Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Thirty Second Week / Twenty First Week

Here is the next pair of Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#32) and its polar opposite (#21). Note how the verses have diverged from the lemniscate's crossing point at Michaelmas, (which is Verse #26 with Polar verse #27). We are moving towards Christmas (#38) which occurs right after the Winter Solstice and marks the bottom of the lemniscate. (St. John's Tide marks the top).

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

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

         St.John's ---------->  12-13
                               9     17
                              6       21 <------(polar verse)
                                3    24
             Easter------------> 1-26 <------ Michaelmas
                               27 - 52
                              29     49
(this week's verse) -------> 32       45
                              35     40
           Christmas----------> 38-39

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.

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.