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Black Snake Dream

Black Snake Dream

There are several possible meanings for black snake dreams. The most common dream interpretation is about dealing with dark emotions, such as sadness or depression.

Black can also represent the unconscious or the unknown. The presence of the snake in a dream may point to significant changes that are taking place in your life. When interpreting your dream, it’s important to remember that this symbol has both negative and positive connotations. Serpents symbolize threats and challenging situations, but also the emergence of new insights and transformation.

Black Snake Dream Meanings

  • Sadness, grieving, depressive emotional state
  • Deeply rooted instincts, drives
  • Significant transformation, changes in your life
  • What is unconscious, unknown
  • Any personal associations you make with the color black






What does dreaming of a black snake mean?

Here are several meanings to help interpret your dream.


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Dream Meaning #1: Black snakes represent emotional darkness

Dreaming of that animal dressed in black denotes the quality of your mood in your waking life. The appearance of a black snake suggests that you are experiencing deep changes in your life and are involved, consciously or not, in a grieving process as you are leaving the past or old ideas behind. These changes may come with feelings of sadness, loss, depression.

Dream Meaning #2: Transformation and important life changes

Black snakes in dreams are associated with  the power of deep transformations that rise up from the unconscious as symbolized by the darkness. This animal may indicate that you are facing a lot of unknowns in your life, whether it’s in a new relationship or taking on new responsibilities at work.

Dreaming of a dark snake is likely a call to grow, transform, as you move from the unconscious and unknown to more awareness about yourself and what matters in your life.

Dreaming Meaning #3: Symbolic representation of the unconscious

This black animal can also be a symbol of rejected aspects of the personality of the dreamer. The dream points to a dimension of yourself that has been avoided and need to be exposed and dealt with.

The black snake suggests that you are dealing with unconscious drives and hidden desires that are disguised as temptations. Dreaming of a black snake is then a call to discover what is driving you and get in touch with deep longings that you may have ignored until now.





Black Snake Dream

Dream Meaning #4: Black snakes as representation of threat

If a black snake shows up in your dream, you may be facing a situation in your daily life that is perceived as a threat. It may be very challenging and you’re avoiding it. The presence of the black snake points to the fact that you may be unaware of a threatening situation.


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Next Step: Make your Own Meaning

To go further with the interpretation of your snake dream, ask yourself the following questions. You can get more information in the Snake Dream Interpretation Guide.

  • What is causing you grief or sadness?
  • Where in your life do you feel unfulfilled?
  • What aspects of yourself do you prefer do keep in the dark?

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157 Responses to Black Snake Dream

  • Honey

    I dreamt of buying a white snake with gold bottom and a black cobra but i only took the white one because the white snake seems gentle, so at first the white snake and i are affecti9nate with each other but when i was controlling it, it bit me twice on my right finger (pointer finger) so i threw it away from my body but still lingers in the house, though scared that it might attack one of my family members but it doesnt, then one day the white snake jump out of the balcony and i was relieved and happy but then the snake jumped again in our house and was anxious again but ignored it, then when i was sleeping in my dream the black cobra is attacking me he choked on my blanket and tried its best to choke the whole blanket so i had the chance to get up and wrap the snake hoping it to die 😭😭😭 i could still feel the snake bite coz i took out its black venom from my fingers then i saw myself stepping in a garden of cute stuff its weird… But i could still feel the fear and pain from the bite

  • Tara T

    Mine was a black snake was hanging out in my room by the TV and my uncle came over and helped me pick it up and release it… i dont remember anything else from the dream other than that.

    • Tara T

      Can anyone tell me what it means?

  • Abhinna

    My dream was a bit interesting. First i was chased by a black snake, it was trying to get me. was huge, of krait’s length. first, i was sleeping in my dream and it slithered on my bed with half of it’s body in the air and other half on my bed. I, then ran to another room, told everyone that there is a snake in my room. They all laughed and somehow it followed me there as well. I kept my legs on the bed and i could feel it climbing on my bed again. This time it came right in front of my face with it’s fang. But surprisingly, now I had no fear. this is where it gets weird, we kissed, yeah we kissed and it did spit it’s venom i knew i had to break it’s teeth before it could harm me, and i spitted the venom or whatever that was. Then we were ready for having sex as it was transformed in to a girl and we both were excited about that. but then somehow that did not happen. And that snake turned in to girl, talked to my parents and somehow i woke up.
    This is one of the weirdest dreams of all.
    anyone has any idea. I know it’s more of a funny stuff here. but i am sharing what i saw.

