Solstice Blessing 2018

by | Dec 16, 2018 | Seasons Newsletter, Uncategorized | 14 comments



May you cherish your loved ones
May you cherish the earth
May you cherish your own dear self

As the wheel turns
at Solstice

Amidst the busyness,
remember to slow down,
breathe, and open to blessings.

With love,

Remembering what matters



Blessings on you all, whether you are opening to the fullness of summer solstice light, or to the seeding of a new cycle in the winter solstice dark. Every year at this time I make a solstice mandala. This one is for you.

The background evokes the red of pohutukawa, and the centre filled with flax seeds is a reminder of the darkness that is seeded at summer solstice.

Kauri leaves and buttercups balance exotic and native plant life. Shells and stones whisper the stories of river waters and seashore.


May there be peace in your home and love in your heart.


Thank you for your good company through 2018, for your comments, appreciations, & insights. From December 18 I will be on holiday. Keep an eye on my Facebook books page around Dec 21, as I may do some solstice posts from the bach. I look forward to being with you again in 2019 after drifting into the rhythms of summer in the bush and beside the sea.


PS I have made the best of my summer mandalas into a beautiful 4 card set, nicely packaged, and easy to mail. They cost NZ$20 a set plus p&p. You may use the contact form on this website if you’d like to find out more.


  1. Denise Poyner

    Thank you Juliet for another year of remembering our blessings. I wish you a fun filled, lovely break over Christmas and New Year. Love to you, Denise

    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Denise.

  2. Raewynn Jenkins

    Sending many blessings to you for this upcoming Solstice! Thank you for all that you do sharing your light, may you have peace in your home and love in your heart ❣

    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Raewynn for your appreciation & blessings.

  3. Ruth

    Beautiful words Juliet.. May the Solstice blessings return to you and multiply.

    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Ruth. What a lovely wish.

  4. Ross Garrick

    Hi Juliet,

    Many thanks for your kind words and inspiration throughout the year, love and best wishes to you and your family through the Xmas season,

    Ross and Penny Garrick

    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Ross and Penny for your appreciation and good wishes.

  5. Amanda

    Heartfelt thanks for this blessing and your messages throughout the year Juliet.
    I’m always excited to see your emails in my inbox as they are so thought-filled and uplifting.
    Sending you love and light for Solstice.

    • Juliet Batten

      Amanda, thank you for your kind comment and good wishes. I’m so glad that you find the emails uplifting. That means a lot to me.

  6. Penny O'Neill

    As always, a lovely, encouraging, hopeful post, Juliet. Thank you for the solstice mandala and the spirit of all that you give us through your writings and your visuals. I am late in committing and know that it may be some time in the new year before you see this, but, here’s to good health and happiness in 2019. Always, Penny

    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Penny for your lovely words. I’m at the bach on slow broadband so can’t comment on your posts yet, but I look forward to when I’m back in town. Christmas love to you.

  7. Hilary

    Hi Juliet – lovely year end words. All the very best to you and the family … Happy New Year for the year ahead … cheers Hilary

    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Hilary, and I hope a good year lies ahead for you.


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