Your October Love Horoscope, Revealed

October is the month for true love. The sun blazes a trail through Libra and Scorpio — the signs associated with partnerships and deep bonds. And from the 8th on, Mars and Venus stroll hand in hand — their magic getting some serious love from supersizer Jupiter. But will these heart-opening vibes point us to a new leading man or lady, or will they send us back in time? With Mercury retrograde until the 9th, the stars are spinning sentimental jams. Old flames could make a comeback, and couples may start feeling nostalgic. On the 27th, the tell-it-like-it-is full moon of Taurus helps us place people in their proper categories in our lives and make some serious plans for the future. Ready or not, this month’s about to stir up some feelings.

Gemini Love Forecast

Are you prone to passion — or just drama? You could swing between both extremes this October, so buckle up for the emotional roller coaster ride. You can expect some epic high points and some “taking everything personally” spells. The goal is to keep your heart and mind open along the way. The roughest patch will be from the 1st of the month until the 9th, while Mercury is retrograde. You may have to fend off an old flame or keep yourself from picking fights with your love.

The new moon on the 12th will be a refreshing romantic reboot — phew! This could bring a new love interest or a renewed attraction to your sweetie. Silence the peanut gallery: Your friends’ opinions have no place in affairs of the heart. Ready to set up a cohabitation station? With Mars, Venus, and Jupiter in your cozy fourth house from the 8th on, you could cosign a lease or enjoy more private nights in with the one you adore.

Your Beauty Forecast: Get Cheeky
To get the look, prep your skin with primer, foundation, concealer, and powder. (For a sheer finish, use a wet sponge to dab the foundation onto your skin.) Next, sweep a shimmery shadow across your lids in a shade that matches your skin tone, and apply a light coat of mascara. Use a large powder brush to swirl a wine-colored blush into the hollows of your cheeks (a.k.a. the area right below your cheekbones). Catch the light on the apples of your cheeks with a pink-toned powder highlighter, applied lightly with a fan brush. Tie it all together with a deep-violet lipstick. A slightly shimmery shade will best complement your accentuated cheeks.

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Photographed by Jens Ingvarsson; Styled by Laura Pritchard; Makeup by Ashleigh B. Ciucci; Hair by Casey Geren; Manicure by Rachel Shim for Artists by Timothy Priano; Set Design by Kate Landucci at Mary Howard Studio; Illustrated by Sydney Hass; Modeled by Nora Vai for Muse Management; Model wearing ASOS top and Alexis Bittar earrings.