Mouse, Rat & Rodents

Meaning, Messages & Magic

Mouse & rodents symbolize being covert & focusing on the details.

Mouse is small, quiet and sneaky. It can wreak havoc without others even realizing it. You don’t have to be big, loud, or draw attention to yourself to cause change, get things done, or undercut the system. You can work on the details behind the scenes.

Mouse asks you to look at the details. Is your energy scattered? Are you working on too much at one time? Is there a way to focus on the details NOW that will inform the big picture?

Rodents have a reputation for spreading disease. The fact is, they are actually very clean. They keep themselves well groomed but tend to leave their living spaces a mess.

The mess they leave behind has the potential to spread illness (or healing). This debris field could be just the medicine others need, whether they like it or not.

This is not a permission slip to shirk responsibility. Be aware of what you are leaving in your wake. Is it causing more harm or good? The scraps left by Mouse can be used to wallow in, or used as fuel/kindling to light a new fire, project, or dream. The choice is yours.


As you consider the details of your vision, Mouse says to ONLY focus on what helps with the big picture; NOT to obsess on EVERY detail. Just focus on what it takes to get it done.

Consciously choose what you are leaving behind or not tending to. You don’t want to turn around later to discover that you’ve created a nightmare for yourself, others, or the planet. You can still focus on your goals while responsibly choosing what to leave out of your life.

Mice are prey for predators but they prevail in numbers. Consider working in a group.

They can fit through spaces as small as a nickel. They always find a way forward.

-Tanya Casteel


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1 Comment

  1. Marco

    Nice cards Tanya


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