Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere

Week 5

Within the light that out of spirit depths
Weaves germinating power into space
And manifests the gods' creative work:
Within its shine, the soul's true being
Is widened into worldwide life
And resurrected
From narrow selfhood's inner power.

Southern Hemisphere

Week 31

The light from spirit depths
Strives to ray outwards, sun-imbued;
Transformed to forceful will of life
It shines into the senses' dullness
To bring to birth the powers
Whereby creative forces, soul-impelled,
Shall ripen into human deeds.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

The Calendar of the Soul
GA 40

This translation of Anthroposophischer Seelenkalender (included in Volume 40 of the Bibliographical Survey 1961) was made by Ruth and Hans Pusch. It is used with the kind permission of the Anthroposophic Press, Inc., copyright © 1982, and the Rudolf Steiner-Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.

Download the 2022-23 COTS North America Schedule

* Easter is Week 1 in the Northern Hemisphere and Week 27 in the Southern Hemisphere. Following the annual schedule, some lessons are combined to fit a 52 week cycle. The dates noted on the links below are for 1912 and change annually with the date of Easter.


 Preface to the Second Edition (1918)
 Calendar of the Soul Graphic
 Corresponding Verses of the Calendar of the Soul
 A Note on the Dates in the Calendar
 52. Fifty-second Week  1. Easter
 51. Fifty-first Week  2. Second Week
 50. Fiftieth Week  3. Third Week
 49. Forty-ninth Week  4. Fourth Week
 48. Forty-eighth Week  5. Fifth Week
 47. Forty-seventh Week  6. Sixth Week
 46. Forty-sixth Week  7. Seventh Week
 45. Forty-fifth Week  8. Eighth Week
 44. Forty-fourth Week  9. Ninth Week
 43. Forty-third Week  10. Tenth Week
 42. Forty-second Week  11. Eleventh Week
 41. Forty-first Week  12. Twelfth Week
 40. Fortieth Week  13. Thirteenth Week
 39. Thirty-ninth Week  14. Fourteenth Week
 38. Christmas  15. Fifteenth Week
 37. Thirty-seventh Week  16. Sixteenth Week
 36. Thirty-sixth Week  17. Seventeenth Week
 35. Thirty-fifth Week  18. Eightteenth Week
 34. Thirty-fourth Week  19. Nineteenth Week
 33. Thirty-third Week  20. Twentieth Week
 32. Thirty-second Week  21. Twenty-first Week
 31. Thirty-first Week  22. Twenty-second Week
 30. Thirtieth Week  23. Twenty-third Week
 29. Twenty-ninth Week  24. Twenty-fourth Week
 28. Twenty-eighth Week  25. Twenty-fifth Week
 27. Twenty-seventh Week  26. Michaelmas

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