Dream Interpretation Advice

Snake Dream Interpretation in 3 Steps

>> Read the full snake dream interpretation.

Snakes or serpents in a dream can symbolize:

  • The unconscious.
  • A time of transformation or transition.
  • The Freudian interpretation says it’s a phallic symbol that represents how you experience your… >> Read more

Enhance your Dream Interpretation

Here are two key points to refine the interpretation of your dream.

Key Interpretation Tip #1

The most important point to remember when interpreting a snake dream is that the presence of a serpent in your sleep means you’re symbolically receiving a wake up call from your unconscious.

Dreaming about a snake means that you need to pay attention to something important that you have been avoiding or that has escaped your awareness until now. Interpreting your dream will help you discover what it is and what you could do to about it.

In conclusion, when you’re dreaming of a snake, you can use your interpretation to encourage positive changes in your life. A snake dream can function like a two-sided coin: For each negative feeling in the dream, such as fear, apprehension, anxiety, or confusion, there’s an opportunity to realize something positive that will serve you in your waking life. Use this dream interpretation guide to decipher the precious clues that your dream is giving.





Key Interpretation Tip #2

It’s important to recall the presence of the snake as it was in the dream, so you can get information about  qualities that could remind you of a situation, a person or your emotional state in your waking life. This will get you started in finding out what the snake in your dream symbolizes because this reptile is most likely an transposed image or symbol of something that’s actually happening or preoccupying you while you’re awake.

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Dream Work Basics

The following dream work basics provide instructions that can be applied to any dreams, but are particularly useful to interpret dreams about snakes. A series of questions specifically tailored to analyze snake dreams will help you interpret this symbol and define its meaning in your own terms.

When a snake dream comes, you’re receiving a message that probably leaves a strong impression. Whether you are being bitten by a snake or see snakes everywhere in your house, it’s time to pay attention to the message your dream is giving you in the form of images and symbols.

Here are a three simple steps to keep in mind to start your dream interpretation:

  1. Record your dream.
  2. Look at dream meanings in dream dictionary.
  3. Personalize the interpretation of your snake dream.






Record your dream

Whether you are dreaming about a snake or any other symbol, it’s useful to record your dream before you start interpreting it. Write it down or record it on a voice recorder. Take notes about what you dreamt about as soon as possible, preferably just as you wake up to minimize the loss of content as the memory of the dream quickly fades away.

Look at dream meanings in dream dictionary

To get started with your dream interpretation, look at possible explanation for the symbols in the snake dream meanings section or your favorite dream dictionary. This ambivalent dream symbol is often hard to interpret, so take a look at all the possible meanings to gain different perspectives.

Personalize the interpretation of your snake dream

Go further by connecting the dream interpretation with your waking life. To finish interpreting your dream, you need to create your own meaning for the symbols and images, especially if you are dreaming of this wild reptile. To further analyze what your dream means, ask yourself the questions given in the snake dream interpretation guide below.

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Specific Dream Interpretation Questions

Snakes or serpents are rich dream symbols with a plethora of meanings that vary depending on what’s happening in your life, your feelings, cultural background and much more. In addition to the main dream meanings you can find in a dream dictionary associated with this reptile, you can figure out what your snake dream means by personalizing your dream interpretation.






Discover how to figure out and interpret the meaning that best suits you. The following questions guide you in interpreting the images and symbols associated with snakes and broaden your understanding of the hidden message in your dream.

  1. What do you know about snakes in general?
  2. What is the snake like in your dream?
  3. What role does the snake play in your dream?
  4. How do you feel about the snake you dreamt about?
  5. What symbolic meanings associated with snakes grab your attention?

Question #1: What do you know about snakes in general?

An accurate dream analysis will emphasize generic associations you make with snakes or serpents and connect them with elements in your waking life. Look at the general characteristics of the snake as an animal and see how they relate to your dream and your life right now. For example, a common interpretation is based on the fact that snakes shed their skin when they grow. This characteristic is associated with transformation, leaving the old behind, change taking place in your life.

