Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Forty First Week / Twelfth Week


Here is the next pair of Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#41) and its polar opposite (#12). Note how the verses have diverged from the lemniscate's crossing point at Michaelmas, (which is Verse #26 with Polar verse #27). We have just passed Christmas (#38), which occurs right after the Winter Solstice and marks the bottom of the lemniscate. (St. John's Tide marks the top). We are now moving toward the crossing point which will occur at Easter (#1) while the polar verse has arrived at St. John's Tide (#12).


For the Easter 2000 to Holy Saturday 2001 cycle:
This week's verse (#41) has dates of: January 12 - 18
The polar verse (#12) corresponds to the week: June 24 - 29

[June 24th is St. John's Day]


[Note: The dates with the verses are the original dates given by Steiner.]


              St.John's ---------->  12-13
              (polar verse)         9     15
                                   6       19
                                     3    23
                  Easter------------> 1-26 <------ Michaelmas
                                    27 - 52
                                   29     49
                                  32       45
                                   34     41 <------(this week's verse)
                Christmas----------> 38-39





O'.    41. Woche    (12. - 18. Januar)
Der Seele Schaffensmacht,
Sie strebet aus dem Herzensgrunde,
Im Menschenleben Goetterkraefte
Zu rechtem Wirken zu entflammen,
Sich selber zu gestalten
In Menschenliebe und im Menschenwerke.




O'    41st week    (January 12 - 18)
My soul's creative power!---
Yearning from the bottom of my heart---
Ignites in human life
Divine forces,
Shapes itself in human love and deed
For the purpose of right action.




L.    12. Woche    Johannes Stimmung.    (24. Juni)
Der Welten Schoenheitsglanz,
Er zwinget mich aus Seelentiefen
Des Eigenlebens Goetterkraefte
Zum Weltenfluge zu entbinden;
Mich selber zu verlassen,
Vertraurend nur mich suchend
In Weltenlicht und Weltenwaerme.




L.    12th Week    St. John's Mood    (June 24)
The splendor of Nature's beauty
Lures me out of my soul depths
To liberate for cosmic flight
The divine forces
Of my own existence.---

To abandon myself,
Yet trusting
And seeking myself alone
In cosmic light,
And cosmic warmth.