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Nº 28

Winter

2021

STEFFLON

DON

MAKE YOUR MARK


Photo Credit: AREA


Nº 28

Winter

2021

Nº 28

Winter

2021

STEFFLON

DON

MAKE YOUR MARK

STEFF

DO

MAKE YOU


Nº 28

Winter

2021

LON

N

R MARK

STEFFLON

DON

MAKE YOUR MARK


The party season is upon us, and what better way to wave

goodbye to 2021 than to go out in style! We’re all ready to

start a new year afresh, ready to take on what the world

throws at us and ready to make our mark.

At this point, what can’t we face?

Make your mark on the world by stepping up your style,

your creativity and your work. Put a stamp on YOU and

claim it.

Voir is here to support you in your newest adventure in

fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Whether you are getting

ready for your Christmas party or you just want to make

your daily wardrobe sparkle - we have you sorted. Get

‘Street Smart’ and go ‘Mad About The Accessories’, as

you browse through our hand-picked, custom edits and

fierce, shoppable shoots. Your fashion-forward friend is

here to give you a helping hand.

With a nod towards making fashion more accessible for our

readers, we carefully curated timeless yet trendy products

alongside some items that you can buy or rent from preloved

owners. Yes, that’s right, you can get your favourite

outfits and accessories second-hand, in good quality and,

at an affordable price. If you like what you see, shop the look

or save what you love for later! Voir makes it simple with our

easy click, shop and buy approach.

And, with your new outfit making a mark this festive season,

you can’t do anything less than stunt with fiery hair and

make up! We introduce this season’s beauty and hair trend

tutorials; made simple and quick by our very talented makeup

artists and hair stylist professionals. Immerse yourself

in our beauty section and learn how to create that killer

reverse eyeliner and get that signature wet slick hair look

that so many celebrities have sported.

Now you’re looking the part for your festive party or even a

very special date… This issue, we explored Gen Z’s popular

relationship & dating craze – polygamy! Although not a

new concept for many, our exclusive interview with Dr.Eli,

a global academic expert in polygamy, explains how digital

media has had a positive effect on polyamorous dating

and how this effortlessly connects with Gen Z. Dr.Eli tells us

more about this relationship, and how you can find out if you

are open to polyamorous dating with The Bonding Project.

Is it for you? Read on to find out!

Lastly, with diversity in our DNA and female empowerment

in our bones, we are excited to introduce our very special

and talented cover star who is making a mark on the

creative industry in her own right. Stefflon Don, one of the

UK’s leading female rap artists, is pushing boundaries with

countless chart hits and single releases, alongside Ne-Yo

and Mariah Carey. In our exclusive interview, Steff tells us

about her music journey and how she manages to deal with

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the pressure of the creative industry, saying, “I choose to focus

on myself, I choose to focus on what I got going on [around me].”

A piece of advice that is undoubtedly important for our readers

to hear.

This issue, we encourage you to put yourself

first because nothing is more important than

focussing on yourself and your wellbeing.

Whether that means treating yourself to

those boots you’ve been wanting for a while

or, taking yourself out on a self-care date, it’s

all about you. At Voir, more is more – don’t be

anything less than who you are. Make Your

Mark.

@Jyotivoir

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About

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Photographer: Andy Hoang

Art Direction & Styling: Jyoti Matoo

Model: Lulu Reynolds

MUA: Georgia Hope

Hair Stylist: Sophie Sugarman

Nail Artist: Finesse Nails London

Editorial Assistants: Veronica Wong Diffa

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Photo Credit: Versace


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Photographer: Andy Hoang

Art Direction and Styling: Jyoti Matoo

Model: Zoe Severini

MUA: Katy Jane

Hair Stylist: Sophie Sugarman

Editorial Assistants:Millie Pollok, Nadia

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Saint Laurent £150

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D&G £775

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Laura Mercier £36

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STEFFGASM (Noun):

