The Maiden archetype is a representation of our inner child, who longs to be free, joyful, and creative. The Maiden represents the beginning of a new life cycle. When embodying the Maiden archetype, we are open to new ideas and experiences. We are playful, curious, and fascinated by everything around us. This can lead to a sense of wonder about the world and an eagerness to explore it. The Maiden archetype encourages us to let go of what we think we know about the world and embrace new ideas.
In your shadow side, the Maiden’s innocence and lack of wisdom can make her vulnerable and leaves her open to others taking advantage of her. She may become compliant or obedient to satisfy her need to please others and be liked. She is also at risk of becoming codependent in a relationship and being drawn to risky situations.
How to embody the Maiden archetype
Unleash your creative energy
Focus on yourself
Think outside the box
Make a plan or set a goal
Explore your personal boundaries
Who are you, really?
And what do you want?
Know what you want, let it all go and claim and own it all. Craft it. Submit to it. Live it. Trust.