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

in progress

& Ray 5

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 Sagittarius with Ray 5



Sun Sagittarius (or Ascendant Sagittarius), R5P (or R5S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R4, R5 and R6

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

The only additional reinforcement would come through the fifth ray component of Mars {whether monad or mind}, and this would be quite remote as an influence. Mars rules the middle decanate of Sagittarius in both exoteric and esoteric order.)


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

i.  The narrow, one pointed sensory focus of the self-centered Sagittarius person combines with the sense-bound materialism induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the fifth ray.

ii.  Induces a narrow range of specific interests.

iii.  Narrow specialization is initially possible. The seeker pursues or “targets” one piece of information but not others.

iv.  The urge to seek and discover is strong, but confined to the world of the senses.

v.  Truth is important, but judged by very narrow standards.

vi.  The doctrinaire theologian can be produced by the union of Sagittarius and the fifth ray.

vii.  Attack through the power of thought is also a possibility. The arrows or (more precisely) darts of thought can be well-aimed and lethal.

viii.  Under this combination, there may be a clash of differing opinion, and different interpretations of ‘fact’ may be hotly debated. Deadly debates over what is religious truth, and what is heresy fall into this category. We must remember that Sagittarius has as part of its structure, much of the sixth ray.

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 intelligent, one-pointedly focussed attitude of the advancing Sagittarius individual combines with the urge to know and discover truth through experimentation—a characteristic induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the fifth ray.

ii.  “Seek and ye shall find”.

iii.  The drive to seek, explore and discover is very strong.

iv.  The seeker is willing to travel far afield to learn. He travels “in search”.

v.  Expeditions are arranged for the sake of discovery.

vi.  Space travel. The urge to explore (Sagittarius) is made possible by advanced aero-space technology (fifth ray).

vii.  Nature studies—often of the animal kingdom (this kingdom being linked to Sagittarius). Going to the jungle to study gorillas; working beneath the waves to study the mating patterns of particular whales; traveling to the Andes to study the life patterns of the few remaining condors, etc

viii.  On the Path of Discipleship: a growing willingness to “go anywhere” to learn what one seeks to learn.

ix.  On the Path of Discipleship: skill grows in the practice of Gnani Yoga, the Yoga of Knowledge.

x.  On the Path of Discipleship: the seeker becomes more proficient in the art of alignment. A straight line of transmission is created between soul-mind-brain. The meditating personality gains penetrates the causal sphere and gains access to “what the soul knows”.

xi.  On the Path of Discipleship: the disciple becomes more proficient in concentrating the mind (fifth ray), and the practice of one-pointed (Sagittarius) meditation. There grows a capacity to deflect all mental process which is not relevant; thus one-pointed attention on the focus of meditation is preserved.

xii.  On the Path of Discipleship: one learns to seek the wisdom of the soul in providing specific pieces of needed technical information.

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, Sagittarius, with the fifth ray as either the ray of the personality or soul

i.  The ability to penetrate into the “Mind of God” through abstract thought, intuition—an ability cultivated by the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Sagittarius, combines with the natural luminosity which eventuates when “Three Minds Unite”—a luminosity facilitated within the soul or spiritualized personality by the fifth ray.

ii.  The capacity to leave the world of normal mentality, transcending even causal consciousness, and enter into the dimension of the Divine Mind (from which the world process is directed and coordinated).

iii.  Ability to use the threefold mind as an aligned, integrated, unified instrument of discovery and direction.

iv.  The capacity to transcend specialization, and see (as from within the Divine Mind) the synthesis of the many sciences.

v.  The capacity to seen a ‘beam of inquiry’ into the higher worlds, and find any required item of knowledge.

vi.  The power to become a true Knower. Seeing not according to ones accumulated personal experience, but entering the Mind of God in such as way as to see as God sees. This is elevated, Triadal sight.

vii.  The capacity to work occultly/scientifically in targeting (Sagittarius) certain places and dimensions within the World Process which are in need of certain energy qualities, and sending/shooting those qualities “on the beam”. An advanced use of the ajna or brow center is involved here.

viii.  This combination of energies also telepathic.


