Dreaming about Being Bitten by a Snake

Snake Bite Dream

Dreaming of being bitten by a snake is one of the most common and striking snake dreams. While the dreamer is likely to wake up scared or confused about the meaning of such a dream, a general interpretation considers snake bite imagery in dreams as a precious warning or wake up call regarding your waking life.

A snake biting you symbolically signifies that you need to pay attention to a challenging situation or emotion that has not yet been completely acknowledged and dealt with.

Snake Bite Dream Meanings

  • The snake bite symbolizes a wake up call
  • Warning about a situation, activity, behavior or thought that are “poisonous” in your life.
  • Warning about something that paralyzes your ability to make a choice in order to take the next step in your life or a relationship
  • Resistance to what is perceived as a “temptation” or a situation that challenges your beliefs or values
  • Sign that you’re on the verge of a deep personal transformation

What does being bitten by a snake in a dream mean?

What does dreaming about a snake bite mean? Here are several meaning definitions to help interpreting your dream.

Don't want to do it alone? Do you want a dream interpretation? The best way to get answers now is by chatting with a live psychic. Oranum is the largest community of spiritual counselors and we highly recommend their services. Click here to chat live now for free.

Dream Meaning #1: Pay attention to something you’ve been ignoring

Dreaming of being bitten by this wild reptile can be interpreted as a painful reminder that you need to pay attention to a situation or relationship that has been challenging or difficult to deal with in your waking life. A snake biting you in a dream symbolizes your own guidance system or unconscious trying to get your attention through a wake up call.

You’re becoming more aware about an issue or aspect of yourself that you’ve been ignoring. The snake bite has the effect of prompting a reaction on your part, whether it’s pain, surprise or fear. Often, the dreamer will wake up right after the snake bites her in the dream. The attack from the serpent can therefore point to the need to wake yourself up, in your life too, from a situation where you have been compromising too much.

A dream of a snake bite reminds you that you need to resolve or come to terms with a situation or behavior that is paralyzing your ability to make a decision or move forward. Getting bitten by this wild creature is an invitation to examine what is currently “poisonous” in your life and to remedy it.

Dream Meaning #2: Meaning of the body part that is bitten by the snake

The dream interpretation will vary depending on what part of the body is being bitten. Consider the meaning you give to the part and how it related to what is challenged or needs to change in your waking life.

For instance, a snake bite to the right hand means that you are conflicted about taking action or making the right choice in your life; it could suggest that you are preoccupied with acting in fairness or maintaining a healthy transparency in a relationship whether it is intimate or related to work.

Being bitten by a snake in the back could indicate that you need to pay attention to ill words or deceitful actions of people around you; it could also mean that you need to resolve issues from the past or concerns that you have been carrying with you for a long time.

Dream Meaning #3: You’re holding back your wild, untamed side

When you dream of a snake biting you, the animal may reflect conflictual urges or desires you have in waking life and that are hard to grasp or control. Dreaming of a snake brings to your attention, through the image of this animal, to a part of you that you or possibly others consider as “wild”, untamed, perhaps even “out of control”.

Snake Bite Dream

This inner conflict may have escaped your attention or you may have seen it looming over you, just like the animal in the dream before it strikes. The fact the snake is biting you indicates that you are in the process of becoming more conscious of what you need to do to take control of a situation or matter that has been creeping in

Dream Meaning #4: Transformation is painfully taking place in your life

The serpent is delivering the antidote to numbing yourself and avoiding what needs to be done to get to the next step in your life. The snake bite may point to a shift occurring in your awareness, a transformation: You are on the verge of becoming more aware about a matter that was previously hidden or avoided.

This radical shift may be experienced in a painful manner at first, but will be beneficial in the long run. This wake up call is part of your growth process.

Dream Meaning #5: Struggle with temptation

Dreaming of a snake biting you may represent the archetypal presence of temptation in your life. Just like the serpent in the Garden of Eden in the judeo-christian tradition, the animal in your dream could connect to a “temptation”, desire or situation you feel conflicted about because of it does not fit in your usual beliefs or ethical values.

The snake bite is a wake up call to face whatever is causing tension, perhaps even challenge some of your core beliefs or values and get a fresh perspective.

Do you want to have more success and joy in your life? The best way to do this is by learning more about your name through numerology. It is a 4,000 year old science that can help you learn the meaning of your name, because your name was no accident! All it takes is your name and date of birth, click here to get your free personalized numerology reading.

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 afraid are you of the snake and/or the bite in your dream?
  • Which part of your body does the snake bite? Look at the corresponding meanings.
  • How are you resisting change in your life?
  • Has a fear of making a decision paralyzed your ability to stand for yourself or move forward in your life?

Need Help to Interpret your Dream about a Snake Bite?

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

Find Inspiration for your Dreams and Their Interpretation

The Serpent’s Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, Book Three)
Fantasy, occult, and magic make this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles a best seller to inspire your dreams and their interpretation.
Check out The Serpent’s Shadow and embark on a fantastic adventure.

1519 Responses to Dreaming about Snake Bite

  • mik

    can you interpret this dream? there is a very thin and long python. at first it gives me attraction then I touch it. after a while this python wants to eat me while there are somebody people surrounded me.

  • Ana

    I dreamt that I was walking somewhere in the woods with a friend and a rattlesnake bite me on my left hand and after we found some family that have a ranch and her husband who was a doctor help me, what is the meaning of this dream?

