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.

60 Responses to Dreaming of Snakes in Water

  • Leah

    I was dreaming walking on a path in the middle of the lake. The path has plenty of small snake that are resting. Then i steped on a boulder but it was no boulder. It waa the head of a enormous snake and its body was the path in the middle of the lake. It attacked me by bringing me underwater. I closed its mouth with my left arm and punched his nostrils with my right hand hoping that it will surrender. It tried to strangle me with its tail but i happened to have a dagger, i stabed it a couple of times until it was weak and out of breath. We rose on out of the lake, i gasp for air and then i woke

  • Stephanie Kelly

    I had a dream I was coming out of school or some sort of building and it was raining so there was a really big and deep puddle in front of me and there was a brownish spotted snake in the puddle. The snake was in striking position and started to strike something in the grass. I got startled and drop something onto the ground and when I reached to pick it up the ground was suddenly like the sea ground. The water came up to my shins and I was searching through seaweed and other mysterious things you might find in the sea or a pond. Then a sea snake swam by. I reached up, screamed and then woke up. Please help with this dream!

  • elias pam

    I had a dream where I was fishing with other people in a swamp but something happen. I dont know what happenef those people where assemple in a straight line and carried away by the police while I was still fishing. My family member where looking at with out helping me and I caught so many fishes different type later the water in the swamp dry but I was still catching my mom now came around and watch I even caught some snakes but one of them ran away true my mothers leg after then I saw something passing a hole on the ground and I decide to dig after digging I found tortoise with its children while in the dream my dad was saying we should fry the fish and share it with people

  • nkuli

    i had a dream about a sneak in dark waters coming out at first it had a gental feeling to it, than than suddebly the there was a baby bear playing around the pound, untill it feel in the water the sneak tried to help the bear out by gently swollwing the snake, but than they both ened up drawning in the end. suddenly two other snakes popped out of the water and started chasing me, thy had a hard time catching up, however they eventually did and instead of me dieing, with every bite i became stone but continued to run and break the stone cover that was becoming part of me, i ran into the presence of friends that are about to become my business partners, who than lead me into the house, as the rock fadded away, as that was happening the snakes where trying to get in the house, eventually they did, in efforts to keep our selves safe we started breaking glass on the floor so the snakes couldnt cum close, it worked for a while, the snakes had a word with us in frustration. than i realised that we are standing on a carpet which is soft enough for the snakes to move around, i than proceeded to fold the carpert but my cousin who is my main business partner insisted i leave it alone, the carpet was from home. he than become angry at me and started to be very mean to me, i than woke up in shock and hurt. .

  • nkuli

    i had a dream about a sneak in dark waters coming out at first it had a gental feeling to it, than than suddebly the there was a baby bear playing around the pound, untill it feel in the water the sneak tried to help the bear out by gently swollwing the snake, but than they both ened up drawning in the end. suddenly two other snakes popped out of the water and started chasing me, thy had a hard time catching up, however they eventually did and instead of me dieing, with every bite i became stone but continued to run and break the stone cover that was becoming part of me, i ran into the presence of friends that are about to become my business partners, who than lead me into the house, as the rock fadded away, as that was happening the snakes where trying to get in the house, eventually they did, in efforts to keep our selves safe we started breaking glass on the floor so the snakes couldnt cum close, it worked for a while, the snakes had a word with us in frustration. than i realised that we are standing on a carpet which is soft enough for the snakes to move around, i than proceeded to fold the carpert but my cousin who is my main business partner insisted i leave it alone, the carpet was from home. he than become angry at me and started to be very mean to me, i than woke up in shock and hurt. .

    my cousins mum doesn’t want me working with him

    please help understand this dream

  • Dyamond Simmons

    I was being chased by a long black snake and I jumped in and out of pools, it constantly followed. Although in real life i am terrified of snakes, but in this dream I wasnt terrified at all and as I recall dont seem like the snake was trying to attack me but constantly following me. I have no clue what it means.

  • Anonymous

    Had a dream that my house was flooding and suddenly snakes started coming out from underneath beds& couches and floor boards.

    • Scorpiowoman

      Be warned with problems coming your way, be careful with some jealous people around you.

  • Adora

    I dreamed about when I’m in the stream and suddenly a long green snake was in there and I started going home and it started following to my house and then it tried to hide and I killed it.then I woke up

    • Scorpiowoman

      You might received some money or good fortune is coming your way.

  • Rob

    I was with my girlfriend on the beach. I had a dream my fist was in a sea snakes mouth, and he was eating my arm. Then I woke up.

    • Scorpiowoman

      Be warned, someone who is close to you will betray you.

  • Jessica

    I barely remember my dreams but lately every dream I’ve had has had snakes in them.

