Alligator Totem Meaning & Symbolism
Alligator has an armored body and is a patient yet fierce predator. It understands the importance of slowing one’s breath and waiting patiently for the right moment to act. They are considered guardians of deep wisdom as they lie in wait at the surface of the water, aware of all that goes on around them.
Comfortable on both land and in the water; they symbolize harmony between our inner, spiritual, intuitive side and our analytical, problem-solving skills.
When alligator appears to you it speaks of finding balance in life between daily activities and taking the time to go within and merely observe. Alligator may be telling you that you are safe as you work to explore the depths of your own inner waters.
Sometimes alligator gives a warning to “pay attention” to the path you are on – are you being hasty or are you waiting for the right time to act? Are you using both your intuition and your intellect harmoniously?
Alligator Dream Symbolism
Alligators in dreams are said to foretell great changes forthcoming and the potential for danger or wrong moves if you feel you were assaulted by the creature and unable to overcome it. They come to help you face a great fear or take on a challenging situation.
Facts About Alligators
Having lived on Earth in the same form for more than 200 million years, Alligators are considered to be a living fossil. Learn more about this amazingly resilient creature with these 17 facts about the American Alligator.
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