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 Leo with Ray 7



Sun Leo (or Ascendant Leo), R7P (or R7S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R1 and R5

For the great majority of people, a mild to moderate mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges due to the filtered-down effect of the seventh ray transmitted through Uranus, the veiled hierarchical ruler of Leo. Obviously, in the case of a true initiate with the seventh ray pronounced in his periodic vehicles, this reinforcement would be much stronger and could be described under the category Strong by Rulership—Class 3.

A further reinforcement comes through Jupiter, which the Sun may veil even on the orthodox level. Perhaps, the Sun or Moon, even on the orthodox level, can never be considered a real ruler of a signs. Thus, Jupiter would be the true orthodox planetary ruler of Leo—as may be suggested in the following:

“In connection with the Mutable Cross, the rays of the Sun in a threefold form (combining the lowest energies of the threefold Sun) pour into and through the man, via Jupiter. Jupiter is the agen

Hence the triple relation of the Sun to Leo which is unique in our solar system, and hence the importance of the triangle which controls the man born under Leo—the Sun, Uranus and Neptune. The energy of Leo is focussed through the Sun, and is distributed to our planet via the Sun and the two planets which it veils”. (EA 297)

If Jupiter were the actual orthodox ruler of Leo, then an additional reinforcement of Moderate by Rulership would exist, especially for the ordinary human being.

Further reinforcement comes from Jupiter as decanate ruler of the last decanate of Leo {in esoteric order} and the first decanate {in exoteric order}.

Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

i. The proud self-concept of the self-centered Leo person combines with the inflexibility and crystallization induced within the insufficiently-spiritualized personality by the seventh ray.

ii. Pride (Leo) of place and position (seventh ray). Pride (Leo) based upon one’s heredity or genealogy. Snobbery.

iii. Equating age with status—“the older, the better”.

iv. Ego (Leo) is invested in and enhanced by identification with tradition (seventh ray)

v. The seeking of personal power and authority (Leo) through the use of magic (ray seven).

vi. Egotism grows through the magical manipulation of energies and forces (seventh ray). (Aleister Crowley was a seventh ray soul with a Leo Ascendant. Here we see that the energies of the soul and Ascendant can be misappropriated by the personality—in his case, probably a ray one personality).

vii. The authority of physical strength and beauty. Vanity. A needlessly expanded wardrobe. Modeling; the “runway”.

viii. Pomp and circumstance. Show without substance. The splendor of the court—for better or for worse.

ix. “Self-opinion over-indulged” (EP I 210)

x. The tendency to judge value superficially (seventh ray)—according to appearances (Leo and ray seven). Failing to realize that “beauty is only skin-deep”. Judging the status of others according to their perfection of form.


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 natural dignity of the advancing Leo individual combines with an upright rectitude of character induced within the spiritually-unfolding personality by the seventh ray.

ii. An upright (ray seven) individual who stands (ray seven) as an example for others (Leo).

iii. Steadfastness; “good to one’s word”.

iv. Self-reliance—virtues of both the seventh ray and Leo.

v. Reliability (ray seven) based upon honorability (Leo).

vi. The ready assumption of individual responsibility. Accountability.

vii. Self-respect based upon correct and right action—morality.

viii. Courtliness. Politeness. The perfect host of hostess.

ix. On the Path of Discipleship: sufficient self-knowledge (Leo) to know exactly one’s place (ray seven) within the Divine Plan.

x. On the Path of Discipleship: realization of the truth of Hierarchy as a meritocracy in which spiritual status is determined by labor and accomplishment.

xi. On the Path of Discipleship: realizing that one is individually responsible for every step forward.

xii. On the Path of Discipleship: sufficient self-respect, dignity, nobility to hold one’s place and act one’s part honorably and with full accountability to the soul and the Master.


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 seventh ray as either the ray of the personality or soul

i. The power to appreciate and radiate the glory of divinity—a power increasingly characteristic of the soul-inspired disciple/initiate born in or under Leo, combines with the ability perfectly to express divinity in form induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the seventh ray.

ii. The sublime radiance pouring from the Solar Angel through the personality  combines with the seventh ray capacity to unite spirit and matter.

iii. An exemplar (Leo) of the white magic (seventh ray) of the soul.

iv. Perfected (ray seven), radiant (Leo) manifestation (ray seven)

v. The aeonially accumulated ‘talents’ (Leo) within the causal body are perfectly expressed (ray seven and Leo) through the personality. (We remember that the Divine Will as it manifests through the seventh ray is known as the “Will to Express”) (cf. EA 605)

vi. The expression of soul life as a perfected, luminous mandala.

vii. Appreciation of the magnificence of the “Daily Ritual of Sanat Kumara”.

viii. The “Temple of the Lord” in perfect manifestation.

ix. Aligning with and expressing the Shekinah (the “Great White Light”) in the heart of the Temple of the Lord.

x. Realization of the manifest “Glory of the Lord”. Determined to be part of the expression of that glory through expression of ones full purpose in line with the Divine Plan and Purpose.



