The beautiful Page of Wands is the perfect companion for reaching goals. Also known as the Princess of Wands, she is the youthful, feminine aspect of Fire energy. This is an exuberant, friendly energy. It makes me think of the sign of Leo--fun, playful, perhaps even flamboyant, but also very committed and motivated.
Creativity is a messy process. It involves destroying ideas that don't work, destroying first drafts, and raging frustration. The Page of Wands joyful demeanor reminds us that keeping the process play keeps these fires banked and working for us, not out of control.
In some readings, it may seem like she is holding a lightning rod, instead of a beacon. The person the card represents attracts luck and abundance through their joie de vivre, their optimism, and their risk-taking. The person this card represents may be a fount of ideas and encouragement. Like all court cards, the Page of Wands may also represent an aspect of the questioner herself.
Okay, this next one is kind of unexpected and esoteric, like many of Barbara G. Walker's cards.
Canaanite goddess. Here, she represents the woman as a fearful devourer/castrator of men, with her vagina dentata. At the same time, she is offering her breasts for sustenance. I read this as a metaphor for the dangers and rewards of risk-taking, a specialty of Wands. It could also be read as a metaphor for dysfunctional obsession, sexual or otherwise.
Now, I want to say that I myself believe very strongly in women's empowerment. While I admire Walker's work, I feel that this card alienates male questioners. While it is successful at portraying the negative, Shadow, reversed Princess/Page of Wands, how does this image illustrate the dynamic, joyful, friendly energy of the Page/Princess of Wands?
I do have to give kudos for the marriage of the phallus (seen on the top of Atargatis' head) and the yoni.
Reversed, the Page/Princess of Wands is a person who is impulsive, reckless, manic, and emotionally exhausting, consuming those around them. If appearing in regards to a question about an event, Page of Wands indicates that either the event will not "ignite" or it will burn out of control. Look to the other cards for clues, and trust your intuition.