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Question Posted Monday February 21 2005, 7:16 pm

Is it instinct for animals to die facing east? I read it in a non-fiction novel, and my pet that just died happened to be facing east....

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koshii answered Monday February 21 2005, 10:02 pm:
I, too, have heard this. It's very possible that animals, which obviously have innate senses of direction and time, could align themselves to a certain direction any time they wished. Whether they do this upon their death is something I'm not sure about. I have read literature of various Native American tribes, such as the Seminole, who say that animals die facing east so that when the sun rises, they will be facing the dawn--and their new lives.
Many things die during the night because it is a natural time for temperature and biorhythms to slow, so as their bodies relax for sleep, they just let go their hold on life. I suppose it's possible animals could sleep facing east so the first rays of the sun wake them and let them know when dawn has come; time to wake and find food.
I do believe animals know when they are dying (among other things--they know much more than we give them credit for), and there could be something here that humans who are attuned to the earth would notice.
In any case, spiritually speaking, it is a peaceful omen to die facing east, receptive to the new "dawn" of the next life for that soul.

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