Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Forty Eighth Week / Fifth Week


Here is the next pair of Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#48) and its polar opposite (#5). Note how the verses are converging on crossing point which will occur at Easter (#1).


For the Easter 2000 to Holy Saturday 2001 cycle:
This week's verse (#48) has dates of: March 6 - 13
The polar verse (#5) corresponds to the week: May 16 - 20


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


              St.John's ---------->  12-13
                                   11     16
                                   8       19
              (polar verse)------>  5     20
                                     3   23
                  Easter------------> 1-26 <------ Michaelmas
                                    27 - 52
                                   29     48 <------(this week's verse)
                                  32       45
                                   34     42
                Christmas----------> 38-39





V'.    48. Woche    (2. - 8. Maerz)
Im Lichte, das aus Weltenhoehen
Der Seele machtvoll fliessen will,
Erscheine, loesend Seelenraetsel,
Des Weltendenkens Sicherheit,
Versammelnd seiner Strahlen Macht,
Im Menschenherzen Liebe weckend.




V'.    48th week:    ( March 2 - 8)
Let the certainty of cosmic thinking appear
in the Light! ---

that longs to flow
forcefully into my soul:

solving riddles of the soul,

focusing the force of its rays,

awakening love in human hearts.




E.    5. Woche    (5. - 11. Mai)
Im Lichte, das aus Geistestiefen
In Raume fruchtbar webend
Der Goetter Schaffen offenbart:

In ihm erscheint der Seele Wesen
Geweitet zu dem Weltensein
Und auferstanden
Aus enger Selbstheit Innenmacht.





E.    5th week:    (May 5 - 11)
How the gods create
from the depths of the spirit
reveals itself in the Light
weaving prolifically in space.

In this Light appears
the being of my Soul---
as wide now as the universe---

even resurrected
from the inward power
of my narrow self.