Turning heads in a crowded room like Stefflon Don


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Nail Artist: Katt Katana

Editorial Assistants: Veronica Wong Diffa,

Millie Pollok, Manica Pathak


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Corset POA, Gregory

Kara Black Leather

Gold Embellished

Gloves £1225, Yves

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Shell Earrings With

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Words by VERONICA WONG DIFFA

“You’re gonna turn your head around when I walk in the room”, Steff

laughs as she talks to Voir about her fierce, confident, and playful

fashion sense. “I don’t like to look like everybody else in the room. I like

to stand out” - and with an exceptional reputation like hers, there’s no

denying it.

Stefflon Don, one of the UK’s top leading female rap artists and singers

of our time, is the emblem of an empowering woman, conquering the

creative industry one hit single and #steffgasm-ic outfit at a time. Best

known to write and rap her own music, having recently released ‘Dip’

with Ms Banks, and playing with remixes of her current favourite songs

like her fire adaptation of Rema’s ‘Soundgasm’, Steff takes a moment

from her busy (but clearly a vibe) studio session to tell us about her

journey into the industry and, how her music icons turned into hit

record features.

Seamlessly crossing music genres from Rap, Grime and Dancehall to

R&B, there is always one culture that heavily influences Steff ’s music -

“I grew up in a Jamaican household, so there’s a lot of Jamaican artists

that I grew up listening to”, Steff recalls as she lists her favourite artists

that inspired her from a young age. “Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Sanchez,

Buju Banton, Lady Saw – definitely early on, all the Jamaican acts

inspired me.” And with a huge music-loving family, particularly Steff ’s

mother, music was always playing in the house – “I was like a child

glued to the TV watching music videos, and my mum loved music too,

so there was always something good on like, Destiny’s Child, Missy

Elliott and Lil’ Kim – I love Lil’ Kim so much.”

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I USED TO LISTEN

TO YOU WHEN I

WAS A KID

AND I CAN’T

BELIEVE I’M

HERE

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“Oh my Gosh! [laughs] It’s so crazy… who’s been my favourite?”

Steff pauses to think hard about this, after all, she’s had so many killer

hits with big-name artists in the game like, Mariah Carey, Ne-Yo and

French Montana. “I think the one that makes me feel like ‘Wow, I used

to listen to you when I was a kid and I can’t believe I’m here working

with you’, was definitely Sean Paul… and even Buju Banton. Definitely

those two for me. Because growing up as a kid you just don’t think,

‘Oh, one day I’ll do a song with Sean Paul’ [laughs]. You just don’t really

say that! You can’t forget Lil’ Kim. She flew into my headline show and

performed. It was amazing! Listening to those people as kids and

being on a record with them is kind of surreal. Like I always knew I

would make it, but you never think that at [a young] age.”

It’s hard to imagine Steff as anything other than confident, fierce,

and affirmative but to our surprise, this wasn’t always the case -

“When I was younger, I was actually really shy, especially in music.

And I realised I was only shy because I was aware I wasn’t that good.

[laughs] That’s all it was. So, when I became good, I became less shy.”

Steff explains it was all a learning curve, that working hard on her

dreams and being proud of her accomplishments made her the

confident and courageous woman she is today. “When I was happy

with my own work and my own vocal ability, my own raps and rhymes,

that’s when the shyness disappeared. Cause I knew [then, that] I’m

good and I’m sick. So I grew this kind of attitude where you take it, or

you leave it [laughs].” Now, with sold-out concerts and tours, she can

firmly say she never gets nervous before a show.

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THIS IS EXACTLY

WHAT I WANNA

SOUND LIKE.

THIS IS EXACTLY

WHO I AM.

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Fearlessly showing the world that you can do whatever you put your

mind to, Steff created her own self-mantra;

You Are What You Do In The Morning.

“If you get up and the first thing you do is check your calendar, you read a

book to calm your [mindset] or, the first thing you do is get up, eat healthy

and go gym, that just tells who you are for the rest of the day. If you ain’t

doing that, then you’re not serious about whatever you’re doing. That’s

just how I feel.”

