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

in progress

& Ray 6

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 6



Sun Leo (or Ascendant Leo), R6P (or R6S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R1 and R5

A strong mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges due to the sixth ray transmitted through Neptune, the veiled esoteric ruler of Leo. The applicable category is Strong by Rulership—Class 2.

Clearly the mutual reinforcement characteristic of this combination is stronger for advanced sixth ray aspirants and disciples than for ordinary, non-aspiring humanity upon the sixth ray. The transmission of the sixth ray through Mars, the ruler of the first decanate {in esoteric order} and of the last decanate {in exoteric order} adds strength to the reinforcement. As well, when the Sun is the ruler of the second decanate for the advanced individual, it may be considered a veil for Neptune, that sixth ray planet connected to the “Heart of the Sun” and the “Solar Flames”.)


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

i. The passionately assertive attitudes of the selfish Leo person combine with desire-driven living induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the sixth ray.

ii. Rampant egotistical desire which knows no law other than itself. (Saturn, the planet of law is weakened in Leo—at least upon an exoteric level).

iii. Selfish desire serving only personality aims and objectives.

iv. “Intense capacity to be personal and to emphasise personalities” (EP II 43), especially one’s own.

v. Excessive ardor.

vi. Prisoner of personality likes and dislikes.

vii. The “willful adherence to an ideal” (EP II, 42)

viii. Sacrificing one’s ideals for egoistic desires and objectives.

ix. One’s own ideals become the only ideals.

x. Devotion to oneself, to one’s little personal ego.

xi. Flamboyantly devotional. To whom or what is one really devoted?

xii. The tendency to impose (Leo) one’s ideals (sixth ray) forcefully upon others.


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 strong, ‘self-sourced’ convictions of the advancing Leo individual combine with the high idealism induced within the spiritually-unfolding personality by the sixth ray.

ii. Capacity to “put one’s whole self” (Leo) into one’s beliefs (ray six).

iii. Beginning of the drama which determines whether the personal ego (Leo) can be successfully sacrificed for the sake of one’s ideals (ray six).

iv. Capacity to stand as an example (Leo) of one’s ideals (ray six)

v. Growing devotion to the cause (ray six) of promoting the individuality and self-expression (Leo) of others.

vi. On the Path of Discipleship: the ardor of aspiration towards the higher light.

vii. On the Path of Discipleship: growing devotion to the Higher Self and to the soul in all forms.

viii. On the Path of Discipleship: this combination, through devotion, helps to decentralize the lower ego (Leo).

ix. On the Path of Discipleship: an individual who seeks to embody (Leo) his ideals (ray six) at all costs (ray six).

x. On the Path of Discipleship: growing experiences with the “Heart of the Sun”.


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 sixth ray as either the ray of the personality or soul

i. A true and hardly-won nobility of soul characteristic of the soul-inspired disciple/initiate born in or under Leo, combines with the self-sacrificing devotion and idealism induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the sixth ray.

ii. Full devotion (R6) of the heart (Leo). Heart-felt devotion.

iii. Full devotion (R6) to the Kingdom of the Soul (Leo)

iv. Heights of self-sacrificing service can be reached. (The Law of Service is closely associated with the sixth ray).

v. Devotion to and communion with the “Solar Flames” (ruled by sixth ray Neptune, the esoteric ruler of Leo). Thus, special capacity to attune with the “Heart of the Sun”.

vi. The little ego (Leo) is gladly sacrificed to a higher cause (R6). Humility achieved.

vii. The drama of the ascendancy of soul is presented for the inspiration and uplift of others.

viii. Seeking to inspire others (R6) through the example of self-sacrifice (Leo).( It is reasonable to conclude that Swami Yogananda had a sixth ray personality; his Leo Ascendant is confirmed.)

ix. Ardent, unrestrained intensity of devotion (R6) to the primacy of Spirit (Leo).



