Black Snake Dream

Black Snake Dream

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?

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204 Responses to Black Snake Dream

  • Disha tripathi

    In my dream I saw three snakes not very big in size one of white color and other two of black, they were lying still and did not tried to harm me but I was very scared so I asked my brother to kill the snakes, he killed both the black snakes and the white snake was lying still he did not kill that white snake.

    What does that mean? Please try to explain. Thankyou

  • Refilwe

    I dreamt of a black snake leaving my house.What does this mean?

    • natd

      I recently had a similar dream. only I can’t tell if it was leaving or coming in. I in real life fallen asleep on my sofa downstairs and from there I can see the front door. in my dream, i woke up to see this black snake coming in through the top of a closed door. it frightened or startled me, I jumped up from the sofa to find it and with an urgency in my voice told my son to run upstairs. it was so shiny and moved in an exaggerated way upwards. I didn’t see it fall or slither anywhere. which is why I still can’t tell if it was coming in or out. I use to have snake dream growing up. It was so common for me until a few years ago, I dreamt I killed an old gray snake and that was it. until recently of course.

  • Elizabeth

    Good morning, I dreamed that I was trying to make my bed and the bed next To my room and as I was putting the comforters to the side and 1 black long snake like water snake, the skin was shining or like wet slippery I didn’t touch but that is how it looked like, slipped crawling against the pillows like trying to hide, same thing on the other bed at the same time. I have to say that I sleep in one bed with my son and in the other bed my husband sleeps since my son still small. Thank You

  • Deseree

    I had a dream of this huge blake snake next to my work station/desk……it was calm and I did not feel threatened, I took photo’s and the snake left and I was running around showing the picture to the people who are in my life….

  • Anonymous


    I dreamt that a huge black snake, bigger than anaconda was down on d road. Me and my to be fiance were talking on dis huge dark road. Suddenly the snake appears from nowhere looks me in the eye and pushes me away with its tail. The to be fiance then tries to help me but the black snake just eats the guy in one whole gulp. A few seconds after this dream I got to know that our relationship broke due to issues between our families. The dream took place around 3.30 am .

  • naveen

    I saw myself asking long black snake to do as I command in a room and at last I felt that snake asked my permission before it leaves and then it do not moves out

  • Ronicka Walker

    I had a dream where i was sitting on the couch all of a sudden 1 really large black snake appeared, when i looked at the snake it split in two then came back to one and came toward me . I woke up didn’t rest well last night, just wondering what does this mean???

  • Asha England

    a dream about snake, a black snake loose in our home runs down our hall up my shirt. I catch it tell my significant other we go to the backyard were he kills it and starts to water the grass

  • Marilou L. Boniao

    Hi, good day…I had a dream. I took a bath until the faucet was destroyed the water overflowed and there is a black snake coming in rolled around the tab until it was hiding my butt. I was lying down when the water was full and when I felt unconscious because I felt something in my butt I was trying to up but suddenly a black snake biting my right hand…what dies it mean?

  • Onosai

    Hi – I had a strong dream about multiple black snakes chasing cats. I was swing on a rope trying to avoid them, and at the same time I was laughing at others who were panicking. I did not feel threatened although. This dream woke me up and told me to seek answers/interpretation from someone.

  • Andrea

    Hello..in my dream.. snake is my child.. i have 4 child in my dream.. all snake but the last is color black.. what is the meaning of this dream.. thankyou

  • Anil vira

    Hiii I am also facing Same problem in my dreams in a week three to four times snakes are coming in my dream and some time In many calors I have Seen snakes and more than one snake and also in my real life also whenever I visited my native place I found the snake nearest to me

    • Jones Pret

      Enemy is near.

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