Questions to further interpret your dream: What do you know about snakes? How do you feel about them? How do the traits you attribute to snakes relate to your personality or a situation in your life? Are you undergoing a radical transformation in one area of your life? What is changing?

Question #2: What is the snake like in your dream?

Whenever you want to figure out the meaning of a snake dream, try to connect with the animal that showed up in your dream. Invoke the snake’s characteristics, what it looked like, how it behaved, if it had a specific intention, etc. Look at the qualities of the snake in your dream and if they correspond to qualities you may have or aspects of situation or people in your life. The hypothesis behind this interpretation technique is that the snake represents a part of you or experience you’re having in your everyday living.

Questions to further interpret your dream: What does the snake look like? How does it behave? How does it move?

Question #3: What role does the snake play in your dream?

A common interpretation for the presence of a snake in your dream it that this reptile represents something or someone who has a strong influence in your life, whether it’s someone you know, a belief system, or a situation. You can also interpret the snake in your dream has a potential warning about an adversarial person or situation in your life.

Question #4: How do you feel about the snake you dreamed about?

A useful dream interpretation tip that is applicable to any types of dreams is to pay attention to the general feeling or atmosphere in the dream.

Consider also the feelings you have about the snake you just dreamed about once you wake up. If negative, you can interpret your dream as a call to look at how you may be deceiving yourself or others in your waking life. If positive, look at positive transformations in your life, changes that are coming you way with opportunity to grow, expand.

Question #5: What symbolic meanings associated with snakes grab your attention?

Look at the symbolic meanings of the snake coming from spiritual traditions, religion, myths you are familiar with. This can help you interpret the archetypal meaning of your dream.




643 Responses to Dream Interpretation Advice

  • Alex

    I tend to suffer from sleep paralysis(when your paralyzed but eyes are open and can see your self in bed) and i keep have this recurring dream state of baby Snakes under my skin, the only reason i know this crawling thing under my skin was a snake was because i fell asleep with my hands on my chest and it was like i could feel it and i grabbed it and when i pulled it out of me it hissed and it was the head of a tiny snake. I had grabbed it and pulled it about 6inches out of me and woke up, when i woke my hand were in the same spot on my chest as when i fell asleep.
    It was just today i found out the crawling under the skin was a snake ive been having the sensation of the crawling under my skin for about 2 months now
    Please help me understand this

  • Diana

    Ive been having several dreams of alot of snakes around me i try and make my way moving them away or trying to avoid them but ive been bit in a couple of dreams but i just want to know why they are constantly in my dreams since they are a huge fear of mine.

    • Dinesh

      Please send your dream with full details at dineshaudichya@gmail.com, also, mention the approximate timing when you saw it. I hope i can help you to interpret them.

  • Bai

    Lastnight (1/1/2017)I dreamt of a huge dormant yellowish gold black python curled on a tree branch . It was just watching me with a small kid whom i cannot remember who but it didnt attack but just was there like watching & i sort of felt relieved & called for help & then i wokeup…..

  • Lauren

    I dreamt that i was at a family event, everyone was eating food. Then for some reason i was holding a snake… Which i would NEVER do because i’m very afraid of them! Anyways,somehow the snake got in my mouth (lmfao, i was terrified) and was going down my throat. I was trying to tell the people around me to take it out of my throat but they ignored me. So then the snake went completely down my throat and i swallowed it. I could fill it in my body. I literally woke up gasping and chocking. I really thought there was a snake in my throat i got so scared. But then i had to make sense of the situation because there’s certainly no snakes in my house. Except for my sister…. ANYWAYS, after reading this article. I realize the dream is telling me I need to finish this application that’s due this tuesday because i’ve been putting it off for two weeks now 🙁 I always wait till the last minute to do things. But i HAVE to do this now or i’ll never do it.

