naive view to love which is not realistic or feasible.