Christmas is one of the most important Christian celebrations, reminding people all around the world of Jesus’s birth. Referring to astrological events, the return of the Sun (at winter solstice) occurs at the same time as the Christmas celebration. Furthermore, it is well-known that a star guided the three magi to Jesus’s birthplace, star which is said to have been not just a bright celestial body, but a cluster of stars with Jupiter as core.
No one can tell the exact year when Jesus was born, a lack of information due to the fact that there wasn’t any kept any evidence of the event. Astrologers all over the world have made several studies, coming to the conclusion that Jesus was most likely born between 5 and 7 B.C. There are some who take things up a notch, saying that the promised Messiah was born in Bethlehem on the first of March, in the year 7 B.C., at the precise hour of 1:21 A.M.
The guiding star is thought to have been formed by a cluster of celestial bodies: Uranus, Jupiter, and Saturn. These planets were in the Sun sign of Pisces at the time of Jesus’s birth. As if to testimony of this planetary arrangement, both Piscean traits of compassion and forgiveness were present in Jesus Christ. Another important astrological aspect is that the respective time was also marked by a grand trine linking Venus, Neptune, and Moon with Jupiter and Saturn. This trine represents a period of heightened spirituality in the entire world.
Virgin Mary is correlated with the zodiac symbol Virgo, association which isn’t of little importance: on the 25th of December, Virgo ascends above the horizon. This ascension can be interpreted in the light of Jesus’s birth as the ascension of the Lord, a major event in Christianity.
Not many know that Christmas has pagan roots. In ancient times, Romans celebrated the cardinal points of the seasons, the solstices – in June and December –, and the equinoxes – in March and October. Seasons and their cycle held great significance for the ancient people, as the sowing and reaping of crops depended on them.
Ancient Romans worshipped Saturn, god of wealth, agriculture, renewal, and regeneration. He was celebrated with a festival known as “Saturnalia,” event that coincided with the winter solstice. It was around the 4th century A.D. that the celebration date of the Saturnalia was moved on the 25th of December. After the appearance of Christianity, church leaders decided to maintain the same day as the official date of Jesus’s birth.
Other myths and legends correlated with the conception of the Messiah are that of Mithras, the birth of Horus by Isis, and the conception of Qi by Jiang Yuan, just to name a few. Regardless of origin or accuracy, Christmas is a time of kindness and joy for millions of people.