Calendar of the Soul, Week 10 After Easter
The "Calendar of the Soul"
Rudolf Steiner gave out the 'Soul-Calendar', 52 meditative mantras to enable us to experience the 'astral' (soul) events occurring within and in outer Nature during the year, always starting at Easter. These are well known to students of Steiner--- but the original "Calendar " also had 12 Images of the Zodiac, to be meditated with each month to sense the working of the 'solar' forces in the cosmos in the day, a listing of the Moon's phases & position in the signs each night for sensing the 'lunar' forces, and a list of saints and other spiritual figures connected with specific days. Here's the whole 'Soul-Calendar' restored to its original use.
* 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 Sun's 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 God's 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 the constellation GEMINI from June 16th to July 20th in our era. A symbolic image of the TWINS done from Steiner's sketches &indications is inserted below.
The Moon positions and phases for the week are listed below along with some of the spiritual figures connected with the days.
Sunday, June 22nd. Moon Aries. Wilhelm von Humboldt born 1767.
Monday, June 23rd. Moon Taurus. Colombus born 1456.
Tuesday, June 24th. Moon Taurus. John the Baptist (St. John's Day).
Wednesday, June 25th. Moon Taurus. Wilhelm Jordan died 1904.
Thursday, June 26th. Moon Gemini. Julian the Apostate died 363 A.D.
Friday, June 27th. Moon Gemini. Phillipina.
Saturday, June 28th. Moon Cancer. Leo.
The verse for the Southern Hemisphere for this week:
* M A N T R A # 3 5 *
Kann ich das Sein erkennen
Dass es sich wiederfindet
Ich fuhle, das mir Macht verlieh'n
Das eigne Selbst dem Weltenselbst
Als Glied bescheiden einzuleben.
Can I so know Existence
That it is found again
In my Soul's Creative Urge?
I feel that Might is lent me
For my Self to live at one with
and be a modest instrument of the World-Self.
(Throughout the Fall our Self-Consciousness grows. Last week, we found
within this growing self-consciousness the World's power flowing into deeds
in such a way that the self could imprint its nature onto the world. This
week the soul seeks to so know the world that it is that world, not just the
self, which works creatively in us; and we feel power lent us to so be one
with the world.)