Of course the moon is not the only factor that affects the tides - the sun affects them too - as well as wind and weather. However, since we received a lunar calendar and the moon seems to have the most effect on the tides, I'm only going to tackle the moon for now.
The supplemental information that came with the lunar calendar only had one piece that pertained to tides - the perigee and apogee. Perigee is the point in the moon's elliptical path around the earth where it is closest to the earth and Apogee is the point where it is furthest from the earth. At these two times in the moon's orbit, high tides can be higher than normal and low tides can be lower than normal. The tides can be also be exaggerated when we have a new and full moon because the moon and earth are lined up with the sun.
After reading and understanding the changes the Lunar cycle has on tides, I’m interested to see what the additional effects the Sun and weather have as well… stay tuned!