(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 the Sixth Ray
(On Behalf of Humanity and the One Great Work)

1. Act Chivalrously, With Nobility!

2. Admire The Worthy And Seek To Be Worthy Of Admiration

3. Are You Sufficiently Noble To “Lead The Twelve”

4. As “Imperishable Flaming One” Submit The Glorious Ego To The Liberating Fire

5. As “The One Who Leads The Twelve” Are You Sufficiently Noble To Lead?

6. Aspire Towards Your Higher Self

7. Aspire Towards Illumination!

8. Be A Loyalist To The Spiritual Monarchy!

9. Be Ardently Expressive!

10. Bear The Sword With Dignity

11. Be Sincere, Open And Honest

12. Become A Living Example Of Full Devotion.

13. Become A Radiant Example Of How To Tread The Path!

14. Boldly Express The Vision!

15. Burn To Reveal!

16. Burn Your Way Through The Impediment Of Lower Ego!

17. Let Total Commitment Lead To Self-Discovery

18. Consecrate Yourself To The Glory Of Divinity!

19. Control The Self By Means Of The Highest Light

20. Dedicate Yourself To The Expression Of Your Talents

21. Dedicate Yourself To The Shining Forth Of The Light

22. Dedicate Yourself To The Principle Of Royalty

23. Devote Yourself To Following The Guidance Of The Solar Angel

24. Devote Yourself To A Self Greater Than Your Personal Self

25. Devote Yourself To The Service Of The Solar Angel

26. Display Humility In The Sight Of That Which You Realize To Be Far Above You

27. Dramatize The Great Quest!

28. Embody The Ideal! Proclaim A Mission!

29. Enthusiastically Seek The Light Of The Soul

30. Epitomize Courage And Commitment!

31. Exemplify Undeviating Commitment To Your Highest Ideal

32. Find A Noble Cause And To It Give Your All!

33. Find Yourself In The Pursuit Of Your Ideal

34. Fix Your Eyes Upon The Blazing Sun

35. Follow The “Homing Instinct” To Your Solar Home Upon The Higher Mental Plane

36. Give All To Unfold The ‘Flower Of Golden Light’

37. Give Generously To Vitalize That Which Represents Your Highest Values

38. Give Your Heart To The Object Of Your Devotion

39. Hold High The Banner For The Glory Of Your Nation!

40. Hold Nothing Back In The Revelation Of Your Nature

41. Idealize Individual Freedom!

42. Identify Yourself With Your Mission!

43. Illuminate The Path To The Goal!

44. Inspire Loyalty And Fidelity

45. Invest Your Entire Identity In The Cause

46. Lay Your Ego Upon The Altar Of Sacrifice; Accept Its Immolation

47. Let Each Individual Pursue The Path Most Suited To His Individual Nature

48. Let The “Highest Light” Be The Source Of Your Illumination!

49. Long For Self-Fulfillment

50. Motivate People To Reveal Themselves

51. Negate Desire, Oh “Negator Of Desire”—Especially The Desires Of The Lower Ego

52. Oh, “Hater Of Forms”, Do You Hate Your Lower Ego?

53. Oh, Seeker, Seek Above All To Find Yourself

54. Quest After The One Self

55. Pledge Yourself To Radiate The Powers And Talents Of Your Soul

56. Pursue Self-Discovery

57. Realize The Tendency To Define Your Identity As Part Of The Object Of Your Devotion; You Are More Than Any Object Of Devotion.

58. Reveal And Stand For The Ideal

59. Revere The Central Spiritual Authority

60. Rise Towards The Sun; Yearn For The Solar Light

61. See Life Within The Sun—Oh “One Who Sees The Right”

62. Shine With The Highest Light!

63. Stand Out As One Who Will Sacrifice For His Ideals

64. Subject The Ego To The Disciplines Of The “Burning Ground”

65. Throw Heart And Soul Into The Inner Or Outer Search!

66. Venerate Something Greater Than Yourself

67. When You Find Your Guru, Remain Loyal; Put Him And What He Represents Before Yourself

68. Willingly Sacrifice The Ego So That The Goal May Be Achieved

69. Yearn To Bathe In The Rays Of The Sun, So That The Sacred Sun Flower May Unfold



Mantra for Leo and the Sixth Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness

“The Highest Light Controls” when Self is Known as One, and Selfhood has become the Point Relinquished.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol for R6/Leo

Enraptured at the center of a ‘Scintillating Rosy Flame’, the ‘Devotee of Life’


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Leo 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 R1 and R5 constellationally


1.       R6

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


2.       R6

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.)


