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Everything is connected. We are part of the world and solar system we live in. I will guide you to understand and work with the cosmic energies and suggest ways for you to learn and grow.
Looking for help making sense of your life? It lives in the moon with the toad and can be seen every year in full view on Mid-Autumn Day, or August 15th.
In one legend told in and around Beijing, a deadly plague came to the city some years ago and started killing many. The only thing that could save the city from this epidemic was the Moon Rabbit.
Chang'e sent the Moon Rabbit to earth to visit each family and cure them of this plague. It did just that and asked for nothing in return except some clothes and often changed from man to woman.
After curing the city of this plague, it returned to the moon. To this day toy figurines of the rabbit wearing armor and riding a tiger, lion, elephant, or deer are popular toys among children and adults alike!
In December , China launched its first unmanned moon probe to explore a region of the moon known as Sinus Iridum , or the Bay of Rainbows.
This moon probe was named, appropriately enough, Jade Rabbit! Sadly enough, Jade Rabbit suffered some malfunctions on the moon's surface and completely down before the mission was complete.
Fortunately, the mission was not a complete failure as it still managed to relay data back to Earth and ultimately left China's "footprint" on the moon.
The Aztecs believe that the god Quetzalcoatl lived on the earth as a man at one time. He started on a journey and after traveling on foot for some time, became tired and hungry.
Since there was nothing to drink and no food around, he thought he would die. However, the rabbit was grazing and found the man. She offered herself as food to save his life.
Quetzalcoatl, humbled by the rabbit's offer to sacrifice herself for his well-being, then took the rabbit to the moon and brought her back to Earth, telling her "You are just a rabbit, but you will be remembered by everyone.
Your image is in the light of the moon for all people of all times. The Cree also have a story about the moon rabbit. The rabbit wanted to ride the moon, but only the crane would take him.
The big rabbit held on to the crane's skinny legs and as a result, its legs were stretched during the course of the trip. This is why the crane's legs are now elongated.
When they touched down on the moon, the rabbit touched the crane's head with a bloody paw, rewarding him with the red marks on his head that the crane has to this very day.
Up to this very day the rabbit still rides to the moon. The moon rabbit is also popular in Japan. In Japanese the rabbit in the moon is known as "Tsuki no Usagi".
There is a famous story about him in Japan that goes:. Monkey climbed a tree and brought him some fruit. Fox went to a stream, caught a fish, and brought it back to him.
But Rabbit had nothing to offer him but some grass. It is said the lunar image is still draped in the smoke that rose when the rabbit cast itself into the fire.
The rabbit is believed to be a Bodhisattva. The moon rabbit legend is popular and part of local folklore throughout Asia.
The trio has become the personifications of the holiday, when they descend to the mortal world and give out cellophane lanterns , mooncakes and gifts to children.
Presumed to be arising likewise, through lunar pareidolia , legends of moon rabbits also exist among some of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
These legends are not considered to have been influenced by Asian cultures. In Mayan art, glyphs, hieroglyphics, and inscriptions, a rabbit frequently is shown with their Moon Goddess and another deity related to the moon.
According to an Aztec legend, the god Quetzalcoatl , then living on Earth as a human, started on a journey and, after walking for a long time, became hungry and tired.
With no food or water around, he thought he would die. Then a rabbit grazing nearby offered herself as food to save his life. Quetzalcoatl, moved by the rabbit's noble offering, elevated her to the Moon, then lowered her back to Earth and told her, "You may be just a rabbit, but everyone will remember you; there is your image in light, for all people and for all times.
Another Mesoamerican legend tells of the brave and noble sacrifice of Nanahuatzin during the creation of the fifth sun.
Humble Nanahuatzin sacrificed himself in fire to become the new sun, but the wealthy god Tecciztecatl hesitated four times before he finally set himself alight to become the Moon.
Due to Tecciztecatl's cowardice, the deities felt that the Moon should not be so bright as the sun, so one of the deities threw a rabbit at his face to diminish his light.
Farther north in America in a region now identified as ranging across Canada and United States, a Cree cultural legend tells a different story, about a young rabbit who wished to ride the Moon.
Only the crane was willing to take him there. During his life he was almost as famous for imbibing wine as he was for his poetry, so there may be a grain of truth in the story, although it has never been verified.
Interestingly, the Chinese language does not make a huge distinguish between rabbits and hares, so in English translations of Chinese folklore and mythology this celestial lagomorph is more frequently referred to as a hare.
But that makes not the slightest difference. This long-eared furry creature has a special place in the hearts of many.