What does your future hold in career, romance, and style? These fashionable predictions reveal what’s new and next
(October 23–November 21)
“Working in the fashion industry, I struggle with materialism. And I'm one of the least materialistic people that exist, because material possessions don't mean much to me. They're beautiful, I enjoy them, they can enhance your life to a certain degree, but they're ultimately not important.” Scorpio, you’ll never guess what fashion mastermind is behind this quote. Think sleek, polished, panther-esque. While the inimitable Tom Ford may seem to be the epitome of more-is-more luxury, even he understands that all that glitters is not gold. So it’s time to clear some room in your karmic closet for 2016. Why? Because there’s a lot more of the good stuff coming your way, particularly in the realm of love and relationships. But to get, you have to give. So take Mr. Ford as your spirit animal (as if you haven’t already) and learn to value what truly matters in life: compassion, altruism, and pure intentions. And maybe a killer new look or two.
(November 22–December 21)
John Lennon was at the height of his fame with The Beatles when he left to pursue other dreams. Though, as he put it: "I didn't leave the Beatles. The Beatles have left the Beatles, but no one wants to be the one to say the party's over." Similarly, your Sagittarius nature gives you the soothsaying power to know exactly when to trot off to greener pastures. This season, it’s time put your money where your mouth is. Use your intuition to guide you toward your dreams—in both romance and career—and away from any negative Nancys who might stand in your way. A newfound dependence on your own inner truth might make you more likely to look before you leap, but once a risk-taker, always a risk-taker. Like Lennon, you’ll only push yourself toward bigger, wilder, dreamier goals. When in doubt, put “Imagine” on your playlist, and remember: you might be a dreamer, but you aren’t the only one.
(December 22–January 19)
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” French-born Cuban writer Anaïs Nin understood one key element of friendship: its infinite potential to allow us to be reborn. Capricorn, you’ve learned some hard emotional lessons on the relationship front this year, and your subsequent deep dive into work has not gone unnoticed. Now, it’s time to let your hair down, and allow your off-duty life to find its own pleasantly circuitous path. Travel (preferably to Europe—perhaps a dashingly irresponsible weekend stay at Rosewood London?) brings extraordinary potential for love and adventure. And that’s precisely the point. It’s time to let go of nostalgic past relationships and create Anaïs-approved new worlds—with gorgeous new friends.
(January 20–February 18)
“It started out as a parody of a nightclub song, a kind of throwaway." When David Bowie first recorded his 1971 hit “Changes,” it was on something of a lark. Little did he know that his timeless message of learning to accept the physical and spiritual transformations brought by time would make the song iconic. Aquarians are the true “changers” of the world—wonderfully free spirits who often underestimate their own value. This season, some romantic relics from the past will be beating down your door, lipsyncing Bowie’s hit, and assuring you that they’ve modified their wicked ways. Don’t be fooled by their birdsong. These same tricksters tried to get you to tone down your own wild style in the past, and this new approach is just the same old routine. Play the long game, and invest in your own Bowie-like ability to remain cosmically aligned no matter what changes come your way.
(February 19–March 20)
In 2004, Halle Berry played Catwoman. Shy by day and villainous by night, her character embodied a split personality—both criminal and hero. Similarly, Pisces, you often tend to merge so deeply with others that you create a dual character. This can be—how do we say this politely?—both insanely hot and deeply problematic (kind of like Catwoman herself). There is a better way. Start by consciously devoting yourself to understanding your own individual goals and dreams. To wit, when Berry was asked about her views on marriage, she said: “I am such a hopeless romantic and I really want love and I want a committed relationship, so I am going to reinvent marriage for myself.” Own what you truly desire, and set about reinventing your own relationships—in romance or business—by imagining them as long-lasting, achievable realities.
(March 21–April 19)
“At home, I watch fights and documentaries—that's it. If it's not about the birth and death of stars…or someone getting punched in the face, I'm probably not watching it.” Top female MMA fighter Ronda Rousey is a woman who knows what she likes—bloody battles and celestial miracles—and smart Arians would do well to follow her hard-hitting approach and single-minded vision. We know the last 19 years have thrown you into the ring with love time and again, and you bear some scars to prove it. The upside? They only add to your fiery beauty. Show them off—plus all that upper body strength you cultivated fighting your inner demons—by investing in a strong new sartorial outlook. Our suggestion? Take a little fashion vacation to Dallas (aka shopping paradise) and indulge in a self-spoiling sojourn at Rosewood Crescent. We guarantee you’ll be scoring plenty of dates this fall—prime opportunity to rock your new looks (and that hard-won interior strength).
