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 Taurus with Ray 7



Sun Taurus (or Ascendant Taurus), R7P
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R4

No significant mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges, either constellationally or through the normally given rays of the ruling planes. Vulcan, the esoteric and hierarchical ruler, may have a seventh ray association through the factor of rhythm and its association with the mineral kingdom, and Saturn {ruler of the third decanate esoterically and probably the first decanate exoterically} may have a seventh ray association as well, through its rulership of the dense physical plane and the cosmic physical plane, but other than these remote connections, there is no apparent mutual reinforcement.

Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

    1. The ‘rutted’ routinizationof the self-centered Taurus person combines with the crystallized repetitivenessinduced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the seventh ray.

    2. Habit-bound. Form-bound. Repetitive. “In a rut”. Stuck.

    3. Un-original.

    4. Inertia. Negative rhythm.

    5. Life becomes instinctual and biologically determined.

    6. Comfortable (Taurus) traditions (seventh ray).


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, Taurus, with the seventh ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

  1. The sound appreciation of the uses of matter and formcharacteristic of the advancing Taurus individual combines with the practical ability to organize and manifest induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the seventh ray.

  2. Endowed with the patience and persistence to be an excellent builder.

  3. Excellent powers of manifestation. Rhythmic approach to expression and to maintenance of the form.

  4. Material creativity. The “Builder”. Building solidly and in beauty.

  5. Beauty in form—architecture, dance, etc.

  6. Following the tried and tested rules which lead into the world of the soul.

  7. Disentangling the psyche from the world of glamor and illusion through the use of right practice.

  8. Learning to build relationships and networks which hold. Reliable.

  9. Understanding the needs of the body—especially in terms of the instinctual natural rhythms which must be observed.

  10. Understanding the value of economic cooperation, and forging networks which support this approach.

  11. On the Path of Discipleship: practical spirituality. It’s natural; it makes sense; and it accomplishes something of value; it works! Steady progress. Building real abilities.

  12. On the Path of Discipleship: helping to solve the economic problems incident to treading the Path. Learning the meaning and value of an ‘enlightened materialism’.

  13. On the Path of Discipleship: learning the practice and application (seventh ray) of sound spiritual values (Taurus). The “Treasury” (the causal body, ruled in part by Taurus) manifests concretely in daily life (seventh ray).

  14. On the Path of Discipleship: learning a rhythmic and meditative approach to the Light. Right spiritual practice (seventh ray) reveals the Light (Taurus).

  15. On the Path of Discipleship: learning to express the Light through rightly constructed forms.


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, Taurus, with the seventh ray as eitherthe ray of the personality or soul.

    1. The exaltation of form as a radiant vehicle for soul/spirit—and exaltation increasingly achieved by the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Taurus—combines with a highly developed facility for bringing spirit/soul and matter/form into relationship—a facility induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the seventh ray.

    2. Further the work of Triangles—forging (Vulcan) the network of Love and Light.

    3. Capacity to sculpt, weld, or shape perfected forms.

    4. Transferring the Light (Taurus) into perfectly prepared forms (seventh ray).

    5. Building the forms in which the Light of Wisdom may be embodied.

    6. Right conduct (seventh ray) on the Path of Knowledge and Wisdom (Taurus).

    7. A strongly transmutational and transformational pattern. Alchemically elevating matter (seventh ray) into its full ‘light-value’ (Taurus/Vulcan).

    8. Utilization of sound as a agency of creation (or destruction) in line with the Plan.

    9. Understanding the fundamental mantrams and rhythms of life.

    10. Expert incantation—(Taurus, the voice, and the seventh ray determining the mantram and its right rhythmic use). Speaking, singing, intoning mantrams exactly as required. Facility with “Mantra Yoga”

    11. Useful in the white-magical process. Understanding rhythmic interplay with the soul.

    12. Power to hear the Voice of the Soul and to speak those words which will express and reveal that Voice.

    13. Developing the capacity to achieve ceremonial access (seventh ray) to the Light (Taurus).

    14. Carefully building the links (seventh ray) to Shamballa (Taurus).

    15. Building structures (seventh ray) which can hold the Sound and bear the Light.


(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 and Counsels for Taurus 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. Abide By Valued Traditions

