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

  • Lucy

    In my dream I was lying on my back with my black cat on my stomach I turned my head to right to see a large black snake coming at speed along a corridor with mouth open. It bit my cat, I jumped up and grabbed the snake by its tail but it managed to coil itself up and bite me on the back of my hand. I was looking at drops of venom on my skin when I woke up.

  • Fm

    I dreamt about two black snakes at the same time one was black and the other one was black with pink stripes it was like following me .and this was the day before yesterday and today I dreamt about a yellow snake with white stripes.i normally dream of snakes it actually stopped for a while and now it’s coming back again

  • Aatif

    My wife sees a lot of black snakes and black cats in dream. Recently she saw a black spotted snake. Tightening her hands and she just shrugged it off, she was calling me or someone to help, but managed to throw it away. The snake left. It came back and wrapped around her. Again after a bit of struggle she managed to get rid of it. Then the snake was in the room and behind the cupboard and stayed there. No one else in her dream was able to see the snake, whereas she could see the snake moving. And also the snake grew bigger each time it came to her.

  • Pratyarpita

    Mine is as same as you. But I am afraid of them much.

  • Amy

    I had a dream 2nights in row about a black snake… its weird
    Doesnt attack me but is near me and always leaves

    • Julie

      I dream last night a black snake attacked me…..when I open the door the black snake jumping my neck and bite me

    • krookya

      my wife dreamed that too.. whats the meaning of that

  • Tanishq Kale

    Today 9/1/19 at 9:15 I had a dream in which 2 headed black snake was moving on a wall… I saw him and ignored …suddenly after a few seconds I was holding two unheaded snakes and woke up. Last week I had a dream of lizards from everywhere came and felt on me ‘-‘ suddenly worked up !!! Then a week before I remember I had a dream I went in somewhere … I saw the schools and temple near school…people where living in small huts and didn’t had gas stoves n were burning wood to make food n all. There were no TV sets in houses … as if I was in past somewhere … I wasn’t able to get out from there… then I went to the temple and cried a lot and prayed God to take me to my world … then suddenly woke up in bed… and even before a week I got a dream in which I was at railway tracks … I could see people but they ignored me … as if they can’t see me !!! FED UP OF SUCH DREAMS NOW…

  • ramadhan yusuf

    i had a dream of big black snake blocking my path,I started running toward a wall so to escape but on top of the wall I saw small back snakes.I found a space to escape on other side of the wall children were playing other black and red spot snake appeared it started smelling those children when it reach at me it told me to run it end there.

  • Nicholas Martin

    I had dream that I was alone in the dark and I saw a black snake coiled on the ground in front of me that flicked it’s tough at me then I woke up.

  • Mars Mint

    i dream about black snake together with my friend …
    while approaching me the snake I can escape, then after a minute my friend killed a snake he tapped on the head then she said “it’s such that” then i woke up in my dreams.

  • Deepika Parmar

    7-12-2018. Today morning abt 7 am I dreamt of black snake. The dream begins like me and my husband were going temple and we were draging that black snake along with us. He is alive. My husband was holding his head and I was pushing the snake from his tail. Half way that black snake rolled himself on his own and we continued walking. Then I woke up suddenly.

  • Slindile Mkhize

    I dreamt of a big black snake in the river but couldn’t see it head,and it was more like I was with some girls practising in the river for ceremonies like umhlonyane…..after that cant remember a thing.

  • Donna

    I thought I woke up and was sitting on the edge of my bed looking at the floor and saw a very small (about 12 inches) black snake curled with it’s head up. It was heading under my bed. I jumped out of my bed, and then realized I was still half asleep when I was seeing this.  I dream half awake alot, and sleep walk sometimes. What would this dream mean?

