Book of Trades Tarot (Jost Amman 1588): Five 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 Fives typically concern negatives such as loss, conflict, strife, struggle, disagreement, disappointment, defeat, sorrow, regrets, and unwilling or unnecessary contributions. Fives may also represent change, renewal, positive struggle, amassing or consolidating forces, and progress.
Disagreement. Competition. Strife. Tension. Conflict. Anxiety. Struggle.
Fighting one's environment. A strenuous competition and struggle in the search for riches and fortune or creative endeavours. Remain alert, engaged, and ready to struggle and fight for what is important, defending what you perceive as yours.
Reversed Meaning: Sham disagreement. Positive competition. Inner conflict. Minor hassles.
Imitation, as in taking part with others, for example, in a sham fight.