Book of Trades Tarot (Jost Amman 1588): Lady 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 Ladies typically concern women: mothers, sisters, or female friends. They may represent feminine sensuality, feminine instinct and intuition, female independence, freedom and intellect, and pure motherly virtues such as kindness and love.
Quick thinker. Organised. Perceptive. Independent.
The Lady of Books may depict a woman in the questioner's life or the questioner themselves. She is a clever, independent, quick thinker who may operate in an intellectual arena such as higher education, or the sciences. She has an unusual clarity of mind and is a free thinker. The Lady of Books may also refer to a familiarity with sorrow or reflecting on sorrows. She may represent a warning, a self-protection, or a test. She may represent putting thoughts into action, or new ideas or a new enterprise.
Reversed Meaning: Overly-emotional. Bitchy. Cold-hearted.
The Lady of Books can be prone to withdrawal and coldness. This card may also be a warning against becoming overly-emotional about a situation where a clear head and scientific detachment are required.