Tapestry of the Gods
Volume III
by Michael D. Robbins (c)

in progress

& Ray 6

Introduction - Expression in the self-centered - Expression in developed man - Expression in disciples and initiates - Directives - Mantra - Symbols - Contrasts - Similarities - Famous People 

Sun or Ascendant in Capricorn with Ray 6



Sun Capricorn (or Ascendant Capricorn), R6P (or R6S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R1, R3 and R7

Only a mild mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges due to the transmission of the sixth ray, monadically, through Venus, the hierarchical ruler of Capricorn. For most people, this influence will be entirely negligible. For some high initiates, who can be responsive to the monadic energy of Venus, it may mean something. The appropriate category of reinforcement would be Mild by Rulership.

Even though Venus is the ruler of the second decanate of Capricorn, it will add very little in terms of the sixth ray, since so few are of sufficient development to respond to it. It would seem that a powerful ajna center development would be required to respond to the envisioning potentials of the sixth ray through Venus. The sixth ray is, however, somewhat reinforced through the exaltation of Mars in Capricorn. This will affect all. Capricorn, though it is an earth sign, does have some associations with water. Capricorn is, after all, the “Sea Goat”, and the advanced individual in Capricorn is known as the “The one who crosses the water”. {EA 333})


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

i.  The crystallized rigidity of the self-absorbed, ‘self-certain’ Capricorn person combines with the narrow, fixed orientation induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the sixth ray.

ii. Desire-driven ambition.

iii. The orthodox visionary. Materialistic religion.

iv.  Or making of materialism, a religion. Devotion (sixth ray) to materialism (Capricorn)

v. Fixed, unbending ideas of the truth.

vi.   Rigid idealism—a factor contributing to the Spanish Inquisition (the personality sign of Spain being Capricorn) but, in general, to all inquisitions.

vii.  Fear of abandoning (sixth ray) the traditional structure (Capricorn).

viii. A passion to forcibly impose ones conclusions on others. This is more that mental imposition. It can be militant, armed, law-enforced, politically motivated imposition.

ix. Devotion (sixth ray) to fixed and set forms (Capricorn).

x. Brittleness. Emotionally rigid crystallization.

xi. Passion (sixth ray) and cruelty (Capricorn and the sixth ray) combined.

xii.  Sadistic enforcement. Forcing formulas and creeds upon others.

xiii. Complete imprisonment by the lunar lords (ruled by the sixth ray).

xiv. Unbending and irrational adherence to certain articles of faith—whether religious, political or economic.


Advanced Human Being; Aspirant; Disciple: Additionally, where relevant, combine Ascendant Sign with the ray of either the ray of the personality or soul.

Advanced Human Being; Aspirant; Disciple

i.   The attitude of moral rectitude characteristic of the advancing Capricorn individual combines with the highly principled idealism induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the sixth ray.

ii. Vision which leads by practical steps to the “mountain top of life”.

iii. The practical mystic or practical idealist. The synthesis of idealism (ray six) and practicality (Capricorn) .

iv.    Intent upon elevation.

v. High-minded, and highly principled.


Advanced Disciple; the Initiate: Additionally, where relevant, combine Ascendant Sign with the ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

Advanced Disciple; the Initiate
Additionally, where relevant,  combine Ascendant Sign, Capricorn, with the sixth ray as either the ray of the personality or soul]

i.  The power to see and understand synthetically (as if from the “mountaintop”)a power increasingly possessed by the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Capricorn, combines with the will to control by means of the “Highest Light” induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the sixth ray.

ii. Experiencing heights of abstraction. The “mountain top” is symbolic of a still-material point of greatest abstraction—all lines meeting in the elevated point. The sixth ray is the Ray of Abstract Idealism, and elevates one into the realm of pure quality.

iii. Thus, knowing spiritually, that, essentially, one is not of the world.

iv.  Clear-perception. Seeing in the light of Reality.

