Rabbit Meaning and Symbolism
Oct 03
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Rabbit Meaning and Symbolism

Overview of the Rabbit Spirit Animal


The Rabbit or Hare totem have is one of new beginnings.  When the rabbit spirit has presented itself to you chances are you’re about to experience a new season filled with fast changes.  Rabbit Symbolism is known for it’s connection to abundance, reproduction and fertility.  If the rabbit totem has hopped it’s way into your life it may mean that you’re about to reap the fruit of your labor.


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Encounters with the Rabbit

What is the meaning of rabbit symbolism? Find out what symbol the rabbit spirit animal is trying to teach you, and gain some insight into your life.

Is fear holding you back?

If you’re being held back by fear the rabbit totem may be calling you to break free.  Are you taking the opportunities that present themselves to you?  The rabbit moves quickly and must take every opportunity it has to survive. You may be letting rare and meaningful opportunities pass you by.

Do you need to see growth or rebirth in your life?

The rabbit or hare is a symbol of fertility because of their ability to reproduce so quickly. This is the ultimate symbol of balance, because the rabbit has so many predators that it becomes necessary to reproduce at a higher rate than other animals.  Do you need to see growth and reproduction in your life?  The rabbit totem may be trying to speak to you.  If the rabbit totem has appeared to you could mean that you’re about to experience a season of rebirth.

Has your life felt empty and fruitless?

If the rabbit spirit has presented itself to you you will begin to experience abundance in your life.  People with a rabbit spirit animal are surrounded with an abundance and tend to live richly.  This abundance is accompanied with humility.  The rabbit spirit is a humble one that doesn’t flaunt it’s riches.

Do you need to make hard choices?

Because rabbits live such fast paced lives they are required to make up their minds quickly.  This ability to think quickly helps them to avoid being hung up on decision making.  This quick thinking is possible because of the rabbit spirits luck.  This luck is what makes the rabbit spirit so successful and is backbone to all of their traits.

The Rabbit Spirit

Could the Rabbit be my spirit animal? What are the traits of the totem? The Rabbit might be your spirit animal if you are:

Releasing of Fear

Rabbit Symbolism represents two sides of fear – fear and the releasing of fears.  In the wild rabbits are a prey animal meaning they live with a healthy amount of fear of predators.  This keeps them alive!  Sometimes when in a situation of extreme fear the rabbit will suddenly break free from it’s fear and “free itself”.  With a burst of energy they will overcome the object of their fear.

Ask yourself if there’s an area in your life that you need a healthy does of free?

Or have you been stuck in one place because of fear and now is the time to break free?  Are your fears holding you back from continuing on your path? Maybe you are stuck hidden in the grass, observing the world but making no forward movement in your life. Rabbit reminds us to face our fears so that we can continue to grow and succeed.

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What are the Traits of the Rabbit Totem?

Lessons from the Rabbit Spirit Animal

Rabbits are:

  • Unpredictable and Spontaneous
  • Have Fast Reflex’s and Good Coordination
  • Highly Observational and Alert
  • Gentle and Nurturing
  • Clever and Quick-witted
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Because the rabbit has a short life span, it must take advantage of every waking moment in order to reach its goals. This reminds us to not get stuck on the little things in life, and to continue to move forward with perseverance.

What is the true rabbit meaning? Embrace fruitfulness and abundance! Rabbit totem people are surrounded by good fortune.

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Rabbit



Quick to Succeed:  

People with this totem may find that their endeavors go in leaps and bounds. You may not hear from them for some time, but then they emerge from their hiding spot moving full speed ahead – achieving goals and reaching their dreams.

Keen Intuition:

Rabbit people always seem to know where to go next, and are skilled at this not only in their own lives, but in advising others around them. They can instinctively sense what paths lead to danger, and which to success.



Because rabbit people rely so much on their solid intuition, they sometimes forget to “look before they leap.” This spontaneous behavior can lead to mistakes or even dangerous situations.

Worry and Anxiety:

Rabbit people may become focused more on their fears than on their end goal. This can cause extreme anxiety that holds them back from making any big decisions in life and moving forward. Don’t forget that the more you focus on your fears, the more you bring those same fears into your life.

The Rabbit in Dreams: What it Means

If you see a rabbit in your dreams, pay close attention. Was it a very positive, happy dream? The rabbit probably symbolizes luck, abundance, and success. Is the rabbit moving quickly, or are you chasing it? This may hint that an opportunity in your life has arisen, and you should take that opportunity before its too late.

The bunny rabbit can also bring a message of fertility. Are you trying to conceive? The rabbit may be a sign that the time is finally right. Conversely, do your sexual habits need to be re-evaluated?

If it is near Easter time, your dream may symbolize childhood or memories of the past.

The rabbit is a symbol for abundance and luck, so think about what implications the answers to these questions suggest, and how they might make sense in your life.
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Cultural and Spiritual Rabbit Symbolism

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Across cultures, the rabbit (or hare) has remained a strong symbol for fertility and reproduction. This remains true today even with the celebration of the bunny rabbit at Easter, which reminds us of rebirth.

In addition, the hunting and tracking the hare has remained an exciting sporting event across Europe and other cultures because of its speed and difficulty to catch.

In Roman times, the white rabbit symbolizes love and sexuality. It was believed that the rabbit was the pet of the Goddess of love, Aphrodite.

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