Visconti-Sforza Tarot (Cary-Yale 1466): Maiden of Coins
Coins are also referred to as pentacles and may be represented by a five pointed star in a circle, or a coin decorated with a five pointed star. They correspond to the playing card suit of Diamonds. This suit represents the element Earth, and the social class of Merchants. Coins are considered a Feminine suit. Coins typically represent material wealth and possessions, the body and health, and the environment of the questioner.
The Maidens concern children on the cusp of adulthood. They can represent innocence and playfulness, novices, amateurs, and young students, learning, naivety, and youth. They often represent the beginning of an adventure or an exploration. In their most symbolic form they represent a girl or sometimes a boy embarking on a fairy tale journey, about to earn wisdom through a rite of passage. They can represent the young and good defeating an older foe, or challenging out of date traditions. They may also represent fresh perspectives and the washing away of prejudices.
Enthusiasm. Flightiness. Indecision. Lack of commitment. Need for adventure. Need for experience.
The Maiden of Coins lacks experience but not enthusiasm. She is prone to spending her money rather than saving it, but she will learn financial lessons in time. When she sets her mind to it, she is a hard worker who is not short of ideas. She is not yet ready to settle down on a single path, and has much exploring left to do before making her decisions. This is not a negative card, rather it advises the questioner to take their time and explore all of their options before making any important decisions.
Reversed Meaning: Confusion. Laziness. Lack of decisions. Wanderlust.
Reversed, the Maiden of Coins signifies an individual who is not ready to commit, but only because they are idling, confused, or indecisive. Though the stars are metaphorically aligned and the right circumstances are in place, the questioner is not happy. They may be holding onto the past, or simply not willing to give up the freedom of their lifestyle, or their desire to wander instead of settling down. This card serves as advice to the questioner to step back and examine their own motives, and ask themselves what they really want from life.