The Rays in Esoteric & Spiritual Astrology 

Monad Ray, Soul Ray, Personality Ray, Astral Ray, Mental Ray, Physical Ray & the sub-rays

including the Calculation Tables for individual determination

 

Artwork by Jean-Luc Bozzoli


Primarily you are your Monad ray, that unchanging divine spark within you, which secreted part of itself onto the fifth mental plane as your Soul ray. The Soul ray is the deityís expression, which must be creatively released for your spiritual evolution. Your personality ray is, of course, the impulse behind the exterior motivations. Personality is purified through character perfecting and to serve the Soulís needs. Governing your learning and eventual service as an invisible helper on the other side, especially during the sleep state, is your astral ray. There are two more rays, one governs your mental body and the other rules your physical or body nature. In all, you express five ray forces, reaching up eventually to be reabsorbed into the primary Monad ray. We are taught that this occurs at the fourth initiation. (One other focusing ray will be added, the ethereal ray, as man evolves to develop his etheric sight and hearing. This time is fast approaching, a few are just beginning to hear and see) The rays give the spiritual preconditioning which prompts bodies into activity.

The Monad ray is that divine life atom to which all other permanent atoms were attached by the attending angel at your conception. Simply, it is the unity of your invisible divine self, being the droplet of spirit essence secreted by the absolute. This is the Deityís expression within you, which is eternal and unchanging. Your Soul ray evolves from it, serves the Monadís reasons for evolution, which is the way (one of seven) to perfection.

Man, as he seeks his perfection (reunion with the absolute) is a spiritual being, always progressing forward, regardless of his pace. Once this sought-after perfection is achieved, Soul will be reabsorbed into the Monadic ray, after which it is the plane of intuition upon which he conducts his activities. This occurs after the fourth initiation when adeptship is reached, delusion then has no hold upon him, and separatism is viewed as conflicting with the striven for unity.

The Monad ray, then, is the beam of your spiritual self-consciousness, the divine spark within you. Man is a Monad. You are a Monad. You are spirit and matter threaded together with intellect. Harken to that Monad ray, the dweller of the innermost recesses. Hear the higher self and the whispers of your Soul.

As the Monad is the divine unchanging part of you, understand that it is only response to that which is necessary. Response can only occur when one is aware. Soul and the release of it is another matter. A willingness to quicken that release is necessary to advance spiritually.


Your Soul Ray is important because it is the reincarnating you; it is the dominant impulse if you have acquired spiritual discipline. However the personality Ray forcefully shows itself in outer-world matters. Only with determined effort can the personality ray become submissive to the Soul ray. Bear in mind how the Soul is unfolding through change, eternally striving to return to the monad and the bosom of its originating source.

This originating force is unchanging. The Soul reminds us through conscience and the aspirations to which we are inclined. The Soul is a permanent repository of collective experiences, life after life. Unless your Soul and personality Rays are the same, you involuntarily will to blend them that they may focus through your nativity harmoniously.

The Astral Ray and others

At some point your Soul was baptised in intelligence and, at the same time in evolution, took up its work on the astral plane. That type of service is motivated through your astral ray. Very few remember their astral experiences upon awakening from sleep; nevertheless there were experiences. It takes spiritual dedication to attract knowledge or working out relationships on that plane. Here on earth you work within the confines of body, time or space. On earth the Soul ray in the waking state is the energy through which your Soul fins its joy and release. On falling to sleep your Soul functions in another way. You then switch emphasis to another evolutionary vibration that is revealed by knowing your Astral Ray.

Primarily you are your Monad ray, that unchanging divine spark within you, which secreted part of itself onto the fifth mental plane as your Soul ray. The Soul ray is the deityís expression, which must be creatively released for your spiritual evolution. Your personality ray is, of course, the impulse behind the exterior motivations. Personality is purified through character perfecting and to serve the Soulís needs. Governing your learning and eventual service as an invisible helper on the other side, especially during the sleep state, is your astral ray. There are two more rays, one governs your mental body and the other rules your physical or body nature. In all, you express five ray forces, reaching up eventually to be reabsorbed into the primary Monad ray. We are taught that this occurs at the fourth initiation. (One other focusing ray will be added, the ethereal ray, as man evolves to develop his etheric sight and hearing. This time is fast approaching, a few are just beginning to hear and see) The rays give the spiritual preconditioning which prompts bodies into activity.

For an example, an individual having a 7th physical ray would be highly motivated for physical activity, while the 6th rayís physical activity would be motivated by his object of devotion - family, or the like. The 5th physical ray would be prompted into action by practical reasons.

Looking at the mental ray, taking a 7th mental ray individual, one would expect his mental motivation to be stimulated by group activity, projects requiring order, and fields in which his mentality could be applied for perfection.