It’s all about setting yourself up for success in all aspects of your life and,

it undoubtedly works. Steff recounts the time she developed most in her

career – “[I developed most] when I was doing a few remixes, like the

Lock Arff Remix with Smoke Boys. When I done that, I was like ‘This is

exactly what I wanna sound like. This is exactly who I am.’ So when I wrote

those bars, shot that video, and put it out, I didn’t care if I had 5 views…

I didn’t even look at views. To me anything was a win as long as people

saw me… however many that was. I’m just happy that whoever’s seeing

me could say I’m hard. That’s it. That’s all I wanted.”

With an increased saturation of social platforms and millions of eyes set

on you, it’s difficult not to get overwhelmed by the so-called importance

of stats and engagement of your craft. But to Steff, numbers don’t come

close to the appreciation of your work. It’s all about trusting your creative

process and believing in yourself no matter how social media defines

you. “I feel like with me, I choose to focus on myself, I choose to focus on

what I got going on [around me]. To me, numbers and stuff were never

a big thing. Only now [am I] becoming more aware of it. [Social media]

is like, ‘These are the numbers, these are the numbers!’ But when I was

coming up, it wasn’t about numbers.

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I CHOOSE TO

FOCUS ON MYSELF,

I CHOOSE TO

FOCUS ON WHAT

I GOT GOING

ON AROUND ME.

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Catsuit Black £750,

Yves Saint Laurent

Crystal Star Extra

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Element [Rent].


It was about making good music and everyone saying ‘You know what,

all their heart is in this, and their craft is amazing. That’s why I want to

work with them’. It’s becoming less about that which is sad.”

Although stats aren’t everything, Steff admits that when ‘Hurtin’ Me’

peaked UK’s number 7… “even though I felt like it should have gone

number 1, but I was up against a lot of even bigger people that week”

Steff laughs… she should have stopped to appreciate it a little longer – “I

thought… I should have enjoyed that time more because I didn’t realise

it was a big thing.”

Steff’s incredible engagement from her roaring fans and supportive

family and friends proves there’s nowhere else she’d rather be, than

making beats in her studio and creating chart hitting singles – “Most of

the time I get inspired by songs I’ve heard and I’ll start writing in my notes

and then voice record the melodies. Sometimes I even play a beat, hop

on the mic, and start freestyling stuff. That’s how I made Hurtin’ Me and

16 Shots… I didn’t write a lot down, I kinda just got on the mic and just

vibed.”

With her head in the beats and her body in the booth, when does Steff

ever get time to rest? She pauses to think just as long… “When am I ever

not working? And what would I possibly wanna do with my time when

I’m not working [laughs].” But the truth is, a well-earned break (with a

small dab of worker’s guilt), is spent with her family, especially her son,

where she always takes time to help with his homework no matter

what. Otherwise, Steff catches up with her friends who understand the

challenging nature of the tough creative industry! As much as herself,

Steff will always make an effort to celebrate and congratulate her fellow

female artists as, “Women empowering women should be natural. We

are the nurturers, we are providers, without women there is nothing

[laughs]. And that’s the truth!” That’s female empowerment at its best.

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WE ARE THE

NURTURERS, WE

ARE PROVIDERS,

WITHOUT WOMEN

THERE IS NOTHING

AND THAT’S

THE TRUTH!

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Illustration Artist: Natalya Nagibina


Image: @Roserotica


Words by CAITLIN SAHIN

An INTERVIEW with DR. ELISABETH

SHEFF: ‘Monogamy Until Tequila’ and Other

Ideas of Polyamory.

