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Archetypes in the Tarot: Maiden

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Carl Jung described a number of archetypes that we use to depict our experiences in story, art, and dream. These archetypes are recurring figures we can recognize and learn from, and they can easily be found in the Tarot.

Among the archetypes proposed by Carl Jung was the Maiden. She represents innocence and our desire to be near someone. She has the power of youth about her and an inner strength that others find irresistable. When the Maiden appears in a tarot reading, she is a sign of youth and femininity, as well as the gentle grace those qualities bring.

Archetypes in the Tarot

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Carl Jung proposed the concept that much of human experience originates in what he calls the "Collective Unconscious." He described the collective unconscious as functioning much like a part of the human mind. One of the features of the collective unconscious is its tendency to organize people and situations in familiar terms — so much so that it forms well-formed character-like figures that the human mind associates with a set similar qualities. These figures are called "Archetypes," and they appear frequently in art, fiction, film, and dreams. They also appear in the tarot.

The following is a selection of archetypes that...