The mental, astral , ethereal and physical bodies are all related to the lower man. The personality ray dominates the natal horoscope. For the Soul to absorb the personality, and this includes integration of the astral, mental, physical and ethereal aspects, one must overcome the weaknesses and conflict connected with the aforementioned. When this total integration is accomplished, you are then Soul conscious, and no longer respond to the lower dictates of the natal pattern but to a far higher frequency level, service-minded and other oriented. You are above the common tests and now self motivated for the hierachial plan, that of co-operating with the Universal vision for the evolution of mankind.


Below are shown the tables for calculating and identifying the Monad Ray, the Soul Ray, the Personality Ray, the Astral Ray, the Mental Ray, the Physical Ray,  and the subrays through which they operate.

 Note that All times are shown as EST (US Eastern Standard Time)
To convert to EST from GMT then deduct 5 hours from the natal birth time. (example birth time 15:00hrs GMT = 10:00hrs EST)  This may also show the day of birth being different to the natal time zone.  If this is the case then use the changed day as the reference day.

To identify the MONAD RAY

Time of Birth Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Midnight to 3.30am 1 3 2 2 3 1 3
3:30am to      6.55am 1 3 1 3 2 2 3
6.55am to    10:45am 2 3 1 3 1 3 2
10:45am to 1:40pm 3 2 2 3 1 3 1
1:40 pm to 5:05pm 3 1 3 2 2 3 1
5:05pm to 8:40pm 3 1 3 1 3 2 2
8:40pm to Midnight 2 2 3 1 3 1 3

To identify the SOUL RAY
Birth  Time (EST) 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
  Ray Ray Ray Ray Ray Ray Ray
               
3.30am to 6.55 am Mon Sat Thur Tue Sun Fri Wed
6.55am to 10.45am Wed Mon Sat Thu Tue Sun Fri
10.45am to 1.40pm Fri Wed Mon Sat Thu Tue Sun
1.40pm to 5.05pm Sun Fri Wed Mon Sat Thu Tues
5.05pm to 8.40pm Tues Sun Fri Wed Mon Sat Thur
8.40pm to midnight Thur Tues Sun Fri Wed Mon Sat
midnight to 3.30am Sat Thur Tues Sun Fri Wed Mon

 
 

To identify the PERSONALITY  RAY

Time of Birth
Ray
Energy
Sacred Planet
6.55am to 10.45 am
Will/Power
Vulcan
10.45am ro 1.40 pm
2
Love/Wisdom
Jupiter
1.40pm to 5.05pm
3
Active Intelligence
Saturn
5.05pm to 8.0pm
4
Harmony through Conflict
Mercury
8.40pm to midnight
5
Concrete Science/Knowledge
Venus
Midnight to 3.30am
6
Devotion/Idealism
Neptune
3.30am to 6.55am
7
Ceremonial Order
Uranus

The tables are set up for Eastern Standard Time (to convert to GMT deduct 5hrs) 

If your birthtime is borderline, read the other Ray also to determine the one that most closely fits your life`s circumstances, and take that one to be accurate.  The times given are without strict lines of demarcation. 
 

 

To identify the ASTRAL  RAY
Time of Birth EST Ray Energy
6:55am to 10:45am 3 Active Intelligence
10:45am to 1:40pm 4 Harmony Through Conflict
1:40pm to 5:05pm 5 Concrete Science/Knowledge
5:05pm to 8:40pm 6 Devotion/Idealism
8:40pm to Midnight 7 Ceremonial Order
Midnight to 3:30am 1 Will/Power
3:30am to 6:55am 2 Love/Wisdom

To identify the MENTAL  RAY
Time of Birth EST Ray Energy
6:55am to 10:45am 4 Harmony Through Conflict
10:45am to 1:40pm 5 Concrete Science/Knowledge
1:40pm to 5:05pm 6 Devotion/Idealism
5:05pm to 8:40pm 7 Ceremonial Order
8:40pm to Midnight 1 Will/Power
Midnight to 3:30am 2 Love/Wisdom
3:30am to 6:55am 3 Active Intelligence

To identify the PHYSICAL  RAY
Time of Birth EST Ray Energy
6:55am to 10:45am 5 Concrete Science/Knowledge
10:45am to 1:40pm 6 Devotion/Idealism
1:40pm to 5:05pm 7 Ceremonial Order
5:05pm to 8:40pm 1 Will/Power
8:40pm to Midnight 2 Love/Wisdom
Midnight to 3:30am 3 Active Intelligence
3:30am to 6:55am 4 Harmony Through Conflict

As the rays focus through your aspects of being - Divine, Soul, personality, astral, mental and physical - you, the advancing disciple are consciously integrating one aspect of your being after another, perfecting your equipment.

By way of your monad Ray, your spirit must exercise its divine privelege to ~will~.  Attune to the will of the Universe and blend yours with it for the blessed upliftment and the bliss of spiritual unity.  By way of your Soul Ray, your Soul aspires to know.  This explains, therefore, why Soul joyfully manifests on the mental plane.  By way of your personality ray, you are urged to become purified.  To assume this self appointed task requires courage and sacrifice.  Once your character is purged of negativity, your personality is then happily fit for Soul use.

