Re: [steiner] Signs
- In a message dated 12/30/2002 12:51:09 PM Eastern Standard Time, mizlee99@... writes:
Hi Dr. Starman,
Thank you for your explanation of the soul images for
the calendar. My interest is genuine and I would like
to peruse the art! No attachment was noted on this
message so I am unable to download thumbnails. Of
particular interest to me would be the larger Pisces
Blessings to you in the New Year!
*******Here are the images for the next 3, Capricorn, Aquarius & Pisces, attached. I'm also going to put all 12 in The Files section of this list.
The dates for these are different than the usual dates for the zodiac we're used to; for instance, Pisces is March 9th to April 13th. That's because these are based on the constellations, not the 12 'signs' or 'tropical zodiac' we use in the West.
These are small versions: if anyone would like larger ones I'll send them to you on request.
--- DRStarman2001@... wrote:
>>Hi Dr Starman!
>>I am interested in your images of Cancer, Leo and
>Virgio as you
>>showed us once in your Calender of the Soul.
>>Who draw the originals? What color is the propper
>one to each of
>>them? Could you post them again in larger size if
>******** Each of the months of the year is the sun's
>influence by higher
>spiritual beings known as the zodiac, and in the
>original Calendar of the
>Soul, Steiner gave an artist named Imma von
>Eckherdstein some sketches and
>indications about how to do 12 zodiac pictures
>representing this influence.
>(I have these sketches and the indications in, of
>course, the original
>German.) He also gave out the dates in which the sun
>spiritually is under the
>influence of these 12 groups of beings in our age,
>and said what colors they
>should be done in. These 12 images I send out here
>are approximately how they
>first appeared in the original soul calendar, but
>are actually copies done
>years later on small placards and hand colored, for
>use by anthroposophists.
>I believe they were done by Margaret Roessler, an
>anthroposophist who was
>very active with 'Astro Sophia'. They came to me
>from a wonderful elderly
>anthroposophist lady many years ago when I was being
>trained at the Waldorf
> The story goes that Steiner was not happy with
>the 12 drawings as von
>Eckherdstein did them, and said that, for the next
>edition of the
>soul-calendar, they would have to be re-done, but he
>never found the time to
>do so before his death; so they have been left out
>of later editions. I am
>going to put all 12 in the files section of this
> The colrs he gave out were Aries --red, Taurus --
>orange, Gemini -- yellow,
>Cancer -- green, Leo -- blue, Virgo -- indigo,
>Libra -- violet; and then,
>for five signs Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn,
>Aquarius and Pisces are
>various shades of magenta, or rather that peculiar
>color Goethe spoke about,
>the deep reddish--violet in the center of the
>spectrum you get when
>experimenting with prisms where you obtain a
>"rainbow" with green on either
>end. Steiner said that there are five further shades
>of this color that we
>will learn to perceive in the future, and he
>associated these with those five
>signs of the dark half of the year.
> I reduce the size of the images at the request of
>Europeans who apparently
>often have to pay a lot for an Internet time and so
>requested that the files
>be as small as possible to reduce downloading time.
>If anyone wants a larger
>copy, I can send it to you individually.