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 Pisces with Ray 7



Sun Pisces (or Ascendant Pisces), R7P (or R7S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R2 and R6

Only a rather mild to moderate mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges through the seventh ray component of Jupiter, the exoteric ruler of Pisces. The seventh ray probably rules either the personality or the monad of Jupiter. If it rules the personality, then the influence of Jupiter would be more obvious and applicable to the average individual — as indeed it seems to be.

The category of mutual reinforcement would then be Moderate by Rulership, for the normal individual responding to the exoteric ruler. Perhaps the category moves towards Mild by Rulership, as one considers the lives of people who respond more fully to Pluto and the higher aspect of Neptune {neither of which express the seventh ray in any easily recognizable manner — though {let us ponder} Neptune rules the Eight Creative Hierarchy!

Jupiter, as well, rules the first decanate {in esoteric order} and the third decanate {in exoteric order}, thus increasing the Pisces/seventh ray mutual reinforcement for any individual born in either of those decanates. Probably, the influence is stronger in the exoteric third decanate which is the esoteric first, as if the seventh ray is the personality ray of Jupiter, the average person will respond more strongly to it than will the disciple or initiate.

Interestingly, the average non-aspiring person is said to be moving clockwise through the signs, and so, Jupiter and seventh ray would rule just before going into the last decanate of Aquarius {but for them, the first}, ruled by Venus.)

Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

i.    The desire for personal peace and comfort—a desire characteristic of the self-centered Pisces person combines with the potent need for personal security induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the seventh ray.

ii.   Spiritualism. Mediumship. Unthinking instinctuality.

iii.    Bondage and servitude to matter. Connected to the lowest possible forces.

iv.    Precipitations (seventh ray) from the lowest levels of the astral plane (Pisces, seventh ray). Hauntings, obsessions, possessions. Materializations of low entities.

v.    “Organized religion” (for better or for worse). “Organized crime” as well.

vi.     Closing, sealing, setting in final form. Crystallization (seventh ray) before dissolution (Pisces). No further growth is possible. “Holding situations” until termination.

vii.    Rules and regulations (seventh ray) which disempower (Pisces) and imprison (Pisces).

viii.   Associated with mental hospitals, asylums, penitentiaries, and prisons—all of which are set apart from society, and are run according to strict rules and schedules.

ix.    Privation of individuality


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 and uplift the conditions of life—a desire characteristic of the advancing Pisces individual combines with a practicality and skill-in-action induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the seventh ray.

ii.    ‘Organized benevolence’.

iii.    Practical (seventh ray) empathy (Pisces).

iv.    Understanding of the regimens (seventh ray) which heal, redeem and restore (Pisces)—whether standard medical practice or more progressive approaches.

v.    Organizing programs (seventh ray) to tend to the needs of those who cannot help themselves (Pisces). Structured amelioration.

vi.    On the Path of Discipleship: learning how to complete.

vii.   On the Path of Discipleship: learning the fulfillment of all remaining karmic responsibilities. Following the necessary laws and rules for karmic expiation.

viii.  On the Path of Discipleship: finding new ways (seventh ray) to bring the subtleties of soul life (Pisces) into manifestation (seventh ray).

ix.   On the Path of Discipleship: rhythmic approach (seventh ray) to the inner worlds (Pisces).

x.    On the Path of Discipleship: learning the white magic which precipitates the quality of the soul into the personality life and consciousness.

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 seventh ray as either the ray of the personality or soul

i.      The will and fervent desire to see the redemptive fusion of spirit, soul and matter accomplished—a psycho-spiritual orientation increasingly characteristic of the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Pisces, combines with the magical power to bring the “highest” (spirit) and the “lowest” (matter) into perfected relationship—a power induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the seventh ray.

ii.    Sensitivity to the “Soul of the World”, the Anima Mundi.

iii.    Practical occultism. Many psychic capabilities.

iv.     Redeeming (Pisces) the personality, the group, and eventually, humanity, through the white magic of the soul/spirit (seventh ray)

v.    Bringing the monad (Pisces) into manifestation (seventh ray).

vi.   The Solar Angels (Redeemers under Pisces) have manifested their will on Earth (seventh ray).

vii.  “Heaven” (Pisces) descends on Earth (seventh ray).

viii.  Consummation, ending, accomplishment. The final ray and the final sign unite.


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



Mantra for Pisces and the Seventh Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness

When “Highest and the Lowest Meet”, evil has no rightful place. The reign of evil now must end, the world must be saved. With magic I redeem and save the world.

Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol for R7/Pisces

Invoking at the center of a ‘Magic Circle’ rightly drawn, the ‘Magician of Life’

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Pisces 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 principally R2 and R6 constellationally


1.     R7

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


2.     R7

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


3.     Colors: violet and purple

4.     Note: Possibly B


4.     Note: TI or B

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 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 I, liberated


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

8.     Dissolving Space and Time


8.     Creating Space and Time

9.     Related to formlessness


9.     Related to form

10.     Leveling all things through dissolution, which is the return to spirit


10.     Hierarchicalization. To all things there is a priority and rank.

11.     The sign of consummation—hence absolute perfection     


11.     The ray of a relative perfection

12.     Related to the consciousness aspect, and, to a degree, to the matter aspect.


12.     Related most strongly to the matter aspect, but synthesizing all three.

13.     Often ineffective on the physical plane


13.     Highly effective upon the physical plane

14.     Conditioning the emotional life


14.     Conditioning the etheric life

15.     Initially, influences the personality towards unclarity and confusion


15.     Always influences the personality towards clarity

16.     Indicates emotional identification and attachment


16.     Indicates emotional regulation and detachment

17.     Inclines the mind towards receptivity and intuition


17.     Inclines the mind towards clarity in the thoughtform-making process.

18.     Produces vulnerability


18.     Inclines towards uprightness, strength and independence

19.     A sign of simultaneity


19.     A ray of sequentiality—of “all things done decently and in order” (EP I 210)

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Pisces 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.    Spiritualism: These influences combine in the area of spiritualism. Subtle influences (Pisces) are precipitated (seventh ray).

B.    Finality: These influences are closely related because Pisces is the last of twelve signs and the seventh ray is the last of seven rays. When they occur together, they bring with them the energy of finality—“Consummatum Est”. Thus they conclude experience upon the Mutable Cross. One wonders if they occur together on the Fixed Cross (at the time of the fourth initiation) indicating the opportunity to enter the Cardinal Cross.

C.    The Alpha and Omega in Relation to the Creative Hierarchies: In a certain respect, these two influences are the alpha and omega within the world of the Creative Hierarchies. Pisces rules the highest of the Creative Hierarchies (at least among those of which we have been told anything). The seventh ray (with Aquarius) rules the lowest of the Hierarchies. They cover the whole span of subhuman, human and superhuman development (within our range of apprehension).

D.    The “Highest and the Lowest”: Through the seventh ray, the “Highest and the Lowest Meet”. Aries is the first as well as last, and Pisces too, is the first as well as last. Pisces, in a way, rules that which is highest—for our purposes, Shamballa. As well, it rules that which is lowest, the unredeemed dregs of the previous solar system and the previous chain.

E.    Ceremonial Worship: These two energies, Pisces and the seventh ray, come together in the field of ceremonial worship—the province of Jupiter, which both rules Pisces and has a seventh ray component.

F.    Related to the First Initiation: This combination of energies will be effective at the time of the first initiation. Pisces ends experience upon the Common Cross preparing for entry upon the Fixed Cross at the time of the first initiation. The seventh ray is the ray governing this initiation.

A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

Ray 7 Pisces

Luther Burbank

Bela Lugosi
Actor, Especially in Horror Films

Vaslav Nijinsky
Ballet Dancer

Samuel Pepys

Vincent Price
Actor, Art Connoisseur

Francis Rakoczy