Dreaming of Snakes in Water

Snakes In Water Dream
Last Updated on March 20, 2020 Dreaming of a snake in water relates to your emotions and how elemental feelings may be influencing your life while you are unaware of them. Snakes in water symbolizes unconscious fears or the potential for emotional healing. In any case, such a dream could indicate strong emotional currents that may sway your course if their meaning is not acknowledged and understood.

Dream Meaning Summary

  • Snake in water as symbol of the power of your emotions
  • The flow of your life needs to be redirected
  • Elemental intuition
  • Overwhelming concerns about one’s life direction

What does dreaming of snakes in water mean?

Here are several meanings to help interpret your dream.

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Dream Meaning #1: Be aware of your emotions before they sweep you up

A dream about a snake in water symbolizes the connection with your emotions. Typically, the snake comes as a warning sign or a wake up call about a situation that is potentially threatening and associated with strong feelings.

If the snake swims peaceful in calm waters, it means that you’re dealing with your emotions positively and with ease. If you dream about a snake that bites you while you’re swimming, it could be interpreted as a warning to pay attention to your emotions before they strike and go out of control.

Consider the type of water you or the snake swims in in your dream, your reactions towards the snake, and the behavior of the animal to interpret what emotional mood is influencing your life right now.

Dream Meaning #2: Snakes in water as symbols of emotional healing

If you are comfortable in the water and the snake’s behavior is friendly or neutral, it means that you are at peace with your emotions. The presence of the snake could indicate that you are healing emotional wounds or dealing with a situation that’s potentially challenging with ease. The dream may also reflects your desire or hope to clear some worries with regards to a close relationship or a situation that touches you deeply.

Even if you’re dreaming of swimming with snakes and are afraid of them in the dream, you may be facing difficult emotions in your life, but are going with the flow and trying to deal with them. If you are struggling in the water or with the snake, it indicates that you are resisting feelings or a change in your waking life.

Snakes In Water Dream

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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 help by looking at the Snake Dream Interpretation Guide.

  • How do you deal with the snake in your dream? Compare it with how you are handling your emotions.
  • What kind of water are you or the snake in? See how its qualities inform you about your emotional state.
  • What’s standing in your way, especially with regards to situation with high emotional impact?

121 Responses to Dreaming of Snakes in Water

  • Gaspar

    Last night I dreamed I was standing at rivers edge and in front of me was a huge snake that was enormous in size like a serpent. It’s body was coiled and it was going in and out of the water sometimes thrashing. I looked to my left and my mother was sitting on a log. She had no reaction to the snake as if she didn’t see it, even though she has bad vision she should have seen it, I was not afraid of the snake but I did not want it to harm my mother, I would look at her and then the snake going under and coming back up and thrashing back and forth, shocked that she had no reaction to it. As it went under again I finally said, ” Ma don’t you see that snake?!” And when she turned her head to look a big black dog came up instead and was frolicking and playing, however I saw the snake while semi emerged morphing into the dog. I stood there in disbelief and was wondering how did this snake just turn into this happy dog. I stood there with frowned brow, I was irritated by this and was wondering why I was being toyed with, why did the snake put on this show for me to see and then morph instead into something else making me look like a fool, I was pissed off by this and then my alarm went off and I woke up and resorted to google to see if any one else has had a similar experience.

  • Amanda Jones

    In my dream my boyfriend and I were walking thru a field that seemed fine, we were making casual conversation until we reached a small stream,as we were tiptoe leaping thru it I saw a baby black and white striped king snake, I said “oh my God look there’s a snake” and we both started running back from where we came, when I turned around and looked there had been king snakes everywhere in that stream we just didn’t see them until we ran from the small one, but now on the way back across the field there are green ones sporadically placed thoughout the grass and we’re just running, aware of the possibility of getting bit but not overcome with fear, and this time there is a set of concrete steps we run up then across more of the same field to safety, I can’t seem to figure out if this has a good or bad meaning

  • tracie Gibbs

    I dream of a waterfall and snakes were coming out of it

  • Kansas

    Most of the time its at a childhood home and every thing has vines and snakes every where but there’s always 3ft of water and huge pythons and all types of snakes. The other one is at a lake and im at the bank with my sister and a black and neon greeb snake tries to bite her i grab it and sling it away but when it comes back its two and then i wake up. All my dreams have snakes or water mainly both

  • uzor

    in my dream, i was standing by the banks of a shallow river. there was a large cobra in it. the cobra rose up fully leaving only a part of its body in the water and remained in that position.

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