Book of Trades Tarot (Jost Amman 1588): Unter 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 Pages typically concern children. They may represent innocence and playfulness, novices, amateurs, and young students, learning, naivety, and youth.
Enthusiasm. Exploration. Discovery. Free spirit. Adventurous. Ambitious. Energetic. Active. New beginnings. Skilled.
The page lives where the wand, or the flame, is larger than the person. The drive is larger than life's experiences. The thirst for action and the yearning for progress has put you squarely in front of the task so that you can grow beyond your limit. When this card appears, it's time for a new beginning that will bring you to the point where you discover the true power and energy of your own fire, your personal power. Upon being born you were filled with drives, will power and desire. This is the perfect time to re-discover life, playfully conquering and greeting success and defeat, all events and experience with great enthusiasm. This card is also considered the messenger card. When it is in a spread, it is likely that you will receive important news.
Reversed Meaning: Setbacks to new ideas. Pessimism. Lack of direction.
Your energy is unfocussed and directionless. Your confusion may be making you unhappy. Take time to consider your many options, but do not hold back for too long. Commit to one plan and take a single, carefully focussed direction.