A Look At Your Love Life In 2016, According To Your Sign

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Fantasy or reality? In 2016 we’ll search for the elusive balance between both. Stern Saturn locks horns with flighty Neptune three times this year, while eclipses teeter between practical Virgo and ultra-romantic Pisces. What does that mean for you? Love has to be stable and soulfully stimulating. Plus — time to sign that exclusivity clause! Sultry Mars spends six months in Scorpio (January to March and June to August), bringing passion — and possessiveness — to a fever pitch. Planets in mutable signs all year can make us prone to changing our minds way too many times. But while we may feel trapped by commitment in moments, the emotional security of a real relationship allows us to open up to new levels of intimacy in the coming year. New year, new love — are you ready?

Aries Love Forecast

Live-for-the-moment Aries are settling into a more serious groove in 2016. With your ruler Mars spending half the year in your house of intimacy and perma-bonding, you don’t have time to waste on going-nowhere relationships. Chemistry is every bit as essential as stability this year, since Mars activates your erotic nature in 2016. Keep it hot behind closed doors — fur-lined cuffs, anyone? A lunar eclipse on March 23 draws the line in the sand. You could break up with a bad match or make your relationship more permanent. Then, Venus visits Aries from April 6 to May 1, amplifying your sparkle. This is the time to flirt and attract!

Lucky Jupiter embarks on a yearlong tour of your commitment sector from September 9 onward. Some rams could get engaged or married. Already hitched? Jupiter could magnify the issues that need to be discussed honestly in your relationship. You may discover that you need a bit more autonomy in order to bring back the sparks. Conversely, some rams could kick off a profitable startup with bae. In this case, the couple that works together stays together.

Your Beauty Forecast: Shimmering Neutrals
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Photographed by Jens Ingvarsson; Styled by Laura Pritchard; Makeup by Ashleigh B. Ciucci; Hair by Casey Geren; Manicure by Yuki; Set Design by Kate Landucci; Illustrated by Sydney Hass; Modeled by Rasika Navare for Wilhelmina Models; Model wearing Oscar de la Renta coat and By Boe earrings.