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

in progress

& Ray 1

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 Gemini with Ray 2



Sun Gemini (or Ascendant Gemini), R1P (or R1S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted

For most people, a normally weak to mild mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges only through the transmission of the first ray through the Earth {albeit, monadically, hence, not really actively, until the next solar system}. For the first ray initiate, the applicable category could be considered Strong by Rulership—Class 3, but the monadic first ray influence of the Earth is weakened because Earth is a non-sacred planet, the monadic ray of which is, for all practical purposes, presently ineffective.

There may be a slight reinforcement of this first ray through the first ray component of Saturn {ruler of the third decanate, in exoteric decanate order}, and through the first ray component of Mars, according to Sepharial, ruler of the second decanate {in esoteric decanate order}.

The decanates for Gemini, as given by the Tibetan, are complex and, in a way, unexpected. Six planets are offered as rulers and with none upon the ordinary wheel repeated upon the reversed wheel. It is to be noted that the esoteric decanates as given by Sepharial{and confirmed by the Tibetan}, are the same as the esoteric decanates given for Sagittarius—the sign opposing Gemini.


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

    1. The incessant curiosity, the eagerness to know characteristic of the self-centered Gemini person combines with the forcing and demanding attitude induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the first 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. This is a somewhat contradictory indication as the first ray is combined with Gemini, a sign so identified with the number, two.

    3. Domination via thought and the word. Attitude of intellectual superiority. Use of knowledge as an instrument of overlordship.

    4. Forcing others to divulge information. Demanding (often without justification) to know.

    5. Cruel, destructive speech. Shrewishness. Words and thoughts which cleave and separate.

    6. Related to the destructive wind, and the “Breath that Blasts” (EP I 64)

    7. The mind completely separated from the sense of morality: “There is nothing I would not do” the Marquis de Sade (Sun in Gemini) is reputed to have said.

    8. Withholding or revealing information as it suits one’s purposes.

    9. Seeking to control (first ray) the thought of others (Gemini).

    10. Censorship. Control of lines of communication for selfish purposes.

    11. Intelligence as an instrument of war.

    12. Thinking in terms of missiles (including the ‘missiles of the mind’) and other destructive exchanges.

    13. Dueling with pistols, rapiers or by other more sophisticated methods.


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, Gemini, with the first ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

    1. The power to learn, correlate and share informationa power increasingly characteristic of the advancing Gemini individual—combines with an intrepid and persistently explorative attitude induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the first ray.

    2. Clear and forceful communicator.

    3. A bold mentality. Learning to venture into new realms of thought.

    4. Bringing forward what must be said. Principles forthrightly enunciated.

    5. Power to hold gathered factors in relationship.

    6. The power to “make the map” and see the critical path to accomplishment.

    7. The power to speak the ‘arresting word’—that which seizes attention.

    8. The power “to say much in little”. The ability to be “brief but full” (cf. DINA I 198) (J.W.K-P was a first ray soul with Gemini on the Ascendant.)

    9. On the Path of Discipleship: the ability to isolate the main points within a voluminous teaching.

    10. Power in debate.

    11. The power to isolate just the right word or thought to move persons and circumstances forward.

    12. On the Path of Discipleship: the power to understand first principles and essentials.

    13. On the Path of Discipleship: the power to communicate spiritual priorities.

    14. On the Path of Discipleship: growing power to control and focus the Geminian mind.

    15. On the Path of Discipleship: the power to control the fluctuations of the astral nature through the assertion of the mind.

    16. On the Path of Discipleship: growing ability to energize and strengthen the etheric body through the directed power of thought.

    17. On the Path of Discipleship: growing ability to inspire (first ray) through the word (Gemini)—especially the spoken word.

    18. On the Path of Discipleship: growing power to stabilize and use the opposites, rather than (as is often the case with Geminian personas) to be destabilized and used by them.


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, Gemini, with the first ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

    1. The power to unite dualities within the many “Pairs of Opposites”a power increasingly achieved by the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Gemini—combines with the power to synthesize, thus identifying with the unity underlying all duality—a power induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the first ray.

    2. Fearless enunciation of the truth. The “Enunciating Disciple” is also found upon the first ray. (EP II 141)

    3. The power to champion freedom of speech and freedom of thought. Rebellion against censorship. “I detest what you say, but I will defend with my life your right to say it”.

    4. The ability to think in terms of and to utilize “words of power”.

    5. The power to force the fusion of subject and object.

    6. The power to realize that all names (Gemini) are One Name.

    7. The power to know the pairs of opposites and yet identify with that which is neither of them. “Having then discovered the fact of these pairs of opposites, the task of the disciple is to discover that which is neither of them.” (EP II 163)

    8. The power to identify as Being and yet skillfully manage the many pairs of opposites.

    9. The power to maintain identification with One while surrounded with the Many.

    10. The power to cut through illusion as it is produced by thought and speech. Unity is seen and known; separation and separativeness in the world of thought is overcome.



