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) R6P (or R6S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted

Normally and for most people, only a very mild mutual reinforcement between ray and astrological energies emerges due to the deeply esoteric sixth ray component of Venus—the esoteric ruler of Gemini and the ruler, as well, of the second decanate {considering the decanates in exoteric order}. This reinforcement is strengthened due to the Martian rulership of the second decanate {considering the decanates in esoteric order}.

If it is granted that the monadic ray of Venus {though not necessarily the primary monadic ray} is the sixth, then this combination would a strong mutual reinforcement, for high initiates {i.e., for those initiates really responsive to the monadic ray}. For initiates with a strong sixth ray component in any of their three periodical vehicles the applicable category of reinforcement is Strong by Rulership—Class 3.

Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

    1. A restless, unresolved attitude to life’s many polarities—a state of consciousness characteristic of the self-centered Gemini person—combines with the tendency to swing “pendant between the pairs of opposites”a condition induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the sixth ray.

    2. This is a potentially contradictory influence as the straightness of the sixth ray is in contrast with the duality of Gemini.

    3. Passionately and simultaneously pursuing contradictory goals. A prescription for self-division.

    4. As much the activist as Gemini and the third ray, but more emotional.

    5. Passionate instability in relation to the world of thought.

    6. Over-enthusiastic use of words. Undue emphasis in speech.

    7. Seeking excessively to persuade. Overbearing; interfering. Incapable of hearing anyone’s point of view but his own.

    8. Biased thinking fed by strong beliefs.

    9. The dynamic preacher, but can he live his high words without being overcome by the pole of nature he has ignored? Passionate words must be matched by practical deeds. Thus, hypocrisy often eventuates because of the tendency to ignore balance between the polarities.

    10. Getting into too many things with unrestrained enthusiasm. Following one passion after another, but getting nowhere. Changing commitment with great emphasis. Blindly following the many paths, but not the true path which leads to the goal.

    11. Seeking guidance (sixth ray and psychic) from inner and outer voices (Gemini).

    12. Liable to fall into the glamor of following (sixth ray) teachers (Gemini). The followers of Busiris in The Labors of Hercules, demonstrate the case. Those who stand for Busiris may also have this combination.

    13. The glamor of adherence to certain forms of thought as if they were “Gospel”—inerrant.

    14. Incapable of discerning the “path which lies between the pairs of opposites”.

    15. Furious, driven activity engaged with life’s superficialities, while the real issues are covered in the turbulence of maya, glamor and illusion.

    16. Discouragement, disillusionment, and, finally, real freedom from illusion.


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 sixth ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.
    1. A capacity to sense the desire of the polarities for each other—a state of awareness characteristic of the advancing Gemini individual—combines with a strongly focussed desire to merge with the polar opposite—a desire induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the sixth ray.

    2. Power to inspire through the word.

    3. The truly great preacher who is also a teacher.

    4. Motivational writer. Oratorical gift. Exhortation. The power to speak the uplifting word.

    5. Giving word to the shining ideal, but steady enough to live that ideal.

    6. The painful realization of the distance between the ideal and the actual.

    7. Versatility (Gemini) in carrying out ones hopes, dreams, visions, ideals (sixth ray).

    8. Idealizing the relation between the poles and attempting to facilitate their interplay. Hence, the idealization of their balanced union.

    9. On the Path of Discipleship: strong aspiration towards the soul, the World of the Angels (Gemini).

    10. On the Path of the Discipleship: an approach to spirituality intended to fulfill the word of power—“The Highest Light Controls”. Aspiring orientation towards the “Brother in the Light”.

    11. On the Path of Discipleship: dedication to the “Teaching”.

    12. On the Path of Discipleship: learning the tread the way which leads between the pairs of opposites, thus learning to avoid a somewhat innate extremism.

    13. On the Path of Discipleship: learning to achieve the balanced, rapidly forward-moving approach.

    14. On the Path of Discipleship: always able to speak the ‘word of inspiration’.


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

    1. The intense interplay of the polar opposites (soul and personality, spirit and matter)an interplay increasingly experienced by the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Gemini—combines with a fiery aspiration to merge with the higher pole at all costs—an inspiration induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the sixth ray.

