2013 is the Year of the Snake. It begins on the New Moon on Sunday 10th February at 6.20pm (Sydney time) and lasts until 31st January 2014, when the Year of the Horse takes over.
The Year of the Snake always sees a skin being shed. The snake is a powerful and secretive creature. The most private world leaders are always strongly affected by Snake years, when the old is replaced by the new.
These are some headlines from other snake years in history:
In 1989 the old guard in American politics changed, as George H.W. Bush became President. In 2001, another snake year, ...