The Alligator is the keeper and protector of all knowledge in the universe. It is the knower of all things conscious and subconscious.
In the physical world, the alligator lives both above and below the water. It shows patience in how it captures prey, waiting for the right moment to emerge from its watery hiding place. It is strong and forceful both on land and under the water. It connects us distant past when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and imbues the present with a magical sense of survival.
One who carries an Alligator totem will be fiercely protective of ancient knowledge and secrets from those who would attempt to use magic for wrong purposes. The Alligator has a strong connection to Mother Earth that protects from manipulation by others and adds to its monumental power. With its primal reptilian energy, it teaches patience and the art of proper timing. The Alligator reveals its purposes only when it is ready to act. It allows others to be their authentic selves, making it a gifted healer of those suffering from mental health issues.
An Alligator vision may portend a coming period of growth or regeneration that may include new knowledge about ancestral heritage. It reveals hidden strength and freedom that may be realized by using the natural skills of the Alligator, patience and timing. It may also be a warning of a hidden danger.