Dreaming of Snakes in Water

Snakes In Water Dream

Dreaming of a snake in water relates to your emotions and how elemental feelings may be influencing your life while you are unaware of them. Snakes in water symbolizes unconscious fears or the potential for emotional healing. In any case, such a dream could indicate strong emotional currents that may sway your course if their meaning is not acknowledged and understood.

Dream Meaning Summary

  • Snake in water as symbol of the power of your emotions
  • The flow of your life needs to be redirected
  • Elemental intuition
  • Overwhelming concerns about one’s life direction

What does dreaming of snakes in water mean?

Here are several meanings to help interpret your dream.

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Dream Meaning #1: Be aware of your emotions before they sweep you up

A dream about a snake in water symbolizes the connection with your emotions. Typically, the snake comes as a warning sign or a wake up call about a situation that is potentially threatening and associated with strong feelings.

If the snake swims peaceful in calm waters, it means that you’re dealing with your emotions positively and with ease. If you dream about a snake that bites you while you’re swimming, it could be interpreted as a warning to pay attention to your emotions before they strike and go out of control.

Consider the type of water you or the snake swims in in your dream, your reactions towards the snake, and the behavior of the animal to interpret what emotional mood is influencing your life right now.

Dream Meaning #2: Snakes in water as symbols of emotional healing

If you are comfortable in the water and the snake’s behavior is friendly or neutral, it means that you are at peace with your emotions. The presence of the snake could indicate that you are healing emotional wounds or dealing with a situation that’s potentially challenging with ease. The dream may also reflects your desire or hope to clear some worries with regards to a close relationship or a situation that touches you deeply.

Even if you’re dreaming of swimming with snakes and are afraid of them in the dream, you may be facing difficult emotions in your life, but are going with the flow and trying to deal with them. If you are struggling in the water or with the snake, it indicates that you are resisting feelings or a change in your waking life.

Snakes In Water Dream

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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 help by looking at the Snake Dream Interpretation Guide.

  • How do you deal with the snake in your dream? Compare it with how you are handling your emotions.
  • What kind of water are you or the snake in? See how its qualities inform you about your emotional state.
  • What’s standing in your way, especially with regards to situation with high emotional impact?

Need Help to Interpret your Dream about a Snake in Water?

Post your dream below if you had a dream featuring a snake in water and need help to interpret its meaning. Other people passionate about dream interpretation have a chance to answer. You can look at other types of snake dreams in the Dreams Forum.

412 Responses to Dreaming of Snakes in Water

  • rebecca

    I keep dreaming of deep water, the world is ending, floods and lots of snakes in the water, what does this mean?

  • Leigh-Anne

    What I remember from my dream was swimming, a rowboat, a large tree was in the center of the water and snakes in the water. There were others swimming with me but I am not sure who, I think they were children. There were a couple of adults maybe in the boat. I was not aware of the snakes until I went underwater and opened my eyes, then I saw them everywhere. Then I became afraid and tried to get to the boat. It woke me up at that point. That’s all I remember.

    • Leigh-Anne

      I also remember thinking how clear the water was that I could see so we’ll underwater.

  • Jen

    In my dream I was sick ang then healed. My boyfriend accompany to go home, first we met trouble with other guys but i do not recognized their faces and then after the scene changed I was riding in a i dont what they call it, it was like a motor a sea. I think that was Jetski? I don’t know. I was riding it together with my boyfriend and my EX boyfriend ang while riding we pass by with my friend a girl friend she smiles at me and I waved at her. Minutes later we were at the dark sea now, my EX boyfriend was controlling the motorlike or jetski or what do yiu call it. I was in the center, my ex infrony and my boyfriend at the back. As I realize, there was a sharks in the sea, its in the sea swimming in deep. So I told my EX to go back because its dangerous so he turned and drive so fast. And when we arrive in the edge there snakes and an animal that sip your blood? I dont know what do you call it. And then I jumped in the nearest tree and O didn’t realize above of the tree was many snakes. The snakes are crawling in my whole body. I was busy getting them and while getting there were I think two or tree bites my hand. Later on someone helped me i do not recognized HIM. Thr scene changed I was in a swimming pool woth a shark on it, there was a guy at his middle aged i think and he was trying to fed us, me and my boyfriend, to the shark. Later the guy put something on the pool and i dont know what it was. Then the pool becomes red. I was sooo scared at that time. I forgot whats next. I think i wake up. I am sooooo scared of what I dreamt. Can you telle what is the sign of my dream? Please? Thank you.

    • Rick

      Crazy, I had the same dream almost.

  • Mercy

    In my dream, there was a big brown snake with gold colours and it wanted to come out of water and bite me. I was very scared at first however, l managed to strangle the neck of the snake. Consciously it felt like l was worried that the snake might bite my hand. However, I woke up from the dream before the snake could bite my hand as l was strangling its neck. What does this dream mean?


  • Path_Wrecked

    I was dreaming about me in the bridge with 2 people that I rarely have a contact with. In that river which is below the bridge, I saw a snake swimming with alligator and shark. The water was not clear, it actually starting to overflow and that strike fear in me ’cause The snake and alligator starting to walk in the land and searching for their pray and I ran towards my mom to save her. I wanted to understand what that dream mean.

  • Lei

    I dreamt of snakes in the sea. I rushed back in the shore upon seeing them. It doesn’t bit me. What does it mean?

  • christina

    In my dream i was in a garden with a huge fountian filled with sparkling blue water. I was collecting different rocks from the bottom blue ones red ones amber ones and this one odd one that was black and blue. I got out of the water to admire my findings when i had the urge to throw the black and blue rock into the fountian. It bubbled up when it hit the water and when i looked over the edge there was a snake a huge head of a snake looking back at me from under water. It was alive and just laying there. Then i woke up

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