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

in progress

& Ray 5

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 Aquarius with Ray 5



 Sun Aquarius (or Ascendant Aquarius), R5P (or R5S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R5

A very strong mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges due to the constellational transmission of the fifth ray — though not yet in greatest strength — through Aquarius. The appropriate category of reinforcement would be, Strong by Constellational Transmission, and before long, Very Strong. When Aquarius will relieve Leo as the strongest transmitter of the fifth ray is unspecified by the Tibetan.

This Aquarius/fifth ray mutual interplay is strengthened by the transmission of the fifth ray through Uranus — is it through the mental nature? — and through Uranus again as a veiled hierarchical ruler, as well as in relation to Vulcan {another veiled hierarchical ruler}. Vulcan is associated with concretion {fifth ray} and with the mineral kingdom, so related to the process of concretion.

From the decanate perspective, Venus {ruler of the third and first decanates — esoterically and exoterically, respectively} transmits the fifth ray, and Mercury, ruler of the central decanate in both cases, is associated with a very probable fifth ray transmission — arguably from the monadic level.

In sum, the fifth ray expresses powerfully through this constellation, and those born in or under Aquarius, and with the fifth ray prominent as conditioning the soul or personality, and even the monad or the mind, will find the two energies reinforcing each other with significant strength.


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

i.    The cool (even cold) aloofness of the self-interested Aquarius person combines with the strictly mental, analytical attitude induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the fifth ray.

ii.     Distant, aloof , detached. “A mind and brain embodied in a man”.

iii.    The Law of Cleavages, negatively understood, prevails.

iv.     Logic devoid of feeling. Afraid of emotion, or simply cannot relate to emotion.

v.     Man-as-computer. “Bionic man”. Techno-man. Man-the-machine.

vi.     Losing the human touch because of excessive mentality. Unbalanced.

vii.     Interested in externals. Objectivity devoid of a counter-balancing subjectivity.

viii.    Potentials for pride, separateness and cruelty.

ix.     Strongly opinionated, with fixed ideas as to what constitutes truth and what, nonsense.

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 strong desire for the improvement of conditions characteristic of the advancing Aquarius individual combines with the scientific, problem-solving experimentalism induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the fifth ray.

ii.     The scientific spirit. Inspired to discover.

iii.      Transcending belief and the simple acceptance of tradition.

iv.     Excellent researcher.

v.     Ever interested in the experimental acquisition of ‘new’ knowledge.

vi.     The inventor. Bringing down and through the knowledge which will transform human living.

vii.     On the Path of Discipleship: strong powers of concentration applied to the meditative life.

viii.    On the Path of Discipleship: learning how mind and the condition of the mental body governs the etheric body.

ix.     On the Path of Discipleship: occultism. Science and spirituality are united. Thus, a scientific and not a mystical approach to the spiritual life.

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, Aquarius, with the fifth ray as either the ray of the personality or soul]

i.    The progressive ‘transformationalism’ increasingly possessed by the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Aquarius, combines with the capacity, through science, to master energy—a capacity induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the fifth ray.

ii.     Responsible for a tremendous release of etheric energy into the modern world (“atomic energy”). Will be responsible, for a continuing and even greater release of subtler and yet more powerful energies into the humanity of the present and coming centuries.

iii.      A channel for the exact knowledge which transforms human life and society. An agent for the continuing scientific revolution. Transformational discoveries.

iv.     The interdisciplinary scientist. Science is one; the fields of specialization, many.

v.     Telepathic abilities—involving the ajna center and third eye.

vi.     Identified as the soul. Master of energy—at least of the energies of the three lower worlds.

vii.     Ability for the scientific study of the siddhis.

viii.    Growing knowledge of vibration—planes, keynotes, colors, sounds.

ix.     One who has become a true Knower.

x.     Adept at the scientific study of the soul and of even high dimensions.

xi.     Excellence in the science of the soul, esoteric psychology—a science deeply connected to the fifth ray. (EP I 50)

xii.     The ability, increasingly, to know what the soul knows. This means one identifies as a soul and, therefore, knows as a soul.

xiii.    Eventually, able to create a synthesis of factual, occult knowledge, and to apply that knowledge to the redemption of humanity and the planet.


