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

in progress

& Ray 1

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 Leo with Ray 1



Sun Leo (or Ascendant Leo), R1P (or R1S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R1 and R5

A strong mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges due to the constellational transmission of the first ray—through not in greatest strength—through Leo. The appropriate category of reinforcement would be, Strong by Constellational Transmission. The first ray is also transmitted monadically through Uranus, the veiled hierarchical ruler of Leo, and so the mutual reinforcement of this combination is also Strong by Rulership—Class 3.

The reinforcement would be strongest for first ray initiates, rather than first ray disciples or aspirants. The ray one component of Mars—ruler of the first decanate {in esoteric order} and of the third {in exoteric order} also fortifies the first ray.)


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being
i.  The egoistical, dominating, dictatorial attitude of selfish Leo person combines with the self-centered willfulness induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the first 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.)

ii. A dominating egoistic attitude (reinforced by a 'double' ray one and the separativeness of lower ray five).

iii. Ego as the center around which all other beings revolve. "Let other forms exist. I rule because I am".

iv. Pride, separativeness and cruelty. (Emphasis upon the three "mental heads" of the Hydra). v. The "King of Beasts". (cf. EA 155)

vi. The glamor of "the divine right of kings, personally exacted" (GWP 121).

vii. Overweening, overbearing self-assurance, self-certainty.

viii. The glamor of "always being right".

ix. Grandiosity, pomposity.

x. Isolativeness, 'untouchable-ness'. (The first and fifth rays combine to ensure this).

xi. Vanity. Seeking of prominence and status.

xii. Reinforcement of the lower "ahamkara principle",. "I am". Slavery to limited ego-identity.

xiii. The center of a tiny world.


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:

i.  The positive and confident attitude of the developing Leo individual combines with the strength, persistence and steadfastness induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the first ray.

ii. Individual strength.

iii. Leadership and power to command.

iv. Force of character.

v. A strong and noteworthy example to others.

vi. On the Path of Discipleship: Self-reliance, and growing reliance upon the soul.

vii. On the Path of Discipleship: Self-determination. Discovering oneself as a source.

viii. On the Path of Discipleship: the power of the emerging soul.

ix. On the Path of Discipleship: power to uplift and inspire others.

x. On the Path of Discipleship: a life of growing illumination (Leo-the "Will to Illumine") forcefully expressed.

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, Leo, with the first ray as either the ray of the personality or soul

i. The Self-identification which empowers one to be positive to all circumstance-a centering in true Selfhood characteristic of the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Leo, combines with an achieved ability to stand steadfastly in being-an achievement induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the first ray.

ii. The masterful and radiant achievement of the soul-inspired disciple/initiate born in or under Leo, combines with the 'higher-will' induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the first ray.

iii. Enlightened Self-rule.

iv. Nobility of soul.

v. The soul or "Higher Self" in forceful expression. The soul in assertion.

vi. Indomitable expression of soul values.

vii. A noteworthy example of soul-filled living-"for all to see".

viii. Standing as an reflection of the One Self.

ix. Proven humility, self-abnegation and sacrifice won through the defeat of the lower ego.

x. The "Lion of self-assertion" dominated, by the lions of soul and spirit.

xi. The sun sustains the many planets which revolve around it, holding them in their orbits.

xii. The power to achieve and sustain "Isolated Unity".



(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 for Leo and the First 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 With Humility Although Your Power Is Great!

