Astrology for Singers and Pop Musicians
“The sunrise wakes the lark to sing,
The moonrise wakes the nightingale
Come, darkness, moonrise, everything
That is so silent, sweet and pale;
Come, so ye wake the nightingale” – Christina G. Rossetti
The dawn breaks with the chorus of birds – the chirps, whistles or trills. They greet the day light with their sonorous voice – be it a sparrow, cuckoo, wren, Robin, Blue bird or goldfinch. How nice it is to enchant the earth with a soulful note! Isn’t it magical? Indeed you are rejuvenated to do a task ahead of each day, listening to music.
Definition of Music
Music is an emotional downpour. It does touch the heart and the soul of human. A gamut of expressions could be created with a single note. It whispers a magic in your ear. It transports you to a different world in which you could do singalongs and dancealongs with angels. Every individual in a group gets a different vision in his mindscape for the same song. The happy song turns you vibrant with energy when the sad rendition pushes the listeners into pensive mood. The sorrowful music makes you to recollect the unhappy moments in life, but they are timeless. The role of astrology in the songster’s horoscope is being analysed here.
The origin of Pop Music
Pop music is a genre of popular music. The term ‘pop’ music originated in Britain in mid-1950s as a description for rock and roll. It is eclectic borrowing elements from other styles including urban, dance, rock, Latin and country. There are short-to-medium length songs, written in basic format repeated choruses, melodic tunes and catchy hooks. The catchy hooks are appealing enough to catch the ear of the listeners. The term ‘pop’ generally applies to popular music especially rock music, hip hop, dance music and pop. With the rise of music Television channels like MTV the pop has made a strong visual appeal.
History of Music in Asia
The word music is derived from the Greek ‘mousike’. The Mousai (muses) were the goddesses of music, song and dance. The Indus valley civilization has sculptures that show the existence of musical instrument flute in the past. The Rig Veda mentions the musical notation denoting the meter and the mode of chanting. Indian classical music is monophonic based on raga rhythmically organized through thalas. Hindustani music was influenced by the Afghan Mughals. Carnatic is popular in the Southern states, which is devotional, addressed to Hindu deities.
The planetary combinations of Singers
In a horoscope the second house must be strong and the lord be well-placed as it is the significator of voice. Then the singer will enthrall the audience through her delineations.
The planet Mars helps a man to be a strong and assertive in the projects he holds. Quick to fury and quick back to working with enthusiasm i.e. a wide range of an expression through songs are sought with a well-placed Mars.
Moon reflects the mood of a person and it is mirror-like. With pressure, the thoughts and emotions never get expressed. There is a cascading effect on music only when the moon is strong in horoscope.
Jupiter knows his goal and works towards it logically and rationally. He is stable and wise. The strong Jupiter gives patience for practising an art and performing on stage.
Name and fame are always attached to the planet Sun. If he is strong, there is a halo of light around the head of the person while performing. Such qualities are important for the singers to mesmerize the listeners and the onlookers.
Ketu bestows the quality of an addiction by which a person loses his self-control and acts as if he were in trance. It is imperative for the singers to make the audience forget their self to feel as if levitated in the air while singing. It gradually catches the audience as a magic.