The Calendar of the Soul, Week 11
- For those new to the 'Calendar': the cycle of the year can be a meditation
in itself, through which you can sense the Beings that are behind the
changing seasons, and Steiner gave out the 'Calendar of the Soul' to do this.
It's made up of 52 meditative mantras enabling one to consciously experience
the 'astral' (soul) events occurring within you as well as in external Nature
in the course of the year.
The 52 mantras are well known to many anthroposophists, but the original
Calendar in 1912 ALSO contained 12 images of the zodiac (to be meditated on
to sense the working of the 'solar' forces in the cosmos in the day) and the
Moon's position in the constellations was listed for each night (for sensing
the 'lunar' forces), as well as a list of saints and other spiritual figures
to meditate on connected with specific days of the week, because the
entrances and exits of human spirits are also connected with the cosmos and
Time. We're presenting all that here each week---this has not been done since
1912 and is available nowhere else.
First, this week's meditative mantra in the original German and in
* M A N T R A # 1 1 *
Es ist in dieser Sonnenstunde
An dir, die weise Kunde zu enkennen;
An Weltenschönheit hingegeben,
In dir dich fühlend zu durchleben:
Verlieren kann das Menschen-Ich
Und finden sich im Welten-Ich.
It is in this sun-hour
For you, the wise prophecy to know;
To World-Beauty given over,
In you your feeling to live through:
Man's I can lose itself
And find itself in the World-I.
About this week's mantra:
Two weeks ago the first Summer theme of 'losing oneself in the light and
warmth' began. This week's mantra continues this: the Sun's power gives us a
presentiment of what is to come, a connection with the Divine formed by a
losing of oneself, the event of the highest point of the Sun in the St.
John's Tide verse next week.
The Moon positions and phases for the week are listed below along with
some of the spiritual figures connected with the days. Attached to this post
is the JPEG image of the sign Gemini (the Doctor said the Sun is under its
influence from June 16th to July 20th in our era.)
Sunday June 24th. Moon Cancer. John the Baptist (St. John’s Day).
Monday June 25th. Moon Leo. Wilhelm Jordan died 1904.
Tuesday June 26th. Moon Leo. Julian the Apostate died 363 A.D.
Wednesday June 27th. Moon Virgo. First Quarter. Phillipina.
Thursday June 28th. Moon Virgo. Leo.
Friday June 29th. Moon Virgo. Festival of Peter and Paul. Rubens born 1577.
Saturday June 30th. Moon Libra. Festival in Memory of Paul.