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 in Libra with Ray 7



Sun Libra (or Ascendant Libra), R7P (or R7S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R3

A strong mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges for a few reasons: firstly, by numerical affinity, as Libra is the seventh zodiacal sign; secondly, strong reinforcement also comes through the seventh ray transmitted through Uranus (esoteric ruler of Libra). The applicable category of reinforcement is Strong by Rulership—Class 2. This reinforcement will be strongest for advanced human beings, aspirants, disciples and initiates—i.e., for those who can respond to the esoteric rulers. Additionally, and thirdly, reinforcement can be considered to arrive through Saturn {hierarchical and exalted ruler of Libra and also Lord of the seventh or lowest systemic and cosmic plane}.

Saturn {through its rulership over exactitude of structure} seems to have significant seventh ray associations. In addition, the seventh ray is one of those rays which may be transmitted through Libra along with the third.


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being
    1. The tendency to judge by outer appearances and conventional standards of beauty characteristic of the selfish or self-centered Libra person, combines with the tendency towards superficial traditionalism and judgmentalism induced within the insufficiently-spiritualized personality by the seventh ray.

    2. The attitude that something or someone must look good to be good.

    3. The need to be stylish, to wear what is “in”, to be accepted according to the image one presents. As if, “You are what you wear”.

    4. Over-valuation of social customs, norms and protocols.

    5. Superficial politeness.

    6. Lack of originality. Hesitancy, timidity—over-reliance upon precedent or tradition as a guide to action.

    7. Subservience to the rituals of society—including mating rituals.

    8. Joining clubs, fraternities, sororities to be “in”—to be with the “right people”, to be one of the “right people”.

    9. Over-valuation of heredity, physical lineage and pedigree. The form and status of the “inner man” is forgotten.

    10. Class consciousness. Social snobbery.


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

    1. The love of beauty, balance and proportion characteristic of the advancing Libran individual, combines with a love of perfect form and perfected expression through form, induced within the spiritually-unfolding personality by the seventh ray.

    2. Distinguished powers of organization, coordinating all people, places and things to maximum advantage with skill-in-action and without forcing.

    3. Excellent managerial abilities.

    4. Noteworthy abilities as at networker.

    5. The use of dress and color coordination for the revelation of the inner nature and quality.

    6. Great social success through saying and doing the “right thing at the right time”, This is already the tendency for the advanced individual upon the seventh ray, and is only strengthened by the social awareness of Libra.

    7. On the Path of Discipleship: learning to treat the personality vehicles wisely and well, so that, vibratorily they can bear the transmutative fire. Libra and the seventh ray together present a very alchemical combination of energies.

    8. On the Path of Discipleship: Libra and the seventh ray properly utilized ensure a wise and appropriate balance between the legitimate demands of the personality and the increasingly regulatory demands of the soul. Usually, all is for the best when there is incremental growth which respects present conditions, while preparing for the transition to a more vibratorily elevated condition. With this combination of energies, time is very rarely lost through haste and missteps.

    9. On the Path of Discipleship: the achievement of spiritual poise.

    10. On the Path of Discipleship: a facilitator of cooperative group interplay.

    11. On the Path of Discipleship: building the group structures and processes which promote group consciousness.

    12. On the Path of Discipleship: correct learning and application of white magical techniques.

    13. On the Path of Discipleship: achieving beauty in manifestation.


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

    1. The ability to achieve the “Marriage in the Heavens”, thus merging the “pairs of opposites” soul and personality (and later Monad and soul/personality)—a capacity possessed by the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Libra—combines with a facility for bringing about the union of the “highest” and the “lowest”—“The Highest and the Lowest meet”—induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the seventh ray.

    2. In the life of the initiate, Libra and the seventh ray bring about various unions and consummations between polar opposites.

    3. The fusion between soul and personality is consummated. There is a true “marriage in the heavens”; the poles merge, blend and become as one. But as in any marriage, there may be periods of more intense merging, and perhaps, periods of estrangement or even conflict. However the ideal of merging has been established, and the energy created in merging cannot be forgotten. It is now real and not just theoretical.

    4. The spiritualization of sex. Co-creativity with one’s partner. The elevation of the sacral energy to the throat center which, in the advanced disciple or initiate, expresses the seventh ray, and is related to the presentation of speech which is in line with the Divine Plan. Being creative together.

    5. Healing the etheric body (correlated to the seventh ray) through the disciplines of balance.

    6. Further, this combination gives the capacity to merge the spiritual triad with the soul-infused personality. Especially will the abstract mind (“super-mind” ruled by Libra) be linked with the mental unit.

