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

in progress

& Ray

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 6



Sun Gemini (or Ascendant Gemini), R5P (or R5S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted

A strong mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges due to the transmission of the fifth ray through Venus, the esoteric ruler of Venus as well as {probably} through Mercury {possibly monadically}—Mercury being the exoteric ruler of Gemini. The applicable category of reinforcement is Strong by Rulership—Class 2, and is therefore strongest in the lives of fifth ray aspirants, and especially, disciples, and not as strong for average humanity upon the fifth ray. This reinforcement is further strengthened by the Mercury and Venus rulership of the first and second decanates {respectively}—when these decanates are considered in exoteric order.


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

    1. The active, superficial mentality of the self-centered Gemini person combines with an arid, unfeeling, mental focus often induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the fifth ray.

    2. Aridly mental. Life in the ‘desert’ of the mind.

    3. Over-attention to accuracy of word or concept.

    4. Minute focus upon inconsequential matters.

    5. Unbalanced. Over-emphasized mentality; deficient in feeling.

    6. Split between mind and heart, or mind and emotion.

    7. A mind and brain (embodied in a man)” (EP II 169)

    8. Understanding the world as a mechanical process.

    9. Thinking that simply by naming something or classifying it, one has understood it.

    10. The second petal of the egoic body is either not much open or fails to express through the prevailing astro-rayological condition.

    11. Needs to cultivate affect—or mind may be directed towards negative expression.

    12. Missing the heart and soul of the world. The mind as “slayer of the real”.


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

      1. The alert curiosity of the advancing Gemini individual combines with a spirit of inquiry and investigation induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the fifth ray.

      2. Great facility for applied knowledge.

      3. Excellent investigator. Resourceful researcher. Excellent fact-finder. Excellent at detecting missing pieces of information.

      4. Insatiable curiosity. Greatly accentuated urge to know.

      5. Unusual capacity for verbal definition. A sharpener of concepts. A creator of dictionaries.

      6. Expert within a specialized field, but using the connective properties of Gemini and the fifth ray (“The Divine Connecter”), to see the relationship between the specialty and the wider field.

      7. Able to throw the light of the fifth ray on many (Gemini) matters.

      8. Mental/manual dexterity. The surgeon. The power to repair.

      9. Someone who knows (fifth ray) what they are talking about (Gemini). A source of reliable knowledge.

      10. On the Path of Discipleship: the developing of considerable mental clarity.

      11. On the Path of Discipleship: facility in achieving mental polarization and detecting the glamors of the astral body. (May however, fall into the snare of illusion based upon separateness and cleavage.)

      12. On the Path of Discipleship: facility in achieving mental illumination, and holding the mind steady in the light. The fifth ray steadies the Geminian mind.

      13. On the Path of Discipleship: thought is rendered practical, and occult techniques are studied or devised and, then, applied.

      14. On the Path of Discipleship: the power to meditate is achieved, but intuition may have to be cultivated (as the fifth ray may, at first, deflect the intuition)


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

      1. The capacity to study and understand exact relations within the great Science of Relations—a capacity increasingly characteristic of the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Gemini—combines with an increasing ability to unite the three levels of mind (“Three Minds Unite”) induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the fifth ray.

      2. This combination in an advanced disciple or initiate is useful in unifying the mental field. The concrete mind, the unitive mind (sometimes called the “Son of Mind”) and the abstract mind can all interpenetrate and be used as one mental field. Worldly perceptions and thoughts, ancient memories and faculties, and ideas within the Divine Mind can all be combined to good effect.

      3. Great brilliance may be demonstrated in discovering the relations existing between the factors within any field of research or investigation.

      4. Rather than understand the network of relations in general, this combination gives facility for understanding the specific dynamics involved in relational interplay. Thus the study of planetary and systemic relationships becomes the science of planetary and systemic relationships. Thus, is the entire field clarified by specificity, and yet the pertinent links are seen and understood.