      2. Accumulate Property

      3. Adhere To Practical Examples

      4. Administrate Possessions And Holdings

      5. Alchemize The Instinctual Nature

      6. Alchemize The Body, Make It Fit To Bear The Light

      7. Amass Real, Tangible Things

      8. Affirm The Reality Of Archetypes

      9. Appreciate Appearance

      10. Aspire Towards Perfect Expression In Form

      11. Be Firm In The Process Of Completing What You Begin

      12. Be Steadfast In All Practical Procedures

      13. Brace Concrete Structures

      14. Breed Refined Animal Forms

      15. Brood And Ponder Upon The Magical Process

      16. Build New Structures

      17. Build-Up A Collection Of Right Spiritual Habits

      18. Build The Square—The Basis Of Life In Form—Firm And Solid

      19. Ceremonialize The Processes Of Nature

      20. Codify The Rules For The Acquisition Of Wisdom

      21. Conduct Ceremonies For The Approach To Light

      22. Construct An Edifice Step By Step And In Sequence

      23. Consolidate The New Pattern

      24. Control Desire

      25. Create Rules To Manage The Desire Nature

      26. Create The Form To Fully Embody The Life Of Soul And Spirit

      27. Design Patterns For Natural Living

      28. Do Not Be Moved From Your Chosen Stance

      29. Embody The Light In The Sanctuary (The Shekinah)

      30. Endow Organisms And Organizations

      31. Endure Until The Idea Is Worked Through

      32. Envision The Working Out Of The Plan

      33. Establish New Paradigms

      34. Evaluate The Details And Practicalities Of Situations

      35. Express Spiritual Values In Perfected Form

      36. Express The Will In Beauty And Organically Through Form

      37. Express Through Natural Rhythms

      38. Feed The Sacred Fire—Let Inert Matter Rise And Live

      39. Feel The Processes Within Living Organisms

      40. Finance Foundations

      41. Focus The Light Within The Material Form

      42. Forge Networks Of Relationship

      43. Fortify Useful Structures

      44. Gather And Collect Prana

      45. Give Substance To Descending Thoughts

      46. ‘Ground’ New Patterns Of Activity And Behavior

      47. Grow In An Orderly Manner

      48. Guard The Temple Constantly—Create A Shield Of Light, Impenetrant To All Not Of The Light

      49. Heal The Body With Pranic Vitality

      50. Hold Fast To The Rules Of Right Living

      51. Illuminate Ancient Practices

      52. Illumine The Temple

      53. Initiate With The Heavenly Sword—Raise Nature To The Patterned World Of Heaven

      54. Irradiate The Living Form With Light

      55. Intone Magical Phrases

      56. Invest In Tangible Goods

      57. Invoke The “Greatest Light”

      58. Invoke The Wrath Of The Elements To Defend The Light Embodied In The Form

      59. “Keep On Keeping On” With Utter Regularity

      60. Keep The Magical Word—Sonorously Sound It Forth Upon Its Own True Note

      61. Last Until The Time Of Consummation

      62. Let “The Highest And The Lowest Meet” Upon The Plains Of Earth

      63. Lift To Life The Lives Which Rest In Slumber And Inert

      64. Manage Accumulated Resources

      65. Manifest The Light Of Wisdom

      66. Manipulate The Wand—Call Forth The Light Within The Form

      67. Massage And Vitalize The Body

      68. Master Magical Mantra

      69. Move With Gathering Momentum Towards Full Expression

      70. Never Give Up On The Road Towards Completion

      71. Organize Your System Of Values

      72. Orient Your Eyes And Eye Toward The World Of Light

      73. Perfect Methods Of Radiating The Light

      74. Persevere In Your Training

      75. Persist In The Work Of Manifestation

      76. Precipitate The Light

      77. Preserve Momentum And Smooth Functioning

      78. Reinforce The Structure Of Law

      79. Regulate The Energies Of Nature

      80. Relax Rhythmically And Naturally

      81. Renovate Properties

      82. Reorganize Material And Spiritual Assets

      83. Render The Divine Light Tangible

      84. Resist The Disruption Of Established Rhythms

      85. Restore The Body To Order

      86. Reveal The Light Within The Sanctuary

      87. Ritualize The Use Of The Voice

      88. Sanctify Your Possessions

      89. Save Treasured Objects

      90. Secure All Necessary Resources

      91. See The End From The Beginning

      92. Shed Light In Rhythmic Waves

      93. Solidly Build New Organizations

      94. Sound The Notes To Gather The Devic Forces

      95. Stabilize Policies

      96. Stand Fixed And Upright

      97. Summon Into Presence Through The Medium Of Sound

      98. Supervise Investments