(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 Gemini and the First 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. Abstract Yourself From The Lower Pole

      2. Act Bravely On Intuition

      3. Avoid Crystallization Of Thought

      4. Be The Messenger Of The ‘Will Of Spirit’

      5. Brave Danger For The Sake Of Discovery

      6. Bravely Establish Lines Of Communication

      7. Carry The Message Through All Adversity

      8. Clarify The Chain Of Command

      9. Communicate—No Matter What!

      10. Communicate The Higher Will

      11. Communicate The Principle

      12. Communicate Authoritatively

      13. Communicate Directly With Those In Charge

      14. Communicate With Lightning Speed; Exploit The “Lightning Of Thought”

      15. Conceptualize The Overview, The Larger Purpose

      16. Control Inappropriate Speech

      17. Correspond Purposefully

      18. Cut Through Illusion

      19. Debate Trenchantly

      20. Defend Freedom Of Speech

      21. Destroy Illusion

      22. Destroy Useless Concepts

      23. Ensure Direct Communication From The Highest To The Lowest

      24. Ensure The Passage Of Spiritual Will From Higher To Lower

      25. Enter Dangerous Places To Learn

      26. Face The “Dweller” Courageously

      27. Forbid Vacillation And Inconstancy

      28. Force The Interplay And Fusion Of The Polarities

      29. Force The Two To Become One

      30. Forge Networks

      31. Go Straight To The Point

      32. Govern Astutely

      33. Govern With Reason

      34. Hear The Liberating Word Of The Soul! Hear The Liberating Word Of The Spirit!

      35. Impose Your Will Upon Your Mental Processes

      36. Impress Your Point Firmly And Reasonably

      37. Initiate Intelligent Laws

      38. Initiate The Idea

      39. Insist On Free Speech And Truthful Communication

      40. Instruct With Confidence

      41. Intuit Higher Purpose

      42. Kill Lies! Kill Duplicity!

      43. Knowledge Is Power; Use Knowledge For The Good

      44. Learn Directly From Experience

      45. Let The One Triumph Over The Many!

      46. Let The Truth Be Known!

      47. Let The Vital Body Be Empowered By The Energy Of Will

      48. Let Your Will Be Clearly Known

      49. Marshal The Arguments Which Convince

      50. Mediate Between Those In Authority

      51. Move Swiftly! Move Intelligently!

      52. Negate The Power Of Illusion—Conquer It!

      53. Offer The ‘Life-Giving-Touch’ And Then Withdraw

      54. Outsmart The Enemy

      55. Overcome Cowardice

      56. Overcome Duality Through Synthetic Thought And Action

      57. Prevent Loose Talk

      58. Proclaim The Edict

      59. Project Thought Powerfully

      60. Promulgate The Major Principles

      61. Protect The “Mysteries” And Masonry As The Representative Of The Mysteries

      62. Protect Vital Connections

      63. Relate To Those In Charge

      64. Release The Word That Destroys Illusion

      65. Resuscitate First Principles

      66. Say Only What Is Necessary

      67. Send Forth The Word

      68. Speak Directly, Speak Forthrightly

      69. Speak Out!

      70. Speak Out Against Injustice

      71. Speak The Truth Fearlessly

      72. Speak The Words Of Liberation

      73. Stand Firm Amidst Vacillation

      74. Straighten Out The Lines Of Communication

      75. Strengthen Education

      76. Strengthen The Pillars Of The Wisdom Teaching

      77. Strengthen Vital Links

      78. Suppress The Misuse Of Speech! Suppress Gossip!

      79. Synthesize Multiplicity

      80. Teach The Art Of Warfare

      81. “The Mail Must Go Through”

      82. Think Boldly! Speak Boldly!

      83. Travel The Antahkarana Courageously Intent On Oneness

      84. Use Intelligence To Increase Power

      85. Walk The Burning Ground With Mental Objectivity


  Mantra for Gemini and the First Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
I strive with will and power, to serve, in strength, my Brother, for I recognize my Brother as my self.

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
Though the World appear as Many, “I Assert the Fact” of Oneness; I serve the greatest good of all, and thus “I Serve the One”.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol/Image/Scene for R1/Gemini

Standing at the center in the ‘Nucleus of Power’ and wielding with dexterity the ‘Rapier of Truth’, the knowledgeable Leader seeks to cut the links which serve no Good, then join the links which render all the Many into Synthesis and Oneness.


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Gemini and R1

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 R2 constellationally.

  1. R1

  1. Transmits principally R4, R5 and R3 through its planetary rulers.

  1. R1

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

  1. Note: Possibly MI or E (the ‘yellow’ note).

  1. Note: RE or D, or, alternatively, DO or C.

  1. Early expression through the throat center, via Mercury. Later, expresses principally through the ajna center (via Venus and Mercury), and also (via R2) through the heart.

  1. Expresses through the base of the spine and the crown center.

  1. Creative Hierarchy number IV, liberated.

  1. Creative Hierarchy number I/VI, unliberated.

  1. Hypothesized as especially expressive in relation to the Vegetable Kingdom via Venus and the Earth, the Human Kingdom via Mercury, and the Kingdom of Souls via Mercury and Venus.

  1. Related to the Kingdom of Solar Lives and also the Mineral Kingdom.

  1. Associated, principally, with the second divine aspect, the “Son”, and the third divine aspect, Intelligence.

  1. Associated, principally, with the first divine aspect, the Father.

  1. Representative of the principle of duality.

  1. Representative of the principle of unity.

  1. Full of love and intelligence.

  1. Full of will.

  1. Consciousness—dependent upon the subject/object relationship.

  1. Identity

  1. Associated with complexity.

  1. Associated with simplicity.

  1. Associated with multiplicity.

  1. Associated with singularity.

  1. The principle of relationship.

  1. The principle of isolation.

  1. Flexibility

  1. Fixity, crystallization.

  1. Discontinuity

  1. Continuity

  1. In lower manifestations, cowardice—turning “yellow”.

  1. Manifesting courage and bravery at all levels of manifestation.

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Gemini and R1

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. Strongly Contradictory Influences: These two influences are strongly contradictory and lines of relationship are rare.

  2. Connection Via the Monadic Ray of Earth: The monadic ray of the Earth is the first ray; Earth is the hierarchical (initiatic) ruler of Gemini.

  3. Thought and the Head: The first ray, occultly, rules the head; Gemini is associated with thought, and the head is the focus of thought.

  4. The “Head” of the Cosmic Christ: Gemini represents the “head of the Cosmic Christ”, thus giving first ray associations within a second ray context.

  5. Etheric Body, Vitality and Will: Gemini is closely associated with the etheric body; this body carries the principle of vitality, and is a reflection of the highest, or will aspect, of the soul—associated with the first ray. Because Gemini is associated with the third as well as second aspect, it has an easy line of access to that aspect of the first ray which stimulates vitality and activity.

  6. The “King of Thought”: Man is the macrocosm for the three lower kingdoms; he is the “king (first ray) of thought”. It is his intelligence (Gemini) which places him in a position of primacy.

  7. Sirius as a Head Center: Gemini is directly related to Sirius, which, in relation to our system of seven suns, is hypothesized as occupying the first place, and taking the role of a head center.

  8. Atma and the First Ray: The third systemic plane, the atmic, can be associated with Gemini, by giving Aries association with the first plane and Taurus with the second. This third plane is also the first Brahmic plane, and is thus associated with the first ray. It represents the head of fivefold Brahma.

  9. Related to the First Initiation: Gemini is active at the first initiation (EA 388) which has numerical affinity with the first ray.
    The secret of Gemini has to be grasped at the first initiation because it is the mystery of the relation of Father, Mother and Child. The birth of the Christ-child upon the physical plane is the consummating glory of the Gemini force.”
    (EA 388)
    The first initiation is an initiatory entry into a dimension of consciousness in which duality (soul and personality) will for a number of lives, prevail.

  10. Related to Processes Occurring at the Second Initiation: More than once Master DK has mentioned Gemini in relation to the second initiation—once in the case of “John the Baptist” (GWP 271), another in relation to the disciple, ISG-L, a Geminian disciple). The symbolism of the glyph for Gemini suggests the number two. Balance between the pairs of opposites on the astral level must be achieved at this degree, and the mental component of Gemini assists with this balancing. As well, the first ray is involved at the second degree because will must begin to assert itself over desire.

  11. Related to Processes Important at the Fourth Initiation: At the fourth initiation, the initiate is crucified between the great pairs of opposites spirit and matter. As well, he is suspended between the spiritual triad and the causal body. This midway position between the opposite implicates Gemini. Interestingly, Mercury, orthodox ruler of Gemini, is (with Saturn) ruler of the fourth initiation (cf. EA 71) (suggesting the need to discriminate between the lower worlds and the world of the spiritual triad and, especially, the buddhic world within the triad). Mercury is the “Star of Conflict”, and at length brings harmony—the third in a sequence of words (“Crucifixion. Sacrifice. Harmony”), which characterize the fourth initiation. The first ray would be involved with the general destructiveness (and liberation) of this initiation.

  12. Possible Relation to the Seventh Initiation: Gemini represents a very high point of achievement (perhaps the highest upon the cosmic physical plane) for those upon the second ray.
    “When an embodied Christ in time and space reaches His goal of achievement, recognition of this comes to Him at the time of the June Full Moon, for in that sign of Gemini the complete victory of life over form, and of spirit over matter, is consummated and celebrated”
    (R&I 88-89).

    The paragraph above suggests the seventh initiation (that through which the Christ is in process of passing). This initiation focuses the initiate upon the first or logoic plane, and is hence (by numerical resonance) related to the first ray.


A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

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

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
American President, Assassinated in 1963 (Sun Sign)

George Patton
Most Formidable of the United States’ Generals during World War II (Ascendant)

Peter the Great
Innovative Tsar of Russia During the 18th Century, Intent on Modernization (Sun Sign)

Theodore Roosevelt
USA President, Statesman, Conservationist “Rough-Rider” (Ascendant)

Richard Wagner
Innovative German Romantic Composer of Opera, Music-Dramatist (Sun Sign with R4)

Walt Whitman
19th Century American Poet; Author of “Song of Myself” (Sun Sign)