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 Pisces with Ray 5



Sun Pisces (or Ascendant Pisces), R5P (or R5S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R2 and R6

No significant mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges with respect to this combination, whether through rays transmitted constellationally through the sign Pisces or through its ruling planets. Mars, the esoteric ruler of the third decanate and the exoteric ruler of the first, probably does transmit the fifth ray through certain of its vehicles, but this is only a weak reinforcement at best. Pluto, in its role as investigator and researcher, has some fifth ray association, just as does Mars—the “alter ego” or Pluto.

The fifth ray is, however, somewhat reinforced, through the exaltation of Venus in this sign. The operative category of mutual reinforcement should be Weak by Decanate Rulership or Numerical Association, Only.


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

i.      The desire for safety from intrusion (protection from disturbing contacts)a desire characteristic of the self-absorbed Pisces person combines with a progressively technical, comfort-serving mastery of the outer environment induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the fifth ray.

ii.    Creating comfort through technology.

iii.    The mind and technology are made to serve regressive psychological tendencies. Inventing new methods of retreat.

iv.     Finding ever more sophisticated ways to support addictions. New technology; new substance; new fix. Drug lab.

v.    Living science fiction as if it were real. Some ‘modern’ cults have done this.

vi.    Delusions supported by the reasoning process. Making fantasy seem to make sense.

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 desire to ameliorate pain, suffering and misfortune—a desire characteristic of the advancing Pisces individual combines with the scientific search for solutions to pressing problems—a search induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the fifth ray.

ii.   The intelligent, problem-solving mind acts as an instrument of the compassionate heart.

iii.  A growing ability to blend mind (fifth ray) and imagination (Pisces).

iv.    Light-filled entry into the psyche. Psychology. Psychiatry. Rationality in the therapeutic process. Empathy and an alert mind.

v.    Good observers (fifth ray), especially of the emotional field (Pisces). Growing emotional objectivity.

vi.    A relaxed and patient approach to discovering the truth. Emotions (increasingly serene—Pisces) do not interfere with clarity of thought (fifth ray).

vii.   Union of objectivity and subjectivity—science and psychism approach each other.

viii.   Learning to unite Science (ray five) and Religion (Pisces)

ix.     Science and Beauty serve each others purposes.

x.    On the Path of Discipleship: pursuit of the meditative life. Rationality and reflectivity combined.

xi.    On the Path of Discipleship: the sensitizing of the mind so that it may discover the reality of the soul.

xii.    On the Path of Discipleship: developing the “Science (fifth ray) of the Emotions (Pisces)”.

xiii.    On the Path of Discipleship: learning to use the focussed, illumined mind as an agent of deglamorization.

xiv.    On the Path of Discipleship: learning to use the mind as an agent of salvation. Turning the problem-solving abilities of the mind on a number of dire human problems.

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, Pisces, with the fifth ray as either the ray of the personality or soul

i.      The ability, intuitively and factually, to see, feel and sense the presence of soul and to identify with it—an ability increasingly possessed by the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Pisces, combines with an aptitude scientifically to penetrate through and beyond the realm of outer form in order to discover the true nature of the world of soul—an aptitude induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the fifth ray.

ii.    The Science of the Soul. Scientific investigations into the higher dimensions. Rational entry are into extremely subtle dimensions. For instance, the “new physics” is an example of this combination.

iii.      The constructive union of science and psychism under the Master H.

iv.     Prefiguring coming realities through science fiction. Is truth stranger than fiction? Or is fiction the accurate precursor of truth?

v.    Blending buddhi and manas. Fusing the intuition with the mind. Under the fifth ray, “Three Minds Unite”. The energy of Pisces adds buddhic intuition to this mental union. The mind becomes fourfold, on the way to a culminating fivefoldness, when atma (for our purposes, the “universal mind”) is added.

vi.     Learning to work from within the “Mind of God” (fifth ray) as a savior (Pisces).

vii.    Under this combination some of the higher potentials of the fifth ray emerge: “The Rose of God”; “The Brother from Sirius” (Pisces and the fifth ray both have a Sirian connection); “The Beloved of the Logos”

viii.       These two energies are connected to the Second Cosmic Path—that of Magnetic Work.


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



Mantra for Pisces and the Fifth Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness

“Three Minds Unite” in glory, in a light supernal free from taint of evil. The reign of evil now must end, the world must be saved. I am a lum’nous savior and redeemer of the world.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol for R5/Pisces

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 Pisces 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 R2 and R6 constellationally


1.     R5

2.     Transmits principally R2, R6 and R1 (plus R1, R6, R7) through its rulers (including the special rulership by Neptune)


2.     R5

3.     Colors: lavender (given by D.K.) and, possibly, violet-red


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

4.     Note: Possibly B


4.     Note: LA or A

5.     Expression is strong through the solar plexus via Neptune and R6, through the heart center via Neptune, Jupiter and R2, through the soles of the feet (naturally) and through the heart in the head via Jupiter, Neptune and R2.


