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

in progress

& Ray

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 3



Sun Libra (or Ascendant Libra), R3P (or R3S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R3

A strong to very strong mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges through the third ray transmitted constellationally—though not in greatest strength—through Libra. The appropriate category of reinforcement would be, Strong by Constellational Transmission.

Additionally, the third ray is transmitted significantly through Uranus {reasonably, through its personality} and very powerfully through Saturn (certainly through its Monad and perhaps through its soul)—Saturn and Uranus being the esoteric and hierarchical rulers of Libra respectively.

Thus, the degree of mutual reinforcement of this combination is also Strong by Rulership—Class 2 and Class 3. Because the third ray is probably the personality ray of Uranus, and because personality rays of sacred and especially synthesizing planets like Uranus are subsumed within the soul ray expression {and perhaps even within the monadic ray expression}, the degree of mutual reinforcement for third ray initiates {under Class 3} will be even stronger than for third ray disciples {under Class 2}. Thus, Initiates on the third ray will find themselves influenced by a very powerful combination.

As well, the reinforcement is further strengthened by the transmission of the third ray through Saturn, considered as the exalted planet in Libra. Further, the third ray transmission is strengthened by the fact that Saturn is, according to the Tibetan, the ruler of Libra’s second decanate {in both counter-clockwise and clockwise order}.


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being
    1. The self-serving subtlety of the self-centered Libra person combines with the manipulativeness induced within the insufficiently-spiritualized personality by the third ray.

    2. Capacity to manipulate human affections. Ability to “talk others into” love.

    3. The “smooth operator”. The lover with a “line”.

    4. Deceit, evasion, intrigue.

    5. Much sacral center activity without real love to accompany it.

    6. “Handling” others with ease.

    7. Living the “honey-coated” life.

    8. Taking advantage of everyone but having a ‘teflon reputation’—nothing damaging sticks.

    9. Polished superficiality. Pleasant insincerity. Agreeable for ulterior motives.

    10. Always negotiating for best advantage.

    11. Profiting from legal loopholes.

    12. Successfully using the “soft sell”. Getting what one wants through ‘manipulative magnetism’ or ‘magnetic manipulation’.

    13. Selfishly plotting and planning for future best advantage. A paralyzing uncertainty and consequent inability to take action may eventuate through the seeing of too many possible outcomes.

    14. “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive”.

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 third ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

    1. The growing understanding of consequences and of effective methods of balancing forces—characteristics of the advancing Libran individual—combine with a sophisticated intelligence induced within the spiritually-unfolding personality by the third ray.

    2. An example of fluid, refined “skill-in action”.

    3. Rapid and intelligent assessment of value. Knowing the relative worth of things.

    4. Intelligent manipulation for a good purpose.

    5. The intelligent orchestration of social events.

    6. Enlisting cooperation for philanthropic purposes.

    7. Finesse. Frictionless accomplishment through a wise and deft coordination of energies and forces.

    8. Thinking, planning, executing without laboriousness.

    9. Making difficult things seem easy. Effortless effort.

    10. Acting with speed due to the elimination of opposition. Working one’s “magic”.

    11. On the Path of Discipleship: creating a general ease of energy flow within the personality vehicles.

    12. On the Path of Discipleship: financing Hierarchical Work.

    13. On the Path of Discipleship: the social thinker (Libra) and philosopher (ray three)

    14. On the Path of Discipleship: beginning to understand (more abstractly and insightfully) the workings of the Law of Karma. Beginning to untangle the lines of fated interplay. A growing awareness of the weavings of the “Three Fates”.

    15. On the Path of Discipleship: exercising an increasingly wise caution in the generation of consequences.

    16. On the Path of Discipleship: acting with wise and forethoughtful caution.

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 third ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

    1. A considerable understanding of and finesse within the Science of Relationshipabilities characteristic of the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Libra—combine with the skill to “use … forces intelligently for the furtherance of the Plan”a capacity induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the third ray.

    2. Understanding the true meaning of the dynamic equilibrium of energies and forces—especially of spiritual or occult energies and forces.

    3. Standing in the center or at the fulcrum point as the manipulator and coordinator of numerous lines of energy and force. Becoming a skillful white magician.

    4. Planning in line with the Divine Plan. Skillfully executing in line with the Divine Plan. The polished, spiritually-minded executive or manager.

