The cosmos offers you a mixed bag of opportunities and challenges during — what is usually — a fairly pleasant, enthusiastic and goal-oriented transit of the Moon in Sagittarius every month. The first challenge arrives early when Mercury makes an off-kilter, 150-degree link with far-out Neptune (3:44AM). Hazy astro-psychic weather conditions hold sway under one of these configurations. Therefore, don’t sign legal papers or conduct down-to-earth business for a couple of hours before and after the exact time of this alignment. The other challenge happens almost 12 hours later when Vesta makes a frictional, 45-degree tie with Jupiter (3:06PM). Playing fast and loose with investment funds can boomerang. Focus attention on safety and security needs around your residence or office environment. On the opportunity front, Pallas enters Leo (6:53AM) until November 9 — a great zodiacal placement for artists and performers in any field to strut their stuff and rise to prominence in the public eye. The investment realm improves somewhat when Venus forms a supportive, 60-degree rapport with Vesta (3:59PM) — a favorable aspect that doubles as a boost for enhancing sisterhood ties. Communications with dear ones can lead to emotional empowerment for all concerned as Mercury trines Juno (4:06PM). Take a look at any new lines of fashion and style coming into the apparel and social scenes. Fun, games, sports, and reaching educational objectives are all promoted by a fiery grand triangle as the Moon in Sagittarius trines Mars in Leo (3:55PM) and Uranus in Aries (7:14PM). Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.