Your October Love Horoscope, Revealed

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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.

Leo Love Forecast

This is the month to finally figure out: Are you just friends or a little something extra? You could add a benefits package this October or decide to road test an exclusivity clause with someone you’ve been dating casually. But just because you’re putting a more official label on things doesn’t mean you have to be serious 24/7. A sense of humor will most certainly come in handy — especially while Mercury is retrograde in your communication zone through the 9th. Make a point of spelling out your feelings. Signals could scramble, and it will be easy to misread intentions.

Your fierce flirting powers return with the new moon on the 12th, and Mars, Venus, and Jupiter form a sensual posse all month, flashing the yellow light. Slow down, Leo, and savor romantic moments. Rushing into things can lead to regret. The full moon on the 27th could bring someone powerful and successful your way. If coupled, harness this energy and team up with your boo for a business-related enterprise.

Your Beauty Forecast: Autumn Bronze
To get the look, mix a bit of illuminator with your foundation for a dewy complexion. Then, set your look with powder, particularly in your T-zone, to avoid looking oily. Start your eyes with a bronze cream shadow applied all over each lid, from lashline to browbone. Tap a cream shadow in a slightly deeper shade just in the center of the lid to add depth. With a mostly monochromatic look like this one, a dash of blue liner in just the inner corner is an instant eye-catcher. Next, define your brows with pencil and apply a coat of mascara. Then, embrace your bronzer. (Yes, you can wear it year-round.) Sweep a powder formula generously in the hollows of your cheeks, over your forehead and chin, and down the bridge of your nose. Top it all off with a glossy neutral lip for balance.

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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 Hilda Dias Pimentel for Muse Management; Model wearing H&M top.