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?

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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.

427 Responses to Dreaming of Snakes in Water

  • 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.

  • 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

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