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Miles Davis: Music and Silence. A personal tribute.

“Music is the framework around silence”
“I always listen to what I can leave out”
“Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there”
As a former trumpet player myself, I love the trumpet playing of Miles Davis, especially that found on his album A Kind of Blue. There you can hear what his above quotes express in words. Personally I deeply resonate with this musical sensibility and was inspired to incorporate his sense of space, phrasing and timing into my own playing. Less is more ..
I look to Pisces, Neptune and the 12th House, and to the element of water as the astrological signatures of soul, depth, space and silence. Just as it is said a picture is worth a thousand words, so too, a single note or phrase placed appropriately can suggest so much more than a blistering run of notes displaying mere technical brilliance .. 
Miles has his Gemini Sun in the mystical 12th house of ‘self-undoing’, along with Mercury in musical Taurus. Mercury aligns (squares) with Neptune, planet of imagination and transcendent inspiration, and links into a Grand Water Trine comprising Moon closely conjunct Saturn in Scorpio in the 6th house of health, (precision, mastery, depressive dark emotion, ill-health, and hardship), Mars in soulful Pisces, and dark lord of the underworld Pluto conjunct the North Node in Cancer, sign of the mother. (Jazz musicians called heroin the mother and Miles early succumbed to heroin addiction.)
Leonard Cohen, poet of love both sacred and profane, is another musical master of sound and silence who embodies space, precision and transcendence in his evocative, soulful lyrics and music. He is a Sun sign Virgo with Moon in Pisces and Venus conjunct Neptune in the 12th house.
To round out the theme, I’m a Sun sign Pisces with Venus, Moon and the North Node in musical Taurus in the 12th house with Venus and Moon also aligned with Neptune.

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