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?

Pisces Love Forecast

Should you break it off or shake it off? In 2016 your staying power will be put to the test. With Saturn parked in your house of goals all year, you’re thinking long-term, but a series of Pisces-Virgo eclipses are causing you to run hot and cold. You’re no stranger to sacrifice, but the eclipses on March 8 and September 16 remind you to prioritize your happiness, too. Free-spirited Jupiter is lighting up your partnership house until September 9, making you crave closeness and a longer leash to pursue your passions. Bottom line: You need someone secure who will support your ambitions.

When Jupiter lands in your playing-for-keeps eighth house for a year on September 9, you’ll finally settle into a sexy-but-committed groove. A cross-cultural connection could heat up under jet-setting Jupiter’s influence. And the solar eclipse on September 1 could speed up your path to the altar — or summon a serendipitous meeting with “the one.” Expect to hear from an ex while Mercury is retrograde August 30 to September 22, but don’t rush back into things. The year ends on a spicy, seductive note when lusty Mars takes up residence in Pisces from December 20 on. Meow!

Your Beauty Forecast: Pops Of Purple
To get the look, start with luminescent skin: Apply your foundation and concealer with a damp sponge, dabbing it on for sheer, lightweight coverage. Next, apply a mauve or purple shadow across your lid, from the lashline to just above your browbone, using a flat nylon brush. You can use the same brush to drag the color along your lower lashline, as well. Rim your waterline with soft black pencil, and coat your upper and lower lashes with volumizing mascara. Pair your purple lids with coordinating lips in a pretty pink hue. The subtle sheen of this matte pink shade brings out the shimmery flecks in the shadow. Finally, tie it all together with tri-color ombre tips in shades of purple and pink. (All you need to DIY this look is a cosmetic sponge to dab on each hue.)

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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 Meron Mamo for RED Model Management; Model wearing Banana Republic coat and Lady Grey ring.