somewhat more respectful of the Archer's far-out antics and spontaneous enthusiasms.  And now that Sag has learned that the miracles of Open Sesame and Abracadabra, not to mention the building of the Great Pyramid, could never be accomplished without Virgo preciseness and exactitude regarding musical sounds, let's hope the Archers will stop teasing the Virgins about their tendency to measure everything, their leaning toward perfection and their critical, sometimes hair-splitting attitudes.  After all, Virgos are only living up to their Sun Sign essence of discrimination.  If we didn't have Virgos around to tidy our minds and keep our intentions neat, we'd all be a sorry mess of chaos and confusion.  Music would not be melodious and soothing, but a tangled jumble of sour notes and jarring chords - without Virgo. 

And without the merry, playful, owlish, wise and prophetic Archers, having been as kind and compassionate toward animals as they've been for all these many centuries, none of Nature's birds and gentle beasts would have trusted Paul Winter enough to sing a single harmonic note in duet with his jazz saxophone.  Much of the loving-kindness and protection from human brutality our animal brothers, bird sisters and sea life creatures have received has been from the Virgo, Sagittarian (and Aquarian) vibrations on Earth, giving them the faith to make their touching, tentative gesture of cooperation and love, to the tune of Winter's friendly vibes.  As Winter himself explains it, so very beautifully, "If something is sensitive, thoughtful, we call it human.  How arrogant.  It's really a sound which says, I'm glad to be
feeling.  It's an affirmation."  Yes.  An affirmation of Life and Love… and the singing Oneness of all Nature. 

Both Sag and Virgo were born under Mutable Signs, and so the Virgins and the Archers are usually able to communicate with each other easily, whether they're communicating Virgo's criticism and Jupiter's frankness - or friendly understanding.  Every communication is the first step on the way to a comprehension of one another's different approaches and viewpoints.  These two will undoubtedly talk a lot, back and forth - perhaps also move around a lot, although Virgo is more settled, and likely to remain in one place longer than Sagittarius.  Still, with Vulcan, Virgo's true ruler (see Virgo-Virgo chapter), about to be discovered, Virgins of both sexes are beginning to feel restless stirrings of discontent, a compulsion to wonder and wander… to change old patterns and habits, and explore the world (as well as themselves) to see what surprises they might find.  This is simply great, because the friendly Archers love congenial company, as they happily and curiously trot through Life's unexplored Sherwood Forest, on horseback, or on foot, by plane or train.  If they successfully meet the challenges of heir 4-10 Sun Sign Pattern testing, the association of the Centaur and the Virgin promises exceptional rewards to each of them.  Virgo will teach Sagittarius some manners, courtesy and patience, while Sag will teach Virgo the value of generosity of spirit, open-mindedness, tolerance… and best of all, glorious freedom!  They may appear to onlookers to be a decidedly 'odd couple,' the Virgin and the Centaur, but after a while, Sag will teach Virgo not to worry so much about what people say or think.  Just be true to yourself, and everything will fall into place.  After all, there's
nobody who can please everybody, and the Jupiter-ruled Sagittarian is just the one to teach Virgo what a futile goal trying to 'perfectly' please the whole world can be.  Sag will coax Virgo to loosen up, and Virgo will show Sag how to keep from clumsily falling by going a little slower (verbally and otherwise). 

It's an unexpected touch of magic that the songs on Side One of Paul Winter's
Common Ground album, with their haunting melodies and chants, recalling the dawn reveries of monks at their prayers - should feature Renaissance instruments and rhythmic patterns, some with birds singing their glad morning hosannas in the background, along with other animals.  A touch of magic… because the greatest friend the animals and birds on this planet ever knew was the simple Franciscan, Frances (Francesco) Bernardone, who lived his humble life of peace and goodness toward all creatures, great and small, during Medieval times.  A few of his early years were spent as a strolling troubadour, and often, as a young man, he serenaded Claire, his Lady Poverty, by softly singing

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