Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Thirty Fourth Week / Ninteenth Week

Here is the next pair of Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#34) and its polar opposite (#19). 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 (#34) has dates of: November 24 - 30
The polar verse (#19) corresponds to the week: August 11 - 17

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

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

H'.    34. Woche    (24. - 30. November)
Geheimnisvoll das Alt-Bewahrte
Mit neuerstand'nem Eigensein
Im Innern sich belebend fuehlen:

Es soll erweckend Weltenkraefte
In meines Lebens Aussenwerk ergiessen
Und werdend mich ins Dasein praegen.

H'.    34th week:    (November 24 - 30)
my being is resurrected.
And I feel within myself
all that I have preserved
from the past--- alive again!

Awakening cosmic forces
shall pour into my life's
outer deeds!

And, evolving,
these forces shall stamp me
onto existence.

S.    19. Woche    (11. - 17.August)
Geheimnisvoll das Neu-Empfang'ne
Mit der Erinnerung zu umschliessen,

Sei meines Strebens weit'rer Sinn.

Er soll erstarkend Eigenkraefte
In meinem Innern wecken
Und werdend mich mir selber geben.

S.    19th week:    (August 11 - 17)
my memory is encompassed
by everything new I have received.

May all of it now become
the greater meaning of my striving---

Awakening in my inner being
my own ever-strengthening forces
which, ever-evolving,
give my own self
back to me.