Relationship Expert, DR. ELISABETH SHEFF

Answers your Questions On Polyamory, Partners,

And Relationship Priorities

Polyamory - what does it mean and who is it for? Nonmonogamous

relationships have become the new thing, but

there is more to learn about these relationship types than what

we see on social media. Most recently, Will Smith and Jada

Pinkett Smith revealed their non-monogamous marriage

during an episode of ‘Red Table Talk’ sparking the internet’s

opinions on the couple’s lifestyle choices. Voir sat down with

expert Dr. Elisabeth Sheff, known as Dr. Eli, to learn all about

polyamory, how to open a relationship, and most importantly,

setting boundaries and communicating consent.


Words by CAITLIN SAHIN

MEET DR. ELI,

with a Ph.D. in sociology and a background studying polyamorous

families with children since 1996, she offers an informative, nonjudgmental

perspective on non-monogamous relationships. Firstly,

what really is polyamory? Dr. Eli, defines it as “a form of consensual

non-monogamy, with emphasis on emotional intimacy and sometimes

sexual intimacy, occurring among groups of more than two people.” A

polyamorous relationship may sound similar to an open relationship but

these labels depend on how the individuals involved choose to define

themselves: “open relationships resemble an umbrella category whereas

polyamory is a more specific relationship. In an open relationship, there

is no assumption that you have to be honest with your partners as it is

undefined. In polyamory, everyone impacted by the relationship is fully

aware as honesty and communication are prioritized.”

The thought of a polyamorous relationship can sound appealing for

many, as Dr. Eli explains it allows a partner “to get their needs met by

more people. They no longer have to rely on one person to fulfill sexual,

emotional, social and even, intellectual needs.” No longer focusing solely

on one single person can raise questions of commitment, which Dr. Eli

emphasizes is different for specific relationships: “Some people will

have a primary commitment to one person, whereas others are equally

committed to all their partners and enjoy the freedom and fluidity of

these secondary, rather than primary relations.”

A polyamorous relationship may seem like a balancing act, so we asked

Dr. Eli, how can everyone remain happy and satisfied in a

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OTHERS FEEL LIKE THEY ARE

FINALLY TAKING THEIR

FIRST FULL BREATH

OF AIR...


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She explains this dramatically differs for each relationship, “some

people may be miserable and it simply is not for them, whereas others

feel like they are finally taking their first full breath of air; most often it’s

a middle-ground. The beginning of the relationship can be particularly

difficult as at that point you are working out where everyone fits but

once everyone is comfortable, it can be an incredibly smooth and

fulfilling journey.”

Dr. Eli’s work specializes in research of polyamorous families with

children, she explained the practicalities of that relationship dynamic

further: “Most people don’t live with all of their partners, it’s hard to find

housing, even for big monogamous families where everyone has their

own space! The vast majority of children find polyamorous families to

be really supportive, learning life skills like good communication and

emotional resilience. It’s an environment in which adults will apologize

for their actions when they’re wrong and maintain honesty with the

children, this open communication trickles into parenting from

polyamory.” And whilst the children may be surrounded by multiple

adults in their life, “the majority of children only view two biological

parents, the other partners are seen as aunties/uncles, they play a

supportive and fun role rather than a disciplinary role.”

Dr. Eli puts this down to the increase of internet communications

changing everything, including the inclusivity of other sex and gender

minorities.

Image: @CowPetter

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BABYBOOMERS CREATED

THE BOXES, BUT GEN-Z

BABYBOOMERS CREATED

THE BOXES, BUT GEN-Z

DOESN’T DON’T NEED

THOSE BOXES


“Non-conformists could find other people much more easily through

the internet, and among Gen-Z, polyamory fits right in with their larger

generation of fluidity. Babyboomers created the boxes, but Gen-Z

don’t need those boxes.”

Dr. Eli shared her wisdom on relationships in general, advising single

women to “be picky and choosey”. She reasons that “you don’t have

to put up with a form of relationship that doesn’t fit you.” Another must

for any successful relationship is prioritizing consent - “For a truly

consensual relationship, things have to be negotiable, re-negotiating

later is not going back on your word, consent is ongoing and you can

revisit it at any point in a relationship.”