    First dream was at a water park. It was really dark and ugly outside but it wasn’t raining. I went down a slide in a tube and landed in this pool with thousands of snakes. I was scared but the snakes were calm.

    Then I had a dream that I had some friends over and I saw a huge toad and a snake just laying under my bed. I felt like I didn’t want to cvause a scene so I left them there and all the sudden my friends were playing and rolled under the bed and got bit and stung by yellow jackets.

    • Scorpiowoman

      You are admired by so many specially by men (for the first dream)

      One of your friends (they are a couple or bf or gf) will encounter problems.

  • subash sherchan

    me and my wife were just passing by big like a garden field and all of sudden the aeroplane got crashed with two white birds.one bird was mother and another was her baby i suppose and they were falling and while thye were falling i said myself that those birds must fall into the river which eventually it did in the river where the very big like a man eating anaconda was sleeping.that anaconda was about to eat that bird it didnt and snake sleeps calmly.i wasnt afraid or sumthng like that.and i went crossing the small bridge of that river and thats it i remember.

  • Denise Logan Franklyn

    Just now I dreamt that I was at the river with family and friends. The water is clean, clear and pretty when I saw some small and medium size snake in the water I was scared so I hurried and quickly got out of the water. What does this dream means.

  • Mikel

    I had a dream just now. I was out on some beautiful lake with some friends riding on a floaty. All of the sudden a blue smoke type of alert was shot out and we were all confused because it whizzed right by us.  Then I noticed my friends boyfriend going really fast on his floaty. I stopped and watched him a minute and realized he was streaming “snake hill” in an extremely panicked voice. Then I realized there were a bunch of snakes swimming towards the beach.  I started directing myself towards the beach and then randomly heard two Australian guys discussing as if they were watching this unfold, about how poisonous the snakes were and that they wouldn’t go back to the beach just yet. But I was already there and didn’t have a paddle. Then I was concerned and surrounded by snakes trying to bite me. And I woke up before I got off my little floatie.

  • Rika

    In my dream I was in the water and everything was ok then suddenly I show the snake, I tried to swim away from it because I’m afraid of snake but it kept coming at me every time I swam in a different direction. Then I found my way out of the water, unto land. Then I saw my cousins boyfriend with two green dead snakes in this hands. Knowing I was afraid of them he kept swinging them at me and I kept running.

  • Mackie Pajarillo

    I was fetching water at our well, when a snake (cobra) trying to bite me, but i counter the attack and the snake fell on our well.
    I was so afraid on that moment and then suddenly as i saw the snake swimming on the well; the snake slowly turns into a woman. What does it mean?

  • Viki

    I had a dream of a blue snake
    While i was enjoying in river with really clear water
    A blue and mixed color snake come to me
    And i was intimidating others
    When i was swimming
    I was standing in water like the snake
    Could u tell wht is it

  • Jessica

    In my dream I am at a house with an exboyfriend. A log cabin to be specific and he has brought a girl along and I’m uncomfortable and want to leave. I want to go to the swings in the front yard but every time I try to make it the yard fills ankle deep with water and I’m getting bit by snakes all over my feet so I keep trying to find new ways around it but nothing is working. I woke up when he came outside and went to walk with me.

  • Pavitra Nair

    I’m with my friend doing a project at a lake the water in the lake was muddy (can’t see through underneath) and the depth was lower than knee height.actually I wanted to take a picture near the pole where there is a beautiful bird sitting on it which is in the lake. I am to scared to get in the water cause I’m scared there will be something in the water like catfish or alligator. I never think of snakes in that moment. apparently my sister is the one who’s helping me to take pictures and my brother was there too. Out of nowhere someone caught a light brown color python from the water. I don’t know how they caught it but it was young because it was thin and long. I was still very scared to get in the water and again my brother caught a another python which looking exactly like the one before but older which is longer and much thicker in size. I didn’t know how he catch it but I’m scared it would do something to my brother. But both the snakes were not moving but alive and looks very tame. My brother was telling me not to be scared since he caught the snake already and asked me to go and take a picture. I didn’t know I managed to get a picture or not cause I woke up. I found this dream soo wierd because I only dream once in a blue moon. And I’m scared of snakes in real life.

  • Devil 21st

    I am ina zoo and i see two white snakes fighting in water they must be water snakes can u interprete this

  • Jasmin

    i have a dream.  i’m in the swimming pool with a short but has a huge body black and white snake. We swim together peacefully. she bite me but it doesn’t hurt me and there’s a rabbit in the scene. i don’t know what is the interpretation of that dream. it kinda scare me. haha.

