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.

114 Responses to Dreaming of Snakes in Water

  • Bonnie Mackenzie

    I had a dream that I was looking out a kitchen window at an acquaintance of mine with a real estate agent. They where next to a pond looking at plants. The pond was full of big snakes and my aquaintance was taken over the the snakes and dragged under water. I was yelling at the real estate agent to jump in and save her. That’s when I woke up.

  • Fia

    I had a dream, we are in the ocean and an orange snake trying to bite my child and husband..I was shouting to him and trying to distract thr snake by throwing my slippers..I want to know the meaning of my dream.

  • Lana

    I dreamt of four snakes calm in a river water near a falls. Theres a man, in topless, telling me that they are harmless. The snakes’ color i can remember was green and purple i think. the man was keep on telling me I can touch them, they wont bite or something so i just come a little bit near them and try to see. they ddnt bite me. they just looked at me for a sec. then it cam back to waters. i touched the green one a little coz i was really terified but it ddnt do any harm to me. i was still a bit scared so i just left the man and the snakes.

  • Sushil Verma

    Hi, In my dream, I saw I was swimming and relaxing in a pond which is in a countryside. The water in pond is not very clean and clear as it contains lots of vegetarian waste and some water weeds. I was swimming and saw there a snake. I kept on doing my activity as snake was non poisonous but bites very aggressively. It was when I tried back paddle during swimming, the snake became aggressive and came to bite me.

  • clay b

    I been having a dream where I’m in a pool just swimming and I come back up to the edge and I see a rattlesnake and I go back underwater fast and try to out swim it but it always catches me when I look back and I Get bit only on my right or left thumb and then the snake disappears in thin air but the bite mark is still present.

  • Beatrice

    2september 2018 Last night I dreamt of a thin long black snake inside a room fool of kids and on older lady but not that old she might have been a teacherI saw the black snake looking right at me but still crawling on the wall and I told the lady and she had a plastic bag transparent she then quickly captured the black snake and I tried to get everyone out as she restrained the black snake as I saw blood on the plastic I told her it’s biting her and she kept on

  • Sukanya Prasad Naidu

    Last night i had a dream of snake, In that dream me and my family went to a goddess temple by train ,while training passing a bridge in that water (under the bridge) a big snake fallowing us it is in red and green in color(at that time of dreaming i feel that wow snake is in double color) and all the members in the train were thought that snake is that goddess which we are going now(temple goddess) and all are started praying that goddess(like amma thalli…).  suddenly the train stopped and that snake fly from that river and land on my body(mean while another snake fell on sisters body i thought that was that river snake and told her but that situation not so easy understand) one man( i never saw him till now) came and ask us to keep calm and he said that “i saw where that snake is the one which is on u r sister is not that river snake, i will show you where is it , then he just put his hand in my pocket and remove the snake from my pocket(i just feel amazing that how could that big snake become a small snake but its true it is in red and green color)”. after that so many members have suggested me that there is something wrong to you stay strong.  Before sleeping i didn’t thought of any snakes or movies but why this dream coming like this? (i am a Telugu girl and my English is not up to the mark please try to understand it and reply me what it means? )

  • Maddy

    I dreamt that my kids and dogs went out to play. They are grown in the dream they were children. Indians rode by on horses shooting at them but they were unharmed. I put them down for a nap I placed jade amulets around them. I went downstairs the house was flooded with two inches water. It was filled with eel like snakes I opened the door they swam out. I was not panicked or afraid. My one dog ran down and ate one. The water flowed out along with hundreds of snakes.

  • Donna

    I dreamt last night that me and my daughter, who is currently 24, were on a wooden raft on a lake. But she was little like 10 or 12 instead of her age now.  And we couldn’t swim back to shore because there was a water moccasin in the water swimming around the raft.  The water was calm because it was a lake. I knew if we tried to swim back to shore it might bite one of us and they’re poisonous. So we were just sitting together on the raft waiting for help or for it to leave, I guess.  Then at one point it jumped out of the water heading away from us, and I saw it do that but my daughter missed it jump.  I woke up after that.

