The Story of Jesus is the story of the Sun passing through the Zodiac during the year. Note the following:

Jesus goes on a journey during his ministry. The Sun goes a journey through the Zodiac during the year. The journey of the Sun matches up with the journey Jesus takes during his ministry.
Jesus' ministry is said to last a year. The Sun completes its circuit of the Zodiac in a year.
Jesus is said to have twelve disciples. The year has twelve months. The Zodiac is divided into twelve "houses," representing the twelve divisions of the year (Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius.) There are twelve cycles of the moon in a year. The Jewish calendar is actually a Lunar calendar, with twelve months following the twelve cycles of the moon (Nisan, Iyyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Ab, Elul, Tishri, Cheshvan, Kislev, Tebeth, Shebat, Adar.) Occasionally it is necessary to throw in an extra month, Adar2, to keep the Jewish Lunar calendar in sync with the solar year, just as we occasionally throw in an extra day (Feb. 29) to keep our calendar in sync with the solar year. The prominence of the number 12 is always a strong sign that the story is an astrological allegory for the passage of the year.
The story of Jesus is circular. He originally was said to have been born in a cave1 — the same cave he is placed in at the end of the story when he dies, to be resurrected three days later. The year is circular. A new year begins immediately after the old year ends. On New Years Eve we celebrate the end of the old year, personified as an old man, and the "birth" of the new year, personified as "Baby New Year." We don't actually think "Baby New Year" and "Father Time" are real people, we understand they are just personifications of abstract concepts.
Jesus is said to be resurrected after 3 days in the cave. We celebrate Jesus' birthday on December 25, three days after the Winter Solstice of December 22. The Sun "dies" on December 22, the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. Three days later the Sun rises 1/10 of a degree further North, just barely detectable by carefully observing shadows (I've observed the Sun's shadows and taken measurements and have determined it is possible to determine the position of the Sun to this accuracy). The Sun has been resurrected; a new year has begun.

(Remember in the old days light bulbs didn't exist — the only light was the Sun)
John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world." (The "light of the world" is the Sun.)
John 9:5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world. (The "light of the world" is the Sun.)
Matthew 4:16 The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned." (The light is the Sun)
Matthew 17:2 His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.
John 1:3-8 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. (Without the Sun nothing would grow and we'd all be dead.) In him was life, and that life was the light of men. (The light is the Sun.) The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (the Sun removes the darkness). There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. He [John] came as a witness to testify concerning that light (the Sun), so that through him all men might believe. He [John] himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light (the Sun) that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
John 3:19-20 This is the verdict: Light (the Sun) has come into the world, but men loved darkness (night time) instead of light (the Sun) because their deeds were evil (criminals do their crimes at night). Everyone who does evil hates the light (the Sun), and will not come into the light (the Sun) for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
John 12:35-36 Then Jesus told them, "You are going to have the light (the light is the Sun) just a little while longer (the Sun will set soon). Walk while you have the light (the light is the Sun), before darkness (night time) overtakes you. The man who walks in the dark (at night) does not know where he is going. Put your trust in the light (the light is the Sun)while you have it, so that you may become sons of light." When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them (i.e. the sun set, because Jesus is the Sun).
John 12:46 I have come into the world as a light (the Sun), so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
Ephesians 5:14 Christ (the Sun) will shine on you.
Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven (the celestial sphere above); from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ (the Sun). (i.e. we should look upwards to the celestial sphere above to find our story.)
Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Luke 4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. (i.e. the story is about the passage of the year.)

(By the way the Old Testament also talks about God as being the Sun)
Psalms 84:11 "the Lord God is a sun..."
Deuteronomy 4:24 "For the LORD your God is a consuming fire," (the Sun is a consuming fire.)
Malachi 4:2 "the Sun of Righteousness..."

