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

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?

Gemini Love Forecast

Who wants to play house? In 2016, you could be handing someone a set of spare keys or co-signing a lease or mortgage as a couple. With lucky Jupiter in your domestic zone until September 9, it’s time to get cozy. Structured Saturn is parked in your relationship house all year, making you crave long-term love. Who knew you’d turn into the marrying kind? Forget waiting for your prince or princess to come. Hot-blooded Mars makes you keen to pursue love from March 7 to May 28 and August 2 to September 29. The Libra lunar eclipse on March 23 could bring epic developments, too — pregnancies, proposals, or a kiss that’s been in the making for years.

After September 9, supersizer Jupiter lights up your true-love zone for a year. If you haven’t met “the one” by then, Jupiter spurs you into action. This open-minded planet could summon someone who is totally different than your usual type. The relationship could even start off as long-distance or involve traveling together as a pair.

Your Beauty Forecast: Mod Squad
To get the look, start with matte skin, and apply a dusting of loose powder over your usual base makeup. Then, create a neutral base for your eyes. Apply a bone-white shadow all over each lid, from lashline to browbone. Add depth and dimension to the crease with taupe shadow, then add a deeper brown shadow at the outer corner. For the most precise cat-eye, use a stiff angled brush to glide a black gel liner along your upper lashline. Continue it past the outer corner, using the tail of your brow as a guideline for where to stop. You can repeat this step to thicken the line if you like, but we kept it ultra-thin here for a more modern take on mod. Define your lower lashline with a brown-black pencil liner, and finish with multiple coats of lengthening mascara. To keep the look even more retro, we eschewed brighter lipsticks and blush in favor of nude shades for both.

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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 Margarita Babina for Q Model Management; Model wearing BCBG Max Azria coat and Still House earrings.