Book of Trades Tarot (Jost Amman 1588): Lady 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 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.
Exuberance. Warmth. Vibrancy. Determination. Career-oriented. Hard worker. Honest. Independent but home-loving. Thoughtful.
The Lady of Ink Stamps is said by some to represent one's basic instincts. She says to you that you must think of the consequences of what you do, but that you must be sure to focus on what will get you moving and how to do it. Directness, spontaneity and independence are very special talents that others admire, as long as you accept that others may be your polar opposite. Don't get tricked into becoming impatient. If the sun "shines" in your heart, you can overcome your fears and walk your own path. Approach your tasks as steps and take every one of them with assurance. One possible interpretation is that the card represents a sincere, friendly, chaste, or loving woman who might become influential or is currently present in the questioner's life. The Lady of Ink Stamps can indicate a woman who is very helpful and kind. She may be the questioner or she may stand for a woman in the questioner's life who is older than the questioner, and who is considered to be a very supportive, giving person. She could represent a mother like figure.
Reversed Meaning: Shrinking violet. Aggressive. Demanding.
This card could represent either a shy individual, or an aggressive or demanding individual. It can also signify opposition, jealousy, and even deceit and infidelity.