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

1.     Achieve Clear Perspectives Through Careful Analysis

2.     Aim For Certainty

3.     Analyze Carefully The Processes Of Personality Alignment And Integration

4.     Apply Yourself To The ‘Science Of Speed’

5.     Ascertain The True Direction To Be Followed

6.     Ask Intelligent Questions; Be Intuitively Open To The Answers

7.     Aspire Towards A Factual Understanding Of The “Garment Of God”

8.     Avoid Preoccupation With Goals Too Narrow

9.     Be Both A Generalist And A ‘Specifist

10.  Begin The Process Of Destroying The Causal Body With Laser-Like Beams Of Light

11.  Blend Idealism And Realism

12.  Carefully Analyze Desire

13.  Concentrate Undeflectably

14.  Counter Dark Arrows With Beams Of Luminous Thought

15.  Crystallize The Ideal Vision

16.  Detect The Salient Point In A Collection Of Facts

17.  Direct The Mind Into Research

18.  Employ Sirian Energy On The Path Of Fiery Aspiration

19.  Engage In One-Pointed Research

20.  Envision The Worlds Of Luminosity

21.  Equip Yourself With The Technical Equipment Needed For Your Journeys

22.  Explore The Worlds To Discover Truth

23.  Find The Line Along Which Three Minds May Unite

24.  Focus One-Pointedly Upon A Specified Field Of Knowledge; Attain Expertise

25.  Free Yourself Through Knowledge

26.  Generalize, But Back Your Generalities With Facts

27.  Go “In Search”

28.  Hold Concrete Thoughts In The Higher Light And Expect Illumination From ‘Above’

29.  Invent The Means Of Moving People Through Space

30.  Investigate The Science Of Aspiration

31.  Join With Your Comrades In Scientific Quests

32.  Know Where You Are Going And Exactly Why You Are Going There

33.  Learn The Technicalities Of The “Path”

34.  Let Divine Discontent Drive Your Towards Discovery

35.  Let Intuition Fertilize Your Cautious Observation Of The Facts

36.  Lift Your Gaze To The “Angel With The Flaming Sword”

37.  Maintain A High Standard Of Truthfulness

38.  Make Straight For The “Door Into The Mind Of God”

39.  Master The Best Techniques To Speed Rapidly Upon The Path

40.  Open Your Analytical Mind To The Arrows Of Intuition

41.  Penetrate Into The Clear Cold Light

42.  Perceive Exactly What Is There

43.  Pierce The “Disk Of Golden Light” And Venture Beyond

44.  Predict the Advent of new inventions and technology

45.  Project Streams Of Energy With Accuracy

46.  Promote The Contribution Of Science To The “Glorification Of The Path”

47.  Prove That Which Is ‘Believed’; Substantiate What Faith Reveals

48.  Quest For The “Light Supernal”

49.  Receive The Answers To Your Questions Almost Before You Ask Them, But Prepare Your Questions Well

50.  Research Your Subject With One-Pointed Attention

51.  Reveal The Truth As It Is Seen From The “Third Heaven”

52.  Scan The Far Horizon For The Truth That May Be Revealed

53.  Search For Hidden Formulas And Causes

54.  See From A Distance The Pattern Of Relationships In Which Detail Is Nested

55.  Speak The Truth

56.  Specify Your World View

57.  Steadily Aim For Illumination

58.  Study The Science Of Projectiles—All Kinds Of Projectiles

59.  Target Your Projections Accurately

60.  Think Lucidly; Speak Directly

61.  Throw Light Upon The Path

62.  Treat Scientific Inquiry As A Great Adventure

63.  Uplift Others Through The Dispensation Of Knowledge

64.  Use A Mathematical Thought-Process To Advantage

65.  Venture Into The “Mind Of God”

66.  Your Mission Is To Discover

67.  Zero-In On The Causes Of Phenomena


  Mantra for Sagittarius and the Fifth Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
Upon a beam of focussed thought, I seek to pierce the Higher Mind, to penetrate the “Mind of God”, discov’ring there the Vision which the Lord of Light, and Love and Life imagines and conceives.

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
“Three Minds Unite” revealing in the blazing Light the awe-inspiring Vision which the Lord of Light and Love and Life imagines and conceives.

Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol/Image/Scene for R5/Taurus

Intent within a ‘Beam of Intensely Focussed Light Divine’ the ‘Scientist of Life-in-Form’, pursues his exploration of the Goal toward which all movement tends—for ev’ry life unfolding is directed by its destiny and moves thereto relentlessly—following the archetypal Pattern of it Purpose.

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Sagittarius and R5

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 R4, R5, R6 constellationally


1.       R5

2.       Planetary rulers transmit R2, R3, R6


2.       R5

3.       Color: rich blue (given by D.K.) and possibly (on a hypothetical color-scale incrementally related to the chromatic musical scale) blue or blue-indigo


3.       Color: orange or indigo blue

4.       Note: possibly SOL sharp or G sharp


4.       Note: LA or A

5.       Expresses especially through the solar plexus and sacral centers via Mars, and the ajna center via far-seeing Jupiter, R5 and R4. Expression through the oratorical throat is also possible through the Earth and the sixth ray.


