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Dandelion Full Moon Walk & Water BlessingĀ at Sacred Coldwater Springs

Dandelion Full Moon Walk & Water Blessing at Sacred Coldwater Springs

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Gather at the park entrance, 7pm

Park on the Hwy 55 access road

Do not believe East Coast folks where the full moon is the day after ours. The full moon here in the Central Time zone is late Sunday. Finally, after an almost never-ending winter Spring is promised.

Consider the dandelions, important food for bees and other pollinators. Young dandelion leaves are great in salads. Older leaves turn bitter. The leaf resembles lionsā€™ teeth, therefore the French name dent de lion. 

Friends of Coldwater are grateful that the spring still flows although down from 130,000 gallons per day in 1999 to about 70,000 gpd. Water is what climate change is all about: floods, droughts, warming oceans and devastating storms.

Coldwater is an acknowledged Dakota sacred site. Friends of Coldwater seek to honor our 11,000-year-old landscape ancestor. We return and return to remember the spirits that feed this Dakota sacred site. 

Full moon walks have been celebrated at Coldwater Springs monthly since 2000. Traditional group howl when the moon peeks out.

Sunset 8:35 pm (36-minutes later than last full moon)

Moonrise 8:22 pm (13-minutes later than last month)

Moment of the full moon: 11:14 pm

DIRECTIONS: Coldwater Springs is between Minnehaha Park & Fort Snelling, in Minneapolis, just North of the Hwy 55/62 interchange. From Hwy 55/Hiawatha, turn East (toward the Mississippi) at 54th Street, take an immediate right, & drive all the way down on the frontage road where you can park at the pay meters. 

Gather at the cul-de-sac, which is the Coldwater Park entrance.

Free. All welcome.

Info: #FullMoon #ColdwaterSprings #MinneapolisNature

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