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~*~ Mercury Retrograde Influences In 2017 ~*~

Mercury or Hermes was the messenger of the Gods, and his duty was to relay messages between mortals and Deities. Ruling the mind and any movement in space, Mercury Retrograde affects negatively travel, contract, relationship and any communication including whatever we use for transport (cars, planes) or to connect (computer, phone, email and more).

Although the planet does not physically go backward, the optical illusion from the Earth appears to reverse the planet's course in a noticeable way three times a year! During those awkward periods, any serious initiative should be postponed until retrograde ends. 

Enterprising any important project in a retrograde would be subject to complication, confusion and delay at best. Only actions meant to fix or amend previous problems would be met with success. 

It is interesting to notice that commercial pilots seem to be aware of the negative impact of our little friend as they observe an increase in flight grounding due to mechanical problems, resulting to flight cancellation or delays.  

Once Mercury goes back direct, the atmosphere seems to relax even though the side effects of the retrograde can still affect many daily tasks until the "shadow" ends. The shadow is the time Mercury takes to return to its initial position before it started to journey backward.

In the course of 2017, we have the following Mercury retrogrades:

  • Mercury retrograde starts on December 19, 2016 at 2:55 am PT (pacific time) 15 degrees Capricorn. Mercury will go back direct on January 8th, 2017 at 1:43 am PT, 29 degrees in Sagittarius. Its shadow will last until January 27th 2017.
Note: Next Solar Eclipse (new moon) will take place on February 26th, 2017 at 6:58 am in Pisces 8 degrees. Lunar Eclipse (full moon) will take place on February 10th, 2017 at 4:33 pm in Leo 22 degrees.
  • Mercury retrogrades on April 9, 2017 at 4:15 pm PT (pacific time) at 5 degrees in Taurus. The planet goes back direct on May 3, 2017 at 9:33 am PT, 24 degrees in Aries. Its shadow lasts until May 20th, 2017.
  • Mercury will again retrograde on August 12, 2017 at 6:01 pm PT (pacific time) at 12 degrees in Virgo to return back to normal on September 5, 2017 at 4:30 am PT, at 28 degrees in Leo. The shadow will last until September 19th, 2017.
  • Mercury will perform its last 2017 retrograde on December 2, 2017 at 11:34 pm PT (pacific time) at 29 degrees in Sagittarius to go back to direct on December 22, 2017 at 5;51 pm PT, at 13 degrees in Sagittarius. The shadow will not end until we are in 2018. 
Note: Next Lunar Eclipse (new moon) will take place on August 7th, 2017 at 11:11 am PT (pacific time) at 15 degrees in Aquarius. The Solar Eclipse will follow on August 21st at 11:30 am PT, at 29 degrees in Leo.

Those data are from Pocket Astrologer 2017 Pacific zone from the great Jim Maynard - a great tool for all professional astrologers.

Article published in January 2017, copyright Sylvie Steinbach.

Your 2017 Year Through The Lenormand Cards

Access the Mystic Journey Bookstore portal to read your 2017 forecast, month to month in the: Lenormand Oracle 2017 Forecast 

Copyright Sylvie Steinbach December 2016.

Sylvie Steinbach has appeared in various radio-shows over the years with some accessible for your entertainment. You can subscribe to Sylvie Steinbach's Facebook or "The Lenormand Oracle" her YouTube channel. 

Sylvie hosted a virtual class on Aeclectic forum in 2007/2008 to share her Lenormand knowledge, ultimately creating the revival of interest on the Lenormand in the United States that we see today. Since 2009, she has hosted many international workshops and webinars on the subject. She contributed to Ciro Marchetti's little companion booklet on his Gilded Reverie Lenormand deck in 2012, available for download in the Itunes store.

2013, Sylvie made an appearance on the French version of "Desperate Housewives of Beverly Hills", produced by TF1 in French language.
2014, a special interview with Sylvie on her karmic astrology was released under Mystic Journey Bookstore production. 
2016, Sylvie showcases her STS Lenormand for Mystic Journey Bookstore to accompany her yearly forecast.

Sylvie Steinbach was mentioned as a notable influence in "Clean Gut: The Breakthrough Plan For Eliminating The Root Cause and Revolutionizing Your Health" released in 2013, by Alejandro Junger, New York Times best seller author. 

2017, Sylvie Steinbach was selected to be part of the KiConscious Team, as a super-intuitive coach and karmic astrologer, showing a proven track record in helping her clients reach new levels of success; KiConscious provides unique retreats for those who wish to live their lives at a higher level of consciousness. 

2017 Lenormand Oracle Forecast
Sylvie Steinbach
For Mystic Journey Bookstore

From the Radio Show "Intuitive Perspectives" hosted by Michael Dunlap - Listed archived shows

Prediction & Prophecy 2013 with Sylvie Steinbach - January 31st, 2013
A Gem To Remember! Psychic Readings with Sylvie Steinbach - January 8, 2010
2010 Prophecies and Workshops with Sylvie Steinbach - December 19, 2009

Lenormand Oracle card readings with Sylvie Steinbach - August 29, 2009

Promotional broadcast in Russian/English recorded on May 24th, 2014 for the release of the Russian version of "The Secrets Of The Lenormand Oracle"


   Other contributions

Over the years, Sylvie Steinbach has written for magazines like "The Magician", the journal of the Tarot Guild of Australia and was featured in Ciro Marchetti's companion e-book to his Lenormand deck. The following wordpress blog below was centered around prophecies year by year (it has not been updated since 2014). 

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