Book of Trades Tarot (Jost Amman 1588): Three of Books
For the purposes of this divination, the suit of Books corresponds to the suit of Swords, or the playing card suit of Spades. This suit represents the element Air, and the social classes of Nobility and Military. Books are considered a Masculine suit. Books typically represent intellect, reason, mental clarity, and the sciences. They may also represent conflicts surrounding the questioner.
The Threes typically concern action, production, creativity, early results, mastery, achievement, birth, or loss. They can represent groups, or "three's a crowd" situations. Three can also represent the synthesis of a thesis and antithesis.
Painful separation. Sorrow heartbreak. Grief. Rejection.
This card depicts a pure piercing sorrow of the mind. The sorrow must be felt and experienced for closure and relief to come. Generally speaking, it is a negative card and often refers to loss.
Reversed Meaning: Releasing pain. Optimism. Forgiveness.
This card can represent the release of pain and grief and symbolise a sense of moving from past hurts and looking forward to a new life again.