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 Sagittarius with Ray 7



Sun Sagittarius (or Ascendant Sagittarius), R7P (or R7S)
Plus Constellationally Transmitted R4, R5 and R6

A mild mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges through the seventh ray transmitted through Jupiter, exoteric ruler of Sagittarius. Jupiter is a sacred planet, and the seventh ray does not rule its soul. Perhaps a monadic rulership is possible, although a personality rulership is possible. If we take the example from the Sun, a single ray {in this case the second ray} can ruler more than one of the periodic vehicles. For instance, the second ray rules both the personality and the soul of the Solar Logos. Perhaps the same is true for Jupiter with regard to the second ray, though, given our present stage of evolution and understanding, such possibilities must remain purely speculative.

The most appropriate category of reinforcement would probably be, Mild to Moderate by Rulership. The seventh ray is definitely an effective and noticeable component of a planet usually associated with Sagittarius. Because Jupiter ordinarily rules Sagittarius, and because the seventh ray component of Jupiter is so noticeable, there is something of the feeling of Strong by Rulership—Class 1, but the fact that the exact placement of the seventh ray through Jupiter is presently uncertain, makes the designation “by Numerical Affinity” more appropriate.

Much depends on whether the seventh ray is the personality ray or the monadic ray—it probably is not both. If it is the monadic ray, initiates will be the only ones to respond. If it is the personality ray, everyone can respond. There is good argument for considering Jupiter the heart center of the Solar Logos. If that were the case, its placement as a chakra within the solar system, could well respond to its monadic ray {in this case it would be the second}, just as Venus, with its probably sixth ray monad, would be most fittingly assigned to the solar plexus chakra of the Solar Logos.)


Selfish, Self-Centered or Self-Serving Human Being

Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

i.  The focussed physicality of the self-centered Sagittarius person combines with the strongly material, physical-plane preoccupation induced within the insufficiently spiritualized personality by the seventh ray.

ii.  Subscribing to physical routines, especially where physical exercise is concerned. The gymnasium and work-out routines. This usually indicates a preoccupation with the physical body—body consciousness. More positively, the field of “sports medicine”.

iii.  Athletics as a form of ‘worship’. Devotion (Sagittarius) to the team (seventh ray).

iv.  Conventional religion; formalized worship without real depth.

v.  The loyal, the faithful, and (so often) the unthinking and sectarian.

vi.  Repetition of religious practices and observances; believing in their efficacy without really knowing why.

vii.  An emphasis upon faith and works, without real mental understanding of the religious system to which one is adhering.

viii.  Organized (seventh ray) Religion (Sagittarius)

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 search for contact with higher energies and influences characteristic of the advancing Sagittarius individual combines with a growing love of meaningful ceremony and ritual induced within the spiritually unfolding personality by the seventh ray.

ii.  Physical culture with the purpose of improving the quality of life.

iii.  Development of an integrated (Sagittarius) and balanced (seventh ray) personality—well anchored on the physical plane (both Sagittarius and the seventh ray).

iv.  On the Path of Discipleship: Deepening ceremonial work.

v.  On the Path of Discipleship: Transcending dead lifeless of worship, and engaging in ceremonial work (seventh ray) which truly inspires and uplifts (Sagittarius).

vi.  On the Path of Discipleship: learning to use the creative imagination and creative visualization (Sagittarius) as part of the building process (seventh ray).

vii.  On the Path of Discipleship: learning what it means to follow the vision and make progress (Sagittarius) as a group or team (seventh ray).

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

i.  The capacity to achieve an orientation of one-pointed discipleship, integrating the personality and creating an unobstructed ‘straight-line’ (alignment) between personality and soul—an orientation and alignment characteristic of the disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Sagittarius, combines with the ability to bring the highest energies correctly and lawfully into the world of form—an ability induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the seventh ray, for under the seventh ray, “The Highest and the Lowest Meet”.

ii.  The correctly oriented (Sagittarius) practitioner of white magic (seventh ray). The ajna center is highly stimulated as may be the “third eye”, and there develops a power to direct (Sagittarius) the magical process (using these eyes) so that the intended precipitation occurs.

iii.  The growing capacity to live the inspired life, with the higher and inspiring energies making their way (through a properly aligned channel) right to the very depths of matter (seventh ray)—anchoring, especially, in the etheric body (seventh ray).

iv.  The capacity to live a correctly oriented (Sagittarius) and upright life (seventh ray)—one of those who is sensitive to the Divine Vision (Sagittarius) and the imminent possibilities for humanity, and is able to wisely and securely integrate this vision of possibilities into the fabric of human living (seventh ray).

