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 Aquarius with Ray 6



Sun Aquarius (or Ascendant Aquarius), R6P (or R6S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R5

A rather weak mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges expressing only through the sixth ray component of Neptune, a veiled hierarchical ruler of Aquarius, and through any sixth ray component which may be associated with Jupiter, the esoteric ruler of Aquarius. The operative category of reinforcement would be Weak by Rulership—Class 3.

If one were an initiate capable of responding to Neptune as a veiled hierarchical ruler of Aquarius, then the categorization would be relatively Strong by Rulership—Class 3. It is not yet determined, however, in what degree of strength a veiled hierarchical ruler functions when compared to an unveiled hierarchical ruler. The Moon, hierarchical ruler, transmits the fourth ray, and yet the Moon is “dead” and has no radiation! From whence does this fourth ray come? From veiled Neptune? From veiled Vulcan? Perhaps. But then, how strong is the fourth ray of Neptune and Vulcan {correlated to the ray of the Moon} when compared with the sixth ray and first ray which Neptune and Vulcan, respectively, transmit? All such questions must be tested out in the crucible of astrological experience—to be gathered during coming centuries.

From the decanate perspective, only the very weak addition of the monadically transmitted sixth ray through Venus {esoterically the ruler of the third decanate and exoterically, ruler of the first} can be considered. It is probably a negligible transmission for all except initiates of high degree.

Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

i.    The willfully-held and indulged opinions of the self-centered Aquarius person combines with the impassioned, narrow point of view induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the sixth ray.

ii.    The impassioned idealist—too passionate.

iii.    Loss of center through external commitments.

iv.    The utopian as an impractical dreamer. Dreaming, illusorily, of that which can never be (at this time). Either the victim of fantasy, or living in the wrong century (or millennium).

v.    ‘Running’ into the imagined future—unwisely, even blindly.

vi.    Ideals which have lost touch with reality. The Nazi “dream”, was much inspired by Aquarius (primitive Fascism) and the sixth ray—Hitler’s drug-inspired utopianism, separated from all true and sound human ideals.

vii.    Ultra-opinionated. Fixed, crystallized, often delusional ideals.

viii.    Impervious to reason—such is the wrongly inspired self-certainty.

ix.    Seizing the ideal of a desirable state—and over-emphasizing it until it becomes a distortion of itself. Over-inclusiveness. Overly-democratic. Overly—this or that—always an exaggeration cause the “undue emphasis” of the sixth ray.

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 visionary idealism of the advancing Aquarius individual combines with the future-oriented aspiration induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the sixth ray.

ii.    Healthy optimism for humanity (though in depressive moments, the very depths of self-rejection, and self-contempt can be experienced.

iii.      Reformational zeal.

iv.     Visions of what may be bring energy and inspiration. One has “nervous energy” beyond one’s physical capacity.

v.    On the Path of Discipleship: increasing capacity to achieve decentralization

vi.     On the Path of Discipleship: a truly idealistic vision of a better world.

vii.    On the Path of Discipleship: inspired by Aquarian ideals and eager to replace the Piscean past with newer ways.

viii.    On the Path of Discipleship: the power to elevate the group with high-minded thought and lofty goals.

ix.     On the Path of Discipleship: the power to achieve cleansing and purification. The strong aspiration of a purified astral nature.

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 sixth ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

i.    The urge to serve the group (and humanity) widely, wisely and well—an urge possessed by the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Aquarius, combines with a tendency to work under the control of the “Highest Light”a tendency induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the sixth ray.

ii.     Marked self-sacrifice for the sake of service.

iii.    Undeflectable in the commitment to spend the self in giving.

iv.    Participation in the electrifying energies of the higher worlds, makes the initiate determined to control all lower action in accordance with those energies. “The Highest Light Controls”.

v.     Devoted (sixth ray) to the outpouring of the “Waters of Life” for the benefit of humanity.

vi.    Going to extremes (sixth ray) in the determination to “empty the bowl”. Thus, one becomes the “cup which runneth over”.

vii.     At a very high point of evolution, impassioned determination to “seize on the cup”—the cup of karma—“and swiftly drain, delay not for the pain. The empty cup, the steady hand, the firm and strong endeavour lead to a moment's agony and thence to radiant life”. Through such self-sacrifice, one becomes an energy distributed throughout humanity.

viii.    In the imagery of fire—self-immolation (sixth ray) for the sake of world service.