Now that we know what polyamory is,

how can we find out if it is right for us?

Dr. Eli advises experimentation, her close friend has firmly asserted

herself as “heterosexual until tequila” and is perfectly happy with

experimenting in specific circumstances! Often, polyamory or

monogamy can be hardwired for individuals. Dr. Eli has even found

in her studies that when polyamorists reflect on their childhood they

notice they never had a singular best friend, but rather specific friends

for different aspects of their life. Furthermore, if you are already in

a relationship and are considering polyamory with your partner, it’s

important to first be able to “authentically say you will allow your

partner to be with other people and that you can handle the feelings

which come with that - if you don’t believe you can do that, then

don’t attempt it.” It can be a challenging relationship that requires

communication, negotiation, and self-awareness. The bonding

project test online, partly created by Dr. Eli, is a good option to see if

polyamory is for you.

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You can take the short test to judge what your preferred relationship

style is - if you and your partner are curious, the bonding project is a

good opportunity to compare results and see what relationship styles

you are most compatible in. When opening the relationship with your

partner, Dr. Eli prioritizes talking about boundaries first, “consider what

happens if one person is attracted to someone and the other person

is not. Some couples sabotage themselves by making assumptions

that they will only date people together.”

She also explains that there is a divide between wanting sexual variety

and polyamory and it’s important to understand what you and your

partner are seeking in opening the relationship. If you’re currently

single and looking to experiment, dating apps can be a good option

for finding fellow polyamorists.

Whilst polyamory may not be for everyone, there is no harm in learning

about different relationship types and questioning our own identities

without judgment. Our main takeaways from speaking to Dr. Eli are

consent, communication, and honesty - whether or not you are a

strict monogamous, a ‘monogamous until tequila’, or a hardwired

polyamorist, these three areas can be applied to any relationship for

SUCCESS.

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provides an an insight into into what awaits us.

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ARIES

MAR 21-APRIL 19

LUCKY COLOUR: WHITE

LUCKY CRYSTAL: DIAMOND

As autumn is now underway it allows you to slow down the normal fast pace of Aries and get yourself

comfortable for the Christmas season. Being bold and larger than life is the mission of Aries. Impulsive

and self reliant, you can make light of any difficult situation and improve the well being of those in your

care. Jupiter is back and can turn lead into gold, so take advantage of its beneficial properties to expand

your world, transforming anything that is outmoded, updating is good for the soul. Love can ring true for

you now, so hold on to a good relationship that will stand the test of time. If you are single, then mingle as

your soulmate is out there waiting to be in your life. Your smile is your best feature, so keep on smiling.

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TAURUS

APRIL 20-MAY 20

LUCKY COLOUR: GREEN

LUCKY CRYSTAL: EMERALD

Taurus, your ruler Venus the planet of beauty is showering you with blessings, Jupiter is also back after a

year in retrograde, to give you some more, so it is the right time to bring in your self care routine and feel

yourself transforming as complimentary responses come from others to let you know what you are doing

is working and well worth the effort. How you look makes a difference to how you feel, so make sure you

make use of this magical time and you will look and feel amazing. Prospects for your career look good if

you are ambitious, take a few risks to get to where you are going, get in touch with those that can help you

to see what is great within you and bring it out into the open, don’t be shy. Love is trying to show you how

to accept the things you cannot change and embrace what you have, no one is perfect but a good heart is

essential and all you need to find your true love. Current relationships look solid and long lasting.

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GEMINI

MAY 21-JUNE 20

Twins, your luck is in as you propel yourself forward into a

time of progress and prosperity. Jupiter is back and shines

its light into your career sector, helping you soar to the top.

Good fortune follows you in your effort’s as opportunities

abound, what you never thought possible, is possible now.