  • Rosa

    I had a dream im inside my house and there is flood inside i think the water is 22 inches above the floor only 5 inches to reach my bed then i walk going to sala i saw a 3 kinds of snake one is color white little big but calm the other one is just laying in the water color black & small and the last one is also black but that snake bite my friend in his feet what is that mean?

  • Lindsey

    I had a dream that I was having fun on a beach. I got in the water at night time but it was more like a lake. I was bit by a snake twice kn my back in the water. What does this mean?

  • Kristina bridgens

    I had a dream an eel was in my swimming pool the water was swamp dirty and there wss a birthday party with all my family including relatives i don’t see 2 often. The eel was trying to get out i was scared of it but it didn’t hurt me and for some odd reason the eel was the owner ofthis gorgeous guy whom helped me from the eel. Then some men held like a meeting in my garage and my dead father was there as 1 of the members. The men were wearing weird scary masks and i can’t quit remember the rest. Please help this dream really affected the way i woke up n i remember it very clear till the end thank u

  • Spagettimaker2000

    I had a really bad dream where I killed a bunch of random innocent people and the rest of the dream I felt really guilty and they were all in a warehouse and there was one above me and it’s face was melting off and then I was going up iron stairs and I was punching dead bodies still feeling unmeasurable amounts of guilt and somehow I was in this really gross gloomy man made water thing on a boat with a friend and we got out and it was really shallow and they told me don’t go on the other side there was a pavement thing separating where I was and the snakes. It was full of snakes and I looked on the other side that I was pretty close to with so many snakes in the water on top of each other moving and in the distance there was a iron bridge with cars zooming on it n stuff and the sky was grey and stormy

  • Richard

    Hello, last night I had a dream of two different snakes in the same dream. One was a huge gigantic black 2 headed snake that I was running from as it was chasing me and the other snake was a big shiny silvery whiteish python coming towards me either coming across a pond or beginning to come out of the pond trying to reach me that I didn’t seem afraid of but never got close to it. It was night time in my dream. At some points I seen them separately and others I would look from one to other. Any help on interpreting this would be greatly appreciated.

  • Cheryl

    I dreamed my oldest pregnant daughter appeared in shallow green beach water but not sure what she was doing I was making my way to her and running playfully ahead of me through the beach water my grandson is trying to chase and catch little baby yellow snakes.when I realize they are snakes but not harmful I quickly snatch my grandson out of the water and scream NO those are snakes. Unable to walk back out of the water I call my daughter for help as the baby snakes are populating although wagging their tales playfully waiting and swiftly watching.My daughter comes and picks me up over her shoulders and I have my grandson over my shoulders.

  • sonal

    i always dream of two snakes sticking there head out of something.last time it was a hole,this time it was water.Also this time the size of the snakes was huge.it was flowing water.I was scared but safe.the snakes were neutral.please interpret.

  • Mamie

    I have a dream last night. In my dream i was walking on water barefoot, and there was two death snake(small) that i just pass by and besides me was another small snake passing by but was not trying to hurt me and i was not that scared either. The water was like till my heel its was not clean water but was clear water

    • Maddy

      I read to analyze our role in the dream. Not being afraid in the dream means we are dealing with life very well. I read this.

  • rosemarie almario

    i dream a snake in the water big snake i was afraid and some people kill the snake.. a verry big and white snake…

  • Lenochki

    I dreamt I was washing a snake in my bathtub. It was a big snake and it was peaceful under the water and I wasn’t scared but sometimes I worried he’d bite me if I tried to make him out of the water after. What could it mean?

  • Ruby

    I just dreamt about a gigantic Black snake, this snake was bigger than a human I would say that it was bigger than of the movie Anaconda. I was in this place and there was this huge dark shadow above me and other people, at first I thought that it was the sun that 1/3 of it was being blocked but then it changed and it was, I mean this huge/gigantic Black snake in the water I could see that it was in the water because it was swimming back and forth I can’t remember if it was attacking people or me, but I did see that I stabbed it’s eyes, how? I don’t know and I don’t remember what else happened I would of kept dreaming about it if it wasn’t for my cell phone ringing. Lol.

