It’s on the cards

Hair - - Beauty - By Mon­isha Singh Du­daney



The tarot card for the happy and com­fort­able Gem­i­nis is the Six of Wands de­pict­ing a time of in­creased cre­ativ­ity. Hair tied back in a pony­tail or left long works best for your face this sea­son. A new stylist will add more lay­ers to frame your face. Some of you may also in­vest in kun­dan, emer­ald and pearl jew­ellery, and team it up with chif­fon/ bro­cade sa­rees. You also al­low your wardrobe to show­case your trendy side by play­ing with the clas­sic pas­tels and sub­tle skin shades. Flo­ral per­fumes and body mists will keep you cool. Your ex­er­cise regime may need a recheck as you may find your weight stag­nant. Tip of the month: Keep­ing your­self calm with breath­ing ex­er­cises will help you re­lax.


The tarot card for the metic­u­lous Ari­ans is the Nine of Cups de­pict­ing a time of re­newed en­thu­si­asm. You make the big move to de­mand and ask for what you need to make your dreams come true. Vol­ume-dried hair gives your face a sur­real feel. The fes­tive sea­son will have you bring­ing out your jew­ellery, es­pe­cially big chunky bracelets and long neck­laces. Your wardrobe may need a trendy up­date. In­vest is cheer­ful flo­rals to keep your­self in the lime­light. In­vest­ing in funky box clutches and trendy patent shoes is a good idea. Some of you may de­cide to get a new hair­style or even start a skin­care regime. Tip of the month: San­dal­wood es­sen­tial oil helps you re­lax and de-stress your nerves. The tarot card for the spir­ited Leos is the World de­pict­ing a more lively rou­tine. En­er­gised and en­thused, you are ready to take on the world. Work­ing hard is your way to com­bat all the op­por­tu­ni­ties as­signed to you, and you seem to be en­joy­ing ev­ery bit of it. Us­ing flow­ers, glit­ter, ac­ces­sories and more, you try up­dos, side part­ings and in­ter­est­ing vari­a­tions! Your bath will be­come your haven as many of you splash out on salt scrubs, sea weed ex­fo­lia­tors and flo­ral body washes. Em­broi­dery and bling will be your choice for the evenings. Drink­ing lots of wa­ter and a 30 minute walk will keep you fit. Tip of the month: Mix­ing two or three per­fumes will help you get your unique scent!


The tarot card for the easy go­ing Tau­re­ans in the Star de­pict­ing a time of in­tense fo­cus. You are de­ter­mined to win and al­most ev­ery­thing around you is now sup­port­ing your plans. Septem­ber be­gins on a pos­i­tive note as you de­cide to go all out and splurge on your­self. Blue and checks are your cur­rent favourites. You de­cide to wear sil­hou­ettes that show off your best fea­tures. Pas­tel shades in orange work well on your tips and toes. You will keep your hair sim­ple, but healthy and shin­ing. Aer­o­bic ex­er­cises will work won­ders for your skin and di­ges­tive ail­ments. Tip of the month: Wash­ing your face with cold wa­ter ev­ery morn­ing helps in clean­ing out pores.


The tarot card for the fas­ci­nat­ing Cance­ri­ans is the Seven of Pen­ta­cles. Much of your time is spent in­ter­nal­is­ing your plans and imag­in­ing your suc­cess. You will need a hair­care reg­i­men to elim­i­nate the frizz, and in­dulging in es­sen­tial oils in­fused with al­mond, se­same and olive is worth a try. Us­ing in­ter­est­ing hair ac­ces­sories to keep your look clean, yet funky will draw at­ten­tion. Some of you may de­cide to en­er­gise your­self with a spa break. Oth­ers may even plan a few days off at a spir­i­tual re­treat or a trek to con­nect with your in­ner self. Tip of the month: Use bright pops of colour in ac­ces­sories to give a new touch to an old out­fit.


The tarot card for the vi­va­cious Vir­gos is the Knight of Wands de­pict­ing a time of many break­throughs. Workwise and in your per­sonal life, you fo­cus on re­solv­ing tan­gled equa­tions and sit­u­a­tions. Hair gets a happy jump­start with ar­gan and laven­der oils. Choos­ing lace, sheer and team­ing it up with an anarkali sil­hou­ette for the pooja and garba nights will give your look a desi twist. Maang tikkas, gag­gle of ban­gles and bindis add more power to your beauty. En­sure you sleep well to give you the glow­ing skin you de­sire. Eat fruits reg­u­larly and add a fist­ful of dry fruits to your daily diet. Tip of the month: No mat­ter what your skin type, make sure you mois­turise it ev­ery­day!


The tarot card for the in­no­va­tive Li­brans is the Strength de­pict­ing a time of much ap­pre­ci­a­tion. Soak­ing in bliss, you are now cre­at­ing more mir­a­cles and invit­ing more well-be­ing in your life. Colour cor­rec­tor creams or CC creams will go into your van­ity box. Hair needs a happy colour high and choos­ing blonde high­lights, coloured hair ex­ten­sions and in­vest­ing in colour care is on your agenda. Stock up on bronz­ers to up your glow, hy­drat­ing masks to re­vitza­lise your skin and scrubs to cleanse off make-up and sweat post the late night par­ties. En­sur­ing green leafy veg­eta­bles are a part of your diet is a must. Tip of the month: Drink eight glasses of wa­ter ev­ery­day to stay hy­drated.


The tarot card for the in­no­va­tive Sagit­tar­i­ans is the Wheel of For­tune de­pict­ing a time of ease. What seemed ideal when this month be­gan may be re­placed with a new vi­sion. In­vest in a new hair colour — red or brown, to bring out the colour of your skin and add a new lease of life to your tresses. In­vest in a san­dal­wood-al­mond paste for your face. Min­i­mal-make up gives your skin a breather. Your evening wardrobe may need some bling, and splurging on a sparkling kurti will help you steal the spot­light. A brisk walk in the morn­ing may pro­vide you the time to re­group your rac­ing thoughts. Tip of the month: Have happy thoughts. Main­tain a pos­i­tive jour­nal!


The tarot card for the cheer­ful Aquar­i­ans is the Lovers in­di­cat­ing beauty in all you do. Keep­ing your­self calm un­der pres­sure is your new mantra. You’ll do away with the old and bring in new stuff. A new hair­cut may be on the cards. Go ahead and give your­self a more stylish re­vamp. De-gunk­ing your hair ev­ery few weeks with a clar­i­fy­ing sham­poo re­stores much shim­mer and shine! Some of you may even in­dulge in flo­ral per­fumes, de­odor­ants or splashes to make a pleas­ant en­try. A de­ci­sion to join a pot­tery or a knit­ting class may pay off for those look­ing to de-stress and re­ju­ve­nate.

Tip of the month: Avoid ty­ing your hair too tightly.


The tarot card for the pos­i­tive Scor­pios is the Fool in­di­cat­ing har­mony. Your calm and ra­tional out­look helps you move moun­tains with ease. Lu­mi­nous skin pared with smoky eyes is your look for the sea­son. Hair also gets its own share of beauty time as pick­ing and choos­ing your sham­poo and con­di­tioner is wise. Tied in a pony­tail, your hair will give you an in­stant facelift. Go easy on the blowdry­ing and the heat for the sea­son and stay a tad nat­u­ral. Add pump­kin seeds to your diet, as they are per­fect for your skin. Tip of the month: Long strokes while ap­ply­ing foun­da­tion cre­ate a sheer fin­ish!


The tarot card for the com­pli­ant Capri­corns is the Sun, de­pict­ing a time to shine ef­fort­lessly. You are at your pos­i­tive best to try some­thing dif­fer­ent. Many a smile may even come out of a bot­tle as a new foun­da­tion/con­cealer helps to hide the dark spots and fine lines. Bright belts, a state­ment neck­lace and sun-kissed eye bronz­ers will help you rein­vent your wardrobe. A well-de­served pro­tein treat­ment, oil mas­sage and a trim will bring in a shower of com­pli­ments. Some of you may even take off for a back­pack­ing trip with friends. Tip of the month: De­tan­gle your hair with a wide tooth comb in the shower, with the con­di­tioner still on!


The tarot card for the dra­matic Pis­ceans is the Four of Pen­ta­cles in­di­cat­ing a happy you! Events and en­coun­ters re­mind you of how much fun life can be, if you take chances. You bring in the piz­zaz and funky el­e­ment back into your gear with stylish buys. Some of you may de­cide to en­roll for a new hairstyling course to keep ex­per­i­ment­ing with your looks. Splurging on new eye colour, wa­ter­proof mas­cara and crème blush pays off with com­pli­ments com­ing your way. Opt for a per­sonal trainer at the gym for a more in­tense work­out. Tip of the month: Try pranayam or yoga to con­nect with your spir­i­tual side.

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