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In the story of the shepherd Aniz, his wicked landlord dreams of a beautiful white hare with a mark like a crescent moon on its head. It was pounding leaves with a pestle and mortar and the landlord immediately knew it was the magic hare that lives on the moon with the goddess Chang O, and makes an elixir of eternal youth from the leaves of the sacred cassia tree there.

This hare keeps cropping up in these astrology books. Its companion on the moon is the three-legged toad of prosperity that you will often see being sold as a good luck charm in Chinese shops.