Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Forty Fourth Week / Ninth Week


Here is the next pair of Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#44) and its polar opposite (#9). 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 is moving to Easter (#1) from the future.


For the Easter 2000 to Holy Saturday 2001 cycle:
This week's verse (#44) has dates of: February 1 - 9
The polar verse (#9) corresponds to the week: June 7 - 12


[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     44 <------(this week's verse)
                Christmas----------> 38-39





R'.    44. Woche    (2. - 8. Februar)
Ergreifend neue Sinnesreize
Erfuellet Seelenklarheit,
Eingedenk vollzogener Geistgeburt,
Verwirrend sprossend Weltenwerden
Mit meines Denkens Schoepferwillen.




R'.    44th week:    (February 2 - 8)
Stirring new sensual magic,
recalling its own spirit birth,
the clarity of my soul
now fills
the bewildering, teeming,
evolving universe
with the creative willing
of my own thinking.




I.    9. Woche    (2. - 8. Juni)
Vergessend meine Willenseigenheit
Erfuellet Weltenwaerme sommerkuendend
Mir Geist und Seelenwesen;

Im Licht mich zu verlieren
Gebietet mir das Geistesschauen,
Und kraftvoll kuendet Ahnung mir:

"Verliere dich, um dich zu finden."





I.    9th week:    (June 2 - 8)
As I now forget my own will,
cosmic warmth fills my spirit and soul---
announcing: summer is come!

Spirit vision pleads with me
to lose myself in light,
and a premonition warns me loudly:

"Lose yourself to find yourself!"