The Page of Cups put the practical energy of the Virgo represented by Ceres, into the mood-shifting, deeply emotional ocean of the Pisces. Extremes may attract each other, but sometimes when we mix dust with water, the only thing we get is mud.
Ceres in Pisces brings moderation and rationality. The typical over-reactions and exaggerations of the Pisces are restrained by the analytic qualities and the need for intimacy and reflection of Ceres.
While Mercury in Pisces means to love with the mind, Ceres in Pisces put the practical issues before the naked feelings. It might represent a relationship based on individual or mutual benefits, or it might represent a conjectural relationship.
Pisces use to take the friend’s issues and make them their own. Ceres will make Pisces deal with their issues instead to hide in other’s problems.
The Number 12 – Ceres, Reconciling/ Practical (Earth)
– Nurturing, analytical, practical, pragmatism, reliable, systematic, attention to detail, precise, grounded, capable of self-sacrifice, independent, good organizer, creative expression, communicative, writing skills.
– Sceptical, scattered, fussy, overly reserved, obsessive, selfish, egocentric, unrealistic, caught up in detail, inflexible, interfering, too serious, argumentative.
Crowley: Princess of Cups. The Princess of Cups represents the earthy part of Water; in particular, the faculty of crystallization. She represents the power of Water to give substance to idea, to support life, and to form the basis of chemical combination. She is represented as a dancing figure, robed in a flowing garment on whose edges crystals are seen to form. For her crest she wears a swan with open wings. The symbolism of this swan reminds one of the swan in oriental philosophy which is the word AUM or AUMGN, which is the symbol of the entire process of creation.
She bears a covered cup from which issues a tortoise. This is ~again the tortoise which in Hindu philosophy supports the elephant on who~e back is the Universe. She is dancing upon a foaming sea in ~which disports himself a dolphin, the royal fish, which symbolizes the power of Creation.
The character of the Princess is infinitely gracious. All sweetness, all voluptuousness, gentleness, kindness and tenderness are in her character. She lives in the world of Romance, in the perpetual dream of rapture. On a superficial examination she might be thought selfish and indolent, but this is a quite false impression; silently and effort lessly she goes about her work. In the Yi King, the earthy part of Water is represented by the 41st Hexagram, Sun. This means diminution, the dissolution of all solidity. People described by this card are very dependent on others, but at the same time helpful to them.
Rarely, at the best, are they of individual importance. As helpmeets, they are unsurpassed.
Waite: A fair, pleasing, somewhat effeminate page, of studious and intent aspect, contemplates a fish rising from a cup to look at him. It is the pictures of the mind taking form.
Fair young man, one impelled to render service and with whom the Querent will be connected; a studious youth; news, message; application, reflection, meditation; also these things directed to business.
Reversed: Taste, inclination, attachment, seduction, deception, artifice.
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards: Jack of Hearts – A warm-hearted friend. A fair-haired youth; or a young person with Water signs predominating in his or her chart. Often this points to a younger admirer.