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 Libra with Ray 2



Sun Libra (or Ascendant Libra), R2P (or R2S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R3

A moderate mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges due to the second ray transmitted through Venus, the exoteric ruler of Libra. Perhaps we may think of the second ray as being inherent within Venus—long developed and well incorporated in its expression.

Is the applicable category for this combination, Strong by Rulership—Class 1? The answer to this question will depend upon how strongly Venus is seen to express the second ray exoterically. From another perspective the second ray energy could be seen as originating monadically, as the primary monadic ray of Venus{hypothetically—if the analogy can be taken from man—a Ray of Aspect} could be considered the second, upon which the Venusian sixth ray monad eventually refocuses.

This type of seventh ray influence would be most influential in the lives of initiates who could respond to monadic influence, and who were on the second ray monadically or in the soul nature; Additionally, Libra being the second sign of the zodiac {proceeding to count by polarities from Aries}, it has numerical affinity with the second ray. Due to various qualities emerging from Libra (cf. EA 333), the second ray can, as well, be considered a candidate for transmission through this constellation/sign, along with the third ray.)


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being
    1. The over-dependency upon “all-too-human”, passional relationship characteristic of the self-centered Libra person combines with the “love of being loved”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.)

    2. Pleasure-loving. Wanting only what is pleasant and agreeable.

    3. Loss of self. Permissiveness. Overly accommodating. Sacrificing one’s own rights. Weak. Unable to stand up for oneself.

    4. Ever seeking ‘peace’ and disliking any form of disruption.

    5. Too timid to disturb the status quo.

    6. Doing anything and everything for the sake of personal relationships. In fact, doing far too much.

    7. Seeing in “the other” what should be found within oneself.

    8. The “love of being loved”. Feeling like “nobody” unless loved.

    9. Courting popularity.

    10. Wanting to be beautiful and admired for one’s outer form. Doing everything possible to remain attractive. Vanity.

    11. Too “nice”. Too good to be true.

    12. Laziness. Passivity. Expectancy—that others will be for one and do for one.

    13. Stagnation. Fearing to take action. Fearing to go in one direction or the other.

    14. Incapable of self-validation. Needing outside love and approval to feel worth anything.


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
Additionally, where relevant, combine Ascendant Sign, Libra, with the second ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

    1. The growing understanding of respectful and loving relationship characteristic of the advancing Libra individual combines with the developing warmth of heart and magnetism induced within the spiritually-unfolding personality by the second ray.

    2. The cultivation of truly loving reciprocity.

    3. The warmth of real love produces faithfulness.

    4. Learning the true meaning of marriage.

    5. Mature interest in ‘soul-mate’ relationships.

    6. On the Path of Discipleship: learning the art of Right Human Relations.

    7. On the Path of Discipleship: practicing the “Golden Rule” from the heart.

    8. On the Path of Discipleship: the realisation of the true meaning of altruism (being for the other).

    9. On the Path of Discipleship: marriage as a form of service—to the partner—and to society as a whole.

    10. On the Path of Discipleship: promoting inter-personal and group unity with every thought, word and deed.

    11. On the Path of Discipleship: seeing fairness and justice as acts of love—not just acts of law.

    12. On the Path of Discipleship: realization of the true meaning of forgiveness. Putting forgiveness into practice.


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, Libra, with the second ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

    1. The capacity to express Divine Love within human relationships (and with a rapidly-perfecting reciprocity) characteristic of the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Libra, combines with heart-felt loving-understanding induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the second ray.

    2. A friend is truly another self—or so Pythagoras thought.

    3. His “brother’s need is for him of greater moment than his own”. (IHS 193)

    4. The “divine marriage” to the soul is being consummated.

    5. Living according to the “Law of Magnetic Impulse” also called, occultly, the “Law of Polar Union”. This is a second ray law of the soul, expressing the energy of Libra. Thus, uniting with others as souls and not as personalities.

    6. Becoming an agent of group unity and an exponent of “group soul” in expression.

    7. Bringing love and beauty into all relationships.

    8. Understanding and expressing the divine joys of heart-felt relationships.

    9. Knowing from deep experience the truth of Christ’s statement: “Wherever two or three are gathered in my name, there am I”.



