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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186 Responses to Black Snake Dream

  • lona mohanty

    i saw a dream of black snake having no sharp tail.the tail was like rounded and that snake is not beating me only roaming this side to that side.and one green snake was watching me in a flower pot with the rising hood.that black snake was thrown by some one and myself apologizing to him not to throw like this.Definitely snake will harm you.

    kindly i need reply of this dream. really m scaring

  • Martha

    My dream involve, a ceremony , where mom and other family members were present, and my partner was also there, one kid came running and say that there’s a snake, then mom stood up and say yes we were waiting for it. We must not kill it. It comes from our ancestors those were moms exact words, she started dancing and praising the ancestors i also joined in and danced.

  • Sugitha

    I got a dream about snake today morning. First came the two headed cobra, was small in size. Came from the hole in a house thn left through the same hole. It was raining outside. Then came a black snake which turned to violet then left. Both the snakes didn’t not harm anyone. Just came n went. Before the arrival of snakes i was with my boyfriend. He was so good. Spoke to me. His mom n dad was also there along with someother ppl. I haven’t saw the house before which came in my dream.

  • Rinki

    I saw a black snack who round in a single stem and attack a black ant. Again come back in attack position and staring something.

  • Vee

    In my dream I had just returned home from work and headed toward my bedroom. By the time I stepped just inside the door my husband walks up to me, then this black snake goes by. I jump onto a box and wait, but when I decide to step down there’s more black snakes coiled up on the floor right where I was about to step down.Crazy thing is, they didn’t bother him.

  • Amelia

    I had a dream that i kept getting followed by a black snake. The snake was like really small and too thick or too thin. The dream was set in a weird environment can’t quite recall, but whenever I tried to get rid of this snake it would always came back to me and sit right by me. It was harmless and I almost seemed protective over it I wouldn’t let anyone harm it but I wanted away from me. Another thing is that the snake just didn’t look like a normal snake it was unusual.

  • Brandon

    In my dream about a black snake. The snake was crawling away from me. Leaving me and I’m not certain, but I think I was trying to get the snake stay and was also wondering why it was leaving. I talked to it well said something but I didn’t get a response back. I know I was talking to myself asking why is it leaving me and wondering what to do.I’m not sure how to feel about this dream. If it’s a positive sign or negative, but I hope that it means something Good! Care to share or comment anything about my dream feel free to do so… looking for a little advice.

    • Kota patterson

      Has someone recently left you in your life? Because my dad had a dream about a snake and then his gf ended up breaking up with him and we had to move. It’s almost a year since we left but I was just wondering if anyone has left your life. That could be what it was trying to say.

  • Kirt Kumar

    I dreamt 4-black snake (2-couples like) size similar king cobra are moving in together at my last room of the house…this dream was just for 5 minutes around early morning between 3-6 am don’t know exactly time.
    This 4-black big size snake signals or alert for which things in my life.kindly reply reason about this dream.

  • Nikki

    I dreamed a man raped my little niece and i beat him terribly bad with a hammer and some guy came and got him and they both ran out the door. I was moving out of that home so we were taking things out loading them in the car when the neighbor yelled to me, y’all be careful, Marvin just ran over there to with a snake on some voodoo mess”. My haitian friend was there in my dream and he jumped up saying y’all let’s go he’s on some black magic stuff. As we were grabbing the last thing the guy met me at the door with a black snake swinging it in a circle in my face. The snake rose up as if it was going to strike me but i jumped up from ths dream. What does this mean? Someone please help me

    • Brandon

      Sounds like your in a bit of a jam that you need to get out of to me. What sort of things are going on in your life?

  • Jade

    My dream was about a black mamba in my house it went from my room to my mother room and hid under her couch. I know it was a black maba because I kept saying it in my dream.

  • Chandrasekhar

    a snake vomiting eaten eggs and some gold jewelry

  • Nell

    I dreamt I. Was in a forest at night with someone. I was there to help a snake – it loomed like a baby snake or something. Then something weird happened – the earth moved and a huge black snake appeared out of the ground. Somehow I and the person with me knew it was the same baby snake from before. It freaked us out as we could her hissing all around us.

    I could remember thinking “she’s very pretty but still so scary, that’s her true form, she’s finally showed it to us
    ..let’s help her….”

    We knew the big snake was the same thing we were trying to help earlier.  What can this dream represent?

  • Dhanvanth

    I had a dream before like 1 to 2 months in that a black snake turned up from sand but i was seeing it from my house window it did not bite anyone it just bited the window once and a big sound came and it disappeared …please say me the reason ?

