Mars is in retrograde

Scomeone told me the other day that Mars is in retrograde motion. I’m as interested in horoscopes as the next gal, but I’d never heard of this particular planetary misalignment before.  

My friend said that it was the fault of Mars that her new laptop had broken. I won’t weigh in on that, but I will say that people often say when Mercury is in retrograde that there are a lot of mechanical failures.

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