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

in progress

& Ray 3

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 3



Sun Gemini (or Ascendant Gemini), R3P
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R2

A moderate to strong mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges due to the fact that Gemini, being the third sign, has numerical affinity with the third ray; further, the third ray is transmitted through the personality component {probably} of Mercury, the exoteric ruler of Gemini, and through the personality ray of Earth—the hierarchical ruler.

Further the third ray is transmitted through Mercury as the ruler of the first decanate {in exoteric order} and through Saturn, ruler of the third decanate {in exoteric order}. Again, since Earth is the hierarchical ruler of Gemini, and since the third ray is Earth’s personality ray, third ray initiates would find the applicable category to be, Strong by Rulership—Class 3.


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

    1. The chaotic instability of the self-serving Gemini person combines with the disorganized hyperactivity induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the third ray.

    2. Excessive busy-ness and discontinuity.

    3. Hyper-activity and scattering. The busybody. Motion without action.

    4. “Let instability do its work” (somewhat as in the case of Gemini and the fourth ray).

    5. Subtle and deceptive weaving. Mental manipulation. The lie. False propaganda.

    6. Theft. Mercury is the “God of Thieves”

    7. Excessively verbal. Chatter.

    8. Hearing voices and speaking in voices not his own.

    9. Mixed messages. “Double-talk”. Dishonesty. Having a “line”.

    10. Stealth. Craft. Deception. Trickiness. Misleading. The “con-man”. The “artful dodger”. Duplicity. The “Lie”.

    11. Confusion and veiling. Motion within the “Veils of Maya” “He hid himself behind a veil. He rolled himself within that veil, and deeply hid his face. Naught could be seen but that which veiled, and active motion.” (EP II 37) Mayavic living.

    12. “Playing games” with others. Clever manipulation.

    13. The know-it-all. Pride of mind. Useless, irrelevant intellectualism.

    14. “Jack of all trades; master of none”.

    15. Overstimulation of mind and body.

    16. Purposeless complication. Sophism. False argument. Simply “playing with words”.

    17. Impracticality and consequent futility. Defeated by ‘manyness’.

    18. Amoral. Irresponsible. Undependable. Untrustworthy. Uncommitted.

    19. Caught in one’s own web.

    20. Failure through the misuse of thought and action.

    21. Forgetting that the thought is not the thing itself.


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

      1. The rapid absorption and impartation of information characteristic of the advancing Gemini individual combines with the skillful thought and intelligent adaptivity induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the third ray.

      2. Resourcefulness and the ability to solve problems both mentally and practically.

      3. Thus, useful versatility. A “can do” attitude, equal to almost any eventuality.

      4. Adaptable. At home anywhere.

      5. “In-the-know” about all relationships within a system.

      6. Tactical abilities. Ability to foresee many contingencies. One who is always “many moves ahead”. Skillful maneuvering.

      7. Linguist. Interpreter.

      8. Intricacy of thought and argument.

      9. Skillful debater.

      10. Great capacity to express brilliantly through the word, whether written or spoken.

      11. Mental and verbal sophistication. Subtlety of thought.

      12. Intellectuality as a means of achieving mental integrity. Not easily fooled.

      13. Wide-mindedness.

      14. Skillful with thought and word, but not caught by thought and word.

      15. On the Path of Discipleship: understanding and thinking in terms of the relativism of all formulations of truth.

      16. On the Path of Discipleship: learning to skillfully formulate and express in thought and word the ideas and energies prompted by soul realization.

      17. On the Path of Discipleship: achieving sophistication in abstract thought.

      18. On the Path of Discipleship: becoming so familiar with illusion that one can evade the snare of illusion. Becoming free of the “Idols of the Mind”.

      19. On the Path of Discipleship: creating lighted (and fluid) networks for the distribution and circulation of that which is of value (tangible and intangible). An intelligent networker, using various kinds of networks swiftly and intelligently on behalf of the Good.

      20. On the Path of Discipleship: one who is seeking and finding “the mark of the messenger in his feet”. (IHS 206-207)


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

      1. The swift intuitive receptivity and brilliant articulation of thought increasingly characteristic of the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Gemini, combines with an exceptional acuity of both the abstract and concrete mind induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the third ray.

      2. Unusual facility with “the acute energy of divine mental perception” (R&I 558).

      3. The abstract mind as “playground”.

      4. Accomplishment in the field of buddhi-manas. Great ideas are accessed and well-clothed in the substance of the abstract mind. Thus two aspects of the threefold Spiritual Triad are united.

      5. Understanding the “divine blueprints”.

      6. Able, with facility, to trace any concretion to its archetype.

      7. The modern “magician” as opposed to the “ritualist”. The magician is found upon the third ray; the ritualist upon the seventh (cf. DON 145).

      8. Facility with “spiritual discernment”—a siddhi to be found upon the third plane (counting from below, upwards—the mental plane) and on the third subplane of that plane (counting from above, downwards).

