I recently found out that December 25 is the rarest birthday, and also the birthday of a handful of ancient prophets. I was wondering if there is an astrological significance to this day, or am I just having a status crisis right now? Lol.
Much Love from the Curious “Christmas” Baby.
Hi Curious Christmas Baby,
Interesting question and i had no idea it was the most rare of birthdays.
The 25th of December is the Sun at approx 3-4 degrees of Capricorn which MAY have some super esoteric meaning that i am not aware of. But i always thought it was “sacred” due to being right after the Solstice.
It WAS however, the birthday of Mithra – the Persian Sun God – who was also worshiped by the Ancient Romans, especially the men of the armies, as he was fairly patriarchal and blood-thirsty as a God.
Mithra and his December 25 birthday were a.k.a Sol Invictus or the “Unconquered Sun.” This is, i think, the “invincible Summer” referred to by Camus centuries later.
Mithra performed non-stop miracles, was born of a virgin mother and had 12 disciples. Many elements of his story – including the birth date – were “adopted” by Christians.
Adonis – son of Aphrodite a.k.a Mari or Sea Maiden was also said to have been born in Bethlehem close to this date, witnessed only by shepherds etc.
Yule was a Pagan Solstice festival long before Christianity. Many of the current Christmas customs comes also from Saturnalia, the (Northern Hemisphere) mid-Winter festival intended to honor the Sun at its lowest point, the longest night.
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