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

1. Act The Role Of Priest Or Priestess

2. Alchemize The Ego!

3. Approach The Center By Graded, Regular Steps

4. As “Divine Alchemical Worker”, Produce The Liberated Self!

5. As “Expression Of The Will”, Manifest What The King Intends

6. As “Keeper Of The Magical Word”, Impart The “Word Of The Soul”, The “Lost Word” For Which All True Masons Go In Search

7. As “The Key To The Mystery”, Realize The Deepest Mystery Is The One And Only Self!

8. As “Sword Of The Initiator” Confer Still Greater Nobility Upon Those Already Proven Noble

9. As “The One Who Feeds The Sacred Fire”, Feed Until The Intended Splendour Bursts Forth

10. Be Magnificent In Appearance!

11. Be The Rhythmic Heart Of The Organization

12. Become A Living Example Of The Rule Of Law

13. Become A Spectacular Example! 

14. Become The Soul-Illumined Magician

15. Bring About Personality Integration Through Meticulous Attention To The Necessary Laws And Rules

16. Bring The Solar Glory Of Heaven To Earth

17. Carefully Build The “Temple Of Selfhood”

18. Celebrate The Higher Self In Ritual And Rite

19. Ceremonialize Your Life Expression!

20. Command Respect Through Excellent Performance

21. Create Laws To Safeguard Individual Freedom

22. Create Rules Of Etiquette For The Expression Of The Personality

23. Create Splendid Manifestations!

24. Create The Magnificent Temple (The “Temple Of Solomon”)

25. Demonstrate In Your Life This Important Truth: No King Or Ruler Is Above The Law

26. Destroy The Ego On The Higher Mental Plane Through Magical Mantrams

27. Discipline And Fulfillment Of The Ancient Rules Lead To Freedom Of Expression: Know This!

28. Embody The Power To Organize Or Re-Organize

29. Epitomize Consummation!

30. Establish All In Magnificent Order 

31. Exemplify Perfected Expression Through Form

32. Exemplify Uprightness And Decency

33. Fulfill The Role Of “Power Behind The Throne”

34. Fulfill The Rules Of Approach To The Soul

35. Glorify In Perfect Form!

36. Hold The Center Until Fulfillment Is Achieved

37. Illuminate The Structure!

38. Integrate And Direct The Building Process

39. Invoke The Solar Angel Ceremonially

40. Learn The Dispensatory Rhythms Of The Inner Ruler And Mediate Accordingly

41. Learn Tolerance For Those Who Do Not Quite Measure Up To Your Standard

42. Magically Render Effective The Kingly Powers Of The Soul

43. Materialize Splendidly!

44. Moderate Self-Expression; Express Appropriately

45. Most Importantly, Create The Consummated Form Of The Causal Body, Oh, “Creator Of The Form”

46. “Noblesse Oblige”; Pride Of Pedigree Have Not Place; Nobility Is Demonstrated In Service Upon The Physical Plane

47. Oh, “Fiery Unifier”, Unify All With The “Kingdom Of The Soul”

48. Oh, “Manipulator Of The Wand” Bring Forth The Radiant Glory Of Each Sphere The Wand Can Touch

49. Oh, Wielder Of “The Orienting Force”—Orient Yourself Towards The “Sun”

50. Orchestrate Great Symbolic Events

51. Participate In The Alchemical Process Through Which ‘Individuation’ Is Achieved

52. Perfect The Expression Of The Self

53. Perform Majestically—With Great Dignity At The Very Least!

54. Play Your Role To Perfection; Deliver A Flawless Performance!

55. Regulate Conduct!

56. Reveal Beauty In Effulgent Glory, Oh, “Revealer Of Beauty”.

57. Serve As Master Of Ceremonies

58. Serve As Master Of The Lodge—Ensuring That All Things Are Done “Decently And In Order”

59. Shed Light Throughout The Temple! 

60. Shine Forth As An Archetype!

61. Show Forth Masterfully!

62. Solemnly Honor Nobility Of Soul And Spirit

63. Stand Forth As An Example Of Courtliness

64. Study And Identify With The “Daily Ritual Of Sanat Kumara”—The King

65. Study The Sun And Its Solar System; The Great Ritual Of The Solar Lord Is Thereby Revealed

66. Systematically, By Graded Steps, Build The Causal Body

67. Tame And Train The “King Of Beasts”

68. The Sun Is Meant To Shine Within The Square, Oh, “Builder Of The Square”

69. Throw Life Into The Process Of Organizing (Or Re-Organizing)

70. Vitalize Networks Of Illumined Individuals; Organize Networks That Carry The Light Of The Soul



Mantra for Leo and the Seventh Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness

“The Highest and the Lowest Meet” within the One Identity, when Selfhood has become the Point Relinquished.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol for R7/Leo

Invoking at the center of a Magic Circle’ rightly drawn, the ‘Magician of Life’



Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

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


1.       R7

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


2.       R7

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: violet, purple

4.       Note: Possibly MI or E


4.       Note: TI or B

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 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

6.       Creative Hierarchy number I/VI, unliberated


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

8.       Related principally to the second aspect of divinity, the consciousness aspect


8.       Related to the matter aspect of divinity and to the will aspect; actually, unites all the aspects

9.       The solo player


9.       The group worker

10.   Expresses through the heart center, or the heart within the head


10.   Expresses through the sacral center and also through the base of the spine

11.   Spontaneity


11.   Frequent reliance upon precedent and law

12.   Rulership


12.   Stewardship; cooperative service

13.   Fiat


13.   Consensus and/or due process

14.   Self-sourced initiative


14.   Often waiting for orders or directives

15.   Conception


15.   Consummation

16.   Self as law


16.   Law as law

17.   Vibrant emotional expression; colorful


17.   Greater reserve and control in emotional expression

18.   Overemphasis of the personality


18.   Inclined towards balance and proportion

19.   Seeking attention and notice


19.   Often working behind the scenes

20.   Love of broad concepts and “bold strokes”


20.   Considering the many practical details necessary for execution or manifestation

21.   Representing the highest


21.   Representing the lowest, or the fulfillment of the highest within the lowest

22.   The nucleus


22.   The periphery

23.   The “Holy of Holies” of the Most High


23.   The “Outer Court”; the Tabernacle

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Leo 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.

A.      The Will to Express: Both of these energies are examples of the “Will-towards-Expression”. (EA 601) Will on the seventh ray is literally called the “Will-towards-Expression”, and also, the “Will-to-Express” (EA 605). Considering the character of Leo, it can easily be seen that those animate by this energy also will-to-express either the content of their personality, soul or spirit.

B.     Revelation of Glory: Both Leo and the seventh ray are involved in what might be called the revelation of glory. Leos carries with it a natural effulgence, and the seventh ray provides the perfected form through which the inner light can manifest on the earth.

C.     Linked Through the “Divine Flames”: The home of the Divine Flames, the Leo Creative Hierarchy, is on the seventh plane (counting from below), thus relating this Hierarchy to the seventh ray.

D.     White Magic: Both Leo and the seventh ray cooperate in the process of white magic. Leo represents the soul or inner magician; the seventh ray provides the process by means of which the inner magician finds expression through created form.

E.     Willfulness and Independence: Both energies contribute to willfulness and independence.

F.      Setting an Example: Both energies incline those they influence to “set and example”. They must become the practical embodiment of what they espouse.

G.     Linked to the Shekinah: Both Leo and the seventh ray are related to the Shekinah, the inner glory found at the heart of the Temple. Leo is ever the sign of glory and effulgence.

H.     Linked to the Kingdom of Solar Lives: Leo and the seventh ray are inescapably related to the Seventh Kingdom of Solar Lives (cf. EP I  216). This kingdom is ruled by the first and seventh rays, bestowing Universal Mind and Synthetic Magic (related to the seventh ray). Because this kingdom is a kingdom of solar lives, it is necessarily related to Leo. Sanat Kumara (presumably a member of this kingdom composed of Shamballic Lives) is a disciple of the Solar Logos, and so in His own way must be related to Leo. Indeed, He is the ‘King of Shamballa’.

I.         Definitely Linked to the First Initiation: The disciple often takes the first initiation in or under Leo. Further, the seventh ray governs the first initiation (R&I 340) and either the mental body or the brain (or both) of the first degree initiate are frequently to be found upon the seventh ray. (R&I 570, 575)

J.       Possible Relation to the Seventh or Resurrection Initiation: Along a similar line, the seventh initiation, the Resurrection, occurs in relation to the seventh  plane (from below upwards) and thus involves (by numerical affinity) the seventh ray. This initiation, closely connected to Gemini, and to Aries (through Resurrection) should also be connected to Leo, because the Leo Hierarchy is active on this first/seventh plane—a plane called the “Sea of Fire”.


A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

Leo and Ray 7

Aleister Crowley
Magician, Author on the Occult, Ceremonialist

Amelia Earhart

Henry Ford
Industrialist and Automobile Manufacturer

Alchemist, Physician, Magician

J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer of Magical Fantasy