  • Temi

    I had a dream of a cobra snake which I think I flung off me to husband. He in turn bit the snake and it left a scare of its shape on his face. What does it mean?

  • Luana Vanaerde

    I had a dream last night that a cobra snack bit me on my right side… Maybe my neck or arm is this a bad dream?

  • Dream Life

    I had a dream that a snake was hiding behind a chair in a house that I was unfamiliar with. I must have startled the snake, it appeared angry and obviously defensive. It bit me on the hand and again on my arm. It was a rattle snake and amazingly, it did not harm. No swelling, no one needed to call an ambulance…almost as if I was immune to the snake bite?

  • Shawnee

    I had a dream I was with my father who has been deceased for almost 2 years and he was bitten by a snake on his left hand near the wrist. Please what does this mean???

  • Amanda

    I woke up today because I had a dream that a rattlesnake had bit me right in the neck! My so called friends and family were there but never helped what does this mean?

  • Landoh

    I had a dream where I went to a farm and suddenly I was surrounded by many black snakes and there was one brown with red spotted snake with me in the middle,i then tried to escape but when I was out I discovered I had several bits on my leg,that dream was really scary

  • KAT

    I had a dream about a snake striking at me, but missing me. I was scared of the snake and attempting to scoot away from it.

  • Zach

    In my dream, I was surrounded by former classmates, and holding onto a green and black snake. One of the teachers told me to put it down, and when I did it fled. Moments later I found it again under a shelf and approached it, but when I did it struck at me. So I tried to get away but it chased me, being much faster than I was, it but me several times on my arms and legs and then it slowed and opened its mouth, and a pair of black fangs opened out (previously it hadn’t been leaving marks on me and in my dream I was convinced it was playing because it wasn’t using its fangs) and it came straight up to me before I heard the voice of a friend of mine (who I didn’t go to school with, but who recently quit a job we both work at) ask me, “why does it matter to people if they’re related?”, and I woke up.
    I was terrified of the snake in the dream but pretending I wasn’t so I didn’t make a scene in front of my former classmates and teachers.

  • Dave

    I dreamt of a huge black snake moving from a tree to the ground. Then that snake bit someone twice (may be a child, I am not sure). After that I saw a dead women, she died because of snake bite, and someone was crying. What does my dream mean ?

  • shana Deadmon

    I just woke up, from a Dream of a lil boy who was giving,me a baby yellow Snake. This snake, was very smart, it followed my footsteps really good. As it followed me it began to grow bigger, ND it became very vicious like it, wanted to bite me. But it ever did just kept following me. I was trying to dodge it, all in my dream, but it would find me by my vibrations. This was a Bright yellow snake, no color or no spots just. Bright yellow. What does this mean???

    • Archana

      Hi, I am having this snake bitting dream problem for a long time. Every time it was following me, I was just escaping after so many struggles or with fear I am just waking up.  This time I dreamt that we are going to a temple and we are sitting in the pond.  Every one washing their legs.  My mom and sister. Was sitting in steps.  I saw a big black colour rope with both the ends look like a snake head with big mouth. I am going near my mom by starring at that rope.  Suddenly it started hitting by sister and mom.  Both of them freaking out from there.  It was trying to bite on my sister face.  We said to fall her on water to escape.  But it followed on water too.  We are running here and there.  I was following us.  With great afraid I woke up.  I dreamt this at 5:30 am. Please say the. Meaning for this.  I am so scared

  • Celia

    Hi dreamed I was bitten by three snakes in my right hand. The puncture wounds of each bite was different. I asked for helped as I could see the venom spreading through my hand and each nite had a different effect. I was told that the third bite was the worst bit that it could take some time to start affecting my body.

  • Mike

    I was bitten by a cobra on the right cheek and left hand. I don’t understand the meaning. It was held by a friend of mine when I was bitten at the cheek. Then I was holding it in my left hand and it bit me.

  • Rose

    I dreamed of a dark snake and it bit me twice my right hands and left arms , and I could feel the pain as in real pain 😔 ! Then my dad came and tried to help me and remove the venom in my left arms but not my right hand , then I woke up because of alarm but the pain in my right hand I still could feel it ! I’m freaking out of this wierd dream.please help me to interpret this

  • Mary

    I dreamt of a white snake biting my mother at home. First it was about to fall on me but I threw up my hand and hit it accidentally and this threw it over the other side of the room we couldn’t see. We started looking for the snake and after a while I saw the snake on my mom’s left leg and it bit her before I could do anything about it. I woke up as soon as she screamed in pain.

    • sanjana

      I had a dream that my mom was talking to someone on a phone call.A green colored snake was biting my mom and i started crying what to do next 😢
      I am so scared

  • Umer Javed

    I dreamt of a non-poisonous snake. It was like a human turned into snake and my mom knew who it was and well in the beginning it would scare us by hissing so I take it to mom and she asks him to stop, but it doesn’t so I throw it off the roof, but it manages to come back somehow. When it’s back it bites me on my right leg, though I feel no pain or nothing and then suddenly my youngest comes and drops water on my ear, and as I get distracted for a while, the snake disappears.

    • HMA

      No poisonous snake represent healing from illness, you haven’t mentioned the colour? you should mention! are you earning interest income ? you or your mother or someone in your family? if yes then better to stop it! it might be a warning ! if not then it might be an enemy of your family! someone nearest to you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Send this to friend