  • grace

    last night i had a dream of a huge black snake.I threw it on the road because i want the snake to follow the people that i dont like and someone behind me shut it.the snake was crawling so fast but when it got shut it was slowly crawling.What does it mean?it was about 7am already when i had that dream..

  • Ayza

    Last night i dreamed about 3 snake at the selling of our room..i can still remember the color,the two snake in the selling is mix with black and green..while the other one who is missing is black and yellow..i was so scared knowing that there was a snake in my room so i tried to hide under of my blanket with my son.but i was in panic when i heard my sister says that the other one is missing,and my sister hold my legs and i told her not to hold it because i saw the snake crawling at my legs and when she accidentally touched it the snake bite my legs and crawl fast under my bed but his tale was stock with my ring which made me pull it back and which made him a chance to bite my right hand..and it made me awake…hooo…

  • Sandra

    My dream was of two snakes. One was shedding it’s skin. Just after shedding it’s skin it tried to devour another snake. Both were on a wall. Huge snakes. I can remember the colors black and red.I remember someone coming to help get them but, I don’t think he did or could
    He found a frog fossil though.

  • Matthew

    The is the 3rd time I’ve had this similar dream but this time it was in greater detail so I took notes.  It’s on a river cove much like the one I grew up near and know well.  There is a Cherokee Native American Grandfather that is mine in the dream who acts distant and disapproving of me who is fishing in a boat around the cove.  He has fishing poles set up on the bank, and I keep coming across them checking them for him.  About this time in the dream either a snake falls on me and I freak out thinking I’m going to get bit and throw it off. Or one is on the fishing line and I keep taking them off freaking out I’m going to get bit.  They instantly wrap themselves around me, but they never actual bite me.

  • Pam 514

    I had a dream about three snakes in my room.  I couldn’t see what they looked like because they were covered in newspaper. They went under my bed but didn’t move. I was so scared I ran out of the bedroom and locked the door. I came back after I found a flashlight to make sure I had seen snakes. When I looked under my bed they were still there not moving. I called a snake person and he arrived immediately. He caught the snakes ando wanted me to see them but I couldn’t bear to look. I saw other animals in the cage particularly a bunny. My sister was next to me and we both tried to look into the cage once more and that’s when I work up.
    Please explain.

  • Anonymous

    A father had five days dreams of python trying to swallow a dog, then his son both spit out, after the father also try to swallow have a hard fight, spit him also out. Please give the interpretation of this dreams please.

  • Xoliswa

    last night i dreamed about snakes, big ones .there was this brown in colour always turn into yellow and i was so scared of it and i was not alone but i can’t recognise the people .i was always running away everytime the snake come close to me and it was the first time i was terrified by a snake in my dream please help me, what is that mean?

  • teresita tirona sakuma

    last night i dream of the snake, in my office it has a clothes in his head , i was so scared , really so scared then i went to our house and called my husband ,and again another snake fall on my husband foot she told me do not be scared nor touch for he will run away, then again i just run out of the house
    can you make an advice ?  thank your so much

  • NADICA-SON

    hello! Advance thanks for the great dream interpretation! This is the end of the dream of many startup do not remember. I just know that hiding from someone with a friend through some complex of restaurants left.So I found a barrier of a certain amount had to jump .Of decided to jump down but there were snakes and when I wanted to go through the sites I entered I think there were two snakes grass then I could get safe.place here was my mother and I began to tell what happened to me and cry and carry me on doktor.FILLING pain because snakes persistently wanted to get out of my body did everything possible to get out. and I wanted to push thought to cut these meats to make a hole .Of woke asonot looked very realistic trying

  • Matt

    I dreamt about watching a black with white flecks sea snake swimming in the water, that then made it’s way onto land. I walked over to it to try and pick it up to move it away and the snake sunk it’s fangs deep into my leg. None of this was scary and I felt quite calm. At the stage where I grabbed the snake to try and remove it’s fangs from my legs, I woke up.

