As the year 2013 and the Female Water Snake begin slithering in, it became the undoing of many as they were asked to shed their old ways and skin and adopt new ways.
Endings and beginnings, death and rebirth are difficult and cause one to restructure belief systems and start anew.
New Beginning are often disguised as painful ending~~ Lao Tzu
The Year 2013 was definitely a year of explosive beginnings. On February 12th right after the Pope Benedict announced his resignation, the Vatican was struck by lightening, not once but twice. Jorge Mario Bergoglio would then be elected to be the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. Bergoglio picked the papal name of Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope and the first pope from South America. He is a humble man who through the year has changed protocol within Vatican City.
Politically in 2013, we have seen violent upheavals in the Middle East and Syria, with Russia and China joining forces against the United States. We witnessed turmoil in Egypt and Turkey with violent rioting that left many dead and a government unstable. North Korea and Kim Jong-Un reared his head and threatened attacks against United States bases. There were so much violence worldwide and many threats of war and the overthrowing of governments last year that even the press had a hard time keeping up. For the rest of the story….