13 September 2009
Take This Tune - September
This week's "Take This Tune" is the song September by Earth, Wind and Fire. The group's name comes from the zodiac signs present in founder Maurice White's astrological chart. For those not familiar with the divisions among the 12 signs into various elements.
Earth Signs--Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn-- Earth represents material resources, environment and possessions. These are level-headed individuals, who, like their element, are stable and supportive. Even when an earthquake, in the form of personal catastrophe, rocks the very foundations of their existence, their resilience and practical approach generally soon reassert themselves, enabling them to rebuild their world steadily, patiently, and productively, in typically earthy fashion.
Air Signs--Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius-- Air represents the intellect and one's ability to reason and communicate. These coolly cerebral people are stimulated by ideas, be they those that they think up themselves or those that spring from the minds of creative, artistic, individuals. They often consider practical, earthy types unimaginative and uninspiring.
Fire Signs--Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius-- Fire represents desires and creative energies. Just as we are drawn to a fire when we are feeling chilly, fiery people are said to be warmhearted, generous, and magnetic, relish being the center of attention (notably Sun-governed Leos), and to be stimulated and energized by contact with others, particularly airy individuals, whose ideas act like oxygen on fire, as well as their fire-sign fellows.
Even though I loved the music of Earth, Wind and Fire, I always resented that Maurice didn't have at least one placement in a Water sign. As a piscean, I love being alone but hate being left out. To correct this oversight, a heavy flow of liquid:
Water Signs--Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces-- Water represents imagination, human feelings and one's ability to love and sustain. Like the water in a glass, water signs conform to the elements around them. Feelings, emotions, and deep personal conversations are what motivates and stimulates the water signs. Sensitive to a fault, the water signs are often more concerned with your feelings and needs then their own. Everything seems to touch them. Psychic and secretive are often characteristics of the water elements. When they can no longer withstand the emotions of the world, they often retreat into their own private worlds.
Songs about the Zodiac have been a little thin on the ground except for the one we all seem to know: When the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planet and love will steer the stars ...