  • Confused

    I keep having this dream that starts in a building and I want everyone that is about to flood really bad and they need to get out now… some listen then as okm on my way out with my kids these huge snakes start appearing they are usual swimming or on land and will bit if they get close enough some how I always warn everyone but still get trapped on top something like a building and snakes try to get me but I always wake before the bite me the water is never clear

  • Manilyn Sy

    I dreamt a snake in a clear clean water and other side of the water i saw also a three small snakes. The snakes were just neutral , I mean they, re just calmly there in the water. What could possibly indicate that in my life

  • rebecca

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

    • Jen

      This is similar to a dream I had last night, suddenly submerged in water full of hundreds of woven thatch awnings, like hurricane or tsunami debris, I’m been no held by a female (I’m also female) and she warns me we are drifting toward ‘snakes’ in the water, we are many feet below the surface but alive, she says ‘I know they’ve been getting some of the children’ as we drift into them, I see they’re small and black and upright, a few dozen here, and then there…I close my eyes and say, ‘I don’t want to’…I feel threatened but I’m not alone

  • 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.

    • Andrea Cruz

      I find this interesting because I today had a dream that I was about to swim in this beautiful blue clear underwater cave, and before I could I looked closely and these snakes started appearing in the water very calm and harmless but out of no where a huge bird sort of looked like a large finch appeared right in the center similar to how your tree was

  • 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

  • Gayathiri pillai

    Its juz like a natural lake…my friends and I have to cross the lake..some passerby says that the lake has big snake in them and be carefull..so one of my friend cross first..then i started behind him..when i was half way through the lake there is a disturbance in the lake…a large snake equi to anoconda arise..then a frnd from the lake side comes in and they are distracting it..then suddenly a frnd brings a machete and cut the throat of the snake..i am standing in water watching all..suddenly a frnd pulls my arm and a small snake swim pass me .. I woke up very distressed
    .the time was almost 5 am ..can some one tell me the meaning of this..

  • Tara

    I dreamt of a cat/snake it was coming at me in the water and I grabbed it and it was trying to bite me and then it let up. Then I met up with my ex and his ex was using the guest room and it didn’t seem like anything sexual was going on but I saw a bunch of girls on his phone hewanted me to help him with his band but I said it’s to hard if there was gonna be girls all over him and then he acussed me of us breaking up said it’s my fault and drove away on a motorcycle. He couldn’t commit so I was always giving him a hard time to commit but he never got it that is why we broke up. Idk what this dream means. So weird.

  • Tanisha

    I had a dream that I was fishing with my grandmother that passed away going on five years now,and we were talking about our fishing pole lines being tangled. The next thing I noticed was a white snake with a cobras head when ready to strike swimming up to me. I pushed it back with my pole but as I looked around there were more and more coming; I started to get scared even though not one of the snakes tried to strike me. Then I woke up from my dream wondering what did it mean.

  • Sri Ramya

    I woke up from my watching someone kill a snake in my dream. I was waiting at an over bridge of a water body where i saw one person fishing with a large net, and then when he brought the net out of water there was a snake inside it moving rapidly. Then the person threw the snake on to a overhead bridge(another one), where there is one more person sitting and the person caught the snake by his left hand signaling it to be calm, and somehow he had cut off the snake’s head and he then squeezed out the poison, and he walked dancing slightly. And then i woke up.

  • Amanda

    Last night I had a dream that I was in what seemed like a lazy river. Then a dark colored snake that appeared to be dead floated into me. I panicked throwing it around until it was ahead of me.

  • Jeff

    I had a dream just last night that I was is an old rickety boat that was leaking in a middle of a murky pond. But all of out of nowhere one huge black snake came out in front of me then a huge white snake came from behind me the two snakes fought each other as I was bracing for cover in the boat. I never fell in the water but I woke up before knowing which one won the fight.

  • Janvi

    Last night I saw a dream, I was sitting on a mat in sea .The water of sea was blue and neat. I was so happy and wanted to click the photo suddenly a green snake came beside me he jumped in to my tea cup and died .I was so afraid ..

    What is the meaning of this

  • Waldo

    In my dream there were two small (the size of my hand) snakes in a bathroom that were black and super thin. I grabbed one and shoved it under the water to drown it. I was afraid of them and afraid that the one I was holding under water would bite me. But it didn’t and it died. I tried to grab the other to drown too but it slipped away in a rather slippery fashion.

  • Mychaela

    I had a dream I was living in a house with 3 other people. I had to use the bathroom and when I walked in to the bedroom next to me I saw snakes everywhere. They were in water… I’m talking bloody dirty water. They were in tubs and there were 3 tubs. The third tub had a dead body in it (I couldn’t see a face) and the other 2 had a large brown snake floating in it. I wasn’t scared I was more uncomfortable. So I walked out and they were around he door to some of which were really fat. So I went back the the living room and that was all.