The journey of Jesus is the journey of the Sun passing through the Zodiac
The Sun passes through Capricorn, the goat (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) The starting date is December 22, the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, when the Sun is at its lowest ascension. This is the beginning of the Sun's annual journey. By December 25 it becomes apparent the Sun is once again climbing into the sky on it's annual journey — the sun rises slightly farther North and the days begin to get longer. We celebrate the birth of our Savior the Sun who will make the harvest grow so we will have food to eat. Matthew chapter 2. King Herod looks to Bethlehem, the house of bread, Virgo, but Jesus is not there, because Jesus is in Capricorn.
Also Luke chapter 2.
The Sun passes through Aquarius, the Water Bearer (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18). It is the rainy season. The theme is of water. The earth is baptized with the water of the yearly rains. Jesus visits John the Baptist and is baptized with water. John the Baptist is Aquarius, the Water Bearer. John the Baptist (Aquarius) promises us Jesus (the Sun) will give us something better than water. Jesus (the Sun) will give us the harvest of food later on in the year. We need water to stay alive; but more importantly we need food. We can have the water now, but we will have to wait for the food until harvest time. (Matthew chapter 3; Mark chapter 1; Luke chapter 3; John 1:19-28) The Baptism of Rain is always at the beginning of the story, because rain begins the Harvest Cycle.
The Sun passes through Pisces, the Two Fish (Feb. 19 - March 20). This is a good time to go fishing, since it just rained last month there's lots of water around to fish in. There's also no harvest yet, so we'll have to live on fish for now. Jesus visits Simon and his brother Andrew, who are fishermen. Simon and Andrew are personifications of the two fish of Pisces. (Matthew 4:18-22; Mark 1:16;) During this season the faithful Catholics, Episcopalians, and Mahommedans observe Lent, when they abstain from meat and live upon the fishes.2
The Sun passes through Aries, the Ram or Lamb (March 21 - April 19) The starting date is March 21, the Vernal Equinox, when the Sun rises directly in the East. Christians celebrate East-er on the first Sunday after the first full moon after this date. Some ancient calendars place the Vernal Equinox as the beginning of the year. The Astrological Calendar found in Horoscopes in the newspaper always start with Aries, the Vernal Equinox. Spring is when lambs are born. Jesus, the Sun, is now in Aries, and becomes the Lamb of God. (A young sheep is a Lamb, and a male sheep is a Ram.)
The Sun passes through Taurus, the Bull, (April 20 - May 20). 
The Sun passes across the Milky Way, that starry band that lies like a lake across the night sky, between Taurus and Gemini (around May 21-June 4). Jesus crosses "the lake". (Mat 8:8; Mark 4:35; Luke 8:22; John 6:16-25;)
The Sun passes through Gemini, the twins Castor and Pollux (May 21 - June 20) Mat. 8:28-34 Jesus heals two demon possessed men. (I bet their names were Castor and Pollux, the names of the two bright stars in Gemini. Also see Acts 28:11)
The Sun passes through Cancer, the Crab that thought to go backwards (June 21 - July 22) The starting date is June 21, the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, when the Sun is at its highest ascension. After this day the Sun does go backwards, beginning it's descent Southward, as the days get shorter and shorter.  
The Sun passes through Leo, the Lion (July 23 - Aug. 22), for the strong hot days of summer. Mat. 9:9 Jesus (the Sun) visits "a man named Matthew" (the star Regulus). [See Why Regulus is Matthew (Devil's Pulpit Sermon by Robert Taylor).] This occurs around July 27, a few days into Leo.

Some days later, Around 8/1-8/21, Aquarius rises in the West at sunset and appears to be beheaded by the horizon. This is allegorized as John the Baptist (Aquarius) being raised from the dead and being beheaded. (Mat. 14:1-12; Mark 6:14-29; Luke 9:7-9)

Afterwards comes Jesus' transfiguration (Mat. 17:1-13, Mark 9:2-13, Luke 9:28-36). Jesus goes to a high mountain top and shines brightly, just as the Sun is high in the sky and shines warmly and brightly during the Summer months.