v.  The seventh ray might be called the “Ray of Temperance” (rejoicing in “all things done decently and in order” (EP I 210) The sign Sagittarius is assigned to the Temperance Card in the Tarot. Further, no planet is exalted or falls in Sagittarius, indicating its capacity for poise, once fanaticism has been overcome. The initiate is known by his “wise and sanctified normality” (IHS 205) To this temperate, normal yet uplifting state of poise, both Sagittarius and the seventh ray contribute.

vi.  These two energies create the much needed practical visionary, the practical (seventh ray) mystic (Sagittarius with its strong sixth ray).

vii.  Humanity must be taught to see in a new way (Sagittarius). When the seventh ray combines with Sagittarius, practical structures and programs are creates which allow humanity to experience the new vision as a factual demonstration. Vision does not remain simply theoretical. The “Vision” (Sagittarius) is incarnated (seventh ray), and part of the coming new civilization begins to take shape (seventh ray)  before the eyes of those who much participate in “rebuilding the shine of man’s living”. (DN 106) Both Sagittarius and the seventh ray, and Aquarius and the seventh ray, help humanity prevision the future and establish the seeds of structural transformation—now.



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

1.  Adhere One-Pointedly To Your Religious Practices

2.  Aspire To Become A White Magician And Direct Your Steps Upon The Path Thereto

3.  Avoid Sectarian Divisions Based Purely On Belief And Tradition

4.  Base Athletic Prowess On Good Form

5.  Be Ethical And High-Minded

6.  Be The Far-Seeing, Perspicacious Chamberlain

7.  Blend Bhakti And Karma Yoga

8.  Blend Formality And Informality; Blend Control And Spontaneity

9.  Build Carefully Towards The Distant Goal

10.     Carefully Construct The Path To Higher Worlds

11.     Combine The Power To Visualize With The “Will To Express”

12.     Control The Gate; Let Pass Only Those Who Have Fulfilled The Rules

13.     Ceremonialize The Treading Of The Path

14.     Control Your Aspiration; Be Urgent Yet Composed

15.     Direct Your Thoughts Towards The Magical Manifestation Of A New World

16.     Discover The “Ancient Landmarks”

17.     Draw Your Bow In Perfect Form

18.     Dream, Then Realize the Dream In Form

19.     Edify!

20.     Ensure Long-Range Financial Security And Stability

21.     Envision The “Universal Order”

22.     Explore Ancient Traditions And Their Meaning For The Future

23.     Feed The Sacred Fire Of Aspiration

24.     Follow The Rules To Reach The Goal

25.     Foresee The Manner In Which The Highest And The Lowest Can Meet

26.     Foretell The Ways Of Transformation

27.     Fulfill The Role Of Temple Priest Or Priestess

28.     Gain Respect Through Honesty

29.     Go In Search Of Earth Mysteries

30.     Go Where You Must To Precipitate What You Must

31.     Ground The Vision In Form

32.     Guide And Regulate Group And Organizational Process

33.     Hasten Toward The Goal, But Know Where You Are Now. Read The Map!

34.     Imagine Perfected Expression

35.     Incant And Project; Summon And Send Forth

36.     Indicate The Way Ahead For Groups And Organizations

37.     Intuit The Pattern Intended To Manifest

38.     Journey To Learn The Secrets Of Ancient Temples And Their Traditions

39.     Let Ancient Rituals Indicate The Path That You May Tread

40.     Look Ahead; Discern The Ways That Future Security May Be Ensured

41.     Look Forward; Invoke Through Lawful Means That Which Will Be Needed

42.     Loose The Arrows Of Thought Rhythmically And Appropriately

43.     Make Sure The Temple Is Rightly Oriented

44.     Manifest The Vision

45.     Move Lawfully And In Good Order Towards The Destined Objective

46.     Observe The Rules For Treading The Path

47.     Organize The Quest

48.     Orient Yourself Toward The Inner Sanctum Of The Temple

49.     “Penetration, Polarization, Precipitation”: Penetrate, Polarize, Precipitate

50.     Perfect Religious Ritual

51.     Progress Through Scrupulous Attention To Right Practice

52.     Point The Way For Those Who Seek To Discipline Themselves Upon The Path Of Discipleship

53.     Project A Line From Earth To Heaven And From Heaven, Again, To Earth

54.     Prophesy A “New World Order”

55.     Regulate The Centaur

56.     Re-Organize The World So That Humanity’s Goal May Be Achieved

57.     Through The Mind’s Eye, Be Impressed By Images Of The New World Order

58.     Travel To Sacred Sites

59.     See Into The Future; Envision Better Ways To Make Things Work

60.     See The Ideal But “Walk Your Talk”

61.     Set An Example Of Uprightness, Decency And Morality

62.     Speak Truthfully In A Manner Unfailingly Polite

63.     Soar With Your Mind But Keep Your Feel Planted Firmly On The Ground

64.     Stand Steadfastly; Progress By Graded Steps

65.     Structure Lawful Foreign Policies

66.     Study Anthropology And Cultural Traditions

67.     Study International Law

68.     Uplift Energies Through Magical Processes

69.     Vision The Goal Of The Magical Process

70.     Walk With Formality, In A Manner Dignified



Mantra for Sagittarius and the Seventh Ray

Mantram for the Disciple’s Consciousness
I seek the full expression of the perfect Plan-intended form, inspired by my Vision of the Holy, True and Real. 