5.       Expresses through the ajna center, where it serves at the primary ruler

6.       Creative Hierarchy number VI/XI, unliberated


6.       Creative Hierarchy number III, liberated and Creative Hierarchy number V/X, unliberated

7.       Hypothesized as especially expressive in relation to the Vegetable Kingdom via R6, the Animal Kingdom via Mars, Earth and R6, the Human Kingdom via R4 and R5, the Kingdom of Souls via R5 and R4 and the Kingdom of Planetary Lives via Jupiter and R6.


7.       Related to the Human Kingdom and the Kingdom of Souls

8.       Full of faith and belief (especially when responding to its strong sixth ray component)


8.       Full of reason and verification

9.       Intuitive


9.       Thinking

10.   Associated with the abstract mind and abstraction


10.   Associated with the concrete mind and concretion

11.   Seeks that which lies behind, within, beyond or ‘above’ the senses


11.   Seeks a full understanding of what the senses (gross or subtle) reveal

12.   Related to the animal (in the process of founding the Fourth Kingdom)


12.   Related to the Angel (in the process of founding the Fourth Kingdom)

13.   Enthusiastic affect (emotion)


13.   Subdued affect (emotion)

14.   Exaggerative


14.   Strictly accurate

15.   Magnetic (due to strong astral vibration)


15.   Tendency to be non-magnetic (due to subdued astral vibration)

16.   Capacity to arouse


16.   Capacity to explain

17.   Risk-taking


17.   Confirming security

18.   Overlooks details


18.   Careful attention to details

19.   More casual as regards the condition of form


19.   Very attentive to the condition of form

20.   Envisioning possibilities


20.   Utilizing common sense

21.   Overlooking the immediate environment


21.   Alert to the nature of the immediate environment

22.   Long-distance focus


22.   Short-range focus

23.   The ‘dreamer’


23.   The observer

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Sagittarius and R5

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.      Ajna Center: Both Sagittarius and the fifth ray share a strong connection to the ajna center. Sagittarius is the “Visionary”, and the Visionary’s vision is seated in the ajna center from which the personality directs itself forward by following the vision it sees. Venus is, both for average man as well as for the disciple up to the third degree, the ruler of the ajna center, and Venus transmits the fifth ray. If Sagittarius become the “Director of Men” (EA 331), it fulfills this function by utilizing the ajna center, the center or chakra of direction.

B.     Related to the Eye: Both Sagittarius and the fifth ray have a close connection to the eye. Sagittarius sees the “Vision” through one eye or another (there are three choices), and the fifth ray is peculiarly connected to the development of the sense of sight.

C.     Related to Light: If Sagittarius and the fifth ray both relate to the eye, they must also relate to the light. Both incline those they influence to seek for the light (even if that quest, in the case of Sagittarius) must pass first through the realm of desire.

D.     Truth: Both influences are strongly related to the factor of truth. Sagittarius is the truth-seeker and the fifth ray seeks verification (i.e. the veracity of all suppositions) so that it will not be deceived.

E.     Search and Research—the Quest: Both Sagittarius and the fifth ray inspire a capacity to earnestly seek that which must be found. Fifth ray ‘re-search’ is analogous to the Sagittarian quest. In this respect both influences share a one-pointed approach to that which must be discovered.

F.      Straight, Experiential Knowledge: Both energies incline those they influence to want to “see for themselves”, to know the truth for themselves. Sagittarius can induce belief, but also the quest to see and know. The fifth ray follows the trail of hypothesis until it knows with certainty. Both energies are useful in helping humanity move from belief to what Master Morya calls “straight knowledge”.

G.     Related to Preparations for the Third Degree: The third initiation is governed by the fifth ray. This degree requires an enlarged and, at last, synthesized mental perspective which rises above illusion. Sagittarius contributes to this enlargement and Capricorn fulfills the synthesis. Under the fifth ray, the degree of mental luminosity continues to increase until, at last, there is a blinding display of internal light. Sagittarius is related to the capacity to ‘see’ an ever increasing measure of the light, until the blinding experience occurs through Capricorn.; The King of Beasts is blinded in yet another way, by the long horn of the Unicorn.

A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

Ray 5 Sagittarius

Christian Doppler

Werner Heisenberg
Theoretical Atomic Physicist, Quantum Mechanics

A. A. Michelson

Andreas Vesalius
Physician, Anatomist

Eli Whitney
Inventor of the “Cotton Gin”