3.       Colors: silvery rose and light blue

4.       Note: Possibly MI or E


4.       Note: DO or C

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

6.       Creative Hierarchy number I/VI, unliberated


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

8.       Related to the power of the will


8.       Related to the principle of desire

9.       The Logos


9.       The “Sword-Bearer of the Logos”—Mars

10.   The one who is; “Let other forms exist; I rule because I am”


10.   The Seeker

11.   The joy of being and selfhood


11.   Earnestness, sincerity

12.   Related to love, via the heart center


12.   Related to desire and emotion, via the solar plexus

13.   Solar Fire


13.   Fire by Friction leading to Solar Fire

14.   Personality or soul centralization


14.   Devotion to someone or something other; hence, an early form of decentralization

15.   Holding the center


15.   Running straight towards the periphery

16.   Integrity of identity; stronger individuality


16.   De-emphasis on personal identity, due to the over-valuation of the other; loss of self

17.   The dominant personality


17.   The aspirant

18.   The conscious soul


18.   The aspirant

19.   Humor, the light touch


19.   Frequent lack of humor; excessive seriousness (plus unhappiness)

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Leo 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.

A.   Linked by the Numerology of the First Creative Hierarchy: Esoterically, Leo rules the First Creative Hierarchy (of the manifested Hierarchies) and this Hierarchy is also the sixth connected it, by numerical affinity, to the sixth ray.

B. Linked Through Neptune: Leo is ruled esoterically by Neptune (the transmitter of the sixth ray). “Neptune is looked upon as the repository of the ‘solar flames,’…” (TCF 1154), thus relating it to the “Heart of the Sun” (related to Leo).

C. Linked Through the Monad: The monad or the ‘Sun of Life” and Leonian center of our divine Identity. This monad is a “Lord of persevering and ceaseless devotion” (sixth ray association), emanating from the sixth systemic plane (counting from below). The connection to the sixth ray can readily be seen.

D. Leo, our Sun and the Cosmic Astral Plane: Our Sun, which rules Leo is, presently, astrally polarized, thus relating it to the cosmic astral plane and the sixth ray which rules that plane.

E. The Factor of Emotion: For those influenced by either Leo or the sixth ray, the factor of emotion plays an important role—until it is outgrown and transmuted into love and buddhi.

F.  The End of the Quest: Leo and the sixth ray together indicate the end of a great Quest, after which devotion (sixth ray) to the One Self (Leo) is achieved.

G. Transmitters of Fire: Both Leo and the sixth ray are transmitters of fire. Leo confers Solar Fire; the sixth ray is more inclined to transmit Fire by Friction leading, through devotion, the unfoldment of Solar Fire. Passion becomes compassion of the heart; the Seeker becomes the Savior.

H. Linked by Connection to the Sixth Cosmic Path: In a very remote but interesting way, the Path of the Logos (implicating Leo, because our Sun or Logos is the ruler of Leo) is the Sixth Cosmic Path, and thus has numerical resonance with the sixth ray—even though the cosmic paths are not, per se, ray paths.

I. Related to the Second Initiation: Leo has a direct connection to preparation for the second initiation:

When Neptune is thus active in the advanced Leo subject, then emotion-desire have been transmuted into love-aspiration and are dedicated to and oriented to the soul; the entire emotional or sensitive nature is responsive to energies coming from "the heart of the Sun," and when this is the case, it indicates that the disciple is now ready for the second initiation”. (EA 297-298)

.J.  Further, the sixth ray is the ray which governs the second initiation. Glamor is much reduced, the vision is clarified, aspiration is intensified, and a way is found between the pairs of opposites on the astral plane


A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

Ray 6 Leo

Edgar Cayce
Medium, the “Sleeping Prophet”

Michel Cervantes
Author of Don Quixote

David Koresh
Cult Leader

Vanessa Redgrave
Actress, Political Activist

Walter Scott
Writer of Romance Novels, Poet, Historian: Ivanhoe

Alfred Lord Tennyson
Poet Laureate of England (Poet of the Emotions)