And the number 13, the Divine Feminine, the Goddess, us!!
2013 the return of the Goddess, and obviously that is in our hands!... "As the Maya and many indigenous elders say, it is a time to re-establish our connection with the Earth and to open our hearts to the wisdom of the feminine in order to restore a balance between the male and female energies."
13 is a special and magical number for us women as we associated with the 13 Full Moons we usually have in a year, link with 13 times we bleed (have our moontime, menstruation) during this period; as well associate with the sacred feminine, psyche power, magic, emotion in various traditions, from ancient times to modern ones.
A turtle, which represents the Earth Mother, the Goddess in Native American, for the Chinese symbol of wisdom, as actually 13 segments on her shell!...