Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Forty Ninth Week / Fourth Week


Here is the next pair of Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#49) and its polar opposite (#4). 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 (#49) has dates of: March 14 - 21
The polar verse (#4) corresponds to the week: May 10 - 15


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


              St.John's ---------->  12-13
                                   10     16
                                   8       19
              (polar verse)------>  7     20
                                     3   23
                  Easter------------> 1-26 <------ Michaelmas
                                    27 - 52
                                   29     49 <------(this week's verse)
                                  32       45
                                   34     42
                Christmas----------> 38-39





W'.    49. Woche    (9. - 15. Maerz)
Ich fuehle Kraft des Weltenseins:
So spricht Gedankenklarheit,
Gedenkend eignen Geistes Wachsen
In finstern Weltennaechten,
Und neigt dem nahen Weltentage
Des Innern Hoffnungsstrahlen.




W'.    49th week:    ( March 9 - 15)
Thus speaks the brightness of my thinking:

"I feel the force of Cosmic Being!"---
remembering the growth of its own spirit
during dark cosmic nights.

How it anticipates
the coming cosmic day
with rays of inner light!




D.    4. Woche    (28. April - 4. Mai)
Ich fuehle Wesen meines Wesens:
So spricht Empfindung,
Die in der sonnerhellten Welt
Mit Lichtesfluten sich vereint;

Sie will dem Denken
Zur Klarheit Waerme schenken
Und Mensch und Welt
In Einheit fest verbinden.





D.    4th week:    (April 28 - May 4)
Sensation speaks!

"I feel the essence of my being!" ---
swirling through torrents of light
in the sun-brightened world.

How sensation yearns
to bestow upon thinking
the gift of warmth
that leads to clarity---

and fuses into unity
the human being and the world.