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 Aries with Ray 7



Sun Aries (or Ascendant Aries), R7P (or R7S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R1 and R7

A strong mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges due to the constellational transmission of the seventh ray through Aries. The appropriate category of reinforcement would be, Strong by Constellational Transmission.

This reinforcement is further strengthened by the transmission of the seventh ray through Uranus, the hierarchical ruler of Aries. Jupiter, which has a significant seventh ray component {probably personality or, perhaps, sub-monadic ray} is the ruler of the first decanate {in esoteric order} and the third decanate {in exoteric order}. Clearly, the higher the evolutionary status of the seventh ray personality {or soul}, the stronger will be the reinforcement of the seventh ray, as it is not reinforced by either the exoteric or esoteric planetary rulers.


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

  1. The imposing militarism of the self-centered Aries person combines with the rigid regimentation induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the seventh ray

  2. Forcing conformity and imposing patterns.

  3. Organization more important than individuality.

  4. Mind more important than Nature.

  5. The “Procrustean bed”. Lethal rigidity. Straight lines and hard angles.

  6. Forceful regimentation. Intolerant of individuality. Grinding all “in the iron mill of routine”

  7. Forced and unnatural rhythms.

  8. The martinet. The drill-sergeant. “Boot camp”. The marching band. Nazi rallies. Shot if one steps out of line

  9. Compulsive promptness. Living experience “like clockwork”.

  10. Small and tight organizational procedures which ignore the larger organism.


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

    1. The vigilant exercise of control characteristic of the advancing Aries individual combines with a focused attentiveness to correct expression through form induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the seventh ray. Forceful efficiency. Swift organizer. (Lord Kitchener)

    2. The excellent running or directing an organization. Directing the team.

    3. Manifesting the “impossible”.

    4. The power to sculpt, to bring material “into shape”.

    5. Architecture. Materializing the conception.

    6. Efficient mastery of “men and materiel”.

    7. Bringing the life under rule and discipline.

    8. Efficient group creativity upon the physical plane.

    9. The well-coordinated and winning team. Rapid progress through coordination and teamwork.

    10. Refusing to hear that something “cannot be done” or that a good idea “cannot be manifested”.

    11. On the Path of Discipleship: learning to receive soul-promptings and then see them through into manifestation—actually, force them through into manifestation. Carrying out soul impulses in every particular.

    12. On the Path of Discipleship: eager following of the rules of group life. A combination useful for carrying out rules upon the Paths of Aspiration and Discipleship. This would be especially useful at the time of the first initiation (with which both Aries and the seventh ray are involved).

    13. On the Path of Discipleship: learning to “rule” from the plane of mind in a highly structured and militant way. Whipping the personality life into shape.

    14. On the Path of Discipleship: learning to impress soul patterns upon the personality and the environment.


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

    1. The power to align with the purpose of the Spirit Aspecta power often possessed by the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Aries, combines with a strongly developed ability to bring spirit into matter—a relational ability induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the seventh ray.

    2. The white-magical process from conception to execution.

    3. The ability to work with the Divine Will and the Divine Plan—in some degree of detail.

    4. Knowing the archetype and using all means to ensure that it manifests.

    5. A powerful ability to bring life into form, and spirit into matter.

    6. Following the Divine Law with exactitude in order to produce results in conformity with that Law.

    7. Vertical, hierarchical living.

    8. The power to see Pure Being within the realm of form.

    9. The power to create not just unity, but a living synthesis upon the physical plane.

    10. The soul vitally present within the personality.

    11. The spirit vitally present within the soul-infused personality.

    12. Vital preparation for the resurrection of matter by creating livingness-in-matter.

    13. Eventually, ‘Hierarchy-on-Earth’.

    14. Finally, ‘Shamballa-on-Earth’.

    15. The consummation of the original Divine Purpose upon the physical plane.



(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 Seventh 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. Act Without Hesitation To Fulfill Your Role In Hierarchy

    2. Arouse And Inspire The Team

    3. Be Daring In Renovation And Reorganization

    4. Be First In Final Fulfillment

    5. Begin Properly

    6. Begin Yet Achieve Completion

    7. Be Militant In Exercise (“Military Exercises”)

    8. Be Rigorous In Execution

    9. Bring New Life To Organizations

    10. Commence Building

    11. Conceive Archetypes And Express Them

    12. Confront Deviation From The Intended Pattern

    13. Do Not Stop Until Perfected Expression Is Fulfilled

    14. Enforce Regulations

    15. Engage Vigorously In Rites, Rituals And Ceremonies

    16. Have Your Way, But In Good Form

    17. Impose Laws

    18. Initiate Transformation

    19. Insist On Regularity

    20. Invent New Paradigms

    21. Keep To Regimens

    22. Launch Movements And Organizations

    23. Make Haste Towards Consummation

    24. Organize Swiftly, Immediately

    25. Organize Initiatives

    26. Originate New Patterns

    27. Persist With Practice

    28. Pioneer New Procedures

    29. Prepare Meticulously To Begin

    30. Proclaim A New Structure

    31. Propel Spirit Into Matter

    32. Push For Manifestation

    33. Push Through New Policies

    34. Regiment!

    35. Rehearse Constantly

    36. Renew Traditions

    37. Resurrect Matter Into Spirit

    38. Revitalize Old Yet Worthy Forms

    39. Rule From The Plane Of Mind As A Magician

    40. Sacrifice All For The Materialization Of The Divine Plan

    41. Stand Forth As An Example

    42. Start Networks

    43. Synthesize Activity Upon The Physical Plane

    44. Fulfill Your Function With Vigor

    45. Will Perfected Expression Upon The Physical Plane



Mantra for Aries and the Seventh Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
I seek to manifest in perfect form the pattern which the Oneness of all Being has revealed.

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
When the “Highest and the Lowest Meet”, Oneness of all Being is Expressed in Perfect Form


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol/Image/Scene for R7/Aries

Invoking at the center of a ‘Magic Circle’ rightly drawn, the ‘Magician of his Life’ receives a new impression of a Plan-inspired pattern of relations, which he seeks, with force insistent, to impose upon the world


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

    Discover Potentials to be Derived from
    Energetic Contrasts Between Aries 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


Transmits R1 and R7 constellationally.



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



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”).


Color: violet

Note: DO or C


Note: TI or B

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


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 (under the impress of the seventh ray planet, Uranus).

Creative Hierarchy II, liberated


Creative Hierarchy number V, liberating, and Creative Hierarchy number VII/XII, unliberated

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


Relates to the Kingdom of Solar Lives and the Mineral Kingdom.

Identified with the Life Aspect.


Identified with the fusion of the Life, Consciousness and Matter Aspects.

Identified with the ‘highest”


Identified with the “highest” and “lowest”

Emphasizes the head center


Emphasizes the sacral and base of the spine centers, though in the third degree initiate, Uranus (the seventh ray planet) rules the head center.

Identified principally with Spirit


Identified principally with Matter




Identified with spiritual subjectivity


Identified with material objectivity







Often rude


Usually polite

Often crude


Usually polished



Cautious and restrained

Often chaotic


Usually well-organized

Forceful in confrontation


Legalistic in confrontation

Spontaneous, loving surprises


Forethoughtful, often disliking surprises

Identified with the destruction and shattering of form


Identified with the creation and preservation of the form

Capricious in action


Usually sequential in action, or at least acting in a well-planned manner.

Proceeding according to inspiration


Proceeding according to formula

Emphasizing newness in every moment


Emphasizing established pattern, habit and routine (unless the Uranian aspect of the seventh ray is expressing strongly).


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Aries 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.
  1. Aries and the Seventh Ray Closely Connected: Aries is closely connected to the seventh ray due to the constellational transmission of the seventh ray through Aries.

  2. Spirit and Matter—the “Highest and the Lowest”: The seventh ray relates the “highest” and the “lowest”—spirit and matter. This is also true of Aries. Of the disciple in Aries it is stated: “He started in Aries with Mars ruling, and the great war between the dualities which constitute the man began. The pairs of opposites were thus brought into relation with each other.” (EA 210) With respect to the seventh ray and its Word of Power, “The Highest and the Lowest Meet”; Aries, too, engages the great Pairs of Opposites.

  3. Regimented Discipline: Under both Aries and the seventh ray, the factor of regimented discipline is applied. Those influenced by Aries can become, metaphorically, the “drill sergeant”, forcing all into strict conformity. This is true, as well, of those who are strongly influenced by the seventh ray.

  4. Related to Archetypes: Both Aries and the seventh ray are related to archetypes. Archetypes are divine patterns or patterns in the heavens. Uranus (hierarchical ruler of Aries and distributor of the seventh ray) is the planet of archetypes and is called the “heavenly sphere”. (cf. EA 432)

  5. Uprising of Kundalini: It is reasonable to conclude that both Aries and the seventh ray are associated with the uprising (Aries) of kundalini from the base of the spine (seventh ray). There comes a time, late in the developmental process, when seventh ray Uranus can be considered a ruler of the base of the spine center.

  6. Alchemical Process: These two influences have a close association in the alchemical process. The seventh ray is the “Divine Alchemical Worker” (EP I 85), and Aries is associated with the burning ground of transmutation. Transmutation is “the passage across from one state of being to another, through the agency of fire.” (TCF 476). It can be seen how Aries, the burning ground and Uranus are connected to this transmutative process. In a way, Aries rules all states of being. Aries is the zodiacal sign most identified with being.

  7. Reasonable Relation to the First Initiation: The seventh ray is the predominant ruler of the first initiation. Aries distributes the seventh ray and is also related to Uranus which, as ruler of the sacral center, figures strongly in this initiation. The first initiation represents the initial entry into the Kingdom of Souls. This initial entry is (as all initial entries are) correlated with Aries. The subjection of the physical vehicle to regimen and regimentation (a requirement at the first initiation) is facilitated by this combination of energies.

  8. Possible Relation to the Seventh Initiation: Aries should be considered closely related to the seventh ray through the seventh initiation, which focuses upon the seventh plane (from below upwards), the logoic. This initiation is called the Resurrection, which connects it definitely to Aries, which can be called the ‘Sign of Resurrection’


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 Seventh Ray is Proposed as Prominent

Giovanni Casanova
Adventurer, Profligate Lover, Meticulous Diarist, ‘Magician’ (Sun Sign)

Carlos Castaneda
Anthropologist, Author of the “Don Juan” Series (Proposed as Aries but Possibly Taurus)

John Dee
Elizabethan Sage, Scholar, Astrologer, Occultist (Proposed Ascendant)

Benjamin Franklin
American Statesman, Printer, Scientist, Inventor, Diplomat, Civil Servant (Proposed Ascendant)

Thomas Jefferson
Third President of the United States, Author of the Declaration of Independence, Musician, Architect, Inventor (Sun Sign)

Robert A Millikan
Discoverer of Cosmic Rays (Sun Sign)

Wilhelm Reich
Austrian-American Psychoanalyst and Pioneer of Sexual Freedom, Proposed the Exixtence of the ‘Orgone’ Energy (Sun Sign)