    2. Power to envision highly developed. The point of evolution has been reached at which the sixth ray as well as Gemini both express through the ajna center.

    3. The ardent use of the antahkarana as the familiar “way of escape” from the confines of the lower worlds.

    4. A determination to polarize within the causal body, and then the spiritual triad, and to hold those points of tension.

    5. The idealistic messenger of the soul, or of the Master. Always capable of speaking the word of inspiration.

    6. Life within the World of Duality is governed and controlled by the “Highest Light”. Soul-based idealism is maintained despite the fluctuating forces of the three worlds.

    7. The focussed disciple/initiate discovers the World of Being, lying between the many pairs of opposites.

    8. Many are the “Pillars of Hercules” upon the long, long Path. One-pointedly, the disciple-initiate endowed with this combination of energies is able to step through one pair of pillars after another.

    9. This combination describes the man who would become the angel.

    10. The divine enthusiast—for Gemini is the breath, and the sixth ray, the fire of divinity.



(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 Sixth 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. Adhere Faithfully To The Teaching; Let It Prove Itself Before You Change Capriciously To Another

      2. Are You Faithful To The “Letter” Or The “Spirit”? The Spirit Lies Behind The Form—Any Form!

      3. Arouse Through Impassioned Eloquence

      4. Ascend Towards The “Angel”, But Bring The Lower Self Along

      5. Aspire Towards A Diversified Education

      6. Avoid Hypocrisy; Practice What You Preach

      7. Be Not Obsessed By “Messages” You Think You Hear

      8. Beware False Guidance; The Word That Praises Self Should Serve As Warning

      9. Be Well-Informed About The Various World Religions

      10. Blend Reason With Ardor; Surely You Must Justify Your Beliefs

      11. Burn Your Way Through The Illusions Of The Mind

      12. Can You Be Both Earnest And “Light Hearted”? A Man “In Deadly Earnest” Is Often Blind To Light And Love

      13. Can You Tread The “Burning Ground” And Still Think Clearly?

      14. Can You Tread The Way Between The Pairs Of Opposites Rather Than Swinging “Pendant” Between Them?

      15. Carry The ‘Message’, Even If It Means Complete Self-Sacrifice

      16. Celebrate The Wonder Of This Multifarious World

      17. Communicate The “Vision”

      18. Consecrate Yourself To The Acquisition Of Knowledge

      19. Converse With “The Beloved”

      20. Convey Enthusiasm

      21. Count All As Loss Unless The “Mysteries” Return To Earth

      22. Devote Yourself To Learning

      23. Devote Yourself To The Teaching

      24. Discriminate “Blind Faith” From ‘Substantial Faith”—The “Substance Of Things Hoped For, The Evidence Of Things Not Seen”

