Thank you Soul Forge for the information you collected and your thoughts about Pope Benedict's resigning. My response is a full blog not just a comment!! Yes, we are definitely in the Time of the sacred 13. Ophiuchus is ALIVE. It is obvious after looking at the picture you posted with lightening striking the Vatican after Benedict's resignation that "God" did not like the two week notice Benedict gave.Ha Ha ;~)!! Or may They did!!
My understanding is that as Cardinal Ratzinger every priest/sexual/abuse report came to him starting from 35+ years ago. He did nothing to stop the enormity of this violation of innocents. There was no censure or dismissal. He only shifted those same priests around to continue their abuse.
So the pedophilia was not deemed an offense?
Apparently, there is a lid that is going to blow soon about this. News is by his going into sequester in a cloister he will not be available to comment.
Whether his resigning is for this reason or not, the point remains is he abominably mis-manged his pre-pope responsibilities as a man of "God" and a Church Father and after. On the one hand he used the power of domination - we can do what we want (as we have for centuries) as we are the only truth and then on the other hand covering up the TRUTH that continued to harm so many. Both hands are dirty.
The Hanged Man, the Archetype of the 12, means way more than some guy hanging from a cross....it is about containing the domination of EGO and moving into the strengths of our character integrity and ideals. This is what the 13 is all about and more. The Table Jesus sat at as did Mithras Osiris Arthur,etc. is their own astrological chart.
They became the Snake Handler by respecting their own feminine and masculine energies and not just wanting Justice for ALL but working for it. They became the 13 a Change Agent dying every evening and resurrecting each morning as the SUN.
Ah...was not Nixon forced to resign for a cover up? The same may be true for "Bene" like with Petraeus ....he looked like such a good soldier resigning concerning his sex scandal...when he was made to. Petraeus wanted to ride it out but his boss said no way - you have let down every military personnel who could be court-marshaled for adultery.
Bene did the same - the contempt here is beyond measure.
When any organism does not change, i.e. evolve and be open at the top, be it a plant or an
animal or institution it goes extinct. So is the way of the Catholic Church going now.
Ahhh....excuse me I am putting my Recovering Catholic T shirt back on. Forgiveness!!! We allowed all this as we believed the crap of Divine Right and being judged by a guy in a box that would tell us our penance for our sins when he was possibly out there doing "God knows what." I actually learned how to lie...my first confession I had nothing to confess.....so I lied that I lied. Got my Penance.
The Catholic Church is being hung by its own petard now .....and it is the Tau Cross. Same one Jesus died to not on.
Have you noticed? All the systems that don't work are failing. If they worked they would be expanding and serving Justice for ALL.
We can thank ourselves......for dreaming into existence the year of the Snake......The Sine Wave - that is undulating its way with every breath we take....how sexy is that......for the change we have dreamed for lifetimes. It is happening. Make it real. They say the Milky way undulates like a snake.
Love Swan, A Dreamer