Book of Trades Tarot (Jost Amman 1588): Nine 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 Nines typically concern completion, perfection, the end of a cycle, independence, self-reliance, inner strength, and satisfaction. Nines can also represent defensiveness, an inability to give and take, loss, and martyrdom.
Courage. Persistence. Test of faith. Resilience. Afraid. Cautious. Defensive. Impermanent security. Inner strength.
Order, discipline an unassailable position. Any opposition will be defeated. Courage in the face of attack or adversity and a stability that cannot be removed. Though you may feel insecure, do not let your fear guide you. Good health after illness.
Reversed Meaning: On edge. Defensiveness. Hesitation. Paranoia.
Lack or inability to give and take. Projects pursued that are destined to fail because of their impractical nature. Delays and disarray. Card could indicate possible poor or ill health. A once-secure position that is no longer safe. Personality flaws.