On this election day with Mercury going retrograde following a Full Moon auspiciously aligned with several planets and asteroids in my own natal chart’s houses of career, communications, and marriage/partnership, I couldn’t help but make a correlation between our presidential race and my own soulmate hunt. Our individual quests for “what ails us” or “the pots of gold” at the end of our personal and global rainbows and our strength as a nation are bound to be measured in some part by the extent of our successes. Aside from widening our general selection process of “Commander in Chief “to a third party field some parameters hold constant. Whether President, Doctor, or life partner the first step for a candidate of shared responsibility is always to ask us what we need and then listen to our concerns, confusions and present difficulties. The next step involves working together to come up with a correct diagnosis of the dis-ease at hand. Nothing is more unproductive and wasteful of precious time and resources than a leader who prescribes dictatorially and dispenses with a signed, sealed and delivered RX. Such diagnoses seldom hit the mark, are more often rife with side effects and compound problems, or even promote life threatening conditions.Truly peaceful, nonviolent troubleshooting involves cooperatively diagnosing the root of the problem and conducting a search for the appropriate change or cure together. If teamwork is neglected in this final stage we may end up with “medicine”to which we are allergic, too costly for our financial bracket, or perhaps unacceptable to our ethical or spiritual tenets. I can only hope that the leader who emerges tonight is willing to “play together” on a field where we can all create a healthy “family that stays together”. Good night and Good Luck to us all.