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

1.      Abundantly Pour For The ‘New’ Energies As They Are Discovered In The “New Age”

2.      Add Significantly To The Content Of Group Knowledge

3.      Analyze The Specific Energy Content Of The State Of “Brotherhood”

4.      Ascertain The Techniques For Ensuring The Success Of The “Divine Circulatory Flow”

5.      Are You Strong Enough To Carry The Burden Of Knowing?

6.      Apply All Your Mental Powers To The ‘Science Of Energy’

7.      Become Knowledgeable Concerning The ‘Science Of Cycles’

8.      Be Completely Specific About Which Energies You Will Wield In Which Situations

9.      Be Known As A Group In Which Common Sense Prevails

10.   Be Sure That The Network Is Supplied With The Technology It Needs To Work Well

11.   Bend All Resources Of The Group Mind To Discovering The True Nature Of Hierarchy

12.   Blend The Light Of The Fifth Kingdom With The  “Light That Shines On Earth Across The Sea”

13.   Commit Yourself To The Overcoming Of Ignorance And The Widespread Distribution Of The Light

14.   Conduct Research Into The ‘Science Of Group Relations’

15.   Contribute To The Science Of Aviation—Even ‘Subjective’ ‘Aviation’

16.   Cultivate In The Group The Attitude Of The Observer

17.   Develop The Group Into A Research Instrument

18.   Develop With Your Group The Science Of Group Occult Meditation

19.   Discover The Formulas Of The Future!

20.   Distribute Widely The Fruits Of Technology

21.   Ensure That The Focused Mind Is Used ‘Centrically’ Rather That Eccentrically!

22.   Ensure That The Group Is Thinking Correctly And On The Basis Of Facts

23.   Exemplify A Truly Progressive Scientific Spirit

24.   Experiment And, Thus, Discover. Let The Groups Of Which You Are A Part Adopt The Same Approach!

25.   Focus The Group Mind

26.   For The Sake Of Humanity’s Process, Wrest The Secrets Of Nature From Their Concealment

27.   Fortify The Group’s “Will-To-Know”!

28.   Give All, But Give Exactly As Needed!

29.   In The Company Of Your Group, See Clearly In That Part Of The “Clear Cold Light” Which Pertains To Universal Mind

30.   Invent!

31.   Investigate The “Garment Of God” In Relation To The Seventh Manifested Creative Hierarchy

32.   Investigate The Methods Of The One Initiator In Relation To “Group Initiation”

33.   Invoke The Group Solar Angel For The Descent Of Soul Light

34.   Know That The Group, Itself, Must Periodically Undergo Close Examination; Let The Group Prepare!

35.   Learn Something Really Useful About The Technology Of Flight!

36.   Let Analysis Pave The Way To Synthesis

37.   Let The Group Know Exactly What It Is Doing When It Wields Energies

38.   Let The Group Detach Itself From All Impedimentary Emotion

39.   Let The Group Make A Concerted Attack Upon Glamor, Utilizing A Focused Beam Of Group-Light

40.   Let The Group Together “Enquire The Way”

41.   Let The Group Together Research That Which Must Be Discovered

42.   Let The Healing Group (As A Group) Apply Itself To Diagnosis

43.   Let The Shining Of The Group Light Prevent Bias

44.   Make Sure The Group Is Informed And Knowledgeable

45.   Modernize Approaches To Research

46.   Oh, “Angel With The Flaming Sword”, Admit The Group Into Ashramic Precincts Only When It Has Fulfilled All Requirements, Exactly

47.   Oh, “Brother From Sirius”, Illuminate The Group With Sirian Light As The Group Approaches The Ashram

48.   Oh, “Dispenser Of Knowledge”, Dispense Knowledge Far And Wide

49.   Oh, “Crystallizer Of The Form”—Crystallize Only The Forms Need By Hierarchy To Manifest The Plan

50.   Oh, “Dividing Sword”, Demarcate In Your Understanding The Boundary Between The Cosmic Dense Planes And The Cosmic Etheric Planes

