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 Gemini with Ray 2



Sun Gemini (or Ascendant Gemini), R2P (or R2S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted

A strong mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges due to the transmission of the second ray through the constellation Gemini—though not in greatest strength. The appropriate category of reinforcement would be, Strong by Constellational Transmission.

This reinforcement is strengthened by the transmission of the second ray through probably the personality aspect of Venus {the esoteric ruler} and through the second ray soul aspect of Earth {the hierarchical ruler} as well as through second ray Venus as the ruler of the second decanate in exoteric decanate order, through second ray Jupiter as the ruler of the first decanate in esoteric order, and through the second ray Sun, ruler of the third decanate in esoteric decanate order.

For second ray initiates, the applicable category of reinforcement would be Strong by Rulership—Class 3. As the Earth comes increasingly under the influence of its second ray soul, second ray initiates born in and under Gemini will be more powerfully influenced by Earth as the hierarchical ruler of this sign.


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

    1. An over-extended involvement in too much variety characteristic of the self-serving Gemini person combines with an over-inclusiveness resulting in an inability to choose, discriminate and detachcharacteristics 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. Too much!

    3. The seeking of too much information. Overloaded circuits. Inability to assimilate that which ingested—whether thought or food.

    4. The thinking of too many thoughts and the pouring forth of too many words. Too much talk.

    5. Lack of discrimination. Inability to separate one thing from another.

    6. Excessive variety lead to confusion. ‘Voluminosity’ inhibits right action.

    7. Inability to prioritize. Refusal to choose.

    8. Time dilation. Poor time management. Spending too much time in pleasant conversation.

    9. Too many fingers in too many pies!

    10. Making too many promises—impossible to fulfill. “Biting off more than one can possibly chew”.

    11. Agreeing with everyone.

    12. Ultimate paralysis, futility and ineffectiveness.

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

      1. The love of relating and correlating characteristic of the advancing Gemini individual combines with the ability to relate and unify polarities induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the second ray.

      2. Wide understanding and illumination.

      3. Integrated coordination of masses of information.

      4. Facilitation of the energy of kindness and love through the word (written, spoken or thought).

      5. The communicator of positivity.

      6. Wisely understanding the relationships between many variables.

      7. Reading voraciously in order to be well and completely informed.

      8. An attitude of tolerance and non-criticism.

      9. The power to see the ways in which many things are related, and how they may be even more constructively and cooperatively related.

      10. On the Path of Discipleship: learning to absorb any subject of study in its completeness. This leads, at length, to the expression of “pure reason”.

      11. On the Path of Discipleship: growing receptivity to the intuition.

      12. On the Path of Discipleship: a facility for promoting interpersonal and group unity through loving words and thoughts.

      13. On the Path of Discipleship: a growing ability to create a magnetic rapport (leading to unification) between the pair of opposites—soul and personality.

      14. On the Path of Discipleship: a creator of loving networks. Promoting unified flows of energy which creates group soul.

      15. On the Path of Discipleship: a growing ability to create a state of loving-intelligence. Buddhi-manas begins to mean something real.


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 second ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.
      1. The capacity for stimulating intelligent interplay and loving magnetism between a host of opposites—a capacity increasingly demonstrated by the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Gemini—combines with a facility for understanding and unifying the two divine qualities—Love and Wisdom—a capacity induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the second ray.

      2. Growing rapidly towards an understanding of the underlying loving unity inherent in the network of living relations.

      3. Embodying and revealing Wisdom in thought and speech

      4. Embodying and revealing Love in thought and speech.

      5. Embodying and revealing Unity in thought and speech.

      6. Capable of true group consciousness based upon brotherhood. “I serve my brother” (EA 332)

      7. Being able to think within the Ashram.

      8. Learning to unite the qualities of the Christ and the Buddha, Love and Wisdom.

      9. Achieving some success through the “Technique of Duality” which follows upon the Technique of Fusion. This technique depends upon successful use of the antahkarana (the construction and utilization of which can be related in part to Gemini and the second ray).

