Dream dictionary meaning Alligator

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To see a wild alligator or a crocodile in your dream foretells a new beginning or changes in your waking life. This dream can also indicate danger in some way.

If you do not kill the alligator, then this dream may not be favorable, but it is rather a caution. The alligator or crocodile within your dream can also highlight your intuition, your spiritual insights, and the spiritual steps you need to take in the forthcoming future. Because of its association with religion, the alligator can mean that negative aspects signify a danger which will shortly come into your life.

In your dream you may have

  • Seen an alligator.
  • Been attacked by an alligator.
  • Seen an alligator in a zoo.
  • Tamed an alligator.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • The dream improved your perception about life.

Detailed dream interpretation

This dream indicates that you need to improve or encourage financial security. No matter how well off you are, money just seems to be difficult to obtain. According to 1930s dream dictionaries, a dream of seeing an alligator or crocodile reflects how you feel inside about others. The alligator or crocodile is consistently related to the soul. Spiritually, the dream represents a coming together of power and intelligence. When we are affected by negative energies caused by difficult people, situations or even stalkers the dream normally arises.

Dream interpretations (post 1920s) include

  • If in your dream you are trying to kill or harm the alligator, you are expected to consider that this is associated with your intelligence.
  • To dream of shooting an alligator indicates the need to take Intellectual tests - you maybe surprised!
  • Dreaming of swimming with an alligator connects us with our necessity for basic emotional, physical and material needs.
  • To be swimming with more than one alligator or crocodile generally signifies that one may be shafted by hope and faith.
  • As with many other interpretations of reptiles, this dream represents the ultimate feminine wisdom, and indistinct feelings, as well as fertility.
  • The alligator can be the symbol of the great mother.

To kill the alligator in your dream means that you hold angry feelings inside of you. If the alligator was deformed, this indicates your performance needs to develop some masculine traits. You need good judgment about how to move forward in a work situation. Thinking and planning is important in your life, and you may soon become obsessed with seeking answers to difficult questions, in order to understand a greater awareness and ease your life.

Dreams of seeing an alligator in a zoo or anywhere in captivity means that you have access to the particular characteristics which make you unique. It is important to take any energy released over the next two months and use it to your advantage.

There may be some conflict between the masculine attributes and the female ones, but it is important to maintain some kind of balance between the two. This dream is often connected to your feelings. As time passes, you recognize familiar aspects of what this dream means, and it is important to develop your personality coupled with strong sense of family values.

Independence is important to you, and this dream shows it is time to claim it back. If you visit a jungle and see an alligator, this dream signifies there is a new beginning on the horizon. If you dream that the alligator was tamed, it means that you have acquired influence and lots of power.

The bible says that an alligator is king over the children of pride. If you decide not to attack the animal, then seeing this creature is associated with the capability to survive in difficult situations. In a negative way, the crocodile demonstrates wasted potential. Think of it as a human associated with triggering control issues. The crocodile or alligator is true to its nature, and there is an element of trying to work towards goals. If the crocodile is on a lake, and the dream seems beautiful, it means that you will have love in your life. You may need to understand social instincts in order to secure your desires. The main negative potential is associated with any type of attack.

To be bitten by this animal denotes that you need to make sure you stop worrying, as things will sort themselves out. Someone that is in your circle of friends or family is not acting in a correct manner. You will recognize that the person is an enemy, and he or she seeks to trick you into thinking that you are a friend.

To have this dream also means the release of the power in us called Jungian, an archetype known as the 'Shadow.' This is a dark power associated with enemies and conspiracies. This shadow casts itself as the heroic victim (martyr) of dark and stupendous forces. The shadow inside us is dangerous. Have you been having bad thoughts? Are you struggling to come to terms with a situation?

Finally, it is important to consider the work of Freud in regards to this dream interpretation, as this dream signifies a warning. Freud wrote a book called "Truth is What Works", which looked at the views on the psychology of dreams. The facts are obvious to the world by his interpretation of dreams.

First of all, Freud pointed out a constant connection between some part of every dream, and some detail of the dreamer's life during the previous waking state. This positively establishes a relation between sleeping states and waking states, and disposes of the widely prevalent view that dreams are purely nonsensical phenomena coming from nowhere and leading nowhere. In regards to this dream, it signifies that you have been having some worrying times recently.

Many of our dream visions are symbolical, which causes us to consider them as absurd and unintelligible. The universality of those symbols, however, makes them very transparent to the trained observer. It is important to also look up the other parts of your dream. What happened? Do not worry too much about the meaning of this dream; you just need to be aware of hidden dangers.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of alligator or crocodile

Scared. Worried. Confused. Upset. Surprised. Tired. Weak. Terrified. Afraid. Concerned. Anxious.

By Florance Saul
Oct 3, 2012