What is the Spiritual Meaning of Seeing a Rabbit?
March 01, 2024 10 min read

What is the Spiritual Meaning of Seeing a Rabbit?

By Lady Saoirse

Some people think animal sightings are spiritually meaningful, and a lot of people see rabbits and wonder what messages they share. What does it mean when a rabbit crosses your path, and when you dream of rabbits? Learn the spiritual symbolism and meaning of rabbits and what it means when a rabbit is your spirit animal.

When a rabbit crosses your path, sometimes, it’s because you were in the right place at the right time to see it. Still, sometimes, you can’t help but wonder if seeing a rabbit is more significant than that. It is. Rabbits symbolize deep spiritual truths, and sometimes they appear to you to deliver those. Join Spiritual Blossom to learn the symbolism of rabbits and what it means when they appear to you in your waking moments and in dreams.

What’s a Rabbit?

What’s a Rabbit?

Rabbits are small mammals also called bunnies. There are about 13 wild rabbit species and over 300 domestic rabbit breeds. They are prey animals for many different species They are well loved by humans and have been domesticated to keep as pets. Bread for their meat and fur, rabbits’ best defense mechanism is how fast they can run, but they have strong teeth and strong claws to use for protection also. One sign that knows how to be protective of themselves is Pisces and you can read about them here: Pisces Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

Rabbits can live for up to 10 years in the wild, and they have excellent eye sight and vision. Those long teeth that they're well known for never stop growing. This is to compensate for the wear and tear their teeth take due to the fact that they eat a lot of foliage and that wears down their teeth. One thing going against rabbits is how close together their eyes are so they have a blind spot. Maybe that's why they sleep with their eyes open. They make up for this with their special ears. Their ears can rotate so they can pick up sound from any direction. The smallest rabbits weigh only about a pound about Flemish giant rabbits, the largest rabbit species, weighs 50 pounds or more. One sign that's very in touch with their wild side is Sagittarius and you can read about them here: Sagittarius Traits and Love Compatibility

What is Rabbit Spiritual Meaning?

Spiritually, rabbits mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. They represent fertility and rebirth and they also represent gentleness and speed.



It is said that a pair of rabbits and their offspring can breed nearly 4 million baby rabbits in just four years. Why do rabbits have so many babies? They have adapted to have so many babies because it is their only natural defense against going extinct. They are highly sought after as prey by a lot of different other species of animals for their tasty meat, so the more babies a rabbit has, the more chance of survival of the species. For this reason, the famous saying that people who have a lot of children “ breed like rabbits” came about. Rabbits represent sex, reproduction, and having lots of children. One sign known for nurturing their young is Taurus and you can read about them here: Taurus Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility 


Perhaps because of how many babies rabbits have, it seems like rabbits never go away. They are believed to be a creature that will always renew itself. So, rabbits represent new life, and rebirth. They are sacred to the goddess Aphrodite and they appear in ancient Greek art symbolizing transformation, and the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Perhaps the goddess they are most associated with is the Celtic goddess Eostre, who turned winter into spring. Rabbits are seen plentifully in the spring when it is believed that the earth is reborn, and they are associated with that season as a result. One sign that seems to always be reinventing themselves as Aquarius and you can read about them here: Aquarius Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility


Possibly because rabbits are not predators, and they eat only plant matter, they are thought of as sweet, harmless creatures. They are not aggressive unless they are defending their territory or protecting themselves. They would rather run away from danger than stand their ground and fight, so people think of them as nervous and easily frightened creatures. They're also thought of as quiet creatures because very few people have heard the sounds that they make. However, rabbits do make sounds and communicate. They cluck, purr, hum, growl, snort, hiss, and even whimper. They grind their teeth and stop their feet and when they're terrified, they even scream. Another gentle creature that is often misunderstood is the spider and you can read about them here: Dreams About Spiders- Meaning and Symbolism



Rabbits have adapted to run away from prey very quickly. Wild rabbits have perfectly camouflaged fur so they can disguise themselves to avoid being hunted, but sometimes they still have to run to safety. When they run from predators, they weave, dodge, and zigzag unpredictably to throw predators off. Their speed not only protects them, but it is the reason why they are thought of as intelligent creatures. Rabbits in general can run anywhere from 25 to 45 mph. Their long hind legs give them the ability to jump and run very quickly and the way they do this is in small bursts of speed to get away from predators. One creature known for their speed is the eagle and you can read about them here: What Does Seeing an Eagle Mean Spiritually?

The Meaning of Dreams About Rabbits

What does it mean when a rabbit crosses your path in a dream? Dreams about rabbits can mean all of the things that they symbolize, but the details of the dream and what kind of a rabbit that you're dreaming about will give you specifics. A lot of people dream about newborn bunnies or seeing a brown rabbit. Other dreams can entail dreams about lionhead rabbits, rabbit cages, rabbits that are for sale, angora rabbits, or the magnificent giant rabbit.