      5. Under this combination, the anatomy and physiology of the higher worlds may be studied. There will, one day, emerge a science of the soul. Today’s scientist knows “how it works” on the lower three planes and is now penetrating the etheric planes. One day, under this combination (and a few others) it will be possible to know “how it works” in the higher dimensions, which will admit of explanations just as technical (and probably, far more so).

      6. The energies released into the personality by the soul and spiritual triad are studied for their specific effects, and their vibratory quantity and quality are registered. All is seen as vibration, and vibratory frequency is noted as the key to all distinction.

      7. In the life of the advanced disciple and especially the initiate, the luminosity of this combination is, potentially among the highest.


(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 Fifth 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. Achieve Mental Polarization; You Are Equipped To Do So

      2. Adapt To The Facts

      3. Analyze Your Reasoning And Mental Processes

      4. Apply Manual Dexterity To Mechanisms; Fix Them; Make Them Work

      5. Ask The Question; Get An Answer; Apply What You Get

      6. Be A Cool And Clever Head Amidst Emotional Storms; Live “Above And Beyond” Kama-Manas

      7. Be At Once The Generalist And The Expert

      8. Bend All Resources Of The Mind To Ascertain The Truth

      9. Be Open To Discovery—Truth Can Emerge In A Surprising Way

      10. Be Wary Of Your Rationalizations; Refuse To Escape Yourself Through Mental Dexterity

      11. Beyond The “Disk Of Golden Light” Lies The Polarity Of Spirit; Invoke Spirit

      12. Blend Facts Fluidly; More Light Will Be The Result

      13. Bring Soul Light Into The Mind Through Meditation; The Lower Mind Must Be Illumined

      14. Clarify Multiplicity Factor By Factor

      15. Clarify Your Communications

      16. Collate Numerous Lines Of Research To Reveal Unsuspected Facts

      17. Collect The Data And Verify It

      18. Communicate The Truth

      19. Consider Well The Technical Aspects Of The Science Of Meditation

      20. Contrast To Clarify—The Opposites Shed Light Upon Each Other

      21. Contribute To The Brotherhood Of Illumined Minds

      22. Cultivate Lucid Perception

      23. Define Your Concepts

      24. Detach From The Contents Of Your Thought-Life

      25. Detach Yourself From Involuntary Fluctuation; Let The Soul Control

      26. Develop Expert Adaptivity; Know The Many Energies And Forces, And What Can And Should Be Done With Them

      27. Dialogue For The Sake Of Elucidation

      28. Discriminate High From Low, Then Unite Them

      29. Disidentify With Lower Mind; Polarize Your Consciousness On The Higher Mental Plane

      30. Dispel Ignorance; Too Long Has Humanity Lived In Darkness

      31. Dispense Knowledge—Spread The Light

      32. Do Not Replace Uncertainty With Rigidity; Probably You Will Not

      33. Don’t Be A “Know It All”; Be A ‘Know It Well’!

      34. Educate! Intensify The Light

      35. Elucidate Your Thoughts

      36. Embark On A Never-Ending Quest For Knowledge, But Be Sure That You Really Know What You Think You Know

      37. Enquire The Way! You Have Many Questions And You Can Answer Most Of Them For Yourself

      38. Examine Many Factors To Arrive At A Reliable Conclusion

      39. Explore The Garment Of God In All Its Manifest Variety

      40. Focus Sharp Intelligence On The ‘Science Of Polarity’

      41. Formulate Thought To Carry Truth

      42. How Close Is ‘Nonsense’ To Fact And Fact To ‘Nonsense’? Be Open To That Which Lies Beyond Common Sense

      43. Impart Factual Knowledge

      44. Inquire Intuitively; Inquire In Detail

      45. Intuit The Facts, Then Prove The Facts

      46. Know A Great Deal And Know It Well

      47. Let The Light Of The ‘Higher Brother’ Penetrate The Lower Mind

      48. Let Your Quest For Knowledge Know No Bounds

      49. Write Lucidly; Speak Lucidly

      50. Like Sherlock Holmes, Exercise Your Powers Observation And Deduction

      51. Link By Intensifying Light

      52. Make The Facts Interesting

