Spirit Animal

Alligator & Crocodile Symbolism & Meaning

Want to become more psychic? Need to tap into the endless well of knowledge from the past? As a Spirit, a Totem, and a Power Animal, Alligator and Crocodile can help! Alligator and Crocodile show you how to find your natural talents.

Explore the meanings and symbols of the Alligator and the Crocodile to find out how this Animal Spirit Guide can help, strengthen, and inspire you.



What do alligators, crocodiles, and caimans mean?

Because it is so hard to tell an Alligator from a Crocodile, their symbols and meanings are often the same. These creatures are ancient and very strong. Old beliefs say that the Alligator and Crocodile protect ancient knowledge and wisdom that goes back to our primal DNA and further.

Lightworkers say that alligators, crocodiles, and caimans are close to the Earth Mother and that this spirit also protects those who follow it. Crocodiles are not easy to trick, and they teach us patience, especially when starting something new.

Both the Alligator and the Crocodile live on both land and water. When they are hunting, they often hide in the mud in the spaces between the trees. Note, though, that these Animal Spirits don’t just eat for fun. They only eat when needed, moving slowly and steadily and not wasting anything.

This gives these creatures the added symbolism of being thrifty. Life provides us with many different things to feed our souls, and we need to take our time to take it all in.



Both alligators and crocodiles have their eyes on top of their heads, which is one of the most exciting things about them. Metaphysically, this means they can see, like being able to tell the future, see angelic spirits, etc.

Because of this fantastic thing about nature, it’s hard to see these animals before they attack. They can see without putting themselves in danger because they use their eyes.

Alligators and crocodiles use water energy as a metaphor for our feelings, especially those we try to hide from other people. Alligator Medicine tries to help people accept their feelings and deal with them in an honest way.

All people have a well of wisdom inside of them that, along with the collective unconscious, guides them through this process. The Crocodile Spirit is standing by, ready to help.

Crocodile and alligator babies are very helpless. Their mother has to go out and find food for them, which leaves the nest open to danger.

So, if you feel tiny, Alligator may come to you to tell you that you need to find a safe place to live, physically, emotionally, or spiritually.

Alligators and crocodiles are great parents when they are out in the wild. But when the mother goes hunting, she keeps a close eye on her nest for nine long weeks until the babies hatch.

At this point, she moves them into the water, where they can quickly eat and stay close to her. Young alligators have been known to stay with their mothers for up to a year. Because of this, this Animal Guide also means to care for and grow.



Note: Many say that reptiles and amphibians are intelligent or have feelings. People talk about the Reptilian Brain in the field of psychology. It’s said to be the part of the brain that controls survival, instinct, and the need to be in charge.

Most people think of it as the lower or base part of what people do. But there is strong evidence worldwide that reptiles and amphibians can love and bond with humans. One of these stories is The Man Who Swims with Crocodiles.

Alligators and crocodiles are also often linked to individuality, wisdom, motherhood (the energy of a goddess), survival, psychic awareness, Endurance, and the Power of the Ancients.

Alligator, Crocodile, & Caiman Spirit Animal

When Alligator, Crocodile, and Caiman start to show up in your life, you will likely be given a new chance to get your creative juices flowing. Alligator’s message is to look for the knowledge you need to grow and change. This won’t happen overnight, so be patient with yourself. It’s a time to start something new.



When you leave Crocodile’s tutelage, you will have much deeper spiritual insights and skills, which may even surprise you. You’ll need time to learn how to use these new skills and gifts.

When you meditate near water, you’re more likely to get insights from Alligator Spirit, especially about your mental and emotional traumas that may be uncomfortable but need to be fixed. Don’t be afraid and stay strong.

Crocodiles and alligators are watchers. They hide in the depths until the right time to come out. When you think about these reptiles, it’s time to go under. Move away from where they can see you. Think about what you want and who you want to be.

Observe. Take a look around you. Talk to your alligator and crocodile spirit animals. Ask to be shown the right time to come up for air and start swimming toward everything you want.

Alligator & Crocodile Totem Animal

Those who were born with an Alligator or Crocodile Totem are hard-working people. You try to be successful and have a lot of money while staying true to your ideas and voice.

This totem brings out strong feelings that are easy for others to see. People will never have to guess what you mean or wonder what you are up to.



The Alligator/Crocodile Totem brings out your inner healer, artist, and lifelong student. You want to know everything there is to know, especially about history and spirituality. You can access all the information you’ve collected in your lives but take it slowly so it doesn’t overwhelm you or others.

Alligators, crocodiles, and caimans are strong animals.

Alligator, Crocodile, and Caiman can help you when you’re having trouble with your motherly instincts or the whole cycle of life. This Animal Spirit helps when you’re sick or getting better, especially when dealing with challenging feelings like depression.

Alligators can help people who want to develop their psychic abilities. This book explains how energy flows and how to understand it while staying balanced.



Call on the medicine and energy of the Gator and the Croc when you need to be patient. Use these animals to give you the courage and strength to go after what and who you want.

Also, people often don’t understand and fear reptiles and amphibians. Things are getting better, though, as more people learn how loving and fun these animals can be. If you feel misunderstood, a Power Animal-like an alligator or Crocodile can give you spiritual strength to help you through lonely times.

What Did the Alligator and Crocodile Mean to the Native Americans?

Native American legends and folklore portray alligators as bad guys who are easy for other Animal Spirits to trick. Crocodile only does good things in the South East, where he teaches people how to hunt responsibly.



Some tribes believe that alligators were their ancestors, and others, like the Seminole, have an alligator dance as part of their religious ceremonies.

Alligator & Crocodile Dreams

When an alligator or Crocodile shows up in your dreams, it’s a sign that you have skills and power you haven’t fully used. Alligator is there to ensure you get the best advice when you need to make a choice.

Crocodile often warns you about people in your circle who tell lies to play on your emotions. Overall, the Alligator means Be Careful. Changes are happening, and you need to be on the ball.



Alligator as a Zodiac Sign and in Astrology

In Mayan Astrology, the Alligator, Crocodile, and Caiman all mean a fresh start. It is the first sign of the day. People born in the year of the Alligator are known as Imixes.

They love taking on new projects and use your vision to create an environment where people are willing to work together. You’ll fight hard to keep what you start going and care deeply about the people you love.

People say that Crocodile Spirit lives under the sea and carries the whole world on his back. The Imix gives you knowledge, psychic insights, and the ability to make things. Crocodiles are linked to the East, and red jasper is their sacred stone.

What Do Alligators and Crocodiles Mean in the Far East?

Crocodiles lived on the banks of the Yang Tze River in the Far East. She was called a “rain-bringer” because her children came out of the mud during the rainy season as if they had been called by thunder. Some



people think that the stories about Dragons are really about Crocodiles.

What Does the Alligator Symbolize?

  • Ancient Power & Wisdom
  • Clairvoyance
  • Cultivation
  • Endurance
  • Fearless
  • Forceful
  • Frugal
  • Goddess Energy
  • Individuality
  • Spirit Sensitivity



Carry

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