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

6.     Creative Hierarchy number I, liberated


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

7.     Hypothesized as especially expressive in relation to the Vegetable Kingdom via Neptune, Jupiter, R2 and R6, the Kingdom of Souls via Neptune, Jupiter and R2, the Kingdom of Planetary Lives via Jupiter, R2 and R6. (There is also some justification that Pisces should be considered expressive in relation to the consummating Kingdom of Solar Lives—a Shamballic Kingdom).


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

8.     Associated with the Divine Mother and the divine consciousness of “God the Son”


8.     Associated with the Mind of God

9.     Heart


9.     Mind

10.     Unity, fusion, synthesis


10.     Particulation under the Law of Cleavages (until much later when this ray becomes “The Divine Connecter”

11.     Connected with that which is ‘soft’


11.     Connected with that which is ‘hard’

12.     Related to the Path of Mysticism


12.     Effective in aiding the transference from the Path of Mysticism to the Path of Occultism

13.     The Psychic


13.     The Occultist as Scientist

14.     Mystical meditation—meditation without seed


14.     Occult meditation—meditation with seed

15.     Intuitive


15.     Logical

16.     Emotional


16.     Reasonable

17.     Emotionally attached


17.     Mentally detached

18.     Gives a tendency to be overcome by glamor


18.     A ray useful in Deglamorization—especially when faced with emotional glamors rather than the more mental glamors (illusions)

19.     Initially unfocussed


19.     Highly focussed

20.     Often ineffective in the concrete worlds, especially the world of matter


20.     Focussed, practical and effective in the concrete worlds, and especially in the world of matter.

21.     Inclusive


21.     Exclusive

22.     Etherializing


22.     Concretizing

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Pisces 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.     Linked Through the Fifth Creative Hierarchy: Pisces is associated with the saving mission of the Fifth Creative Hierarchy, which is ruled, in part, by the fifth ray.

B.     The Heart of the Sun: Pisces has a direct connection to the “Heart of the Sun”. The fifth ray, too, (especially as it expresses in its higher aspects) is connected to Venus, the Heart of the Sun and Sirius.

C.     Science Fiction: Strangely, both Pisces and the fifth ray unite in the area of science fiction. Pisces is always open to undreamt of possibilities. The fifth ray, too, can conceive (especially in technical terms) of the presently inconceivable.

D.     Psychic Research: These two energies also unite in the area of psychic research. The Master Hilarion who presently is focussing upon the fifth ray, is said to be working with the psychics of the world, presumably attempting to bring science and psychism closer together.

E.      The Science of the Soul: Pisces and the fifth ray will also unite when pursuit of the knowledge of the soul becomes a true science. The soul is the subtle psyche of all Nature (Pisces), and the fifth ray will provide the luminous and yet sufficiently subtle means of studying and experimenting within the field of this psyche.

F.      The Meditative Life: Both of these influences appear in the approach to the meditative life. There is no true occult meditation without the fifth ray. Pisces (though transmitting primarily soft-line rays, at least constellationally) inclines towards the reflective life of meditation.

G.     Observation: Both Pisces and the fifth ray know how to stand back and observe. Both energies, therefore, can incline towards unobtrusiveness. They each seek, at least initially, a certain psychic difference from experience so they may assess its true nature. Later, Pisces will enter through identification, whereas the fifth ray may keep its observational distance.

H.     Related to the Processes Important at the Second Initiation: At the second degree there is a purification which is related to the water sign, Pisces. But also, there is a clarification (deglamorization) of the emotional field and the achievement of a degree of mental illumination and “spiritual intelligence” (DINA II 267)—both of which can be seen as relating to the fifth ray.

I.     Related to Certain Processes of the Fifth Initiation: Pisces is a sign of consummation. This consummation can be considered related to the fourth degree (from one perspective—that of terminating association with the incarnational process), or to the fifth degree (considered as the end or consummation of the series of planetary initiations and the beginning of the sequence of Sirian Initiations). Pisces also brings some initiates into relation with Shamballa (presumably, at the fifth degree). In addition, from the perspective of numerical affinity, the fifth ray must necessary relate to the fifth initiation—especially since the factor of illumination is so intense at the initiation knows as the “Revelation”.


A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

Ray 5 Pisces

Alexander Graham Bell
Inventor of the Telephone

Nicolaus Copernicus

Italian Physicist-Astronomer