ladyofthemoor (ladyofthemoor) wrote,

The Mouse, the Rooster and the Fly, Card 5: Death

The story about saint Colman and his helpful companions, which inspired the reading I am doing here, ends with their death. Colman misses them and is very sad. He writes to his friend Columba, abbot of Iona. Columba then replies that to him the rooster, the fly and the mouse were as precious as jewels. He encourages Colman to rejoice in the fact that God had taken those jewels for himself.

My first question was: how to continue my spiritual journey without the these three companions. My answer is Six of Quills (Swords) from the Tarot of Jane Austen. 


The character on the card is Frederick Wentworth of Persuasion. Frederick is determined to make his fortune in the British Navy after Ann Elliot has broken her engagement to him. The sea is rocky, but there is a future lying ahead of him and unknown horizons. No secrecy and dark walls on this card (7 of Quills), or a suffocating circle of people sitting in a well- kept garden (5 of Quills), but open air and wind coming in a harbor from the sea. I continue my spiritual journey by giving myself permission to broaden my horizons.

I pulled a second card with the question: “What comforts me now these companions are dead?” The answer came as Three of Teacups (Cups). 


The card is based on the book Mansfield Park. Three girls, Mary Crawford, Maria Bertram and Julia Bertram are singing at the piano, looking pleased with themselves and enjoying each other. Having fun in creative expression in my spiritual undertakings – maybe even sometimes a little risqué  – will comfort me.
Tags: saint, six of swords, tarot of jane austen, three of cups

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