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

in progress

& Ray 7

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 7



Sun Gemini (or Ascendant Gemini), R7 (or R7S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted

No significant mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges in this combination. If one considers that Saturn {ruler of the third decanate in exoteric order} and Jupiter {ruler of the first decanate in esoteric order} both have seventh ray components, then the seventh ray could be slightly strengthened by its association with the rays transmitted through Gemini.

Note: when one realizes how weak is the seventh ray in relation to Gemini, and that there can, indeed, be people with seventh ray personalities born with the Sun in Gemini, one concludes that the personality ray is not tied in any obvious way to the rays transmitted through the Sun Sign.


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being
  1. The superficial thought and speech of the self-preoccupied Gemini person combines with habitual or conventional patterns of response induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the seventh ray.

  2. Power of thought and speech limited to that which is “acceptable”.

  3. Not free or allowing freedom in communication. Potential for self-censorship and the censorship of others.

  4. Disliking new thoughts, words or paths.

  5. Acceptable lines of relationship are well-established and must not be changed. “Driving the same way to work every day”.

  6. Rigidly adhering to ‘proper’ lines of communication. Taboos of thought and speech.

  7. Crystallized responses. Not thinking or saying anything surprising.

  8. Mannered speech. Stilted conversation. Superficial interplay: “Talking pleasantly about the weather”.

  9. This combination describes the usual level of social discourse.

  10. Fear of depth. Fear of new commitments. A safe and regular world with predictable contacts.


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

    1. The enlightening communication skills of the advancing Gemini individual combine with an astute awareness of social customs, manners and patterns induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the seventh ray.

    2. Knowing just what to say, how and to whom. A successful conversationalist and communicator.

    3. Promoter of right communication within any system.

    4. Using the “word” or thought to bring order.

    5. Able to organize a large number of variables.

    6. Systemic and systematic thinking. The power to organize and classify knowledge, and to present it clearly.

    7. Ability to work intelligently with the hands.

    8. Excellent networker.

    9. Well-developed capacity to promote cooperation between groups and organizations through right thought and right speech.

    10. On the Path of Discipleship: knowing the best paths to tread.

    11. On the Path of Discipleship: regular meditation. Through regularity in the process of invoking the soul, the meditator is ready to receive the regular, cyclically-emitted ‘messages’ of the soul.

    12. On the Path of Discipleship: regular, responsive communication and feedback.

    13. On the Path of Discipleship: a factor for group cohesiveness, for the flow of vital energies among group members and, in general, for group health.

    14. On the Path of Discipleship: etheric coordination, and power in etheric healing. Growing sensitivity to the magnetic conditions in persons and places.

    15. On the Path of Discipleship: understanding the structure within the spiritual teaching. Able to determine which aspects of the Teaching (Gemini) are most important and to prioritize these aspects.

    16. On the Path of Discipleship: able to prioritize and manage time efficiently so that many and diverse things can be accomplished.

    17. On the Path of Discipleship: working with the externalization of the Teaching.


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 seventh ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.
  1. A distinguished capacity to understand a broad network of relationships—a capacity increasingly demonstrated by the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Gemini—combines with a developed facility for maintaining right relationship based upon law and mutual respect—a facility induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the seventh ray.

  2. Capacity for manifesting the Kingdom of Heaven (the Kingdom of the Angels—Gemini) within the three lower worlds.

  3. A factor for cooperation and right division of labor within groups.

  4. A contributor to ashramic cooperation and division of labor.

  5. A contributor to inter-ashramic cooperation and division of labor. All lines of communication kept clear and well-organized.

  6. Facility in understanding that magic is the manifestation (seventh ray) of thought (Gemini).

  7. Facility in understanding and speaking with intelligence, “magical words”—whether esoterically, or with more immediately recognizable practical utility in the world.

  8. An excellent conduit for the Love-Wisdom energies of Gemini to reach into the world of form.

  9. Accomplished in esoteric healing, which so much relies upon the heart, the ajna, the hands (all related in one way or another to Gemini) and the vitality of the etheric body—Gemini with Aquarius rules the etheric body.

  10. Accomplished, in wider sense, in promoting the flow of Love-Wisdom through the greater etheric body of groups, nations and humanity. An excellent light-worker, whether subjective or objective.

  11. Excellent receptacle for the manifestation of the Ageless Wisdom, and more specifically, for helpful work in the Externalization of the Hierarchy and the Reappearance of the Christ. (The seventh ray with Aquarius would also serve well in this regard.)



