Why is the Solstice the date of birth for various Gods of antiquity?
Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.
The solar myth has two aspects. The first represents the cosmic activity of the Second Logos at the dawn of each new world born from the womb of the Great Mother. The second aspect is a summary of the life of every holy individual who becomes an incarnation of the Second Logos, the Cosmic Christ.
The hem of the solar myth has always been represented at all times as a god-man, and his life has developed and unfolded according to the course of the sun, which is the cosmic vehicle of the Solar Logos.
In the past, in ancient times, the birth of Mithras was always celebrated with great rejoicing during the winter solstice.
In the ancient Egypt of the Pharaohs, Horns, Divine Spirit, son of Isis and Osiris, was also born at the winter solstice.
Nobody knows the exact date when Jesus of Nazareth was born; there are one hundred thirty-six various dates assigned to His birth. Gnostic initiates decided, with great wisdom, to fix the date of Jesus’ birth at December 24th, twelve midnight, that is to say, the first minutes of December 25th.
Samael Aun Weor. Book: “The Buddha’s necklace.”
Answer from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".
The birth of Jesus Christ coincides with the winter solstice, the word solstice is derived from the Latin sun, Isis, Tere (apparently still Sun), at this time of year the days are shorter and the nights are longer. The sun, in its simulated journey to the south, restarts its return to the north. This astronomical phenomenon has been considered by ancient cultures as a symbol of the birth of the Sun Christ. At the winter solstice all peoples have celebrated the birth of their gods, Adonis, Apollo, Huitzilopochtli, Horus, Krishna, Jesus of Nazareth; They celebrate a solar festival, alluding to the power of the mystical sun as a spiritual power to the power of the physical sun as a source of energetic life on earth. This cosmic event is celebrated on many worlds, including the star Sirius. The main star of our galaxy.
The physical sun symbolizes the spiritual sun, our intimate Christ, actually the ancients did not worship the physical sun, they worshiped the spiritual sun.
The Christ is always born of a virgin mother, our intimate Christ must be born from the womb of our divine mother Kundalini, which is the sacred fire that ascends along our spinal cord. Only in this way can the Christ become human in us. It is an extra aid to disintegrate all the psychic aggregates of the mind. It is said that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, a Chaldean word that means: tower of fire. The village of Bethlehem does not appear on the old maps of Palestine.
The Wisdom of Being Magazine 91, Chapter: "Esoteric meaning of the paintings of the master Jesus."