      25. Do Your Powers Of Reason Serve Desire? How Objective Are You? Avoid Rationalization

      26. Ensure That ‘Messages’ You Receive From ‘Above’ Are Free Of The Taint Of Personalism

      27. Enthuse With Thought And Word

      28. Escape From Entrapment By Teachers Of Spirituality; Your Tendency Is To Become Entrapped

      29. Fanatical Adherence To Certain Forms Of Thought And Word Is No Evidence Of Spiritual Attainment

      30. From A Lofty Perspective, Love And Reason Are Identical; Can You Be Devoted To Both?

      31. Give Yourself To The Cause Of Increasing Humanity’s Intelligence

      32. Hold High The ‘Banner Of Brotherhood’

      33. How Many “One And Only Causes” Can There Be?

      34. How Stands The Battle Between Consistency And Inconsistency?

      35. Idealists Speak Endlessly Of Their Ideals; Can They Speak Of Anything Else?

      36. Identify The Major “Pairs Of Opposites” And Tread The Path Between

      37. Invoke! Discover Your “High Calling”

      38. Invoke The “Highest Light”

      39. Impart Inspiring Messages

      40. Inspire Through The Written And Spoken Word

      41. Justify Your Convictions

      42. Keep Your Promises Although Your Point Of View May Change

      43. Lead The Twelve, Each On His Particular Path

      44. Learn That The “One” Is Inseparable From The “Two”

      45. Learn To Tolerate Diverse Perspectives; Yours Is Among Them

      46. Link The “Faithful”

      47. Make Known The Great Objective

      48. Negate Desire—Be Assisted By Your Soul-Infused Mind

      49. Pledge Yourself To The Teaching

      50. Pray For Proper Guidance

      51. Preach The “Word”; Obey It As Well

      52. ‘Rational Zeal’ Is The Way For You

      53. Rush Not From Point To Point; Tread The Path With “Perceptive Steadiness”

      54. Skillfully Handle The “Beast” Which Wants But Does Not Know The Reason Why

      55. See The Relativity Of All Dogmatic Religions; “All Roads Lead To Rome”

      56. Seek The Voice Of Your Own Soul, And Not The Many Voices Eager To Have You Do Their Will

      57. Self-Contradiction Is Hard To Avoid; The Opposites Will Not Disappear

      58. Shall You Go To The Right, The Left Or Between?

      59. Speak Sincerely; Do Not Seek To Sway A Brother’s Mind. Indoctrination Is Not Spiritual

      60. Strengthen Your Devotion Through Repetition Of Your Creed

      61. Take An Oath; Keep The Oath; Be Loyal To Your Word

      62. Teach About The Path

      63. Tell About The Quest

      64. Temper Fervor With Reason

      65. The “Good News” Applies To All; Do Not Offer Narrow Hopes That Apply To Few

      66. The Pairs Of Opposites Are Two; The Lower Cannot Be Divorced From The Higher

      67. The Pilgrim Wanders Many Paths, Uncertain As To Which Will Lead Him “Home”

      68. The Universe Is Awe-Inspiring; Praise The Creator Of The Many Worlds

      69. There Are Many ‘Bibles’—Think More Widely, Avoiding Idée Fixe

      70. There Are Many Paths To Follow—Do You Know Which Path Will Lead You “Home”?

      71. To Change Or Not To Change—Can You Strike The Balance?

      72. To Compromise Or Never To Compromise—What Does Perspective Suggest?

      73. Transmit The Ideal

      74. Try To Be Objective About Your Attachments; You Are Two Selves And One Of Them Can See

      75. Verbalize Your Fiery Aspiration

      76. Welcome Opinions Contrary To Your Own; Promote Free Thought And Free Speech

      77. Where Does The “Highest Light” Reside? Is It Only Found ‘Above’?

      78. Why Did Jason Go In Quest Of The “Golden Apples”? What Is The Nature Of Your Quest?

      79. Why Impose Your Point Of View? Rather, Inspire Others To Find Their Own

      80. Wield The ‘Sword Of Discrimination’; Learn The Relative Value Of The Higher And Lower Opposites

      81. Will You Follow One Who Knows, Or One Who Simply Speaks?

      82. Will You Persecute One Who Thinks And Speaks From Another Perspective? Is There Only One Path?

      83. Write Passionately



 Mantra for Gemini and the Sixth Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
Devotedly, with ardor keen, with fiery aspiration, I, the “Brothers Twain”, now yearn to serve my Brother and the One.

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
“The Highest Light Controls”, when, Heart and Mind aflame as ‘One-no-longer-Two’, “I Serve the all-inclusive One”.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol/Image/Scene for R6/Gemini

Enraptured at the center of a ‘Scintillating Rosy Flame’, the ardent ‘Devotee of Life’ pulsates with a Vision of a richly interwoven Whole communicating with Itself. Heavenwards he sends his voice—hoping , thus, to speak with gods; attentively he listens—hoping for divine reply. He yearns to know of ‘higher things’ and speak these things, below, for all to hear.


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Gemini and R6

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. R6

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

  1. R6

  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: silvery rose and light blue.

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

  1. Note: 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 solar plexus center and, at a later stage of evolution, through the ajna center (cf. EH 149).

  1. Creative Hierarchy number IV, liberated.

  1. Creative Hierarchy number IV, liberated, and Creative Hierarchy number VI/XI, 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. Relates to the Vegetable Kingdom, the Animal Kingdom and the Kingdom of Planetary Lives.

