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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook ALLIGATORS - dream dictionary meaning : Many dream symbols seem extreme (eg an alligator dream). Dream symbols represent our day to day emotions and actually we think in rather extreme ways. An alligator seems extreme and bizarre in a dream but what could this represent in day to day terms. If you did see an alligator then you would definitely avoid it. One alligator dream in our studies followed a day when the dreamer had bumped into her ex boyfriend. Emotionally this was something that she wanted to avoid at all costs - just the same as she would avoid an alligator. So a dream about an alligator in this case represented this specific emotion - "I bumped into my ex yesterday and he was someone who I really wanted to avoid."

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

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"


SEE ALSO : Lions : Spiders : Alligators : Sharks : Dogs : Cats : Sharks : Horses : Ants : Birds
DREAM STUDIES : Snakes : Dogs : Animals
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Below you will see a series of quotes. Each quote represents the meaning of a particular dream(these are all dreams where the meaning is understood totally). For instance one dream may have meant that the dreamer was having trouble at work. In that case the quote may simply be "There is a bad atmosphere at work". Some information is included about which dream symbols were included in the dream(within the squares brackets). Often a sample dream is included which shows you how the dream interpretation was reached.
DREAM ANALYSIS : What is the symbolic meaning of alligators in dreams?

In many cases the crocodile may refer to some problem that you wish to avoid. E.g.

"My friend has been using me. She was getting me to do something that would suit her but cause me problems"[Dream Dictionary - friend telling me alligator is not dangerous dream]

"I keep trying to get along with this group of people but ultimately I know I really cannot cope being around them"[Dream Dictionary - dog attacking me turns into an alligator dream]

In many cases the crocodile may refer to something that is being taken from your life. E.g.
"I just cannot see how our relationship can continue. He is moving to another state"[Dream Dictionary - gator dream]

Crocodiles may refer to negative human emotions. E.g.

"I am in love with this girl but really fear getting rejected by her"[Dream symbol - gator dream]

"I had a bad day yesterday. It expected to feel devastated yet really I just went home and got along with things."[Dream symbol - telling story about being swallowed by an alligator dream]

Crocodiles can symbolise really vulnerable people who constantly get into problems which they cannot cope with. E.g.

"My dog is quite vulnerable and I feel the need to protect him. I often worry that he is getting into danger"[Dream Dictionary - protect dog from alligator dream]

SAMPLE DREAM : Dreams generally link to some real issue of relevance to you right now. They may capture your feelings on some health issue, work problem , relationship in difficulty , your feelings about how things are generally going, your plans for the day ahead or some simple paranoia or fear. The dreams featured in this website will try to reduce the dreams meaning to a quote which captures your current feelings on some issue. When studying your own dreams try to think what quotes could capture your own feelings on pressing issues. Think especially of the day before the dream and your thoughts about the day to come.
THE DREAM I am constantly having dreams about saving my dog and my mother from alligators.

THE REALITY The dreamers dog and mother are both vulnerable and that is why she she feels like she needs to save them

DREAM ANALYSIS Sometimes we get dreams that make some sense because we are helping save someone or something. We can recognise that in real life that dog or person has been on our mind and we feel the need to protect them. The point is why does the dream feature alligators? Dreams do use extreme metaphors. But if you look at dreams in a more straightforward way they make more sense. An alligator is something that we would avoid at all costs. So this dream is pointing to some real life situation where the dreamer was trying to prevent her mother or dog getting into trouble. Most dreams have their trigger on the day before so its worthwhile seeking out what triggered the dream specifically.

Symbolic Meanings
ALLIGATOR : "a situation or emotional state that we would rather avoid at any costs"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I worry about my dog and mother. They both need protecting. I am just always worrying that everything is OK."

See how the Symbolic meanings weave together to form a key insight in the DREAM MEANING

THE DREAM I on the top floor of a tall building. I am telling the story of how I was nearly eaten by a shark or alligator. It had swallowed me upto my chest. I am laughing and joking.

THE REALITY The previous day the dreamer had been really disappointed. He had been looking forward to a party for ages. It all went badly and he left early. He felt dejected and humiliated. Yet despite this he did not get particularly down about it. Simply got on with his routine.

DREAM ANALYSIS Alligator dreams should in theory be easy to spot. Often they point to something devastating. They could link to something that you really wish to avoid(like an alligator). This dreamer pointed to something in real life that he really did not enjoy. He had just that previous day been humiliated and intimidated by others at a party he had really been looking forward too. Emotionally he felt pretty dejected as if he had just been swallowed by an alligator. Yet he did not get into a deep mood or depression about it. Dreams can deal with the complexity of our emotions. This dream deals with a quite refined emotional response. The dreamer is laughing and joking showing that his mood was not bad despite this devastating blow. It shows that he expected to feel a lot worse.

Symbolic Meanings
ALLIGATOR : "Symbolic of the humiliating and crushing disappointment at the party he had just been too."

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "It all went wrong yesterday yet I coped really well. I expected to feel totally devastated yet I was OK"

See how the Symbolic meanings weave together to form a key insight in the DREAM MEANING

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