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

in progress

& Ray 7

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 7



Sun Capricorn (or Ascendant Capricorn), R7P (or R7S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R1, R3 and R7

A very mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges due to the constellational transmission of the seventh ray—and in greatest strength—through Capricorn. The appropriate category of reinforcement would be, Very Strong by Constellational Transmission. Additional mind reinforcements would come through any seventh ray transmission through Saturn—Lord of the systemic and cosmic physical planes—each of them the seventh plane in a series of seven planes.

The seventh ray does not appear in decanate ruler transmissions; only in relation to Vulcan {linked to Mercury and the Sun in the third esoterically sequenced decanate} is there a seventh ray association—with the mineral kingdom.


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

i.      The unwillingness to bend the rulesan attitude characteristic of the self-centered Capricorn person combines with the tendency towards unoriginal routinization induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the seventh ray.

ii.      The “dead letter of the law”.

iii.     A life governed by policies. Hiding behind those policies.

iv.     Imitativeness. Lack of originality.

v.       Dread of surprises. Fear of changing a plan suddenly. Lack of spontaneity. Lack of adaptability.

vi.     The tyranny of tradition. The confines of custom. The paralysis of precedent.

vii.    Loss of touch with oneself as a living source.

viii.   Life consumed by externalities, trivia, inconsequentialities.

ix.    Crystallized sameness; inability to grow.

x.      Rejecting the new.

xi.    The forces of conservatism. Legalistic, bureaucratic obstructionism.

xii.   The small conquers the great; the “letter” suffocates the spirit.

xiii.  Mummification. The soul and spirit entombed.


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 regulatory and governing powers of the advancing Capricorn individual combine with the organizing, administrative abilities induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the seventh ray.

ii.      “Walking the talk”.

iii.    Considerable supervisory, managerial and coordinative abilities.

iv.    Political and economic effectiveness; creating a reliable foundation.

v.      Great powers of stabilization. Steadfastness in action.

vi.    Smoothly functioning division of labor.

vii.   Knowledge made useful. Wisdom in application.

viii.  On the Path of Discipleship: the practical and practising disciple.

ix.   On the Path of Discipleship: creating a well-organized program of discipleship service.

x.    On the Path of Discipleship: regularity of spiritual habits (for instance, regularity of meditation).

xi.   On the Path of Discipleship: excellent timing in the application of energy and force.

xii.  On the Path of Discipleship: forging well-organized networks of individuals and groups united for spiritual purposes.

xiii.  On the Path of Discipleship: living the temperate, moderate, well-regulated life, thus saving oneself and others from the dangers of extremism upon the Path.


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 seventh ray as either the ray of the personality or soul

i.   The power to fulfill an increasing measure of karmic obligations—a power possessed by the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Capricorn, combines with the magic of skill-in-action induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the blank ray.

ii.   Capacity to fulfill the “Five P’s”: Purpose, Planning, Programme, Pattern, Precipitation. (cf. DINA II 361-362)

iii.    Perfected control of the personality life. Strict alignment between thought, word and deed. Demonstrable Hierarchy in action.

iv.   The skillful white magician.

v.    As an initiate—living a life of “sanctified normality”. (IHS 205)

vi.   Consummate skill-in-action. Polished execution. Perfected enactment.

vii.   A completely reliable member of the Ashram. Alignment is precise, and the ability to transfer Ashramic purpose into practical execution of Ashramic intention is (within inevitable limitations) virtually faultless.

viii.   In this combination above all other, “The Highest and the Lowest Meet”. Capricorn is the diamond, containing the point of elevation and the point of deepest immersion. The seventh ray as well governs both “heaven” and “earth”, as well as the relation between.

ix.     Consummation. Perhaps even the third, fifth and seventh initiations could be assisted by this unification of energies, for Saturn is important in each, and in each there is the completion of a unit of occult work—the first involving an integration and transcendence of three planes, the next,  five planes and the next involving seven planes.



(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 Seventh Ray
(On Behalf of Humanity and the One Great Work)

1.     Approach Initiation Through The Conscientious Fulfillment Of Requirements—Step By Step

2.     Ascend Gradually

3.     As “Keeper Of The Magical Word” Make Sure That Those With Whom You  Would Share The “Word” Live Up To The Necessary Standard

4.     As “The One Who Lifts To Life” Know That Life Is Found Upon The Mountain Of Initiation

5.     Avoid Conventionality; There Are Always New Ways To Accomplish Desirable Objectives

6.     Avoid Imposing Rigid Patterns On The Spontaneous Flow Of Life

7.     Become A Builder Of Organizations And Organisms

8.     Become A Noteworthy Example Of Professionalism And Reliability

9.     Be Known For Masterful Organizational Abilities

10.    Beware Sectarianism And The Pride That Accompanies It

11.    Build Slowly And Carefully According To The Design Of The “Great Architect”

12.    Bureaucracy Has Value If It Does Not Induce Forgetfulness Of Purpose

13.    Carry Out Your Duty With Precision And Exactitude

14.    Certain Of The Deepest Mysteries Can Only Be Approached By Those Who Have Mastered Occult Obedience; Obey Your Conscience—The “Voice Of The Soul”

15.    Christ Can Come To Birth In The Human Heart When The Lowest Elemental Is Disciplined And Purified

16.    Codify The Law

17.    Complete All Tasks Assigned To You

18.    Comport Yourself With Dignity

19.    Develop Correct Spiritual Habits On The Way To The Chamber Of Initiation

20.    Erect An Edifice; You Are The “Builder Of The Square”

21.    Execute Your Duties In The Most Responsible Manner

22.    Fashion Policies Which Are Completely Clear

23.    For You Accomplishment Lies In Graded, Orderly Steps

24.    Formality Is Useful At Times; Formalism May Become An Obstruction

25.    Fulfillment Of The Age-Old Rules Builds The Foundation For Achievement And Ascent

26.    Express Your Keen Sense Of Duty Through Karma Yoga

27.    Honor Those Who Will Full Exactitude Have Fulfilled The Law

28.    Labor On With Perseverance, Oh “Worker In The Magical Art”

29.    Learn Adaptability; Do Not Resist Change And Progress

30.    Learn The Intended Cycles For The Manifestation Of The Divine Plan; Clearly Understand Your Task Within Those Cycles

31.    Let The Highest Achieve Perfected Expression Through The Form

32.    Manifest—You Have A Genius For It

33.    Manifest Only That Which Is Most Needed And Of The Highest Quality

34.    Maintain The Vehicles For Endurance; Regular Process Will Reduce Wear And Tear And Increase Their Longevity

35.    Manipulate The Wand To “Raise The Dead To Life”

36.    Master The Necessary Magical Formulas And Always Use Them Appropriately

37.    Observe The Ways Of The “Father”, The Ancient One; Daily He Enacts His Sacred Ritual

38.    One Does Not Run Up A Mountain; Lay Careful Plans And Carefully Follow Them

39.    Organize Regulatory Institutions

40.    Organize! This Is Your Great Ability.

41.    Overcome Rigid Habits And Routines

42.    Participate Consciously, To The Extent That It May Be Possible For You, In The Daily Ritual Of The “Ancient Of Days”

43.    Perfected Expression Through Form Is Your Objective

44.    Perform Efficiently And In An Orderly Manner

45.    Perform Well—Always!

46.    Preserve And Observe Ancient Traditions; Many Have Value In The Modern Day

47.    Repay Karma With Diligence; Repayment Is Achieved In Measured Cycles

48.    Require Professionalism; When It Comes To Measuring Achievement, Leniency Is A Disservice

49.    Respect You Have; You Have Earned It. Now Earn Love.

50.    Rhythmic Application Of The Necessary Rules Will Lead To High Achievement

51.    Rise Through The Ranks Through The Appropriate Speech And Action

52.    Ritualize The Daily Performances Of Your Life

53.    Scrupulously And In An Orderly, Well-Regulated Manner, Fulfill Your Dharma

54.    Serve As The Perfect Chamberlain, Functioning Appropriately Through Word  And Deed

55.    Set Up Replicable Systems That Work

56.    So Administrate, That All Remains Thoroughly Under Control

57.    Speak The Mantra And Magical Words Which Will Build The Subjective, Spiritual Edifice

58.    Stand As A Pillar Of Responsibility

59.    Strengthen The Establishment; But Choose A Worthy Establishment To Strengthen

60.    Study The First Initiation; Many With Your Combination Of Energies Are Equipped To Pass Through It

61.    The “Highest And The Lowest Meet’ Upon The Plains Of Earth; Facilitate Their Union

62.    The Rituals Of The Temple Are Known To You; Perform Them With Exactitude

63.    Those Who Act And Speak Appropriately Rise In Society; Recognize Appropriate Speech And Action As Means To A Worthy End

64.    Through Rite And Ritual, Approach Your “Father In Heaven”

65.    Through The Pressure Of Severe Self-Control You Will Ascend

66.    Utilize Transmutation As A Means To Ascent

67.    When Approaching The “Holy Place” Do So With Full Respect, All Movements Subjugated To Law And Order

68.    When Laws Must Be Imposed And Rules Obeyed, Demonstrate Skill-In-Action

69.    With Full Responsibility Be “The Watcher In The East”

70.    Work Towards The Fulfillment Of Destiny In A Measured And Gradual Manner



 Mantra for Capricorn and the Seventh Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
With full responsibility, I seek controlled expression of the perfect, Plan-intended form, achieved by those who learn to see, as from the lofty “mountain top”, the way by which the “Highest and the Lowest [are to] meet”.

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
“The Highest and the Lowest Meet” for one who upright takes his stand, in synthesis, in “isolated unity”, perceived upon the “mountain top” by those who conquer death through lawful magic—Magic White.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol for R7/Capricorn

Invoking at the center of a ‘Magic Circle’ rightly drawn, the wise ‘Magician of his Life’ contemplates profoundly both the Purpose and the Plan, to which he consecrates all energies and forces—that the Pattern in the Heavens may be crystallized, made perfect in its manifested form on Earth.


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Capricorn and R7

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.       R7

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


2.       R7

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


3.       Colors: violet and purple

4.       Note: Possibly A


4.       Note: TI or B

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 sacral center and also (at a later stage of evolution) through the base of the spine center. Additionally, throat center expression is found in disciples

6.       Creative Hierarchy number V/X, unliberated


6.       Creative Hierarchy number V, liberating, and Creative Hierarchy number VII/XII, 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 Kingdom of Solar Lives and the Mineral Kingdom

8.       Can become rigid and crystallized.


8.       Often endowed with rhythmic grace and well-regulated fluidity of motion.

9.       Can be isolative.


9.       Generally, a linking, bridging, networking and synthesizing energy.

10.   Tends to work vertically—i.e., hierarchically


10.   Works both hierarchically and horizontally through networking.

11.   Connected with density. For instance, Capricorn rules the bones of the body.


11.   Connected to the materialized levels of life, but even more to the etheric level than to the dense physical level

12.   Capricorn can be harsh and imposing—“draconian”


12.   The seventh ray inclines towards politeness and respectful behavior.

13.   Thus, imposing


13.   “Skill-in-action” inducing cooperation

14.   “Top-down” management


14.   “Grass-roots” creative interplay

15.   Organizational consciousness


15.   Group-consciousness: Organism

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Capricorn and R7

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.      Capricorn and the Seventh Ray Powerfully Connected: There is a very powerful connection between these two energies as, in this world period, the seventh ray is transmitted in greatest strength through the constellation Capricorn.

B.     Facility upon the Physical Plane: Both types work with facility upon the lowest, or physical, plane.

C.     Respect for Laws, Rules and Regulations: Both Capricorn and the seventh ray endow those they influence with the greatest respect for laws, rules and regulations.

D.     Aptitude for the Magical Process: These energies confer aptitude for the magical process. Whether this results in white or black magic will depend upon other factors.

E.     Strong Sense of Responsibility: Each of these influences is endowed with a strong sense of responsibility.

F.      Developed Powers of Organization: Both have in common considerable powers of organization and an aptitude for organizational work.

G.     Ability to Manifest: Both types are excellent in the ability to manifest.

H.     Fulfilling Dharma: The question of dharma is of deep concern to both types. Finding the true vocation or calling (“vocational placement”) is of paramount importance to both.

I.     Pronounced Business Aptitudes: As well, they both share business aptitudes.

J.       Right Conduct and Behavior: For both types, right conduct and right behavior are important issues.

K.     Interest in Law and Laws: Both types are involved with the law, giving careful attention even to the “letter of the law”.

L.      Bureaucratic Temperament: These energies can combine for form a bureaucratic temperament. Together, they represent the office as opposed to the home.

M.     Conservatism and Rigidity: Rigidity is a liability for those influenced by either or both of these energies. Other factors notwithstanding, these are very conservative influences.

N.     Integration and Union: Capricorn (like Virgo, only with more power) represents the union of the three aspects of divinity through the three periodical vehicles (personality, soul and spirit). The synthesizing seventh ray is also ‘vertically unitive’—uniting and coordinating first the three and then the two (“The Highest and the Lowest Meet”.

O.    Perfected Diamond. Both energies rule the formation of the perfect diamond.

P.     Closely Related to the First Initiation: These energies are two which participate in the first initiation. The seventh ray is the most significant at this initiation, and Capricorn governs all five of the initiation with which we are most familiar, including the first—the birth initiation. Capricorn has always been associated with the “birth of the Christ”—another name for the first initiation.

Q.    Arguably Related to Third, Fifth and Seventh Initiations: Each involves a Capricornian mastery of planes—three planes for the third initiation, five for the fifth and seven for the seventh. The sequential control of the three, five and seven is furthered by the regulatory, masterful seventh ray.

A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

Ray 7 Capricorn

Carlos Casteneda
Anthropologist, Author

Elizabeth II of England

Benjamin Franklin
Inventor and Statesman

Jacob Grimm
Co-Creator of Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Howard Hughes
Billionaire Entrepreneur

Robert E. Lee
Commander of Confederate Forces in American Civil War

Konstantin S. Stanislavsky

J. R. R. Tolkein
Writer of Magical Fantasy