Aqua oil on canvas, 14″x18″
The Moon Roses is a series of seven paintings inspired by the seven energy centers in the body known as the “chakras,” which in Sanskrit means wheel or circle. When the chakras are in balance, they are like beautiful flowers in full bloom. When they are out of balance, the petals of the blossom are drooping. I wanted to paint each of the chakras as a lovely rose since the rose is known to have the highest vibration of any flower. I used the full moon as a backdrop, not only to pop the color against the white of the moon, but to represent the energy of the chakras that spins in a circle. I used gold leaf for the stars. These Moon Roses are a gift to you, if meditated on visually, will help you balance and strengthen your chakras so you may always be in full bloom.
Located at the base of the spine, the Muladhara chakra forms our connection and foundation to the physical plane. It signifies our link to the earth, and it encompasses everything about being in our bodies, our grounded relationship to the earth and our earthly needs. Thus, it speaks of our basic survival instincts. This chakra color is red. When this chakra is in balance, we experience security, prosperity, health and confidence in the attainment of our needs.