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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.