(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 Seventh 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. Act Quickly And In A Well-Organized Manner

      2. Alchemize The Form By Uniting The Poles

      3. Ally The Eye, The Hand And Heart For Healing

      4. Anchor Even A Few Of Your Many Ideas

      5. Announce A Re-Formation

      6. Apply Yourself Practically To The ‘Sacredization’ Of The Earth

      7. Are You Interested In “Spiritualism”—Study Materializations

      8. Be An Example Of Skillful Efficiency

      9. Be Fertile In Conception And Responsible In Execution

      10. Be Upright—A Pillar Between ‘Heaven’ And ‘Earth’

      11. Build The Temple Of Knowledge

      12. Clothe Thought Beautifully

      13. Communicate The “Key To The Mystery”

      14. Communicate With The Deva Kingdom

      15. Conceptualize A New World Order

      16. Conceive Of New And Better Laws

      17. Conduct Yourself Civilly And Politely In All Public Discourse

      18. ‘Converse’ With The Various Orders Of Lives

      19. Create Thoughtforms Of Great Clarity And Utility

      20. Determine Who May Speak And When; Follow The “Rules Of Order”

      21. Develop Practical Understanding Of The Etheric Body As The Basis For All Tangible Reality

      22. Dignity In All Exchange Of Thought—Such Is The Way For You

      23. Discover The “Fountain Of Youth” And Drink Therefrom

      24. Discuss Environmental Policy

      25. Enter The World Of Ideas And Align There With The Plan-Intended Archetypes

      26. Establish Protocols

      27. Explain Procedures

      28. Express Thought As Perfectly As Possible

      29. Fashion Thought To Rebuild The Shrine Of Man’s Living

      30. “He Spoke With Everyone He Met”—Is This True Of You? If So, To What End?

      31. Heal With Subtle Energies

      32. Heal With Your Hands

      33. Impart The Laws Of Manifestation

      34. Ingeniously Encrypt The Truth For Its Protection

      35. Institute ‘Heavenly’ Ideas On Earth

      36. Intuit That Which Must Be Manifested

      37. Invoke Above, Invoke Below—With Equal Facility

      38. Invoke Angelic Forces To Guard The Temple

      39. Join The “Highest” To The “Lowest”; See The “Brothers” Merge

      40. Know The Many Means Of ‘Getting Things Done’

      41. Know, If Necessary, The Method Of Invoking The Subterranean Forces, But Invoke Principally The Angelic Forces

      42. Learn How To Reorganize

      43. Learn The Use Of The Hands In The Magical Process

      44. Learn To Think And Speak Appropriately

      45. Let The Caduceus Work Its Transformative Magic

      46. Lift To Life; Lift To The “Eternal Youth”

      47. Link The System All Together

      48. Master The “Magical Words”

      49. Mediate With Discretion

      50. Organize A Paradigm Of Thought

      51. Organize Systems Of Hermetic Education

      52. Participate In The ‘Rituals Of The Temple’

      53. Pass On The Ancient Oral Tradition

      54. Polarize In The ‘Higher Brother’ And There Control The ‘Lower’

      55. Polish Your Speech

      56. Practice The Technique Of Bringing Thought Into Manifestation

      57. Prepare Formal Documentation

      58. Promote The Externalization Of The Mysteries

      59. Publicize The Coming Pattern

      60. Receive Timely Messages And Execute Them In Time

      61. Regularity Or Discontinuity—Which Shall It Be And Why?

      62. Rejuvenate The Etheric Body; See To Its Vitality

      63. Relate The Highest And The Lowest

      64. Reorganize Educational Paradigms

      65. Respect Your Brother

      66. Reveal Beauty In All Its Geometrical Variety

      67. Straighten Out All Lines Of Communication

      68. Stabilize The Antahkarana

      69. Stabilize The “Pillars Of Hercules”

      70. Study Meter—Learn The Power And Effectiveness Of Rhythmic Speech

      71. Speak Intelligently Of The Ancient Traditions

      72. Speak Politely And Formally When Occasion Requires

      73. Study Mudra

      74. Study The Orders Of Angels

      75. Teach The Methods Of Perfecting The Form

      76. Temper Mental Fecundity With Practicality

      77. Temper Propriety With Flexibility

      78. There Are Many Ways To “Make Things Happen”—Be Resourceful

      79. Tolerate What Others Say; Variety Is Acceptable; Undue Censorship Is Not

      80. Transmit The Laws And Rules

      81. Understand The Divine Order Of The Great Etheric Web

      82. Unify With The ‘Word Of Fire’

      83. Vary Your Patterns Of Thought And Speech; Avoid Falling Into Conceptual Ruts

      84. Vivify The Etheric Body

      85. Vitalize Organisms Through ‘Interconnectivity’

      86. Wield The Wand With Consecrated Hand

      87. Work Directly And Practically With The Etheric Body

      88. Write Ceremonies And Rituals


 Mantra for Gemini and the Seventh Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
I seek the full expression of the perfect Plan-intended form, in Service of my Brother and the One.

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
When “Highest and the Lowest Meet”, perfected is the Service of the One.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol/Image/Scene for R7/Gemini

Invoking at the center of a ‘Magic Circle’ rightly drawn, the wise ‘Magician of his Life’, sees all the many conduits, the streams which lead from high to low, from East to West, from North to South and then return again. He speaks the Word relating all the many pairs of opposites, resolving them within a Point in common to the Two.