  • Balaa

    In my Dream In front of my house I heard goat baby sound around but I suddenly peeped in window that Black king cobra killed another snake and pulling on road very long as passers shocked by looking at this.and it was very bad smell i felt in dream when i woke up at 2 : 05 a.m and i had severe back pain in the night

  • Hansani

    i dreamed about my grandmother and my father who were passed away.and the dream location is our old store riom but it is not now.in the dream father passed away but grandmom still alive and she pray for my father’s photo with the Jesus photo.but behind her there was a very big photo of my father and it wrapped a big white cobra.i thought cobra may bite grand mom and i tell her about it.but after i run around my house and then a black snake bite me.it never giveup me after my sister try to kill it.

  • Michael

    I dreamed of a black snake with half its face missing (it looked injured), it had 3 fangs 2 in the bottom of its jaw, one in the top. It was biting my finger and the top fang was piercing my fingernail which caused the most pain – the pain was INTENSE! It was shaking and tearing at my finger and I couldn’t open its mouth to get it off. A couple of people tried but they didn’t try very hard and gave up quickly. I laid the snake on the ground hoping it would relax and let go (pretty much what you’re supposed to do if really bitten) but it kept frantically tearing at me. I tried to use a knife to pry open its jaws and my uncle tried to use the same knife but gave up pretty quickly (he called me that morning in reality, we don’t talk much I hadn’t heard from him in months). I eventually struggled the top fang out of my thumbnail which decreased the pain significantly, but it was still a big struggle to get the 2 bottom fangs out. Afterwards, I was lying across 2 chairs, facing down, surrounded by my immediate family but a younger version of them. My sister is 25, in the dream she was maybe 10 or so and we were in the old family house (we now all live separate in different areas). I was laying there asking to be taken to hospital but no one would listen. After some time I got up and walked around, I looked at the bite and it was oozing with a foamy puss. I started to feel dizzy and quickly couldn’t stand. When I fell to the ground I woke up.

  • SkyGaze

    I dreamed of a big snake infront of my gate and it was hit by a car.. It looked like it was dead then it slowly started to regenerate, but not moving. While looking at it several black snakes appeared around the yard, they weren’t offensive or angry, as if moving away from me.. They just came out one by one, some through the roof even.. I was not afraid, but amazed at the number of snakes just coming out.. I called my brothers to look at them and we all watched as they just came out slithering away from us.. Then as the black snakes were coming, a green one came up and slithered away from us and the others just sort of went to its direction. The one on the road,just lay there and didn’t completely form back.. Then I woke up.. I woke up worried about the dream, but in the dream I was not afraid of them.. Can anyone try explain this dream to me..

  • Karyn

    My brother dreamed twice that a black snake trying to bite me. On his second dream I was attacked by many black snakes. What does it mean?

  • McKayla

    I had a dream that I was just going about my life like any other day, I was just walking around what seemed to be my house in the dream (looked nothing like my real house though)but then all the sudden i look down and there is a black snake with the head of a cobra but had a rattle at the end and it was pitch black with a white stripe on its head and a white belly. It was wrapped tightly around my leg and i tried very hard to shake it off, it moved a bit but i had to struggle alot to get it off of me. It never bit me, it was just wrapped on to my leg and i feared it deeply.

  • Edith

    I just dreamt of seeing a big black shiny snake coming down from a coconut tree with a yellow dot near its eye.another moment when i looked around i saw myself in the middle of a basketball court with baby snakes walking around the edges, filling the sides as they walk around and in front of the street near the coconut tree, i saw a big red snake probably also going in the basketball court, leaving me just a space to get out of the court but for a moment i was hesitant because im afraid what will the red snake do if get near it..then, my dream takes me to a pail of baby snakes of different colors as i opem the pail i saw lots of colored baby snakes. Can someone help me interpret what my dream means, pls.thank u so much.

  • 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?

      • G

        You’re free from every form of limitation

  • 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..

    • Chris Soto

      I had a dream about a small pet black snake escaping his aquarium, I ignored it for a few minutes, suddenly, it grew big in size and was caught by my two younger sisters, as my dad was yelling out “Hold it” Hold it! the snake was hissing in anger and then my dad took care of it. it was horrifying to watch. then i woke up.

  • 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.


    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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