Animal Totem Rabbit Symbolism
Learn what the spirit animal, rabbit, has in store for you!
If the rabbit has hopped into your life as an animal totem, become very aware of your surroundings and the luck that may be abound! This furry creature is highly sensitive, tuning in to everything around her in order to know when danger or opportunities are around. This highly intuitive animal uses her gut to know when it is the right time to face her fear and take a leap. The rabbit totem teaches us to learn to be quiet and to listen carefully to what is going on in the environment so that we can accurately use our intuition as a guide.
Rabbits and Intuition
Rabbits are highly attuned to the Earth. They take their time getting to know their environment, and they especially like to feel safe in their surroundings. They have eyes that can see in every direction and ears that help them hear even the quietest sound. Their heart beats fast because they are constantly alert, busy and worrying about predators. They are associated with fear because of their timid nature and having to be constantly on guard. Rabbits have an inner voice that helps to protect them though, and this is the message that this curious animal can bring you. Their strength lies in their ability to become very quiet and to utilize this to their advantage. By becoming quiet, their confident inner voice can help to guide them to where they need to be.
Messages or Medicine from Rabbit:
If the rabbit has entered your life as a messenger either through a dream or in your daily life, ask yourself what have you been busy worrying about? Has your mind been racing with fear? Have you been wondering what your purpose is or where you are supposed to be but have not been able to find your way? Now is the time to become very quiet. The message from rabbit animal totem is to learn to hush the constant mind chatter and listen to your inner voice. When you do, you will hear what your mission is and you will be guided to what steps to take. This inner guide will give you the confidence you need to take action.
Ask yourself if you have been taking opportunities that have been coming your way? Have you been hiding and waiting for those opportunities to come and perhaps letting meaningful experiences pass you by? Have your fears been keeping you stuck from moving forward? Rabbit reminds you to face your fears so that you can grow and evolve.
Symbolism of Rabbits in Cultures
Rabbits are known for their fertility and are associated with the Celtic Goddess of Spring, Eostra and with Ostara (or Easter). Many cultures associate them with the moon, including Native American, Hindi and Chinese. Rabbits have long been a symbol of rebirth, sexuality and springtime. If the rabbit is appearing as a messenger to you right now, perhaps it’s because you are trying to conceive (babies or new ideas), and trying to bring those forward into the world. If you allow your creativity to flow and tap into that energy and move quickly with opportunities, then you will surely see new life spring forward!
What does Rabbit Symbolize:
Rabbit or bunny people always tend to know where to go next. They are highly intuitive and sometimes people can mistake this for luck. Rabbits have come to be associated with luck, perhaps because people think that they overcome dangerous situations very easily, but it is a combination of the highly sensitive nature of the rabbit and her constant attention to her surroundings as well as her quick reaction time. She does not hesitate to take a leap of action. While this may not always work out to her advantage, it usually helps her survive. Rabbit totem remind us to use our gift of intuition to our advantage and not to hesitate when the opportunity strikes!
If you enjoyed this article on the symbolism of the animal totem rabbit, then you may enjoy reading Animal Speak by Ted Andrews. Learn to interpret signs and messages coming from animals. They are amazing messengers and provide you with signs about your everyday life. This is a great read for learning how animals act as our spirit guides!
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