v. “Supernal light” becomes an applied force for good within the lower worlds. Attempting to conduct one’s life according to the highest and most noble principles of morality.

vi.  Gripped by the determination to elevate and uplift all one touches. One is always pointing to the possibilities of initiation—towards the mountain. Interestingly, Capricorn rules the “Law of Elevation”. The sixth ray is the most upwardly oriented of the rays.

vii.  At the same time, this combination gives the determination to materialize (Capricorn) high ideals (sixth ray). It is one of the combinations which longs for “heaven” to come to Earth.

viii. Seeing and understanding the great divine ideals (sixth ray) which lie behind and within God’s Plan (Capricorn). Comprehending something of the Divine Vision which God, the Divine Idealist, hope to materialize (Capricorn) through His Creation.



(On Behalf of Humanity and the One Great Work. These are Meant to be Suggestive; Your Intuition Will Supply the Directives and Counsels Most Suitable to You)

Directives for Capricorn and the Sixth Ray
(On Behalf of Humanity and the One Great Work)

    1. Achieve Dispassion, But Let The Controlled Flame Of Your Aspiration Burn Without Relent

    2. Acquiesce To Your Conscience; Allow It To Send You On Your Destined Mission

    3. Adopt A Creed, But Let It Not Become A Prison

    4. Apply All Necessary Discipline To Achieve The Object Of Your Devotion

    5. Aspire To The “Heights”

    6. A Voice Is Calling; It You Follow That ‘Vocation’ You Will Find Your Higher Purpose

    7. Balance Your Approach To The Divine; Both “Faith” And “Works” Are Useful In Equal Measure

    8. Be The “Pilgrim” And Not The ‘Grim-Pill’

    9. Better To Follow The Law Out Of Devotion Than Compulsion

    10. Be Utterly Serious About Treading The Path To Which You Have Dedicated Yourself

    11. Beware A Crystallized Faith

    12. Blend Idealism And Realism

    13. Climb To A Sufficient Spiritual ‘Altitude’ To Understand The Monad’s Devotion To The Worlds Below

    14. Commit To Fidelity; Hold Your Orientation

    15. Confirm Your Dedication

    16. Consecrate Your Life To The “Highest”

    17. Constrain Your Longing; Direct It Prudently Through “Practice Right”

    18. Consummate Your Pilgrimage

    19. Contain The Flame So That It May Do Some Good Instead Of Causing A Conflagration

    20. Dedicate All To See The “Birth Of The Christ” Achieved Within Your Hear And Within The Heart Of Humanity

    21. Deeply Understand The Longing Of The “Son” For The “Father”

    22. Do No Waver In The Performance Of Your Duty

    23. Discipline Your Devotions; Ensure That They Will Lead To Achievement

    24. Endure Upon The Way; The Road Is Long

    25. Ensure That The Object Of Your Devotion Is Placed Upon The “Heights”

    26. Enthusiastically Make The Climb; Enthuse Others To Do The Same

    27. First Sacrifice For The “Fatherland”; Then Sacrifice For The “Father”

    28. From The Mountain Of Initiation Behold With Awe The Splendor Of The Logos

    29. Hold High The Banner Of Your Nation

    30. Honor Those Who Have Given All

    31. Humbly Realize That Greatness Of The Greater Life And Devote Yourself To Fulfill Its Desire

    32. If You Tend To Be A “Hater Of Forms” Appreciate What Form Has Given You

    33. Incite Others To The Highest Spiritual Attainment Of Which They Are Capable

    34. Insist On The Obedience Of The Lunar Lords; The Discipline You Impose Aids Their Striving

    35. Karma Enforces Sacrifice; Realize This

    36. Know That The “Highest Light Controls” From The Summit Of Consciousness

    37. Learn The Meaning Of The “Sealed Vase” Which You Are To “Cast Before The Feet Of Him Who Waits To Greet You At The Gate”

