Animal Symbolism—Rabbit

A rabbit crossed my path twice this Easter. The first rabbit was from my dear old mom, a stuffed bunny that I promptly named Renoir Rabbit since the hands, feet, and ears were all different colors, just like a painter’s palette.

The second rabbit sighting happened right after dinner. I took a stroll around my old stomping ground, Laurel Springs, the town where I grew up, and a rabbit hopped across the road with a basket of brightly colored eggs. Just kidding about the basket of course! But the rabbit’s appearance was multi-synchronistic and his message timely. Rabbit is my symbol for financial abundance, mainly because of the fertility aspect that rabbits embody but also because they are so darn cute. And having more of the green stuff in my life is one of my main goals this year.

There are many ways to attract abundance into our lives but lately I’ve been using crystals to help me with the task. I sit with the crystal and mentally tell it (program) what I want then I meditate with it, envisioning various aspects of my life, all the while feeding it positive emotion and feeling.

The key to abundance is feeling like you already have it even if you don’t. We can’t control what happens to us on the outside but we can control how we feel on the inside. Eventually, those same feelings create our external reality.

To get into the abundant zone I focus on the abundance that I see around me everyday and pump up the positive feelings about it. For example; I notice the abundance of sunshine, grass, trees, fresh air, or an abundance of food in my refrigerator, or that I have a car, a job, a family, etc.

I also have a money tree helping me out. For two years running my Christmas tree has stayed up. It’s a long story, but the short version is this: when my novel is finished the tree comes down. So now I am hanging money on the tree as a way to visually see money growing in my life. It’s convenient too—I just grab a few bills from the tree when I need some mullah.

Now back to the message of rabbit. Besides being a symbol for abundance, some animal symbolists (Jami Sams) mention that rabbit medicine represents fear. So if we become aware of our negative thoughts, especially the repeating ones, we can keep them in check so we won’t end up creating more of what we don’t want in our lives.

Rabbits hop and jump around a lot, so if you see a rabbit, things could start happening quickly in your life. Or you could make a sudden leap in progress. Rabbits are also a symbol for vegetarianism, so it might be a good idea to stay away from meat for a few days. And since rabbits are a big symbol for the spring, it would be a good time to do an internal cleanse of your organs, especially the liver.*

And don’t forget the symbol of the lucky rabbit’s foot! On my way home I stopped at my local Shop Rite and bought a lottery ticket. Yeah, I was feeling bunny lucky.

*The liver is the most important organ in the body according to the ancient Ayurvedic texts and keeping it clean is necessary for good health.



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Shelley Shayner

Also known as the Artistic Mystic, Shelley is a published author, an award-winning artist, and an intuitive. She has written and illustrated children’s books, adult non-fiction books, and journals. She has a B.A. in Illustration and there is always a painting in progress on her easel; her favorite subject matter is animals, nature, or some kind of fantasy. Shelley is also a spiritual advisor, a Reiki master, and a dream expert. She teaches workshops on Spirit Animals, Dreams, and Art.

  • Joanne Costantino
    Posted at 01:55h, 12 June Reply

    I’ve had stretches of times when deer crossed my paths, disturbing especially at night. but I understand their message is the power of gentleness and compassion. I haven’t seen too many recently, but the rabbits are plenty! I hope some of that abundance rubs off!

    • Shelley Szajner
      Posted at 21:51h, 17 June Reply

      Hi Joanne! Thanks for stopping by!
      Send some rabbits this way 🙂

  • marie gilbert
    Posted at 18:50h, 22 April Reply

    I love your work

    • Shelley Szajner
      Posted at 19:12h, 22 April Reply

      Thank you Marie! I love your work too 🙂

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