  • Ahansha

    I dreamt that I was folding clothes in my room…the light was on..I think my relatives and friends also came to my home…All of a sudden a black serpent jumped to my bed from the top of my closet ..I was shocked.Iam phobiac of snake..I called mom ..she came.. she consoled me..but she wasn’t that much shocked …as I have thought..That black snake has some writings or symbols on its back side head in white colour..

  • Angie

    I dreamed like a friend of mine of the childhood came into my house. And I saw that she was wearing a dress which I thought that was mine. (A white dress) I told her to immediately give it to me. Than I saw a black snake on her body and dress and I started to not want it anymore.

  • Jack

    I have literally no idea what my dream was actually about, I just remember appearing infront of my house with a snake appearing in front of ( BLACK SNAKE) the snake was not moving and very blurry but the feeling I got struck through my body and I woke up.

    As a background my wife has been out of town so I decided to call up a colleague and she ended up spending the night. This dream took place this very night she slept over.

    The next day I had a dream of two distinct pythons laying under my bed one being the normal greyish color and the other a yellow python also they were not alarmed in any way and were laying still under my bed where I was sleeping.

    What could this possibly mean?

    • liofos

      the connotation of your dream denotes of hyper insecurities, deception and a strong hypersexual drive which you are trying to control by averting these thoughts to work and meeting deadlines. However, try to be honest about what you want in your waking life. Great things are coming but they may have a darker side to them

  • Juan Bonilla

    I was running thru a college courtyard and as i was running i looked down and seen to small black curled up snakes. They werent trying to bite of anything they were just there laying on the ground as i ran passed i glanced down and seen them just laying there. So i kept on runing till i got out of the courtyard then i was alone and it was cloudy and rainy

  • Pearl

    I had a dream of my boyfriend in a old picture taken back in his home island of Haiti. And he was holding up in his hands a black and white striped long snake. It was a very quick dream and I when I woke up I became upset anxious and annoyed.

  • Deepa

    I dream about black snake in my home and it was cut into pieces by my mom. But it was still alive in those pieces and running all around our home. Please help me to find out what is the meaning

    • Barbara

      I had a dream about a black snake in my house up under my coffee table I’m trying to get the meaning of that first it was too snakes I woke up out my dream and went back to sleep again it was only one snake

  • Patty

    On Thursday night, I dreamt an evil black metallic snake by my feet near the foot pedals in my car. It didn’t hurt me but it did scare me. On Sunday, I met a customer at Caribou and he ran out the door with my computer without paying me.

    • Patty

      In addition, afterwards, I felt extreme sorrow how people can be so cruel. Then felt extreme anger and hate towards this Somali man.

  • Dave

    Hi last night I dreamt that there is a snake rolling under my underwear part of my body then all of a sudden the snake gets out fast on my short.

  • Letta

    I dreamed that snake was following me everywhere. i have a fobie for snakes. Then finally i lied down and saw snake heading towards me again. ek could feel him crawling from tow to head. he then sailed up to my should and then laid and slept on my should. I could hear him breath in my ear, but did not feel threatened.

  • Charlotte

    The black snake breaks through the wall. It snarls at me but dive back and continue to crawl on the hole in the wall… Is it bad?

  • M.j

    Last night i dream about a small black snake. I was fighting to the snake..and i said jesus name jesus name go back to where you belong youre evil. The snake down try to bite my child but the snake failed. What does it mean?

    • Mase Magagane

      It looks like your child was in danger and you have won as you mentioned that the snake failed

  • Anonymous

    In my dream i saw 2 black Mamba snakes under my bed and i felt very scared but after a while i felt evil, The one that was close to my head was sleeping, the other was close to my feet was awake with open mouth and it was stoned(it couldn’t move)

    After the dream ended a fight started with my dad and me.

  • Mamo

    I was with co workers inside the huge room with wall in glass from one side then there is this huge black snake like 10 meters, and in a circle like donkey. One of my co-worker decide to go out fight it. Then he was using a metal bar to push it and with the other hand he uses a huge scissor and he cut the snake’s tongue. the snake all the time was stand up

  • Jennifer imhongirie

    I had a dream of being bitten by a black snake on my left fingers and the snake was caught

  • Jattona

    I dream of black snake pealing down to white skin

  • Joe Isfan

    I had a dream that a non venomous cobra bit my brother on his low back leaving 4 puncture wounds. The snake then crawled up my leg inside my pants up to my rear and bit me behind my testicles I wanted him removed and saw family members trying to remove him. Next he was in my back pocket facing and attacking my family as they tried removing him. I then grabbed him just behind his head and squeezed him as hard as I could and fell my thumb push through his neck killing him. I knew he wasn’t poisonous but was terrified of him biting me and I wanted him off me and out of my back pocket.