    38. Let Devotion To The Soul Reveal Your Daily Duty

    39. Let The Fulfillment Of The Dictates Of Conscience Be Your Passion

    40. Let Your Burning Desire Serve The Higher Mind And Not The Lower

    41. Life Is Serious, But A Sense Of Humor Can Only Help

    42. Loyal And Steadfast: These Words Describe You

    43. Make Haste More Slowly; “Haste Makes Waste”; If You Rush You Will Violate The Law Of Economy

    44. Make Your Dreams And Desires Realities; Manifest, Bring Down To Earth

    45. Many Will Follow You Because You Inspire Them; Lead Them Cautiously

    46. Master Jesus Was A Carpenter And A Capricorn Individual. What Does This Mean To You?

    47. Master The Disciplines Of Purification

    48. Maximize The Intensity Of Your Focused Desire

    49. Negate Desire But Only Low Desire; Some Desires Lead To Liberation On The “Mountain Top”

    50. Once Committed, So Regulate Your Life That You Will Never Waver

    51. Promise  Because Your Are Moved To Do So; But Keep Your Promises Because It Is Your Duty To Do So

    52. Pursuing Your Sacred Goal, Leave Nothing To Chance

    53. Raise Your Desires To An Increasingly High Standard

    54. Regulate Your Impulses

    55. Resist Temptation Through Moral Rectitude

    56. Rouse Yourself; There Are New Heights To Be Achieved

    57. See From A Higher Vantage Point And Introduce A Broader Point Of View; The Path Of The Devotee Can Be Too Narrow

    58. Serve The “Father”; Do Not Simply Be Dependent Upon Him

    59. Set Your Eyes Upon The Peaks; They Represent The Consummation Of Your Desire

    60. Walk Sure-Footedly Upon The “Burning Ground”

    61. With Full Responsibility, “Bear The Sword”

    62. Temper Ardor With Realism

    63. Transcend The Love Of Earthly Power; Aspire To Heavenly Power Instead

    64. Transform Vision Into Realization; The First Is Seen From Below—The Second From The “Mountain Top”

    65. Tread With Ardor The Path Of Initiation

    66. Trust In The Reliability Of Great Spiritual Powers

    67. Understand The Relationship Between Politics And Religion

    68. Upon The Path, Observe The Law Of Economy; Throw Away All That Is Non-Essential

    69. Your Destiny Calls; What Will You Sacrifice To Reach It?

    70. Your Search May Take You To The “Heights” Or To The “Depths”; See That You ‘Survive’ Both



Mantra for Capricorn and the Sixth Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
Devotedly, with ardor keen with earnest aspiration, I strive to scale the heights where dwells the “Highest Light” of soul—the “light upon the mountain top”.

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
“The Highest Light Controls”—when standing in the synthesis of “isolated unity” perceived upon the “mountain top” by those who conquer death through their devotion to a great Ideal.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol for R6/Capricorn

Enraptured at the center of a ‘Scintillating Rosy Flame’, the ardent ‘Devotee of Life’ aspires with all intensity, with fire controlled and disciplined, to climb straight to the “mountain top” where reigns the King—the “Highest Light” of all.


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Capricorn and R6

Utilize these contrasts to understand how these two energies may contrast or conflict with each other when they are found together within the human energy system.


In Comparison With


1.   Transmits R1, R3 and R7 constellationally


1.   R6

2.   Transmits principally R3, and R5 through its planetary rulers


2.   R6

3.   Colors: green (given by D.K.) and possibly (on a hypothetical color-scale incrementally related to the chromatic musical scale) blue-indigo or indigo, or indigo violet


3.   Colors: silvery rose and light blue

4.   Note: Possibly A


4.   Note: DO or C

5.   Expresses principally at the ajna center via Venus, and at the crown via R1. Further expressions may reasonably be found that the throat via R3 and Saturn, and at the base of the spine via R1 and R7. Unique expression may be found at the ‘unicorn center’ as distinct from the ajna center.


