Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Tenth Week / Forty Third Week

Here is the next installment of the Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#10) and its polar opposite (#43). Note how the verses have diverged from the lemniscate's crossing point at Easter, (which is Verse #1 with Polar verse #52). We are now just 2 weeks from St. John's Tide (#12), which occurs right after the Summer Solstice and marks the top of the lemniscate. (Christmas marks the bottom.)

For the Easter 2000 to Holy Saturday 2001 cycle:
This week's verse (#10) has dates of: June 13 - 18
The polar verse (#43) corresponds to the week: January 26 - February 1

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

              St.John's ---------->   12-13
    (this week's verse) ----------> 10    15
                                   6       19
                                     3    23
                  Easter------------> 1-26 <------ Michaelmas
                                    27 - 52
                                   29     49
                                  32       45
                                   34     43 <------(polar verse)
                Christmas----------> 38-39

J.    10. Woche    (9. - 15. Juni)
Zu sommerlichen Hoehen
Erhebt der Sonne leuchtend Wesen sich;
Es nimmt mein menschlich Fuehlen
In seine Raumesweiten mit.

Erahnend regt im Innern sich
Empfindung, dumpf mir kuendend,
Erkennen wirst du einst:

Dich fuehlte jetzt ein Gotteswesen.

J.    10th week:    (June 9 - 15)
High in the summer heights,
the illuminating Sun-being rises
and carries my human feeling
into the far reaches of space.

Deep within me
a foreboding sensation occurs---
faintly it tells me:

"One day you will realize
that today, a divine being felt you."

Q'.    43. Woche    (26. Januar - 1. Februar)
In winterlichen Tiefen
Erwarmt des Geistes wahres Sein;
Es gibt dem Weltenscheine
Durch Herzenskraefte Daseinsmaechte;
Der Weltenkaelte trotzt erstarkend
Das Seelenfeuer im Menscheninnern.

Q'.    43rd week:    (January 26 - February 1)
Down in the wintry depths,
the true essence of spirit is seething---
it is endowing cosmic appearance
with powers of existing
through forces of the heart.

The fire within the human being,
now growing strong,
defies cosmic cold.