Dream Interpretation Advice

Snake Dream Advice

Snake Dream Interpretation in 3 Steps

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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.

Snake Dream Advice

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.

699 Responses to Dream Interpretation Advice

  • Rebecca Canady

    Have never dreamt of a snake before. This one was hughe, first visual was it’s belly turned up twisted in a knot, no fear associated. Then noticed it’s trail around a Sandy floored room I was exploring with someone. Upon exiting the room, glanced back. Snakes red scaled head watched us exit ,it was drooling . That was all.

  • Heather

    I had a dream last night that I was in a big building full of people young and old and sitting on a Sofa there was an old woman who had a snake wrapped around her, it didn’t bite her but it started slithering towards a child looking as if it was ready to bite it, so I pushed my way through everyone and grabbed the snake by its head holding its mouth closed. I ran outside with the snake but by grip on its head was week, I was not strong enough to press hard enough and the snake managed to open its mouth and bite me. I got a hold of it again and shouted out that it was a black mamba and I would be dead within but 30 mins , I needed to get the antivenom, I was shouting out to everyone please tell my family I love them, I’m going to die as I won’t make it to hospital. I was taken to hospital. The person who took me called ahead so they would be ready for me. I went to a desk still holding the snake head which was dead, there was no body left to it. I knew it was dead but I can’t remember how it died. (I think it’s head was chopped off while I was still holding it) at the reception desk there was a man who immediately injected me and I was saved. Then there was a discussions about how I saved all those people and that I lucky to be alive and then there were discussions about taking photos of the snake head and the man who gave me the injection wanting to keep the head for their records. I got the feeling I was a police officer or something like that and it was up to me to save the people especially the children and older people.

  • Diane

    I have this dream of huge multi colored snakes that live under the house.  In my dreams the house is as if built over water and the snakes are swimming in that water.  They are huge.  Blue and white…orange and yellow…and some change colors to blend in if they crawl out from the water.  Ugh.  Not particularly afraid of snakes in my day to day life but these creeped me out. My dachshund was in this dream and would have bowel movements while running around the room when he would see a snake. my oldest son and husband were also in the dream. My husband kept saying he has to take care of it.  And my son was sleeping in a room that was connected with the water room..I remember I was pissed and could not believe my husband hadn’t done something to fix the situation.  I’ve had dreams of these sam snakes in different contexts over the years as well.  Bright colored…white and blue snakes…. Ugh.

  • ladybird

    This afternoon I had an odd rather preoccupying dream. I dreamt with three huge snakes in our house specifically one in our bathroom and two in our bedroom. They looked dormid but were really huge black and dark green, eyes closed. One was a bit smaller then the other two. I was awaken by my one of my stepsons and when zi fell back asleep, the dream continued and one the snakes in the bedroom moved from the feet of the bed to the ceiling by the curtains and the other smaller one slid under the bed. The feeling I had was their are 3 huge enemies lurking around our family. They didnt attack and didnt have eyes open, they rather felt like in rest, but they did give me an ominous feeling nonetheless

  • Vern

    Bizarre dream. I dreamt I was in a car with a friend. I saw a snake -brownish-greenish not too big slithering along side the car on a busy street. We started driving fast and it kept on moving very fast determined to get into the car.  We drove away and I saw it try to get into another car. Then I found myself in another car watching my friend driving alone. Again the snake was chasing cars very fast trying to get into the car.  It got into a car and the driver threw it away then it started going towards my friend’s car which had an open top.  My friend was happily singing and had not noticed the snake coming after her. At that time the snake had changed into a greenish gray color, and more like a soft cotton feel. It violently went after her from the top, bit her several times, at which point my friend had become limb and it was pecking at her and then dug it’s teeth into her and pulled something from her head while watching us watch it.  It was nauseous, evil, and so violent I woke up feeling eeky and could not go back to sleep.  What is this?

  • benu sharma

    Today u saw a black snake big snake at my own house in my bed room I was with my two children. Snake bites me at my right arm where we wear bangles. I wake up suddenly after trying to call my brother who is a doctor.

  • Zea

    I dreamt of a snake last night, i was not able to identify what it’s like because i was covered with blanket in my dream, the snake is on top of me and is trying to get me, but it came from the wall first before it reached me it’s like it’s going to punish me for something idunno. I woke up before it gets me.
    Could you tell me what it’s mean?