    • Annie

      I would say this is spiritual. if you frequently dream of snakes it could even be spiritual marriage. I suggest you become very prayerful about it

  • Sourabh J

    Hi there,
    In my dream I was running around my apartment premises being chased by a baby black snake. It had shiny eyes and was not a full grown but a smaller younger snake but fast. It chased me for a while and then suddenly I looked behind to see where the snake was and suddenly a Squirrel (I know) came and started fighting the Snake and Killed it.
    It would be very kind of you to tell me what it means Since I have received 2 very contradicting views One saying it means something bad and one saying it is something positive.
    Thank You.

  • Mary Duncan

    My dream was I was on a dark sanded beach and there was an island in front of me and I saw a baby black snake swim towards me. I wasn’t afraid of it and when it reached the beach, it began talking to me. It had a flared neck like a cobra but more distinctive. It had bright blue eyes and we quickly became friends. I could talk to it and it answered me. I told it that I was moving to the north island and it begged me to take it with me. I reassured it that it was coming with me because it had already made such an impact with me. I had the feeling of being in Hawaii but I’ve been debating on moving to New Zealand, either on the North or South Island. I’ve looked up meanings and usually black snakes bring a sense of fear but mine brought comfort.

  • Selena

    I had I dream where I was facing the wall right beside of my bed then sudden I saw a big black snake coming from the next room coming towards me,but I was so frighten that I couldn’t move for a second then suddenly as it was coming closer to me I jumped on the bed then I woke up..What does this mean?

    • Mary Duncan

      It sounds like you’ve hit a wall in your life. The snake was probably sent to you to make a change.

  • Wendy Jacobs

    My dream began at my parents house and one of the spare bedrooms there was a small black snake chasing my niece and I asked my friends daughter to pick it up and take it out the house so as she grab the baby snake and was walking behind me towards the garage The snake began to increase by size and and she followed me to the garage I went in first and close the door behind me when the door open it was my cousin holding the snake bringing the snake towards me and I said get rid of it and just let the snake go I left the garage and came back and now the snake had tripled in size and was swallowing someone whole then I woke up!

  • Poleng

    I dreamt of a black snake here in our room. It was terrifying. It was the second time I dreamt of it. This time, the snake was rolled up like a coil in our room like it was staying there. Then I also asked a favor to it to get my scissors which fell under the bed. In my dream, I woke up with something hard on my foot, it was the scissor. And then when I turned to my right, the snake was tight beside me like it was ready to swallow me. I panicked. And so it did also. I opened the door and chased it outside, (well, I let it go) then closed the door and windw. After several minutes, I went out to asked my relatives about the snake’s whereabouts and they told me it went on the side of the house. Meaning to the vacant lot beside our house. It was terrifying. The anxiety it felt. As soon as I woke up, it felt like something’s on my chest. It’s 5am here, and I can’t sleep. My momma left for work and she interpreted it as money, big money.. Then I started to google it. Turns out, it was this..

  • mhezter right

    I was dream about the black snake ..Pure black with a white light combinations in her body..I just saw it my dreams..

  • Tricia

    My dream is a black snake along my neck and back and l told my husband to take it off as soon as he did there was a burning sensation on my neck.

  • Liz

    In my dream I had seen a psychic and in my reading she told me to watch out for the black cobras, it almost felt like a seperate dream because I could only remember the conversation in my dream not the actual reading itself.
    I was with two others when the snake appeared, it totally ignored them and came right for me, which was confusing because when I saw it I felt affectionate towards it and didn’t feel threatened.
    It came at me and I was then scared, I caught it by the head as it lunged at me. In the time the others went for help, it continued trying to bite me and I couldn’t get a good grasp, the somehow it died because I got it’s head too close to fire? Then I was devestated I had killed it?

  • Ashia Byers

    I had a dram i was walking down the sidewalk at night with an ex boyfriend now friend and i seen this black shadow immediately he made a stepping motion and i seen a black snake i tried to run but couldn’t go anywhere it bit me he told me in the dream i tried to get it before you seen it i didn’t know it would bite you as he tried to get me help i then woke up what could this mean

  • Aishwarya

    I got a dream where i went to my friends (who i dint speak much) house and she is having three pets wbich are snakes… When i saw them they are playing with rats .. She explains how she found them..  What type of dresses she wear them and how beautiful they are…. Can you please tell how should i consider this dream???

