Quantcast

What Does It Mean When You Dream About Snakes?

Dreaming About Snakes

When you dream about snakes, chances are that the meaning of what you just dreamed about is related to challenging issues and feelings that you’re facing in your daily life.

According to Freud’s classic dream interpretation theory, a snake featured in a dream represents a phallic symbol that could relate to a male figure, male energy or how you experience your sexuality.  Interpreting what your dream about snakes means does not stop there however. To fully understand its meaning, you need to look deeper into the interpretation of this rich symbol.

What Does it Mean to Dream about Snakes?

To get start interpreting what dreaming about snakes means, here are the most common meanings associated with snakes in dreams:

  • A snake is a symbol of the unconscious
  • Snakes or serpents indicate you’re in the process of healing and resolving issues
  • The snake is a symbol for an untamed part of yourself or an untapped resource
  • Snakes could represent your intuition or spiritual aspects of yourself; your instinctual drive, what moves you from the depths of your soul
  • Snakes or serpents tend to show up in dreams in times of transition and transformation
  • From the classic Freudian perspective, a snake or serpent is a phallic symbol
Generally, a snake featured in a dream means that you’re dealing with a difficult situation or unsettling emotions in your waking life. On the positive side of this dream analysis, dreaming of snakes could also mean that healing and transformation are taking place.


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.


A snake can appear in your dreams as an animal spirit guide or animal totem, bringing guidance about life direction and healing opportunities. >> Get more information about the snake as a spirit animal (Source: www.spiritanimal.info)

Dream Interpretation Tools

What people say about this book:
“Tony Crisp, a dream therapist, shares with you his knowledge based on 22 years of research. Crisp offers you useful techniques for processing your dreams quickly and easily. … He has included the terminology about key concepts in the field of sleep and dreaming, such as archetypes, anxiety dreams, the collective unconscious, ESP in dreams, lucid dreaming and out of body experiences.”

3 Keys to decode the meaning of your snake dream:

  1. Look at general dream meanings.
  2. Translate the elements of your dream into meaningful dream interpretation clues.
  3. Connect the content of your dream with your daily life.

If you know how to interpret your dream, you may discover ways to resolve these issues and encourage your personal growth. Like the snake that strikes when it feels threatened, the presence of the serpent in your sleep symbolizes a wake up call to look at fears about your own feelings or a threatening situation in your waking life.

Dreaming About Snakes

Go further with the interpretation of your Snake Dream

Woman Dreaming about a Snake

What does it mean when I dream of a snake?

If you feel fear when you see the snake in your dream, it indicates that you are having difficulties facing the unknown or uncertainty in your life.

 

When the presence of the snake in your dream is neutral or friendly, it suggests that you are dealing with fears or concerns with assurance. It is an indicator that healing is taking place.

If you’re dreaming of a wild snake, it may denote negative aspects associated with the animal, such as worries, fears or concerns about something that going out of control.

If you’re dreaming of a pet snake, it could relate to an opportunity for healing or positive changes in your life.

When you are fighting with a snake, it means that you are resisting a change or struggling with a decision or feelings in your waking life. It may represent a power struggle in your intimate relationship or at work.

Being chased by a snake means that you are facing an intimidating situation in your life that is haunting you. Emotions that you have not dealt with are coming back at you.

A dream of being attacked by a snake, it could be calling you to explore a challenging situation in your life and how to deal with it.

If you are dreaming of being bitten by snake, it means that you need to pay attention to something that you’ve been avoiding because it was too intimating or uncomfortable.

If the snake spits its venom at you, it suggests that there’s a negative influence in your life that’s difficult to handle. It may represent a “poisonous” relationship or negative words or rumors around you.

Talking to a snake suggests that you are engaged in a process of understanding higher knowledge about yourself and your world. It indicates that you are open to receiving information of a more mystical nature.

If you have a dialog or if the snake talks in your dream, it signifies that your potentials are being realized and your opening up to new possibilities in life.

For more interpretation of snake dreams, consult the snake dream meanings section.

Connect your Snake Dream with your Life

Here are dream interpretation hints to guide the analysis of your snake dream. A general interpretation method consists in associating traits that belong to the animal you dreamed about with situations in your waking life or aspects of your personality. You may find that the following generic snake characteristics are present in your dream, as well as in your daily life.

  • Snakes are wild, untamed animals that cannot be trained. They are beyond our control.
Interpretation hint: Look if you are currently experiencing feelings or a situation that feel that way in your waking life; look withing to see if you need to pay attention a an untamed part of yourself that needs more space to express itself or develop harmoniously.

  • Snakes are unpredictable. They tend to strike by surprise; they appear unexpectedly and disappear as fast as they showed up.
Interpretation hint: Can you associate these qualities with a fear you may be having or your own behavior when facing a challenging situation?

  • They primarily evoke aversion and fear in humans.

When snakes and humans meet, there’s a danger that the snake will attack, mostly as a reaction to fear or feeling threatened.

