If crocodiles appear and the atmosphere is pleasant in your dream, then they may be a symbol of being comfortable in your own skin. Your unconscious may be reminding you of the importance of timing and focusing your energy so you are ready to seize the moment when it comes.
On the other hand, crocodiles also represent the hazards that may lie beneath the surface of a seemingly harmless situation, so the crocodile may be alerting you to a potential problem and urging you to trust your instincts. When it comes to hunting prey, crocodiles and alligators are masters of disguise, so if they feature in your dream, ask yourself what aspect of yourself you are disguising in real life. Consider also if someone you know is shedding crocodile tears.
If an alligator appears in your dream, it may represent problems that have appeared suddenly as if from nowhere and knocked your sense of balance.
If you’re battling an alligator in your dream, it means you are dealing with an intense situation that has upset your world.... The Element Encyclopedia
If your dreams are about severe seizures (particularly when specific organs are involved), consider seeing a psychologist.
ASTROLOGY: Cosmic connectedness, ancient and profound wisdom, or superstition, relinquishing responsibility for oneself. Search for one’s own star.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To understand your dream consider all of its details and think about whether you are the attacker or the attackee.
If you are being attacked, then maybe you are feeling somewhat vulnerable in some area of your daily life.
If you are doing the attacking, it may be that you are releasing some of your frustrations and anger while expressing negative feelings in such ways that you are unable to do in daily life. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To understand your dream consider all of its details and think about whether you are the attacker or the attacked.
If you are being attacked, then maybe you are feeling somewhat vulnerable in some area of your daily life.
If you are doing the attacking, it may be that you are releasing some of your frustrations and anger while expressing negative feelings in such ways that you are unable to do in daily life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The word attack is also used in many ways, so might refer to an ‘attack’ of an illness, or ‘heart attack’. Can express the difference between feeling threatened by a work/relationship/sex problem, or feeling challenged by it in a way to stimulate creativity or research. Someone else being attacked: anger or aggression towards another. See fight; war. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If we are being attacked by animals we are turning our own aggression and/or sexuality inwards; we have fear of our own natural urges.
2- If the dreamer is the attacker he needs to defend himself by positive self-expression he is making attempts to destroy some urge or feeling in himself or others.
3- There is a Spiritual or psychic threat.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Character traits, cravings, or needs that you haven’t been aware of until now appear suddenly and violently from nowhere, making you anxious and afraid.... Dreamers Dictionary
The message of this dream may also be preparing you to protect yourself from negative projections coming your way, or to find a healthy outlet for your stress. See Victim, Perpetrator and Anger.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If we are being attacked by animals we are turning our own aggression and / or sexuality inwards; we have fear of our own natural urges.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are being attacked by someone suggests that you are feeling stressed, vulnerable and helpless, or facing difficult changes, in real life.
A dream of being attacked by an animal is a warning to be careful with those around you. Someone means you no good.
If you dream that you kill an attacking animal, your life will be saved by a stranger.... My Dream Interpretation
The same kind of dream can mean feeling threatened by one’s own repressed aggressiveness, anger, or sexuality, especially if one is being attacked by an animal.
If one is the attacker, it can reflect everything from selfassertiveness to the desire to attack something or someone in one’s environment. “Attack” can also be used as a metaphor, as in attacks of hunger, illness, conscience, guilt, etc.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you do find yourself punching, kicking or fighting with someone in your dream, try to think about what triggered the violent attack. It is possible that your dreaming mind conjured up the image of an attack as a safety valve through which you can release your frustration. Another interpretation suggests that dreams in which you inflict violence on someone or something may be prompted by a sense of helplessness or resentment in waking life.
Perhaps there is someone whose authority you find powerless to resist? If this is the case, your dream may be compensatory by allowing you to exact revenge against the person or object of your resentment. It is also possible that your unconscious was encouraging you to stand up for yourself.
Alternatively, dreams which feature violence can symbolize your hidden desire for power and control in waking life. When interpreting this dream, try to identify whether the target of the violence represented an aspect of yourself, particularly if the victim was a stranger. Or could your unconscious have conjured an archetypal image of the stranger to bear the brunt of your anger?... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are the attacker in the dream, who or what are you attacking? Attack is almost always a form of defense, so may also suggest defensiveness about some issue in, or aspect of, your life.
There is also a positive side to attack, as new ideas and positive changes can threaten our old way of life and habitual way of thinking about things.
If you are attacked by an animal in your dream, this suggests anxiety about aggression in yourself or other people.
If you are attacked by a shadowy or frightening figure, this may depict feelings of fear and pain associated with the past. How you deal with the attack is important.
If you run from it, the trauma is not being dealt with in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. If attacked by an animal, see “animal(s).” 3. If successful in repelling any attack, one sees he/she is capable of handling a crisis in life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the attacker in your dream is an animal, watch out for that type of an animal, but also notice how some people act like animals.
If you dream that you have attacked someone, that is also a warning that your ill mood or temper fits may cause you to harm another and bring chaos down on your head.
If you are attacked by someone you know you may have to withstand an attack on your character and defend your honor, so to speak.
