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.

Libra Love Forecast

With the sun beaming through Libra until the 23rd, you’re simply radiant this October. Your lit-from-within glow will attract some charming prospects, but remember — you can afford to be selective. With Mercury retrograde in your sign until the 9th, you won’t be totally sure where people’s intentions lie, but the new moon in Libra on the 12th remedies that. If you reeled in any losers, you’ll have no trouble throwing them back out to sea. Hold out hope: A great catch could still sweep you off your feet this month.

In a relationship? Speak up about your heart’s desires instead of being so accommodating. Sure, you’ll have to find a compromise, but you might as well be honest about what you really want before you start negotiating. With Mars, Venus, and Jupiter in your fantasy-fueled 12th house all month, let your poetic side out to play. Dream up imaginative dates and spice things up behind closed doors. The full moon on the 27th could bring a scintillating surprise from someone who wants to play for keeps.

Your Beauty Forecast: Megawatt Strobing
To get the look, prep your skin with moisturizer, primer, and a lightweight BB cream. This look is all about amped-up highlighter, so first tap a liquid luminizer onto the areas of your face that catch the most light: the tops of your cheekbones, just under the arches of your brows, down the bridge of your nose, and over your Cupid’s bow. Up the glow factor even more with a sweep of powder highlighter, applied with a fan brush over the same areas. Then, keep any shine (that’s not intentional) in check by dusting powder between your eyebrows, on the sides of your nose, and over your chin. With skin that radiates like this, your look doesn’t need much else — a bold, matte lip and neatly defined brows are the perfect complements.

All products by Revlon. PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator in Bare Light, $11.69; PhotoReady Perfecting Primer, $11.69; PhotoReady BB Cream, $9.89; PhotoReady Powder, $11.69; Highlighting Palette in Peach Glow, $9.89; Grow Luscious Mascara, $8.09; ColorBurst Matte Balm in Striking, $8.09; ColorStay Gel Envy in Perfect Pair, $7.19; ColorStay Gel Envy in Jackpot, $7.19; Nail Enamel in Knockout, $4.49.

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 Sass & Bide top and Jennifer Fisher earrings.