2. Affirm: "There Are No Other Selves!"

3. Always Be Ready To Destroy The Present Ring-Pass-Not Of Selfhood.

4. Assert Fearlessness! It Arises From The Realization Of Your Immortality.

5. Assert Your Selfhood But Only In The Context Of The Greater Self Of Which You Are A Tiny Part.

6. Attack The Monster Of Selfishness!

7. Attest By Example To The Power Of Individuality!

8. Banish Obscurity!

9. Be As A Law Unto Yourself, Yet Obey The Higher Law Expressing The Will Of Your Spirit.

10. Become A Living Example Of Fearless, Solar Expression.

11. Be 'Induplicable'! Be Irreplicable! Be Unrepeatable!

12. Be Nothing Less Than You Are And Ever Have Been!

13. Be The Life Within The Sphere!

14. Be Unsubdued! Live Ever!

15. Be Yourself! Be Your-Self! Be The Self!

16. Be What You Are!

17. Beware The "Beast"-The Predatory Lower Ego!

18. Blend Electric Fire And Solar Fire. Be An Example Of Spirit-Soul!

19. Boldly Express The Power Of Your Inner Self.

20. Brook No Containment Of The Spirit!

21. Centralize Authority!

22. Compel Obedience To The Will Of Soul And Spirit.

23. Conquer Death Through The Assertion Of Immortal Selfhood!

24. Corner Yourself! Allow No Escape!

25. Declare Individual Integrity As The Foremost Spiritual Principle!

26. Defeat Pride-Totally And Completely!

27. Demonstrate Courage

28. Destroy The Bushel! Let None Attempt To Hide Your Light!

29. Display courage-a quality of the heart!

30. Dramatize The Importance Of The Higher Will!

31. Dominate The Lunar Nature!

32. Dominate The Opposition

33. Do Not Accept The Limitations Of Lower Ego. Destroy It!

34. Dramatize "Livingness"

35. Drive Back Evil Through Self-Radiation!

36. Eliminate From The"Microcosmic Sky" All Luminaries But One-The Solar Angel.

37. Embody And Express The Will Of The Higher Self.

38. Empower Self-Expression

39. Empower The Authentic Selfhood Of Others.

40. Exemplify Nobility Of Soul And Spirit!

41. Exemplify The "Courage Of The Flaming Heart"!

42. Expand Beyond All Artificially Imposed Rings-Pass-Not!

43. Extinguish Lesser Lights In The Unfettered Light Of Pure Being!

44. Glory In The One And Only Self-Your-Self!

45. God May Define Your Ring-Pass-Not, But Let No Other Man Do So!

46. Identify As The Higher Ego; Let Your Innate Sense Of Authority Arise From This Identification.

47. Identify As A Self At Ever Higher Levels.

48. Identify As Inherent Being!

49. If You Find You Must Dominate, Then Dominate Your Own Lower Nature!

50. Impose The Law Of Your Being Upon All Inauthenticity Arising In Your Nature.

51. Impress Your Talents Upon The World!

52. Impress The Light Of The Soul Upon The Lesser Lights!

53. Initiate Revelation

54. Integrate The Personality Through An Act Of Will.

55. Integrate The Soul And Personality Through An Act Of Higher Will!

56. Integrate The Spirit, Soul And Personality Through An Act Of Spiritual Will.

57. Know that livingness resides within the heart!

58. Know That The Monad Is Your Real Identity!

59. Let The Joy Of "Beings Oneself" Dominate All Depression!

60. Live By This Mantram: "I Am That And That Am I"

61. Live in the "Glory of the One"!

62. Lower Ego Is Your Enemy; Vanquish It Through The Luminous Will Of The Higher Ego-The Higher Self!

63. Master!

64. Never Compromise Your Authenticity!

65. Obey Yourself!

66. Open The Door For All Selves!

67. Overcome All Inhibitions To Expression.

68. Penetrate To The Meaning Of "The Lion Of Cosmic Will".

69. Preserve Your Integrity Despite All Forms Of Opposition.

70. Radiate Essential Identity

71. Radiate The Splendour Of The Spirit!

72. Realize There Is But One Self. That Self You Are!

73. Recognize Yourself As The Central Authority Of Your Life.

74. Relinquish The "Point"! Be Everywhere!

75. Reject Any Infringement On Individual Freedom.

76. Renounce The Lesser Self For The Greater.

77. Repudiate The Heresy Of The Many Selves!

78. Rule!

79. Rule Over The Insurrection Of The Lower Self!

80. Rule Within The "Kingdom Of The Soul"!

81. Sacrifice Everything Low And Base. Be The Self!

82. Set An Example Of Strength And Integrity.

83. Shatter Crystallized Forms Through The Expanding Power Of Selfhood.

84. Shed Abroad The "Light Of Life"!

85. Shine So That Your Radiance Obliterates The Lights Within Your Microcosmic System.

86. Shine With A Radiance Inextinguishable!

87. Stand At The Center And Sustain All. 88. Strengthen Authenticity

89. Strengthen Individuality

90. Subdue The One Who Pretends To Be Yourself!

91. Take Your Place At The Center As The Life-Giving Heart.

92. Unify Through The Power Of Will.

93. Will The Destruction Of The Causal Body In All Its Glory For The Coming Of A Greater Glory!



 Mantra for Leo and the First Ray

Mantram for the Disciple's Consciousness
I intend with will and power, to know the One Identity-Selfhood as a Point at last Relinquished.

Mantram for the Initiate's Consciousness
"I Assert the Fact"-the Fact of One Identity, of Selfhood as a Point at Last Relinquished.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol for R1/Leo

Standing at the center in the 'Nucleus of Power' and grasping the 'Scepter of his Sovereignty', the Leader


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Leo and R1

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 R1 and R5 constellationally


1.       R1

2.       Transmits principally R2, R6 and R7 through its planetary rulers (unveiled and veiled)


2.       R1

3.       Colors: orange (given by D.K.) and possibly (on a hypothetical color-scale incrementally related to the chromatic musical scale) yellow (golden-yellow), yellow-green, green (not likely, but presented for completeness) (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.)