  • Hamish

    Ok so, this girl i think the world of had the first dream she can remember in the longest time.  She was trapped in a room full of rats and then i appeared with a snake and the snake killed all the rats.  She said she never ever dreams.  This is an odd one.  Anyone able to interpret??

  • Sara

    I dreamnt i was peeing in a toilet and acopperhead snake came out of my vagina!

  • GF

    Hello there. I’m not sure I had a dream, it was more like a vision really. I saw my husband sleeping next to me with his body wrapped by a python, or could be a boa constrictor not sure, and he was sleeping like in a trance. Just there, while the snake wrapped itself around him. With the head on my husbands head.  I saw it, didn’t feel fear.  But wonder why I saw this.  Thank you for your help

  • Nick nick nick

    Currently in Oz, traveling from UK.
    Dreamt that I sent my friend over to check on a huge 12m anaconda/python I had.
    Realised the snake was most likley very hungry- could see the snake get my friend joe and construct him-
    Called joe: “are you being serious right now because I’m literally about to call the emergency services!”
    Joe: from the coils of the snake “yes I’m bring constricted! Send help!!!!”

    *hung up and desperate to google how to call UK 999 from my oz number, then wake uo*

  • Leena

    Dreamt of a white snake lunging out of the pot hole in the bathroom and trying to bite my behind…was told I shrieked in the dream.. pls advice

  • Arsalan

    In my dream i was walking threw an old building with my cousin brother and my best friend building had nothing left and one snake which was coloured as rainbow came and my brother did not frightened but when we walk threw again i have seen rainbow coloured snake and this time my cousin brother fought with snake and threw the snake away and i have seen more and more rainbow coloured snakes and i got frightened and told my brother to run and i woke up the time was 4:00 am in morning as i have literally syarted searching about my dream’s interpretation at the same time…

  • Jennifer

    I dreamt my teen age daughter was holding a snake in here hand and she started hitting me with it across my ribs. It was cold so the snake was not trying to bit me. But the head was hitting me.

  • Frank Davis

    I walked into a room, and nothing was in the room but when I prepared to leave the chamber it was surrounded by small rattlesnakes everywhere which were trying to hinder me from leaving the room. Usually, I am petrified of snakes, but the bigger concern was getting out of the room. I woke up before I left the room

  • Luckycharm

    I saw a tiny mountain snake sleeping.. All of sudden noticed a deer dead and swelled close by and the snake almost grown politely anaconda size.It’s still a mountain anaconda snake sleeping politely on corner of roof.me and my child trying to go out slowly without making noise.. Not sure,, we got out or staying there. Got up after that… Don’t know its a good sign or bad sign.

  • Kevin raigosa

    I ended up wresteling with this rattle snake that was way too strong to hold still grey whitish scales….and I had it by the neck and it was flailing so hard he bit my arm I pulled him off and then he was so strong I could bearly get him on the floor where his fangs dig into this padded floor and the venom was gushing….my one handed grip around his neck didn’t seem to stop him from lifring off and i finally put him in a sleeper hold….he fell asleep and we put him in a cage….i suddenly was on a beach over waist deep as the waves were crashing into me with with power lines by my head seemed like every wave that hit me was another world

  • Dawn

    I dreamed that my family and I were walking outside passed a snake but I was the only one that could see it. I tried to warn the others about it but they ignored me. Then the snake started to swallow my one year old nephew then I woke up

  • rose

    I dreamt I was to go inside the snake stomach to take was that would help me, I needed just one egg, but when got there I saw several and I tried carrying many out but the snake teeth broke them in my hands so I had to drink the eggs raw instead of waste it. Someone said I might be taking too much.

  • Anonymous

    hi yesterday I dreamed about a yellow big snake it was at my yard I was lying near the snake and it was sleeping peaceful it did not mean no harm ,very relaxed I don’t understand what was the meaning .