If you are attacked by an animal be very careful of walking the dark streets or putting your self in the places where you could possibly be attacked by a mugger, etc..
If you dream that you repel your attacker then you will meet with success in your current endeavor, and if you kill an attacking animal then will your life be saved by a stranger.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
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. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A crocodile in the water in a dream represents a person no one can trust, whether he is a friend or a foe.
A crocodile in a dream also represents a thief or an untruthful merchant.
If one sees a crocodile pulling him into the water where he kills him in the dream, it means that one will be caught by a policeman who will kill him, then steal his property.
If one escapes from the crocodile in the dream, it means that he will escape from such a danger in real life. In general, a crocodile in a dream means insolence, sins, a bandit, unlawful earnings, fear and depression. It may also mean the end of one’s life, portrayed by his drowning. Seeing him in water is bad while seeing him on dry land means that he is weak and humiliated.
If a crocodile pulls someone into the waters in a dream, it means that someone in authority will force him to do something he despises. Ifone sees himselfeating the meat or flesh of a crocodile, or if one sees himself dragging a crocodile out of the water in a dream, it means that he will triumph against his enemy or opponent.
(Also see Alligator; Policeman; Thief)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- To dream of crocodiles, or indeed any reptile, indicates we are looking at the frightening lower aspects of our nature. We may feel we have no control over these, and it would therefore be very easy to be devoured by them.
2- We are consumed bv our fear of death, or the death process. We must, however, go through this process in order to overcome death in order to be resurrected.
3- Liberation from the limitations of the world is symbolised by the crocodile.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Vicious, snapping words spoken in haste; treachery or hypocrisy without thought to the consequences.
Falsehood, insincerity, and deception (as in crying “crocodile tears”).
As the guardian of the gate to the underworld, the crocodile also represents an obstacle to the threshold of the subconscious.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Looking at a crocodile is a warning about evil-minded people around you. Getting bitten by a crocodile: a dangerous situation is developing. Killing a crocodile: you are able to defeat a powerful enemy—usually your own negative energies.
Depth Psychology: The crocodile represents dark, stifling energies or negative attitudes. Fears, greed, or passion could literally “swallow you up.” However, with this dream your unconscious is saying that you can withstand these urges. Crying during the dream means you are crying “crocodile tears.” See Dragon.... Dreamers Dictionary
... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
If the Crocodile chases you it means success magnified in your affairs.
If he catches and bites you then you are slated for disappointments in love and business but if you see the crocodile dead then your success’ will be many, and beyond your wildest hopes.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you merely observed him, he’s a warning against untrustworthy associates who are trying to influence you adversely.
If he chased or threatened you, good luck is sure to follow, unless he caught or injured you, in which case you are in for a painful disappointment or business reverse; however, if you killed a crocodile or saw a dead one, you will have success beyond your wildest expectations.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Dreaming of a crocodile, then, represents the dark and aggressive inclinations of your unconscious: betrayal, jealousy, resentment, etc.
It predicts a strong disappointment of your best friends.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The heart is the symbolic center of love. When love is compromised for too long, the heart may rebel and attack. In this context, when we use the word love, we aren’t necessarily referring to feelings of romantic attachment. Love is the primary principle on which life is based; anything that opposes love, such as anger, resentment, envy, or pride, is a quality that can have an impact on the heart. Often the causes of a heart attack go unnoticed for a long time before the actual event occurs. In this way, such a dream image may indicate that the underlying cause of your unconscious discontent may have been lingering below the surface for a long while before this time.
If you are the one having a heart attack in your dream, then look to where in your life issues around love may be hurting you on a deep level.
If someone else in your dream is the victim, then use that person as a character aspect of the part of your personality that is suffering due to a matter of love or the lack thereof.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If the animal is watching you, your unconscious is reminding you not to forget or neglect the instincts that it represents.
If the animal is attacking you, this could indicate that you are in the grip of a rage that you fear you may unleash. Your dream is urging you express or deal with your anger in a controlled way.
If an animal is chasing you in a dream, this may suggest that in real life you are in flight from some area of your personality that wants to be expressed.
If you are trying to find refuge from animals—either by building a defense or running away—this indicates a struggle with instincts that threaten your safety in waking life. In some cases dreams of being threatened or attacked by animals may be telling you that you are repressing your instincts—perhaps being too civilized— and you should try and loosen up more. Being bitten by an animal could indicate aggression from someone close to you or that our own aggressive instincts are not under control. Any threat from a sinister animal suggests fears and doubts you may have about your ability to manage your emotions. See also SURREALISM AND FANTASY.
If you hear animals making sounds in your dream, you need to consider what these sounds mean to you in waking life and then to make a symbolic link. For example, if you hear an animal barking, wailing or whining for attention, these sounds could be calling your attention to the qualities that that particular animal represents to you.
If you hear ominous growling, roaring or cackling, it could reflect pent-up anger either within yourself or another person.
If you hear braying, it could indicate a need to overcome basic animal instincts.
If you hear bleating, you may be taking on new cares and responsibilities that could be positive or negative depending on your attitude towards them. See also SENSES.... The Element Encyclopedia