      10. Uniting not only soul and personality but spirit with soul/personality. ‘Spiritual fusion’ in the higher reaches of human nature, thus blending the One into the Many.

      11. A well-developed capacity to understand and utilize pure reason and inclusive reason.

      12. An ever-strengthening relationship to the Solar Logos, and Sirius through Gemini and the second ray.

      13. Detailed Unity”. “Meticulous Entirety”. The “Divine Pattern”. “Synthetic Understanding”. All these are conferred upon the initiate by the second ray and are only strengthened by the association of that ray with the second ray sign, Gemini.



(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 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. Adapt For The Sake Of Unity

      2. Adhere To Pursuit Of Omniscience—Never Let Up

      3. Animate Loving Relationships

      4. Be Brotherly! Be Sisterly!

      5. Be A Messenger Of Love And Wisdom

      6. Be Comprehensive In Pursuit Of Knowledge

      7. Be Flexible And Accepting

      8. Be The Voice Of Benediction

      9. Bless With Mind And Heart, With Word And Hand

      10. Bring ‘Good News’

      11. Build Within The World Of Thought

      12. Celebrate Diversity

      13. Commune With Your Angel

      14. Communicate Love-Wisdom

      15. Comprehend And Then Reveal The Science Of Relations

      16. Conceptualize The Interrelated Wholeness

      17. Converse From Soul To Soul

      18. Cultivate Illuminating Conversation

      19. Detach From Fear

      20. Dialogue For Mutual Understanding

      21. Dialogue With The Source Of Love And Light

      22. Dissolve Illusion Through The Light Of Intuition

      23. Educate!

      24. Educate The Soul

      25. Embrace The Whole With Inclusive Reason

      26. Enliven The Teaching

      27. Expand Consciousness

      28. Explain The Divine Pattern

      29. Fuse And Blend The Many As The One

      30. Heal With Your Hands

      31. Hold Converse With The Solar Angel

      32. Identify With One Amidst The Many

      33. Impart Revelation

      34. Invoke The Higher Brother; Invoke The Soul

      35. Laugh! Let In The Light

      36. Learn That Mind Must Serve The Heart, Even As The Light Serves Love

      37. Let Laughter Reveal The Love Of Life

      38. Let Love And Wisdom Subdue Instability

      39. Let Spirit Fuse With Soul In Divine Comprehension

      40. Let Your ‘Pen’ Spread Love And Light

      41. Let Your Words And Thoughts Carry The Energy Of Solar Fire

      42. Let Your Words And Thoughts Foster Group Unity

      43. Lighten The Tendency To Depression With Humor

      44. Link In Love

      45. Love Life In All Its Rich Diversity

      46. Magnetically Unite The Severed Poles

      47. Mediate Between The Heart And Mind; Facilitate Their Fusion

      48. Meditate To Bring The Two Together

      49. Mentally Detach From Anxieties

      50. Open The Door To Wide And Tolerant Understanding

      51. Perceive Attachments For The Limitations They Are

      52. Preserve The Schools!

      53. Protect The Growth Of The Light

      54. Recognize A Friend As Another ‘Self’

      55. Radiate The Light Of Pure Reason

      56. Rejoice In Loving Interplay

      57. Rejoice In The Wonder Of The Multifarious Whole

      58. Reveal The Network Of Relationships

      59. Reveal The Glory Of The One Within The Many

      60. Reveal Unity In All You Teach

      61. Safeguard The Ancient Mysteries

      62. See Ratio In All Relations

      63. See The Beauty Of Life’s Variety

      64. See The One Through All Diversity

      65. Send Forth Blessed Thoughts

      66. Share ‘Messages’ From The World Of Soul

      67. Sparkle In The Radiance Of The Spirit/Soul

      68. Speak For The Heart

      69. Speak Words Of Healing

      70. Spread The Ageless Wisdom

      71. Step Through The Pillars Of Hercules In Search Of Light Supernal

      72. Synthesize Ideas

      73. Teach Loving-Relations

      74. Teach The Culture Of The Soul

      75. Think Golden Thoughts! Speak Golden Words!

      76. Think Outward In Love Towards Your Brother

      77. Transmit Knowledge Skillfully

      78. Transmit The Light Through Thought And Word

      79. Understand The Divine Patterns Underlying The Network Of Relations

      80. Unify The World Of Thought

