I got an email from someone wanting to know the symbolic meaning of black rabbits, as she kept seeing two of them on her front porch. She specifically wanted to know if the color black was significant in this case. My response follows:
Dear Black Hare Beauty:
Yes, the coloring in animals that cross our path is very important.
Black colored animals typically call out to our deeper feelings – as they are dark – they symbolize the shadows of our thoughts, the “nighttime” of our minds – the dreams we keep tucked away from the forefront of our everyday thoughts.
Rabbits are symbolic of:
Perhaps your two black rabbits are sending you a message to be more reserved (behind the shadows) in your dealings with others.
Or perhaps, they’ve crossed your path to let you know that the power in ourselves is sometimes found in the most unexpected (night/dark/black) places.
Black is also a symbol of silence, perhaps your rabbit friends are trying to tell you to take assurance and peace in your own stillness…silence may be the best answer.
The specific number (two) may also bear a message as symbolic meaning of two’s deal with balance, choice, judgment, relationship. Perhaps this is a message for balance for you, or clarifying the point in which you might be of “two minds” about a decision or issue in your life.
These are some very basic/common generalities about the symbolic meaning of black rabbits. Ultimately it is YOU who must decide what their appearances mean to you. Adopting animal symbolism to enhance our own personal perspective is the goal here.
I would encourage you to meditate upon these two black rabbits when they come to visit you. Often, animals are just as willing to speak with us as we are to learn from them. We must simply be open to their communications.