This work explores themes as they emerge in the Calendar of the Soul, first as they appear during
the two halves of the year—spring/summer and fall/winter—secondly in relation to the mid-season
quadrants, formed by the verses of so-called cross 7, which divide the year in four equal parts, centered
around the times of the equinoxes and solstices. One of the main threads continues the exploration
of the polarity thinking/intuition as it emerges from the work of Karl König, and places it in relation to
other ones that emerge throughout the year, such as the expressions of feeling, memory, will, cosmic
thinking and cosmic Word and their relationship to the human being.
During spring and summer we follow the ascent of cosmic life, cosmic light and cosmic warmth, and
cosmic Word as gifts bestowed upon the human being by the cosmos. During the cold time of the year
these are inwardly elaborated by the human being— conscious of her place in Earth evolution and of her
relationship to the Christ impulse—and given back to the cosmos.
The calendar thus exemplifies how the human being is both connected to the movements of the seasons,
but also partly independent in having to exert inner initiative that counters natural tendencies. In addition
it shows movements of ebbing and flowing and a cyclical enhancement.