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.

427 Responses to Dreaming of Snakes in Water

  • 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.

  • Debbie Wood

    Hi there. I dreamt i was in a huge swimming pool with my teo friends and i was holding a boa constrictor which was swimming peacefully though my hands in the forward direction. We were having a laugh and was really at peace….what does this dream mean?

  • Beng

    I dreamt of a big white/orange snake in a clear water and i fell then the snake swallowed a person I dont see who,just saw one hand inside the snake’s mouth seems asking help.I’m so frightened,I swim away from the snake,I successfully got off the water but I felt a snake in my short,I’m pulling it out but I cant..Thats the time I woke up bec of fear.

  • Benji

    Dream of a pink color dragon (I’m assuming dragon as it has wings but long snake like body like Asian dragon). Which I think is fighting with a giant black color snake. Two giants fighting by the shore then moving onwards to land. I was part of the team to capture the snake but not the dragon. Kinda woke up after we cornered the snake at an old building.

  • Maribel ayog

    Im about to cross a river in the middle i saw red snake and black with a white dot they are both big snake i was afraid my reaction is ohMyGaaaddd! Snake!snake! I saw the face of the snake angry with me too thier head going up and i saw thier teeth.but later on they both calm.same as me too:)

  • Meg bowen

    In my dream, I’m always swimming peacefully in a pond or creek usually with someone I know and suddenly I’m swarmed by hundreds of tiny snakes, separated from my friend, and bitten all over my body. I usually wake up when as soon as I start to think I’m drowning.

  • Karen

    I dreamt of a yellow python swimming in my bathtub and my cat was after it. It didn’t scare me or bother me I was just telling the CST to leave it a lone

  • Monica

    I dreamt that me and a group of people were in a dirty pool with no exits and we were swimming around but below us was a giant anaconda below us just chilling on the ground and it would come up at unexpected times and would eat a random person but I wasn’t scared for some reason. And it never ate me. So I don’t know what this means and I’m tripping out about it.

  • Victoria

    I had a dream where I’m trying to get somewhere and I have to go this way. But there’s a really dirty pond and inside are little snakes and crocodiles. To get past, I jump into a little patch of rock and grass in the middle then jump again to the other side and I normally make it across. But last night I slipt and fell in the water, going right under. I panicked and the snake bit me on the leg.

  • Alida

    I had a dream about a big snake (anaconda) in a big pool of clear water. And he was curling around a stone with the words “New Zealand” on? What could this mean?

  • Jack

    I had dream that I am running (like the flash) on lake trying get across and there is snake (like a anaconda)in the water I was feeling afraid I dodged it.But I failed to get across and I fell to the water and snake tries to attack and I woke up with full of tension..

    • paul kirimi

      This tells that you are being attacked by the power of witchcraft and you are experiencing ups and downs. Whatever you do always fails and you have not achieved your goal Jack. May God help you. Am Pastor Paul Kirimi of Full-Life Evangelism Mission.Cell +254701367174 Kenya.

  • George

    I dreamt that I was standing near the water’s edge on a concrete jetty or pier of some kind… I was standing in about a foot of water as waves came in and out washing over the jetty… I was cautiously handling a yellow snake, I was nervous about its movements but sensed it wasn’t going to harm me but I was still fearful.  All around me was water and some people I didn’t know were standing around. I was moving in circles holding the snake up, maybe on a stick while it adjusted and wriggled, I was scared to touch it and avoiding it getting too close to my face.  There was a dark crab-like creature that appeared in the water around me moving at speed, it darted in and out and I wanted to get away, I was scared and then the snake moved around and wriggled a lot and I let it go and dropped it in the sea, I saw it sink and the crab-thing darted into the sea diving after it, presumably to eat it… I realised it couldn’t swim and I couldn’t save it from drowning… Then I noticed the crab come back up to come after me, and also a couple of crocodiles… So I climbed to higher ground to get away from them…

  • Sarah H

    I just took a small midday nap. There was a lot of water in my dream, almost mudlike but nothing was dirty. There was a house on a hill with a pool of water in front and a waterfall going down the hill. Despite the muddy conditions, the water was clear. I ended up in the pool, clothed, and saw a very large snake swimming beautifully. At first I was in awe, but then decided it best to get out. I tried a few times before I could because there was no easy way out other than the waterfall. I found myself talking to someone after about the snake. It wasn’t a man or woman. They told me it was good I got out because water snakes can be dangerous. I told them it was just a python. I remember saying python 4-5 times to them. There were never any fear like feelings and the dream was in color. I tried researching myself the meanings but everything was so generic. I woke with a sense this dream is important so any help you have will be appreciated.