    7. In the seventh ray tradition, the “Holy Guardian Angel” is the Solar Angel, or “Angel of the Presence”. Libra signifies the “Divine Marriage” of personality and Angel (or at least with an aspect of the Angel), and the seventh ray is the ray of consummation, bringing the opposites together.

    8. Eventually, for the high initiate, Libra and the seventh ray would offer the possibility of merging the highest aspect of the human being, the monad, with the lowest aspect of manifestation. The “Highest and the Lowest” would meet. Spirit and matter would be united, and an open channel, via the sushumna, would unite life ‘below’ (the etheric nature) with life ‘above’ (the monadic nature).

    9. Libra and the seventh ray in the life of the initiate, also offers the opportunity to participate in the marriage of the Hierarchy (as a whole) with humanity as a whole. For a long while, this will not be the case. The Hierarchy must first externalize, and the culture of spirituality must recondition the life of humanity. At length, however, will come the time of the merging.

    10. One day this will also be true of Shamballa and humanity. Perhaps we may look for this eventuality in the seventh round.

    11. Just as seven is the number of a “relative perfection”, so in the life of the advanced disciple or initiate, Libra and the seventh ray offer the opportunity for a relative consummation. Venus is always a planet of consummation, and rules Libra exoterically. The final consummation will necessarily involve the final sign, Pisces, in relation to which Venus is exalted.



(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 Seventh 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. Appreciate Cultural Traditions

      2. Be An Example Of Social Rectitude—A Pillar Of Society

      3. Be Courteous And Respectful In All Organizational Work

      4. Be Just In Making And Executing The Law

      5. Be Lifted Unto Life And Lift To Life—When “Kundalini” Rises From The Base Unto The Crown

      6. Be Unfailingly Polite In All Social Intercourse

      7. Bring People Together Into Networks

      8. Build Balance, Build In Beauty

      9. Ceremonialize Relationship

      10. Conduct Ceremonies With Grace And Finesse

      11. Consummate Manifestations In Balance And Beauty

      12. Create Smoothly Functioning Organizations and Organisms

      13. Create The Form In Beauty, In Perfection

      14. Design New Patterns And Structures

      15. Equilibrate, Merge And Blend The “Highest And The Lowest”

      16. Facilitate Organizational Transformation

      17. Facilitate Social Interaction Through Politeness

      18. Find The Best Procedures To Make Group Consciousness And Group Interaction Easier Than It Usually Is

      19. Function As Custodian Of The Execution Of The Plan Upon The Lowest Plane

      20. Honor Alliances

      21. Judge According To High Ethical Standards

      22. Learn The Lesson Of the Setting Sun; It Will Animate The Form With Soul

      23. Maintain Your Equilibrium; Preserve Group Equilibrium

      24. Make Exacting Work Seem Effortless

      25. Manage Skillfully, And With Poise, All Responsibilities

      26. Meet The One Applying; Has Transmutation Done Its Work?

      27. Model Beauty In Form

      28. Perceive The Archetypes Of Perfection

      29. Perform Rites And Rituals Elegantly

      30. Practice In The Interludes—The Linking Of The Higher And The Lower

      31. Proceed In A Balanced Manner Towards The Manifestation Of Well-Organized Structures

      32. Promote Truly Cooperative Teamwork

      33. Recompense Justly, Fairly, Exactly

      34. Relate Energies Synthetically

      35. Reorganize Contracts For the Benefit Of All

      36. Respect Precedent

      37. Reveal Beauty In Perfect Form

      38. Sanctify All Sexual Relations

      39. Set The Standard Of Perfection

      40. Skillfully Direct The Forces, Preserving Well The Peace

      41. Solemnize The Bonds Of Right Relationship

      42. Speak With Right Proportion—Constructively, Appropriately

      43. Stand in the Center—The ‘Midway Point’—And Wield The Magical Art

      44. Stand Stably In The Center

      45. Support The Social Contract

      46. Turn And Turn As The Whirling Sphere, Yet Do Not Lose Your Balance

      47. Unify The Poles Through Fire

      48. Value Perfected Form

      49. Watch The Cycles Come And Go—See and Understand, The Rising And The Setting Of The Sun

      50. Work For Both Perfection And An Ease Of Execution

      51. Work For True Proportion In All Matters Of Appearance

      52. Work With Poise As A White Magician



 Mantra for Libra and the Seventh Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
I seek expression of the perfect Plan-intended form, in accordance with Illumined, Loving, Lawful Equilibrium.

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
The Highest and the Lowest Meet”, a Consummation which reveals Illumined, Loving, Lawful Equilibrium—expressed throughout the lower worlds as well as in the higher.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol/Image for R7/Libra

Invoking at the center of a ‘Magic Circle’ rightly drawn, the ‘Magician of Life’ envisions well the forms which must emerge within the lower worlds, then skillfully and artfully, “brings them through”, expressing them in balance, beauty and correct proportion.


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

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

  1. R7

  1. Influential in relation to the sacral center, and ajna, but not without connection to the solar plexus and heart.

  1. Influential in relation to the sacral center and based of spine.

  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: violet (and various shades of purple).

  1. Note: possibly FA sharp or F Sharp.

  1. Note: TI or B.

  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 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.

  1. >Creative Hierarchy number III/VIII, unliberated.

  1. Creative Hierarchy number V, ‘liberating’, and Creative Hierarchy number VII/XII, 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. Relates to the Kingdom of Solar Lives and the Mineral Kingdom.

  1. Passionally affiliative.

  1. Affiliation more subject to regulation.

  1. Indecisive until decision is made, after which firmness often enters.

  1. More certain in the decision-making process; less given to oscillation.

  1. More accommodating.

  1. More fixed or inflexible.

  1. More given to spontaneous response.

  1. Less spontaneous; does not like surprises or to be taken “off guard”.

  1. Less easily disciplined.

  1. More easily disciplined.

  1. More psychologically attuned.

  1. More formal, tending to judge by that which is evident rather than by that which lies behind the evidence.

  1. More bridging

  1. More sectarian

  1. More Abstract

  1. More concrete

  1. Relating horizontally and vertically.

  1. Relating more vertically—“The Highest and the Lowest Meet”.


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Libra 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.

    1. Correlation by Numerical Affinity: Libra correlates numerologically with ray seven because Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac. The esoteric ruler of Libra, Uranus, is also a dispenser of the seventh ray.

    2. Selfish Hesitation: The “power to ‘sit upon the fence’ till the selfish values emerge” (EP I 43), a quality of the selfish seventh ray person, can certainly be recognized as a characteristic of the selfish Libran person as well.

    3. Strong Connection with Sexuality: Both Libra and the seventh ray have a powerful connection with sexuality through their active influence of the sacral center. The seventh ray, through Uranus, rules the sacral center. In earlier days, both may incline towards the unhealthy or perverted use of soul powers in the form of “sex magic”.

    4. Managerial and Administrative Abilities: Both influences incline towards the demonstration of managerial or administrative abilities.

    5. Social Consciousness: Both influences incline towards a strong social consciousness. At a certain stage of evolution, they are both strong facilitators of group consciousness.

    6. Politeness and Courtesy: Both energies incline those under their influence to “do the right thing socially”; politeness and courtesy are characteristic.

    7. Planning and Foresight: Both influences bestow the capacity to plan and to foresee consequences.

    8. Manifestation upon the Physical Plane: Both influences care deeply about manifestation upon the physical plane. Ray seven is specifically focussed upon such manifestation, and Libra is endowed with so many hard-line rays that facility for such manifestation is a natural outcome.

    9. Law, Sex and Money: The triad of foci within Libra—Law, Sex and Money—are certainly important for those in whom the seventh ray is a powerful influence.

    10. Related Directly to the First Initiation: These two energies are much associated with the taking of the first initiation. This initiation is ruled by the seventh ray, and emphasizes bringing the physical/etheric life under regulation and into conformity with the rules of the spiritual path. Rule and law are important features of this initiation, and thus Libra (the seventh signs ruled by seventh-ray Uranus) can be understood as an important contributor to the first initiation. Libra is also the sign of “Right Human Relations” which are essentially ‘Right Soul Relations’ under the Second Law of the Soul—the “Law of Polar Union”. The first initiation marks the point of evolutionary development when conscious soul-relations begin to be strongly possible.


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 Seventh Ray is Proposed as Prominent

Paul Foster Case
Astrologer, Occultist, Founder of Builders of the Adytum (Sun Sign)

Aleister Crowley
Notorious Contemporary Magician, Author on the Occult, Ceremonialist (Sun Sign)

Uri Geller
Israeli Telekeneticist and Proponent of Paranormal Phenomena (Ascendant)

Heinrich Himmler
Nazi Leader and Occultist (Sun Sign)

Robert E. Lee
Commander of the Confederate Forces in the American Civil War (Ascendant)

Bela Lugosi
Hungarian-American Actor, Especially in Horror Films (Sun Sign)

Emily Post
American Etiquette Expert (Libra strong, through date and time of birth remain undetermined)