Book of Trades Tarot (Jost Amman 1588): Three of Ink Stamps
For the purposes of this divination, the suit of Ink Stamps corresponds to the suit of Wands, or the playing card suit of Clubs. This suit represents the element Fire, and the social class of Peasantry. Ink Stamps are considered a Masculine suit. Ink Stamps typically represent creative or entrepreneurial projects, information, travel, and will - whether it be free will, or strength of willpower.
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.
Preparation. Foresight. Enterprise. Expansion. Achievement. Venture. Fresh starts. Travelling. Pursuing a journey. Long-term success.
The Three of Ink Stamps represents entrepreneurialism or embarking on a journey. It represents creation or conception, looking forward to something with optimism, or a mission. This card often symbolizes enterprise, trade, or commerce.
Reversed Meaning: Lack of foresight. Delays. Obstacles to long-term goals.
If the card is reversed, it means the end of a task, toil, a cessation, and disappointment.