Red is the color of blood, and so it is the color of physical desire, of rage and passion without intimacy. It is also the color of safety, of responsibility, and of repetition, deceleration, and reversal. Traffic signs that are red want the most attention, and a traffic light that is red wants you to slow to stopping.
Yellow is the color of the sun, and thus fatherly love, which can be harsh even when it is beneficial, just as too much of the sun's light can burn. Yellow the color of joy and freedom and self-awareness and therefore also the color of power and decision making. Thus we decide what to do at a yellow traffice light: speed up? or slow down?
Orange is the combination of red and yellow; the color of honey. What happens when you mix physical desire with joy and self-awareness? Sex of course! The good kind: consentual and pleasurable. That's why orange is also the color of danger, caution, restraint, and doubt. Achieving sex with someone and maintaining a healthy balance of power is challenging, but that's the kind that produces romantic love.
Green is the color of natural life, the life produced by mother Earth, and so it is the color of growth, complexity and of motherly love; therefore green is also the color of abundance and acceleration and accomplishment. And so we GO when the traffic light is green, towards unconditional love and abundance.
Blue is the color of water, beauty and appreciation, intimacy and expression, and therefore understanding, which leads to serenity and friendship.
Dark blue, or indigo, is the color of the night sky. It is the color of thought, of knowledge itself and the color of communcation without delay, thus it is the color of the third eye, of intuition, and of psychic transmission and reception.
Violet is the color of cosmic energy, thus is the color of the mystical world, of prana (or mana).
(Therefore purple is the color of magic: which is the ability to accomplish something without knowing how.)
I was amazed to see how many graphics of the maslow's hierarchy have the levels colored in, but in the wrong colors! Also, interesting, and funny, and a little sad, how many depictions of both maslow's hierarchy AND the chakras (with correct colors) included sex in the self-esteem level with the green chakra. Guys! Sex with your true love is awesome. But sex is about as related to love as dreams are to careers: you do not need one to have the other, but the best case is when you have both.
Look at how close this one got it:
And yet missed the simple fact that CONCERNS FOR SAFETY and SECURITY are so obviously ORANGE. Hello??
what do these little guys mean? Yeah, everyone knows ORANGE means "Watch out!" "Danger!" "Be careful" "Caution" which lead you to safety. It's not even in the order of the rainbow, sheesh!
Ah well, that's what the Dragon is here for.