Rabbits, A Witches Familiar | Good Luck Ritual
Don’t forget your October Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit, Good Luck Ritual. You don’t want any bad luck in October. The rabbit is thick in good and evil folklore. Rabbits and hares are associated with negative connotations and superstition. Like cats and foxes they are believed to be witches familiars. Rabbits, a witches familiar? In European folklore of the medieval period, familiars (sometimes referred to as familiar spirits) were believed to be supernatural entities that would assist witches and cunning folk in their practice of magic.
The belief that women could shape shift into hares under moonlight shifted to a myth that rabbits and hares were actually witches. The behaviors of hares helped to feed this notion. Hares can scream when in distress that sounds like a human wail. They also have the ability to stand on their hind legs for extended periods. Although they are solitary and nocturnal, they will gather in a drove during daytime hours in the spring and dance and box upon their hind legs, hence, the saying “Mad as a March Hare”. This behavior was thought to be witches convening for an equinox meeting.
This month leave a carrot outside as your gift to the rabbits and to show respect for all familiars on the 1st of October ! This will please the rabbits or I mean the Halloween witches…. Happy Halloween!