Adri Maryke Smit
II. The High Priestess is the female archetype of the virgin (or the woman who needs no man). It's usually an archetype that is contrasted with the mother archetype because it is the femininity that is self contained. It is Artemis or Athena, not Venus/Aphrodite who is associated with sexuality and men.
" Unfortunately there can be no doubt that man is, on the whole, less good than he imagines himself or wants to be. Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual's conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. If an inferiority is conscious, one always has a chance to correct it." ~Carl Jung; "Psychology and Religion" (1938). Psychology and Religion: P.131
"This is the mother-love which is one of the most moving and unforgettable memories of our lives, the mysterious root of all growth and change; the love that means homecoming, shelter, and the long silence from which everything begins and in which everything ends." ~Carl Jung, From Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious: