Sun Aries (or Ascendant Aries), R6P (or R6S)


Sun Aries (or Ascendant Aries), R6P (or R6S) (Plus Constellationally Transmitted R1 and R7)

A strong mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges due to the transmission of the sixth ray through Mars, the exoteric ruler of Aries. The applicable category is Strong by Rulership—Class 1.

There is also a decanate reinforcement of the sixth ray, with Mars ruling the first decanate {in exoteric order} and the third decanate {in esoteric order}. For the ordinary, non-aspiring human being born in Aries, this reinforcement could be considered very strong; average Aretians are significantly Martian in their behavior.


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

  1. The head-long, unreasoning passionate drive of the selfish Aries person combines with a fiery obsessiveness induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the sixth ray.
  2. Inflamed solar plexus. “Losing one’s head”.
  3. Unbridled enthusiasm. Lacking self-control. Irrationality. “Wild horses”.
  4. Rash and impulsive. Lack of realism.
  5. Immoderate. Even fanatical. Unbalanced extremism.
  6. Desperately needs restraint. Impulsively plunging into the ‘new’.
  7. Militaristic. “Flame-thrower”. “Send in the marines.” “Wave the flag”. Kamikaze. The “loose cannon”.
  8. Fighting over ideals.
  9. Great heat and little light to be seen. Irrationality.
  10. Consumed in one’s own flame. Dying of one’s own desire.
  11. The blind leading the blind”.
  12. The flame of wrath, but “burn out” is an ever-present danger.
  13. The “driven” life. But who is in the “driver’s seat”?
  14. Narrow, intolerant idealism.
  15. Cruelty. The imposition of ideals. Forcing conversions.
  16. Obsession


Advanced Human Being; Aspirant; Disciple: Additionally, where relevant, combine Ascendant Sign, Aries, with the sixth ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

    1. The impassioned courage of the advancing Aries individual combines with the presence of great devotion to a chosen objective—a devotion induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the sixth ray.
    2. Enthusiasm for beginnings.
    3. Willingness to pursue the goal or ideal “no matter what”.
    4. Ardent, undeflectable persistence despite danger and adversity.
    5. Power to motivate.
    6. Strenuous one-pointed effect to achieve high objectives.
    7. Counting oneself as little and the goal as much.
    8. Driving forward under the impulsion of the ajna center.
    9. On the Path of Discipleship: burning aspiration.
    10. On the Path of Discipleship: willingness to sacrifice the lower self in the fires of aspiration and idealism.
    11. On the Path of Discipleship: increasingly able to inspire and uplift.
    12. On the Path of Discipleship: following the promptings of the soul, despite all world considerations.
    13. On the Path of Discipleship: yet, forcing oneself, often unwisely, to achieve soul promptings and spiritual goals. Excessively driven.
    14. One the Path of Discipleship: great and strenuous efforts on behalf of the soul.
    15. On the Path of Discipleship: experiencing the fires of purification (baptism as by fire).


Advanced Disciple; the Initiate: Additionally, where relevant, combine Ascendant Sign, Aries, with the sixth ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

      1. The power to champion the value of Divine Archetypesa power so frequently present within the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Aries—combines with a valorous, self-sacrificial idealism induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the sixth ray.
      2. Counting all as loss unless the “high calling in Christ” is achieved.
      3. Access to “The Highest Light” and earnestly desiring/willing that it control.
      4. Learning to both live and die for a cause included within the Divine Plan.
      5. Realizing the unreality of the world of Space-Time, and the reality of the World of Being, the World of Archetypes. This realization allows one to live those Archetypes into the lower worlds.
      6. Realizing the transcendent nature of Diving Impersonality.
      7. The power to abstract, rising into pure being.
      8. A readiness for self-immolation.
      9. Fiery martyrdom if need be.
      10. The “fastest path”; speed and self-sacrifice united; martyrdom.


    Directives for Aries and the Sixth 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. Be Aflame With Devotion
    2. Begin A Pilgrimage
    3. Be Indefatigable In Pursuit Of The Goal
    4. Be Straightforward And Sincere
    5. Burn With Dedication And Commitment
    6. Champion The Cause
    7. Count All As Loss Except The Great Objective Be Achieved
    8. Dare To Seek Immolation
    9. Do Not Stop Until The Seeker And The Sought Are One
    10. Drive Forward Along The Path
    11. Enunciate The Creed
    12. Fight For Your Convictions
    13. Flame With Intensity
    14. Hasten Towards The Highest Light
    15. Initiate Quests
    16. Inspire Initiatives
    17. Inspire Loyalty
    18. Lead The Crusade
    19. Make Haste To Fulfill Your Mission
    20. Proclaim The Vision
    21. Pursue Your Passion
    22. Sacrifice All For Your Beliefs
    23. Sound The Keynote Of The Highest Ideal
    24. Walk Straight And With Courage Upon The Burning Ground
    25. Will To Reach And Merge With The “Beloved”


    Mantra for Aries and the Sixth Ray

    Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
    Burning with devotion full, I yearn to merge with “Highest Light” within the glorious Oneness of all Being.

    Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
    The Highest Light Controls” when Oneness-of-Being is Flaming in the Heart.

    Proposed Symbol/Image/Scene for R6/Aries
    Enraptured at the center of a ‘Scintillating Rosy Flame’, the ardent ‘Devotee of Life’ suddenly envisions an ideal he had not seen before—uplifting him, inspiring him propelling him to “Enter into Battle for the Lord”—his Spirit/Soul.


    Discover Potentials to be Derived from
    Energetic Contrasts Between Aries 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 R1 and R7 constellationally.

  1. R6

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

  1. R6

  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: silvery rose, light blue

  1. Note: DO or C

  1. Note: DO or C. The notes A or Ab are also to be examined in connection with the sixth ray.

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

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

  1. Creative Hierarchy II, liberated

  1. Creative Hierarchy number IV, liberated, and Creative Hierarchy number VI/XI, unliberated.

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

  1. Relates to the Vegetable Kingdom, the Animal Kingdom and the Kingdom of Planetary Lives.

  1. Full of Will

  1. Full of Desire

  1. Seeking complete freedom and detachment

  1. Seeking intimacy with “the beloved”

  1. Tendency towards independence

  1. Tendency towards dependence

  1. The self as law

  1. The ideal or the object of devotion as law.

  1. Archetypally, the leader

  1. Archetypally, the follower

  1. Self-exaltation

  1. Self-abnegation

  1. Imperious

  1. Reverential

  1. Dominating

  1. Supplicating

  1. Initiating

  1. Awaiting

  1. Impulsing

  1. Responding

  1. Impregnating

  1. Receiving

  1. Most often serving one’s own will (even if identifying the higher will as one’s own).

  1. Most often serving the will of another.

  1. Acting from the center

  1. Seeking the center

  1. Loving to fight

  1. Fighting vigorously only when aroused

  1. Seeking to be


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Energetic Similarities Between Aries 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.

  1. Aries and the Sixth Ray Intimately Related: Because the sixth ray is transmitted through Mars, the orthodox ruler of Aries, these two energies are intimately related.

  2. Fire: The sign Aries and the sixth ray (in one of its expressions related to Mars) are both closely associated with the factor of fire.

  3. Desire: Both of these influences are closely related to the factor of desire. Further, the behavior of both is often characterized by a certain ‘drivenness’.

  4. Blood: Both Aries and the sixth ray are related to the factor of blood. The “blood is the life” (and Aries is identified with life). Mars is “objective and full of blood” and the sixth ray is transmitted through Mars.

  5. Persistence: Both Aries and the sixth ray induce the factor of persistence. Perhaps Aries will persist somewhat discontinuously, though relentlessly, with repeated attacks on the goal. The sixth ray will persist with greater continuity.

  6. Fanaticism and Extremism: Both of these influences are given to fanaticism and extremism.

  7. Causing Trouble in Human Relations: Both Aries and the sixth ray can, if unregulated, be extremely separative and the cause of much trouble in human relations.

  8. Acting on Impulse: Both energies incline those they influence to act on impulse and with insufficient forethought.

  9. Will-to-Initiate and the Will-to-Causation (“Will to Cause”): Aries is associated with the Will-to-Initiate, and the sixth ray with the Will-to-Causation; therefore both energies have to do with initial impulse.

  10. Related to Important Processes Occurring at the Second Initiation: The sixth ray rules the second initiation, the theme of which is purification by “water”, and more recently by water and “fire”. The sixth ray manifests through both water and fire (via Neptune and Mars, respectively, with even Neptune having its ‘solarly’ fiery content. The fire of Aries adds to the intensity of “purification so as by fire”—the “fiery baptism”.

  11. Reasonably Related to the Fourth Initiation: Another cycle of commencement (Aries) begins at the fourth initiation, at which time the initiate is liberated from the human kingdom into the arupa worlds of the spiritual triad. Aries and ray six indicate the fiery processes which accompany this liberation—processes of self-immolation (especially in the case of sixth ray souls). (cf. LOM 18)

  12. Reasonably Related to the Sixth Initiation: The sixth initiation begins (Aries) an entirely new cycle of experience—the taking of a Path which (in most cases) leads to a destination far from Earth, and, even, far from this solar system. The sixth ray indicates the single-minded commitment of the Chohan to tread one of the particular Paths. By numerical affinity, the sixth ray naturally correlates to the sixth initiation. (Parenthetically, it should be added that every initiation is a beginning, and, thus, related to Aries—the sign of all initiatives and beginnings.)

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

Joan Baez—American Folk Singer and Songwriter (Sun Sign)

Cyrano de Bergerac” (Sun Sign)

Annie Besant—English Theosophist, Author in Occultism, Social Reformer, Statesperson; For Many Years Head of the Theosophical Society (Ascendant)

Marlon Brando—Controversial American Motion Picture and Stage Actor; Celebrated for His “Method Acting”; Activist for Native American Causes (Sun Sign)

John Brown—Radical American Abolitionist, Hanged for his Attack on Harper’s Ferry (Proposed Ascendant)

Billy Graham—Southern Baptist Preacher, Evangelist (Perhaps the Most Popular of the 20th Century) (Ascendant)

Mahomet—Founder of the Islamic Religion (Given by AAB in The Labors of Hercules)

Modest Mussorgsky—Russian Nationalist Composer (Sun Sign)

Edmond Rostand—French Playwright, Poet and Attorney

Girolamo Savonarola—Fanatical Italian Religious Reformer (Proposed Ascendant or Pisces)

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