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

in progress

& Ray 2

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 Aries with Ray 2



Sun Aries (or Ascendant Aries), R2P or R2S
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R1 and R7

This, in general, is a somewhat contradictory indication. No significant mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges either constellationally or through the rays usually considered as transmitted through the ruling planets. A rather weak reinforcement may be considered as present because the second ray is transmitted through the Sun, the ruler of the second decanate of Aries. Also, second ray Jupiter rules the first decanate {in esoteric, counter-clockwise order} and the third decanate {is exoteric, clockwise order}. Perhaps the exaltation of the Sun in Aries may, indeed, reinforce second ray qualities, for those with this combination.

The “Ram” must become the sacrificial “Lamb of God”, slain, for the sake of others, “from the foundation of the world”. The exaltation of the Sun can be likened to the Resurrection Initiation {the seventh}, in which the second ray energies of Love-Wisdom dominate {cf. R&I 340}. Perhaps, considering the sum of all the various sub-influences, we could say that the overall ray two reinforcement is mild.


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

    1. The naïve narcissism of the selfish, self-centered Aries person combines with the permissive indulgence induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the second ray. (These undesirable qualities would be in the nature of a relapse or reversion to a formerly bound condition, as it is not possible to have a first or second ray personality unless one is at least an aspirant. The first or second ray may, however, enter the personality by other lines of influence.)

    2. Naïve disregard of boundaries. One who “cannot contain” himself.

    3. Not knowing where one belongs. (Saturn too weak).

    4. Allowing oneself any whim or pleasure.

    5. Promiscuous—too eagerly affiliative. Indiscriminately rushing into attachment: “Let form again be sought”. The ‘seeding’ tendency expressed through lower love.

    6. Shameless and unrestrained “love of being loved”

    7. Overestimation. Thinking “too big”, too inclusively.

    8. Over-expenditure of personal energies. Profligacy.

    9. Indiscriminately active; unreasoning positivity.

    10. Conflicts between approach and avoidance. Desiring to rush in and yet being afraid of the consequences due to second ray fear of impact.

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
Additionally, where relevant, combine Ascendant Sign, Aries, with the second ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

    1. Eagerness for the new, characteristic of the advancing Aries individual combines with the naturally expansive and inclusive attitude induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the second ray.

    2. Exuberant positivity. Believing in the limitless potential of the human being.

    3. A winning optimism. The glass is always “half-full”.

    4. Good spirits”. Jaunty cheerfulness.

    5. Trustingly embracing new experiences. A strong sense of the “goodness of life”.

    6. Sometimes caught between sensitivity (second ray) and the urge to rush forward (Aries).

    7. Liberal expenditure of energy.

    8. Hope springs eternal in the human breast”.

    9. The “new” is always better than the “old”.

    10. On the Path of Discipleship: eagerness for the light.

    11. On the Path of Discipleship: the rising (Aries) of the Christ Force (second ray).

    12. On the Path of Discipleship: recognition that love renews all experience.

    13. On the Path of Discipleship: holding the possibility of the upliftment and redemption of all beings. The attitude that everyone always has a chance to be restored.


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, Aries, with the second ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

    1. A dynamic radiation of the Life Aspect characteristic the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Aries, combines with a great positivity induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the second ray.

    2. The bringer of new life and new light.

    3. Great generosity of spirit.

    4. Willingly undertaking initiatives of love.

    5. The thrill of loving-being poured forth from the heavenly worlds—regardless of circumstances and conditions.

    6. Inspiring and attractive magnetism—life and love united. Symbolically, the Sun/Son of God is exalted.

    7. The ability to inspire people to see new possibilities. Persuasive but not overbearing.

    8. Sacrificially offering oneself without hesitation. The joy of sacrifice if love is sufficiently powerful.

    9. Rising over all adversity because of love.

    10. Loving all unconditionally. Seeing all united within a state of being.


(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 Aries and the Second Ray
(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)

    1. Accelerate The Growth Of Consciousness And Understanding

    2. Act Immediately Upon Spreading The Ageless Wisdom

    3. Affirm Comprehensive Inclusiveness

    4. Assert The Beauty Of The Divine Pattern

    5. Be Assertive In Saving And Salvaging

    6. Be Daring In The Expansion Of Consciousness

    7. Be First In Giving

    8. Be First To Bless

    9. Be The One

    10. Begin Building

    11. Burst Forth With Revelation

    12. Come Forth Expressing Love-Wisdom

    13. Come Forth With Compassion

    14. Declare The Value Of Unity

    15. Direct The Dissemination Of Spiritual Education

    16. Do Not Hold Back In The Expression Of Empathy

    17. Enfire Attraction To The One

    18. Emerge Sharing The Inner Vision

    19. Emphasize Group Unity

    20. Enunciate Detailed Unity

    21. Expend Great Energy In Revelation

    22. Hasten To Initiate Loving Interplay

    23. Immolate Attachments

    24. Incinerate The Bonds To Multiplicity (To All But The One)

    25. Initiate Blessings

    26. Initiate Relationship

    27. Insist Upon An Attitude Of Caring

    28. Launch Educational Initiatives

    29. Lead Towards Group Unity

    30. Make Haste With Carefulness

    31. Pierce New Dimensions For The Sake Of Illumination

    32. Pioneer New Methods Of Expanding Consciousness

    33. Plunge Into The Ocean Of Light And Love

    34. Proclaim The Ageless Wisdom

    35. Promote Hierarchy

    36. Push Forward In Scholarly Endeavors

    37. Send Forth With Power—Loving Thoughts

    38. Sound The Keynote Of Right Human Relations

    39. Spear-Head The Development Of The Teaching

    40. Smash Against The Forces Of Darkness And Ignorance

    41. Start The Process Of Sharing

    42. Thrust Forth The Light

    43. Undertake The Act Of Blessing



 Mantra for Aries and the Second Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
I seek to see and then reveal the shining Oneness of All Being.

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
I See the Greatest Light” Ablaze within the Oneness of All Being.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol/Image/Scene for R2/Aries

Focussed in the center of a radiant Lotus Blue, the Scholar/Teacher heralds to an ignorant and darkened world a vigorously new, inspiring all-inclusive vision of the Oneness of the Whole.


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

    Discover Potentials to be Derived from
    Energetic Contrasts Between Aries and R2

    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 and R7 constellationally.

  1. R2

  1. Transmits principally R6, R4, and R7 through its planetary rulers.

  1. R2

  1. Colors: carmine red (or scarlet red) and possibly (on a hypothetical color-scale incrementally related to the chromatic musical scale) red, red-orange, orange (“roaring orange”).

  1. Colors: Indigo blue, sapphire blue, light blue

  1. Note: DO or C

  1. Note: SOL or G

  1. Expresses through the crown center, and secondarily, via Mars and Mercury, through the solar plexus and ajna center (near or after the time of the third initiation).

  1. Expresses through the heart chakra; the “heart in the head” and also through the spleen as solar prana on our planet.

  1. Creative Hierarchy II, liberated

  1. Creative Hierarchy number II/VII, unliberated

  1. Hypothesized as especially expressive in relation to the Mineral Kingdom, the Animal Kingdom and the Kingdom of Solar Lives.

  1. Related to the Vegetable Kingdom and the Kingdom of Souls.

  1. Identification with Father and the Son

  1. Identification with the Mother and the Son

  1. Full of assertion

  1. Full of receptivity

  1. Strenuously forcing

  1. Magnetically inviting

  1. Conflictual

  1. Placating, ameliorating

  1. Active

  1. Passive or more economical with motion

  1. Full of rapidity

  1. The “wise use of slow action” (EP II 142)

  1. Bursting forward

  1. Steadily, without let up, moving ahead

  1. Synthesizing

  1. Unifying

  1. Identified more with Electric Fire and Fire by Friction

  1. Identified more with Solar Fire

  1. Identified more with the Life Aspect

  1. Identified more with the Consciousness Aspect

  1. Experiential—plunging in

  1. Studential

  1. Impatient

  1. Patient

  1. Standing, dancing, leaping

  1. Sitting

  1. Scattering seed

  1. Nurturing seed


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived
from Energetic Similarities Between Aries and R2

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.

  1. Connected to the “Son of God”: While the energies of Aries and those of the second ray are highly contrasted, they share a connection to the “Son of God”. The second ray, of which the Sun is a strong transmitter, is always connected with “God the Son”—the second aspect of divinity. Aries represents the “sacrificial lamb” (also the “Son of God”), “slain from the foundations of the world” (cf. EXH 268-269). Further, Aries represents the “scapegoat”—again, the one who is sacrificed, reviled, and driven into the wilderness. The Christ (in the West, the great Representative of the second divine aspect) is known as the “scapegoat”.

  2. Exaltation of the Second-Ray Sun: The Sun (distributor of the second ray—both through its soul and personality) is exalted in Aries, thus revealing a powerful connection between this sign and the second ray.

  3. Connected to Sanat Kumara: Sanat Kumara, the Lord of the World, has many names. When He is called the Eternal Youth, a name suggesting the sign, Aries, is used. This Eternal Youth is (despite his obvious first ray associations) a great Representative on our planet of the second ray of Love-Wisdom, coming from the Solar Logos, of Whom Sanat Kumara is a direct Disciple. The Eternal Youth, the ‘Aretian Youth’, is the highest example upon our planet of the “Teaching Ray”, the great second ray. (cf. LOM 302)

  4. Relation to the Monad: Both the second ray and Aries have a strong connection to the monad. The monad is focussed upon the second plane of the cosmic physical plane and, by numerical affinity, has a strong connection with the second ray, regardless of what may be its particular ray quality. A monad is a “lord of ceaseless persevering devotion” (“The Monad is Life, the sustaining force, a Lord of persevering and ceaseless devotion to the pursuit of a seen and determined objective.”) (EP I 48)
    Aries, of course, is associated with the spirit of man—again the monad. The monad goes forth under an Aretian impulse, as a great sacrifice to lower life forms. Its motive is divine love. Thus, again, through the monad, we see the connection between Aries and the second ray.

  5. Related to the Resurrection Initiation: The Resurrection Initiation, most conceivably ruled by Aries, of all constellations/signs, the one most associated with the theme of resurrection, is additionally ruled by the second ray. Further, this initiation, focuses the life of the initiate upon the first plane of the cosmic physical plane, the “Sea of Fire”. It is reasonable to see this “Sea of Fire” associated with the first sign, Aries. Aries, as well, carries the “sea” symbolism, as its symbol is often the head of a ram with the tail of a fish.

  6. Related to the First Initiation: Because the first initiation is the first, Aries, the first sign of the zodiac is naturally implicated. As well the first initiation represents the mounting of the Fixed Cross (ruled generically by the second ray as the Cardinal Cross is ruled by the first and the Common Cross by the third). The initiate enters (Aries) the Kingdom of Souls at the first degree, and in this kingdom, it is the second ray which predominantly rules.

  7. Related to the Third Initiation: At the third initiation the initiate is introduced by Aries into the Mysteries of Being. As well, it is at that initiation that the soul (generically ruled by the second ray) achieves irrevocable dominance over the personality. The third initiation is the first (Aries) solar initiation, and the second ray is the ray predominantly to be associated with the Solar Logos (whose soul and personality are both on the second ray).

  8. Related to the Fourth Initiation: It is also possible to relate Aries and ray two to the fourth initiation, because of the fiery, liberating burning processes which take place at that initiation allowing polarization upon the buddhic plane, and because it is the second aspect of the will which is responsible for the destruction. “What, therefore, brings about the destruction of the soul body? The destroying agent is the second aspect of the Will.” (R&I 216)

A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

A List of Famous Individuals for Whom Aries is Either the Sun Sign or Ascendant and in Whom the Second Ray is Proposed as Prominent

Richard Alpert (Baba Ram Dass)
American Author and Spiritual Teacher (Sun Sign)

Eric Fromm
Psychiatrist, Social Psychologist, Author of “Escape from Freedom” (Sun Sign)

Abraham Maslow
American Psychologist, Pioneer in the Transpersonal Psychology Movement (Sun Sign)

Dane Rudhyar
French-American Author, Astrologer, Composer, Artist (Sun Sign)