Black Snake Dream

Black Snake Dream

Last Updated on March 20, 2020

There are several possible meanings for black snake dreams. The most common dream interpretation is about dealing with dark emotions, such as sadness or depression.

Black can also represent the unconscious or the unknown. The presence of the snake in a dream may point to significant changes that are taking place in your life. When interpreting your dream, it’s important to remember that this symbol has both negative and positive connotations. Serpents symbolize threats and challenging situations, but also the emergence of new insights and transformation.

Black Snake Dream Meanings

  • Sadness, grieving, depressive emotional state
  • Deeply rooted instincts, drives
  • Significant transformation, changes in your life
  • What is unconscious, unknown
  • Any personal associations you make with the color black

What does dreaming of a black snake mean?

Here are several meanings to help interpret your dream.

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Dream Meaning #1: Black snakes represent emotional darkness

Dreaming of that animal dressed in black denotes the quality of your mood in your waking life. The appearance of a black snake suggests that you are experiencing deep changes in your life and are involved, consciously or not, in a grieving process as you are leaving the past or old ideas behind. These changes may come with feelings of sadness, loss, depression.

Dream Meaning #2: Transformation and important life changes

Black snakes in dreams are associated with  the power of deep transformations that rise up from the unconscious as symbolized by the darkness. This animal may indicate that you are facing a lot of unknowns in your life, whether it’s in a new relationship or taking on new responsibilities at work.

Dreaming of a dark snake is likely a call to grow, transform, as you move from the unconscious and unknown to more awareness about yourself and what matters in your life.

Dreaming Meaning #3: Symbolic representation of the unconscious

This black animal can also be a symbol of rejected aspects of the personality of the dreamer. The dream points to a dimension of yourself that has been avoided and need to be exposed and dealt with.

The black snake suggests that you are dealing with unconscious drives and hidden desires that are disguised as temptations. Dreaming of a black snake is then a call to discover what is driving you and get in touch with deep longings that you may have ignored until now.

Black Snake Dream

Dream Meaning #4: Black snakes as representation of threat

If a black snake shows up in your dream, you may be facing a situation in your daily life that is perceived as a threat. It may be very challenging and you’re avoiding it. The presence of the black snake points to the fact that you may be unaware of a threatening situation.

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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 information in the Snake Dream Interpretation Guide.

  • What is causing you grief or sadness?
  • Where in your life do you feel unfulfilled?
  • What aspects of yourself do you prefer do keep in the dark?

116 Responses to Black Snake Dream

  • Bob

    I had a dream a found a huge black snake. It was like a python. I was actually happy I found it. It must had been 12 feet long. Growing up with pet pythons I had no fear of it. It then bite me and I instinctively knew it was poisonous. Not know this while holding it. I know pythons aren’t poisonous but this was a dream. I woke up as my arm was going numb in the dream.

  • Laura

    I dreamed about a black snake outside a door. On the right side. People were about.  Vague recall here. I remember the snake got into the house. I was scared. It could be anywhere in the house.  I have some idea of the meaning.

  • Josephine

    I had a dream the I went to work and in the office there was a black snake curled up in a basket on top of a cabinet.I was not scared in my dream, I told the people in my dream, I don’t like snakes.

  • Mercedes Gonzalez

    I had a dream that I was at the beach with my dad, fiancé, and some friends. We were all swimming. My best friend and I went out a little bit further into the water because my dad had said “what is that out there in the distance Mercedes? Can you and your friend go check it out? I’m curious.” it was a sand bar, but as we were swimming, my best friend had said “MERCEDES WATCH OUT FOR THAT SNAKE SWIMMING NEXT TO YOU” and I looked down and there was a small black water snake swimming right past me, it didn’t hurt me, or even touch me. What could this mean?

  • Kakesha

    I had a dream that a really BIG black snake came into my room. It had a huge gash on the side of it. I later found out in the dream after escaping my room that my father tried to kill the snake but it still managed to make it into my room. I was terrified in my dream and worried because my brother was in my room with the snake. Everyone in my dream was calm and acted as if the snake was no big deal but it freaked me out.

  • Iris

    The snake in my dreams did not harm me. It was big and black with shiny scales. I forgot some parts of my dream but all I know is that the snake did not feel like a threat. I felt like I somehow owned the snake. It was staying beside me all the time, it’s head on top of my shoulders looking at the same thing I was looking it. I forgot who or what I was looking at, was it a man or was it a woman, I forgot.

  • Samantha Hedrick

    I had a dream that I was sleeping on a sofa in my sisters house I was having a good night me and my sister where happy. Then she says goodnight to me and goes to sleep in her bed. In the middle of the night I feel something wrapping around me, I am sweating, I feel very hot. I sit up and see a black snake but at I look at it it looks more like a thick black liquid that is in the form of a snack, I struggle to move and I try to get it off of me but nothing works, it then bites me on my left hand between my pointer finger and my thumb, it then goes all the way around my body before entering into my blood stream though the bite marks. When it is completely gone, I go over to the kitchen sink and scrub my hands very aggressively trying to get it off of me even though it is in my blood stream so I can’t do anything about it. I look at the bite on my hand, and that is when I woke up.

    • Samantha Hedrick

      The snake, it was thick like the consistency of blood but it had the face of a snake. It moved like liquid around me.

