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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 Seven - Ceremonial Order    

 Artwork by David Camp

The Four Rays of Attribute

The Seventh Ray : Ceremonial Order

Planet: Uranus

Concept: The co-ordination and unification of the inner life principle and its expression in form; the reflection of Will through Order; fusion, blending, co-ordination.

Soul Level: the urge to gather, formulate and harmonise various aspects of a given set of life circumstances into an ordered expression for the Will of god; the urge to make ~heaven on earth~.

The Seventh Ray, and the energies of the Aquarian Age which it stimulates, began coming into manifestation in the current world cycle in the year AD 1675, whilst the influences of the Sixth Ray and the Piscean Era were just beginning to wane.  As the New Age energies gain in the strength of their expression, the characteristics of the Seventh Ray will become increasingly apparent to us all.

The Seventh Ray is essentially an agent of fusion, blending and co-ordination.  its main function is to work for the infusion of the energies of spirit with the substance of matter. The ancient Teachings say "When matter and spirit vibrate at the same rate, evolution and involution will cease".  thus the Seventh Ray demonstrates itself most clearly through the transformation of matter.  In this respect, it is the working of the Seventh Ray which aids in the fusion of the soul and the personality, and the resulting reorientation of a individuals life purpose and direction. It is this process of Soul infusion that can be symbolically rendered by the Seventh Ray alchemist as the process of changing lead into gold.  The Hope for the Aquarian Age, the Age of the Seventh Ray, is for such a "golden" collective transformation and re-orientation to take place for humanity.  Certainly the opportunities are there for us to do so.

Fading now is the often impulsive Sixth Ray of Christianity as the Seventh ray gradually begins to influence mankind - an influence we are told can be traced back to the lost continent of Atlantic. Under this heavy physical ray, the battle to join spirit with matter is waged, hence it is a sensual ray, the one attached to sex and procreation. It is largely responsible for the mass-meditation movement and for man becoming more service minded. Through human will combined with divine grace regeneration is achieved. Simply the Seventh Ray provides and facilitates for the coming Age.

Under this Ray a man may tread the path of initiation. Here there is a focalising on opposites, on polarity, and on the fusing of the masculine and feminine into one throughout all of creation. Truly it is a Ray for new order insisting on decency and human rights, assuring all men freedom from mental harassment, to become what they are to be. Focusing through a strong horoscope, the Seventh Ray man can become a mediator between humanity and the hierarchical brotherhoods - black or white. Its sensual aspect is part of the reason it attracts one toward magic, ritual, spiritual and occult movements. This Ray is conductive to earthbound affairs, doing things the hard way, spiritual transformation, exerting the spiritual being, and some scientific research. Under this Ray one realises his place in the Universal scheme, recognising and accepting those relationships with whom his destiny is entwined. Seventh Ray will energy strives for neatness and order, for beautification throughout daily experiences.

On the average level it is a Saturnian type energy. Foundations are laid under its focus; there are instigating seeds and the ease with which to spread them for new age growth. It is where the willed idea meets with divinity and becomes manifest. It is where the will fuses with Soul and personality. We have then, through the pourings of the Seventh Ray, the matrix for new age activity. Divine instruction issues through it. Under the focus of the Seventh Ray a man becomes wise, a master magician in total control. Nothing happens to him or to his charges without his consent.

For some occult insight as to the complexity of the Seventh Ray ponder the ant community as its citizens ritualistically move about capable of extraordinary heavy physical feats. They function within a complex and social organisation, following their inclination as impelled from above. Notice how they express a constant order throughout the colony, each member knowing its place.

Under the Seventh Ray the man functions very well in a group, as opposed to the First Ray man who functions best alone. The two rays are opposites. The first is the alpha or beginning, the seventh is the omega or the end. In the highest state, through attention of minute detail and method, the individual transforms himself into a person with total control of his hidden forces. In doing so he then learns to control nature’s forces. Through diverse faculties he becomes skilled and co-operating with invisible intelligences. He is a lover of order and believes that if you do a thing it should be with the whole of your being; he knows nature looks away from halfway measures. Here we have a group member involved for specific training, an etheric manoeuverer, one loving pomp and ceremony, a magician with interpretive prowess. His reason for being is to become a spiritual magician.

The Seventh Ray impulse affects the physical body. Attuning to the silence within himself, he hears the rhythm of the whole universe. For the Seventh ray, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn are the assigned triad, and Uranus of occult light is the sacred planet. The Comte de St Germain {Raksczy} is Chohan. It provides the will to control the etheric forces and their motion. The Mineral Kingdom is the Kingdom of the Seventh Ray.


Perfectionist Tidy
Divers faculties Ceremonial
Loving rituals Etheric manipulator
A manifestor Controller of invisible forces
Power in action Benefits from universal
Methodical Dramatic
Skilled in his speciality Having etheric affinity
Able to harness forces of Mother Nature Lover of the beauty in order
Working out relationships Believing he is a co-worker with God
Magic through imagination Calling upon universal intelligences
Focalising on opposites Appreciation of the graceful and beautiful
Sees the beautiful in all things Matrix for new age activity
Regenerative, emphasis on sex ~
Spiritual movements are attracting ~

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