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?

Leo Love Forecast

Simmer down now, Leo. Your 2016 love vibe is slow burning and sensual. With cautious Saturn in your romance house all year, love will evolve organically. Alas, this may take more time than your impatient sign would prefer. But keep on putting in a steady effort (and reigning in the urge to over-give or to react dramatically to every feeling), and your fairy tale will come to life. On March 8, a solar eclipse could bring that mind-body-soul connection you crave. This might even start in secret, but steer clear of people with unfinished business in their love lives.

Your powers of attraction are full-tilt as Venus sizzles through Leo from July 13 to August 8. Lusty Mars pumps up the passion from March 7 to May 28 and from August 3 to September 28 — think proposals, pregnancies, and creative collabs with your sweetie. The summer sizzles, too, as ardent Venus occupies Leo from July 13 to August 6. Cosmic lovebirds Mars and Venus unite in your relationship zones for all of December, helping you close out 2016 with a commitment.

Your Beauty Forecast: Think Pink
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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 Halston Heritage coat and Marco Bicego ring.