  • A.L

    i have had this dream two times now.

    i dreamed that i was climbing out of the window into this hard, dirty, dusty ground and it also had a muddy water area as well. there wasn’t much water but there was a lot of black and brown small snakes around. i wasn’t harmed but i was calm and it was like i was friends with them. i then saw a huge anaconda body moving around but i couldn’t see its head. i was freaking out trying to find it and then all the small snakes started to come after me. i went from being fine to being scared. when i was trying to climb back up the windows they all followed and tried to force themselves in. i got in and it was like they were all waiting until i opened the window so they could come in. the snakes finally went back down and thats the end.

    can anyone tell me the meaning behind this dream.

    • Lynn

      I normally don’t ever feel inclined to interpret a dream, but this to me seems like there is something that you are either hiding inside or haven’t acknowledged yet that is threatening your relationships with your friends. Maybe take a while to self check and explore your inner self to figure this one out.

      • Kimaly Nobles

        I dream black snakes where protecting someone thought i was close with the snakes would attack me if i would try to come close to the person the way gonna attack me so I didn’t

  • Angel

    I had a dream of a baby black snack in my house and it was snapping at me but I still went up to it and pick it up by the jaws and throw it outside and that’s where I woke up. What does it mean

  • sandy

    My dream was first I was outside and a very big dark black snake with two white strips on it was crawling up the outside air conditioner. His face was really mean and he hissed at me. I hissed back and he got madder. Then all of a sudden I was inside a bedroom snake still there crawling away towards a window behind something. My husband grabbed its tail and flung the snake but my husband and the snake fell toward me onto my right shoulder. then I woke up

  • Elena

    I dreamt that I had cooked some kind of dish and when I set it on the table and was ready to serve there were 2 cooked eggs in the shell and a big black snake was coiled in the dish, y did not see the head; my 12yr old son was seating on the left side of the table and I started screaming telling him let me get your dad, so I took off running to get my husband in our bedroom, when we came down to the dining room table the snake have taken my son (or at least I assumed that) I run outside calling my sons name screaming and crying thinking the worst.. it was terrifying since I thought the snake was dead. I Wonder what does means?

  • Hussein kamara

    I dream asmall black snake..i was sleeping when I woke up I saw it I tried to move I couldn’t but send the snake away it could not go but rather coming but not hurting me

  • Dazha

    I had a dream last night that I was riding bikes with my mother and she wanted to take a path through the forest I have never been into the forest before it’s always scared me but my mom insisted so I followed her at the entrance was a motionless black snake I wanted to leave but my mother said it was ok and we road past the snake and it didn’t move the next snake came when we pasted by a river and came to a bridge wrapped around the the bridges rails was another black snake again I was afraid but my mother told me again that everything would be ok so we road over the bridge and we ended up at this entrance to a beautiful meadow full of life and happiness but at the entrance to this one was the biggest snake of all and it was staring right at us but this time I wasn’t the one afraid my mother was so this time I got off my bike grabbed her hand and led her into the meadow past the snake then I woke up.

  • Matthew Hill

    2 snakes , black and white, extremely big . Both seemed to have a face off with each other the black snake slipping away, with the white snake stand tall ✨

    • Chitaria

      I’m no where near a dream intreprter BUT I felt like this dream spoke to me. The black and the white snake facing off to me meant the good in the bad of the ying and yang sign. With the white snake standing tall, whatever has been bothering you was won overall in good standing, or on a good note.

  • Yukti

    I frequently see black long snake in my dreams. Last night I saw a 2 long black snake when m crossing road one is hanging on tree and looking at me. I got scared and run towards opposite side of the road and saw long black snake on road not moving anywhere. Then somehow I crossed that road what it means

  • Gaby

    I was walking through a field. I vaguely remember a pond being near by ,but I paid no interest to it. Suddenly, there was a small black snake crawling beside my ankle. I didn’t feel afraid or threatened I just watched it emotionlessly. I decided to follow it ;however, as I did that a small brown snake emerged as well. They slithered across each other. As that happened, I still followed them. After awhile, a small pale snake came as well. Together all three of them slithered across from each other. Then they merged together. You could still see their individual colors and they seemed to spin in a clockwise pattern. However,they stopped, formed a circle ,and started eating each other like their life depended on it. I remember my heart racing and feeling nothing but tread. I awoke with my heart racing and me being covered in sweat. It’s been bothering me for quite some time.