[Mat. 14:34 "when they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. Constellation Lyra? next to milky way? above scales of justice?]
The Sun passes through Virgo the eternal Virgin of the Harvest (Aug. 23 - Sep. 22). It's finally Harvest time! Jesus (the Sun) makes his triumphant entry into Jerusalem (the Zodiac house of Virgo, the Virgin). Everyone is happy, because it's Harvest time! (Matthew chapter 21; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; John 12:12-19)
The Sun passes through Libra, the Scales of justice, when farmers sell the harvest (Sep. 23 - Oct. 23). The starting date is September 23, the Autumnal Equinox, the beginning of Autumn. On this day the Sun once again rises directly in the East and sets directly in the West. The day and night are once again of equal length. But darker days lie ahead. The days (good) will continue to get shorter and shorter, as night (bad) gets longer and longer. Matthew 21:12-17 Jesus drives out the moneychangers and overturns their tables. (Actually they just leave after the harvest is sold, having completed their business.)

"The Lord's Supper (or Last Supper)." (Mark 14:12-26; Luke 22:7-38) We all get together and eat the harvest, the flesh of the fruit, the blood of the grape, and give thanks to the Sun for providing us the harvest.
The Sun passes through Scorpio, the Scorpion, which figuratively stings and kills the Sun, causing it to slowly die, as the days are getting shorter, starting October 24. Jesus curses the Fig Tree and it Withers (Mat. 21:18-22; Mark 11:20-21; Luke 26:17-30). Actually all the trees loose their leaves at this time of year because it is Autumn. That's what trees naturally do during this time of year.

Judas betrays Jesus. The name Judas, literally means "disabled in the limbs, maimed, crippled," (see Strong's Number [2455]) The Scorpion disables with its sting. (that's actualy Strongs 376) Judas is a personification of Scorpio.
The Sun passes through Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21). Sagittarius is a man on horse holding a bow and arrow. He is the archer. He is a hunter. This is a good season to go hunting. Jesus goes before Pontius Pilate (ποντιοσ  πιλατοσ). (Matthew 27:2) Pontius literally means "of the sea" i.e. the sea of stars above (Strong's Number [4194]) and Pilate literally means "armed with a spear" (Strong's Number [4091]). Sagittarius, the archer, is the man armed with a spear. Pontius Pilate is a personification of Sagittarius, the last person Jesus sees in the story, and the last Zodiac sign the sun travels through.

1. The writer of that portion of the Gospel according to Matthew which treats of the place in which Jesus was born, states that he was born in a house. In Matthew 2:11 the Greek word is οικια. (Strong's Number [3614]) However, the writer of the Luke version implies that he was born in a stable (Luke 2:7). If these accounts were contained in these Gospels in the time of Eusebius, the first ecclesiastical historian, who flourished during the Council of Nice (A. D. 327), it is very strange that, in speaking of the birth of Jesus, he should have omitted even mentioning them, and should have given an altogether different version. He tells us that Jesus was neither born in a house, nor in a stable, but in a cave. [Eusebius's Life of Constantine, lib. 3, chs xl, xli, and xlii.]

"The tradition of the birth in a cave was widely accepted, as we see from Origen's words about a century later: “In Bethlehem the cave is pointed out where He was born, and the manger in the cave where He was wrapped in swaddling clothes, and the rumor is in those places and among foreigners of the Faith that indeed Jesus was born in this cave”. (Contra Celsum, I, li.) It is reproduced also in the apocryphal gospels (Pseudo-Matt., xiii, ap. Bonaccorsi, op. cit., 159-163; Protevang. of James, xvii sqq., Bonaccorsi, 155-159; Gospel of the Infancy, II-IV, Bonaccorsi, 163-164)." Catholic Encyclopedia article on "Bethlehem" (1910)

(Also see St. Justin Martyr Dial., lxxviii)

Allegorically the cave is the dark abode from which the wandering Sun starts in the morning. As the Dawn springs fully armed from the forehead of the cloven Sky, so the eye first discerns the blue of heaven, as the first faint arch of light is seen in the East. This arch is the cave in which the infant is nourished until he reaches his full strength—in other words, until the day is fully come.

Note how all the stars disappear at Dawn just before the Sun arrives, from whence we get the allegorical story of King Herod (a personification of Darkness, which reigns supreme at night) ordering the death of all the children. dawn

Thomas William Doane Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions Chapter XVI: The Birth-Place of Christ Jesus, p. 154. Also p. 481. The book references George W. Cox: Aryan Mythology, vol. i, p. 153.
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2. Kersey Graves The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviours: Christianity Before Christ, p.96 (1875)
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