      81. Utter Words Of Benediction

      82. Verbalize The Wisdom Of The Ages

      83. Vivify The Network Of Light and Love

      84. Write So As To Bless And Uplift



 Mantra for Gemini and the Second Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
I call on Love and Wisdom as I seek with all my heart and soul to serve my ‘Brother-souls’—my Brothers in the One.

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
When suffused with Love and Wisdom, “I See the Greatest Light”, I see all “Opposites” united; “I Serve the One” revealed by ‘Reason Pure’.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol/Image/Scene for R2/Gemini

Focussed at the center of a radiant Lotus Blue, the Scholar/Teacher understands how all the many entities, how all the many happenings, how all the many places are insep’rably related in the Oneness of the Whole.


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Gemini 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 R2 constellationally.

  1. R2

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

  1. R2

  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: indigo blue, sapphire blue, light blue.

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

  1. Note: SOL or G.

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

  1. Creative Hierarchy number IV, liberated.

  1. Creative Hierarchy number II/VII, 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 Vegetable Kingdom and the Kingdom of Souls.

  1. Associated partially with the third divine aspect—Intelligence.

  1. Associated always with the second divine aspect—Love.

  1. Mind

  1. Heart

  1. Detachment (especially when functioning in relation to the intelligence aspect).

  1. Attachment

  1. Variety

  1. Unity

  1. Detached duality.

  1. Fused duality.

  1. Mobile

  1. Magnetic

  1. Rapidly moving, Mercurial.

  1. Moving slowly under the influence of either inertia, caution or, later, wisdom.

  1. Connecting through motion (and some magnetism).

  1. Connecting through attractive magnetism.

  1. At first superficial, emotionally.

  1. Always connected with feeling and sensitivity. However, the Wisdom aspect of this ray is less so.

  1. Discontinuity, the “butterfly” approach.

  1. Persistent continuity. “The will which brings fulfilment demonstrates through the second ray by the means of that driving force which enables the second ray soul steadily to achieve its goal, relentlessly pushing forward, permitting itself no let-up or leeway until the desired goal is reached. This is a different expression to the will of the first ray which is dynamic and which crashes forward in spite of all obstacles; the latter does not require the slower methods of the steady drive.” (EA 624)

  1. In early days, “monkey mind”.

  1. Brooding, pondering mind.

  1. Connection with amorality.

  1. Connected with morality—“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. This is a Jupiterian modification.

  1. A sign of reason and reasoning.

  1. The Ray of Pure Reason.

  1. A blend of masculine (Mercury) and feminine (Aphrodite). Gemini represents the soul, or “divine hermaphrodite”.

  1. A more strictly feminine influence.

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Gemini 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. The Glyph of Gemini and the Number Two: The glyph for Gemini represents the number two, just as the second ray has direct numerical affinity with the number two.

  2. The Factor of Relationship: Gemini and the second ray both represent the principle of relationship. Gemini is the relating factor between all pairs of zodiacal opposites except itself and Sagittarius.

  3. Shared Duality: The second ray is the dual Ray of Love-Wisdom. The duality within Gemini also represents both Love and Wisdom, or, perhaps, Love and Mind.

  4. Pure Reason and Inclusive Reason: The second ray is the Ray of Pure Reason. Reasoning and reasonable Gemini is associated with the factor of pure reason, and with the related factor of “Inclusive Reason”—also associated with the second ray (cf. EP II 393-396).

  5. Related Through the Christ: Gemini is a sign particularly associated with the Christ, since this constellation serves as the “head of the Cosmic Christ”. The Christ, of course, is the great Representative of the Ray of Love-Wisdom, the second ray.

