“The anima is bipolar and can therefore appear positive one moment and negative the next; now young, now old; now mother, now maiden; now a good fairy, now a witch; now a saint, now a whore. “

The fuller paragraph:

“When, therefore, in dreams and other spontaneous products we meet an unknown female figure whose presence oscillates between the extremes of goddess and whore, it is advisable to let her keep her independence and not reduce her arbitrarily to something known. If the unconscious shows her as an “unknown”, this attribute should not be got rid of by main force with a view to arriving at a “rational explanation.”

Like the “supraordinate” personality, the anima is bipolar and can therefore appear positive one moment and negative the next; now young, now old; now mother, now maiden; now a good fairy, now a witch; now a saint, now a whore. Besides this ambivalence, the anima also has “occult” connections with “mysteries,” with the world of darkness in general. Whenever she emerges with some degree of clarity, she is usually outside of time; as a rule she is more or less immortal, because outside time.” ~Carl Jung; Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious; Page 356.