The world is changing so much around you and you can

change with it, so adapt to what crosses your path and

be positive in your outlook as anything spectacular can

happen now. Love leads you down the road to happiness

and domestic bliss, get comfortable and feel complete with

your partner as plans for the future are taking hold. If you

are single, a chance encounter can turn into something

romantic, so explore your options and follow the feelings

that tell you this is the one, only then can love blossom.

LUCKY COLOUR: YELLOW

LUCKY CRYSTAL: CITRINE

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Hold your head up high and be proud of all the good work you have done. The super positive power you

exude rubs off on others and you will have them eating out of your hands by the time winter is over. As

the end of the year approaches, what you have achieved is just the beginning of a whole new chapter in

your career, the time for expansion is drawing near and you can soar to the top. Living life in the fast lane

requires a fast pace, so get your energy levels up as you will see everything start to speed up and the

results will be phenomenal. Love requests you to follow your heart and if it feels right, do it, if not, don’t.

You have a chance to find an everlasting love, so don’t settle for anything less. If you are already in a

relationship, bring the power of love to the table and take advantage of Jupiter’s blessings, it’s a good time

for real commitment, whether you are getting married, moving in together or expanding your family, life is

looking good.

LUCKY COLOUR: SILVER

LUCKY CRYSTAL: RUBY

CANCER

JUNE 21-JULY 22


LEO

JULY 23-AUG 22

Be brave Leo, use your intuitive faculties to guide your way forward into a golden future, your destiny

is calling you and guiding you through. Jupiter returns and so the prospects for your career are looking

great, what you put in, you will get out and more, all your hard work will be rewarded and your goals will be

reached. Be excited by what’s around the corner and use your creativity to its fullest to make the most of

this time. The light of love is shining in your heart like a golden sun, love of the self allows you to love others

unconditionally and so you should take time for yourself and realise that you are truly beautiful, blessed

and really loved for being you. If you commit to another, communicate your needs as there is no doubt

you will shower your other half with love and take care of all their needs. If you decide to stay independent,

commit to you and spoil yourself for a change, you can only benefit from some TLC.

LUCKY COLOUR: GOLD

LUCKY CRYSTAL: PERIDOT

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VIRGO

AUG 23-SEPT 22

The final part of the year is lucky for you as a new chapter begins and you find yourself in a prosperous

season full of exciting opportunities to expand and grow. Nothing can stop you now as you have completed

a phase of your life that has given you lots of experience that will stand the test of time. Jupiter is back

after a year going retrograde, bringing you plenty of good luck that amuses and uplifts you. Your career

can go from strength to strength so make the most of destiny opening doors for you, all you have to do is

knock. Love speaks to you wherever you are, telling you to follow your own rules so you can find happiness

in love with the one you desire. If you are already in a relationship, then plan ahead and make sure you

include romance.

LUCKY COLOUR: ORANGE

LUCKY CRYSTAL: YELLOW SAPPHIRE

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LIBRA

SEPT 23-OCT 22

Being ambitious can get you anywhere now, everything you do is being noticed and what matters most

is your attitude to success. Know your worth and be confident as you explore the opportunities that

life literally throws at you, it’s no time to be a wallflower. Life demands that you are out in the public eye

showing off your amazing talented self. Being hard working and talented is not always easy but so worth

it. Celebrate the coming time as you can savour all you have accomplished and go on to achieve even

more success. Love wants you to think about what makes you happy, if you can think it, you can do it, so

reach out to that special someone and let them know how you feel. A relationship can go from strength to

strength if you let your guard down and allow yourself to be loved and cared for, give and take is the best

solution, be happy in yourself and all will be well.

LUCKY COLOUR: PINK

LUCKY CRYSTAL: PINK KUNZITE

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SCORPIO

OCT 23-NOV 21

Sexy and seductive depicts the Scorpio vibe this autumnal

season, you have the power to attract and a magnetism

that will bring your soulmate right to you. If you have been

searching for the one, then Jupiter’s good influence will

lead you to them. Traveling together or making plans for

the future is well starred and lucky for your relationship,

domestically you will be improving your circumstances, so

there is room for a little one! Your career goes from strength

to strength as the seeds you planted at the beginning of the

year are now being harvested, helping you to see all your

study and hard work has real results. Financial prospects

are looking good as you say goodbye to the dark days and

say hello to a bright, brilliant future.

