Alligator has an armored body and is a patient yet fierce predator. It understands the importance of slowing ones 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 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?
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.