At their first face to face, Xi tells Vlad, "I think we have very similar personalities." The two, TWO of Diamonds, are pod buddies who have been working together since 2012. Short stuff Vlad, has the edge in the relationship b/c he is the Moon to Xi. This is akin to the spell Michelle's Moon has on Barack.
The real spell-binder is Trump, as in Day 5, the amazing 'Don,' maybe the 'Don' of 'Don's is the Cosmic Lesson to both Xi and Vlad. However, there are enough Moonings, Father Figuring, and mutual Venus lovings to make this threesome a Geo-political admiration society that I call the Diamond Troika.