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived
from Energetic Contrasts Between Gemini and R7

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. R7

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

  1. R7

  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: violet and purple.

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

  1. Note: TI or B.

  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 sacral center and also (at a later stage of evolution) through the base of the spine center. Additionally, throat center expression is found in disciples.

  1. Creative Hierarchy number IV, liberated.

  1. Creative Hierarchy number V, ‘liberating’, and Creative Hierarchy number VII/XII, 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 Kingdom of Solar Lives and the Mineral Kingdom.

  1. Associated with the Divine Son and also with the Intelligence aspect.

  1. Associated principally with the Intelligence aspect, but in a larger sense with the blending of all three aspects.

  1. Let instability do its work”.

  1. Stability itself.

  1. The dissipation of forces.

  1. The concentration of forces.

  1. Ungrounded

  1. Grounded

  1. Given to abstraction.

  1. Given to relating the abstract with the concrete.

  1. The mental worker.

  1. The practical worker.

  1. Tending towards disorganization (especially in early days).

  1. Highly organized.

  1. Proceeding without much regard for rhythm and sequence.

  1. Proceeding rhythmically and sequentially.

  1. Teaching

  1. Doing

  1. Talking

  1. Demonstrating

  1. Tends to move beyond established boundaries.

  1. Tends to establish boundaries.

  1. Sees things in relativistic terms.

  1. Sees all things in terms of laws and rules, without much relativism.

  1. Bridging and communicating.

  1. In early days, often sectarian.

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Gemini and R7

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. Few Similarities: There are few similarities between these two energies.

  2. Detachment from Emotions: Both influences incline towards detachment from the emotions. Gemini is detached and observational; the seventh ray adds control to detachment.

  3. Working with the Hands: Although Gemini is often abstract and impractical, it has much relation to the hand and the “work of the hands”. Gemini is given to manual dexterity. In this way it is like the seventh ray, which inclines those it influences to work with their hands—especially in the accomplishment of practical work (cf. DINA I 352).

  4. Magic and Magical Words: Both influences have a relation to the work of magic. Magic is ruled particularly by the third and seventh rays. (cf. DON 145) In this case, Gemini relates to the third ray. Gemini confers formulas of words which can be used in the execution of seventh ray magic. But Gemini also relates to the hands which are strongly involved in seventh ray magical process.

  5. Agents of Relation: Both the seventh ray and Gemini are relational. The seventh ray relates spirit and matter, while Gemini, under the influence of Jupiter, relates spirit and soul. Both are active in the relating of soul to personality.

  6. Triplicity: Both Gemini and the seventh ray are related to triplicity. Gemini is the third sign, and the seventh ray represents the union, in equal measure, of the three leading ray types—the Rays of Aspect.

  7. Synthesizing and Unifying: Both the seventh ray and Gemini can serve as synthesizing, unifying factors. Gemini is inclined to create synthesis in the mind and the seventh ray more upon the physical plane.

  8. Linked to the Etheric Body: Both Gemini and the seventh ray relate to the etheric body. Gemini, the third sign, is particularly connected to the etheric body, the third of the personality vehicles. The seventh ray is related to the seventh principle, prana, which is distributed through the etheric body. The network of nadis can easily be seen to represent both Gemini and the seventh ray—both of them relating and linking factors.

  9. Relationship to the First Initiation: Both energies are active at 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) As well, the first initiation is specifically ruled by the seventh ray. (cf. R&I 340)

  10. Related to Processes Found at the Seventh Initiation: Both energies are active at the seventh initiation. Gemini, dispenser of Love-Wisdom, can be seen as active at this high point of initiation. The initiation occurs in relation to the seventh plane, the logoic, and thus, by numerical affinity, must be related to the seventh ray. This initiation is a consummating initiation with respect to our planetary life, for it is said that the eighth and ninth initiations are very difficulty to take in relation to our planet. The seventh ray is a ‘Ray of Consummation. “The ray of vision and of application indicates the way direct, evokes the will to follow, and welds the love of God, the love of man and all that breathes into the purpose underlying all, and towards that purpose and its earthly consummation the seventh ray gives all it has.(R&I 507, underlining MDR)

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 Seventh Ray is Proposed as Prominent

Elias Ashmole
English Historian, Expert in Heraldry (Sun and Ascendant)

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

Elbert Hubbard
Editor, Author, Community Leader, Founder of the Roycrofters Press (Sun Sign)

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)

Edward Bulwer Lytton
Author of “Zanoni”, an Occult Romance: (Sun, Gemini with R4)

Franz Anton von Mesmer
Physician, Hypnotist, Founder of
“Mesmerism” (Sun Sign)

Vincent Price
Actor (Especially in Macabre Films), Art Connoisseur (Sun Sign)

Queen Victoria
Queen of England for Sixty-Three Years of the 19th Century (Sun Sign, Ascendant and Moon Sign)

Frank Lloyd Wright
America’s Greatest Architectural Genius (Sun Sign with R4)

William Butler Yeats
Poet, Dramatist, Occultist (Sun Sign)