Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Twenty First Week / Thirty Second Week

Here is the next pair of Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#21) and its polar opposite (#32). 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 (#32), is now fast approaching Michaelmas "from the future."

For the Easter 2000 to Holy Saturday 2001 cycle:
This week's verse (#21) has dates of: August 25 - 31
The polar verse (#32) corresponds to the week: November 10 - 16

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

         St.John's ---------->  12-13
                               9     15
                              6       21 <------(this week)
                                3    23
             Easter------------> 1-26 <------ Michaelmas
                               27 - 52
                              30     49
      (polar verse) -------> 32       45
                              35     40
           Christmas----------> 38-39

U.    21. Woche    (25. - 31. August)
Ich fuehle fruchtend fremde Macht
Sich staerkend mir mich selbst zu verleihn,
Den Keim empfind ich reifend
Und Ahnung lichtvoll weben
Im Innern an der Selbstheit Macht.

U.    21st week:    (August 25 - 31)
I feel a foreign power bearing fruit---
to lead my self back to me.

I have perceived that ripening seed,
and now my intuition, full of light,
weaves within me
the power of my own self.

F'.    32. Woche    (10. - 16. November)
Ich fuehle fruchtend eigne Kraft
Sich staerkend mich der Welt verleihn;
Mein Eigenwesen fuehl ich kraftend
Zur Klarheit sich zu wenden
Im Lebensschicksalsweben.

F'.    32nd week:    (November 10 - 16)
I feel my own force is bearing fruit---
strengthening me as a gift to the world.

I feel my own being
filled with forces,
turning me toward enlightenment,
in the weaving destiny of life.