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 Virgo with Ray 7



Sun Virgo(or Ascendant Virgo), R7P (or R7S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R2 and R6

For most people only a mild mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges through the filtered-down transmission of the seventh ray probably through the personality aspect of Jupiter. Jupiter in Virgo {the hierarchical ruler} is important for seventh ray, Virgoan initiates.

The applicable category would be Strong by Rulership—Class 3 {though perhaps not very strong, as the seventh ray transmission, in this case, is probably associated with the personality of a sacred planet}. The Moon, esoteric ruler, also has seventh ray associations. As well,  the seventh ray seems to carry a close qualitative correlation to the energy of Virgo.           

Perhaps, in addition to the second and sixth rays, ray seven is one of the additional rays transmitted through this sign. The category would then be Hypothesized as Constellationally Transmitted.  The third ray, it seems, was transmitted through Virgo in the previous solar system; perhaps this is the case for the seventh ray as well.

An interesting thought arises. If human individuals can have as many as six rays transmitted through their various vehicles {whether periodical or personality vehicles}, and if this can be true of planetary logoi, why can it not be true of  constellational logoi? A wide field of future speculation and research is here indicated.)

Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

i.;   The form-obsessed pettiness of the selfish, or self-centered Virgo person combines with the inflexible formalism induced within the insufficiently-spiritualized personality by the seventh ray.

ii.; Rigidity.

iii.   A host of petty observances.

iv.   Stultifying and time-consuming formalism.

v. The obstructive, bureaucratic consciousness.

vi.   Form freezes the life of the soul.

vii.  Threatened by the grandeur and spontaneity of life.


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 capacity to labor upon the form until it is suitable to reflect inner qualitya capacity possessed by the advancing Virgo individual, combines with the love of “good form”induced within the spiritually-unfolding personality by the seventh ray.

ii.; Dependability. Reliability. Responsible in every detail.

iii.  Persistence until labor is consummated.

iv.   Learning to meet all obligations conscientiously.

v.; Learning the true needs of the matter aspect—how it may be brought into right responsiveness to the higher energy patterns.

vi.   On the Path of Discipleship: the emergence of healing abilities.

vii.   On the Path of Discipleship: laboring for the perfecting of the personality and its conformity to the will of the soul.

viii.  On the Path of Discipleship: attempting earnestly to fulfill all rules of thought and conduct within the range of present possibility. Meeting the vicissitudes of life through rule and principle.

ix.   On the Path of Discipleship: the recognition and carrying forth of dharma.

x.; On the Path of Discipleship: many probations met successfully.


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 seventh ray as either the ray of the personality or soul

i.;   The ability (in the “fullness of time”) to give birth to the perfected Christ-Consciousnessa capacity possessed by the soul-infused, disciple/initiate born in or under Virgo, combines with the “Will-to-Express” divinity perfectly, induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the seventh ray.

ii.; Through exacting and meticulous labor, bringing the divine archetype through into perfected manifestation.

iii.   Giving all to ensure consummation: “..and towards that purpose and its earthly consummation the seventh ray gives all it has”. (R&I 507)

iv.  He who is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in that which is most”.

v.; Utilization of devic energies to promote healing. Communication with the higher healing devas to this end.

vi.  In process of mastering the art and science of ceremonial healing.

vii.    In process of mastering the art and science of sanctifying the form.

viii.   In process of mastering the art and science of transmutation.

ix.   In process of mastering the art and science of transformation.

x.; Mother, Father and Child are one in the Love-Wisdom consciousness of the Solar Logos.

xi.  Love-Wisdom and Intelligence are fused. The Christ has accomplished His work in matter.



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




Mantra for Virgo and the Seventh Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness

“The Highest and the Lowest Meet” when Father/Mother/Child are Merged as One—both God and Matter Joining through the Light of Christ, the Son.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol for R7/Virgo

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 Virgo 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 R2 and R6 constellationally


1.        R7

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


2.        R7

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: violet and purple

4.        Note: Possibly FA or F


4.        Note: TI or B

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 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 II/VII, unliberated


6.        Creative Hierarchy number V, in process of liberation, and Creative Hierarchy number VII/XII, 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 Kingdom of Solar Lives and to the Mineral Kingdom

8.        Often (when under the influence of R2 or R6) related to monastic or mystical consciousness—based upon introspection and isolation


8.        Occult consciousness: the Occultist

9.        The faculty of will is not especially emphasized


9.        A ray of strong will—reflecting in more concrete terms, the first ray

10.     Specialistic


10.     Specialization is possible as is sectarianism, but before long the seventh ray becomes a predominantly linking, bridging and synthesizing influence.

11.     Lost in the “trees”; overcome by too many particulars


11.     The “forest”; seeing the relationship between the many particulars. The synthetic vision

12.     Creating cleavage through precisely focused attention or devotion


12.     Networking and overcoming cleavage

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Virgo 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.    Seem to Have Much in Common: Although the seventh ray is not given as transmitted through Virgo, these two energies seem to have much in common.

B.   Related to Matter: Both energies are intimately related to matter.

C.   Cleanliness and Organization: Both are particularly related to the cleanliness and organization of matter. Each energy inclines towards a clear, clean and highly sequential approach.

D.   Manifestation: Both are endowed with the capacity to achieve manifestation.

E.   Detail: Both are given to a meticulous consideration of detail—especially of detail within the realm of material expression.

F.    Rules and Regulations: Both types have strong respect for rules and regulations.

G.   Relation to the Magical Process: Both can easily be involved in the magical process. Ceremonial magic often involves the directing or the lesser lives for which Virgo is the conditioning energy. The seventh ray is closely related to these lives and to the well-regimented “Army of the Voice” which carries out the magician’s behests.

H.   Workers and Servants: Both types possess the service or servant consciousness. They serve a will higher than their own. At first this may be servitude, for Virgo and seventh ray types are the true workers. Later, their capacity to carry ideas through into manifestation, makes them among the most practical and efficient cooperators in the carrying out of the Divine Plan.

I.    Rectitude: Both types share the quality of rectitude.

J.    Related to Processes Important at the First Initiation: Virgo is instrumental in “giving birth” to the Christ; this “birth” is another name for the first initiation. Virgo is often focussed upon physical disciplines, and at the first initiation, a far more physically disciplined life is instituted—through diet, exercise, purification and regimen. From the ray perspective, it is the seventh ray (again, focussed very much upon the physical/etheric mechanism) which is the ray governing the first initiation. Thus, their combination would be significant at the time of the first degree.


A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

Virgo & Ray 7

John Audubon

Walt Disney

Howard Hughes

Grandma Moses

Florence Nightingale