Did you find the clue in this photo? Yes, it’s true, yesterday I saw my first bunny of the season. He was young and racing along the edge of a neighbor’s yard, cottontail bouncing, and then hiding quickly. There was no time to take a picture.
As my regular readers may remember, I’ve seen lots of bunnies over the years – running, hiding, posing, acting like they’re invisible, and even boldly coming forward to greet me. Personally, the meaning of all these bunnies has always been magic and creativity.
I went back to my Animal Medicine symbolism study from a few years ago and found additional messages meaningful for all of us at this time. The rabbit appears at the dawn of a new season, which is of course spring, but is also a deepening of understanding of many things known and unknown. The appearance of the rabbit heralds hope, renewal, new ways of thinking and new opportunities.
The rabbit hops by to bring abundance and blessings and faith in our dreams and visions. He encourages you to explore your imagination for possibilities and name the ideal version of the future for you, your loved ones and the planet as a whole. He is running fast to capture your attention and alert you to the fact that you can face your fears, dig deep into your heart for courage, break old patterns and create a life full of creative surprise and delight.
As we also emerge, let us find ourselves focusing on a bright and golden future, setting discouraging news headlines and conflicting information aside. The rabbit has powers of intuition, timing and good fortune. His appearance tells me that the time is now to follow his path and discover more meaning, more revelation and more divine magic.
I would love to hear what you are exploring and discovering!