  • Janice

    I dreamed I was walking and came across a lot of black snakes with red dots on them dead and as I walked someone was holding one to show me its dead, I continued to walk and ran into a lot of dead snakes

  • Deepa

    I saw a small thin long black snake in my dream just roaming around in my house as if looking for sumthing. Dint try even once to harm us. But i was so scared of it n so running away from him. While running i fell n wen d snake came towards me, my sleep broke n i woke up. Wat does it means… pls reply

  • Sincerely life changing

    I don’t really remember very much of my dream I do remember I was outside around a few people but I don’t remember who they were I remember someone saying there’s a snake and as I move my foot slithered across and went into a hiding spot couldn’t tell you what kind of spot it was but I knew it hit from me

  • Charla

    There were about six or seven black snakes in clear water, I think I was curious and somewhat anxious, woke up went right back to sleep there was maybe three and again in my dream I wondered why I woke up slightly again went right back to sleep and there were two black snakes only I am curious, dream really is strange but also weary

  • Rina A

    I had a dream about black snake, It was not hurting me but I got scare. Snake ate spider which was near me and ran away.
    I woke up after. Still worried.

  • Anuja Rai

    In my dream a black snake was after me I was running to save my life..it was huge n fast too Though it tried to bit me but cudnt get me I was little faster from a snake but stil it was after me..what does that mean??? M worried…

  • Poonam Raina

    I saw a black snake in my dream just roaming around in my house as if looking for sumthing. Dint try even once to harm us. But me n my mom were so scared of it n so running away from him. While running i fell n wen d snake came towards me, my sleep broke n i woke up. Tabh se i have a feeling sumone very precious to me is going away from me.
    Worried too.

    • Jay

      I too dreamed merely same just now… I don’t know what’s happening around me… Shivered for a minute and jumping all around the floor however the snake didn’t harmed me. It hided somewhere beneath the cot.

  • Krystal

    in my dream, there was a huge snake with blue eyes it was very big and it kept following me but it didn’t do any harm to me it even came close to me but still didn’t do anything I was really scared and at the end my brother came out of nowhere and killed the snake. After I saw the snake dead I was sad I don’t know why.

  • Sruthi

    I had a dream of black cobra. I cannot remember the dream but it’s too blurry.
    The black cobra bit someone I know ( but I couldn’t remember who it was) and the I started to panic and was trying to help the person. The snake was super huge. When it bit the guy the put a cloth around the place and then watched the cloth. It was all black venom. When I turned around to look at the snake it started to talk. I was scared and then woke up.

  • LATESHA COWANS

    I had a dream of a bunch of small black snakes everywhere and I was trying to get away from them but I couldn’t I was very scared.

  • putta

    I have black snake in my dreams it is just sleeping nothing i have seen that for few seconds after that i don’t remember also.

  • Latasha

    I had a dream about a blk snake being put into a loved ones mouth to keep them quiet.

  • Tshego

    In my dream I saw 2 black snakes which Looked like they were about to attack me and my colleague but as they drew closer they start attacking each other and that’s all they did until the dream ended but I was horrified to watch

    • kago

      you will have two kinds of challenges at the same time, but will not be sure of which to choose…(until the dream ended) this might mean you did nothing to face the challenge

  • Ally

    In my dream the black snake became my friend and I helped it live because it was injured. I would carry it around wrapped on my arm and we were like buddies. It was very big and completely black

  • Natalie

    So basically in my dream, I couldn’t stop running into black snakes, they were all in my path. I was going to my neighbors house and there was a HUGE one in my way. So I turned around and said I’m going back inside, went inside and there’s a black snake slithering between my sheets. All I remember is panicking. And every single snake was black. 🤔

  • betty

    I had a dream that a black snake was competing with a small worm then suddenly the snake swallowed the worm after that it turned to me it wanted to bite me but I escaped it kept chasing me but it didn’t bite me suddenly I woke up what does it mean

  • Lisakhanya

    Had a dream of me and my boyfriend going towards a blacksnake I was scared but not too much as we come closer it was only a skin

  • Mekhala

    In my dream there was a big black snake just like the one in the jumanji movie.The first time, i and my father left the snake at a forest so no harm for any people but then somehow it managed to follow me again.The snake killed every guy i know and when it was coming to kill my father I somehow killed the snake.Magically that snake disappeared.And I had a though that the snake will come again.And the dreams end i woked up terrifying.I personally believed that i am being watched by something good or bad in a form of snake.

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