      99. Systematize The Approach To Acquiring Pranic Vitality

      100. Throw Light Upon The Ancient Mysteries

      101. Transform The Material World

      102. Turn The Key To The Mystery—Alchemize The Form To Light, The Light To Love, And Love To Greater Life

      103. Use Sound To Create Form

      104. Utilize Riches Practically

      105. Value Perfection

      106. Visualize The Expression Of “Suchness” In Form

      107. Watch In The East—Watch Within The Lighted Sphere Those Semi-Lighted Candidates Who Seek A Greater Light

      108. Watch Over Material And Spiritual Treasures

      109. Work In The Magical Art—With Sound, In Light, In Vibration And With Form Now Work. Make The Form Appear Or Disappear At Will.



 Mantra for Taurus and the Seventh Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
I seek to manifest in perfect form the patterns which the “Lights of Love and Life” reveal.

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
The Highest and the Lowest Meet” Expressing in Perfection, the “Light of Life” Itself.

Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol/Image/Scene for R7/Taurus

Invoking at the center of a ‘Magic Circle’ rightly drawn, the ‘Magician of his Life’, sees a lighted pattern, hears a glorious sound, discerns a pulsing rhythm—all telling of a form to be created in the Light—a form to take its place within the Greater Form embodying the Word.

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Taurus 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 R4 constellationally.

  1. R7

  1. Transmits principally R5 and R1 through its planetary rulers.

  1. R7

  1. Colors: Deep blue and possibly (on a hypothetical color-scale incrementally related to the chromatic musical scale) red-orange, orange, orange-yellow. (A color-chromatic scale has fourteen steps and a musical chromatic scale only twelve—hence the discrepancies and alternatives. The shading of decanates may offer a partial solution.)

  1. Colors: violet and purple

  1. Note: DO sharp or C sharp, though the color “deep blue” will relate Taurus to the blue or indigo notes, G and A.

  1. Note: TI or B

  1. Expresses through the throat center, and secondarily through the sacral center, and (via Venus) through the ajna center.

  1. 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. (Some head center expression will be found in initiates for whom Uranus rules the highest head center.)

  1. Creative Hierarchy number III, liberated.

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

  1. Hypothesized as especially expressive in relation to the Mineral Kingdom, through Vulcan; the Vegetable Kingdom, through Venus; the Kingdom of Souls through Venus; and the Kingdom of Solar Lives through Vulcan.

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

  1. Associated with the highest Center, Shamballa.

  1. Associated with matter in its lowest state of vibration (as found upon the seventh, or lowest plane, and in relation to the seventh Creative Hierarchy, the “Baskets of Nourishment”).

  1. Associated with steady progress and the incremental approach. Routinization.

  1. Connected, through Vulcan, with the factor of isolation.

  1. The seventh ray is an energy which links and induces relationship.

  1. Taurus is given to “storms and tempers”.

  1. The seventh ray contributes to politeness and good manners.

  1. The builder

  1. Taurus is finally associated with the world of boundless light.

  1. The seventh ray is associated with the light that is form. The seventh ray does not as easily enter the world of abstraction as does Taurus.

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Taurus 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. Materiality: Both Taurus and the seventh ray are strongly associated with materiality.

  2. Form: Both Taurus and the seventh ray are closely associated with the factor of form.

  3. Manifestation: Both energies contribute greatly to the process of manifestation—the emergence of a thought or idea out of subjectivity into objectivity.

  4. Rhythm: Both Taurus and the seventh ray are closely associated with the factor of rhythm. Taurus, through Vulcan, is associated with rhythmic emphasis. The seventh ray is connected with cycles and the timing of cycles, the activities and interludes.

  5. Magical Process: Both Taurus and the seventh ray are related to the magical process—Taurus, through the factor of visualization through the ajna center and the third eye (the “single eye” of “Eye of Shiva” so closely associated with Taurus). The seventh ray is the magical ray, and under its influence appear the formulas and methods by which the magic of manifestation is worked.

