Christmas may get buried under the catalogues of holiday cheer, present buying, and a lot of food prep stress, but the 2 thousand-year-old holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus has one of the most complex and interesting timelines of any holiday in the history of the world.
The annual festival celebrated on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, January 7, and Jan 19 depending on denomination, is both a cultural and deeply religious occasion celebrated by billions of people around the world. From the inclusion of the Christmas tree to the annual gift-giving, the feast day that spans through modern history has many traditions, myths, and stories that resonate around the globe.
As a main celebration in the Christian liturgical calendar, it follows the season of Advent and ushers in Christmastide, or The Twelve Days of Christmas. It was first decided to the specific date in the Western calendar by Dionysius Exiguus, a Scythian monk who was an abbot in Rome. With Exiguus’ research and biblical texts, Jesus’s birth was decided to have occurred on December 25, 1 C.E. There have been many disputes over the actual date of Jesus’s birth since, but Exiguus’ date has stuck despite them.
Prior to Christian celebrations, Roman pagans celebrated the holiday of Saturnalia, a week of raucous celebrations from December 17-25, where Roman courts were closed and the law dictated that citizens could not be punished for damaging property or injuring people during the feasting. The Romans believed these celebrations, which chose a community victim and forced them to indulge in food and festivities, destroyed the forces of evil when they murdered this victim at the conclusion of the week, on December 25.
In the 4th century, Christian leaders were successful at converting many pagans to Christianity by allowing them to also continue the celebration of Saturnalia, and this was its first connection to Jesus’s birth. Because the festival of Saturnalia had no connection with Christian teachings, leaders tacked on the holiday of Jesus’s birth onto the last day of the festival. For many years, contemporaries of the time continued to allow the celebration.
There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Virgo.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You might want attention from a parent or someone in authority. You want the reassurance that you have this person’s approval. (We’ve all been there.) Believe me, this can be frustrating when you feel you’re not getting it! Relax.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today you might be fascinated by someone who is far way, or different from you, or perhaps from another culture. Quite likely, you are entrenched in your views about politics, religion or a particular issue. Is this the day to get on your soap box? Maybe not.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
It’s easy to get obsessed today about the wealth of others or what someone else owns or the wealth of your partner. You might feel jealous, or you might be obsessed about how something is shared – or not shared. In 10 years, will any of this matter? Chill out.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Relations with partners, spouses and close friends are intense today. You want their attention and you want their admiration. Dare I say, you want to feel adored? This can lead to feelings of insecurity and obsession. Take a step back. Give this situation more breathing space. Relax.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
When it comes to issues about health, your pet, or how you are performing in your job, you might be anxious today. You want the approval of someone. (Well, don’t we all?) Focus on lighthearted activities and social outings to have a happy day.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
With the Moon in your sign today, things will tend to go your way. This is reassuring. Many of you want to enjoy social outings and fun times with kids. Therefore, do your best when dealing with increased chaos and turmoil at home. It is what it is.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Issues at home today are intense because feelings are running high. This especially applies to romantic partners. Keep in mind that with Mars in your House of Communications, you’re a bit aggressive! Be gentle with others to keep the peace and promote harmony with everyone.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today you feel strong, intense feelings when talking to siblings, relatives and neighbours. Be smart and resist the temptation to become obsessed with an idea or a certain point of view. Instead, lighten up! Everyone sees things from their own perspective. Enjoy this day.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You have lots of energy now because Mars is in your sign until January 25. The good news is you have energy to get things done! The not so good news is you might overpower others, especially if they feel uncertain about something. Take it easy.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You have ideas about what you expect today to be, and how you want things to unfold. This is because Venus is lined up with Pluto in your sign, which makes you a bit obsessed about things. It also makes you feel intense. Be aware of this so that you can cut others some slack.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You might be mildly troubled by something that’s going on behind the scenes. You might know what it is, or maybe it’s something you can’t quite put your finger on? Use positive energy today to interact with friends and groups. Whatever happens, keep the high road.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
You’re keen to communicate to friends and groups today. You have strong ideas, especially about your future plans and goals. Remember to listen to what others have to say. Be cooperative because the Moon is still opposite your sign.
If Your Birthday Is Today
Actress Rachel Keller (1992) shares your birthday today. You are grounded and practical, but you are also intuitive and perceptive. You value fair play and are a natural peacemaker. You remain calm when others around you are flustered. This is been a social year for you, and also a time when you had to help others. Next year you will have more solitude to learn and to teach.
DECEMBER 25 birthday horoscope predicts you are an extraordinary person. You are a Capricorn who is truly a mystic healer. It’s not just a coincidence that you are interested in New Age or alternative medicine. You cannot see anyone in pain.
You have great solipsism, and people can “feel” a difference after having a conversation with you. They may even recover answers to age-old questions. In other words, those born on this birthday can be an angel in disguise.
The December 25 birthday personality has a lot of patience with people. You are likely to stay calm in situations that call for extreme measures. This is not something everyone is capable of. You should be proud of yourself as are your friends, co-workers, and family.