By way of your Astral Ray, you strengthen your supernatural powers.  By programming yourself to remember dreams, you may eventually recall all the knowledge gained during sleep hours. Often interpretations come at a later date.

The rays gives the spiritual pre-conditioning which prompts bodies into activity.  For example, an individual having a seventh physical ray would be highly motivated for physical activity while the sixth rays physical activity would be motivated by his object of devotion - family, or the like.  The fifth physical ray would be prompted into action by practical means.  Looking at the mental ray, and taking the seventh mental ray individual as an example, one would expect his mental motivation to be stimulated by group activity, projects requiring order, and fields in which his mentality could be applied for perfection.

THE SUB- RAYS

Each Ray has ~Sub-rays~

How one chooses to express ones rays is often described by ones sub- ray; it determines the indivdual choice or path within the energy demands of oneís rayís impulses. You may be a 4th ray artist with a 6th sub-ray, then your works would reflect fiery devotion to a cause.

Bear in mind that average men react more often to the undesirable or negative aspects of rays, to the vices rather than the virtues. But that is what life is all about, the overcoming for progress, leaving in harmony behind to seek potential.

Each ray has seven sub-divisions beginning with its own and continuing there from in numerical sequence. Hence whatever your soul and personality rays may be, you are being subjectively impinged with their sub-rays as well. The sub-ray is the path you will take. One can be born under one ray and feel the added intensity of the sub ray as well. If a man were born a third sub ray of a second soul ray he could well be an astrology teacher. Teaching is an impulse of the second ray; astrology and interpretation are associated with the third.


Example: Born 4:10 am on a Jupiter Thursday, the individual is a seventh personality ray in the second subdivision, or first sub ray of the seventh ray, therefore the subjective path would be one of leadership ability {first ray} within the impulse of the seventh of ceremonial order. The potential, then, may be to become either a bishop or a movie producer, according to the nativity. Using the same example, the soul ray is the 3rd of active intelligence; in the second sub-division or the fourth ray of the third; therefore the soulís growth depends on how the individual handles conflicts and preserves harmony while transforming his life through the understanding gained. An artistically adaptable intellect would be the expression.


To Identify  THE SUB RAYS 
 
Time A B C D E F G
               
6.55am to  10.45 6.55 to 7.28 7.28  to  8.01 8.01 to 8.34 8.34 to 9.07 9.7 to 9.40 9.40 to 10.12 10.12 to 10.45
10.45am to 1.40pm 10.45 to 11.10 11.10 to 11.35 11.35 to 12.00 12.00 to 12.25 12.25 to 12.50 12.50 to 1.15 1.15 to 1.40
1.40pm to 5.05pm 1.40 to 2.09 2.09 to 2.38 2.38 to 3.07 3.07 to 3.37 3.37 to 4.06 4.06 to 4.36 4.36 to 5.05
5.05pn to 8.40pm 5.05 to 5.36 5.36 to 6.07 6.07 to 6.38 6.38 to 7.08 7.08 to 7.38 7.38 to 8.09 8.09 to 8.40
8.40pm to  midnight 8.40 to 9.09 9.09 to 9.38 9.38 to 10.07 10.07 to 10.35 10.35 to 11.04 11.04 to 11.32 11.32 to midnight
12.00am to 3.30am 12.00 to 12.30 12.30 to 1.00 1.00 to 1.30 1.30 to 2.00 2.00 to 2.30 2.30 to 3.00 3.00 to 3.30
3.30am to 6.55am 3.30 to 3.59 3.59 to 4.28 4.28 to 4.58 4.58 to 5.28 5.28 to 5.58 5.58 to 6.27 6.27 to 6.55
               
 

Notes to assist in the Sub-Ray Calculation

When one looks at the table shown for Sub-Ray calculation there are 8 columns and seven rows. The first column is headed Time and is the one used with your time of birth. The next columns are titled with the letters A through F respectively.

Once you have worked out your Personality Ray number and your Soul Ray number you are ready to begin here. Starting with your birth time proceed row by row to find your birth time area. For example, if you birth time is 3:18 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) then you will go to row three. It reads 1:40 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. and your birth time of 3:18 is shown under column D.

Starting with the Personality Ray (although you could do either one first). If your Personality Ray is 4, then start with column A and consider that as 4 (your Personality Ray) Therefore you then count the next column to the right as 5, the next as 6 and so forth. Therefore, your Personality Sub-Ray is 7.

You follow the same procedure with the Soul Ray. If your Soul Ray is 7, then you would use column A as the starting point and count that column as 7. Since the numbers wrap around the next column will be 1 and the next 2 so your Soul Sub-Ray is 3.

 

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