Most of us comb the horoscopes to glean an insight into our love lives and careers, but according to founder of website Astrology Zone, Susan Miller, your star sign could also reveal something about your beauty routine too.
Miller, who has recently teamed up with beauty subscription service Birchbox, gave us the low-down on what each zodiac sign could expect to see happen for the rest of 2016, including what new trends to try, which colours suit you best, and the makeup mistakes to look out for:
Aries is adventurous and is always ready to try a product after reading good customer reviews. You take the time to check things out, dear Aries – there’s a reason you have the prettiest hair in the room!
With the prospect of an important promotion coming either now, at the end of December, or the very beginning of January 2017, you will need to look current. Check out the technological improvements in shampoos, conditioners, and hair colour.
But beware of using too much product in your hair. Products are great, and we love them, but too much of a good thing will weigh it down and take away its shine.
Your Taurus colour is green, just as your gem is the emerald – so this season you might want to look into new nail polishes in subtle, oh-so-pretty, hues of forest green.
You may be heading to the airport in October, because Mars, the great energiser, will burn brightly through your ninth house of travel throughout the month. Get your suitcase eady, and include adapters to plug in all the beauty appliances you will take with you.
A word of warning: you may be nose blind to the scent of your perfume. Ask coworkers if you've used just the right amount of fragrance.
Mercury is Gemini’s guardian planet and as such Gemini rules the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders and clavicle bones. When you go out in the evening, dust a shimmery highlighter powder over these areas so they catch the light.
You are the most favoured of all signs in love in the second half of 2016. If you are single, you will get a chance to mingle and possibly meet a new love. If you are attached, you both will grow closer, and you may make a big decision.
Make room for more love (and more makeup) in your life by clearing both your mental and physical space. You love beauty and your bathroom can look like a beauty store! It’s hard for you to part with cosmetics you purchased a while ago, but it might be time to do so.
Cancers are known to have beautiful skin. Look into a new skincare line that can restore radiance, boost moisture and that has anti-ageing properties too.
A top tip for Cancer is to try something you've never used before. Often changing products completely can lay the groundwork for a breakthrough to your looks.
Trying something new could work in your personal life too - from now on, you are the most privileged of all signs for finding a new home you will adore, or for improving the one you have now. Or, you can help a family member you love by providing emotional, informational or financial assistance.
Leo should test out new, high technology beauty products like liquid lipsticks and light-as-air foundations. Scarlet, red, purple and gold - the colours associated with royalty in ancient days - look great on Leo.
You will travel more than usual this year, but not to distant points. Your best opportunities in love and business will be in cities based near yours.
Upon returning home from travel (or parties, for that matter), you might be tempted not to take off all your make up, but doing so is a must. Keep face wipes on your bed stand so that if you are exhausted, you can still remove it all.
This will be a month like no other when it comes to your income. Quite simply, this will be the best financial year of the decade. The money you see will be directly related to new projects, or other seeds planted previously - you are in a giant cycle of reward!
Why not use your extra cash to look into the many excellent face masks on the market - it’s best if you select a few different ones you like and rotate them through the week.
As a Virgo you happen to be talented with setting up routines and diligent about following them - but make sure to check your makeup in the light in your bathroom mirror, or apply it by a sunny window.
Once Jupiter, the good fortune planet, enters your sign, you will be showered with luck and special cosmic privilege.
Since you will be crowned the celestial favourite, expect a lot of social events - you might want to try a new evening look, perhaps incorporating pretty braids, or creating a sixties-inspired Brigitte Bardot look.
Venus, the planet of beauty, rules Libra, and you are known to be exquisitely well groomed. But since you are out and about so much you are exposed to more dirt and grime - make sure to wash your face each night and exfoliate a few times a week.
In terms of your looks, as a Scorpio, your gaze is legendary. You are said to be the sexiest sign of the zodiac, and you live up to that reputation without even trying. The smokey eye was practically invented for you, and this year, the cat eye might appeal too.
This autumn would be a good time to go glamorous for the evening. If you’ve not tried false eyelashes, now is the time to do it.
This year, you may be traveling more than usual. Air travel tends to dry skin, so bring a moisturiser on board, and use a sunscreen on every trip outside, even when it is cloudy.
You are the zodiac’s international traveler, the sign that ventures abroad more than any other. Find cosmetics that multi-task so that you can lighten your luggage and quicken your morning pace. You’ll want to make every minute of your trip count.
You are a fire sign, so the spice market colours are made for you: deep coral red, ginger, saffron, paprika, cinnamon, curry, citron, chilli, toasted almond, and sesame. A vivid coral lipstick would be beautiful on you.
Sagittarius is also considered a gregarious sign, so you may relish the new planetary cycle. With Jupiter in your friends and contacts sector now, your success will not be based on what you know, but who.
What an exciting year ahead you have in store! October sets the plan in place - the fruit is hanging on the tree and is waiting for you to pluck it and hold it in the palm of your hands.
Despite your exciting future, Capricorn is an earth sign, and known to value things of the past. When it comes to beauty, it might be fun to try a 1940s style inspired by Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, or Veronica Lake. Most Capricorns sparkle in classic looks.
Many Capricorns adore neutrals, but you can most definitely carry off a red lip. If you go for a neutral pout, experiment by placing emphasis on your eyes.
Aquarians are well known for their beautiful eyes. For eyeshadow, the colours that are most 'you' are electric neon colours like iridescent blues, fuchsia, hot pink, bright turquoise and moon rock-esque charcoal grey.
As the sign of the future, dear Aquarius, chances are you love high technology beauty tools. You may want to investigate new beauty electrical gadgets and apps.
Radiant, vibrant health can also be yours, and a strong feeling of optimism will return. Influential people will go out of their way to help you, and the travel you may do abroad will have life changing elements. What a wonderful time it is to be an Aquarius!
Did you know that Pisces rules the Far East? Look into new, breakthrough Korean beauty products, like sheet masks. From Japan comes the wisdom of double cleansing your face - first using cleansing oil, then following with a foaming or creamy cleanser.
You love makeup, and your vivid imagination helps you design new roles and looks for yourself. Don’t forget to spray on a makeup fixer to keep that gorgeous look you spent an hour achieving.
Dear Pisces, you have so much to look forward to in October and the year ahead! Having more money flowing to you will keep you feeling calm and in control, and give you options of ways to treat yourself that you’ve not had before. Your hard work has earned you respect and you are coming up in the world. Soon everyone will know your name.
The horoscope forecaster has created four special edition Birchboxes for October, based on the astrological elements - earth, air, fire and water.
Each box (pictured above) contains personalised beauty treats and future predictions from Miller, all based on your birthday.