July 3, 2016 – ASTRO- WEATHER : Although Saturn reached its peak exactly one month ago, it remains a lovely sight. It is on display among the background stars of southern Ophiuchus from nightfall until the start of morning twilight. You can find the planet in the southeast during evening twilight & highest in the south around 11 p.m.
1st 3 From Rudolf Steiner’s original indications from the Calendar of the Soul:
Deathday of Cornelius – a Roman centurion who is considered to be the first Gentile to convert to the faith. Cornelius receives a vision in which an angel who instructs Cornelius to send the men of his household to Joppa, where they will find Simon Peter.
The conversion of Cornelius comes after a separate vision given to Simon Peter (Acts 10:10–16) himself. In the vision, Simon Peter sees all manner of beasts & birds being lowered from Heaven. A voice commands Simon Peter to eat. When he objects to eating unclean animals, the voice tells him not to call unclean that which God has cleansed.
When Cornelius’ men arrive, Simon Peter understands that through this vision the Lord commanded the Apostle to preach the Word of God to the Gentiles.
283 – Deathday of Anatolius. Prior to becoming one of the great lights of the Church, he enjoyed considerable prestige at Alexandria, & was credited with a rich knowledge of arithmetic, geometry, physics, rhetoric, dialectic, & astronomy. He was one of the foremost scholars of his day in Aristotelean philosophy.
Deathday of St. Norbert of Xanten, who avoided ordination to the priesthood & even declined an appointment as bishop. One day as he rode to Vreden, a thunderbolt struck him off his horse. After this near-fatal accident, his faith deepened, he renounced his appointment at Court & returned to Xanten to lead a life of penance. St Norbert was a great devotee of the Eucharist & Our Lady.
1035 – William the Conqueror becomes the Duke of Normandy
1863 – The U.S. Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, PA, ended after three days. It was a major victory for the North as Confederate troops retreated
1940 – World War II: In order to stop the ships from falling into German hands the French fleet is bombarded by the British fleet causing the loss of three battleships, 1,200 sailors die.
1944 – World War II: Minsk is liberated from Nazi control by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration
1988 – United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
1988 – The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing a connection between Europe & Asia over the Bosphorus.
Calendar of the Soul Fifteenth Week [July 03, 2016 – July 09, 2016]
I feel enchanted weaving
Of spirit within outer glory.
In dullness of the senses
It has enwrapt my being
In order to bestow the strength
Which in its narrow bounds my I
Is powerless to give itself.
~ Rudolf Steiner
Continuing our overview in the “School of the Sounds”:
Here I will attempt to put together some correspondences for the Zodiac with holds the consonants, please feel free to add something I missed, or better yet, make it into a lovely chart or artful graphic 😉
It is my understanding, in Eurythmy anyway, that Rudolf Steiner liked to start with LEO, for he said you must begin everything with enthusiasm –
LEO: July 21-Aug. 21. Compassion, Freedom, Sense of Life. Sounds: T, D
VIRGO: Aug. 21 – Sept. 21. Courtesy, Tact of Heart, Steadiness of Feeling, Sense of Movement. Sounds: B. P
LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 21. Contentment, Self-Composer, Sense of Balance. Sounds: CH,TS
SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 21. Patience, Understanding, Sense of Smell. Sounds: S, Z
SAGITTARIUS: Control of Speech & Thinking, Truth, Sense of Taste. Sounds: G. K
CAPRICORN: Dec. 21 – Jan. 21. Courage, Power of Redemption, Sense of Sight. Sound: L
AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb. 21. Discretion, Power of Meditation, Sense of Warmth, Sound: M
PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 21. Magnanimity, Love, Sense of Hearing, Sound: N
ARIES: March 21 – April 21. Devotion, Power of Sacrifice, Sense of Word, Sound: V
TAURUS: April 21 – May 21. Equilibrium, Progress, Sense of Thought, Sound: R
GEMINI: May 21 – June 21. Perseverance, Faithfulness, Sense of Ego, Sound: H
CANCER: June 21 – July 21. Unselfishness, Catharsis, Sense of Touch, Sound: F
Tomorrow brings some thoughts on America’s Independence Day
Blessings and Peace ~Hazel Archer Ginsberg