(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 and Counsels for Libra and the Second Ray
(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)

      1. Abide In Peace

      2. Adhere To Loving Interplay

      3. Assess The Degree Of Light And Love In Any Relationship

      4. Balance Giving and Receiving

      5. Balance The Expression Of Love And Wisdom

      6. Bestow The Wisdom Of Divine Proportion

      7. Bridge In Love Between Soul And Personality

      8. Bring Wise Balance To The Field Of Spiritual Education

      9. Connect With Compassion

      10. “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You”

      11. Encourage Compromise Based On A Spirit Of Love And Mutual Respect

      12. Equilibrate Soul Expression Within The Personality

      13. Express Love In A Wisely Balanced Manner

      14. Facilitate Right Human Relations

      15. Fulfill Promises

      16. Harmonize The Group Soul

      17. Heal Through The Balanced Use Of Energy

      18. Increase The Light Of Love Through Right Relationship

      19. Keep Agreements

      20. Keep Sympathy And Pity In Right Proportion

      21. Let Love In Right Relationship Reveal the Cosmic Christ

      22. Magnetize Loving Relationship

      23. Magnetize the Poles; Bring The Two Together

      24. Merge With Soul, Becoming Thus The “Son Of God Incarnate”

      25. Protect Close Connections

      26. Mediate For The Sake Of Unification

      27. Mediate Lovingly Between Hierarchy And Humanity

      28. Moderate Attractions

      29. Promote Brotherly Affiliation

      30. Radiate The Spirit Of Justice And Equality

      31. Relate With Empathy

      32. Reveal According To The Consciousness Of Your Listener

      33. Reveal Eternal Union; Reveal Eternal Love

      34. Reveal The Radiance Achieved Through Perfect Union

      35. Share Revelation Appropriately

      36. Share Proportionately

      37. Teach Right Relationship

      38. Preserve Alliances

      39. Unite In Loving Relationship



 Mantra for Libra and the Second Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
In Love and deepening Wisdom, I seek dynamic balance of the Spirit, Soul and Mind.

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
“I See the Greatest Light” revealing Spirit joined to Matter in Illumined, Loving, Lawful Equilibrium.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol/Image for R2/Libra

Focussed at the center of a radiant Lotus Blue, surveying thence the inner and the outer worlds, the Scholar, the Teacher, deeply understands—how both Love and Wisdom are the underlying qualities pervading all relations to be found within the Whole.


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived
from Energetic
Contrasts Between Libra 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 R3 constellationally.

  1. R2

  1. The “hard line” rays, 5, 7, and 3 distribute Libran energy planetarily.

  1. R2 is a “soft line” ray.

  1. Color: indigo blue and possibly (on a hypothetical color-scale incrementally related to the chromatic musical scale) green, greenish-blue or blue.

  1. Color: indigo blue or light blue.
  1. Note: possibly FA sharp or F Sharp.

  1. Note: SOL or G.
  1. Expresses through the ajna center via Venus, and the sacral center, via Uranus. Throat center expression is possible via R3, Saturn and Uranus, and, eventually, heart center expression—the heart is the balance.

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

  1. Creative Hierarchy number III/VIII, unliberated.

  1. Creative Hierarchy number II/VII, unliberated

  1. Hypothesized as being especially expressive in relation to the Mineral Kingdom via Saturn (R1) and Uranus (R1 and R7), the Vegetable Kingdom via Venus, the Animal Kingdom via Saturn (R3), the Human Kingdom via Venus, the Kingdom of Souls via Venus, and the Kingdom of Solar Lives via Uranus.

  1. Related to the Vegetable Kingdom and the Kingdom of Souls.
  1. Inclines (because of its “hard line” rays) towards effectiveness upon the physical plane.

  1. Often too sensitive and subjective for effective work upon the physical plane.
  1. Inclined towards the field of law.

  1. More inclined towards psychology.
  1. Capable of objective evaluation.
  1. Non-manipulative


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

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

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.

  1. Linked by Considering Libra as the ‘Second’ Sign: Counting in measures of 180° (Aries—Libra, Taurus—Scorpio, Gemini—Sagittarius, etc.) Libra is second in order, just as ray two is, indeed, the second ray. In contrast with Aries, Libra demonstrates a number of characteristics of the second ray, such as “Divine Love and Understanding” (EA 331). The Sun, principle of the authority and power of selfhood, is exalted in Aries, but “falls” in Libra, indicating Libra as a field in which altruism (consideration of the other) flourishes. This altruism is directly related to the sensitive second ray which so often considers the welfare of the other before its own.

  2. Magnetism and Attraction: The influences of both Libra and ray two are magnetic and attractive.

  3. Peace and Reconciliation: Both Libra and the second ray support the ways of peace and reconciliation. They work inoffensively, non-intrusively and, usually, politely. The influences primarily work towards unity rather than separation, though when a ray or sign operates through a self-centered or selfish personality, some kind of separation is almost always the result.

  4. Agonizing and the Agony of Indecision: The second ray person or individual (soul, for the soul is really the individual) “agonise(s) towards the goal…” (cf. DINA I 149), and Libra is frequently found in the agony of indecision. This means that division and oscillation operate through both influences, though the second ray influence is, perhaps, more adhesive than that of Libra.

  5. Learning Detachment: Those upon both influences must learn detachment—Libra from its passional attachments and the second ray from its attachments to “near ones” too much loved.

  6. Love of Harmony and Agreeability: Both influences incline towards the love of harmony and agreeability; this can compromise the telling of the truth. Libra may lie to avoid that which is unpleasant or socially unacceptable. Those upon the second ray may lie to “spare the feelings” of another.

  7. Correlation with Sex: The second aspect of the Libran energy correlates with sex (the other two aspects relating to law and money). This second aspect is correlated to Venus (more under the second ray than the fifth) and not to the other rulers of Libra—Saturn (law) and Uranus (money). The second ray is correlated to the Law of Attraction which, reasonably, is correlated to the second aspect of Libran energy, even though sex, per se, can as easily be understood in relation to the third divine aspect, which is responsible for the creation and manifestation of forms.

  8. Correlation with Unity and Synthesis: For advanced people, Libra works on behalf of unity and cooperation. The type of will expressed by the second ray is the “Will-to-Unify” and synthesis is the second aspect of the will. Shamballa (to which the ‘Royal Road of Libra’ leads) is the Center of Synthesis upon our planet.

  9. Active in Relation to the First Initiation: Libra, related to Uranus and the sacral center, is a sign which features prominently at the first initiation which the passions and appetites must be brought into balance. This is done to a great extent through the increasing activation of the heart center ruled by the second ray. In addition, the heart (second ray) is the balance (Libra). At the first degree, the ‘balance’ tips in favor of the soul, though until the third initiation, the “scales” continue to fluctuate.

  10. Active at Processes Related to the Second Initiation: The three planets (Venus, Jupiter and Neptune) which express actively at the second initiation, also express (in one way or another) the second ray. Libra (as the second sign in the first polarity—Aries/Libra) has second ray associations. Also, the energy of Libra is active at the second initiation, bringing relative peace, proportion and deglamorization to the astral body. Libra and the second ray contribute the energy of love to the astral process at the time of the second degree.


A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

A List of Famous Individuals for Whom Libra is Either the Sun Sign or Ascendant and in Whom the Second Ray is Proposed as Prominent

Dalai Lama, the 14th
Spiritual Leader (in Exile) of Tibet (Proposed Ascendant)

Bill Clinton
United States President (Ascendant)

Desiderius Erasmus
Renaissance Humanist (Ascendant)

Eric Fromm
Psychiatrist, Social Psychologist, Author of “Escape from Freedom” (Ascendant)

Eleanor Roosevelt
American Stateswoman and Social Reformer (Sun Sign)

Cyril Scott
British Composer, Author, Occultist (Sun Sign, with R4)

Albert Schweitzer
Humanitarian, Physician, Theologian, Scholar, Musician, Philosopher, Author (Ascendant)

Michael Servetus—
Theologian, Scientist, Scholar, Astrologer, Reformer, Anti-Trinitarian (Sun Sign)

D.T. Suzuki
Sage and Zen Scholar (Sun Sign)