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Why spend hours, if not days, pondering your next haircut when you can let the universe decide for you? (We're not being sarcastic, we really mean it.) If you're an astrology-lover, chances are you already let your zodiac sign and monthly/weekly/daily horoscope guide plenty of choices you make, so what's one more? Your zodiac sign can be a very telling thing - it reveals your strengths, your weaknesses, what your key personality traits are, and more. With this in mind, it's easy to understand how a particular sign can match up with a particular haircut trend for fall. Buzz cuts are bold and rebellious like an Aquarius, while textured layers with bangs scream carefree and fun-loving, which perfectly sums up Leos. If you're contemplating what haircut trend to try this season, let the stars guide you by picking a hairstyle based on your zodiac sign.
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Mercury is entering Scorpio, which is stirring up a dark and stormy aura that’s kinda perfect for spooky season. “Mercury in Scorpio is a brooding and inquisitive energy,” astrologer Lisa Stardust tells Refinery29. “It’s an intoxicating and sensual vibe, but we will totally be down to embrace the rapture and fall into rabbit hole of intrigue and mystery.”The planet of communication’s whole journey through Scorpio is going to be pretty wild, notes Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer for Astrology.com: On October 13, Mercury will go retrograde (it’s last transit backwards in 2020). It’ll slip into Libra on October 27, only to re-enter Scorpio (this time moving direct) from November 10 to December 1. As soon as Mercury enters the water sign, we’ll notice things taking a turn for the low-key eerie. “Mercury is nicknamed ‘the trickster of the zodiac,’ and in Scorpio it could seem like communication is coded and overly secretive,” says Leslie Hale, Keen.com psychic astrologer. “During this time you or others could be concerned with exposing the truth in some way, as Scorpio likes nothing better than to unearth new information.” We’ll feel an urge to uncover what is hidden, secretive, or dark. Sure, we may be tempted to cue up My Favorite Murder. But we’ll really become detective in all of our passion areas. “During this time, we will be focusing on issues that are very important to us until we find the answers we are looking for,” Montúfar explains. “It’s an amazing transit for research, psychological, and shadow work, but we must watch out that these efforts don’t become an obsession, which can easily happen due to Scorpio’s deep, profound waters.” Yeah, this is the time we’re at risk of falling down a rabbit hole of internet conspiracies, political scandals, and your ex’s Instagram page. It’s important to know when to pull it back before you end up becoming too fixated. (If there was ever a time you’d feel tempted to surreptitiously snooping on a partner’s phone, it’d be now. Resist!) “Collectively, this transit should bring a lot of secrets and information to light,” Montúfar says. Oh… And she says that since the election falls while Mercury is in retrograde (eek!) this secretive energy might be extra-strong around then: “All sorts of lies, manipulations, and power struggles will most likely be aired out for people to know and find out.” This is where you can let Mercury in Scorpio’s inquisitive nature take over — but try to ground yourself in the truth.On a personal level, Montúfar says that this transit will most likely have us examine our relationships in order to figure out if there’s a balance in the give-and-take. “Scorpio’s emotional nature is one to worry about the spoken and unspoken contracts, deals, and agreements that we have in our one-on-one relationships,” she explains. You’ll start to take a hard look at your friendships and partnerships. If anything is standing in the way of your truth, now’s the time you’ll be set free, if the three oppositions that Mercury will form with retrograde Uranus (aka “The Awakener”) are any indication. It’s a good time to have tough (but calm) conversations with loved ones and coworkers.There’s a major light at the end of the tunnel, with this Mercury transit: Once Mercury leaves Scorpio, we can expect having the sense that whatever just took place was meant to happen, Montúfar says: “At the end of this transit, which is when Mercury forms harmonious sextiles with the Capricorn planets, all the changes that took place during this time will begin to feel more natural and make more sense.” One foot in front of the other.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?It’s Mars Retrograde; Welcome To HellLibra Season Is Here To Bring Secrets To LightCan An Astrology Dating App Lead You To Love?
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Maybe it's just us, but 2020 has felt like one never-ending month. And yet, fall is here — and with it, a return to equilibrium in the form of Libra season. A semblance of balance is precisely what we need during these trying times, so we're ready to celebrate our favorite steady sign with a Zodiac gift guide expertly crafted in their honor. "Libras enjoy the finer things in life and have a joie de vivre take on existence," astrology expert Lisa Stardust tells Refinery29. While Libras are best known as masters of balance and symmetry (they are, after all, represented by brass scales), they're also known for their romantic side and appreciation of all things beautiful, too. "Always one to commit to affairs of the heart with eagerness, they are lovers of love," Stardust describes. "Also, the person who adds glamour, sparkle, and laughter to life." Celebrate the most compassionate air sign in your life with the 15 graceful suggestions ahead. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn a commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Find The Best Glossier Product By Your Zodiac SignLibra Season Is Here, So Get Your Flirt On4 Overblown Myths About Libras
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