DREAM DICTIONARY - Alligator : An alligator can represent something that is bigger and more powerful than us. It can therefore symbolise things that are beyond our control. Being eaten by a crocodile could
easily symbolise the prospect of losing your job. So if you have feared that then its possible that the dream captures those thoughts.
Alligators are all powerful and you should not mess with them so they are excellent symbols warning you against something. They show that you are aware of any confrontation that is in your mind.
Alligators are also particularly good symbols for the mouth. Those large powerful jaws perhaps warning you not to open your mouth. Or they could represent something that someone has said to you which cut you down.
QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Is there something that you would really rather avoid?
- Did you sense some real emotional danger yesterday?
- What problems were you thinking of in bed that you really cannot cope with?
KEY WORDS : Worrying, Devastating, humiliating, avoid at all costs, unable to cope, unfair, danger,ruthless reality, fear consequences,too much to cope with, intimidating, really upset
KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I cannot stop worrying about him"
- "Its something I would rather avoid"
- "I really could not cope with that"
- "it is so unfair!"
- "I just sense trouble is brewing"
- "I sense danger"
- "it could have turned out so badly!"
- "he really was intimidating"
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Example dream : An alligator linked to the dreamer having to accept that her relationship with her boyfriend would end as he was leaving with his parents to go to another state. The alligator symbolised the dreamer losing someone important to her.
Example dream : Eating a crocodile symbolised the dreamers decision to be confrontational with a woman not caring about the consequences.
Example dream : An alligator dream was linked to the dreamers fears about her driving instructor. She had been sexually harassed. The alligator was a symbol for this feeling of threat and sexual harassment - this sex pest was someone she would rather avoid (just like the crocodile)..
Example dream : An alligator symbolised the dreamer not wanting her colleagues to know that she was leaving or that she wasn't happy because she felt that would make them worse. The crocodile representing the fear that they would turn on her with no mercy (in the way a crocodile has no mercy.
Example dream : An alligator symbolised the disastrous impact saying something to a woman the dreamer was attracted to. He had been thinking through saying something but then realised he needed to keep his mouth shut or the consequences would be terrible (it would like being savaged like an alligator).
Example dream : The alligators symbolised the dreamers fear the night before that there would be lots of people sacked at a place where he visited. The alligator then represented the ruthless reality of business where people who he knew could lose their jobs .
Example dream : An alligator in a dream was linked to a relationship which was getting too much for the dreamer. He felt as if a woman who was a lot younger was too much for him to handle. (an alligator is more than you can cope with)
Example dream : A shark with an alligator in its mouth symbolised fears that her marriage was going wrong. Perhaps it shows her fears about confronting her husband (predator versus predator) .
Example dream : Alligators getting free linked to the dreamers thoughts about the recession. She was worried about a friend losing her job. The crocodile was symbolic of the harsh and ruthless reality of life where jobs could be swallowed up in a second.
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