  • Carmen

    I was taking a bath and when I looked a small orange snake was in the bathtub with me. I splash the water he was trying to get out.

  • Shivani rajoria

    I was having dream of lots of and huge snakes .
    I was near a lake and it was full of snakes .
    People were calm by seeing that and suddenly it was all over on the road water and snakea but people were still fine they were doing their work like they do everyday
    But suddenly snake were attacking to people i was hiding in a room with my family 😭😭😭😭 what does it mean please do ans 🙏

    • Shivani rajoria

      And it was anaconda 😖

      • Macie

        I had the same kind of dream! Lots of snakes no one cared but I was petrified. The water was dirty as well but I could still see through it – the MAIN snake was so so so big.

    • AJ

      Seeing a Snakes in dream is the sign of enemies are near you or keeping eye on you….and if you kill snake in dream that means you killed your ememy

  • Ramya

    I was in a clear water area, like a soft flowing small river with all pebbles n rocks on sides. People are sitting to wash clothes, to chat, few were swimming. I was also sitting on a low rock with my 1/4 of lower body immersed in water. Suddenly someone asked me to move as they spotted a snake. Before I could react I felt it got hold of my right leg heel. Since I couldn’t stand, I raised by right leg above water in sitting position for everyone to witness, s grey with mild black scaled snake swallowing 3/4 of my heel. Everyone were astonished but none helped.I was little surprised, but did not panick. I was instead thinking that, if it had swallows some one like this, I will be holding its tail n hitting with a rock in hand or even a washing bar soap, and thereby letting it go the heel.
    What does this mean?
    Subsequently, I also continued the dream of having my son in home n then I’m suddenly asking my mother in law, how can we be so easy knowing my son is not any more there.. (i was meaning that he was no more) she replies that we can manage not to worry.

    I’m totally worried pls help

  • Ana

    There was a snake in the water coming after me. What does that means

    • AJ

      Irs very clear your enemy is trying to harm you…so jus be alert n stay safe from your enemies

  • Jay

    I dreamt I was leaving an old job and on saw a large red and yellow snake semi aggressive pulling out of the car park on the back of a bus… as i walk forward the snake was aggressive.  The the road was like a flash flood… I saw a big cat like a panther attack the snake but can’t remember what happened then all I can remember is the big snake and the panther were flowing down the rush of water… the snake going to eat the panther… I was at this point walking in the road of water seeing a few smaller red and yellow snake also swimming past me to get the panther.

  • Adam

    I’ve had a recurring dream about being in extremely muggy green water (a good example is dirty lake water) and hearing the voices of loved ones telling me to get out, but not seeing any way to possibly do that and having no clue where they might be. From the distance I see a snake swimming closer and closer to me, but I stay very calm and collected. Rather than let it bite me, I grab it by the head when it gets about a foot away and I rip it in half straight down the middle all the way to the end of its tail. I wake up feeling really strange because I’m an extremely gentle person. So here’s the two big questions… What the heck does this mean? And why do I do these strange things in dreams??

  • Nisha

    I saw a black cobra in a dream. And it was not me in the dream with cobra. It was my friend with cobra and water was very deep and cobra was very friendly with my friend and they were swimming and jumping high and them m friend cheated cobra’s trust, cobra saw her and still cobra forgived her. I know this is funny but still what does it means?

    • Shiela

      OMG we have the same dream! My friend can also command the black cobra but when it comes to me, the cobra is very angry and even tried to bite me.

  • Michael

    I dreamt that I was standing on a white sand beach, looking out into clear but dark blue water. Sitting in the water, near the shore, submerged up to his head was a snake charmer with some kind of clarinet-like instrument. He was surrounded by about 20 large, thick, black hooded cobras in a circular formation, also in the water. The snakes were standing erect, but didn’t attack the man. As he leaned back into the water, I suddenly woke up.

  • Almas

    I dreamt of being a big water snake and moving fast in water and other snakes are still standing . Please answer what did it meant??

