The dog is a symbol of loyalty, friendship, and trust. This may indicate your very best friend in the whole world, or at the very least someone extremely close to you. This may even be your romantic partner, spouse, or someone else you’re extremely intimate with. The color most often associated with the dog card is brown.
The dog card may also indicate that you need to handle a trying or stressful situation in a better way. Dogs are always loyal and trusting but they don’t cast judgement on others, they aren’t rude or aggressive generally without reason. There’s a children’s story about a man who comes home from work, he’s had a horrible day and as soon as he walks through the door of his home, he takes his anger out on his wife, who has done nothing wrong and is therefore upset about the way the husband has treated her. She takes out her anger by being rude to the oldest child, and criticizing her for something she did a week prior. The oldest child is upset because the mom unfairly punished her, and then punches the youngest child for no reason. The little boy cries about the abuse, when the family dog approaches him to say hello, and he therefore kicks the dog. The dog immediately jumps on the boy and gives him love and affection. While everyone else took out their anger on the next smallest thing, the dog didn’t even hesitate before returning to the boy and licking the child in the face. Dogs are optimistic creatures and are steadfastly loyal, no matter what the consequences to them. Dogs are tried and true and continue on their steady path regardless of what is going on around them.
The mouse card indicates a picture of a single mouse, usually facing left, with his tail fully extended. He is likely on the prowl, looking for some kind of cheese, or food. Mice have long been thought of more often as pests or vermin, and less as pets, although they have been used as pets or famous cartoon characters, Mickey Mouse being the prominent example. More often than not; however, typically a mouse is a nuisance, thought of as dirty, bad for your health, something that causes loss and damages and comes in areas of poverty or uncleanliness. When we think of mice we visualize dirty factories, dark warehouses, old cities, slums, projects, and generally places where there are no people, unless they are sick, homeless, or decrepit. We may even think of places like sewers, subways, areas underground. Mice lurk in darkness and run around making little squeaky sounds. They are afraid of humans and often scamper off when they are discovered lurking.
Health wise, a mouse could symbolize deterioration in health, the body becoming dirty or unclean, disease, decay or infection. It could also indicate a virus, some kind of anxiety or stress, or even a nervous breakdown. It is sometimes seen when referring to memory loss or dementia as well. There’s no real reason for the mouse representing memory loss except that the mouse and elephant are usually enemies, and the elephant represents great memory and the inability to forget things. Elephants and mice are usually opposites in size as well, this is good news for you because the mouse represents small and manageable problems. The color most associated with the mice card is usually gray. Pay special attention to anything gray that is causing you particular concern.
A dog and mouse, or mice, together may indicate that your dog will become ill or have some type of health issues. If you don’t have a dog it may be a friend or family member’s canine friend.
The Dog is represented by the number 18, and the Mice card is represented by the number 23. When we combine them we get the number 41. Since 41 isn’t a single digit number, we add the 4 + 1 to get the number 5.
Five is the number of days in a standard work week. It’s the number of fingers on hands and feet. Without even one toe, we have trouble walking. Without even one finger, we have trouble using our hands. Our roots are important and our feet are the foundation upon which our body stands and grows tall. Protect them. Five may indicate 5:00, the month of May, Friday, or the letter E. In Chinese culture, the number 5 represents the elements: water, fire, metal, earth, and wood.
When it comes to the dog and the mice cards, the number five is referring to the fact that you have 5 fingers and 5 toes on each extremity and are very capable. This news doesn’t have to be bad because you have the power to make it better, or at least endurable.
Action Items for Today -- Today you should watch all family pets or neighborhood pets like a hawk and make sure they do not get into any dangerous situations or poisonous foods. Chocolate, gum, toothpaste, grapes, raisins, and avocados, and even certain types of palm trees may be potentially fatal. Pay extra attention to your dog (or cat) for the next week or so.
Affirmation --“I love my pets very much and therefore am committed to taking the best care of them possible, even though it may not always be convenient for me to do so. I will do my absolute best this week at caring for my pet so that they know they are important in my life and in this world. That will benefit everyone in the long run, and bring joy to both me and my furry friend.” Repeat this 2 or 3 times per day in a mirror for this entire week.