Hey, What Does It Mean if I Keep Dreaming About Alligators?

Photo credit: Getty/Margie Rischiotto
Photo credit: Getty/Margie Rischiotto

Remembering dreams can be extremely hard. After all, we forget up to 90 percent of our dreams. Images we see in our dreams are familiar visions we see in everyday life. We dream about what we know. And while our relationships with people, places, or things we say in our dreams may differ, there are some symbols that tend to mean the same thing. And by practicing dream journaling, we can recall our dreams and find meaning through dream interpretation.

Certain images (like tornados), animals (like dogs), and people (like your crush) we see in our dreams reflect emotions we have repressed throughout the years or are unwilling to face in the current time. The more we see these images/animals/people repeat in our dreams, the more important it is to deal with the matter at hand. Think of these dreams as a wake-up call to start healing and dealing rather than suppressing and ignoring.

Now, let’s say you dream of alligators (eek!) and wake up feeling as though the world is against you. Fact check: The world isn’t against you—but maybe you feel like a few people in your social circle or at the office are. Conversely, you could be acting as your own worst enemy. The lesson from this dream is to stop being afraid and level up. Don’t let anyone step all over you, and do acknowledge your awesomeness.

What does it mean if I dream about alligators?

Dreaming about alligators can mean two things. It can represent some sort of insecurity that you’re feeling at the moment. Maybe you’re dealing with impostor syndrome and it’s making you second-guess your abilities. Or you may not feel good enough to ask out your crush (which, side note, you are!). Alligators can also represent the rude people in your life. Basically, gators are the mean girls of dream interpretation.

What does it mean if I dream about alligators attacking me?

Ugh, this truly is such a nightmare! Being attacked by alligators could indicate that there’s a situation or person dragging you down in your life. Think about what’s going on in your day-to-day. If a person is inserting negativity or holding you back from being your true self, then they may be the alligator that’s attacking you.

What does it mean if I dream about alligators attacking someone else?

If a loved one is being attacked by an alligator in your dream, then you might be experiencing a lot of fear and emotions around losing them in some way. Be careful of self-sabotage. You are projecting your own insecurities onto them and focusing on the negatives rather than the positives.

If you’re dreaming about a random attack on a stranger, then it’s time to be real with yourself about why you’re not taking more risks in life. An important job, relationship, or situation may be passing you by. It’s time for you to take a leap of faith and try something new.

What does it mean if I dream about alligators eating someone?

Contrary to what you may think, dreaming of an alligator eating someone is actually a really auspicious symbol that’s coming from your subconscious. It means that something major and life-changing is about to happen. It’s important for you to keep your eyes and ears open, because transformation is headed for you. You’re getting a payback for good karma. Yay!

What does it mean if I dream about alligators and snakes?

There are three popular interpretations of this dream. First, dreaming of snakes can symbolize the need for medical attention or healing, as snakes are an ancient symbol of medicine. If you’re dreaming about snakes and alligators together, you may be scared to go to the doctor and deal with a medical issue.

Another interpretation is that you’re going through a transcendent period of growth and rebirth (another common meaning of snakes)—and you’re uneasy about it. I get it, change is hard, but it’s also totally necessary.

Lastly, this dream could mean you’re in the process of undergoing a spiritual awakening of sorts. It could mean you’re beginning to evolve into the person you were meant to be.

What does it mean if I dream about alligators chasing me?

Right now, a lot of anxiety and stress that’s coming up in your life. Repressed emotions haven’t been dealt with in the past and now they’re surfacing. No matter what you do, you can’t avoid dealing with the situation, and the best option is to face the facts. Stop avoiding your problems because like the alligator in this dream, there’s no escaping it. Basically, it’s time to deal.

What does it mean if I dream about alligators biting me?

It’s time to regroup and refocus. Try practicing meditation or yoga to align your body, spirit, and mind. This dream is telling you that your thoughts are scattered and unorganized. You need to have a clutter-free brain that isn’t filled with nonsense or preoccupations. Additionally, this dream could indicate that you have to take hold of your schedule and commit to some downtime for yourself—iCal is your friend. Don’t overbook and consume your life with frivolity. Get serious!

What does it mean if I dream about seeing alligators in the water?

Swimming with alligators is just as scary as swimming with sharks! If you’re dreaming about swimming with alligators in water, you may currently feel threatened by something or someone and don’t know how to deal with it. It’s time to boss up and embrace your bad self in order to let them know who’s in charge. Don’t let anyone intimidate you—especially these alligators.

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