  • R4

    I have a reocuring dream. I am in a school with my son and we are being chased by a massive snake throughout the school. We run around in various parts of the school. At one point it almost catches my son but i pull him away running faster onto the soccer field. Come to think about it, it is actually my old high school.
    Eventually there is a child that appears to calm me and my son down to tell us that the snakes is not harmfull at all and show us shells of eggs of the snakes.  Feelings of fear and tension is then released.

  • Ashley Harper

    Last night I had a nightmare about a snake with no eyes a pointed horn on its head and a circular mouth with razor sharp teeth, chasing me at my old elementary school, but instead of slithering fast to catch me it was squirming all over the place in the air to get me, and at the same time it was talking to me, asking if I was the one it was after, asking why was I scared of it, saying it could smell my fear ,asking me why was I so scared of it when he was possessing a man, and then it asked me if I was some kind of wizard, then it was about to attack me still squirming all over the place, and boom I woke up but when I woke up I realize ia was swaying my arms around like if is was trying to get it off, ugh I had a headache, the nightmare felt so real, but I was scared about this nightmare, cause I remember everything on what happened, like when I have other dreams or nightmares I forget about what happens, but this nightmare, I still remember everything , could it mean something?

  • Alok

    I saw one strange dream. In the dream there was house filled with pure white light completely. There were stairs and one very big white snake was moving up on stairs going outside but I was holding it very tightly and couldn’t let it go. Snakes mouth was outside window.

  • Bridget

    Last Night again Ive had a similar Dream to one a few wks ago We have 2 pet snakes One Carpet Python the other is a corn snake both beautiful They are my Sons I keep getting a dream that our big one is in my bedroom Staring at me I put my quilt over me but he doesnt move this does waken me We also have 8 cats and I live in fear of him getting out and killing all.. His tank is very secure so Ive no idea why these dreams keep coming back anyone else Help me in this Many Thanks Bridget.

  • Luba

    Last night I dreamt of a rattlesnake that was chasing me and trying to bite me and my family. I ended up biting my boyfriend a couple of times I sprayed it with pepper spray a few times and it kept trying to bite me while it would hide and sneak up on me. Can anyone tell me what this dream means for me please.

    • Luba

      ***It ended up biting my boyfriend not I

  • crystsl

    I had a dream as far as I remember I was in a dark room alone and over to my right hand side of the room was a big ehite snake all rolled up i was not afraid I must of walked up to it because next thing I kno it was up in my face with the neck of a cobra it hissed standing face to face with me and I woke still not afraid what does this mean

  • linda

    I dream about the white fat big 2 snake outside my home then I ran to my mother whose been dead for several years standing inside the house telling her that there was a 2 snake outside. the snakes was just staring at me what does it meant?

    • Jeanette

      I feel it means that when your scared or in trouble you can still tell your mum ? Even though she’s passed to spirit doesn’t mean she dnt hear you or that she can’t help you ,in my view she can help you even more now , the snake is about transformation and your mum going to spirit is a transformation new beginning , but give all your worries /fears send them up to her and she will help you . ? I also hear Irene is here or a simuliar name with l ? Take care

  • Emma Dapar

    I dream i lightgreen shorttin snake..and touch i a long stick and the snake move into a form of letter S

  • Norma

    Hi I hd a dream yesterday about a big brown cobra chasing me and thn it came to me gragged me to the river of clean water and never drawn on the water don’t no why,thn I woke up plz tell me the meaning of this dream . And I’m very afraid of snakes I hate thm wth all my heart .

  • Ana

    I saw a dream where I am enter in room and I saw a cobra snake over there in the window. Snake will suddenly turn towards me. What it mean.plz reply

    • Ian Patrick bejerano

      I see a king cobra in my dream. When I was lying in bed I saw a king cobra entering in the window in my room. What does it mean?

  • nelson

    Hi, i dreamed of a bunch of black mamba snakes coiled up together in a lake & i was trying to swim away from them but they were everywhere. The snakes kept poking me with their rattling tail.

