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Obama in Russia on the Full Moon? Oh, Brother!

08/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

A first encounter during a Lunar Eclipse is always highly emotionally charged. Attractions between the people involved are volcanic and intense, giving both individuals a sense of immediate intimacy and the feeling that they have known each other all their lives. They've met on common ground, can communicate despite obstacles better than they would have ever guessed, and in a way, "they have found each other at last."

The weird thing is, however, after the eclipse is over , they do not keep up as profound a relationship as they thought it would be at first. Despite the deep impact they may have upon each other in the moment, they rarely see each other or have much contact afterwards, and always remain in two different worlds with two very distinct world views and life styles... In other words, this meeting is not going to be a magic solution to anything on any short term basis, even if it has been engendered by the highest spiritual or humanitarian motives.

A couple of questions are still floating around the Universe: Will this turn out to be an effective diplomatic coup or just an excuse to get away from the drudgery of office work? . Also, Isn't this maybe a trip the American Secretary Of State should be taking? As for President Obama right now: Talk about being on a dark and lonely road without a GPS.