What Does It Mean When You Dream About Alligators?
Dreams about crocodiles or alligator are usually disturbing, at least partially, because the mentioned animals provoke the feeling of being in danger and threatened and, of course, of being afraid.
In most cases with dreams related to crocodiles or crocodiles, people dream similar scenarios with these deadly animals chasing or biting them. It’s not funny at all, we have to admit.
These dreams are either extremely frightening and disturbing or, at the very least, unpleasant.
If you had any kind of dream about crocodiles or alligators, you certainly wonder what it could mean, especially if you live in a country where these animals could only be seen in the zoo.
Dreams about crocodiles and alligators have many interpretations, but more often they reflect negative emotions from a dreamer’s waking life. A dreamer is very likely to feel uncomfortable, threatened and somehow threatened in reality.
Most people who dream of these dangerous exotic reptiles feel restless in their real life.
Maybe there are people around you who want to “bite” you, to hurt you and spoil your plans. Perhaps you are not even aware of your intentions or even who these people are.
Dreams about dangerous animals often reflect our difficulties in dealing with stressful or very negative situations in our waking lives. Our reluctance and restlessness to face challenges and take responsibility or accept consequences are common triggers for dreams related to dangerous animals.
However, the exact meaning of your crocodile or alligator dream depends solely on the personal and intimate details about your life and the dream itself. It would be helpful to memorize and recall details of your dream.
For example, it is not the same if the crocodile was calm and still or if it was aggressive. Try to remember if the reptile was on the ground or in the water, if it was swimming or running. All the details can be helpful when interpreting your crocodile/alligator dream.
Also, let’s talk about specific dreams with these large reptiles. Dreams about crocodiles and alligators are not as common as dreams about, say, dogs, wolves or various types of birds, but they still occur in many dreamers.
Of course, if you have recently seen a crocodile or an alligator, in the wild or in captivity, the very sight of such strong and frightening animals can make a big impression on you, so you still see them in your dreams.
Furthermore, we would like to mention that the interpretations are the same for both crocodiles and alligators in dreams, including other close relatives of these large reptiles such as alligators.
They all have many biological characteristics in common and they all belong to the order of crocodiles.
That’s why we refer to all of them as crocodiles. To make things clearer in the following paragraphs, we will simply use the term “a crocodile” for all these animals.
Dreams about seeing a crocodile
What if you see a crocodile in your dream? This terrible reptile must have left an impression, whatever the details of the dream.
If you only saw a crocodile in your dream, without having any contact with it, your dream could be best interpreted by understanding the basic crocodile symbolism.
Crocodiles could symbolize many things, but most often they are associated with strength, patience, tact and lethality. If you saw a crocodile in your dream, try to link this symbol with your current real-life situation.
If you generally feel good and satisfied, a crocodile or crocodile can represent yourself. It means that you are strong and considerate in your decisions and actions. This can also be a reminder to stay calm and not let outside factors shake you and spoil your plans.
You are preparing to act and patiently work on your plans, with dedication, concentration and caution.
Like a crocodile patiently waits for its prey to approach, you wait until the right opportunity presents itself. This can be a very positive dream.
On the negative side, seeing a crocodile in your dream may imply betrayal. If, in general, we feel insecure and like we can’t trust the people around us, the crocodile poses a threat.
Someone you trust may betray you or use you to achieve their own goals, without thinking about how it might affect you. Someone is hiding an unpleasant truth from you and you will be deeply disappointed when you find out what it was.
It could be something meant to harm you or something with a good intention that didn’t go well.
Seeing a crocodile in your dream can have another positive interpretation and it is about protection and guardianship. If you feel strangely calm and good seeing such a terrible creature in your dream, the crocodile possibly represents a strong and influential figure in your waking life.
He is someone who is always watching you and who cares about you, even if you are not aware of his protection.
The person is not pushing or pushing; she just wants to always make sure she feels safe and secure. That person could be your parent, your best friend, your partner, even your mentor, your boss, your doctor, or anyone else you feel close to.
This type of dream is always related to an invisible and subtle form of protection that does not put you in a cage, does not control you and has nothing to do with manipulation.
But it can also mean that someone who sees and is insensitive cares deeply about you.
Dreams about a crocodile in the water
Dreams about a crocodile or an alligator in the water are usually positive, especially if you feel good about such a vision in your dream; that is, you don’t feel scared, but rather curious about it.
The crocodile represents your talent, strength and potential if the animal stays still in the water. Water is their natural environment and crocodiles are familiar with it.
This dream means that you feel comfortable in your environment, like a fish in the sea or, better said, like a crocodile in the water.
If the animal is calm and cannot see its whole body, because it is partially covered in water, it means that it has truly amazing abilities, talents and potentials, but it is afraid to show them.
You are a talented but insecure person; you should think better of yourself. You hide your talents, because you are afraid of the judgment of others or you think they would laugh at you.
Perhaps you also follow a path that is outside the mainstream, so you feel as if you could be rejected by people.