5.   Expresses through the solar plexus center and, at a later stage of evolution, through the ajna center (cf. EH 149)

6.   Creative Hierarchy number V/X, unliberated


6.   Creative Hierarchy number IV, liberated, and Creative Hierarchy number VI/XI, unliberated

7.   Hypothesized as especially expressive in relation to the Mineral Kingdom via Saturn and Vulcan, the Human Kingdom via Venus and Saturn, the Kingdom of Souls via Venus, and the Kingdom of Solar Lives via Sun/Vulcan (ruler of third decanate).


7.   Relates to the Vegetable Kingdom, the Animal Kingdom and the Kingdom of Planetary Lives

8.   Expressive of “hard-line” rays


8.   A “soft-line” ray

9.   Identified with the will


9.   Identified with desire and aspiration

10.   Promoting manifestation


10.   Promoting and the aspiration to rise ‘above’ matter

11.   A major sign of concretion


11.   A major ray of abstraction

12.   A sign inducing much common sense.


12.   A ray type much needing common sense

13.   Realism


13.   Idealism

14.   Verification


14.   Belief

15.   Functions according to the Law of Economy


15.   Functions with excess and with “undue emphasis” and expenditure

16.   Achieves emotional control and regulation (i.e., “crosses the water”) (EA 332)


16.   Frequent emotionalism until regulation is achieved

17.   Archetypally governing the third initiation


17.   Archetypally associated with the second initiation

18.   Thinking, planning, calculating


18.   Hoping, wishing, dreaming, envisioning

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Capricorn and R6

Utilize these similarities to further understand how these two energies may combine with or reinforce each other (for better of for worse) when they are found within the same energy system.

A.  Few Connections Between the Two: There are relatively few connections between these two energies.

B. Both Function in Relation to the Ajna Center: They both function through the ajna center. The sixth ray confers “the vision” and Capricorn “sees” through the ajna, brow and “third-eye” (all of these being distinct from each other).

C. Connected Via Venus: Interestingly a strong Venus-connection exists between Capricorn and Venus, for Venus is the hierarchical ruler of Capricorn, and Venus is the “home of the planetary Logos of the sixth ray” (TCF 595)

D. Psychic Perception: The sixth ray is one of the rays promoting psychic perception. (cf. EP II 373) Interestingly, Capricorn is also related to the development of the psychic nature: “These (the form aspect and the psychic nature) reach an eventual concrete perfection in Capricorn…” (EA 341).

E. Powers of Persistence: Though, essentially, very different energies, both Capricorn and the sixth ray generate strong powers of persistence.

F.  Planning and Envisioning the Future: Capricorn, so adept at planning, and the sixth ray, so ready to envision the future, unite in their process. These two energies, taken together, unite the third and sixth “Rule for Inducing Soul Control”—“The Urge to Formulate a Plan” (linked to Capricorn) and “The Quality, Innate in Man, to Idealise” (related to the sixth ray)

G. Respect for Authority: Interestingly, in both types there is to be found a respect for authority. Capricorn will often proceed “by the book”. Many sixth ray types believe in the “Good Book” (of whatever religion or ideology), taking such a book as an incontrovertible authority. Capricorn seeks to the “looked up to” and the sixth ray hopes to find someone or something “to look up to”.

H. Relevant to the Process of the Second Initiation: Each of the first five initiation is, in a sense, ruled by Capricorn. The sixth ray governs the second initiation. Together, Capricorn and the sixth ray provide a measure of the emotional control and aspiration towards the mental life which must be achieved at the second initiation.


A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

Ray 6 Capricorn

Joan Baez
Folk Singer and Songwriter

Father Joseph Damien

Jane Fonda
Actress, Fitness Guru, Political Activist

Joan of Arc
French National Heroine, Patriot, Visionary

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Preacher, Leader of American Civil Rights Movement

Elvis Presley

Woodrow Wilson
President of the United States during WWI