    5. A broad and wide understanding of many relational contexts upon the planet.

    6. Endowed with a wide perspective revealing the many world cultures in the light of social relativism.

    7. Skillfully coordinating the payment of one’s karma, and helping others face their karmic obligation with skill.

    8. Gifted with foresight and the understanding of the long-term and short-term consequences of any thought, feeling or action.

    9. A perspicacious understanding of how to plan and act so that the Law of Karma is not violated.

    10. Abilities in abstract thought, such as mathematics, philosophy and system dynamics.

    11. Philosophical understanding of the subtle relationship between the potential and the actual; between the conception and manifestation.

    12. Seeing to the skillful precipitation of the next phase of the Divine Plan with greatest harmony and the least disturbance.

    13. Work within the context of the spiritual triad—especially with manas and atma.

    14. Appreciating and participating in the work of the ‘Divine Manipulator’



(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 Third 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. Analyze Issues Of Social Justice

      2. Analyze Relationship Dynamics

      3. Apply And Appreciate The Architecture Of The “Plan”

      4. Arrange Alliances

      5. Articulate Mores And Social Standards

      6. Assess All Relations Through Divine Mental Perception

      7. Balance The Economy

      8. Bring The Legal Profession And Business Into Fruitful Discussion

      9. Build The Foundation In Beauty

      10. Collect Art And Objects Of Art

      11. Compare Strategies

      12. Comprehend The History Of Culture And Civilization

      13. Conceive Legislation

      14. Conceptualize Strategies For Peace

      15. Create Opportunities For Cultural Relations

      16. Critique Imbalance

      17. Critique Injustice

      18. Energize Interplay

      19. Evaluate Alternative Creative Solutions

      20. Evaluate Discriminatively

      21. Express Mental Brilliance With Ease

      22. Facilitate Cooperation In The Enactment Of A Plan

      23. Facilitate Creative Thinking

      24. Finance Cultural Projects

      25. Generate Creative Compromise

      26. Intelligently Discuss The Law And Legalities

      27. Intelligently Promote Needed Social Action

      28. Legislate For The Development Of Economic Well-Being

      29. Make Carefully Reasoned Choices

      30. Make Things Happen Smoothly And With Ease

      31. Manage Many Activities Skillfully

      32. Plan For Peace

      33. Promote Mutuality

      34. Offer Matching Funds

      35. Reason In A Balanced Manner

      36. Reason With Finesse

      37. Separate The Wheat From The Chaff And The Sheep From The Goats

      38. Share Financial Resources Fairly

      39. Skillfully Balance All Forces

      40. Skillfully Unify The “Lower Four”

      41. Sponsor Financially Projects For Social Understanding And Cooperation

      42. Strategize Negotiations

      43. Streamline Interaction

      44. Think-Through Judgments Carefully

      45. Unify Negotiations

      46. Use “Super Mind” As Entrée To The Universal Mind

      47. Work Out Skillful Compromises



 Mantra for Libra and the Third Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
Creatively I seek to weave the thoughts acute through which Illumined, Loving, Lawful Equilibrium may be fulfilled upon the Earth.

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
“Purpose Itself Am I”, and Responsive to that Purpose, with Intelligence Judicious, I Weave Together Wisely many Energies and Forces in Illumined, Loving, Lawful Equilibrium.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol/Image for R3/Libra

Alert and at the center of the ‘Web of Life’, the Weaver, with intelligence, creatively equilibrates the energies and forces of the many worlds, in order that the Plan Divine may manifest in balance.


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Libra and R3

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. R3 (planetarily conveyed)

  1. Transmits R5, R7 and R3 through planetary rulers.

  1. R3

  1. Secondary R2 and R7 associations.

  1. R3

  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: green or black.

  1. Note: possibly FA sharp or F Sharp.

  1. Note: FA or F.

  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 throat chakra and (to a degree) through the sacral chakra, also through the spleen as planetary prana, and, quite reasonably, through the ajna center when that center represents the Spiritual Triad.

  1. Creative Hierarchy number III/VIII, unliberated.

  1. Creative Hierarchy number I, liberated, and Creative Hierarchy number III/VIII, 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 Animal Kingdom and the Kingdom of Planetary Lives.