  • robelyn gaito

    I swam in the Dark water around the River, i Can swim well and eben i feel the presence of bin snake around My Feet i sein fast as i Can but then the snake is swallowing My Feet and whole Body slowly.but i still try to swim and survive

  • Laura Stamey

    Was in a boat and had to step out for some reason the water was clear as I walked slowly through it then all of a sudden I’m surrounded by moccasins they start attacking me I wake up at 308a.m and that’s all I can think about is the meaning behind it the realness of feeling the puncture from the fangs was just to real.

  • Michael Taishi Singleton

    I had a dream that a python was resting and wounded on the edge of a cliff. It fell and landed in a water. When I looked down, I could see the snake resting on a dead fallen tree trunk, completely submerged under shallow water. It tried to gasp for air once, but decided to just sit under the water. It was staring at me and I was staring at it. The python was a copper/gold/brownishcolor with white eyes.

  • Kim

    I dreamt I was taking a bath and I was ask to move out the tub and a yellow spike head snake was thrown in the tub, it swam around in circle and was thrown on me after I moved on the couch in fear. What does it mean?

  • Jess

    I was swimming with my kids down a river and we were surrounded by snakes. I grabbed on by the neck and threw him away from us in one part.

    they kept popping up like weeds, and making it hard to swim in places there were so many.for the most part we swept them away and the didn’t bother us.

    It was disturbing how many there were and I was fearful about them atttacking us

  • Megha johal

    I saw a dream today… Where i was not in the water i was at its side… Some others were in water…n i saw 4-5 indian cobras… Remaining calm in water and one person even caught them…. There were no harm to anyone… Then a child also… Took one of them in his hand but everybody was calm
    ..whereas i was screaming… N sweaty…

    Plz tell me the meaning….

  • Friday

    I was in the rivebank catching fish, but when I threw my hook in the river I caught a long black snake with hands inform f dragon.it struggled on my hook and fell back into the water and slept.

  • African

    In my dream, the big snake was peacefully swimming towards me whilst i’m washing myself in sea.People were running away, but I was just washing myself, also wishing that the snake can come more closer to me.

  • Tondi

    In my dream am at a large clear blue water beach. One side of the water is enough hitting rocks but the side of the water I was in was calm and clear. As I start to swim there are a bunch of green and orange snakes set in pairs tangled together seemed to be mating unsure I was afraid but the snakes were calm and unbothered by my presence. They all were a bright green and bright orange except one pair which was a black and purple snake with a bright orange snake

  • K

    In my dream we were on an island and my father is cutting the tail of the snake and eating it raw. The snakes are some kind of snakes living in water areas. What does that mean?

    • Megha johal

      Means, ur father is either going to create a mess… Or either he is going to do something good fr u.

  • payal

    In my dream,I was drinking a glass of water, with a green small baby snake in the glass and as soon as i looked into the glass i have thrown it , what does that mean?

    • Megha johal

      There was a wrong person u were about to catchup with… But ur…. Intutions helped u.

  • Truth Peter

    I was swimming in a large river, when I was still swimming i saw a very big snake, i got too much fear but when the snake reached to me we became friends and we started swimming together in peace and happiness…. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?…

  • Saif

    I saw I was swimming and one small snake around me swimming . I stopped swimming so it goes away and doesn’t bite. Later I came out of water thinking that it didn’t bite me . But my friend showed me biting mark and little blood on my left hand back side at middle … i feel it was not poisonous….

  • Avinash

    I saw a snake resting in my bathroom and i was trying to throw water on it. What does it mean?

  • Kathleen charlotte betz

    I am in what is like a sewer. There are frogs everywhere. I am with my cousin. My friend for 54 years.
    A snake appears. It bites me on the right hand.
    She tries to help.
    Then a evil being with spikes on his wrists attacks me.
    I wake up.

  • tz

    Iam on bridge emerged in water with friends. I walk on the bridge and a small snake slides into the water off the bridge. Suddenly changes to be big snake at that time I had run away and it squeeze my friend while I look. I was only relieved when I realized that he did not die.

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