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 Virgo with Ray 6



Sun Virgo (or Ascendant Virgo), R6P (or R6S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R2 and R6

A strong mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges through the sixth ray transmitted constellationally—though not in greatest strength—through Virgo, and through the transmission of the sixth ray through Neptune—a veiled esoteric ruler {with Vulcan} of Virgo. The appropriate category of reinforcement would be, Strong by Constellational Transmission. However, we can see that, as a rulership reinforcement is added to the constellational reinforcement, an additional applicable category would be Strong by Rulership—Class 2.

The Virgo/sixth ray reinforcing interplay would thus be especially strong in the lives of those who can respond to the level of esoteric rulership. As well, there is a high sixth ray component to Venus, one of the decanate rulers, although that particular ray influence would not be very potent except in the lives of initiates. In general in relation to the Virgo/sixth ray interplay, the more advanced the sixth ray individual, the stronger will the mutual reinforcement of this combination be experienced.


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

i.     The intolerant and exacting attitude of the selfish, or self-centered Virgo person combines with the rigid and uncompromising idealism induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the sixth ray.

ii.   Driven by material desire.

iii.  Narrow obsessive interests.

iv. Narrowness.

v. Fanaticism.

vi. Intolerance. Engaging in inhuman purges. Destructive purism.

vii. The self-righteous puritanical spirit.

viii. Anorexia. Punishing the body.

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 growing love of qualitative purity possessed by the advancing Virgo individual, combines with the sincere idealism induced within the spiritually-unfolding personality by the sixth ray.

ii.   Earnestness. Sincerity. Commitment. Humility.

iii.  Dedication and devotion to cleanliness, as “next to Godliness”.

iv. Purity becomes a high ideal.

v.   On the Path of Discipleship: engaging strenuously in spiritual disciplines of the lower vehicles.

vi. On the Path of Discipleship: there is a danger of engaging too strenuously in spiritual disciplines. Again, one is in great danger of killing “The Amazon Queen”.

vii.  On the Path of Discipleship: treading the “burning ground” of personal purification.

viii On the Path of Discipleship: the cherishing of high ideals which motivate all spiritual effort.

ix. On the Path of Discipleship: devotion to duty.

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 sixth ray as either the ray of the personality or soul

i.     The fully-unfolded spirit of Christ-Love characteristic of the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under Virgo, combines with the self-sacrificing devotion and idealism induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the sixth ray.

ii.   Purificatory fire refines the group life.

iii.  One becomes the willing servant of the Christ Force no matter what the cost to the personality.

iv. The faithful servant of Hierarchy. The faithful servant of Humanity.

v.   Achieving true humility and self-abnegation (as with the sixth ray and Pisces).

vi. Giving “the last full measure of devotion”.

vii  Becoming through devotion the servant of the Higher Will.

viii “God is everything; I am nothing”. The apotheosis of the mystical consciousness.’



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




Mantra for Virgo and the Sixth Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness

“The Highest Light Controls”, when Three—the Father/Mother/Son—are seen as One—with God and Matter Joining through the Light of Christ, the Son.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol for R6/Virgo

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 Virgo 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 R2 and R6 constellationally


1.        R6

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


2.        R6

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: silvery rose and light blue

4.        Note: Possibly FA or F


4.        Note: DO or C

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

6.        Creative Hierarchy number II/VII, unliberated


6.        Creative Hierarchy number IV, liberated, and Creative Hierarchy number VI/XI, 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 Planetary Lives

8.        Now, the strongest constellational expression of the second ray


8.        The sixth ray must become transmuted into the second ray (or the third).

9.        Application to physical, emotional and mental purification


9.        Application to physical and mental purification, but not so much to mental purification

10.     Not given to emotionalism


10.     Strong emotional response

11.     Capacity for objectivity


11.     Frequently involved in biased thinking and feeling due to emotionalism

12.     Establishes the independence of the mind from the field of emotion  


12.     Kamic in nature; or, tends to promote kama-manasic thought—“feeling-toned thought”

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Virgo 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.     The Sixth Ray is Transmitted Through Virgo: Virgo and the sixth ray are closely related as the sixth ray is transmitted through the constellation Virgo.

B.     Maternal and Cherishing:Virgo is an intensely maternal sign and the sixth ray, as well, is related to instinctual, material devotion. Both influences share the power to cherish.

C.     Persistence: The influence of Virgo (through Vulcan) is one of persistence; the sixth ray, as well, is one in which the factor of persistence is highly developed.

D.     Related to the Human Monad: Virgo and the sixth ray are both related to the human monad. The Divine Builders (second Creative Hierarchy) in which the monads participate, are ruled by Virgo and Jupiter. The focus of the monads is upon the second (or sixth) systemic plane—thus implicating the sixth ray. Since monads are “Lords of persevering and ceaseless devotion”, the link of the monads  with the sixth ray is firmly established.

E.      Planetary Lives and Nirmanakayas: The “Planetary Lives”, or Planetary Spirits, are members of the sixth kingdom of nature. In a way, the human monad is also a member of this kingdom. Planetary Lives are Nirmanakayas—divine contemplatives or divine visionaries (the sixth ray, related to the ajna or sixth center, is one of the chief rays conferring the power to envision). Monads (under Virgo) proceed through the utilization of Kriyashakti (the materializing of the ideal)—a faculty related to Virgo. Clearly this is an advanced faculty of the imagination, a faculty found upon the second or sixth level of the astral plane.

F.      Physical Disciplines:Both influences incline towards application to physical disciplines—vegetarianism, strenuous exercise and other forms of physical purification.

G.     Purification of the Desire Body:Both, as well, apply themselves to a purification of the body of desire.

H.     Related to the Lunar Lords:Both influences are closely related to the “Lunar Lords”. The Creative Hierarchy of Lunar Lords is ruled by the sixth ray. Additionally, since in Virgo the Moon (patron of the Lunar Lords) is the esoteric ruler, the Virgoan link with these elemental beings is established.

I.        Fanaticism: Both influences can given a tendency towards fanaticism. The mental aspect of Virgo can counteract this, or, in worst cases, even promote it.

J.       Related to Processes Important at the Second Initiation:Both influences contribute to the second initiation, which is governed by the sixth ray. Virgo, one of the chief signs of cleansing and purification, distributes both the second and sixth ray—both of which are involved in this second initiation which takes place in relation to the second or sixth plane (depending upon whether one is counting occultly from the top down, or mystically from the bottom up).


A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

Ray 6 Virgo

Ivan the Great (the Terrible)
Tsar of Russia

Edmond Rostand
French Playwright and Poet

Junipero Serra

Upton Sinclair

Mother Teresa

Leo Tolstoy