  • Snakes move close to the ground and are associated with the earth.
Interpretation hint: Feel into your own connection with the earth; whether you feel grounded, with your feet on the ground or not; how you relate to your primal instincts.

  • Snake shed their skin when they grow, leaving behind the old during their transformation process.
Interpretation hint: Snakes are great symbols for personal transformation; look at what’s changing in your life or in yourself or what you hope to change or leave behind in order to move on.

  • Some snakes’ venom is poisonous, even deadly, if they bite.
Interpretation hint: Death or the fear of dying in a dream is not to be taken literally. It’s often symbolic of the death of the old and the opportunity to leave behind what you no longer need. It could also represent grieving a loss of something or someone who was important to you.

  • They possess the antidote to their own venom.
Interpretation hint: Often, a challenging situation is also an opportunity to discover something new and take on an opportunity. Look at how this relates to your life right now.

Dreaming About Snakes

Conclusion: Key Points to Enhance your Dream Interpretation

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

Reconnect with the Snake in your Dream

The snake featured in your dream is most likely a transposed image or symbol of something that’s actually happening or preoccupying you in your daily life. It’s important to remember and recall the presence of the snake as it was in the dream.

For example, you can project yourself back in the dream, recall all sorts of details about what the snake looked like, how it was moving, how you were feeling. You could even imagine you can ask the dream snake questions about its intentions, what message it has for you, etc. This will get you started in decoding what the snake in your dream could symbolize.

Snake Dream & Call from the Unconscious

When interpreting a snake dream, a key point is to keep in mind that the serpent in your sleep means you’re symbolically receiving a wake up call from your unconscious.

Dreaming about a snake is usually an indicator that you need to pay attention to something important that you perhaps 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.

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.

Bonus: Snake Symbols in Popular Myths and Traditions

The symbolism in a snake dream is primarily anchored in the personal life of the dreamer. Because the snake is a powerful symbol in many traditions and cultures, a snake dream can also be influenced by a wider meaning given to the snake or serpent in one’s culture.

In the Judeo-Christian tradition, the snake tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden. It is tinted with negative connotations and a symbol for temptation, evil, and sin.

In the Hindu tradition, Lord Siva wears a snake around his neck, as a representation of the control of dark forces and temptation. It also symbolizes the power of kundalini, the life force.

In ancient Greek mythology, Medusa is a Gorgon, represented as a woman with snake hair who can turn into stone whoever she looks at. According to the psycho-analytic perspective, it is a symbol for castration or repressed sexual energy.

Another popular Greek myth is about Aesclepius, Greek god of healing and medicine, who inspired rituals where snakes were used. Today, the rod of Asclepius is what we know as the Caduceus, symbol for modern medicine. In our dreams, it represents the opportunity for healing.

The feathered serpent from the Aztecs of South America is a symbol for the creator of life.


Learn How To Clear Your #1 Energy Block In Just 7 Minutes. This simple 7-minute energy technique is an excellent way to experience the power of Energy. It will clear your #1 block and you’ll feel different right away. (Watch out for amazing synchronicities right after you do this.) In this masterclass, you'll also get to learn FOUR of Jeffrey Allen’s most effective energy healing techniques… that’ll help you attract more abundance, more love, more good health and more happiness in your life (you can apply them in any aspect of your life and see instant results.) >> Get your free Spiritual Energy masterclass spot (plus a 10-page workbook) now.

Still Confused about the Meaning of your Dream?

If you’re still confused about the what your dream means after researching symbol definitions and dream dictionaries, don’t panic. You can post your snake dream below and get feedback from other dreamers passionate about dream interpretation.

Post Your Snake Dream Now!


668 Responses to Snake Dream

  • Prachi Tripathi

    Hey,
    I dreamt of being in a cafe eating something, all of a sudden a green snake appeared and tried to attack me. Later a man in his mid 40’s or 50’s attacked the snake to let him out of the cafe. I even saw the same man being chased by the same snake while driving a tempo. I was driving something else while watchcing him. What does this mean?

  • Sharleen

    I forgot to mention that I dream with snakes alot especially the small black ones and the big python, this week its the second time I’m dreaming with the rock python chasing at me I always keep jumping them but the dreams are so scary makes my heart beat and I wake up sweating.

  • Sharleen

    I dremt of so many small and medium black snakes crossing in front of me while walking I kept jumping them and there were small boys throwing stones at a certain snake causing it to almost bite me while I was jumping it…as I continued I was now with my ant and she called me hey ahead was a very big snake with colours (the rock python)she was able to pass by I remained and it started chasing me and small boys…was afraid I took refuge to near neighborhood but the man wntd to take me back to the snakes direction..when we went looking we found it drowning somebody into the water and I woke up my heart beating

  • Ely dumlao

    Hi. I dream of a small snake its color white on the bottom (belly) and green on top (back). An not certain where i was in my dream but what i remember is that there are some gabbage in the area. I manage to caught the said snake using my bare hands holding tight with the head but the snake struggled and fall down. While catching it again i then noticed that only the snake head falls (i dont know where the body is)and then while looking at the sanakes head there grows its body and to my curiosity i did catch the snake again for three times. And in the third time the snake bite me ib between my ting and middle finger. After thAt i woke up holding the portion of my hands the snake had bitten. thinking of my dream as if its happens in real.
    This is far as i could remember in my dream. Please help me interpret my dream. Thank you.

