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Calendar of the Soul

by Rudolf Steiner


 

 

translation by Brian Keats - Astro-Calendar


The verses Steiner wrote (GA40) for the year beginning at Easter 1912 (and thus finishing at the ensuing Easter 1913) have various translations and ways of being worked especially when considering Southern hemispheric seasonal 'moods'. In what follows, I have taken as a basis Brian Keats's approach.

On his site, Brian Keats explains that 'polar verses need to be worked with as well to have seasonal and festival experience', and that fixed verses are used for Easter (27 / 1); from Palm Sunday to Pentecost (26-34 / 52-8); from the Winter Solstice and the moods of the Holy Nights / Summer Solstice to St John (38-41 / 12-15); and from Michaelmas to Epiphany (52-15 / 26-41).

This leaves various weeks to be 'filled' with missing sequential verses. As, however, the movable date of Easter and the fixed dates of the Solstices leave different 'spaces' from year to year, some weeks may have the same verse or, alternatively, two verses (only one of which will be displayed).

Strictly, therefore, the verses to the right need to be checked against Brian Keats's calendar (2014 verse numbers are listed below for the Southern hemisphere). The programme I wrote to generate the display needs periodical alterations to bring it into proper number in some years (and it's only something I do once I notice the discrepancy and have time to fix the programme).

Also, the programme is set to change with each Sunday... however, as the server is located in the USA, please note that it therefore changes on Mondays Australian time.

  

Southern Hemisphere

Main verse

 

Polar verse


 

Calendar of verse numbers for 2014

The dates below indicate the Sunday beginning the week

Jan.

Feb.

March

April

May

June

July

August

Sept.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

5th - 14 / 40
12th - 15 / 41
19th - 16 / 42
26th - 17 / 43

2nd - 17 / 43
9th - 18 / 44
16th - 19 / 45
23rd - 20 / 46

2nd - 20 / 46
9th - 21 / 47
16th - 22 / 48
23rd - 23 / 49
30th - 24 / 50

6th - 25 / 51
13th - 26 / 52
20th - 27 / 1
27th - 28 / 2

4th - 29 / 3
11th - 30 / 4
18th - 31 / 5
25th - 32 / 6

1st - 33 / 7
8th - 34 / 8
15th - 35 / 9
22nd - 36 / 10
29th - 37 / 11

6th - 38 / 12
13th - 39 / 13
20th - 40 / 14
27th - 41 / 15

3rd - 42 / 16
10th - 43 / 17
17th - 44 / 18
24th - 45 / 19
31st - 46•47 /
          20•21

7th - 48 / 22
14th - 49 / 23
21st - 50 / 24
28th - 51•52 /
          25•26

5th - 1 / 27
12th - 2 / 28
19th - 3 / 29
26th - 4 / 30

2nd - 5 / 31
9th - 6 / 32
16th - 7 / 33
23rd - 8 / 34
30th - 9 / 35

7th - 10 / 36
14th - 11 / 37
21st - 12 / 38
28th - 13 / 39