Yesterday a monk brought a rabbit to this writer. The monk mentioned that it was time to allow the compassion from the rabbit to flourish with us. The rabbit stands for sincerity, compassion, loyalty, trustworthiness, and more. 
A story of the tender heart rabbit. The Brahmin and Buddha were once at a gathering where all animals were to bring something to share with others. At the gathering around the fire, the rabbit could not find food to bring to share with the other animals. The rabbit threw itself into the Fire so the animals had something to eat, as he found nothing. So the rabbit thought he brought nothing, yet the rabbit, the rabbit had brought himself to life.