  • Flavio Gonzalez

    I had a dream where me and my wife were in a theme park where we both fell off and ended up in the water. Me and my wife were swimming out of the water while being chased by snakes. I made it out of the water and my wife caught up to me. When she caught up I reached for her arm and pulled her out of the water right before a snake bit her. As we were walking towards the exit of the ride we saw more snakes and realized they were fake when I tried to kill one with a shovel. That’s when I woke up. Want to know what the meaning is to this dream thank you.

  • Durgesh Awasthi

    I saw a dream in which i am riding a bike and suddenly felt partly unconcious near a pond and stopped there two girls helped me to stand and 1 boy threw me in the pond along with him. I saw two turtles standing one above the other and many snakes there in the pond and then that same boy threw me out of water. Please tell me what does it means.


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  • Christie

    In my dream I was in someone’s house. But for some reason there was like a pool of water which was connected to a lake outside. Similar to those indoor outdoor pools at a hotel. So in the dream there were a lot of dark green snakes swimming around in the water. Even though we saw the snakes me and my bestfriend still got in. One of the huge snakes immodestly came up and started to try and eat my friend starting with her head. I was able to pull her free and the snake got upset and tried to come to eat me. I stabbed the snake numerous times but it wouldn’t die. We got out of the pool of water but the snake kept trying to get me. It would leave for a day or two then come right back to try and get me. The dream ended with me trying to escape to the bathroom of the house but the snake just followed and kept coming for me.

  • Derick

    In my Dream it seem so real i thought it was, In my Dream i woke up in my room, and there was a snake slithering up my body towards my face and i freaked out and snatched him up and fell off the bed, I had him behind his head and realised i was in a pool of water, My room was flooded to about the shins full of water all throughtout the room The snake was shaking around violently Its head was bigger Then a cotton Mouths and its body a dark green lime color, It began to squirt Venom violently threw its fangs as if to poison the water we were in and trying to get venom onto my skin, he was a strong and he started using his body to try and constrict my arm, I broke his grip with my other hand and threw him and launched for the door, when i did i fell and looked behind and saw him speeding towards me, There was a hatchet laying by the sink so i grabbed it and then swung at his head, Thats when i woke up.

  • Nichole

    My dream begain with me hovering over a lake. As the dream went on I remember feeling warm and in a daze. I begain smoothly coasting over the water to the shore line. From there I hovered along the shore, scanning it’s edges. Soon something out of place on the bottom of the shallows, brings me to an abrupt stop. In the moment of this I realize I’m seeing the tail of a large black and white horizontally striped snake. In that instant it strikes me from behind on the back of my right arm. My reaction was nothing more than a glance down at the serpent and simply pluck him from my flesh. I felt no pain, no puncture. I only looked at the mouth to ‘be sure’ it wasn’t poisonous. It’s jaws held only to bottom fangs. For this apparently put me at ease. I slowly awoke from my dream state, feeling a bit bewildered.



    • Mark

      Hold on to your faith in God regardless of life’s circumstances God is great for all things are in his hands do not fear in this life and trust your faith

  • Alex

    So in my dream whole dream a lot of stuff had been happening and I was really afraid. But this was on part of it, there was an orange skinny snake in a kitchen sink and I kept turning on the hottest possible water to try and kill it. But the water wasn’t killing it in fact it was enjoying it, and I found that out because I could here what the snake was thinking. It was thinking that it liked the hot water and could swim in it forever. So then I turned on freezing water and the snake would swim down the drain. But every time I would turn the hot water back in it would swim back up and I didn’t know what to do.

    • Shemekia

      It was like 3 or 4 green and black snakes I think in my toilet I reused top up and I began to struggle with them they was bitting my hands left to right

  • JW

    A snake slithered in the shallow water as I was helping others it never bit just lingered and caught deep stares into my soul it felt like. I have felt with snakes my hole life never scared just odd it was a cotton mouth. One of my fav.

  • Shanea

    In my dream I was being propelled through water that was infested with snakes. I seemed to fall in this big big lake where the water was opaque but I could still see shadows underneath the water. There was one huge Shadow which I somehow knew was a giant squid and I was terrified of but the current pushed me right over top of him. He never bothered me. the current kept pushing me and all of a sudden I was surrounded by different sized snakes all in the water. I was really terrified because in real life I hate snakes. But as the current pushed me I would run right into the snakes and they never bothered me. I eventually got to the shore where for some reason it was full of guys that were inmates.scary rough looking guys

  • Ashley

    I had a dream that I was in a tv documentary crew and we were visiting the house of a man who had trained his snakes to be like dogs. Most of the rooms in his home where giant tanks of water that flowed readily from room to room as the snakes pleased.

    As the rest of the crew swam with the snakes I refused. Just viewing them from above. The water was calm as were the snakes behavior but I did feel on edge.

    The crew began cleaning up and getting ready to go so I went to the “normal” part of the house and witnessed these three snakes morphing into three little boys. Just normal adorable little boys.

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