In the summer solstice the sun shines directly on the northern hemisphere. Thus it is the longest day and shortest night in the year. 「夏日炎炎，長夏漫漫」
Although it is the longest day, it does not mean it is the hottest day of the year!
As the saying goes「夏至，愛呷不愛去」Summer solstice is a time when " even if others invite you to eat, you don't want to go. Remember to put on some sunscreen before leaving the house.
The summer solstice is also a time of gravitate and separation. There are often phenix trees planted int he school which blossom red during this season, the season of graduation. As students graduate from their old school it marks a begin of a new page in their lives.
When at home, find a quiet place to meditate today. solar terms are a good time to meditate, calm the heart, and it make feel cooler as well!
The grain in ear is a typical summer season weather, it foretells the beginning of torridness. 「芒種」 meangs the time when grains have ripened. The grains shine golden in the light, thus the name.
This is a important division time for the farmers. It makers the end of the raining season, weather becomes increasingly hot and dry. Many plants are unfit to plan after this date.
The lotus flower blossoms its best in this season.
Solar terms are a perfect time to meditate. Try to find a quiet place to meditate today!
Translated from the Chinese Source.