This dream suggests that you have a lot of inner strength, both emotionally and mentally; you should be more courageous, because nothing prevents you from progressing, except your own restrictions. It feels good to stay in your comfort zone, where you have everything you currently need.
However, a very silent and unsteady inner voice says that you really want something more. The time has come to leave your safe haven.
Dreams about a crocodile on the ground
If you dream of a crocodile out of water, it means that you are not comfortable with your current life situations.
You can handle it, but it feels unpleasant, as if you are continually and unsuccessfully trying to integrate. You feel your best when you stay in the environment you are used to, maintaining relationships with people you already know. Doesn’t like change, especially big changes. They make you insecure and scared.
However, this dream can have a positive meaning. It may reflect your feeling of discomfort with the current situation, which is not negative at all. You just need more time to get used to positive changes.
If you’re the type of person who likes routine, well-established schedules and habits, you may feel shaken and off track, even when facing positive change. You have probably embraced a new opportunity in your waking life, but you continue to wander if the decision was the right one.
Dreams about an aggressive crocodile
Dreams about an aggressive crocodile can be very upsetting even if the animal didn’t bite you in your dream or anything else.
An aggressive crocodile represents incredibly strong emotions, especially feelings of helplessness, anger, and sadness. We are talking about a type of dream in which you see only an aggressive crocodile.
Animals are a symbol of your suppressed emotions or those that are so strong that you cannot control them either in your waking life or in your dreams.
An angry crocodile in the water represents your terrible fear of change. You can’t literally imagine your life any differently and you’re really looking forward to some changes you’re thinking about.
You can’t influence everything, so you have to deal with certain new plans and new organization (eg moving to another place, job changes, changes in some family relationships, etc.).
However, such a thing makes us feel restless, anxious and angry with them. You like your life to be calm, without large amplitudes.
If you dream of an angry crocodile on the ground, it means that you feel powerless and manipulated by others.
You don’t fit in and you don’t feel comfortable speaking your mind. You let others control you, even if you are very aware that things can be different.
However, you do not have the will or motivation to stand up to those who control your decisions and actions.
Let them do that and you feel very angry. He is angry with them, as well as extremely dissatisfied with his own behavior.
Dreams about being attacked by a crocodile
Dreams about being chased and/or attacked by a crocodile are extremely unpleasant, frightening and terrifying depending on the specific scenario.
If you are being chased by a crocodile in our dreams, it may reflect a threat to your waking life, a threat that you are either aware of or not.
On the other hand, this dream could also mean that you are trying to run away from yourself, that is, you do not want to face the consequences of something you have said or done.
A crocodile is a reptile and reptiles are symbolically associated with something ancient, primitive. They symbolize our instincts, our unconscious part of the mind. Therefore, dreams about being chased or attacked by a crocodile mean that you instinctively react to certain real-life situation.
It can also be a warning sign; your intuition is perhaps so strong that it uses dreams as a channel to alarm you at the right moment. Analyze your current life circumstances and think about possible dangers.
Dreams about being attacked by a crocodile could also mean that you are likely to be betrayed by people you trust a lot. You will be angry, sad and disappointed at the same time and will not know what to do with such strong emotions.
Partially, he also feels scared, because now he distrusts everyone and trusts no one.
If you dream of a crocodile attacking another person, it reflects your concerns about someone dear to you. This dream is not uncommon for those who have children and may reflect their fears about what might happen to their little ones.
It may be a reflection of excessive worry and overreaction to normally potentially dangerous situations in waking life (for example, if a child cuts himself, if a child is a little sick, if a child is late for dinner, or so).
In particular, dreams about a crocodile attacking or biting a child reflect the parents’ overprotective behavior.
Dreams about taming a crocodile
If you dream of trying to tame a crocodile, it means that you are looking for peace within yourself.
You are finally ready to face the consequences of your actions and decisions and to embrace yourself as you are. You are ready to change yourself for the better, being aware of your flaws and the things that can be improved.
Taming a crocodile in a dream symbolically represents calming your primal, instinctual side and putting more meaning into everything you do.
On the other hand, dreaming of taming a crocodile means that you are ready to forgive people who have hurt you in the past. This will bring you incredible relief and you will feel much better.
You don’t want to burden yourself with bad thoughts about people and now you know what gets done – gets done. There is no turning back, because life goes on. This realization will make you feel good about yourself and help you move forward.
Dreams about taming a crocodile and stepping on its back mean that you are really close to achieving balance between your instinct and your sense. You know there are things you have to accept and things you can improve on.
This dream means that your emotions, thoughts and actions are being synchronized and harmonized. Another meaning of this dream is that you rose above your problems and started thinking very rationally about them.
This means that you will definitely be able to handle all the challenges in front of you, you just have to believe in yourself.
Dreams about being on the back of a crocodile mean that you are conquering your own bad sides and negative thoughts and emotions or that you are successfully dealing with certain problems in your waking life.
Whatever the true meaning of this dream is, it is overall positive and encouraging.