Calendar of the Soul, Week 10 after Easter
- The "Calendar of the Soul"
The cycle of the year can be a meditation 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 52 meditative mantras enabling you to
consciously experience the 'astral' (soul) events occurring within you as
well as in outer Nature in the course of the year. These are well known to
many anthroposophists; but the original Calendar published 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), a listing of the Moon's phase
and position in the constellations each night (for sensing the 'lunar'
forces), and a list of saints and other spiritual figures connected with
specific days of the week. We're presenting all that here. We begin with the
mantra in the original German and in translation:
* M A N T R A # 1 0 *
Zu sommerlichen Höhen
Erhebt der Sonne leuchtend Wesen sich;
Es nimmt mein menschlich Fühlen
In seine Raumesweiten mit.
Erahnend regt im Innern sich
Empfindung, dumpf mir kündend,
Erkennen wirst du einst:
Dich fühle jetzt ein Gotteswesen.
To summer-like Heights
Rises the Suns Light-filled Essence;
It draws my human Feeling
Into the widths of Space with it.
There anxiously stirs in my Inner self
Sensation, dimly prophesying to me
You will realize one day:
You feel now a Gods Essence.
The spiritual force of the light in the outer world of the senses,
growing in this spring-time, is now so strong that it draws our feelings out
with it, and we have a fore-sense of the divine spirit-being we will contact
in the heights of summer.
The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of Taurus from
May 1st to June 15th in our era. The symbolic image of Taurus done from
Steiner's sketches & indications is attached to this post as a JPEG, although
it may go through to you or not depending on your settings.
The Moon positions and phases for the week are listed below along with
some of the spiritual figures connected with the days.
Sunday June 2nd. Moon Pisces. Erasmus.
Monday June 3rd. Moon Pisces. Clotilde.
Tuesday June 4th. Moon Aries. Karpasius.
Wednesday June 5th. Moon Aries. Boniface (the Apostle to Germany in the 8th
Thursday June 6th. Moon Taurus. Julian the Apostate born 331.
Friday June 7th. Moon Taurus. Lucian.
Saturday June 8th. Moon Taurus. Muhammed died 632.