Sunday, March 19, 2017

What about that Hare?

All over the world, there are long-spoken tales of hares throughout the continents; the hare is rooted in the folk myths of our ancestors. It is associated in mythology with the Moon, the Celestial and the Sun, the dawn, cunning bravery and most commonly with fertility, . There is proof of hare mythology in ancient pottery, coins, seals, hieroglyphs and in oral history. The most noticeable thing about the mythology of hares is the commonality of these tales across the globe. Similar to the fact that most ancient cultures have a flood myth, most also seem to have hare mythology.

What was it about the hare which led to this mythology? We will probably never know for sure, but one thing for sure is that wild hares have always lived in proximity to people, perform unique and uninhibited courtship dances, are extremely sexually active in the spring and are active at night, all these are possible factors.

As our closest celestial neighbor, it is easy to see why the Moon was thought to be a witness to the creation of the Magical Hare on Earth. Regardless of it's passed origin, today Ostara is still a time for celebration! Their rituals at the Vernal Equinox are related primarily to the fertility of the crops and to the balance of the day and night times.It is a time of new beginnings for both the land and the animals who live in balance with it. The hare or rabbit has become a symbol of the Ostara sabbat.

In my own little space on the planet I welcome the rabbits return, for when I start to see all the rabbits close by again, it is a sign that warmer times are coming very soon. Babies will be born and begin their new lives. The garden sprouts will grow and flourish, flowers will bloom, the air we be sweeter, the birds will be music in my ears and the sun will kiss my cheeks, all will be well in those moments. Enjoy!

☽✪☾ Blessings