zodiac notation

Zodiac Notation by Robin Armstrong

In this notation there are six lines and six spaces. (rather than the usual 5 lines and 4 spaces)

It could be called chromatic notation, however even a glance at the corresponding associations opens one up the the cosmic mystical nature of music.

All divisions are equally semitones. There are 12 notes in the scale, and there are six lines and six spaces for the notes to be placed on/in.

There are 12 colours in the spectrum, a colour for each note. The right amounts of colour and sound are said to be able to heal anything!

There is a different colour for each sign of the zodiac, and therefore a zodiac sign for each note.

In that there are 6 lines and 6 spaces, there is also a correspondence with the I Ching hexagrams.

If a note is on a line then it represents a yang or solid line.

If a note is in a space then it represents a yin or broken line.

The first line and space (C and C#) represents the bottom or first line of the hexagram.

For example: the hexagram Peace (C, D, E, G, A, B) or (do re mi so lah ti)

When there is what is called a changing line in the I Ching it adds a minor note to the hexagram.

The example below is for the changing 3rd line of the hexagram Peace.

It becomes our familiar do, re, me fa, so, la, ti

A simple zodiac example: The sun and moon relationship -144 different combinations.

An example of 12 of them is presented for the relationship of the Aries sun to the moon in the 12 Zodiac signs.

For regular song notation there is the 3 octave notation.

In aligning these systems, it was deemed appropriate to use the A=432 standard.

A simple example of playing the planets in a horoscope:

For those with ears to hear!