Artist: Ravynne Phelan
Fertility, Independence, Self-Esteem, Confidence, Self-Expression, Self-Exploration, Self-Interest, Sexuality, Creativity, Selfishness, Co-Dependence, Timidity
– Follow your dreams
– Discover your passions
– Focus on self-discovery
– Address self-imposed limits and restrictions
– Increased independence
– Seek your own answers
– Release feelings of fear and abandonment
– Craving attention
– Needing rescue
– Express goals and desires
– Be true to self
– Acting with empathy
The Maiden walks an unfamiliary path, but does so with confidence and grace. She has been taught by those around her that it is not selfish or conceited to follow her dreams and actively work to manifest her goals and desires. She does so without needing permission from anyone.
Much like her male counterpart, the Youth, the modern Maiden is not afraid to ask questions, challenge the answers, and be the adventurous explorer, but while the Youth explores new horizons, the Maiden explores herself. The Maiden is equally interested in first discovering and then nurturing her interests and increasing her self-knowledge, and exploring her waking sexuality.
She forms relationships with healthy boundaries, and expresses her sexuality with innocent pride and confidence. When she chooses to tka e a lover for the first time, it will be done without shame or fear of judgment. If she chooses to remain alone, it is not because she believes herself to be undesirable, but because she does not beiieve that she needs a lover in order to bhappy or fulfilled.
The Maiden card is one of youthful confidence, empowerment, and increasing independence. She is fertile, but uses that fertile bnature to create, express, and explore. She is on a nourney of self-discovery, focused on learning more about who she is and what makes her ahppy, and she knows that her explorations in the present will give rise to a future self who knows what she wants form life and is not afraid to make it happen.
In the past, the Maiden was expected to do as she was told and be true to the expectations of family and society. In the present, the Maiden chooses to begin the journey toward self-awareness and empowerment.
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