Pray for Rain Full Moon Walk at Coldwater Springs – Friday, July 23, 2021
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Pray for Rain Full Moon WalkÂ at Sacred Coldwater Springs
Friday, July 23, 2021
Gather at the park entrance, 7pm
Park at pay meters on the Hwy 55 access road via credit card/quarters
We need rain. On this date in 1987 there was a 15-inch rain event here. A municipal festival was scheduled with city powers-that-be trying to forestall the rain. Meanwhile clouds were building up and up in the southwest like a chocolate fudge sundae for a god.
Check out the photos of severely eroded Riley Creek in Eden Prairie. In one photo people in the background are collecting spring water at the Spring Road turnout. The city council voted to permit construction of 50, 3-garage homes on the ridge directly above the Fredrick-Miller Spring which empties into Riley Creek where these photos were taken. The unstable sandy ridge is glacial outwash along the Minnesota River that used to be 5-miles wide.
Controlling water is aÂ limited human power.
Give a blessing, get a blessing. Blessings travel in circles.
Traditional group howl. One full moon our howl was answered by a human clan return howl.
Friends of Coldwater seek to honor our 10,000-year-old landscape ancestor.Â Full moon walks have been celebrated at Coldwater Springs monthly since 2000.Â We return to remember theÂ spirits that feed this Spring.
Sunset 8:51 pmÂ Â (13 minutes earlier than the previous full moon)
Moonrise 9:09 pmÂ Â (23 minutes earlier than the last month full moon)
Exact minute of full moon pmÂ 9:38 pm Central Time
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 54thÂ 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.
All welcome. We observe COVID-19 safety mandates. Dress for the weather, especially sturdy footwear.
We celebrate the full moon in all-weather however the length of the walk depends on conditions. If itâ€™s really cold or wet itâ€™s a quick 10-minutes to the spring outflow gurgling from under the limestone bedrock Spring House built in the 1880s to supply potable water to Fort Snelling.
This gathering is free and open to the public.
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