Dreaming of Snakes on your Bed
Dreaming about snakes on your bed might stir up strong emotions. At best, the scene is intriguing; at worst, the dream comes with disgust, anxiety or fear. This wild creature can be interpreted as a symbol for your sense of privacy, intimacy or the expression of your sexuality. Meanings for this snake dream are influenced by what the setting in which the dream takes place, your bed or bedroom, and what this place typically represents for you.
Dream Meaning Summary
- You’re getting in touch with your sexuality
- Ambivalent feelings towards romantic or sexual intimacy with a partner
- Your personal boundaries are being tested; need to define your private space
- Need for rest
- A healing process is taking place
What dreaming about a snake on my bed mean?
Dream Meaning #1: Snakes as classic symbols for sexual instincts
Dreaming about snakes on a bed may refer to deep urges, especially connected to your sensual desire or sexuality.The snake is typically considered as a phallic symbol. This meaning is emphasized in a dream where snakes are in a bed.
The snake dream could mean that you need to look within yourself to see how you relate with your own sexuality and its expression.
Depending on what the snake look like, you may interpret the dream as an indication of how you perceive your own sexual energy and desire. Is the snake colorful or dull? Does it move vigorously or is it slow? Is it big or small, aggressive or friendly? Your response will give additional clues to interpret your dream.
Dream Meaning #2: Intimacy and invasion of privacy
Firstly, the classic meaning for dreams that take place in a bedroom, especially if your bed or bedroom is portrayed, is associated with intimacy. It could be intimacy with a partner or simply how you experience your own connection with yourself. Seeing a snake or several snakes in your bed bring this meaning forth even more strongly.
Secondly, the bed or bedroom could symbolize your private sphere, a sense of your personal space or boundaries. To see snakes crawling in your bed in a dream denote insidious feelings that are creeping. Perhaps you have been avoiding looking at a sticky situation in your waking life and the dreams is bring it to your attention.
Snakes in a bed can refer to a situation in your life where your private space is being invaded and your boundaries not respected. In the dream, you may be surprised by the presence of the snake in your bed, just like you may not be fully aware that you are being bothered by a situation or someone close to you in your waking life.
This type of snake dream relates to the need to look at guilt or an anxiety that is associated to the topics of private space or intimacy in general or in the context of your current relationship.
Dream Meaning #3: Exploring new ways to express yourself
If dreaming about snakes on your bed comes with a feeling of curiosity or fascination in the dream, this may mean that you are in the process of exploring new ways to express your own sexual or sensual life.
This snake dream is a reminder of your own creativity and need to express deep, instinctual desires.
Dream Meaning #4: Seeing snakes in someone else’s bed
If you dream of seeing snakes in someone else’s bed, this could point to your desire or curiosity about someone who is close to you. It could mean that you would like to strengthen your current relationship or wish to renew it.
The snake could also represent your ambivalence regarding the development of the relationship and the deepening of emotional and/or sexual intimacy.
Dream Meaning #5: Unresolved guilt regarding a partner or your own feelings
Snakes in a bed could indicate that you’re feeling guilty about about sexual or romantic feelings you’ve been having.
Depending on the overall feeling in your dream, this may indicate that you are in the process of dealing with ambivalent emotions regarding your own sexuality or sexual desires towards a partner or potential partner.
Dreaming about snakes in a bed may point to a need to acknowledge these feelings more fully and explore ways to express them more respectfully and harmoniously in your waking life.
Dream meaning #6: Personal healing process is taking place
If a snake appears on your bed in a dream and you are not very afraid or not afraid at all, this may mean that you are involved in a healing process connected to your sexuality or a relationship with an intimate partner.
The snake could be interpreted as a symbol of deeply rooted sexual energy or desire that is trying to be expressed more fully. The dream may indicate that you need to pay attention to sexual or romantic matters of importance to you and your intimate partner.
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 help by looking at the Snake Dream Interpretation Guide.
- What does the snake look like in your dream? What are its characteristics, qualities?
- What is its behavior in your bed: Is aggressive or friendly, fast or slow?
- Are you feeling guilty about something you did recently, especially as it relate to an intimate relationship or someone very close to you?
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