(April 20–May 20)
“It doesn't matter if you're born in a duck yard, so long as you are hatched from a swan's egg!” Hans Christian Andersen was a writer who understood that the world would test us again and again, and it was our duty to remember that life is a blessing, not a prison term. Taurians may relate to Andersen’s well-known story of The Ugly Duckling, a bird so ruthlessly mocked and ridiculed as to develop a serious inferiority complex. You must remember that those hard times are in the past, and everyone sees you for the beautiful swan you are. Let your guard down—particularly in love—and rise above the flock to cultivate your own brand of beauty and light. This is a time to lay your own plans, schemes, and visions, and to watch them hatch into creatures that mirror your own beauty.
(May 21–June 20)
Always one for a gamble and a gambol, Angelina Jolie seems to be the type whose wonderfully rich life was a forgone conclusion. Not so, the actress has claimed: “I never thought I'd have children; I never thought I'd be in love, I never thought I'd meet the right person. Having come from a broken home—you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you just don't look for them.” Similarly, Gemini, you are moving out of a place of uncertainty and into the realm of creative mastery. Like the peripatetic Jolie, your tolerance for stagnation has reached its limit, causing you to reach toward your wildest dreams—be they in love, career, or creating new life. Some curveballs will be thrown your way, but they’re just cues that you need to dive deeper and commit with conviction to all that you desire. And barring (perhaps) a union with Brad Pitt, you’re in the perfect spot to see all your most pie-in-the-sky desires come right to your front door.
(June 21–July 22)
“Oh! that gentleness! how far more potent is it than force!” Charlotte Brontë’s most compelling literary persona, Jane Eyre, is gifted with a faultless bullshit detector and a deep understanding that to remain soft and kind in the face of struggle is a strength. Cancer, in order to succeed this season, you will need to turn the benevolence you project to the world inward, to meet your own needs. Imagine that! Too often you emulate the driven tendencies of Ms. Eyre, and its time to find a sense of ease in your life—lest you end up with a modern-day version of the pox. Balance is crucial, and it applies to all realms: partnership, children, home and work. Another deal-breaker? Not asking for what you want. Remember that Mr. Rochester prized Jane Eyre most of all for her directness: it was a turn-on, not a red flag. Commit to expressing yourself honestly, and watch your life turn into an epic adventure fit for a Brontë bestseller.
(July 23–August 22)
Loving yourself has always been easy, hasn’t it, Leo? This year, you’re learning a bit about love as it applies to others, and we’re impressed. Ready to learn a new trick? Even the most mercenary of pursuits often start out as labors of love. When Walt Disney created his epic theme park, he claimed: “Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.” But make money he certainly did, and even the most Maoist of Mousketeers can admit that the union of passion and commerce makes for quite an unforgettable joy ride. Our advice? Take your newfound knowledge of the L word (love) to heart, deepen your relationships in work and beyond, and learn more about how upstarts like Disney funded their dream worlds. With a little diligence, you’ll be swimming in bills à la Scrooge McDuck.
(August 23–September 22)
Swinging London was blessed with an unforgettably chic power couple: photographer David Bailey and model Jean Shrimpton. The two met in 1960, with Bailey taking instant notice of the willowy English rose. “The Shrimp,” said Bailey, "…was magic. In a way she was the cheapest model in the world—you only needed to shoot half a roll of film and you had it." Of Bailey, Shrimpton waxed equally poetic: "He was lovely. Everybody loved him—birds, men, old girls, homosexuals. Everyone." Virgo, we’ve glimpsed your future, and we’re seeing a permanent residency in power coupledom. You’ve officially reached celeb status in your own coterie of stylish somebodies, and it’s time to find your own well-dressed celestial soul mate. You might find a few old flames throwing new sparks your way, or you might meet a cute, brand-new beau or belle. Just try to keep your eyes on the prize in all realms, like Bailey and Shrimpton. While they made a pretty pair in nightclubs, they also worked hard to create the decade’s most iconic fashion imagery. Our advice? Keep your business diary as filled to the brim as your dance card.
(September 23–October 22)
When Diane Lane stepped onto the screen in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 film The Outsiders, she was the auburn-haired embodiment of youthful beauty and style. And then? The pretty young actress seemed to disappear from the spotlight. Libra, you’ve just had your own star turn with an epically eventful summer, and now might be the time for a little sabbatical, à la Lane. Why? Because 2016 is the year your star is truly meant to rise, shine, and explode. In 1999, Lane marched back on the silver screen in Unfaithful, playing a steamy seductress—and winning an Academy Award nomination. Follow suit, and take time to cultivate your own celestial persona (think more honest, open and sensual—less pathologically people-pleasing) before taking center stage. If you need more encouragement, why not book a solo Caribbean beach retreat at Rosewood Little Dix Bay? An emerging luminary needs sea, sun, and salt air to grow strong.