Calendar of the Soul, Week 16 after Easter
- The "Calendar of the Soul"
The 'Calendar of the Soul' is 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 that month to sense the
working of the 'solar' forces in the cosmos in the daytime), a listing of the
MOON's phases & 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 each week,
which to my knowledge has not been done since 1913 and is available nowhere
else. We begin with the mantra in the original German and in translation:
* M A N T R A # 1 6 *
Zu bergen Geistgeschenk im Innern,
Gebietet strenge mir mein Ahnen,
Dass reifend Gottesgaben
In Seelengründen fruchtend
Der Selbstheit Früchte bringen.
To save the Spirit-Gifts in my Inner self
Bids me strongly my sensing of the future,
So that those ripening God-gifts
In the Souls Ground bearing fruit
The Selfhood's Fruit will bring.
The summer is when we are meant to lose ourselves in the summer play of
light and warmth, to find ourselves in a different way later in the year; and
this is just what the past few week's verses have pictured. Now this Spirit
we surrendered to so strongly has wrapped itself about the Ego, planting
seeds we sense will grow towards the future, and as they ripen, our own
The Sun, according to the Doctor, is under the influence of Gemini from
June 16th to July 20th in our era. The symbolic image of the Twins 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 July 14th. Moon Virgo. 1801 Johannes Müller (the Natural Scientist)
Monday July 15th. Moon Libra. The Day that, according to legend, the
Apostles set out on their missions and each chose a different region to go
to. 1099 The Crusaders stormed Jerusalem.
Tuesday July 16th. Moon Libra. First Quarter. The Flight of Muhammed 622
Wednesday July 17th. Moon Scorpio. Leo IV.
Thursday July 18th. Moon Scorpio. St. Thomas Aquinas.
Friday July 19th. Moon Sagittarius. St. Vincent de Paul.
Saturday July 20th. Moon Sagittarius. The Prophet Elijah (Elias).