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post #1 of 11 Old 08-01-2012, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Full Moon

Here's an interesting one...
Does anyone believe the lunar cycle has any effect on their animals?
Do you think your horses get a bit crazy near the full moon? Or do you think it's a silly hogwash myth?
My farrier sees it as a fact that animals will act a bit crazy around the full moon; not all of them - but the ones that are inclined to be a little 'iffy' sometimes anyway. So much so that he keeps it circled in his calendar.
So... What do you guys think about this...
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post #2 of 11 Old 08-01-2012, 09:38 PM
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Ahhh! I will be so content when this full moon is over. I don't think there is any science behind it, but weird crap always happens. Today alone has been beyond crazy.
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post #3 of 11 Old 08-01-2012, 09:51 PM
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My animals always act up. Dogs cats and horses. So far no chaos yet. Im watching though.
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post #4 of 11 Old 08-01-2012, 09:53 PM
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Not just animals. Everything human and animal alike feel it imo...

And when I was in graveyars (8pm -4 am) we were all extra crazy on full moons no joke haha

Whether theres something scientific about it idk but...
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post #5 of 11 Old 08-01-2012, 09:54 PM
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I'm not sure about animals, but last night I was just about to fall asleep and... BAM! My shutter/blind went flying up and scared me silly. I was shaking so much I had to go downstairs, get a drink, and make my brother come upstairs to sleep in his room next to mine.

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Rumor has it that jails get a bit busier too, ESP with domestic violence cases. Wonder what resources one could use to study/verify that...
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post #7 of 11 Old 08-01-2012, 10:20 PM
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I have no idea how scientific it really is. Weird stuff does happen though.
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post #8 of 11 Old 08-01-2012, 10:24 PM
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Full moons have always been good for me. I either find the answer to a long standing problem or an opportunity that will benefit me.

I wonder if your zodiac plays into how or what you feel or experience on a full moon. Not so sure that the same would apply to animals, but maybe to us.
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post #9 of 11 Old 08-01-2012, 11:37 PM
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Man the days going up to a full moon, and the couple days afterwards, people act like total nutballs! "Ugh it's one of THOSE days." "There's a full moon tonight you know." "Well that explains it!"

I work retail, and there is always an increase in the crazies around the full moon.

Think of it not as a failure but as a success in how not to do it.

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post #10 of 11 Old 08-02-2012, 12:44 AM
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I'm not sure about my animals and their reactions to a full moon. Just never put the two together I guess. I work as an RN in a hospital and I find that usually the nights leading up to a full moon are the most busy as the people tend to be more sleepless and restless.
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