3.       Colors: red, “roaring orange”, black

4.       Note: Possibly MI or E


4.       Note: RE or D

5.       Expresses principally through the heart center (via Sun and Jupiter). Expresses later at the crown or dome of the head through the twelve-petalled heart within the head. An earlier and far more separative solar plexus expression is also likely. Ajna expression reasonable at the time the integration of the dominant personality.


5.       Expresses through the base of the spine and the crown center

6.       Creative Hierarchy number I/VI, unliberated


6.       Creative Hierarchy number I/VI, unliberated

7.       Hypothesized as being especially expressive in relation to the Human Kingdom via the Sun, the Kingdom of Souls via the Sun and Neptune, and the Kingdom of Solar Lives via the Sun and Uranus. Associations with the Mineral Kingdom and Vegetable Kingdom can also be argued.


7.       Related to the Kingdom of Solar Lives and also the Mineral Kingdom

8.       Leo is especially connected with the “Son of God”.


8.       The first ray is correlated with “God the Father”.

9.       Thus, Leo can be linked to “God Immanent”.


9.       Thus, the first ray is most closely linked to “God Transcendent”.

10.   Leo has a special connection with solar fire


10.   The first ray has a close connection to electric fire

11.   Zodiacally correlated with the heart


11.   Correlated with the head

12.   Expresses primarily through the heart center (and also the heart within the head


12.   Expresses primarily through the head center

13.   Leo holds the center.


13.   The first ray may hold the center, but may also go forth in a straight line.

14.   The Leo type is often known for a vibrant emotional life.


14.   The first ray, in and of itself, is often repressive of emotions.

15.   Leo is especially related to the soul of man.


15.   The first ray is most closely related to the spirit.

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Leo and R1

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.

A.      Leo Transmits the First Ray: These energies are closely linked as Leo transmits the first ray constellationally.

B.     Linked Through the “Divine Lives” on the Logoic Plane: The first ray conditions the logoic plane of the cosmic physical plane. The Creative Hierarchy known as the Divine Lives—a Hierarchy ruled by Leo—focusses on this first plane.

C.     Kingship, Rulership: Leo represents the king, and the first ray stands for the foremost ruler, in short, the king. They both share the principle of kingship.

D.     Centralization: Both Leo and the first ray induce centralization. They both represent the nucleus or central point.

E.     The Philosophical Point”: Both Leo and the first ray can, philosophically, be associated with the point.

F.      The “Most High”: The First Ray Lord is called the “Most High”; Sanat Kumara, the King (Leo) of Shamballa, is also called the “Most High”.

G.  The Monadic Aspect: From a certain perspective, the human monad (Leo) is the king of the its microcosm. The first ray is also related to the spirit or monadic aspect of man.

H.   Identity and Ego Reinforcement: Both energies are closely related to the factor of identity. As, well, they both build and reinforce the human ego. Both possess sensitivity (a Leonian word) to the nature and boundaries of selfhood.

I.      The “Dramatic Center” and Later Decentralization: During relatively early stages of evolution, both influences tend to make the man the “dramatic center” of his world. Later they centralize man within his own soul/spirit identity and, thus, lead to personality decentralization.

J.    Separation and Synthesis: As well, both energies, at first, lead to a pronounced separativeness. Later, they become all-inclusive and synthetic.

K.   Related to the First Initiation: It is not to be ignored that Leo is active at the first initiation (thus expressing numerical affinity with the first ray). The first initiation is, indeed, an initiatory entry into a new kingdom of nature, the fifth. Further, the first ray is actively expressed at this initiation through Vulcan and Pluto—Vulcan having a very close connection to Leo through the Sun. Through Leo, as well, a new sense of identity is achieved.


A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

A List of Famous Individuals for Whom Leo is Either the Sun Sign or Ascendant and in Whom the First Ray is Proposed as Prominent

Jane Addams
Social Worker and Suffragette

Charles Pierre Baudelaire

Otto von Bismarck
Statesman, Prime Minister of Prussian Germany

Helena P. Blavatsky
Theosophist, Occultist, Founder of the Theosophical Society

Simon Bolivar
Liberator of South America

Giuseppe Garibaldi
Italian Patriot

Martin Luther
Inspirer of the Protestant Reformation

Benito Mussolini
Fascist Dictator of Italy

Napoleon Bonaparte
Emperor of France

Henry Steele Olcott