      53. Marshal The Evidence; Convince With Proofs

      54. Penetrate The Higher Mind Upon A Beam Of Focussed Light

      55. Point Out Prejudice When You Detect It

      56. Question Yourself And Others Clearly

      57. Realize That Merging With The Higher Brother Is Guarded By “The Angel With The Flaming Sword”

      58. Relate The Contents Of The Divine Mind

      59. Research The Science Of Communication

      60. Search For Certainty But Remain Flexible; Avoid Mental Fixation

      61. See From Many Perspectives; Avoid Bias

      62. See With Clarity Devoid Of Sentimentality

      63. Seek To Understand The Sirian Energy And How It Might Apply To Your Mind

      64. Speak The Truth With Lucidity

      65. Speak With Certain Knowledge

      66. Steady You Mind And Focus It; Accurate Understanding Must Not Be Sacrificed To A Variety Of Interests

      67. Study The Mental Body Scientifically

      68. Syllogisms Can Reveal The Truth; They Can Also Be A Prison. Check Your Premises

      69. Test Your Thoughtforms For Their ‘Light-Content’

      70. The Ideas Are There—Invoke Them. Invent!

      71. Three Minds Are To Unite; You Have The Capacity To Unite Them

      72. Think In A Manner Unswayed By Emotion

      73. Think As Those Who Are Members Of The Fifth Kingdom Think

      74. Throw Light On Many Subjects

      75. Transmit Inner Messages With Accuracy

      76. Understand The ‘Movements’ Of Various Glamors And Counter Them With A Beam Of Focussed Light

      77. Understand Light As The Medium For The Transmission Of Love

      78. Unite The Heart And Mind; Gemini Is The “Head Of The Cosmic Christ”

      79. Verify All Connections

      80. What Does The “Science Of Mind” Mean To You? Are You A Raja Yogin Or A Gnani Yogin Or Both? Why?

      81. You Reason Well; Can You Reason Purely? Respect The Intuition



 Mantra for Gemini and the Fifth Ray

Mantram for Discipleship Consciousness
Upon a beam of focussed thought I seek to know the ‘Mind of Soul’, I seek to know ‘Techniques of Light’ wherewith to serve all Brother-Souls discovered and revealed within the Light of Higher Mind.

Mantram for the Initiate Consciousness
“Three Minds Unite” revealing in the brilliant Light precise techniques wherewith to Serve my Brother and the all-comprising One.

Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol/Image/Scene for R5/Taurus

Intent within a ‘Beam of Intensely Focussed Light Divine’ the ‘Scientist of Life-in-Form’, studies the relationships of all things to each other, discerning with exactitude each likeness each disparity—foundation of all contact which creates the Great Complexity—the interwoven, ever-varied, ever changing Web of Life.


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Gemini and R5

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. R5

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

  1. R5

  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: orange (exoteric) and indigo blue (esoteric).

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

  1. Note: LA or A.

  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 ajna center.

  1. Creative Hierarchy number IV, liberated.

  1. Creative Hierarchy number III, liberated, and Creative Hierarchy number V/X, 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 Human Kingdom and the Kingdom of Souls.

  1. Related the second aspect of divinity, the “Son”.

  1. Related mostly to the third aspect of divinity—Intelligence.

  1. The flexible mind.

  1. The concentrated mind.

  1. The relational mind.

  1. The penetrating mind.

  1. Contains the aptitude for abstraction.

  1. Rules the concrete mind.

  1. Connected with the building of the antahkarana.

  1. Associated more with the mental unit and with developments within the egoic lotus.

  1. The Geminian mind is initially associated with superficiality.

  1. The fifth ray mind is never careless or superficial, though it may be slow.

  1. Contributes conflict to the psychological nature.

  1. Less involved with conflict and more with clarification of mental perceptions.

  1. Through logic may be important in the process of the development of the Geminian mind, this influence later tends to the utilization of the intuition.

