Forecast for Nov. 15-28

Erupting emotional dramas are likely from Nov. 15-Jan. 29, when retrograde Mars challenges us to deal with suppressed anger, competitiveness and sexual desire. In the short term, Mars stimulates and/or irritates romantic liaisons when the passionate planet squares loving Venus on the 19th-20th. Ideas get a burst of brilliance, then Mercury dances with eccentric Uranus on the 21st. Next, the sun transits into optimistic Sagittarius on the 22nd. Communications may break down from mixed messages when Neptune squares Mercury on the 24th. Uranus turns direct on the same day, which will accelerate activities that started-and then stalled-in June. And The full moon on the 24th energizes communications and travel over Thanksgiving weekend.

If you know your rising sign from your time of birth, read that too.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Your ruler Mars turning retrograde is likely to stir up old family issues and derail home projects through December. As for love, finesse, not force, makes romance sizzle on the 19th-20th. And the full moon energizes trips and talk.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Retrograde Mars through December challenges your diplomacy and ability to compromise. Passion escalates on the 19th-20th. And the full moon energizes your earning power on the 24th, so seek out moneymaking opportunities.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

The full moon in your sign energizes your brainpower and personal aspirations. Promote your ingenious idea on the 21st. And retrograde Mars evokes competitiveness and strife in the financial arena through December.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Retrograde Mars in your sign (through December) places a rocket under your desires, but also challenges you to express anger in a constructive way. And the full moon boosts your intuition and encourages introspection about the past.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Communications with your partner get tricky around the 24th, so seek clarity. The full moon energizes socializing. And through December, retrograde Mars stirs up hidden desires and brings up irritating issues from the past.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Retrograde Mars energizes socializing, but it can also evoke confrontations with friends and groups. The full moon boosts career projects. And your inventiveness gets noticed around the 21st, so promote yourself!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Romance escalates around the 19th, but a pushy paramour can prove irritating. And people in authority may challenge you to stand up for yourself, especially in the career arena, during retrograde Mars through December.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Naughtiness in the form of wordplay inspires passion during the full moon. Retrograde Mars can irritate legal matters and travel abroad through December. And Uranus turning direct will enlighten and enliven romantic trysts.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Retrograde Mars heats up the sheets, but it can also stir up issues involving intimacy, vulnerability and, on a practical level, joint finances. And the full moon energizes interactions with your significant other.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The full moon energizes your exercise and work routines. And while Mars travels backward through your partnership sector through December, be mindful of overblown emotional exchanges, which can escalate out of control.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your Uranus ruler turning direct will accelerate your personal plans and financial goals. The full moon energizes your love life. And retrograde Mars challenges you to resolve issues involving your health and work routine.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Uranus turning direct in your sign will send a breakthrough your way. The full moon energizes home projects. And retrograde Mars through December heats up (and irritates) romance, and can also challenge your patience with children.