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

in progress

& Ray 6

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 6



Sun Sagittarius (or Ascendant Sagittarius), R6P (or R6S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R4, R5 and R6)

A very strong mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges through the sixth ray transmitted constellationally and in greatest strength through Sagittarius. The appropriate category of reinforcement would be, Very Strong by Constellational Transmission. A strong further reinforcement comes through sixth ray Mars, the hierarchical ruler. Even though Mars is the hierarchical ruler, its sixth ray influence seems effective in Sagittarius at even early stages of evolution {which seem rather more Martian than Jupiterian!}

An additional appropriate category of reinforcement is Strong by Rulership—Class 3. This reinforcement would be strongest in the lives of initiates, but would have an attenuated, filtered-down effect on all individuals born in or under Sagittarius. For those born in the second decanate {whether these individuals are on the ordinary or reverse wheel}, there is additional strengthening of the mutual reinforcement as sixth ray Mars rules that decanate.


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

i.  The narrow, one-pointed ‘drivenness’ of the self-centered Sagittarius person combines with potent, unreasoning desire induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the sixth ray.

ii.  An enflamed desire body.

iii.  The potential for fiery fanaticism.

iv.  Passionate narrowness.

v.  Unbalanced extremism which always, eventually experiences a backlash from within its own nature.

vi.  An intensity of desire and aspiration which is destructive to self and others.

vii.  Intense sexuality, as both Sagittarius and the sixth ray stimulate the sacral center—which is the sixth.

viii.  Religious aspirations may be combined with sexual thoughts.

ix.  The tendency to see no other point of view but one’s own. In a lesser measure—simply opinionated.

x.  Being entirely too sure of oneself. Unwarranted self-certainty.

xi.  Faith and belief are of vital moment; reason is dismissed.

xii.  Creating a fiery burning ground which leads more to ‘hell’ than to ‘heaven’. Forcing and driving others to tread that way—and no other. Spain is ruled by the sixth ray and Sagittarius in its soul nature—reflected into its repressive Capricorn, seventh ray personality.

xiii.  “The crucifier and the crucified”. (EP I 80)

xiv.  Longing for “heaven”—somewhere ideal (sixth ray) far away (Sagittarius).

xv.  Similarly, “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”.

xvi.  Seeing truth or the ideal outside oneself.

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 high-minded idealism of the advancing Sagittarius individual reinforces the idealism induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the sixth ray. Sagittarius is (at this time) the major distributor of the sixth Ray of Idealism.

ii.  Tremendously motivated pursuit.

iii.  Capacity to motivate and inspire others through the presentation of vision which should be followed.

iv.  On the Path of Discipleship: the power to see the vision and follow the vision.

v.  On the Path of Discipleship: beginning an inner search for truth

vi.  On the Path of Discipleship: a willingness to tread the burning ground of “purification by fire” (cf. EA 293, R&I 219)

vii.  On the Path of Discipleship: a willingness to achieve the goal at any personal cost. This is the method of “divine fanaticism” (LOM 18)

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 sixth ray as either the ray of the personality or soul

i.  The ability to transcend the pull of the lower three worlds—a characteristic possessed by the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Sagittarius, combines with an ability to sense and cooperate with the “Highest Light”—an ability induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the sixth ray. For the elevated sixth ray soul and spiritualized sixth ray personality, “The Highest Light Controls”.

ii.  Rising out of the lower three worlds. Ascending.

iii.  A burning release into higher dimensions.

iv.  Ability to utilize the antahkarana as the conveyer of a Vision of the World of the Triad. “In unison let the group perceive the Triad shining forth, dimming the light of the soul, and blotting out the light of form”. (R&I 20)

v.  Ability to “follow the Vision” wherever it may lead.

vi.  Growing ability to control the life from the levels of the Triad (and eventually from the spirit)—the sources of the “Highest Light” (which must, at length, control).

vii.  Power to kindle the aspirational fires to such an extent that they become transmutative, transformative, and eventually lead to transfiguration.

viii.  The burning ground clears the way for a vision of transfigured life.

ix.  Participating in the “Baptism so as by fire” and able to stimulate this possibility in the lives of others.

x.  Recipient of inspiration—within the fivefold meditational sequence of concentration (Leo), meditation (Virgo), contemplation (Libra), intuition (Scorpio), inspiration (Sagittarius).