  6. Mineral Kingdom: Taurus, through Vulcan, is deeply connected with the mineral kingdom. The mineral kingdom is ruled by the seventh ray (as well as the first).

  7. Ruts and Routinization: The factor of routinization is related to both Taurus and the seventh ray, though the Tibetan offers a different opinion in the following: “He will move spasmodically and in wild rushes; steady measured progress upon the Way is very hard for him.” (EA 394) It would seem that the “wild rushes” apply particularly when either the first or sixth ray is combined with Taurus.

  8. Sex: Both Taurus and the seventh ray are closely related to the factor of sex. Taurus, in a way, conditions the entire instinctual nature and the seventh ray brings the pairs of opposites together. Both energies can reasonably be associated with the sacral center—the seventh ray through seventh ray Uranus which is given rulership over that center (EA 517).

  9. The Jewel in the Lotus: Taurus, partially through Vulcan, is associated with the “jewel in the lotus”—a source of brilliant light (again, Taurus). The seventh ray is related to all jewels and crystalline formations.

  10. The Sacral/Throat Transference: Taurus and the seventh ray cooperate in the flow of force between the sacral and throat centers. Taurus, zodiacally, rules the throat, and has some relation, through instinctive sexuality, with the sacral center. The seventh ray is definitely associated with the sacral center (which it most commonly rules) but also with the throat center in the case of the disciple. “The throat centre of the average integrated personality is governed by the third ray and is strongly energised by third ray energies (again seven in number), whilst the throat centre of the spiritual aspirant, of disciples and initiates below the third initiation is responding primarily to seventh ray influence, and this is peculiarly the case now as the seventh ray is in incarnation.” (TEV 137) In any case, the flow of energy/force between these two centers is promoted by both of these influences.

  11. Nature: Both Taurus and the seventh ray are close to “Mother Nature”. Taurus is associated with the blooming of all Nature, and the seventh ray with the natural rhythms through which Nature unfolds, comes to fruition and dies, only to be later reborn. The beautiful forms of nature are related to beauty-bestowing Taurus and to the seven ray of perfect form.

  12. Utilizing Natural Rhythms: Both the highly developed Taurean and seventh ray person have learned to wait, and to avail themselves of natural rhythms as they seek accomplishment.

  13. Resistance: In both Taurus and the seventh ray, the principle of resistance is highly developed. Taurus is often loathe to move and the seventh ray is not eager to relinquish an established form, pattern or rhythm.

  14. Building: Taurus and the seventh ray are both building influences. They know how to assemble the needed material and bring it into coherence, though the factor of organization is more pronounced for those upon the seventh ray. Taurus, through Vulcan, has, of course, its destroying aspect with which the seventh ray is not so clearly endowed. In some respects, however, re-organization (ruled by the seventh ray and Uranus) is destruction.

  15. Related to the First Initiation: Taurus is associated with the first initiation through the prominence of Vulcan at that degree, and through the necessity to master the physical appetites (Taurus) to a significant degree. The seventh ray is the ray most potently expressing at the first degree. The subduing of the sexual energies is a particular task and, as can be clearly seen, is related to both energies.

  16. Some Possible Relation to the Fifth Degree: The fifth initiation is called “The Revelation”, thus relating it to the revealing “Eye of the Bull” which reveals reality in “the Greatest Light”. The seventh ray assures that the “Highest and the Lowest Meet” which is represented in the chakra system by the fusion of base center and crown which occurs at the fifth degree.


A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

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

John Audubon
American Ornithologist, Naturalist (Sun Sign)

Amelia Earhart
Aviatrix, Aviation Pioneer Famed for her Daring Solo Flights (Ascendant)

Elizabeth II
Queen of England, a Constitutional Monarchy; During the Last Half of the 20th Century (Sun Sign)

John Muir
Scottish American Naturalist and Conservationist (Sun Sign)

Florence Nightingale
Nurse, the “Lady of the Lamp”, Founder of Trained Nursing as a Profession for Women (Sun Sign)

Henry Martyn Robert
Devised “Robert’s Rules of Order” (The Standard Manual for Parliamentary Procedure in the United States) (Sun Sign)