Mantram for the Initiate’s Consciousness
“The Highest and the Lowest Meet”, flawlessly expressing in the realms of earthly form the full perfection of the Vision of the Holy, True and Real.


Proposed Symbol, Image, or Scene

Proposed Symbol for R7/Sagittarius

Invoking at the center of a ‘Magic Circle’ rightly drawn, the wise ‘Magician of his Life’ beholds a vision of the Goal, and then with opened single Eye, directs all forces to combine, align and progress undeflected, straight toward the visioned Mark


Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Contrasts

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Contrasts Between Sagittarius 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 R4, R5, R6 constellationally


1.       R7

2.       Planetary rulers transmit R2, R3, R6


2.       R7

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: violet (and various shades of purple)

4.       Note: possibly SOL sharp or G sharp


4.       Note: TI or B

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 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

6.       Creative Hierarchy number VI/XI, unliberated


6.       Creative Hierarchy number V, liberating, and Creative Hierarchy number VII/XII, 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 Kingdom of Solar Lives and the Mineral Kingdom

8.       Close identification with the astral plane


8.       Close identification with the physical plane

9.       Closely related to higher thoughts found upon the abstract mental plane


9.       Closely related to the manifestation of such thoughts, where possible

10.   Direction—up. The arrow is shot into the air


10.   Direction—up then down. The Highest and the Lowest must meet—on the ground.

11.   Idealism


11.   Practicality

12.   Faith in the ‘beyond’


12.   Attention to that which is immediately before the eyes

13.   Improvisational


13.   Proceeding by rule and precedent

14.   Needs to control speech


14.   Regulation of speech—polite and appropriate

15.   Informality, looseness


15.   Formality, discipline

16.   Impulsiveness, spontaneity


16.   Steadiness




Discover Potentials to be Derived from Energetic Similarities

Discover Potentials to be Derived from
Energetic Similarities Between Sagittarius 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.

A.      Ceremonialism: Through its Jupiterian rulership (Jupiter is the ceremonialist), Sagittarius has points in common with ray seven—the Ray of Ceremonial Magic. It is reasonable to suspect that ray seven is one of the secondary rays transmitted through Jupiter.

B.     Strong Opinions Indulged: Sagittarius is known for its opinionated attitudes. Of the seventh ray person the Tibetan says, “self-opinion over-indulged” (EP I 210). Thus a point in common appears, rendering this combination potentially intolerant. Of course, this would be more true at earlier than later stages of evolutionary development.

C.     Body-Consciousness: Though Sagittarian idealism is high, and the belief in the value of that which lies ‘beyond’ is strong, nevertheless, the Sagittarian gives much attention to the condition of physical body. Of the three fire signs, Sagittarius is the most “body-conscious”. This approach is common, as well, to those influenced by the seventh ray. While the physical body is no principle, esoterically speaking, it is immediately associated with the etheric body (the vehicle for the seventh principle—prana). The seventh ray is involved in all manner of “physical culture”, which offers opportunity for the will to express itself through the physical vehicle. One can see how these two energies incline towards a similar emphasis where the physical vehicle is concerned.

D.     Athletics and Physical Culture: Of the three fire signs, Sagittarius is associated with the physical body or the personality as body. (EA 293) Much of development of physical culture in today’s society is related to Sagittarius, but not exclusively, for the seventh ray also plays its role. The seventh ray is connected with the seventh principle (the etheric body and its reflection, the dense physical body—often enumerated as the seventh, though, itself, not a principle). The training of this physical body (and athletics and physical culture is such a training) comes under the province of the seventh ray.

E.     Related to the First Initiation:  While a number of signs and planets are involved in the first initiation, Sagittarius is one of them. Discussing Sagittarius the Tibetan says: “Intuition, governing aspiration—Sagittarius. Soul consciousness in early stages. Initiation 1 and 2. I vision. (EA 178). The seventh ray is the ray peculiarly connected with the first initiation, because at that initiation control of the physical elemental must be demonstrated. The rather physical focus of Sagittarius is also useful in this task. Sagittarius rules all the lunar elementals, not excluding the physical. The “wild horse” (the physical vehicle) which Sagittarius can symbolize, must be trained.


A List of Famous Individuals for whom this combination is prominent

Ray 7 Sagittarius

Walt Disney
Cartoonist, ‘Fantasist’, Animator

Francisco Franco
Dictator of Spain

Uri Geller