  • Missy

    I just woke up from the dream all tensed and worried. In my dream I was in the bathroom and right outside the glass door there was a snake in the bathroom on the other side separated from me just because of the glass. I didn’t notice it earlier then I saw it going near a big dangerous looking type lizard but it didn’t eat it. then the snake was watching me through the glass. I started screaming and shouting but only after a while someone opens the door whom I ask for help and tell him to close the door behind and seek help. But no-one cones helping. After a while the snake itself goes away without doing any harm to me. No then I m told that the person who I dreamt about whom I asked for help wasn’t there. I only imagined him. What could be the possible interpretation of the dream? Plz help

  • Ibine temitayo

    I had a dream in my dormitory, lying on my bed I saw a snake passing under my bed slowly to my wardrobe side but didn’t come closer and didn’t hurt me.  but I woke up scared and I stood up to pick a torch light . But I couldn’t find anything related….pls what does it signify …
    this is the 3rd time dreaming the same thing…

  • Shelly

    I dreamed that I was in a house the the snakes were coming from the baseboards all I could see was the the heads sticking out and I was afraid of them. There was a girl from my work there and I was having her get them and remove them. I never saw her actually get them. They were in every room if the house i walked into

  • Franciszka

    Hi just woke up from a dream of snakes.  Think I was coming from a bus, snake appeared on my hand.,grabbed it by the neck and it was on the ground.  Think there was others there too.  Looked at my left hand and had been bitten. Felt panic and fear, then baby snakes started coming out of the bite…felt fear and was upset, running around looking for help.  Came across a man who was I a wheelchair, his right arm was degloved, the bones shoulder and flesh exposed…I asked him what happened, then woke up……

  • Praveen

    Today morning around 5:00 hours I had a dream that I was at a river bank with my two kids lying on sand.  Suddenly I have seen so many very small snakes below the head of my son.  Then I have seen a big snake which bite thrice to my son on his knees while he was eating food.  I was weeping and taken my son in my lap and suddenly I woke up. 
    Please give me the interpretation as I am very much afraid of such uncommon dream. Regards, PKS

  • Shayna

    I had a dream that I was out with a group of friends and we were swimming in the river. It was muddied than usual, almost looked like a creamy coffee color. We were climbing these rocks when I touched what I thought was reddish weeds. I swam away then realized the “weeds” were following me. So I stopped. I wasn’t afraid, but I was wary.  The snake swam around me then, almost hesitantly, bit me on the right Shoulder. It really almost seemed like it didn’t want to. But I let it because i didn’t want my friends to get hurt. I was calm, which was weird cause I’m terrified of snakes in real life. Only one person in my dream knew what to Do, and the last thing before I woke up was me being dragged into the beach, the snake curled up asleep on my chest.

  • Spring

    I had a dream of a venomous lizard and a venomous snake in a aqaurium together. The snake grabbed the lizards leg and almost ripped it off the lizaed died, The snake then got out of aqaurium and tried to strike at me several times I woke up screaming had to turn on lights couldnt get back to sleep for a bit.
    I was married a year ago sept 2nd trying to have a baby after having surgery 1 year ago june 23rd to have tubes unclamped. Due for peiod today, so far no period. what does this dream mean plz it terrifies me.

  • Adewole oluwole

    I dreamt I saw 2 small snakes I didn’t see it at first in the dream, it was my wife that saw it. And she was trying to kill it with a broom, so I collected it from her and tries to kill it myself the snake was running away,and I kept running after the snake till I got to a room in the dream and the snake tried o attack me then I saw another one standing too. So, I wanted to change the. Weapon I had on me. Before I changed it the snake struck it came so close, I just held the snake with my teeth and chopped off the head with teeth. Then I woke up. I have since been praying. Please pray along with me.thanks

  • Serena curry

    I am severely afraid of snakes, I just woke up from a dream that one was exiting a whole in the ground. I was safe but it was highly focused on my son. At first the snake looked big but had round eyes so I knew it was not poisonous. I told my son to slowly move towards the house but the snake was fixated on him. Finally the snake came towards me at the door of the house. It changed shape and color to a small pink corn snake, I shut the door but accidentally shut the snake in the screen door. I know I have to free it but in doing so it enters the house. I face my fears, pick it up sonit doesnt bite anyone and it bites me. It burns a little but I bring it outside and set it free once I know everyone is safe. I ended up not being rattled by it after but happy I faced my fears. What does this mean?

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