A ‘Moonstruck’ hare, gazing skywards.

Moon-gazing hares are often seen as a symbol of fertility. Stories associating hares (or rabbits) with the moon occur in Indian, East Asian, African, Aztec and Celtic cultures. In many areas of the world, the dark and light areas of the moon are not seen as an image of the ‘Man in the Moon’, but as the ‘Moon Rabbit’ or ‘Moon Hare’. Interestingly, both (mad March) hares and the moon are sometimes associated with madness (or ‘lunacy’).