51.   Oh, “Great Connector”, Unite Spirit And Matter Than The “Son” May Shine Forth

52.   Oh, “Guardian Of The Door”, Admit The Group When It Has Fulfilled The Requirements

53.   Oh, “Keeper Of The Secret”, Withhold The Formulas Of Power Until The Group Is Ready

54.   Oh, Opener Of The “Door Into The Mind Of God”, When “Three Minds Unite”, Open The Way Into The “Universal Mind”.

55.   Oh, “Ruler Of The Third Heaven”, Reveal The Manner In Which Groups Of Causal Bodies Are Divided One From Other; Disclose The Correct Group Affiliations On The Higher Mental Plane

56.   Oh, Wielder Of “The Initiating Energy”, Facilitate The Group’s Advance Into The Light And Towards The Foremost Aquarian Group—The Spiritual Hierarchy

57.   Oh, “Winnower Of The Chaff”, Discard Exactly What Is Not Needed For The Glorification Of The Group Process

58.   Overcome Skepticism; Undreamt Possibilities Exist!

59.   Participate In The Research Into And Application Of Subtle Energy Technology

60.   Periodically Update The Apparently Factual Content Of Your Mind; It May Be Obsolete!

61.   Ponder These Words: “I Mastered Energy For I Am Energy Itself.  The Master And The Mastered Are But One.”

62.   Realize That Science Means Team-Work

63.   Renovate The Methods By Which Energy Is Applied

64.   Scientifically Approach The Subject Of “Group Initiation”

65.   Seek To Discover The Types Of Energies To Be Utilized In The Future

66.   Serve Through The Distribution Of “Know-How”

67.   Strengthen The Luminosity Of The Group

68.   Study The Means By Which The Individual Solar Angel Unites With The Group Solar Angel

69.   Share Knowledge

70.   Study “Cosmic Electricity” And Fohat

71.   Study The Modes Of Purifying The Astral Plane With Mental Light

72.   Subject Group Process To Exacting Analysis

73.   Team Together To Discover!

74.   Together Let The Group Probe And, Thus, Prove

75.   Together Penetrate The “Disk Of Golden Light”

76.   Together, Pursue The Truth In All Exactitude

77.   Transform Group Process Through Proven Techniques

78.   Utilize Group Resources To Intensify The Light Of The Soul

79.   Vitalize The Etheric Body Through The Application Of Specific Energies Exactly Where Needed

80.   What Is The Numerical Component Of Universality?

81.   When Attempting To Arrive At The Facts, Prove The Old Adage, “Many Minds Are Better Than One.”

82.   With Your Combination Of Energies You Can Help Administer The Antidote To Group Glamor.


Mantra for Aquarius and the Fifth Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness

“Three Minds Unite” in Glory—Discovering an All-Pervasive Oneness. As Penetrating Knower of the this Oneness, I become a Searching Server of the Humanity, the Bearer of the “Burden of the World”.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol for R5/Aquarius

Intent within a ‘Beam of Intensely Focussed Light Divine’ the ‘Scientist of Life’


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Aquarius and R5

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 principally R5 constellationally


1.     R5

2.     Transmits principally R7, R2 and R4 (plus R1, R6, R7) through its veiled and unveiled planetary rulers


2.     R5

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


3.     Colors: orange (exoteric) and indigo blue (esoteric)

4.     Note: Possibly B flat


4.     Note: LA or A

5.     Expresses universally through all centers but especially through the sacral center via Uranus and heart center via Jupiter. Expression via the heart in the head and, pervasively, through the entire head center is also likely. Basal center expression via the Moon/Uranus (fire of matter) is also likely.


5.     Expresses through the ajna center, where it serves at the primary ruler

6.     Creative Hierarchy number VII/XII, unliberated


6.     Creative Hierarchy number III, liberated and Creative Hierarchy number V/X, unliberated

7.     Hypothesized as especially expressive in relation to the Mineral Kingdom via the Moon/Uranus, the Human Kingdom via Uranus and R5, the Kingdom of Souls via Jupiter and R5, the Kingdom of Solar Lives via Vulcan and Uranus.


