If you’re wondering about the symbolism and interpretation of different dreams about alligators as the spirit animal that they are, then let’s start with what alligators symbolize. Alligator and crocodile totems remind us that in life, we can be gentle, patient, and calm and yet full of courage, strength, speed, cunningness, danger, and primal power.
Even in real life, the characteristics and lifestyle of an alligator are difficult to analyze. When this formidable predator with its fierce smirking jaws, thorny tail, sturdy baby arms, and those ancient armored frames appear in your dream, it can mean many things based on what happens in the dream.
So, what does dreaming about alligators mean?
Dreaming of alligators is not always a nightmare because of their deadly knife-like teeth and mysterious and perfect hunting prowess in real life. Apart from advising you to be patient, courageous, protective, wise, conservative, dreams about alligators may be pointing out jerks in your life who keep poking their sinister eyes in your business and are ready to destroy your success.
Also, you could be the jerk too if your big-mouth attitude is ruining your business in comparison to an alligator whose destructive big mouth is almost half its entire length. A big mouth with sharp, biting remarks that tears down people and their dreams in the fiercest, hurtful and deadliest way possible.
Remember that the dream may not be sending a message to you personally, but to a loved one, co-worker, or someone you deal with and can deliver the message to. Besides, interpretations of these dreams always depend on what you or the alligator did in the dream.
Dreaming about seeing an alligator in a jungle
The meaning of seeing an alligator in your dream might signify a rebirth of your life. It also means you have to get your financial security improved, irrespective of whether you’ve financial insecurities or not. Also, the dream dictionaries of the 1930s spelled out very clearly that coming across an alligator or crocodile in a dream mirrors your inner feelings about other people.
It could be that you see them as a threat you should avoid or subdue. These beasts have a deep relationship with the human soul and dreaming about seeing them represents a spiritual union between power and intelligence.
Dreaming about trying to swim away or escape from an alligator
What a nightmare it is to dream about trying to swim away or run from an alligator in alligator-infested waters. Once the nightmare is over, think about anyone in your life whose interactions with you make you feel threatened because of their biting remarks that tear you down as an alligator would.
Your escape from the beast in the dream reflects your withdrawal approach against the person’s put-down criticisms of you. Warnings through a dream-like this help you to reexamine your life in order to let go of people with no value or positivity in your life.
Dreaming about seeing alligators swimming below the water surface
In real life, watching alligators swim underneath the water surface creates a feeling of impending doom because of the fear that they may sneakily swim towards you to attack. This dream symbolizes what’s happening in your life in reality. For example, pending critical feedback after a performance review or a reaction to your unruly behavior. Is there any impending doom or uncertainly coming down the pipe?
Gators can crop up in your subconscious mind when you fall asleep to reveal what’s hidden in there. Typically, watching incoming danger like this in your dream reveals your invulnerability, readiness, skills, and ability to face it triumphantly.
Dreaming about trying to rescue someone you love from an alligator
This is another nightmarish encounter that many parents have had to face. The dream usually involves a parent going through the ordeal of attempting to save their child or children from the fangs of a gator. This traumatizing encounter may be a spiritual way to inform a parent that their children are being mistreated by a sibling or bullied at school.
It could also be that they are snubbing their teacher’s criticism or it’s a co-worker that needs to be set free from a toxic or harshly opinionated friend, workmate, or boss. Whoever the victim may be, this spirit animal is telling you via this dream to look around and be someone’s savior.
Dreaming that an alligator is biting or eating you
It can be traumatizing to deal with a dream that has you gnashing to death in the knife-like fangs of this big-mouth monster. After a dream of this nature, figure out who is menacing you and liberate yourself from them. The dream is how this mysterious being with its big angelic eyes over their head can see how you’re being eaten gradually and is informing you via your subconscious mind. The earlier you free yourself, the better.
Dreaming about chopping up an alligator
Many snake dreams also manifest this way and are generally considered a good omen because of your self-defense victory over the beast. Interpreting the dream is simple as any chopping up or maiming of the alligator is a reflection of cutting off a troublesome thing or person in your life.
In fact, like every sane and cautious person, you should be ready to disassociate yourself with everyone that is or will hurt you or your loved ones. So, this alligator chopping dream advises you to fight your enemies off before they destroy your business, relationship, or peace with their scathing commentary.
Dreaming about taming an alligator
If you tame an alligator in your dream, it may mean you’re in control of your previous and present relationships, especially with people who haven’t been fair and trustworthy to you. It signifies your acquisition of power and influence. Taming this monster of an animal in your dream also informs you that you’ve what it takes to deal with all your unresolved issues. So, it’s left for you to figure them out and resolve in the best possible way.
Most often, the best way to tame the toxic and hurtful people around you is not to confront them violently but to approach them strategically and look for reconciliation. Forgiveness is powerful and can help all parties to heal and move on in peace, whether it’s a family feud, difficult relationship, or workplace issue.
Be careful not to escalate the conflict with emotions instead. Also, your best move in some cases could be to stay out of the confrontation. That’s a great peace-making approach. So, a tamed gator also symbolizes your success in making peace with anyone that makes you feel threatened.
Dreaming that you have a pool, aquarium or tub with an alligator inside
Dreaming that you have an alligator enclosed somewhere in a pool, aquarium, or tub is an indication of how well you’ve successfully controlled this nuisance of a person or situation in your life. Alligators since ancient times have been spiritual informants, and a dream-like this only confirms that you’ve finally contained your biting, angry, critical self or someone else. Additionally, the dream reminds you of your managerial wisdom and good problem-solving skills.
Dreaming about a baby alligator
A dream that shows baby alligators or crocodiles reveals how protective you are of your offspring. Parents often find themselves in these kinds of dreams because they live with the preoccupation of their children’s safety in their minds. So, if there’s a suspicious person around your children, baby alligators may be the spiritual messengers to inform you. Baby alligators can also show up if you think that your immediate family is nothing supporting your efforts.
Dreaming about seeing the image of an alligator
If your dream brings you the photograph of an alligator, watch out for enemies who are planning to spring out of nowhere to ruin your life. This would be people you’re not familiar with and therefore, seeing them coming to attack, you would be hard. You’ll think they don’t know you whereas they know you pretty well and your movements and the reason they want to hurt you.
Any dream showing you an alligator’s image is the alligator using its spiritual powers and dangerous traits to warn you to stay alert and vigilant as you protect yourself against your hidden enemies.
Dreaming about an alligator attacking someone
If your dream takes you to a location where an alligator or a crocodile is attacking a person, you might be offending an individual because you don’t empathize with people. Nature has a way of informing people that their behavior is out of place and needs adjustment. So, through this dream, your mind and spirit are taken to a greater level of consciousness.
Dreaming about eating a crocodile or an alligator
What about dreaming that you’re enjoying alligator meat? It indicates that you’ve overcome fear and conquered your enemies who would have taken your life. It can as well mean that you’ll overpower something dangerous and celebrate your success at the expense of your defeated enemies.
Have you ever experienced any of the above dreams about an alligator? The good thing is, dreams about this spirit beast speak positivity into your life, and push you to wake up, develop a fighting spirit, and improve your perception about life. They offer you wisdom, courage, and spiritual messaging that helps you to see your unknown enemy in order to fight, defeat it, and make your life successful.