  • Friendly Person

    Last night I had a dream about a big white snake, and three little snakes.  And they were trying to STEAL MY BLESSINGS! Now, I cannot get my new house in The Woodlands, and I CAN NOT get my degree from The United States Air Force.  I love you, please pray for me.

    * Any help interpreting this dream would be very helpful.  Please help me!

  • Bex

    I was dreaming I was at my grandmother’s old house and I had my pet ball python with me but there were three others (also ball pythons but younger and smaller than mine) they were just curled up with mine and not being threatening. I set them in a box while I played with mine on the floor.
    Suddenly they were out of the box and sitting with mine but they didn’t bother her.
    I find four shoestring size grey baby snakes balled up still in eggs. I set them with the other snakes.
    Two of the ball pythons that weren’t mine swallowed an egg a piece and mine tried to do so as well
    I try to make Alice(my pet) spit the baby snake out because I don’t want her to get sick.
    She doesn’t spit it up but along the floor comes another snake, a copperhead I think of her as the mama snake to the four eggs. The last egg hatches into its grey shoestring baby snake. I pick it up and hold it for a bit before putting it and the other snakes back into the box. Mama copperhead is leaned back to strike at Alice. I move quick to get her out of the way but she catches my left hand instead

    I start talking to my dad who is just sitting in one of my grandmothers really old and ugly plush type chairs. I tell him ‘I think I got her before she could use any venom, but I should probably take some anti venom anyway’I look at my dad and ask for a vial of anti venom from the medicine cabinet(as if it would be completely normal for my grandmother to have anti venom in her house).
    I’m standing in the middle of the room with a very annoyed copperhead snake in my hands I have her head held tight in my right hand so she cant bite and her tail is wrapped around my left wrist. I’m petting the top of her head with my thumb and her fangs are dripping venom nonstop. I go and hold her head over a bowl so its not getting everywhere and my left hand is throbbing. That’s when I wake up to feeling like I actually have a snake bite still on my left hand.

  • Nicole

    I dreamt that I was at my father’s mother house, across the street from her house and someone called out to me just as they did rapidly appeared a black snake. The snake was watching me as if to study me and I was studying the snake. I was not afraid, I knew that it would strike out at me and I was focusing on capturing it somehow lighten the blow. once again someone called out to me and I did not turn to look this time as I was again studying the snake just when it did strike at me as I stretched out my hand to capture it around its head. I had a very tight grip but the snake was able to penetrate my middle finger with one fang. It was very difficult removing the fang from my finger but I was able to. I remembered thinking I had to kill it and take it with me to the doctor to see if it was poisonous a knife appeared in my hand and as I was about to cut the snake in half and then at the head it disappeared as did the knife.  There was no bleeding just a light swelling around like the nail area I remember looking a little black and when I finally did make it to a Dr. they simply put a bandage and splint like thing on my finger. I was told it is possible by the Dr. had the snake gotten both fangs in I would have more tissue damage but I had nothing to worry about and to come back the next day to see if surgery was necessary.

  • B

    The post on 4th December 2015 is mine

  • Anonymous

    I had a dream that I was not in my house I was in the room I was pouring chocolate in a liquid form into the alphabet letters. The alphabet letters was upright like a canvas and I was pouring liquid chocolate into the Alphabet letters casing.  As I was pouring the chocolate from the top of the canvas there was like five rows of chocolate dripping downwards.  I think it was the second or third Row The chocolate that was dripping moved and then I saw a snake and its head came upwards and it was still hanging down .  I looked at it in the eyes and looked at me it didn’t hiss I felt uneasy I was waiting for it to strike but it didn’t and then I ran out of the room and wake up. Can you please tell me what this means

    • B

      And I forgot to say the snake was covered in chocolate it was not scaley skin but it’s head and eyes and mouth I saw clearly

      • Joyce

        Two days ago i dream that a big snake was standing looking at me and felt scared. What does this mean!

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