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.
1. December 19 2016 – January 8 2017
Dec 19 – Jan 4 Mercury retrograde 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.
Jan 4 – 8 Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Sagittarius to move quickly and complete tasks. 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).
2. April 9 – May 3
April 9 – 20 Mercury retrograde in Earth sign Taurus. Good to follow up, get grounded, and complete tasks. You can be thorough and take your time. Venus rules Taurus who loves art, beauty, and enjoying the finer things of life.
April 20 – May 3 Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Aries for strong communication and taking immediate action. Fire brings energy to complete projects, but impulsive or snap decisions can be corrected at a later time. We feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on May 26 that begins a new lunar cycle. in Earth sign Taurus.
3. August 12 – September 5
Aug 12 – 31 Mercury retrograde in Earth sign Virgo. Excellent for detailed analysis and review. Mercury is comfortable in rulership sign Virgo. Plus Phoenix correlates to the western sign Virgo, so 2017 Phoenix year energy works well with Virgo’s cerebral approach.
Aug 31 – Sept 5 Mercury retrograde in Fire sign Leo. Communication is direct, and you can cover much ground. But watch out if people become bossy or demanding. If there are ego disputes, wait out the Mercury retrograde cycle. We still feel the Mercury retrograde influence until the new Moon on September 19 that begins a new lunar cycle.
4. December 2 – 22
Mercury retrograde 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,