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

1.      Arouse Your Group Brothers And Sisters To Approach The Ashram!

2.      Aspire As A Group

3.      Assist The Group To Make Its “Pledge” To The Group Soul And To The “Lodge”

4.      Associate With Groups Which Uphold The Highest Ideals

5.      As The Group Approaches The Destruction Of Its Causal Body, It Must Become “The Imperishable Flaming One”

6.      Attempt To Solve The Issues Of Group Passion And Dispassion

7.      Be Faithful The Group’s Mission

8.      Be Filled With Idealism Related To The Coming Of The New Age

9.      Be Undeflectable In Relation To The Group Goal And Thus Set An Inspiring Example

10.   Call The Group To Awareness Of Its, Perhaps, Glamorous Tendencies

11.   Commit Yourself To The “Brotherhood”

12.   Contribute To The Growth Of Group Dedication

13.   “Count All As Loss” Unless The Group Attain Its Goal

14.   Dedicate Yourself To The New Forms Of Discipleship Which Always Consider The Welfare Of The Group

15.   Demonstrate Loyalty And Adherence To The Group With Whom Your Lot Is Cast

16.   Devote Yourself To Service; Pour Forth!

17.   Devote Yourself To The Coming Of An Ideal Future

18.   Devotedly Carry Your Burden Until The End Of Your Path Is Reached

19.   Do All You Can To Make Sure That Your Group Responds To Its “High Calling”

20.   Do Not Succumb To The Glamor Of “Likes And Dislikes” Within The Circle Of The Group; It Is Far Too Personal!

21.   Does Your Group Have A Quest? Do What You Can To See That It Does!

22.   Do Whatever You Can To Ensure That Your Group Earnestly Plays Its Part In The Preparation For The Reappearance Of The “Coming One”

23.   Do Not Let The Group Lose Its Center As It Strives Towards The Fulfillment Of Its Ideals

24.   Dream Of Utopia—An Ideal Way Of Social Living

25.   Earnestly Cherish The Group And Its Purpose

26.   Encourage Group Openness To Guidance From Above, But Beware Glamor!

27.   Enfire Group Zeal

28.   Envision The High Attainments Of The New Age

29.   Focus Group Idealism

30.   Hold High The Banner Of The Group Cause!

31.   Incite The Group To Seek Group Initiation

32.   Kindle The “Group Vision”

33.   Know Yourself As A Member Of A ‘Fraternity Of Faith’

34.   Let Sacrifice Be The Watchword Of The Group!

35.   Let The Group Cause Claim Your Full Devotion

36.   Let The Group Destination Be Foremost In Your Mind And Not Your Own

37.   Let The Group Control Its Process By Means Of The “Highest Light”

38.   Let The Group Itself Be “The Warrior On The March”!

39.   Let The Group, Together, Tread The “Burning Ground” In Preparation For Its Immolation

40.   Let The Group Together Tread The Straight And Narrow Path

41.   Let The Motto Of The Fellowship Be: “One For All And All For One”!

42.   Light A Fire Under All Inert Group Members!

43.   Long For Participation In An Ideal Group, And Do Something About ‘Getting There’

44.   Make Your Contribution To The Purification Of The Astral Plane

45.   May The Group Be More The “Crucified” Than The “Crucifier”!

46.   Motivate The Group To Submit To The Control Of Its “Highest Light”

47.   Offer Your “Last Full Measure Of Devotion” To The Fulfillment Of Group Destiny

48.   Offer With Your Brothers And Sisters The Sacrifice Of The ‘Group Ego’ So That It May Truly Be An Aquarian Group!

49.   Oh, “Hater(S) Of Forms”, Hate Only Those Forms Which Limit The Service Of The Group!

50.   Oh, “Negator Of Desire”, Negate Only Selfish Group Desire; Do Not Negate The Group-Desire To Serve!

51.   Oh, “One Who Sees The Right”, Uphold For The Right For All Human Beings To Have Their Rights!

52.   Play A Definite Role In Group Uplift And Inspirations

53.   Promote Group Prayer

54.   Promote In The Group ‘Reasoned Belief’

55.   Purify Group Life

56.   Revere The Ashram And The “Brotherhood”

57.   Rush Forth Together—To Serve!

58.   Some Groups Are Meant To Blaze A Trail Towards A High And Beautiful Ideas; Do You Belong To One?

59.   Stimulate One-Pointedness In The Group

60.   Stimulate Fiery Aspiration In The Group As A Whole

61.   Strengthen Group Motivation As It Strives Into The Future

62.   Stop At Nothing In ‘Group-Pursuit’!

63.   Tend The Fires Of The Group Burning Ground

64.   The Group Must Not Deviate; Help To Keep It “On Track”

65.   Through The Presentation Of A Vivid Vision, Call Groups Together!

66.   Throw Yourself Into The Fires Of Group Life, Finding Joy In The “Festival Of Burning”!

67.   Together, Burn Your Way Through Group Glamors, Yet Fall Not Victim To The Glamor Of Group Aspiration!

68.   Together Give Your All To The Bearing Of The Burdens Of Service

69.   “Together Let The Band Of Brother Move, Out Of The Cold, Into The Fire And Towards A Newer Tension”!