  6. Buddhi and Intuition: Gemini is, via the antahkarana, one of the preliminary signs of intuition. The second ray, associated with the second principle, buddhi, is the primary ray of intuition.

  7. Emotional Detachment: The second ray type eventually achieves that emotional detachment which is always relatively easy for the Gemini type to achieve.

  8. Unification: The magnetism of Gemini leads to a fusion or unification of the opposites. The aspect of will which operates through the second ray is the “Will to Unify”.

  9. Eleven and Two: Gemini also stands for the number eleven, which is the number associated with the “Initiate” (EA 542) and, thus, with the Master and with Hierarchy (Aquarius, the sign of Hierarchy is the eleventh sign. Eleven is equal to two. The Hierarchy is the second center upon our planet, and its major expression is through the second ray.

  10. Related Via Education: Gemini is one of the principal signs of education, and the second ray is considered the ray of the educator—especially of the educator who seeks to evoke the soul-wisdom of the one he educates.

  11. Related Through the Giving of Light: Gemini is a communicating bestower of light, and the second ray is the ray of the “light-bearer”—the ray of “light-giving influence” (DINA I 177).

  12. Connection to the Triadal Realm: Gemini represents the bridge of light which connects the personality consciousness to the triadal realm—a realm which is the true soul of humanity, and which is ruled, archetypally by the second ray, even though this realm carries the influence of the monad (and its first ray coloring).

  13. Conferring Names: The second Ray Lord is the “Conferrer of Names”; similarly, under the Gemini influence, a name for everything can be found.

  14. Relation to the First Initiation: Gemini reveals the secret of the first initiation. The “Brothers” come into a new relationship, with the ‘Elder Brother’ beginning a recognizable ascendancy. The first initiation represents initial entry into the Kingdom of Souls, ruled generically by the second ray. This initiation also represents the first real mounting of the Fixed Cross, which is the ‘Cross of Consciousness’, and on which the second ray eventually prevails.

  15. Relation to the Second Initiation: Gemini and the second ray are related at the second initiation. (GWP 271) Gemini represents the struggle on the astral plane between the pairs of opposites. This struggle is subdued at the second degree—an initiation in which selfish desire is largely overcome and selfless love (second ray) begins to take its place.

  16. Related to Processes Occurring During the Fourth Initiation: Before the fourth initiation we are told that the initiate amasses information at an unusual rate of speed; this amassing can be understood in relation to both Gemini and the second ray. Gemini, in one respect, rules the “Crisis of Crucifixion” (cf. EA. 472) and it is the second aspect of the will under impression from buddhic energy which is largely responsible for the destruction wrought at the fourth degree.

  17. Relationship to the Seventh Initiation: These two influences combine at the seventh initiation, which is ruled by the second ray of Love-Wisdom. A Christ reaches a high-point of achievement under Gemini, and becomes peculiarly responsive to the heart of the Solar Logos. It may be that Gemini forms a triangle between Sirius and our Solar Logos. This would be an extraordinarily second ray triangle, and one tremendously important at the seventh degree. Special facility in relation to the seven rays (all of them subrays of the great Second Ray) must also be achieved at this time.

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 Second Ray is Proposed as Prominent

Alice A. Bailey
Amanuensis to the Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul (Sun Sign)

Ralph Waldo Emerson
American Essayist, Minister, Philosopher, Poet, Transcendentalist (Sun Sign)

Anne Frank
Young Jewish Writer and Diarist Famous for Her Diary Written While Hiding from the Nazis WWII (Sun Sign)

Master Djwhal Khul
Proposed as Working Largely Under the Influence of Gemini

Johannes Kepler
Astronomer, Astrologer German who Disocvered the Three Major Laws of Planetary Motion; known for his Thoery
Celestial Harmonics” (Ascendant)

Master Koot-Hoomi
Proposed as Strongly Related to the Gemini Energy

Master Racokzi
Proposed as Closely Related to the Intelligence Aspect of Gemini

Baruch Spinoza
Dutch Philosopher During the Age of Reason (the “The God-Intoxicated Philosopher”) (Ascendant)