Calendar of the Soul

Verses by Rudolf Steiner
English Translations by Tom Mellett

Thirty Seventh Week / Sixteenth Week

Here is the next pair of Calendar of the Soul verses for this week (#37) and its polar opposite (#16). Note how the verses have diverged from the lemniscate's crossing point at Michaelmas, (which is Verse #26 with Polar verse #27). We are one week away from 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 (#37) has dates of: December 15 - 21
The polar verse (#16) corresponds to the week: July 21 - 27

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

              St.John's ---------->  12-13
                                    9     16  <------(polar verse)
                                   6       19
                                     3    23
                  Easter------------> 1-26 <------ Michaelmas
                                    27 - 52
                                   29     49
                                  32       45
     (this week's verse) ------->  37     42
                Christmas----------> 38-39

K'.    37. Woche    (15. - 21. Dezember)
Zu tragen Geisteslicht in Weltenwinternacht
Erstrebet selig meines Herzens Trieb,
Dass leuchtend Seelenkeime
In Weltengruenden wurzeln,
Und Gotteswort im Sinnesdunkel
Verklaerend alles Sein durchtoent.

K'.    37th week:    (December 15 - 21)
This is the blissful striving of my heart's desire:

To carry the light of the spirit
into the cosmic winter night,
so that sparkling seeds of my soul
may take root in cosmic soil---

and that the Word of God may resound
through the darkness of my senses,
transfiguring my entire existence.

P.    16. Woche    (21. - 27. Juli)
Zu bergen Geistgeschenk im Innern,
Gebietet strenge mir mein Ahnen,
Dass reifend Gottesgaben
In Seelen gruenden fruchtend
Der Selbstheit Fruechte bringen.

P.    16th week:    (July 21 - 27)
My intuition firmly commands me:

"Bury the spirit's treasures within you
so that these ripening gifts of God,
growing in the soil of your soul,
may bring forth the very fruits
of your own selfhood."