Represents: Primal energy, unconscious mind, deliberateness

The Alligator totem contains the unbridled creative forces of chaos in the world, the fury and ferocity of Primal Energies. Alligator is born of the telluric earth energies, and as such it is the symbol of creation and destruction.

The Alligator is the keeper and protector of all sacred knowledge. She is the primal mother in whom all knowledge rests and waits to be born. People with an Alligator totem have the opportunity to develop new wisdom but they must be careful not to be consumed by this wisdom. When working with Alligator, study each new bit of knowledge carefully and thoroughly before going on to the next learning experience.

Alligators only need to eat once a week, and they digest things slowly and completely. If Alligator is your totem, learn to take your time, focusing on one task at a time until each task is completed. Never bite off more than you can swallow, but allow yourself to relish each experience slowly.

Alligator energy is old, wise energy. People with an Alligator totem are old souls who have lived many lives and have much inner, instinctual wisdom to share. They dwell in the shadows and in the depths, and rely heavily on their intuition. Alligators can slumber for days or weeks at a time. They thrive best when they rely on their powers of introspection and deep meditation.

Alligator’s powers of introspection link it to the forces of the unconscious mind, where dreams and visions dwell. Because of this, they often make good shamans and seers. Alligator people are quietly confident. They do not need to make boastful outward displays of their power. They are often quiet and unassuming, but beware of their wrath once it has been awakened!

If Alligator is your totem, resist the temptation to lay about in the sun. Don’t take things for granted once you find yourself in a comfortable place. Instead, move slowly from one accomplishment to the next, allowing yourself time to fully digest before moving on.

When Alligator shows up look for an opportunity to touch very primal energies. There will be an opportunity for new knowledge and wisdom if you approach the experience with patience and an open mind.

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