Summer begins in the northern hemisphere and winter in the southern, as the Sun enters the sign of Cancer the Crab. We have our longest days of the year here in the north, while the summer solstice marks the shortest day(s) south of the equator.
Throughout the world, the solstice portends a “turning” of the year. And in many cultures, the solstice represents a limit or a culmination of something. The Sun's now rising and setting as far north as it ever does. The June 20 solstice marks the northernmost Sun- and several days from now, the sun will have begun a subtle shift southward on the sky’s dome.
If you are interested in honoring and/or setting intentions at the Summer Solstice, it's 4:09 pm (PDT) today. Cheers!