    • paul kirimi

      This says that you have a target or plan but there are some spirits which tries to stop your vision. To you whatever you want to do is going to succeed even if you face alot of challenge. May God bless you.

  • Ruel Sidron Quinonez

    Good day,my dream is while I’m in the water swim with very warm water suddenly I feel that there is snake biside me then I’m very afraid that’s the time I wake up.my question is what is the meaning of my dream?

  • Miss Q

    I’m my dream, I awoke from a nap and a man whom I seem to know and trust handed me a glass of water. As I reached to take it. I realized there was a pino and navy coiled hissing snake in it. When I screamed, the young man ran outside and throw the glass against a wall and stepped on the snake.

  • Anica

    I dreamed that I was taking a bath and I felt something bite me on my inner thigh, and I reached to see what it was and it was a black snake. When I noticed what it was i started yelling and screaming. In fact I awake out my sleep screaming!!

  • Cherry

    I dreamed about a very clear water as in blue sea. And we were swimming in to pass the underwater in between of the caves and for every swim that we had under there comes a black snake that we have to avoid. May I know what is the possible interpretation of this? Thank you

    • Bongani

      I dreamt I was walking in the water dam and river like. There were big snakes theY were touching me and friendly with me.The next thing I swam away with one of the big snakes into the deep waters

  • Ana cadreche

    I had a dirty lake around my bed. There was a snake. Me & other people were feeding it w French fries. I was afraid & didn’t like how dark &. Dirty the water was. In the morning my lake was gone & so was the snake. But I knew the water & snake return @ night.

  • Shelli

    I dreamed about an anaconda in an aquarium searching for way out as a friend let it out i tlid him tge only thing dtopping it from getting to me was being held in tge tank as if it was after me. The snake was then in a csge then suddenly in tge ocean i was never swimming or in the water with it. But i rememvber in my dream tge snake was looking dead into my eyes the entire time following my every move it felt like the snske was trying to get to me

  • Tara

    I dreamed about me walking with my neighbor who is a male he was trying to help me cross a flood of water with snakes but these snakes were cornered up & looking at me with evil eyes wanting to bite me there was one red and black snake then a yellow snake & when we got got the edge there was a gate in the way that was locked and a huge green snake blocking us from getting out I took a brick and hit the snake I was trying to get to my fiancé and our son on the other side when I hit the snake it didn’t strike at me or anything it just cornered itself but he bit my neighbor it was a weird dream first dream I had had about snakes.

  • Elodie

    Okay so my dream was strange and really out of he blue. I had a dream where I was on holiday with my boyfriend and some friends of ours and we were on a big boat. Some of my friends were water skiing on this big boat and I remember being a bit anxious to do it my self but decided to try it out. I approached this old lady who was supervising the water skiing facility and she looked like a character from a tv show I like, she told me that i would be fine and that to watch out for the snakes if I fall in the water. Now I amnt afraid of snakes generally but I was scared in the dream because I could fall into the water with snakes! So I started water skiing and obviously I ended up falling in, but when I did fall in I was really deep under the water and it was clear blue colour, I noticed all these snakes (not sure what type) but they were all synchronised and swimming to me and approaching me quickly, I then decided to fast swim up to the surface and shouted for the old woman to help me out because loads of snakes were coming for me and when i was being pulled onto the boat the snakes heads were peaking on top of the water surface and then swam away. I just want to know if there’s any meaning behind this ss it was a bit strange to say the least.

  • Doris

    I dream an snake moving in a sand sea with a stripe color of black and white

  • CHN

    I dreamt last night that i was swimming at this lake with my family and friends and i thought i saw a snake but it wasnt and in the other pool with a water that is color of the lake there are hundreds of snake and someone pushed me and i fell down and i watched myself as the snakes bite me until i woke up in a room full of half human half snake and I tried to escape but i cant and then i woke up

  • aaron

    just had a snake squeezed my right arm and the crazy thing is i felt the snake squeezed its body all around my right arm until i touched the snake with cold water and when i put my arm in the water the snake let go this happen yesterday night then the snake let go i felt the strength of the sane in my dreams. i want to know why i feel pain in some of my dreams and i also fell joy but this is rare for me to feel both i just what to know why

  • Zack

    I dreamed of me standing in a clear blue ocean full of snakes. with my best friend standing by my side, at first everything was calm no worries, when suddenly I turn to see a huge tidel wave heading straight for me I quickly swim to the shore and stand behind a wall in order to avoid it. My friend however fails to make to the wall and I wake up in shock never knowing if my friend had made it to safety or not.

