While many theories associated with the moon remain mostly a myth, some strange animal patterns and behaviour have been linked to the lunar cycle. A variety of rationalisations explain these effects, but the question is how exactly do the different lunar phases of the moon affect our pets and what does it mean?
The full moon increases the psyche of both animals and humans with noticeable intensity. Studies and statistics have shown that during the full moon phase animals tend to be restless and often get themselves into trouble keeping animal control and veterinary staff very busy. Dogs and wolves howl; birds become agitated and disoriented while cats hide!
Animals tend to naturally tune into the New Moon phase, meaning unlike the Full Moon, it’s a time to chill even though it can be a challenge because their senses and sensitivity is heightened during this phase.
This phase is when an alignment of the Sun, Moon and the Earth occurs and it is also during this phase when the Moon is closest to Earth – the power of the electromagnetic fields during this phase interacts with the magnetic field of animals increasing their ability to feel stress around them. This is part of their survival instincts to stay away from danger.
The Waning Moon is a time when sensitive animals will tune into instincts and know it is time to hunt, gather and nest in order to protect their family and prepare for the future. The Waning Moon slowly reduces activity over time to prepare animals for the next, more restful, phase but for the most part this is a time for action, work and preparation.
Animals use this phase as an interval to slow down – sleeping and staying calm during this phase unlike the other action-oriented lunar phases