  1. Affiliative

  1. Detached

  1. Needing companionship

  1. Sensorially-aware. Conscious of environment

  1. Frequently absent-minded. May be oblivious of environment.

  1. Inclines towards grace, respecting interludes.

  1. Inclines towards constant activity.

  1. Inclines towards finesse.

  1. May be unrefined in technique (though later much skill-in-action is probable).

  1. Emphasizes the value of appearance.

  1. May be regardless of appearances.


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived
from Energetic Contrasts 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 Through Abstract Mind and “Super-Mind”: The third ray is closely related to the abstract mind and Libra to “super-mind”, “which is the response of the illumined mind to the Mind of God” (EA 495) One of the names of the Third Ray Lord is the “Universal Mind” to which “super mind” gives entrée.

    2. Manipulation: Both influences have a strong capacity for manipulation. They are tactical.

    3. Indirectness: Both Libra and the third ray influence towards indirectness rather than forthrightness. Under both influences there is a capacity for insincerity. This, of course, is corrected at more elevated stages of evolution.

    4. Evaluative Objectivity and Abstracted Detachment: The evaluative objectivity of Libra and the abstracted detachment of the third ray have some similar dynamics.

    5. Hard-Lines: All influences pouring through Libra are on the “hard line”. This harmonizes with the third ray which is also a hard-line ray.

    6. Skill-in-Action” and Ease: The influences of both Libra and the third ray incline towards skill-in-action, ease and ‘smoothness’—or it is ‘slipperiness’ (for better or worse)?

    7. Linked Through Karma: Both the third ray and Libra are closely related to the factor of karma. The third ray is related to the “Weavers of Fate” and Libra to the repercussive consequences of engendered actions.

    8. Planning and Foresight: The power to plan and to foresee is strong in both influences.

    9. Balance: Both Libra and the third ray are related to the factor of balance. Libra is, per se, the sign of balance, and the third ray is associated with the triangle, the geometrical figure which symbolizes balance.

    10. Linked Through the Third Creative Hierarchy: Both are connected to the Third Creative Hierarchy (unliberated_—the third ray by numerical resonance, and Libra as the sign ruling this Hierarchy. The abstract mind (triadal mind) is stimulated under both influences.

    11. Linked Through the Sacral Center: Both Libra and the third ray have a close connection to the sacral center, which is responsible for the creation of material forms. Libra, the foremost sign of sexuality (along with Taurus and Scorpio) is naturally to be connected to the sacral center from which originates the sexual impulse. Libra is related to sex in both its attractive and procreative aspects. The attractive aspect comes under the Law of Attraction on the second ray, and the procreative aspect is impulsed by the third ray—the ‘Creator of Forms’. While the sacral center is usually assigned a seventh ray rulership under Uranus (esoteric ruler of Libra), its third ray connection cannot be denied.

    12. Related to Processes Important at the First Initiation: Libra through its constellationally transmitted third ray, and its linking of sacral and throat centers, can arguably be related to the first degree, at which time a degree of balance and regulation is to be achieved within the etheric body and the worst aspects of maya overcome. The personality ray is often the third before (and presumably “at”) the time of that initiation (cf. EP II 386). When the third ray is combined with Libra, the operative link to first initiation process connection is only reinforced.

    13. Facilitative at the Time of the Second Initiation: The intelligent third ray promotes “an illumed mind and spiritual intelligence” necessary at the second degree (DINA I 267), and Libra, the balancing of astral forces and the overcoming of glamor through the ‘disciplines of proportionality’.

    14. Combine their Influences at the Sixth Initiation: Since the sixth initiation is known as the “Great Decision”, Libra is necessary involved. Further, that decisive initiation is ruled by the third ray (R&I 340).


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 Third Ray is Proposed as Prominent

Bill Clinton
United States President (Ascendant)

William Faulkner
American Novelist (Sun Sign)

George Gershwin
American Composer (Sun Sign)

Martin Heidegger
German Exitentialist Philosopher (Sun Sign)

Charles Ives—
Revolutionary American Composer (Sun Sign)

Charles Jayne
American Astrologer (Sun Sign)

Dr. Samuel Johnson
(English Critic, Biographer, Essayist, Poet, and Lexicographer. Regarded as one of the greatest figures of 18th-century life and letters) (Sun Sign)

Marc Edmund Jones
American Astrologer and Philosopher, “Dean of American Astrologers” (Sun Sign)

Timothy Leary
Futurist and Visionary, ‘Psychodelecist’ (Sun Sign)

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

Wallace Stevens
American Poet (Sun Sign)