Perhaps you will find it interesting that the minor pentatonic scale is the primary source for blues and rock guitar solo's, and that the guitarist responsible for the explosion of blues rock was said to have entered into the Faustian pact. The story and musician I am eluding to is that of Robert Johnson. This pact is said to have resulted in a curse in which many great musicians have died, sometimes mysteriously, at the age Robert did, age 27. See more on Club 27. I find it interesting to note, 27 is 3 cubed, and that age 27 is just before ones Saturn return.
It needs to be understood, firstly that the 12 notes in an octave are equivalents to the twelve single letters in QBLH, and the 12 zodiak signs (thus all 12's in history, from the feats of Hercules to Jesus disciples.) By making this connection we can draw a circle and cast a chart, but not a zodiak chart for calculating astrology, but in fact a musick chart. Start by drawing a circle, then divide it into 12 segements, that will be 30 degrees per segment, and last label each segment using the chromatic scale.
Now here is where we can find the true origin behind the Pentatonic scale, by using the Pentagram, or Pentacle, familiar to many in the occult and/or Wicca, also familiar to anyone who has seen the US flag, or any of the numerous products carrying this ancient symbol. It's a simple 5 pointed star (well stars look more like dots to me.) If we draw a pentagram in the same circle from earlier, the points of the pentagram will rest in the notes of the Pentatonic Musickal Scale. Actually it will highlight one of five modes of the pentatonic scale depending on what degree in C you start the root note, or first line of the Pentagram.
If you divide the 30 degrees given to each note, into five equal parts, you will get six degrees for each of the five segments (30/5=6). Each segment when used as the starting point (root note) will highlight each of the tones in the five Pentatonic Modes. Like the points of a pentagram, each mode of the pentatonic scale will be attributed to one of the five elements, Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Spirit.
Thus The modes of the Pentatonic Scale are...
Earth: C D E G A C (Major Pentatonic)
Water: G A C D E G
Air: D E G A C D
Fire: A C D E G A (Minor Pentatonic)
Spitit: E G A C D E
The Intervals of each mode are...
(H=Half Step W=Whole Step WH=Whole and Half Step)
Earth: W, W, WH, W, WH (Major Pentatonic)
Water: W, WH, W, W, WH
Air: W, WH, W, WH, W
Fire: WH, W, W, WH, W (Minor Pentatonic)
Spirit: WH, W, WH, W, W
And at last the Starting degrees for the Pentagrams/Modes are...
This gives us five modes in each element to 12 keys in each zodiak. I'll go into the zodiak attributes to the notes in a later post, and how you can calculate them, and check it out for yourself. Right now I'll just tell you a couple instead of explaining, so you'll just have to trust me... Ok, that phrase usually denotes a liar, but like I said I'll be sure to explain the relationship of Zodiak to note in another post.
This is an example of the Mystical Attributes of Music...
The Note A is Capricorn, and the Minor pentatonic scale is the element of water, and therefore the guitar solo in "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin, being mostly in A Minor Pentatonic, is also Capricorn in the Element of Fire.