Here's What Your Love Life Looks Like This Month

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Be still thy beating heart! September is off to an auspicious start as cosmic lovebirds Venus and Mars make an exact connection on the 1st. What we want and need becomes even clearer after the 6th, when Venus snaps out of a five-week retrograde. Keep it PG though, people. Stern Saturn trudges through sexy Scorpio until the 17th, putting our naughtier natures on ice. With two eclipses this September — on the 13th and 27th — there will be lots of surprises in store. Secret crushes may be revealed, and our own hidden desires will come to light. Romance gets epic on the 23rd, when the sun heads into Libra for a month. Bring on the red roses, promise rings, and teary-eyed declarations of love. But, make sure you’re sure before you get down on bended knee or fire off a sexy Snapchat, because Mercury is retrograde from September 17 until October 9, causing signals to scramble.

Sagittarius Love Forecast

Special delivery! Early in September, a lovegram comes from afar — perhaps from that sexy someone you met during your summer vacation or a romantic interest who moved away. If you’re free to explore, why not? A weekend getaway could be memorable, if only a sweet, ephemeral reunion fling. Coupled Archers will enjoy traveling together in September. Try to wait until Venus ends a five-week retrograde on the 6th, if possible. Or, if traveling for Labor Day weekend, plan ahead to avoid lovers’ quarrels.

Serious Saturn hunkers down in Sagittarius from September 17 to December 19, 2017, cooling down your live-for-the-moment M.O. Some Archers may prefer to be single for a little while as you take time to get your own life organized. If you’re in a relationship, it needs to be one that supports your goals. (Distracting drama queens have got to go.) The Aries lunar eclipse on the 27th brings a romantic situation to a fever pitch. Be bold and vocal about your love, and don’t be surprised if someone swoops in to woo you in a major way.

Your Beauty Forecast: Autumn Vamp
To get the look, sweep shimmery tan eyeshadow all over your lids, applying it with the most intensity at your lashline and blending out as you reach your browbone. Top it with a metallic mauve shadow in the crease and along your lower lashline. Coat the top lashes with mascara, and define your brows to frame your eyes. Then, using a large powder brush, swirl a generous amount of plum blush on the apples of your cheeks. For a super-precise statement lip, line the edges with a vampy, chocolate-brown shade. Fill ‘em in with a deep-burgundy lipstick, using a lip brush for rich, opaque color.

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Photographed by Jens Ingvarsson; Styled by Laura Pritchard; Makeup by Ashleigh B. Ciucci; Hair by Casey Geren; Nails by Ana-Maria for Artists by Timothy Priano; Set Design by Kate Landucci at Mary Howard Studio; Illustrated by Sydney Hass; Modeled by Natiele for Muse; Model wearing Asos dress and Jennifer Fisher earrings.