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The Rays

Let us remember that ~ Ray~ is but a name for a particular force or type of energy, with the emphasis upon the quality which that force exhibits and not upon the form aspect which it creates. The seven primordial energies are beyond complete, exact depiction in words, or even in thoughts on the planes of this world.

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The Rays in Esoteric Astrology - An Introduction


The Astrological Significance of the
Seven Rays

For more details of the Rays click on the picture links below

Ray One

Ray Two

Ray Three

Ray Four

Ray Five

Ray Six

Ray Seven


The Rays through the Signs An Introduction

The Rays through the Triad of Fire Signs 

The Rays through the Triad of Earth Signs 

The Rays through the Triad of Air Signs 

The Rays through the Triad of Water Signs


The Ray Tables

   Showing how to calculate the Soul Ray, Personality Ray &  Sub Rays


My sincere thanks to the visionary artist David Camp for the wonderful pictures used on these Ray Interpretations. He not only gave me kind permission to use the ~Portals~ ones but also created several ones specially for this site. Please take time to visit his web site where there are many wonderful galleries of his work by clicking on the pictures.


The Rays and Corresponding Chakras



Ray One - Will / Power   

 Artwork by David Camp

The Three Rays of Aspect

The First Ray : The Ray of  Will/Power

Planets: Vulcan/Pluto

Concept: Will, power, destroyer of form, the urge to rule, the vehicle for creative initiation on all levels.

Soul Level: The use of spiritual will for the benefit of the collective; power utlised for the purpose of enhancing unity and beauty; the expression of will for the purposes and well-being of the group.

The First Ray is the causal focus of life.  It is the Will-to-Be, and as it acts through the Second Ray energy of our solar system. it may also be called the "Will to be Love".  Yet the First Ray is also know as the Lord of Death, the Destroyer of Forms.

Under the First Ray is power; all instigating power including the power to heal, although the direct impulse to be a healer comes under the Second Ray. The First Ray destroys as far as man’s acceptance of limitation will allow it. Acceptance is the positive keyword here. It is the passivity required to release creative potential. Bear in mind the monad announces death (earth plane-transition) to the ego and not the body.

The First Ray is the energy of God the Father. In the face of death it provides the will to defy it. In fact to defy all limitation. Here we have an inwardly directed ray, as are also the Second and Third rays. Through this intensified energy, national, international and intergalactic affairs are willed. However, First Ray energy we are receiving now has been subdued since its original force was released. Under the focus of this will-purpose energy the ~first-ray~ man strives to begin. It is the will to make manifest. It is a dominant ray where initiation comes into play.

Once man finds his identity and fixes his attention on a purpose, he then champions his fellow men, as did theosophist Alice Bailey, with First Ray well developed. This Ray bestows the will to put down the sword, to set desire aside and to accept sacrifice. Incentive under the focus of the First Ray is unbridled. It is holding energy, the calling forth of all that is spiritual and ever striving to begin.

The First Ray instils the life purpose with a fighting quality which the individual knows is bestowed on him from the highest source. For him no task is too great. He has assessed his talents and recognised his leadership abilities. Regardless of setbacks his determination is unyielding. He carries on despite all obstacles. He digests each experience as a lesson. He has the strength to attain, to conquer, because he is pre-conditioned to accept his own creative potential. He is stimulated by adversity.

Aries {Initiative), Leo (Will-purpose) and Capricorn {Mystery of life} are the assigned triad. Benefic Vulcan is the Sacred planet, its virtue being willpower. The first ray is overruled by the world master and the Master Morya. The Kingdom of the First Ray is Shambala, "the Place where the Will of God is known".


Will for Purpose  Self Reliant 
Self-governing  A Leader 
Mindfully creative Functions best at the top alone 
Strength Expectant of the almighty 
Intuitively self assured  Urge for victory 
Might Authoritative
Power without Pride  On fire with purpose
Rarely depressed  Spiritually stimulating to others 
Preplanning Capable of monumental tasks 
Life and action are synonymous  Great manipulator of men
Self changing  Speaking the truth without intimidation 

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