The main goal of this post is to elaborate on my previous post which points out how the pentatonic scale, commonly use in rock and roll, is related to the Pentagram or Pentacle. After meditating on this discovery my mind asked itself a very important question, which in turn has shown me that all popularly used musical scales are derived from some sacred geometrical calculation.
You may first notice that the astrological correspondences are not set up to have a planet in the house that it rules, eg Sun in Leo. This is intentional, because the astrological correspondences are related to color and QBLH. The color to note relationship is based on a wonderful book called Marcotone, written in 1924, by Edward Maryon, which is discussed more in detail in Ezra's Blog. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a serious musician and artist. I apologize that the diagram above may be slightly off in color, as I have only a cheap set of colored pencils to work with. The color to astrology associations can be found in Aleister Crowley's Liber 777. These are the king scale colors, which relate to the element of fire, and the first letter Yod in Tetragametron. Note that the Mother letter attributions are all in Fire Signs.
The first scale I will mystically dissect in this post is the Major Scale, and its Modes. The Major scale is a Heptatonic Scale, meaning it has seven notes in it, and the sacred geometry we will use to achieve this scale is, you guessed it, a Heptagram.
In order to find the notes of the scale you must look for where the points of the geometry touch the circle. By slowly rotating the geometry 360, the points will "point out" the notes of every mode in every key. Each 4 2/7 degrees the geometry is turned a new mode will appear, and every 30 degrees it is turned a new keynote will be used.
Notice first how the Major and Minor Modes are grouped together. If you've read my last post you will know that the 30 degree keynote segment can be divided by the number of modes (30/7 = 4 2/7) to show where the mode change takes place within the key, and that each mode of a scale has a different attribute attached to it. For the Pentatonic mode the five elements of Spirit, Fire, Air, Water, and Earth are used to describe the modes. In the heptatonic scale I have found that the Chakra points best work with the modes, as the natural key of each mode directly corresponds to the color of the seven chakra points.
Ionian (Major Scale)= Root Chakra
Dorian= Sacral Chakra
Phrygian= Solar Plexus Chakra
Lydian= Heart Chakra
MyxoLydian= Throught Chakra
Aeolian (Minor Scale)= Third Eye Chakra
Locrian= Crown Chakra
The next scale I will show is the Wholetone Scale. It is a Hexatonic scale. In the diagram below I use a Unicursal Hexagram to show the sacred geometry involved. There is really no point in trying to dissect this scale into modes, and therefore there are no attributions attached.
The next scale I will show is the Diminished Scale. The Diminished scale is Octatonic, and therefore an Octagram is used. I find this particular scale very interesting, especially when you are looking at the geometry related and massive amount of synchronicity attached. To get more info tied to the Octagram, you should read up on Jake Kotze's blog on Synchromysticism, it is very informative on the use of this geometry.
There are two functional Modes of the Diminished Scale, which I have attributed to the Taoist philosophy of Yin and Yang. The decision of which mode belongs to which is based on the keynote elemental attributes of the Pentatonic Scale.
HW Diminished = Yang
WH Diminished = Yin
The next and final scale I will talk about is one that I had invented for the purpose of attributing modes to the Ascendant, Succedent, and Cadent in astrology. It is an Enneatonic Scale, and an Enneagram is used.
As I said earlier this Scale contains three Modes.
The Interval pattern for these modes are.
Ascendant: H H W H H W H H W
Succedent: H W H H W H H W H
Cadent: W H H W H H W H H