Solstice Blessings 2022

by | Dec 14, 2022 | Seasons Newsletter | 15 comments






When you lose your footing
May the earth hold you

When your heart is aching
May the waters soothe you

When life feels overwhelming
May the air lighten you

When your thoughts are darkening
May the fire illumine you.





Earth, water, air, fire
Eternal elements, bringing life

Solstice fullness, solstice sun
Bless you always, every one.


Whether you are opening to the fullness of summer light or seeding a new cycle in the winter dark, may you be renewed, sustained, and strengthened as the wheel of the year turns at solstice.





My gift to you


Each summer, I make a solstice mandala from nature’s offerings. It is my gift to you.

This year, the crunch of the sand and a scatter of pōhutukawa flower heads on the morning beach brought brightness into the approach to solstice. As my granddaughters ran around, practised balancing on tree branches, and jumping down to soft sand, I felt hope springing in with their happy sounds.

May the coming year be a better and brighter one for you. My blessing this year is a reminder that the elements of nature are always there for you, ready to offer reminders of new life.



Thank you to all those who have sent words of appreciation for my rich harvest of 2022, in the form of two new books: The Pomegranate Journal and The Persimmon Journal.



  1. Debbie Tate

    Thank you for your gift ♥️ I wish you a wonderful Xmas with your family and look forward to hearing from you again in the New Year ♥️

    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Debbie, and I wish the same to you.

  2. Paul Batten

    Thank you for such wonderful photos. I love the delicate colours and the vibes. Thank you for two fantastic books this year. Enjoy your summer break. It’s freezing here but all’s well in Takamatsu.

    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Paul, and keep warm!

  3. Moonfaery Megz

    What a treasure opening my email from you and feeling your joy is wonderfully appreciated and lightened me up. I feel like dancing in the rain under the moonlight on the grass with bare feet and a breath of fresh air filling me up as Mother Nature cleanses and nourishes our beautiful Earth

    Blessed Be & Seasons tidings to you and yours

    🌸🤍 )O( 🤍🌸

    • Juliet Batten

      What a bright image of you dancing in the rain in the moonlight Megan! Thank you.

    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you, Megan. What a delightful image of you dancing in the moonlight and refreshing your spirit.

  4. Jeni McGarry

    Thank you Juliet. You are a constant in my life. I am forever blessed by your ongoing inspiration for me to continue to honour the seasons in sacred space.
    Blessings to you this summer solstice and may your festive season be joyful.

    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Jeni, and I know how dedicated you are to honouring the seasons!

  5. Glenys Thompson

    Thankyou Juliet , I love your poem. . Your words are thought provoking and they encourage me to keep writing. Merry Xmas to you and your family

    • Juliet Batten

      Wonderful Glenys. Thank you and may the writing flow!

  6. Glenys

    Thankyou for your gift ❤️
    I love your words , they are thought provoking and encouraging. Merry Xmas

    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you.

  7. Caterina Findsen

    Thank you Juliet. Your wise words are always such a comfort. I love the Blessing you have places on this newsletter. Sending you much love.

    • Juliet Batten

      Thank you Caterina, and much love to you too!


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