      9. This combination contributes to the destruction of the causal body through the accumulation of knowledge and information; “…it is more the accumulation of needed material and quality for the helping of the world, and the amassing of information through love and discrimination that eventually causes the shattering of the causal body.”(cf. LOM 16)

      10. Victor over illusion—because of buddhi-manasic facility. Able to view the World of Illusion and “in its midst locate the golden thread of truth”. (TWM 473)

      11. Gradual approximation to the siddhi of “All-Knowledge”—interestingly found upon the third subplane of the third plane, the atmic. Gemini s the third sign of twelve and the third ray is, naturally, the third ray of seven (cf. TCF 188).

      12. When thinking of the Mahachohan, and His administration of the Department of Civilization, it is hard to think that He is not strongly condition by the combination of Gemini and the third ray. Even as Francis Bacon, He took “all knowledge as his province”—“All Knowledge”: third plane, third subplane.



(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 Third 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. Adeptly Clothe Ideas In Thought

    2. Accumulate Knowledge And Information For The Helping Of The World

    3. Analyze Your Thought Life; Escape From Prison

    4. Articulate Your Concepts Acutely

    5. At Manas You Excel; Invoke Buddhi!

    6. Balance Relativity Against The Absolute

    7. Be Creatively Intelligent

    8. Be Economical In Movement; Act Purposefully

    9. Be In Two Places At Once; Be In All Places At Once

    10. Be Humble In Intelligence—There Is Always More To Know.

    11. Be Ready With An Answer, But Not Too Ready!

    12. Blend Intuition With Reason, Buddhi With Manas

    13. Brilliant Genius Is Meant To Serve The One

    14. Calculate For The Welfare Of The Plan

    15. Cleverly Arrange For All Contingencies

    16. Communicate Reasonably

    17. Communicate The Divine Plan

    18. Comprehend The Healing Power Of The Serpent—The Caduceus

    19. Comprehend The ‘World Of Becoming’

    20. Cooperate With “God” Through Multiple Activities, But Find God In Silence

    21. Create A Network Of Triangles

    22. Create Soul Alliances

    23. Critique Mental Processes

    24. Decode Encryptions

    25. Dialogue For Philosophical Understanding

    26. Discriminate! Learn The Many Differences And Similarities

    27. Discuss With Intelligence; Sharpen The Mind

    28. Disengage From The World Maya—Stillness Is Required

    29. Disentangle Threads Of Thought

    30. Do Business Honestly

    31. Doing Is Good. Being Is Better. Approach Being.

    32. Do Not Deceive Others! Do Not Deceive Yourself!

    33. Do Not Excuse Yourself Without Justification; Do Not Rationalize

    34. Engage In Interesting Conversation

    35. Escape From The Web Of Illusion

    36. Excel In Forethought And Sagacity

    37. Face The Consequences Of Your Actions Even Though You Could Evade Them

    38. Finance Creatively

    39. Find The Means—Be Resourceful

    40. Foresee The Causes Of Confusion

    41. Fuse The Second And Third Aspects Of Divinity

    42. Go Around When You Cannot Go Through—But Remember Your Direction

    43. Hold To The Truth; Do Not Lie

    44. If The Mind Be Fluid, Let The Heart Be Sound

    45. If Your Speech Be Subtle, Let It Also Be Sincere

    46. Impart Creative Solutions

    47. Interpret That Which Is Seen By Relating It To The Unseen

    48. Let Fluid Intelligence Resolve Contradiction

    49. Let Idea Precede Thought

    50. Let Skill-Of-Mind Serve The Higher Self

    51. Link With Many But Remember Well The One

    52. Manipulate, Not For Yourself, But For The Sake Of Divinity

    53. Move Swiftly Through Complexity

    54. Offer Constructive Critique To Improve The Flow

    55. Of Many Possibilities, Manifest At Least A Few

    56. One Cannot Think Reality; One Can Only Be It

    57. Plan And Imagine—Conceive What Must Be Done, Not Merely What Can Be Done

    58. “Pull Strings”—For The Greater Good!

    59. Recognize the “Idols Of The Mind”; Refrain From Idolatry!

    60. Respond To The Thoughts In The Mind Of The “Great Architect Of The Universe”

    61. See The Truth From Many Angles And From The Point Opposed—But Realize, It Is One Truth

    62. Seek To Understand The World As ‘Process’

    63. Separate The Many Woven Strands

    64. Shall Omnipresence Be The Goal, Or Shall It Be Omniscience? Or Shall You Strive Toward Them Both?

    65. Skillfully Avoid Entanglements

    66. Speak The Words Which Work For The Good

    67. Strategize Your Moves

    68. Streamline Your Communications

    69. Streamline Your Methods; Act Swiftly And Efficiently

    70. Study The Past And Apply What You Learn In The Living Moment

    71. Submit Reason To “Pure Reason”

    72. Teach What Man Can Know; Teach What Man Can Do

    73. Temper Criticism With Understanding

    74. Temper Intelligence With Morality

    75. The “Holy Spirit” Serves The “Son Of God”—Serve Both!

    76. The Mind Is “Slayer Of The Real”—Be Not Slain By Your Own Fertility Of Thought!

    77. The Plan Divine Is Ever Ready To Precipitate; Present To The World The Attributes Presented To You

    78. The Word Is Not The “Thing In Itself”—Understand This

    79. Think With Subtlety—Abstractly, Yet Clearly

    80. Untie The Knots Of Consciousness

    81. Use The Gift Of Eloquence In The Service Of The One

    82. Utilize Networks For Widespread Benefit

    83. Words Are Many But Great Thoughts Are Few—Think The Great Thoughts!



 Mantra for Gemini and the Third Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
Creatively I seek to weave the thoughts acute through which the Service of my ‘Brother-in-the-One’ may be fulfilled upon the Earth.