  1. Strong relationship to the mind.

  1. Strong relationship to desire and the emotions.

  1. Dualistic

  1. One-pointed (yet, over-all, still subject to dualism).

  1. Rational

  1. Often irrational.

  1. Earlier: Kama-Manasic.

  1. Earlier: Kamic.

  1. Later: Manasic.

  1. Later: Kama-manasic.

  1. Skeptical

  1. Credulous

  1. Emotionally detached.

  1. Emotionally intense.

  1. Mentally flexible and complex.

  1. Often mentally rigid and simplistic.

  1. Capable of seeing and understanding opposing points of view.

  1. Adhering to a single point of view; opinionated.

  1. Less biased; emotion less inclined to sway the mind.

  1. Biased; emotion very inclined to sway the mind.

  1. Associated with the Solar Angels—the fifth Creative Hierarchy.

  1. Associated with the Lunar Angels—the sixth Creative Hierarchy.

  1. Intuitive

  1. Aspirational and, ultimately, intuitive.

  1. Studential

  1. Devotional

  1. Observational

  1. Moving too close to really observe.

  1. More connected to the Christ.

  1. More connected to the Master Jesus.

  1. Humorous, due to perspective.

  1. Often lacking in humor due to lack of perspective.

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Gemini and R6

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. Differences Prevail: There are many differences between these energies and few similarities.

  2. Linked Through Venus: One rulership link between Gemini and the sixth ray comes through Venus, esoteric ruler of Gemini. Venus may reasonably be considered to transmit the sixth ray via its monad (cf. TCF 595-596)

  3. Related Through the Ajna Center: Both can be related to the ajna center; Gemini is associated with the dualism of this center and the sixth ray (eventually through Neptune) with the factor of seeing the Vision (cf. EH 149).

  4. Conflict Upon the Astral Plane: Gemini contributes to the conflict between the opposites upon the astral plane, and the sixth ray is the ruler of that plane.

  5. Devotion of the Solar Angels: Gemini represents the Solar Angels whose relationship to the human kingdom is one of utmost devotion (however intelligent or otherwise that devotion may be.) The devotion links this fifth kingdom (which carries Geminian intelligence to the humanity) to the sixth ray of devotion.

  6. Related to the “Word”: Both influences are related to the “Word”. Gemini understands the Word and speaks it, and the sixth ray (often a great orator) follows it.

  7. Guidance: Both energies incline their possessors to receive and attend to guidance. The Geminian person may hear voices and receive internal instruction. The sixth ray person is always looking for someone or something to follow—frequently inner voices. Thus both types may be active in the channeling phenomenon.

  8. Related to the Processes of the Second Initiation: John the Baptist was a Gemini with, undoubtedly, a strong sixth ray. He is the Biblical symbol of the second initiation, illustrating the connection of Gemini to this initiation. Further, the second initiation is governed by the sixth ray. Gemini and the sixth ray, in combination, are thus potent in relation to the second degree.

  9. Related to the Second Cosmic Path of “Magnetic Work”: Gemini is the sign particularly assigned to this Cosmic Path. Upon this Path, many fifth ray monads ‘travel’, but they work with redemptively with the astral plane and with the color rose (in varying shades) and thus the sixth ray is implicated. (cf. TCF 1248, 1252)

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 Sixth Ray is Proposed as Prominent

Dante Alighieri
Medieval Italian Author of “The Divine Comedy” (Sun Sign and Ascendant)

Saint Augustine
Theologian and “Church Father” (Proposed Ascendant)

William Jennings Bryan
American Statesman, Orator (Ascendant)

Bob Dylan
Singer, Musician, Poet, Identified with the Spirit of the 60’s (Sun Sign)

Judy Garland
American Actress, Singer, “Dorothy” in the “Wizard of OZ” (Sun Sign, with R4)

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
Clergyman, Inspirational Writer of “The Power of Positive Thinking” (Sun Sign)

Gioacchino Rossini
Italian Composer of the 19th Century (Ascendant with R3 and R4)

Alfred Lord Tennyson
Poet Laureate of Victorian England During the 19th Century; One of the Greatest English Poets (Ascendant)