This Capricorn birthday person can make friendships complicated though. You’ve been known to put your friends through some “test.” You want to know if they are true or not. You want to be loved unconditionally but are not sure enough to know that anyone would stand by you in the good as well as the bad times. Until that time, this Capricorn born today will remain single.
The December 25 horoscope predicts that you fear rejection. So you don’t always show how you feel deep down. You are sensitive and will make a supportive partner. You love with your whole heart and the longer the relationship lasts, the more you invest in yourself. This zodiac birthday person will generally place communication and trust as their top requirements for a long-term relationship. They also can be highly particular individuals who remember birthdays and anniversaries.
The December 25 astrology predicts that commitment to a diet seems to be very difficult for you. You have what it takes, but you don’t want to put in the work. Listen, after you do it sometimes, it’ll become routine. Low calories foods have reached new levels of goodness. It doesn’t have to taste bland anymore. The future of person who born on December 25 depends on how well they care for their health.
When you eat right, you can lose weight or gain weight. Sometimes, you don’t even have to give up the foods you love to do it. Pick a program, take your supplements especially those that increase your calcium intake and stick with it. Your bones will thank you in the long haul. Oh, and find a nice trail and hike it. Take a friend for company.
The December 25 birthday personality are professionals who are generally found in the background. Nonetheless, you have a sunny disposition to work with. You make people laugh with your sense of humor. It would not surprise me if you somehow used your supernatural abilities to help others. They love your winning attitude, too. Usually, you are hard at work while others are sleeping. You want to live well and without financial limitations. You have the drive and the willpower to prosper; you need to use it, however.
The December 25th birthday meaning shows that you are remarkably smart and it is likely that you will have a top position in administration or business. Buying and selling property is always a popular method of making huge profits. However, your aptitude is saying that you could be a doctor. It’s up to you, Capricorn – the world is yours!
As the December 25 zodiac sign is Capricorn, chances are you are the epitome of being cool, calm and collected. You have special abilities that could be considered as above average. I mean, you may have divine qualities and not know it, my friend. You have a lot going on for yourself, but you may need a push in that direction.
With a supportive and strong partner, the December 25 birthday personality can reach heights without limitations. Famous people were once unknown people from down the street. You are just like those people. Get a hold of your health as you will need to eat properly to have strength. Being you is no easy job and eating only ensures you’ll have the energy to be you!
Famous People And Celebrities Born On December 25
This Day That Year – December 25 In History
2013 – The Egyptian government partnered with the Muslim Brotherhood to stop bombings and other radical deeds.
1983 – The first televised Christmas parade.
1955 – The Cleveland Browns wins the NFL championship game.
1896 – John P Sousa presents “Stars and Stripes Forever.”
December 25 Birthday Planet
Your ruling planet is Saturn that symbolizes the different definitions in our life and reminds us to stay within our limits.
December 25 Birthday Symbols
The Goat Is The Symbol For The Capricorn Zodiac Sign
December 25 Birthday Tarot Card
December 25 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility
You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Capricorn: This is a long-lasting love match.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Aries: This relationship will be contentious.
December 25 Lucky Numbers
Number 1 – This number stands for a pioneer with a courageous and motivational spirit.
Number 7 – This is a number that is symbolic of solitude, analysis, research, and scientific mind.
Read about: Birthday Numerology
Lucky Colors For December 25 Birthday
Indigo: This is a color of imagination, perception, transformation and selfless love.
Sea Green: This is a color that stands for expanse, freedom, calmness, and loyalty.
Lucky Days For December 25 Birthday
Monday – This day ruled by the Moon shows your caring and nurturing attitude, behavior, and reactions.
Saturday – This day ruled by Saturn is symbolic of significant efforts needed to come out a victor in life.
December 25 Birthstone Garnet
Garnet is a gemstone that symbolizes confidence, love, dedication and positive thoughts.
Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On December 25
A swim watch for the man and a beautifully framed collage of family photos for the woman. The December 25 birthday horoscope predicts that you like gifts that are naturally made.
You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born.
The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.
Visit the December 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.
Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase
The Waning Gibbous on December 25 has an illumination of 67%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On December 25 the Moon is 20.56 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.
The 8 Lunar Phases
There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.
Moon Age: 20.56 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 384,544.31 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,125,047.69 km
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The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
25 December 2021
06:00 am GMT 5:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)
Moon:11 Virgo 23
Mercury:18 Capricorn 03
Venus:25 Capricorn 47 Rx
Mars:08 Sagittarius 19
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 16
Saturn:11 Aquarius 11
Uranus:11 Taurus 04 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 34
Pluto:25 Capricorn 43
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 12 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 53 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 43
Ceres:29 Taurus 26 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 51
Juno:14 Capricorn 47
Vesta:20 Sagittarius 54
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx
The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America
25 December 2021
08:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)
Moon:18 Virgo 53
Mercury:18 Capricorn 57
Venus:25 Capricorn 39 Rx
Mars:08 Sagittarius 44
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 22
Saturn:11 Aquarius 15
Uranus:11 Taurus 04 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 34
Pluto:25 Capricorn 44
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 11 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 51 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 47
Chiron:08 Aries 27
Ceres:29 Taurus 21 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 59
Juno:15 Capricorn 00
Vesta:21 Sagittarius 13
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx