2017 MERCURY RETROGRADES
Happy New Year! Mark your calendars!
Communication planet Mercury is retrograde for three weeks.
Traditionally in astrology, Mercury retrograde is a time of miscommunication, technology problems, and items lost or misplaced. But Mercury retrogrades during 2017 Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year can be opportune times to focus on detailed tasks, and catch up on financial matters.
December 19 2016 – January 8 2017 in Earth sign Capricorn. Time to review and organize finances, focus on earthly matters, and gather together whatever feels scattered as we complete this Fire Monkey year. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on January 27 that begins a new lunar cycle, and is Chinese New Year of the Phoenix (Rooster).
April 9 – May 3 in Earth sign Taurus. Good to follow up, get grounded, and complete tasks. Be thorough and take your time. Venus is retrograde in Pisces this month, making a harmonious sextile to Taurus who loves art and beauty. So time to enjoy the finer things of life. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on May 25 that begins a new lunar cycle.
August 12 – September 5 in Earth sign Virgo. Excellent for detailed analysis and review. Mercury is comfortable in its rulership sign Virgo. Plus Phoenix correlates to the western sign Virgo, so 2017 Phoenix year energy works well with Virgo’s cerebral approach. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on September 19 that begins a new lunar cycle.
December 2 – 22 in Fire sign Sagittarius. Time to separate truth from fiction. Use caution to not speak so directly that conflict is created and viewpoints are polarized. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on January 16 2018 that begins a new lunar cycle.
Contact me for your tarot card reading, or 2017 forecast with both your Western planetary transits and your Chinese Four Pillars BaZi charts!
Please join me February 11 for my 2017 Year of the Fire Phoenix talk at East West Books in Mountain View CA.
Wishing you a joyous New Year,