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November Full Moon at Coldwater
Election Day Full Moon Walk
at Sacred Coldwater Springs
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Gather at the park entrance, 7 pm
Park on the Hwy 55 access road
It’s election day in America and water is not on the ballot—like the elephant in the living room. As Honor the Earth reminds us YOU CAN’T DRINK OIL. The obvious line of connection between oil consumption, drought, wildfires and grocery prices tends to be invisible in the immediate view of my bank balance.
Recent human history research suggests that humans simply do not have the brain capacity to think ahead. Meanwhile it’s November, the month of gratitude starring Thanksgiving.
Friends of Coldwater are grateful that the spring still flows although down from 144,000 gallons per day before the Highway 55 reroute in the 1990s to about 66,000 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 each month since 2000. Traditional group howl when the moon peeks out.
Sunset 4:51 pm (1-hour, 47-minutes earlier than last full moon including 1-hour “fall back’” time change)
Moonrise 4:58 pm (1-hour, 49-minutes earlier than last month)
Moment of the full moon: 5:02 am
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 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.