LUCKY COLOUR: BLACK

LUCKY CRYSTAL: TOURMALINE

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Travel may very well be on your mind as your quest for adventure beckons you, take advantage of Jupiter’s

marvellous influence and go for it. Those that think they know you will be surprised at your knowledge of

the globe and unending energy to explore it. Organisational skills are you at your best, so preparation

is never wasted, and the small details are just as important, be patient and the results will be amazing.

Saving the world may well be on your mind in these troubled times and if anyone can make a difference, it’s

you, so spread your good influence confidently wherever you go. Love is good, love is kind, your kindness

to another will bring good karma and a fine partner along with it. Friends sometimes become partners

because of compatibility, so don’t discount someone who has always been there and loves you very much.

In an established relationship moving home or updating your old one is beneficial, by the end of the year

you will be able to relax and concentrate on more entertainment and the joy of living.

LUCKY COLOUR: RED

LUCKY CRYSTAL: WHITE TOPAZ

SAGGITARIUS

NOV 22-DEC 21

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CAPRICORN

DEC 22-JAN 19

Stable and secure, the ever-down-to-earth Capricorn feels cosy and warm with feelings of contentment

because of the success gained this year. Developments have been happening in your career that will only

benefit you now and will allow you to have access to so much more. You have an instinctual nature and

can use this to navigate your way through any difficulties. As this season kicks in, wear earthy autumnal

colours to compliment your nature, be practical with your personal self, conscious about your well-being

and how happy it makes you feel. Good things come to those that wait, you have followed all the rules of

patience and now it truly will pay off. Love takes you to a place that lovers meet, romantic gestures with

affection win you over and commitment is on the cards. For those in a relationship, you can dive deep into

your heart and bring all your shared love to the surface and appreciate each other more. Try getting that

special someone something that symbolises your love.

LUCKY COLOUR: BLUE

LUCKY CRYSTAL: BLUE SAPPHIRE

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AQUARIUS

JAN 20-FEB 18

Setting your sights on bigger and better ways of living your life and finding your own brand of personal

happiness is key now, the time has come to show the world what you are made of. Do not underestimate

what you can do and whom you can meet, it’s all there waiting for you, all you have to do is show up! Jupiter

will bless you with extra luck as you seek and find what you are looking for. Career paths can open, so

choose wisely as you are at the crossroads and so your decisions will have a far-reaching effect on your

working life. Be at one with yourself, know you are the best of the best and find it in your heart to trust that.

Love helps you settle down into a relationship that is mutually satisfying and the blessings that come from

that make you happy. If you are still looking for your other half, then connecting with your hobbies can

bring in a great partnership, full of mutual understanding and love.

LUCKY COLOUR: ORANGE

LUCKY CRYSTAL: AMBER

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A new lease of life begins for Pisces, as you approach the winter season you are not ready to settle

for less, so it’s finally time to explore your horizons and see what exciting experiences in love you can

have. Emotions run high and there is never a dull moment as a passionate relationship takes hold, thank

goodness you kept your faith in love as it will surely delight you when you see you can, at last, be with

the one you love. Long distance relationships will flourish or if you are estranged, reconciling is possible.

Jupiter kick starts your career and gives you the boost you need to successfully fulfil lyour

dreams. There

is always hope as you continue on, hand in hand with your destiny, ready to take on whatever life throws at

you, your determined attitude and zest for life will get you everywhere, literally! Wind down the year with a

positive attitude and all the good work you’ve done will follow you into the next.

LUCKY COLOUR: SEA GREEN

LUCKY CRYSTAL: AQUAMARINE

PISCES

FEB 19-MAR 20

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