VIRGO: Nov. 27-Dec. 3

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The BBC reported on an expert who combs Switzerland’s Risoud Forest to find spruce trees whose wood can be made into the highest quality violins. After years of experience, Lorenzo Pellegrini knows which trees will produce instruments with the most resonant tones. They grow slowly, have few knots, need to have had enough water to grow strong, but not so much water they’re mushy. Your task in the weeks ahead is like the master tree-picker’s work. Time to start selecting and gathering raw materials to craft your lyrical 
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