I have been archiving my old dreams lately, and while doing that, discovered an interesting pattern. My dreams are usually in full colour, but I don’t always make a point of recording the colours of things. When I do, it must mean that the colour is standing out in some way. There seems to be a clear pattern to the colours in many of the records.
Red is often associated with erotic or sensual dreams. Often when I point out that something is red, there is more to the dream which isn’t pointed here. The classic example is driving a red car into the forest to get some privacy.
Yellow usually marks an object as mine. Things I already own are usually yellow. There is an exception: The local football team plays in yellow, so yellow means football especially from 2004-2010. The most typical dream here is when I find my old, yellow boat.
Green is often something I want. It can be something I shop for or am making. Green objects are usually completely OK to take without any bad conscience. The most common green dream is the one where I make a costume for myself.
Blue objects can be something I admire and long for, but can’t get. It can be magical objects that wouldn’t work unless they were in the right place, or with the right person. Sometimes it is things I haven’t learned or explored yet. Blue light from the sky is also associated with the “magical” mood at the start of a LD. The classic example here is finding a glowing blue flower at night.
Purple has two distinct meanings through my DJ. Something purple can be from another world, or it can be from a very sad dream. Typical examples are purple sunrises on alien planets, and purple flowers for funerals.
I hadn’t expected the patterns to be this clear. This makes me want to be more conscious about recording the colours from dreams.
Have you noticed similar patterns in your dreams?