posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 07:13 AM
screw all that religious dogma, it only confuses the real meaning,
which is the winter solstice and the transition between the sun being low in the sky and thus short days/long nights, to the sun being high in the sky
bringing long days and springtime
the sun stops moving southward on dec21/winter solstice. and the point where it gets most southward in the sky is the exact place where the
constellation of the southern crux ( a CROSS) inhabits part of the sky.
this is symbolic of "jesus dying on the cross"
then, on december 25th the sun ascends off the cross and starts to make the days longer again.
before sunrise on the 25th, the "three kings" (three stars of orion's belt) make a line that lines up perfectly with the "star of the east" (SIRIUS)
these four stars make a longer line which points toward the horizon. the point on the horizon which these stars point to is exactly where the sun
dawns on the 25th.
the "three kings" "follow" the "star of the east" to find the manger where "jesus" is born.
jesus dies on the cross, is "dead" for three days until the 25th, and rises "back from the dead"
it's all astronomy, and because we anthropamorphize it, it becomes astrology.
if i have a kid one day i'm def. going to give them a one up on all the other blind and ignorant people of the world and teach them what it's really
about: the stars.
edit on 12/23/11 by metalshredmetal because: (no reason given)
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