IF AUGUST 23 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: In the year to come, you may prefer to spend more time alone and that is fine as long as you make sure your surroundings are harmonious and pleasant. You might develop more sensitivity to loud noises and clutter, so keep your spirits up by seeking serenity. Late October and early November is a good time to launch important enterprises, or seek expert guidance about health, legal matters or relationships. Because your judgment will be much better than usual, you will be able to make wise decisions and could make permanent improvements in your life. In January and February, you should sidestep signing key contracts or significant commitments because they might not turn out as expected.