“Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit!”
🎊A blessed first of January to You!
And a Happy New Year! 🎉
Saying “Rabbit rabbit rabbit” aloud upon waking on the first day of a new month is an old charm to ensure good fortune throughout the month.
Additionally, the Rabbit and Hare have also long been associated with the Goddess and were the totem of several: the hare to Artemis and Hecate, the sacred rabbit to Aphrodite, to Holda who was accompanied by several torch-bearing hares, to Cerridwen and Freyja who both had hare attendants, and, of course, to Eostre who was said to have taken the shape of a hare at each full moon and whose Anglo-Saxon counterpart, Ostara, was often depicted with a white hare by her side.
There are many more goddesses associated with or attended to by both rabbits and hares and, in such, these gentle creatures can assist us in becoming more attuned to the lunar cycle. All rabbits in general are associated with the Moon, magick, luck, love, creativity, success, sensitivity, agility, spontaneity, abundance, rebirth and, of course, fertility.
Note: In addition to Patricia J. Martin’s article above, throughout Mesoamerica, the rabbit also attends the goddesses Coyolxauhqui and Ixchel.
Art: Dawn Derman