How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!
How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!
Two basically different aspects of the crocodile are blended in its
symbolic meaning, representing the influence upon the animal of two of the four
Elements. In the first place, because of its viciousness and destructive power, the
crocodile came to signify fury and evil in Egyptian hieroglyphics (19); in the
second place, since it inhabits a realm intermediate between earth and water, and
is associated with mud and vegetation, it came to be thought of as an emblem of
fecundity and power (50). In the opinion of Mertens Stienon there is a third
aspect, deriving from its resemblance to the dragon and the serpent, as a symbol
of knowledge. In Egypt, the dead used to be portrayed transformed into crocodiles of knowledge, an idea which is linked with that of the zodiacal sign of
Capricorn. Blavatsky compares the crocodile with the Kumara of India (40).
Then, finally, come the symbols of Inversion proper and of rebirth.
To see a crocodile in your dream, symbolizes freedom, hidden strength and power. It also forewarns of hidden danger. Someone near you is giving you bad advice and is trying to sway you into poor decisions. Because crocodiles can live in water and on land, they also represent your conscious and unconscious and the emotional and rational. Perhaps something is coming to the surface and you are on the verge of some new awareness.
Alternatively, the crocodile may be an aspect of yourself and your aggressive and "snappy" attitude. Or it may reveal that are being insincere, displaying false emotions and shedding "crocodile tears".
To dream that you are chased or bitten by a crocodile, denotes disappointments in love and in business.
As sure as you dream of this creature, you will be deceived by your warmest friends. Enemies will assail you at every turn.
To dream of stepping on a crocodile's back, you may expect to fall into trouble, from which you will have to struggle mightily to extricate yourself. Heed this warning when dreams of this nature visit you. Avoid giving your confidence even to friends.
Seeing a crocodile in your dream, forewarns of hidden danger. Someone near you is giving you bad advice and is trying to sway you into poor decisions. The crocodile may be an aspect of yourself and your aggressive and "snappy" attitude. Or maybe it reveals that you have displayed some false emotions and shedding "crocodile tears". Dreaming that you are chased or bitten by a crocodile means disappointments in love and in business.
The crocodile is best known for it's "crocodile tears." With this power animal you will need to address your emotional nature, making sure that you display them appropriately and accurately.
Creation/destruction, birth/death, beginning of a new period and the death of the old, knowledge is transformed by a new level of growth, hidden wisdom awaits. Alligator or Crocodile can teach you ancient knowledge that is currently hidden and gives strength to create your own opportunities. These guardians and protectors of wisdom will show how to move in the waters of the Self. Are you seeing things as they are and not what they appear to be? Are you consumed by the knowledge you are becoming unbalanced with meditation and quiet time? Alligator/Crocodile's breathing awareness will help in balancing out transformations.
To see claws in your dream, signify feelings of vulnerability and/or hostility. You feel a need to defend or protect yourself or your surroundings. You also need to be careful with your words and actions.
To see a scale in your dream, signifies a decision that you need to make. Alternatively, the scales mean that you need to look at a situation from a rational perspective. Don't be so black and white about everything. Consider the gray area in the situation.
To dream that you are standing on a bathroom scale, represents concerns about your weight and your image. You are preoccupied with your physical shape and appearance. Perhaps you need to stop comparing yourself to the standards of others.
To see fish scales in your dream, represent your protective barrier. You have put up a defensive wall around yourself. If you are descaling a fish, then it means that you are starting to break down your emotional barriers.
Seeing scales in your dream means a decision that you need to make. Alternatively, the scales may suggest your need to take a balanced view of a situation and not get so emotional. Don't be so black and white and consider the gray in the situation.