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Dreaming of Snakes in Water

Snakes In Water Dream

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?

Need Help to Interpret your Dream about a Snake in Water?

Post your dream below if you had a dream featuring a snake in water and need help to interpret its meaning. Other people passionate about dream interpretation have a chance to answer. You can look at other types of snake dreams in the Dreams Forum.

168 Responses to Dreaming of Snakes in Water

  • Justin

    I dreamt of swimming down a river, just going with the flow with a large friendly snake (it was a friend or pet in the dream), meanwhile dozens of other snakes were entering the the water and swimming down stream with us. There was no fear. All of the snakes were placid. At one point there was also a child in the water who I was reassuring.

  • Nikki

    I turn the hot shower on and I’m about to take a shower and I see a green snake wiggling in my tub uncontrollablely in high water in my tub and I ran out of my bathroom in dream. I wonder what that means.

  • Mary Ann Peralta

    At 5 am maybe this morning january 6,2019 i dreamed a big snake in the sea bay thats the time i woke up.But im on a ride then suddenly the driver just directly driving in that sea bay with a calm and peaceful theres a lot of people swimming and i was curious why people is amazing by the calm waves coming and i saw the the huge big snake swimming calmly and i was shocked in my dream and i swim to go to the path cause im little scared about snake.Now the snake didnt do anything harm on me ..but im only shocked..cause everyone is joining to swim that sea bay with the snake..and now im still concious what does it mean..

  • Edith

    I dream that I was going hone and have a short cut I walk in our rice fields with some new planted rice plant there was s water ,while I was walking through the water became deeper but do calm suddenly I saw a little snake resting in the water so I was trying to avoid because it was in my way when I look at beside the little snake I saw another and another big bigger and biggest more and more they’re resting in water I was shouting so scared and panic and running out from the water everywhere I looked at there’s big snakes in the water some are almost a size of a baby water was clear and the snakes are resting and some are watching me calmly in the water.please help me what that means thank you.

    • Nics

      Almost similar in my dream.

      In my dream i’m just about to swim, when suddenly i saw a sleeping snake. Or what so ever. I dont know if that snake is totally sleeping, but the moment i saw it, it’s not moving. And then i turned my eyes to the other part of the water, im so i am really shockd and scared. I saw a big snake. Super big. That u will think that you can eat your whole body by that snake.

  • Matthew John Schleiden

    I was dreaming that I am taking a bath outside using ang flowing/deep well. Then suddenly theirs a kid wearing red telling me that theirs a snake. So when I look at my back I saw two snakes with the same color (black and white) then when I saw the snake the snakes ran away going to thr water. Then I saw another two pair of snakes with the same color (black and white) on the water with kangkong plant. Then I continue bathing.

  • tio

    Swimming in a lakes stream in the water … a black snake falls out a kid grabs it it bites the child. Its a black and white snake never came at me or towards me swimming with the current. Bit the kid and I went to remove it from the boys hand several snakes in the water none attacking me but biting all those kids that where swimming

  • Jac

    I was swimming with my child i saw a snake coming towards us like menacingly so i pulled my chilf out n we ran n ran then i woke up before the end

  • Anita

    First, the green normal sized snake was in my house on the floor. I saw it and it went out the window. Then I saw it in swampy water and it was huge…as big as I am. The person I was with had a stick and was bring the snake to the surface so he could show it to me. The snake was not happy…wanted to be left alone.

  • Laura

    I dreamed I was sat on the toilet and realised that there was a snake in there. It was the only toilet in the house so i had to use it as i was desperate for the loo but i could see it was getting ready to strike and bite me.

  • Komal

    I had a dream where I was under water and a green snake falls on my head with a frog and are having sex and not moving away from my head until completion of the task and the frog guides me to move away without snake noticing.

  • Sam

    I saw in my dream 2 snakes in a river. One went into a hole by the river and the other disappeared in the river. Just after that a python came out of the river and started coiling to the nearby palm tree. The python became half human, half python. Non of the snakes hurt or attack me.

  • Laura

    I dreamt of 3 anacondas in murky water …and in my dream even being on the side of the river or lake I knew one was going to jump out of the water to attack me so I was prepared. Before going into the water I knew to stay calm and hold my breath because I knew I would need to fight it off… I for some reason think to rip into its eyes like a shark and it lets me go. Please help me interpret this dream

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