Crocodiles are associated with
are the same aspects given to the unbridled
creative energy forces of the world. The idea is that
“there is no Life without Death and no Death without
of their association with mud (mixture of
water) crocodiles are keepers of
Crocodile god symbolizes
fertility. He was
amongst several gods responsible for weighing the souls
of the dead, giving light to the symbolism of
discernment, judgment, authority and
word Crocodile is from the Greek words
meaning "pebble man", a reference to their
The term also refers to the crocodile’s "water dance" which
occurs when the male woos the female, emitting low
vibrational groans while attracting a mate. The
vibration of these mating calls makes the
upon their scaly backs. The end effect of this water
dance looks and sounds like pebbles dancing on the
reminds us to be creative when
seeking new partners, of
using our unique flows to shimmer the melodies of
forging new connections and
alligators inhabit both
Water is associated
with the Great Mother, the
divine feminine and therefore
the creative energies of birth.
can also swallow you up as well as
nurture you and
sustain your Spirit.
and Death are initiations, events that mark the end of
one period and the beginnings of another. This is
reflected in the culmination of Knowledge and
fabulous creatures patrol the shorelines between
and water (birth and
death). They are the
and primal parents of Knowledge.
loving mothers of excellence, laying
around twenty to sixty eggs. Once the eggs are ready to
hatch, the mother will carefully carry them to the
water. They will
protect their young at all costs, hence
they are creatures associated with maternal Protection.
god of Waters, rides
on the back of the crocodile. In the Hindu
system, the crocodile governs the
(Svadhisthana) which governs
legend tells of four crocodiles supporting the entire
world with fierce determination, keeping
balance by the strength of their backs. The alligator is
found in the
Mayan Zodiac and those with the totem are
instinctively maternal and
medieval Europe, crocodiles were associated with the
dragon and hence the
guardians of hidden wisdom.
you encounter a crocodile/alligator this is a sign to
indicate that a wonderful opportunity is unfolding and
that you are developing new hidden wisdom. These flows need to be
used correctly otherwise the Knowledge could
upon these creatures when you are in
and if you are having disturbing dreams. These creatures
are fearless, and their energy is
They strike clarity into our lives when we call on them.
These outstanding creatures represent an
between earth and
water. With their help, we can
grounded and settled in our emotions.
alligators have eyes high on their head
which hints symbolically at higher vision and
clairvoyance. We too can
see clearly through our most
enigmatic dreams and disconcerting emotions.
alligator encourages us to
not be seen, in
penetrating clearly into our own emotional worlds. This
teaches us to dive into our emotions and seek
Alligators serve a wonderful function in the
conservation of other water animals. They will dig
“gator holes” -
small ponds of fresh water. These
potholes in the mud slowly fill with the last remaining
water in an area, creating a
miniature oasis that will
enable the gators and other animal life to
those with the alligator totem, you will see
opportunity for initiation into new Knowledge and
Wisdom, however you will need to come into
first. It is important not to go too fast so soon, as
the alligator digests food very slowly.
what you have experienced and
learnt before moving onto
the new. Don’t allow yourself to be blinded by emotions.
important points you should ask yourself are:
refusing to show emotions when you should?
Are you showing emotions that are not true?
Am I making a way for others to be their true selves?
Am I being my authentic self around other people?
How am I feeling emotionally and am I clear on my
What am I creating lately? Have I given birth to
about “cooling breaths” to
heighten your understanding
of your own self and keeping your Spirit in balance.
flows which are associated with
alligators are; Fear,
Time, Magic, Honour, Speed,
Stealth, Strength, Instinct, Cunning,
Efficiency, Resilience, Solar power,
Birth and Creation,
Dependability, Indestructibility, Emotional depth,
these magnificent creatures show up
then look for an opportunity to touch very
energies. There will be great opportunity for
birth and initiation that will open
new Knowledge and
Wisdom in your
What's Your Sign
Speak (Ted Andrews)