Ah, August is coming to a close. And September is a mere breath away.
Here’s a wonderful New England tradition to bring a September (or any new month) that is filled with great luck and good furtune.
Since the first day of a new month offers a fresh start, this custom tells us to say the words “rabbits, rabbits, rabbits” as the first words you say upon awakening (of course you may just have to put a notation on your nightstand in order to remember).
A variation of this tradition is to say the words “white rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits” three times as the last words you say on the eve of a new month… and say the words “hares, hares, hares” as the first you utter in the new month.
The custom probably originates from the belief that rabbits are associated with great fertility. After all, the female rabbit is capable of delivering up to six litters per year!
But keep in mind that the great luck and good fortune will be delivered in any endeavor where fertility is needed.