Summer Solstice - Winter Solstice

Summer Solstice Winter Solstice 21 June - 21 December The birth of Jesus (Christmas) is celebrated in December at the Winter Solstice (the birth of the Sun, as the Sun begins to grow in light) and the Bible indicates that John was born six months before Jesus (Luke 1:26), so his birth celebrates the Summer Solstice, as the Sun begins to diminish in light. John understood that his role was to prepare the way for Christ, and then to step aside. "He must increase, but I must decrease" (John 3:30). This is a clear reference to the astrological key that, when turned in the lock, opens the door to a deeper understanding of the nature of religion. http://www.astrologycom.com/stjohnbaptist.html