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Coldwater Date Night Full Moon Walk Friday, January 6, 2023.

Free ouroboros images if you want to add one—your choice.

Date Night Full Moon Walk

at Sacred Coldwater Springs

Friday, January 6, 2023

Gather at the park entrance, 7 pm

Park on the Hwy 55 access road

It’s the beginning of the year and the end of the week. Link the head and tail, like the ouroboros.  Make a date with our local sacred site to start the year off right and finish the week with a Coldwater aura shower. As you leave Coldwater you feel blessed.

The ouroboros is an ancient symbol for eternal life, the cycle of life, death and rebirth, referring to sex and/or the soul—eternity as cyclical movement. The snake eats its tail or sheds its skin in myths throughout the world—from the Greek “oura” tail and “boros” eating.

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 Indigenous sacred site.

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

Sunset 4:37 pm (16-minutes later than last full moon) The light is growing!

Moonrise 4:18 pm (17-minutes later than last month)

Moment of the full moon: 5:08 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 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.



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