Dreams About a Newborn Bunny

Dreams about newborn bunnies are all about new beginnings. When you dream about baby bunnies, it is the time to start something new. What have you been daydreaming about that you've always wanted to do? Now is the time to begin. With new beginnings in your life there is unlimited potential, and that is the time to make your mark. When you dream of newborn rabbits, take a deep breath, and begin anew. Read about dreams here: Your Guide to Dreams and Interpretation of Them

Dreams About a Lionhead Rabbit

Dreams about lionhead rabbits are all about excellence, extra details, and fancy things. Don't be afraid to take risks when you dream of a lionhead rabbit, because you're being told that the best things in life are yours. If you're working on a project, when you dream of a lionhead rabbit, you're being told not to skimp on the details and go the extra mile to make your clients feel special. If you're feeling deprived, when you dream about the lionhead rabbit, treat yourself to something that will make you happy. Read more about dreams here: Your Guide to Dream Meanings

Dreams About a Rabbit Cage

Dreams About a Rabbit Cage

Dreams about a rabbit cage, or caged rabbits indicate that you are feeling trapped. Sometimes you are trapped by a person or a situation, and sometimes you have done something to limit yourself. If you are holding yourself back from your full potential when you dream about rabbit cages it's time to free yourself and excel. If you are trapped by something or somebody else, when you dream about rabbit cages, start planning your escape to freedom. You will get there. Read more about dreams here: Your Dream Bible and Dream Analysis Guide

Dreams About Rabbits for Sale

Dreams of rabbits for sale are about opportunity. Anybody who has the money can go and buy things that are for sale, and similarly, anybody who will do the hard work can seize opportunities. Dreams about rabbits for sale instruct you to find out what it takes to get what you really want, and then do the work to get it. One sign that is happy for new opportunities is Gemini and you can read about them here: Gemini Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

Dreams About an Angora Rabbit

Dreams about angora rabbits are about sought after beauty. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and whatever it is that makes you see the beauty in the world is what you should seek to include in your life. Surround yourself with people who bring out the beauty of spirit in you. Think of beautifully joyous things and say beautiful things to other people. If somebody is criticizing your personal sense of style, what they're doing is very ugly and you should block it out. Dreams of angora rabbits tell you to surround yourself with only the beautiful things. One sign that loves beauty is Libra and you can read about them here: Libra Traits and Love Compatibility

Dreams About a Giant Rabbit

Dreams about giant rabbits can represent any of the things that rabbits symbolize, only on a larger scale. Dreams of giant rabbits and a cage indicate that you are feeling so trapped by something that you worry that you will never escape from it. Dreams about giant angora rabbits indicate that beauty is one of the most important parts of your life. Dreams about giant newborn bunnies or a lot of newborn bunnies indicate a lot of new beginnings and transitions. One sign that likes to think big is Aries and you can read about them here: Aries Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

Dreams About a Brown Rabbit

Dreams About a Brown Rabbit

The spiritual meaning of seeing a brown rabbit in a dream is all about the beauty of your natural essence. When you dream about brown rabbits appearing out of nowhere, you're being told that masking your true nature is futile, and the person who you truly are is known to all regardless of how much you try to hide it. If you dream that you're walking surrounded by brown rabbits, it means that you are in perfect harmony with who you are deep down on a soul level. If you dream about chocolate rabbits, it indicates that you need to indulge yourself with that which is pleasurable and don’t hold back. One sign that is very in touch with their true nature is Leo and you can read about them here: Leo Traits and Love Compatibility

The Rabbit Spirit Animal

Some people believe in spirit animals but what does that mean? Spirit animals are animals that you have a spiritual connection with, and they teach you all the skills and gifts that they have. Rabbit spirit animals teach you how to get out of harm's way, and they teach you how to hide and keep quiet when it benefits you. They teach you how to come back stronger from horrible tragedies or rise again into new life. They teach you how to be gentle hearted, only fighting as a last resort. They also teach you how to be productive and in touch with your own sexuality. One sign that's famous for being in touch with their sensual side is Scorpio and you can read about them here: The Best Love Matches for Scorpio

When the rabbit is your spirit animal, it will provide gentle, quiet guidance and it may appear and disappear in your life just like rabbits do in nature. You won't see or hear from them for a while, and all of a sudden they will appear to you giving you guidance that you need unexpectedly. You can call on them for their strength at all times, and they will send you the energy whatever you ask. Don't lose heart if your rabbit spirit animal has been absent for a while, they will always be there for you when you need them. One creature that might be your spirit animal is the red cardinal and you can read about them here: What is Red Cardinal Spiritual Meaning?

So, how can you tell if the rabbit or any other animal for that matter is your spirit animal? The signs that an animal is your spirit animal are undeniable. You will feel unexplainable kinship with them, and you will understand what they're communicating, and you won't necessarily know how you understand this. You will seek to emulate their abilities, and you might feel that you have more in common with your spirit animal than other human beings. You will seek out their presence, and when they are near, you will feel more complete. Some people will do meditations and seek out visions to try and find out what their spirit animal is, but a lot of people can just naturally tell which animal is their spirit animal. Another animal that might be your spirit animal is the butterfly and you can read about them here: What Does a Butterfly Symbolize? 

Sometimes a rabbit crosses your path because you happened to be in their domain, but sometimes, their visit is much more than that! The gentle rabbit hops into your life to bring you messages of tenderheartedness, fertility, rebirth, and to be quick. Whether they visit you in dreams, as a one-time omen, or as your spirit animal, rabbits bring deeply spiritual messages that you should pay attention to.

Would you like to find out more about the spiritual meaning of animals? Reach out to a Spiritual Blossom psychic to find out the spiritual meaning of rabbits and other animals today. Make sure to read all of our articles about folklore, spirituality, love, and astrology.

About the Author: Lady Saoirse has studied magic and lore for most of her life but started walking her own Magical Path after being spiritually reborn in the desert. Today she is a High Priestess for The Temple of the Goddess, she is a psychic advisor and spiritual counselor, she shares her gifts as a Psychic and Content Writer for Spiritual Blossom. She has written for Mysticsense and PaganPagesOrg emag.