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

1.  A Pilgrim On A Mission—This Is Who You Are; Remain Devoted To That Mission

2.  “Arise” And Go To Your “Father”

3.  Arouse Devotion In Human Hearts And Human Minds

4.  Aspire Towards The Goal With Fiery Aspiration

5.  Be A Loyal Archer For The Lords Of Light

6.  Bear Both Sword And Arrows For The Logos

7.  Become Aflame Upon The “Way Of Fire”

8.  Behold The High! Behold The Lord Of The World! Sacrifice Yourself For One And Not The Other!

9.  Bravely Tread The Fiery Path Leading To The Immolation Of The Lower Man

10.  Broaden Your Perspective: Allow All Men Their Path

11.  Burn With Ardor For The Object Of Your Search

12.  Come To The Aid Of All Ernest Seekers

13.  Consecrate Yourself To The Path Of Liberation

14.  “Controller Of The Gate”, Test The Devotion Of Those Who Approach

15.  Devote Yourself To That Which Lies Above And Journey Thence

16.  Direct The Twelve Upon Their Way

17.  Encourage Others To Commit Themselves To The Pursuit Of Their Vision

18.  Envision The Ideal

19.  Faith Will Lead You To Your Goal

20.  Fix Your Gaze Upon A Great Ideal

21.  Focus Upon The Object Of Your Devotion

22.  Follow The Path Of Heart’s Desire

23.  Foresee Where Your Devotion Leads

24.  Glorify The “Way To God”

25.  Hope! Have Faith! It Is Sure To Be Rewarded—In Sight!

26.  Imagine The One Who Embodies Your Ideal; He Exists

27.  Impart The Vision To Those Who Are Lost

28.  Inspire Dedication; Inspire Devotion

29.  Journey Into The “Far Country” Guided By “Ceaseless Persevering Devotion”

30.  Let Your Faith And Devotion Lead You To The Burning Ground

31.  Let Divine Discontent Spur You On; Your Devotion Is To That Which No Human Eyes Have Seen

32.  Live So That Your Loyalty Will Never Be Questioned; It Is Natural For You To Do So

33.  Man Of Vision—Lead Those Who Look Toward You In Veneration

34.  May Your Devotion Be Intense Enough To Reach The Goal

35.  Meditate Upon The Ideal; Become Inspired

36.  Mobilize Your Forces In Answer To The Call

37.  Orient Your Consciousness Towards The “Highest Light”

38.  Perceive The Many Paths And Commit Yourself To The One Which Is The Best

39.  Persist Upon The Way

40.  Pledge Yourself To Tread The Path One-Pointedly

41.  Point The Way To The Heights

42.  Purify The Lunar Lords Through Aspiration

43.  Re-Direct The Lunar Life Towards Aspiration

44.  Rise Above The Emotions; Be Dispassionate

45.  Revere The Divine Plan And Divine Purpose

46.  Run Straight To The Goal But Avoid Fanaticism

47.  The “Last Full Measure Of Devotion” Leads To The Goal

48.  The Path Winds Uphill All The Way—Ascend!

49.  See The Unseen Things Of Which Faith Is The Evidence

50.  “Seek And Ye Shall Find”

51.  Send Forth Thoughts And Visions To Which All Men May Aspire

52.  Set Forth Upon A Journey Towards The “Highest Light”

53.  Speak Out For The Ideal

54.  “The Beloved” Beckons: Follow

55.  Transcend All That Lower Sight Reveals; Perceive The Highest

56.  Tread The Path To Its End, Proving Seeker And Sought As One

57.  Undertake A Vision Quest

58.  Upon The Straitened Path, Be “The One Whom Naught Can Turn”

59.  Visualizing “The Beloved One”, Lift Up Your Heart, Be Filled With Joy

60.  Yearn To See “The Beloved”


Mantra for Sagittarius and the Sixth Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
Devotedly, with ardor keen, with fiery aspiration, I seek to see then merge within the Vision all aflame wherein both Seeker and the Sought are surely One.  

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
“The Seeker and the Sought are One”, “The Highest Light Controls”; the Truth behind the Vision now revealed—I, the Guide and Mentor, I, the Seer and the Seen, direct my inspiration to the guidance of all seekers of the Holy, True and Real.

Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol/Image/Scene for R6/Sagittarius

Enraptured at the center of a ‘Scintillating Rosy Flame’, the ardent ‘Devotee of Life’—envisioning with intensity the Holy, High and truly Real—sets forth upon his Quest which leads thereto.


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Sagittarius and R6

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.       R6

2.       Planetary rulers transmit R2, R3, R6


2.       R6

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: silvery rose or light blue

4.       Note: possibly SOL sharp or G sharp


4.       Note: DO or C

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 solar plexus center and, at a later stage of evolution, through the ajna center (cf. EH 149)

6.       Creative Hierarchy number VI/XI, unliberated


6.       Creative Hierarchy number IV, liberated, and Creative Hierarchy number VI/XI, 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.       Relates to the Vegetable Kingdom, the Animal Kingdom and the Kingdom of Planetary Lives

8.       Related to the mind, especially the abstract mind


8.       Related more to the emotional field

9.       Sagittarius, at first narrow-sighted, expands its vision rapidly as evolution proceeds.


9.       The sixth ray, lacking the influence the Jupiterian influence, retains the narrowness of its vision for a longer time.