  1. Tends towards reliance upon logic, and responds only slowly to impregnation from the intuition.

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Gemini and R4

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 Via Venus: Gemini has a particular connection with the fifth ray through its esoteric ruler, Venus, a distributor of the fifth ray.

      2. The Factor of Mind: Both Gemini and the fifth ray are intimately associated with the factor of mind.

      3. Connected Via the Angels: Gemini is connected to the “Angels”—the members of the fifth Creative Hierarchy, Who are naturally conditioned by the fifth ray, as well as by the second ray which expresses itself through Gemini.

      4. The Sirian Connection: Both Gemini and the fifth ray have a Sirian connection. Sirius can be understood as making a triangle with our Sun (Sol) and the constellation Gemini, serving as a relating agent. The fifth ray component of the Sirian energy is well understood as manasic training is given upon that star. Additionally, Sirius is considered the source of the Solar Angels (Gemini—for the Angels are the “Messengers”—again, Gemini), who are members of the fifth Creative Hierarchy.

      5. The “Spark of Intelligence”: The Angels came to plant the “spark of intelligence” (both Gemini and the fifth ray) in animal man.

      6. Dualistic Ajna Center: Both influences have a close connection to the dualistic ajna center. Gemini represents the dualism of this center, and the fifth ray, through Venus, represents the capacity both to see and to focus light through that center.

      7. Related to the Hand: Both Gemini and the fifth ray are related to the hand. Gemini (which is associated the hand zodiacally) rules the manipulation of which the hand is capable, and the fifth ray is connected with the five fingers of the hand. Mercury, the orthodox ruler of Gemini, and also associated with intelligence as demonstrated through the instrumentality of the hand, is a strong distributor of the fifth ray, probably on a monadic level.

      8. Principle of Illusion: Both Gemini and the fifth ray can reasonably be associated with the principle of illusion. Gemini separates many perceptions into opposites before it puts them back together. The fifth ray, under the Law of Cleavage, is also active in separating (discriminating) one thing from another. Separation is the basis of illusion.

      9. Connecting and Re-Connecting: Later both Gemini and the fifth ray are involved in the re-connection process. The fifth Ray Lord is called the “Divine Connector”, and Gemini brings all mental factors into a fluid synthesis.

      10. Mentalism: Both influences may be considered mentalistic—avoiding the heart and producing a certain aridity in the psychological life. This changes later. Gemini then represents the Christ, and the fifth ray functions as the “Rose of God”.

      11. Lower and Higher Manas: Both Gemini and the fifth ray represent lower and higher manas. Gemini can refer as much to the higher mind as to the lower, and this is equally true of the fifth ray, though is may be thought to relate more directly to the lower mind.

      12. Related to the Second Initiation: The intelligence of Gemini, ruled in this case by light-bestowing Venus, is active at the second initiation, clarifying the relationship between the pairs of opposites upon the astral plane, and bringing mind to bear in the process of that clarification. The fifth ray is active at the second initiation in the process of de-glamorization.


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 Fifth Ray is Proposed as Prominent

Teilhard de Chardin
French Philosopher, Jesuit Priest, Paleontologist, Geologist, Visionary Mystic (Ascendant)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Author, Spiritualist, Creator of Sherlock Holmes (Sun Sign and Ascendant)

Stephen Hawking
English Theoretical Physicist who Advanced the Theory of Exploding Black Holes (Proposed Ascendant)

Carolus Linnaeus
Swedish Botanist and Explorer; First to Frame Principles for Defining Genera and Species and Organisms, and to Devise Uniform Naming System (Sun Sign)

Robert Oppenheimer
Scientist, Nuclear Physicist, “Father of the Atomic Bomb” (Proposed Ascendant)

Immanuel Velikovsky
Revolutionary Scientific Theorist and Author (Sun Sign)

Jules Verne
French Author; Pioneer in the Science Fiction Genre (Ascendant)