The Summer Solstice

When the Sun trots into the sign of Cancer, it marks the beginning of the most anticipated season of all with the event known as the Summer Solstice.

The Summer Solstice is one of the turning points of the year, as the Sun lingers in the sky to lavish us with warmth and light for an unusually long part of the day. To be exact, the Northern Hemisphere witnesses the longest daylight hours of the year on the day of the Summer Solstice.

Every year the Sun stops directly above the Tropic of Cancer at approximately the same time in June. The Tropic of Cancer itself is situated at Earth’s northernmost point. The Sun spends a few days in its highest position and then retracts southwards to the equator. In 2018, the Summer Solstice takes place on June 21, thus coinciding with the beginning of Cancer, the cardinal Water sign of the zodiac.

People born under the sign of Cancer are caring, easily attached to others; their emotional and nurturing nature prompts them to be the “mother” figure in their family or among friends. And speaking about mothers, the day of the Summer Solstice is an annual reminder of Mother Earth’s sustainability. The warm rays of the Sun endow the planet itself, as well as every person living on it, with more energy and vivacity. Everyone is enjoying life to the fullest when the Sun’s energy is at max. It nourishes our bodies and makes us feel as if life’s opportunities were limitless.

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