7.     Related to the Human Kingdom and the Kingdom of Souls

8.     Connected to “God the Holy Spirit” and somewhat to “God the Father”


8.     Connected to “God the Son” (“The Rose of God”)

9.     Related to the Law of Synthesis


9.     Related to the “Law of Cleavages”

10.   Universalizing


10.   Specializing

11.   Polymath


11.   Expert, specialist

12.   The “Forest”


12.   The “Trees”

13.   Distributing, circulating


13.   Concentrating

14.   Fluctuating affect


14.   Flatter affect, more arid, unresponsive

15.   Simultaneity


15.   ‘Sequentiality’

16.   Unitive


16.   Analytical

17.   Heart and head


17.   Less heart, more head (until the latter days of evolution)

18.   The group as a whole


18.   The item or individual within the group

19.   Genius—creativity


19.   Genius—research and discovery

20.   Both abstract and concrete-minded


20.   More concrete minded

21.   Visionary


21.   Functionary (at first)

22.   Overthrowing the old system


22.   Making sure the system “works”—whether the old system or the new

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Aquarius and R5

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.      Fifth Ray is Transmitted Through Aquarius: These two energies are closely related as the fifth ray has a powerful transmission through the constellation Aquarius.

B.     Mastery of Energy: Both influences are involved in the mastery of energy. Our modern civilization (from one perspective, “the atomic age”) testifies to the usefulness of both Aquarius and the fifth ray in this regard.

C.     Stimulating the Scientific Revolution: Both energies are spearheading the modern scientific revolution.

D.     Inventiveness: Both energies incline those they influence towards inventiveness.

E.     Overthrowing the Past: Neither energy is a friend of the past for its own sake. Aquarius seeks the overthrow of the past and the fifth ray detects the errors in the thinking that built the past.

F.      Detachment: Both energies incline towards detachment.

G.     Related to the Kingdom of the Soul: Both are related to the Kingdom of the Soul. The Kingdom of the Soul is the fifth Kingdom. Aquarius soon will be the principal distributor of the fifth ray. Further, the Kingdom of the Soul is characterized by group consciousness—a state of consciousness intimately related to the Aquarian energy.

H.     Telepathic Transmission: Both energies are involved in telepathic transmission. The fifth ray rules the ajna center which is both a sender and receiver in the telepathic process. Aquarius, governing radio, television and, in general, the sending and receiving of subtle energy currents, is necessarily related to telepathy.

I.    Active at the Third Initiation: Both are active at the third initiation. Aquarius (with its universalizing attitude and its symbolization of the Spiritual Triad) is as strongly involved in this initiation as is Capricorn, and Aquarius transmits the fifth ray which governs the third initiation. (cf. R&I  268-269) Let us remember that one of the key words for the third initiation is “Science”, thus, in yet another way, relating this initiation to Aquarius and the fifth ray.

J.     Possible Relation to the Fifth Initiation: The fifth initiation (though governed by the first ray) must necessarily be related to the fifth ray because it is the fifth initiation. Leo is the fifth  sign (the sign of mastery). Leo distributes the first and fifth rays, and Aquarius distributes the fifth ray (with a strong access to the first ray via the Great Bear). The fifth ray of “intensest light” fits with the idea of the Initiation of Revelation. Aquarius as the polar opposite of Leo (Aquarius, indicating consummation), fits at this initiation which for, most human beings, is the consummation.

Certainly, there is completion of the relationship to the matter/force of the first solar system to which Aquarius and Alcyone are related. Man becomes the five (Leo), and stands upon the fifth or atmic plane; but he also becomes the eleven, Aquarius, and is thus as full member or Hierarchy. The consummation of the incarnational process which he experienced at the fourth initiation, does not yet make him a full member of the Hierarchy, because the first Sirian Initiation (the fifth planetary initiation) is still wanting.

A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

Ray 5 Aquarius

Tycho Brahe

Charles Darwin

Thomas Alva Edison

Auguste Piccard

Jules Verne
Author of Science Fiction