  • Akanksha

    I saw in my dress that my mother open the almirah and a big balck snake attack me and bind the body and moving round and around. After some time i saw a one inch snake get away from my foor wahivh was black and after i said that come in yur real identity that time a woman stand forward me. What does it mean and also i m in a relationship which is going to break if i don’t break it it will harm me and if i dont break it harms me but i love him alot

  • Paulyne

    We were sleeping 3 of us then it passed our legs and the third one was a man so it keeps passing our legs but never bite us

  • Kim

    I dream I was in the house and small snake was coming and we ran and une small brown on the top it black small atttack me

  • Geof

    In a dream I saw many big black snakes climbing a terrace to another garden and as I was trying to get to that next garden, my heart told me not to go there as the seen snakes might have gone there and I thought they’re many

  • Manni

    I saw the dream on monday night. I saw that i was bathing my one year old daughter and there is a small black snake sitting on her clothes but then suddenly it went away. Then in the same dream i was telling about the incident to my mother in law.

  • Priyanshini

    I dreamed that i was all alone and lots of black snakes were surrounded by me ….


    On Wednesday night I dreamed of a speckled king snake. In my dream (which dreams I usually don’t recalect) I saw a black snake with yellow spots on it’s back and tail..not little spots but medium to large size. The snake was slithering through a doorway along the wall. I had a machete in hand which I used to chop off the tail as that was the only part visible at the time…it hissed and I somehow slit the snake in half while at the same time its body came apart…it tried to attack but fell over dead. The snake was in three pieces. (I am not afraid of snakes)

  • Mokgadi

    I dreamed holding a black snake with a big head,the head was facing down.

  • Angel

    Last night I had a dream about a black snake, but it was more then once. The first black snake when I felt it was soft, the 2nd time was I was outside in my backyard walking around while a friend or family member was on the fence talking about religion and how he or she couldn’t decide and why it was so complicated. I told that person it didn’t matter who you believe in so I mention different religions and there was this really big long black snake as I was slowly walking towards the fence to that person. I mention Lucifer if they wanted to believe in him and the snake rose up and look at me. I put my hand out looking at the snake and calling it Lucifer like i was talking to it and I’m not sure if it tried to attack me or what but It just stared at me coming closer and it’s mouth was open but when it jump at me it didn’t exactly bite me. Next thing I know I was in my house and there was a black snake on the floor and everyone was afraid of it. My brother ended up killing the small or medium size black snake and I got upset and mad and ran to it, trying to protect it and pick it up slowly. Petting it i was so upset my brother killed the snake. But i wasn’t exactly afraid of the snake just being more cautious and careful while I slowly walk to the big black snake on the fence again but when I woke up I don’t know exactly what happen and it wasn’t the 1st time I dreamt of a huge her black snake. Can anyone tell me or explain what it means.

  • Laxus

    I dreamed black snake in the house, especially in my parents rooms, me and my grandmother was in the room. The snake were in the right side of the door. While packing my clothes and putting it in a luggage, I asked my grandmother, why are there too many snake in the house and she answered me, its a good luck charm. When I look under the bedroom and the footside of the bed, there are more black snake, big and small. It seems like they are in group. All of them are not moving.  I use the blanket to remove them from the pathway,especially the small snake, I push them under the bed, but when I look up, they just move and scattered on the floor. I did it again on second time and the big snake comes towards me.

  • Tea

    I dreamt of my childhood neighborhood. It was real dark and the details were broad.(You know the kind of dreams where things seem “foggy” or “vague.”) I’ve been missing my childhood lately although I’m still very young. In fact I’m pushing 24.

    Regardless, I dreamt of a black python with a rattlesnake tongue. (Like the movie Alien) Sitting in the ditch near the woods. And suddenly I discover a black python swallowing my right arm.

    I feel that the dream means to be too uncarried away and focus on the important things first before they come and bite me.

    My imperfections are the cause of my unhappiness.

    I’ve prayed to God for a second chance. That I’ll wake up in the early 2000s and that my life was like a big giant dream.

    As childish and bizarre as it seems, I wish I can re-experience the magic that early childhood brought. The Christmas mornings, Halloween and birthdays. The cartoons like Jonny Bravo, Ed, Edd N’ Eddy and codename KND.

    I will always be a kid at heart although my body ages, my soul shall be like the little ones Christ talked about.
    The humble spirit and the magic are what I miss. Ask and you shall receive.

  • Debra Grant

    For some reason I dream of a black snake I let it loose in my mom house she was upset with me wanting me do something but I wouldn’t she was so evil looking.

    But when I was ready go in the house I forgot the snake was in there somewhere

  • Sahana

    I dreamed a black large snake is leaving its skin (outfit) then it came to swallow me but didn’t. In the same dream I saw a white snake also. What does it mean?

    • Helena

      Dreamnt the exact same on the 18th February

  • Denise

    I dreamed two black large snakes were crossing the road very quickly i ran over on and saw all the insides of it in my rear view miror the other on got away into tall grass what does this mean.

  • Lucy

    In my dream I was lying on my back with my black cat on my stomach I turned my head to right to see a large black snake coming at speed along a corridor with mouth open. It bit my cat, I jumped up and grabbed the snake by its tail but it managed to coil itself up and bite me on the back of my hand. I was looking at drops of venom on my skin when I woke up.

  • Fm

    I dreamt about two black snakes at the same time one was black and the other one was black with pink stripes it was like following me .and this was the day before yesterday and today I dreamt about a yellow snake with white stripes.i normally dream of snakes it actually stopped for a while and now it’s coming back again

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