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

in progress

& Ray 2

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 Virgo with Ray 2



Sun Virgo (or Ascendant Virgo), R2P (or R2S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R2 and R6

A very strong mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges through the second ray transmitted constellationally, and in greatest strength, through Virgo. The initial appropriate category of reinforcement would be, Very Strong by Constellational Transmission. 

The second ray transmitted through Jupiter, the hierarchical ruler of Virgo, also adds to this reinforcement. Further, the second ray, transmitted monadically/esoterically through Neptune—one of the veiled esoteric rulers of Virgo, adds its measure of strength. Because of these rulerships, the categories of mutual astro-rayological reinforcement, Strong by Rulership—Class 2 and Class 3, both apply. One can see how powerfully the second ray is transmitted through Virgo and its higher rulers.

The greatest strength of this mutual reinforcement occurs for disciples and initiates, for whom it is very strong. The second ray is also transmitted through Venus, ruler of the third decanate {in esoteric order}and of the first decanate {in exoteric order}, which adds to the general strength of the second ray presence in relation to Virgo.


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

i.     The excessive attention to unimportant detail of the form-bound Virgo person combines with the attitude of unwise attachment induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the second 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.    Burdened by the weight of unnecessary and irrelevant detail. Buried in the inconsequential.

iii.   “The Blessed One built him an ark.  Stage by stage he built it, and floated upon the bosom of the waters.  Deeply he hid himself, and his light was no more seen,—only his floating ark”. (EP II 36)

iv.  Attached to many forms. A glut of undigested particulars.

v.    Held back by these attachments. Speed greatly reduced by unnecessarily meticulous fulfillment. Encumbered.

vi.  Cherishing many forms; missing the soul and the life within.

vii. Surrounded by many “trees”; no view of the forest is to be seen.

viii.   A mother-consciousness which cannot release itself from its child.

ix.  Loving the form but not the soul.

x.    Wasting time! Excruciating slowness, though incessantly preoccupied with detailed fulfillments.

xi.  Retarded progress.

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 careful, attentiveness to detail of the advancing Virgo individual combines with an increasing presence of wise loving-understanding induced within the spiritually-unfolding personality by the second ray.

ii.    Great patience in the fulfillment of burdensome, wearisome duties.

iii.   Cultivation of the “wise use of slow action”. (EP II 142)

iv.  Duties undertaken and responsibly fulfilled without complaint.

v.    The ability to bring to completion very complicated, frustrating tasks.

vi.  Tolerance and understanding of the idiosyncrasies of others.

vii. A growing interest in the healing arts. Seeking to bring relief to the distressed form.

viii.;      On the Path of Discipleship: gradual and patient purification.

ix.  On the Path of Discipleship: the emergence of humility.

x.    On the Path of Discipleship: gently nurturing the emergence of the Christ force, within oneself and others.

xi.  On the Path of Discipleship: learning self-forgiveness and the forgiveness of others when imperfections appear. “Each sees and knows the villainy of each. And yet there is with that great revelation, no turning back, to spurning of each other, no shakiness upon the road”. (GWP 50-51)

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, Virgo, with the second ray as either the ray of the personality or soul

i.    The humble, Christ-centered orientation of the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under Virgo combines with the pure and selfless love and wisdom induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the second ray.

ii.   One who joyfully accepts the burden of the spiritual will.

iii.   The realization that whatever may come of adversity, it comes for the best. “Then all that comes is for the best—sickness, opportunity, success, and disappointment, the gibes and machinations of enemies, the lack of comprehension on the part of those we love—all is but to be used, and all exists but to be transmuted”. (IHS 78)

iv.  “The first shall be last and the last shall be first”. (cf. TCF 63)

v.   Work is love made manifest.

vi.  Working the Christ through into manifestation, into matter.

vii. Dissolving the World Illusion through Love-Wisdom.

viii.  Illumined receptivity. Intelligent mediumship.

ix.  Sensitivity to the soul in all forms.

x.    Healing the form through access to the soul.

xi.  Achieving a practical grasp of the Ageless Wisdom with “meticulous entirety”.

xii. The spiritual expression of selfless mother-love.

xiii.   Christ shall “return to Earth”, and the second ray soul of the planet Earth shall manifest through its third ray personality. (Virgo is closely connected with and expressive of both the second and the third ray.)

xiv.  The consummation of the Christ Consciousness in the “fullness of time”. (Second ray Jupiter in Virgo. The monad.)