  • FRAN

    Hi, I tend to dream alot about snakes, scorpions and spiders alot…. Last night dream was very vivid and i cant get it out of my head. It starts wit me being inside my house and seeing a dust storm far away. For some reason i had the urge to run outside and i end up in this mountain wit three different ponds. The mountain was very straight and rock like. The water was really clear in all three ponds. I had my son with me in all along. So as we are walking and looking at the ponds there are snakes everywhere but juat on the rocks where there seems to be a waterfall. So we go by the water and the snakes are just there not really moving not doing anything. The only thing that was different about the pond were the colors of the snakes. We put our feet in the water and notice the snake move so i pick up my son and go home. In my dream i took a nap and wake up to seeing a big yellow snake coming through a whole at the edge of the roof in my room extemely slow. The snake looks like it is coming directly at my face. My son was awake in my dream and i keep trying to tell him to move but i cant. After a while of trying im finally able to move and get up.. But thats when i sctually wake up in real life… what could this mean? Its was kinda of a scarey dream

  • E.N.

    I had a dream last night that a small pinkish snake was in the bath tub with me, I was playing with it and then it kept biting me, I had gloves on so I didn’t really feel it, although small pricks. It became part of my foot and I was guiding it in the water and the tongue was coming out of my toe checking things out, almost like it was in my sock (which I had a sock on in the bath?) and then it was getting too active and I went outside and let it go. I saw someone come up to it and I believe killed it, didn’t see who it was, I was sad but knew I couldn’t help, it was too late.

  • Ouma

    I dreamed of a very very light brown huge snake in the water and its face was of a cat. I was with my is year old boy and where hiding from it. it came where we were hiding looking for us and it went back down because we were on top. when it saw me, it came back and pushed my child in the water. I tried to take him out and he turned into an unusual hard big toad. When I pull that out of the water, it was two toads now were one was green and one was light brown. I left them and didn’t know where they ended up. There were sharp hangers on the trees and they were sharp. I mean those hangers that the butchers normally use to hang the meat in the fridges. Lots of people came and fighting that huge and long snake. they hang it on the hangers and pulling them and the snake was torn into two pieces and was fighting. It was crying like the anaconda snake when it was burned on the movie. the snakes died and we had a party right there on the water. My mom asked me where is my child? I said I don’t know. when everyone was busy drinking, there came another huge snake with the face of a crocodile. it got into the water then vomit the two big toad. I touched one toad and it changed to my child again then the snake/crocodile was skilled in the same way as the snake/cat.

    The dream was on the 3rd June 2016 around past 4 in the morning

    What is the meaning of this whole thing?

  • Hkd

    I dreamt of being in water up to my neck. A long green snake, as thick as my arm was in the water with me. I was fighting it. It bit me once on the arm, but was not poisonous and it didn’t hurt too bad. I kept trying to hold its mouth shut but it would thrash. I thought if I clamped it’s mouth it might kill it, but knew I couldn’t and didn’t really want to kill it. I would throw it and it would swim back and circle my legs and resurface.

    I wasn’t terribly scared, but it was a fight. He kind of reminded me of a cartoon snake in some ways. Like the one from the Disney cartoon robinhood.

  • Hazel

    Hi I’m dreaming snake and my girlfriend is there a snake is looking to while the head is going left and right and my girlfriend catch the tail and I’m happy because she grab the tail but unportunately she trow the snake to me and the snake was in my shoulder while going down and bite me in my back legs..what was the meaning of that!??? And the next dreams is in a low water yellow green clear salted water with reef shore water we passed at the snake and we catch a phyton a cobra with 3 to 5 heads

  • Lucia

    Hi.i keep having a same dream of a huge beautiful brown snake in a sea sitting with me under the water.the thing is i have a phobia of water, when i see a pool or the sea i feel weird, i get shivers and light headed like something is pulling me to the water. Everytime when i dream like that i wake up soaked in water and i don’t sweat that easy or my sweat is never visible.another thing is that I’m always cold i never get warm even if the weather is 30+ degrees my body is always cold.there is a prophet and a traditional healer they told me i am what i see in the dream that im not of this world and if i don’t accept I’m going to die. I don’t know what it means

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