  • Nita Angela Candaza

    I dreamt of a small green cobra in the house near the kitchen door. I woke up my father as he had skills to kill snakes in Goa. The cobra slithered near us on the bed and made for the door to escape… it was a very very powerful dream.. not really scary as I am ok with pet snakes so only fright as a cobra is poisonous

  • Bita

    In one week this is second time that I am seeing the same snake in my dream.
    A soft yellow large snake.
    first dream all I remember was that snake in under my bed and my dogs were barking at that snake!
    Last night I saw the snake again this time my dogs, my girlfriend’s dog & another dog were barking at snake so snake was moving towards my bedroom from hallway, there were a few small black snakes moving fast & my youngest dog were moving towards small ones. I pushed my dog away & grabbed one by one the small black snakes and throw them towards yellow snake & yellow snake eat them all then moved inside my bedroom, with fear I went to the bedroom, yellow snake tried to attack my older dog & I dont know how I grabbed the dog & jumped on my bed, I grabbed all the other 3 dogs we all were on the bed, I saw another girlfriend of mine in black dress unconscious and there is a white things coming out of her mouth & I saw her daughter saying my mom was beaten by small black snake she showed me her mom right hand which I could see the bite mark red. I shit out calling my husband that come she is been beaten. There is a yellow snake under our bed, snake tried to eat our older small dog & attacked other dogs. He calmly said its ok & he joined me on the bed. I heard my uncle voice whom I have mot seen or heard from him in 18 yrs. He was in our bathroom & I called uncle come & kill this snake. My husband said how can he do it. I said when were young in my grandma north house always snakes were around so he used to killing them, then I woke up.

    • Noel Antonio

      I dreamed of a grayish / black colored snake posing on top of our ceiling in a straight position but not moving.
      What could it mean?
      Thank you.

  • Lucy

    A small green snake in a room dragging a pen on a string.  Chased it but it went hiding and showed up again. This room needed alot of work, ceiling walls ect and emoty. Standing there with my mom.  Then woke up.

  • Jeanne Trilling

    I awoke from a dream of a snake coiled in front of the entrance to my home.  It seemed to have a rattle.  There was one also to the left and one to the right.  When I tried to approach the door the two side ones got active uncurling and their rattles started making noise which awoke the the one curled in front of the door.  I dared not enter.  I just woke up and have been thinking about the dream for a day now.

  • TIENIE

    I WAS COMING UP ON A CRYSTAL CLEAR LAKE IN WITSH THE WATER WAS SO CLEAN THAT YOU WOUNT BE ABLE TO BELEIVE IT IF YOU WOULDNT HAVE SEEN IT FOR YOUR SELF,.WHILE I WAS GAISING IN DISBELEAFE UPON THE CLEAR WATER A JIANT SNAKE CAME FROM THE POND AND I RAN AWAY VERY FAST,WHILE THE SNAKE WAS CHASING ME.

    JUST AFTER WAKING UP AND THINKING OF WAT I HAVE DREAMD I FELL ASLEEP AND ALL LIFE SLIPPED OUT OF ME,I WAS FORSED AGAINST THE BED AND COULD NOT MOVE.NOR COULD NOT SPEAK ICOULD NOT ENHALE OR EXHALE .AND AT THE TIME I THOUHGT THAT I WAS DEAD BUT THEN SLIPED INTO A DREAM AS REAL AS LIFE CAN BE., I WAS ENTERING A BUILDING WITH PEAPLE ,BUT FROM ENTERING THE BUILDING WITH THE PEAPLE I FELT A UNEASYNESS WAT I CANT EXPLAIN ,SOMTHING WAS HINDERING ME FROM ENTERING,BUT I DID AND THE PEOPLE MADE IT MORE EAZY,SOMWHER IN THE BUILDING I GOT INTO I FIGHT WHEN I NOTESED THAT I HAVE ENTERED SOMESORT OF DEOMAN OPPERATED PLASE AND ESCAPED WITH SOME FAMELY AND STRANGERS.AFTER FLEEING FOR SOME WILE THERE CAME A BLAZE OF FIRE AND BURNED EVERY THING AND THE FIRE WAS SCORTCHING HOT,IT COULD BE FELT FOR MILES, BAUT WILE THE BLAZES WAS BURNING I HEARD THE AGENY OF POEPLE SCREEMS SEEING THE HEAT BURNING TIME AFTER TIME BUT NOT KILLING.EVENSUALLY I WOKE WITH A FRITE,AND MY MOUTH WAS DRY AS IF I HAD IT FULL OF DUST SWEATING AND FANTING

    I AM SCARED OF GOING BACK TO SLEEP FOR THE SCREEMS AND AGENY AND PAYN IS AS A REKORDING IN MY EARS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Send this to a friend