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
“Purpose Itself Am I” and responsive to that Purpose, I weave with keen Intelligence the Plan which Serves the One.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol/Image/Scene for R3/Gemini

Acute, alert and centered in the pulsing “Web of Life”, the Weaver, with intelligence, creatively manipulates the many-threaded energies which intricately fabricate the ever-varied, interwoven manifested Life of God.


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Gemini and R3

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. R3

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

  1. R3

  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: green, yellow, black.

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

  1. Note: FA or F.

  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 throat chakra and (to a degree) through the sacral chakra, also through the spleen as planetary prana, and, quite reasonably, through the ajna center when that center represents the spiritual triad

  1. Creative Hierarchy number IV, liberated.

  1. Creative Hierarchy number I, liberated, and Creative Hierarchy number III/VIII, 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 Animal Kingdom and the Kingdom of Planetary Lives.

  1. Associated with intelligence and love.

  1. Associated with intelligence.

  1. Duality

  1. Triplicity

  1. Associated with the Christ.

  1. Associated with the “World”.

  1. Associated with the Principle of Relationship.

  1. Associated with discrimination and separation. “The Divine Separator. The Discriminating Essential Life” (EP I 68).

  1. Associated with intuition, and that quality of Mercury which promotes intuition.

  1. Associated mostly with reason and reasoning—pure reason without intuition (thus, occultly, not really pure reason!)

  1. Related to the Divine Heart.

  1. Related to the Divine Mind.

  1. Influences, often, towards material impracticality.

  1. Can influence towards practicality, and greater material concern.

  1. Represents the duality of soul and personality.

  1. Represents the triplicity of the unified third aspect of divinity—the personality.

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Gemini and R3

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. Related Through the Number Three: Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac, thus relating it directly to the third ray.

  2. Principle of Intelligence: Gemini is associated with the Principle of Intelligence as is the third ray.

  3. Throat Center and Organs of Speech: Gemini, through Mercury, has a natural resonance with the organs of speech and, thus, with the throat center. This is also true of the third ray which has a Mercurial connection (as well as its usual connections through the Earth and Saturn).

  4. Physical and Mental Activity: Both Gemini and the third ray conduce to great activity—physical and mental.

  5. Emotional Detachment: Both Gemini and the third ray promote emotional detachment.

  6. Multiplicity: Both influences are related to multiplicity, to many rather than one.

  7. Divine Mind: Both influences are related to the Divine Mind.

  8. Promoting Discrimination: Both energies promote discrimination—the third ray through separation “The Divine Separator” (EP I 68), and Gemini through the factor of contrast.

  9. Facility for Abstraction: Both energies give a facility for abstraction, for a ‘distancing’ from that which is immediately at hand..

  10. Manipulation: Both energies give a capacity for manipulation. Gemini rules the hands which manipulate, and the third ray is called the “Manipulator” (positively as a monad, offering divine manipulation, or as one who misleads others). “The third ray person who also fails to shatter his ‘Dweller’ becomes what is called a ‘manipulator of souls’ and uses the mind to destroy the real and to put a veil between the man and reality.”(TWM 240-241)

  11. Dishonesty: In early evolutionary days, dishonesty is found in relation to both energies. Gemini is ruled by Mercury which is the “god of thieves”. Gemini, similarly, has a reputation for duplicity (or lying). The third ray (in early days) is always misrepresenting, covering up or leading astray—thus its early association with the misrepresentations of Maya. Both Gemini and the third ray can incline towards ensnarement in Maya. Later, both Gemini and the third ray influence towards a preoccupation with truth.

  12. Relationship to the First Initiation: Gemini is directly connected to the first initiation.
    ” 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)
    Further, before and at the first initiation, the third ray is powerful, frequently as the personality 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 Third Ray is Proposed as Prominent

With Plato, One of the Two Most Famous Greek Philosophers (Proposed Sun Sign with Virgo possible Virgo Ascendant)

Henry Kissinger
American Statesman in the Nixon Administration (Sun Sign and Ascendant)

German Astrologer, Astronomer, Humanist; Devised a System of House Division (Sun Sign)

Jean Paul Sartre
French Existentialist Philosopher, Playwright, Novelist (Sun Sign)

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

French Author, Satirist, Philosopher, Poet, Historian, Encyclopedist, Novelist (Proposed Ascendant)