A Look At Your Love Life In 2016, According To Your Sign

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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?

Taurus Love Forecast

It’s high season for romance in 2016 — the kind that gives you butterflies and brings inner peace. Supersizer Jupiter zips through your true-love zone until September 9, paving the way for dreamy dates, love notes, and even a proposal. With stable Saturn in your eighth house, you’re playing for keeps in every way. Lust and trust must go hand in hand. Motivator Mars spends six months in your marriage zone — January 4 to March 7 and May 28 to August 3 — which could make you rather aggressive about putting a ring on it. Just don’t scare them off with all that pressure!

Ready to play the baby-making game? Fertile Myrtle you shall be this year, so plan or protect accordingly. The solar eclipse on September 1 brings new love for single bulls. Epic developments may also arise from May 1 to 25, when cosmic coquette, Venus, simmers in your sign. Vacation romances and cross-cultural relationships heat up after September 9. Keep an open mind and heart.

Your Beauty Forecast: Glossed Over
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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 Houghton coat and Wwake earrings.