About The Moon Gazing Hare

About The Moon Gazing Hare

Magical Mystery

By day I am a shadow that hides in the light,
By darkness a moonbeam that dances the night,
I am the spirit that runs with the Moon,
From Spring Time to harvest, in time
with Earth’s tune

I am the spirit of fresh greening fields,
I grow with the year till her harvest she yields

I am the last sheaf bound up with the corn,
The spirit of Earth, forever reborn

I am a shape changer, I change like the year
I fly as the Owl and I run as the Deer

The eggs of the Lapwing are left in my care,
For I am the Mystery and Magic, I am the Hare

So, if you should seek me lying close in my form,
I will run through your dreams from darkness till dawn.

Sharon L. Shute 1998.

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Hares have a long history as a sacred animal.
Witches are said to be able to shape-shift in to this creature.
The Hare was associated with fertility and the coming of
Spring and was sacred to the Spring Goddess Eostre or Ostara.
They are also historically linked being
captivated by the Moon, 
hence the phrase “Moon Gazing Hares”.

 

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