Rabbits/hares are a symbol of guile, quick-thinking, humility, strengthening intuition, releasing fear, overcoming the past, resolution to change, fertility, new life, alertness, nurturing, rebirth, balance, Mother Nature, spring. The term ‘madder than a March hare’ comes from the fact that hares go a little crazy at this time of year, feeling the new beginnings of spring more than anyone else. They respond to this with wild courtship. To them spring is a celebration of life and they literally bounce back into it. Rabbits are well-known for their ability to reproduce at speed, and this makes them the perfect symbol for new life, new beginnings and growth. Hares also have connects with Ostara, a fertility Goddess who symbols include the hare, various flowers and eggs, all symbols of rebirth and growth.
July 31, 2013