10.   Experimental attitude, taking chances


10.   Wishes to follow a trustworthy guide rather than risk thinking for itself

11.   Strong body-consciousness (even if mind tends towards abstraction)


11.   Attempts to escape from awareness of body

12.   Irresponsible speech, casual, informal


12.   Reverent, censoring speech (and thought)

13.   Eager to expand horizons


13.   Adherence to the accepted vision. Often threatened by expansion into unfamiliar areas

14.   Values other cultures, due to exploration and comparison


14.   Adheres to its own culture and that which is familiar

15.   Thus, “moving on”


15.   Repetitive due to insecurity. Security sought in sameness

16.   May change allegiance suddenly if new vision is more attractive


16.   Longer-lasting loyalty (though sudden changes can occur)

17.   Demanding freedom, space, range, room


17.   Self-enslavement through faith and belief

Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Sagittarius and R6

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.      Sagittarius Transmits the Sixth Ray: Since Sagittarius is the major zodiacal transmitter of the sixth ray, it is natural that these two energies would have a great affinity with each other.

B.     Visions and Quests: They both incline towards seeing and following the vision. Thus those influenced by both energies are given to quests.

C.     Inspiring Faith in the Unseen: They both inspire those they influence with great faith—in that which is not yet seen.

D.     Related to the Sixth Creative Hierarchy: They both provide energies which animate the sixth Creative Hierarchy of Lunar Lords. Those thus energies are easily impelled and compelled by their lunar elementals.

E.     Love of the Ideal: Both energies incline towards a love of the ideal. Something ‘higher’ and ‘beyond’ the immediate presentation is desired.

F.      Stimulating Fiery Aspiration: Both energies stimulate aspiration in those they influence. Sagittarius is a fire sign, and the sixth ray (as transmitted through one of its planetary conduits, Mars) is a fiery ray.

G.     Solar Plexus and Sacral Center Influence: Both influences have a strong effect upon the both the solar plexus and sacral centers. Although Mars is usually considered in relation to the solar plexus, its role in relation to the sacral center (stimulating the sex impulse) is certain. Mars is the hierarchical ruler of Sagittarius and so this sign is brought into relation with the sacral center. Such a relation is also obvious from an examination of the behavior of the mythical beast—the centaur.

H.     Relationship to the Ajna Center: Sagittarius and the sixth ray are also related to the ajna center. Of the ajna center and the sixth ray, the Tibetan says the following: “It is the organ of idealism therefore, and,—curiously enough—it is closely related to the sixth ray, …” (EH 149) The planet Neptune must be involved in this connection, and the point of evolution at which this occurs must be relatively high—probably well after the third initiation.

I. Differentiating Signs and Rays: The list of these points of commonalty could be a long one. The qualities of Sagittarius will vary from those of the sixth chiefly because of the many rays which are transmitted by this constellation/sign, and the rays which, secondarily, are transmitted through the ruling planets. Every sign of the zodiac is a rich source of contrasting energies due to such transmissions. A ray, obviously, is a single and relatively pure form of energy.

J.       Related to the Process at the Second Initiation: The second initiation (the Baptism or Purification) is governed by the Ray of Purification—the sixth. Sagittarius (a sign associated with both the first and second initiations) is the major distributor of the sixth ray during this world period and is, therefore, even further related to the process which occurs at the second degree. A freedom from the slavery of ideas and from fanaticism must be demonstrated at this degree. Sagittarius and the sixth ray, together, are exactly the combination which is likely to produce fanatical behaviors and undue, emphatic adherence to thoughts, ideas, ideals or persons. The only cure for this tendency is found upon the second ray, which also figures prominently at the second initiation. Second ray Jupiter, a ruler of Sagittarius, is a bridge between its sixth ray nature and the second ray developments required at the second degree.

K.     Relevant to the Fourth Initiation: For sixth ray types, the causal body is destroyed by fire at the fourth degree. It can readily be seen how this combination would contribute to this destruction.

L.      Relevant to the Sixth Initiation: This initiation is consummated in relation to the monad on the sixth (monadic) plane—counting from below upwards. It is also, interestingly, connected with the sixth center—the ajna—by means of which (on whatever level of development) one “sees which way to go”. There is an adventurous, “outward bound” (Sagittarius) quality to this sixth degree. Further, the degree is called not only the Great Decision (relating it more to Libra and the third degree) but, also, the Ascension. The uprising out of matter which the sixth ray promotes, has an even higher application here, as there is an uprising or ascension out of the influence of the five planes of superhuman evolution.

A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

Ray 6 Sagittarius

Marlon Brando

Bob Dylan
Singer, Musician, Poet

Mary Baker Eddy
Founder of Christian Science

Jane Fonda
Actress, Fitness Guru, Political Activist

St. Francis of Assisi
Friar and Preacher

Charles Lindbergh

John Milton
English Poet and Political Writer

Elvis Presley

Father Junipero Serra

Mother Teresa
Nun, Humanitarian

John Wesley
Theologian, Evangelist, Itinerant Preacher