Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Fifteenth Week / Thirty Eighth Week

Here is the next pair of Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#15) and its polar opposite (#38). Note how the verses have diverged from the lemniscate's crossing point at Easter, (which is Verse #1 with Polar verse #52). We have passed St. John's Tide (#12), which occurs right after the Summer Solstice and marks the top of the lemniscate. (Christmas marks the bottom). We are now moving toward the crossing point which will occur at Michaelmas (#26) while the polar verse has now reached Christmas (#38).

For the Easter 2000 to Holy Saturday 2001 cycle:
This week's verse (#15) has dates of: July 14 - 20
The polar verse (#38) corresponds to the week: December 22 - 28

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

              St.John's ---------->  12-13
                                    9     15 <------(this week's verse)
                                   6       19
                                     3    23
                  Easter------------> 1-26 <------ Michaelmas
                                    27 - 52
                                   29     49
                                  32       45
                                   34     42
                Christmas----------> 38-39
                (polar verse)

O.    15. Woche    (14. - 20. Juli)
Ich fuehle wie verzaubert
Im Weltenschein des Geistes Weben:
Es hat in Sinnesdumpfheit
Gehuellt mein Eigenwesen,
Zu schenken mir die Kraft:
Die, ohnmaechtig sich selbst zu geben,
Mein Ich in seinen Schranken ist.

O.    15th week:    (July 14 - 20)
I feel as if enchanted
in the glory of the weaving Spirit.
It has nested my own being
inside the dullness of my senses---

to grant me the power
that I cannot give myself---

for my Ego lives
within its limitations.


L'.    38. Woche    (22. - 28. Dezember)
Ich fuehle wie entzaubert
Das Geisteskind im Seelenschoss;
Es hat in Herzenshelligkeit
Gezeugt das heilige Weltenwort
Der Hoffnung Himmelsfrucht,
Die jubelnd waechst in Weltenfernen
Aus meines Wesens Gottesgrund.

Christmas Mood

L'.    38th week:    (December 22 - 28)
I feel as if the Spirit Child
in the womb of my own soul
has awakened from an enchantment.

In the radiance of my heart
the Holy Cosmic Word
has given birth to
the heavenly fruit of hope,

which grows, rejoicing,
into the vast universe,
growing out of God's ground
within my being.