70.   Together Let The Group Submit Itself To The Necessary Purifications

71.   Transform The Lunar Vehicles After Bathing Them In The Purifying Waters

72.   Understand The Meaning Of ‘Group-Pilgrimage’; With Your Group Brothers, Tread Your Way Towards The ‘Sacred’

73.   Unite With Those Who Aspire In The Direction Of Hierarchy

74.   Urge The Group Onwards—This Is Your Task!

75.   Uplift The Group Astral Body

76.   When You Pledge, Pledge On Behalf Of The Group, As If Your Were The Group!

77.   Your Dedication Should Be The Group Itself And Its Process And Not To Anyone Claiming To Be The Guru Of The Group.


Mantra for Aquarius and the Sixth Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness

“The Highest Light Controls” within a Oneness All-Pervasive—and Aflame within this Oneness, I become the Ardent Server of Humanity—the Bearer of the Burden of the World.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol for R6/Aquarius

Enraptured at the center of a ‘Scintillating Rosy Flame’, the ‘Devotee of Life’

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Aquarius 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 principally R5 constellationally


1.    R6

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


2.    R6

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: silvery rose and light blue

4.    Note: Possibly B flat


4.    Note: DO or C

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

6.    Creative Hierarchy number VII/XII, unliberated


6.    Creative Hierarchy number IV and Creative Hierarchy number VI/XI, 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.    Relates to the Vegetable Kingdom, the Animal Kingdom and the Kingdom of Planetary Lives

8.    More related to future possibilities, and rarely to the past


8.    Often related to the past

9.    Ruling the coming Age


9.    Governing the Age of Pisces which is passing

10.   Universal


10.   One-pointed, and initially narrow

11.   Governs the Age of Experience


11.   Governed the Age of Faith and Belief

12.   Group consciousness


12.   Individual consciousness

13.   The Group as leader


13.   Seeking to follow a group leader or guru

14.   Each individual is his own authority.


14.   The authority is sought outside oneself.

15.   Linked more to the group-conscious World of Soul


15.   Linked more to the lunar lords and the World of Personality

16.   Strong mental response, with some emotional instabilities


16.   Strong identification with the emotions and less with the mind

17.   Power to detach


17.   At first attachment is intense, changing later into its opposite, detachment, because of the pain of attachment.

18.   Wide-mindedness


18.   A narrower mental focus

19.   Close link to the emerging Divine Plan


19.   Hearkening back to the “good old days” connected with the lunar lords. Later the vision turns towards the future.

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Aquarius 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.       Idealism: Both Aquarius and the sixth ray share a powerful idealism.

B.     Imposition of Conclusions: Both Aquarius and the sixth ray may seek to impose their conclusions upon others.

C.     Visionary Living: Both influences incline those they influence to become visionaries.

D.     Inspiration from “On High”: Both types are capable of being inspired from on high.

E.     Impelled Towards Service: The impulse towards service is strong in both types. Aquarius is the “world server” as its mantram reveals: “Water of life am I poured forth for thirsty men”. The Law of Service (the third law of the soul) is ruled by the sixth ray.

F.      Self-Sacrifice: Both energies incline those they influence to self-sacrifice. Aquarius carries “the burden of the world”, and the sixth ray seeks self-immolation. In each case, there is a pronounced tendency to renounce the little self in favor of what the soul demands.

G.     Loss of Center—Later, Decentralization: In early days both types suffer from a loss of center. They may have difficulty building a sound ego structure. Later, through devotion to an ideal or cause, they easily become decentralized and consumed by the work to be done.

H.     Relation to Processes Important at the Second Initiation: Both influences can be understood as related to the second initiation. The sixth ray actually governs this initiation, in which the disciple is purified by both water and fire. Water represents the astral plane, and fire represents the burning ground. Mars (transmitting the sixth ray) provides the purifying fires of aspiration which contribute to the burning of all dross. Aquarius cleanses the Augean Stables, and so is part of the purifying process. Although an air sign, significant water imagery is associated with it, thus relating it to the process of purification by water (the second initiation). Aquarius, too, distributes the fires of life, for it is connected with the fires of life, which are becoming initially active at the second degree when Divine Will begins to make its presence felt.

I.    Possible Relation to the Sixth Initiation: Aquarius governs the fourth degree—the end of potential end of incarnational experience—for the Moon (ruling incarnation) is the hierarchical ruler of Aquarius indicating the threefold consummation (body, emotion and mind) of incarnated life. The Moon, also distributes the fourth ray, correlating with this fourth  initiation. The sixth ray, gives the upward tending fire, which is determined to leave the realm of the lunar lords (the Sixth Creative Hierarchy) forever behind. The first of the sixth ray, burns the attachment to these lunar lords; the permanent atoms are consumed.

A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

Ray 6 Aquarius

Lord Byron (George Gordon)

George Frederic Handel

Charles Lindbergh

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Ronald Reagan
Actor, Politician, United States President

Vanessa Redgrave
Actress, Political Activist

Maximillian Robespierre

Norman Rockwell
American Illustrator