Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Seventeenth Week / Thirty Sixth Week

Here is the next pair of Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#17) and its polar opposite (#36). 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 (#36), two weeks before Christmas (#38).

For the Easter 2000 to Holy Saturday 2001 cycle:
This week's verse (#17) has dates of: July 28 - August 3
The polar verse (#36) corresponds to the week: December 8 - 14

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

              St.John's ---------->  12-13
                                    9     15
                                   6       17 <------(this week's verse)
                                     3    23
                  Easter------------> 1-26 <------ Michaelmas
                                    27 - 52
                                   29     49
                                  32       45
           (polar verse) ------->  36     42
                Christmas----------> 38-39

Q.    17. Woche    (28. Juli - 3. August)
Es spricht das Weltenwort,
Das ich durch Sinnestore
In Seelengruende durfte fuehren:

Erfuelle deine Geistestiefen
Mit meinen Weltenweiten,
Zu finden einstens mich in dir.

Q.    17th week:    (July 28 - August 3)
I may now lead the Cosmic Word
through the gateways of my senses
into the foundations of my soul.
It speaks:

"Let my cosmic majesty
fill the depths of your spirit
so that one day soon
you may discover
myself in you."

J'.    36. Woche    (8. - 14. Dezember)
In meines Wesens Tiefen spricht
Zur Offenbarung draengend
Geheimnisvoll das Weltenwort:

Erfuelle deine Arbeit Ziele
Mit meinem Geisteslichte,
Zu opfern dich durch mich.

J'.    36th week:    (December 8 - 14)
In the depths of my being,
full of mystery,
surging toward revelation,
the Cosmic Word speaks:

"Fulfill the goals of your work
with my spirit light
to sacrifice yourself through me."