  • Germani

    , i was wondering if you could help me understand or advice on something .in September i had a dream that i was in a room or bathroom and there was a long black thick snake with a beautiful pattern on it in there not moving or anything i was terrified my ex boyfriend and some one else came and got it out .it wasnt being harmful just there not wrapped up or anything against the wall looking..this morning i had a dream of the (same types of snakes) but that me my kids and ex boyfriend where in a neighborhood that looked familar to a neighborhood i grew up in. We all were walking down the street And there were multiple snakes in a few yards we passed seem like they were following us and the kids weren’t frightened just me …one even started following behind us as we walked down the road i made sure we were altogether it got closer we stopped and it turnt around..none of them seemed harmful and the kids kept running towards the yards to see them even getting close nothing happened.. I dont understand my two dreams but iknow they connect ..whenever you get to my question if u can tell me what you think of my dreams thank you 😘not to leave out i threw something toward it thats when it turnt around but i cant remeber what

  • Saran

    Yesterday i 3 dreamed black snakes. In the dream i managed to catched 2 snakes by tying their mouths with rubber bands and cover them with black clothes.. while 1 black snake watching me.

    What is the meaning for this kind of dream.

  • siva

    We are two friends taking to each other on various issues. suddenly my friend seen a snake and he want to catch that snake but the snake is going away from him and baby snake is also following the mother snake. My friend keeps on trying to catch but they disappears. I am watching the same with no fear. But the color of the snake was dark black. Kindly guide with the pros/cons about this dream.

    Please reply me

  • Sujit Kumar Bhuyan

    In the dream I have seen a black Cobra snake protecting my life from death.From that period that black snake is my best friend.In that dream I have seen that, I am playing with the snake and that snake also played with me as a my best friend.
    What is the meaning behind this.please reply me

  • Rameen

    1.I saw a snake in my dream,it was radiating heat and then the snake died.Please tell me the meaning of this dream.
    2.Im seeing sexual activity in my dreams for several days.
    What is the meaning of these dreams?

  • Daniel

    I had a dream about a black snake and it was not harming me but I got scared and stomp it head in and feelt sorry that I did that what dose it mean

  • Priya

    My sister had a dream in early morning, black king cobra is looking at me and raised up to my height and went. Really I am going through tough conditions in my life now. Please tell me what’s this mean. Thanks in advance.

  • Tanusha

    Ive dreamed about a big black snake swalloing me and tryin to show me something as i was really scared and tryin to call my mum i was not being able i was feeling suffocated and unable to talk or move .then when finally could called my mum the snake disapeared and i saw a black shadow form of a womab cameout the picture of shiva !!can please anyone help me out with this

  • Shweta

    I had a dream in night that there is a pair of black cobra which is flying above my house from one place to another but they are not flying very high.

  • Namita

    I saw a black snake in my dreams coming out of a wall and then it died.

  • Aa

    In an early morning dream recently i saw a dull black tube like snake at home which suddenly started to ride on my left arm and shoulder from the back. I shouted but it did not go and bit the lower part of my left ear many times. My mother was seeing all this but she did not do anything. After this the snake got converted into a well known actress and said to me that this is for your benefit. I am not at all connected to the media. Was tense when I got up

    • A. Edwards

      I think your mom has heen warning you about something or someone and you refuse to listen to her. The biting many times indicate that you must listen and take heed and you will be victorious over the situation. If not you will suffer great loss.  Listen to your mom and you will succeed

  • Lmzr

    I dreamt that I was cleaning two planters. The first one had an orange snake and it was taken away by people around me. Then I resumed cleaning the other.  I was done and gave it one last review when I made eye contact with a black snake nestled deep inside.  I yelled for yaya but the snake shot out at me.  The snake was taken away. I was at hospital and the nude said one dang penetrated my neck. I tried to keep calm. I
    My arms were hurting because a part of the snake was wrapped around my arm connected. The nurse said her first focus was my neck. The we heard a shout; pregnant! The snake injected me with babies. The rushed over and treated me with something that made the babies come out and the. There were black snakes sprouting out of both of my forearms, falling then dying.finally they took me to a bed as I passed other patients I waved and smiled but they ignored me. I wanted to call yaya but was having trouble with the phone

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