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



 Mantra for Virgo and the Second Ray 

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness

“I See the Greatest Light”, Revealing Father/Mother/Child as One—God and Matter joining Through the Light of Christ, the Son


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol for R2/Virgo

Focussed at the center of the Lotus Blue, the Scholar/Teacher

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Virgo and R2

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 and R6 constellationally


1.        R2

2.        Transmits principally R4, R4/6/1 and R2 through its planetary rulers (unveiled and veiled)


2.        R2

3.        Colors: yellow (given by D.K.) and possibly (on a hypothetical color-scale incrementally related to the chromatic musical scale) yellow-green, green, greenish-blue.


3.        Colors: indigo blue, sapphire blue, light blue

4.        Note: Possibly FA or F


4.        Note: SOL or G

5.        Expresses principally through the solar plexus center and later the heart center, through Neptune and Jupiter. Some ajna center expression likely through Mercury. Since Virgo is the sixth sign, sacral center expression (through the Moon) is likely, in relation to conception and the gestation period.


5.        Expresses through the heart chakra; the “heart in the head” and also through the spleen as solar prana on our planet

6.        Creative Hierarchy number II/VII, unliberated


6.        Creative Hierarchy number II/VII, unliberated

7.        Hypothesized as being especially expressive in relation to the Mineral Kingdom via the Moon/Vulcan, the Vegetable Kingdom via Moon/Neptune and Jupiter, the Animal Kingdom via the Moon, the Human Kingdom via Mercury and the Kingdom of Planetary Lives via Jupiter.


7.        Related to the Vegetable Kingdom and the Kingdom of Souls

8.        Although associated strongly with the second aspect of divinity, Virgo is also, by ancient association, linked to the third aspect as well.


8.        The ray associated with the second aspect of divinity

9.        “God the Mother”


9.        “God the Son”

10.     “God the Holy Spirit”


10.     “God the Son”

11.     Strong lunar associations (with some solar associations)


11.     Strong solar associations

12.     Related to all aspects of the personality


12.     Related to the causal body and solar angel

13.     Analytical


13.     Unitive

14.     Critical


14.     Tolerant

15.     Coolness


15.     Often evidences warmth (depending upon the type upon the second ray)

16.     Discriminating mind


16.     Inclusive mind

17.     Active, analytical mind may contribute to a reduction in individual magnetism.


17.     Strong magnetism

18.     Active and industrious upon the physical plane


18.     Less active, perhaps more passive upon the physical plane

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Virgo and R2

A.     Virgo Transmits the Second Ray Most Powerfully: Virgo and the second ray are closely related because the major zodiacal transmission of the second ray occurs through Virgo.

B.     “Mother Love”: Both Virgo and the second ray are closely identified with “mother love”. Both influences can be considered largely feminine in nature (though second ray carries also the quality of the “Son”).

C.     Heart Center Activation: Both energies stream into the heart center, though Virgo is active within the solar plexus as well.

D.     Relation to the Human Monad: Both influences are related to the human monad and its plane. The monad (for practical purposes) focuses upon the second systemic plane (the monadic plane). It is included within a Creative Hierarchy called the “Divine Builders”, and this Hierarchy is ruled by Virgo and Jupiter (Jupiter being a planet which transmits the second ray).

E.      The Deva Kingdom—the Feminine: Virgo (related to matter and to the Pleiades) is always associated with the Deva Kingdom—especially those who are the servants of humanity. The second ray is archetypally the feminine ray (just as the first ray is the archetypal masculine ray), and the Deva Kingdom, as a whole, is a feminine kingdom.

F.      “Meticulous Entirety”: Virgo and the second ray are related to each other through the achievement of “meticulous entirety”. This method of procedure so characteristic of the second ray is particularly strong when Virgo (or perhaps Gemini) combines its energy to that normally expressed through the second ray.

G.     Selfless Service: Virgo and the second ray are also linked through the urge, selflessly, to serve others. All signs of the zodiac and all rays eventually become signs and rays of service, but this sign and this ray are characteristically related to service (as is Pisces and also Aquarius).

H.     Related to the Second Initiation: Virgo is related to the second ray through the second initiation—the Baptism or Purification. This initiation demands the purification of all three lunar vehicles—a  task for which the Virgo energy is well-suited. Special attention is placed upon the discriminative clearing of the astral vehicle, thus ridding it of its major glamors.  Further (although the second initiation is ruled by the sixth ray) much second ray energy is also released (through Venus, Jupiter and Neptune) bringing a truer love into the astral nature and overcoming the worst aspects of selfish desire.

A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

Virgo & Ray 2

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Charles Dickens

Maria Montessori

Florence Nightingale

Cyril Scott

Oprah Winfrey