Dream Interpretation Advice

Snake Dream Advice

Last Updated on March 20, 2020

Snake Dream Interpretation in 3 Steps

>> Read the full snake dream interpretation.

Snakes or serpents in a dream can symbolize:

  • The unconscious.
  • A time of transformation or transition.
  • The Freudian interpretation says it’s a phallic symbol that represents how you experience your… >> Read more

Enhance your Dream Interpretation

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

Key Interpretation Tip #1

The most important point to remember when interpreting a snake dream is that the presence of a serpent in your sleep means you’re symbolically receiving a wake up call from your unconscious.

Dreaming about a snake means that you need to pay attention to something important that you 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.

In conclusion, 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. Use this dream interpretation guide to decipher the precious clues that your dream is giving.

Key Interpretation Tip #2

It’s important to recall the presence of the snake as it was in the dream, so you can get information about  qualities that could remind you of a situation, a person or your emotional state in your waking life. This will get you started in finding out what the snake in your dream symbolizes because this reptile is most likely an transposed image or symbol of something that’s actually happening or preoccupying you while you’re awake.

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Dream Work Basics

The following dream work basics provide instructions that can be applied to any dreams, but are particularly useful to interpret dreams about snakes. A series of questions specifically tailored to analyze snake dreams will help you interpret this symbol and define its meaning in your own terms.

When a snake dream comes, you’re receiving a message that probably leaves a strong impression. Whether you are being bitten by a snake or see snakes everywhere in your house, it’s time to pay attention to the message your dream is giving you in the form of images and symbols.

Here are a three simple steps to keep in mind to start your dream interpretation:

  1. Record your dream.
  2. Look at dream meanings in dream dictionary.
  3. Personalize the interpretation of your snake dream.

Snake Dream Advice

Record your dream

Whether you are dreaming about a snake or any other symbol, it’s useful to record your dream before you start interpreting it. Write it down or record it on a voice recorder. Take notes about what you dreamt about as soon as possible, preferably just as you wake up to minimize the loss of content as the memory of the dream quickly fades away.

Look at dream meanings in dream dictionary

To get started with your dream interpretation, look at possible explanation for the symbols in the snake dream meanings section or your favorite dream dictionary. This ambivalent dream symbol is often hard to interpret, so take a look at all the possible meanings to gain different perspectives.

Personalize the interpretation of your snake dream

Go further by connecting the dream interpretation with your waking life. To finish interpreting your dream, you need to create your own meaning for the symbols and images, especially if you are dreaming of this wild reptile. To further analyze what your dream means, ask yourself the questions given in the snake dream interpretation guide below.

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Specific Dream Interpretation Questions

Snakes or serpents are rich dream symbols with a plethora of meanings that vary depending on what’s happening in your life, your feelings, cultural background and much more. In addition to the main dream meanings you can find in a dream dictionary associated with this reptile, you can figure out what your snake dream means by personalizing your dream interpretation.

Discover how to figure out and interpret the meaning that best suits you. The following questions guide you in interpreting the images and symbols associated with snakes and broaden your understanding of the hidden message in your dream.

  1. What do you know about snakes in general?
  2. What is the snake like in your dream?
  3. What role does the snake play in your dream?
  4. How do you feel about the snake you dreamt about?
  5. What symbolic meanings associated with snakes grab your attention?

Question #1: What do you know about snakes in general?

An accurate dream analysis will emphasize generic associations you make with snakes or serpents and connect them with elements in your waking life. Look at the general characteristics of the snake as an animal and see how they relate to your dream and your life right now. For example, a common interpretation is based on the fact that snakes shed their skin when they grow. This characteristic is associated with transformation, leaving the old behind, change taking place in your life.

Questions to further interpret your dream: What do you know about snakes? How do you feel about them? How do the traits you attribute to snakes relate to your personality or a situation in your life? Are you undergoing a radical transformation in one area of your life? What is changing?

Question #2: What is the snake like in your dream?

Whenever you want to figure out the meaning of a snake dream, try to connect with the animal that showed up in your dream. Invoke the snake’s characteristics, what it looked like, how it behaved, if it had a specific intention, etc. Look at the qualities of the snake in your dream and if they correspond to qualities you may have or aspects of situation or people in your life. The hypothesis behind this interpretation technique is that the snake represents a part of you or experience you’re having in your everyday living.

Questions to further interpret your dream: What does the snake look like? How does it behave? How does it move?

Question #3: What role does the snake play in your dream?

A common interpretation for the presence of a snake in your dream it that this reptile represents something or someone who has a strong influence in your life, whether it’s someone you know, a belief system, or a situation. You can also interpret the snake in your dream has a potential warning about an adversarial person or situation in your life.

Question #4: How do you feel about the snake you dreamed about?

A useful dream interpretation tip that is applicable to any types of dreams is to pay attention to the general feeling or atmosphere in the dream.

Consider also the feelings you have about the snake you just dreamed about once you wake up. If negative, you can interpret your dream as a call to look at how you may be deceiving yourself or others in your waking life. If positive, look at positive transformations in your life, changes that are coming you way with opportunity to grow, expand.

Question #5: What symbolic meanings associated with snakes grab your attention?

Look at the symbolic meanings of the snake coming from spiritual traditions, religion, myths you are familiar with. This can help you interpret the archetypal meaning of your dream.

54 Responses to Dream Interpretation Advice

  • David

    I dreamt I was bitten in the neck by a small green snake. I aslo stuck my finger between its mouth so it can’t bite further and was asking my deceased dad to help me remove it but was taking a while to come to my rescue

  • Trisha

    I dreamt that my family was chasing a bright blue snake with a bright yellow head. The snake entered my room to escape and bit me when I grabbed it to throw it out. The venom built up in my left wrist. My close friend was with me in the room.

  • Dstar

    I had a dream of 2 snakes.
    1 was a constrictor and the other 1 was a venomous.

    Both were fighting each other, I even remember seeing the venomous snake bite the constrictor but it didn’t weaken the constrictor from fighting it. 

    The venomous snake was black and red, while the constrictor was goldish yellow, maybe goldenrod. I woke up before I could see the ending of the fight, if it ever did. 

    All I know is that I awoke to find out a brother of mine’s father died around the time i woke up.
    and before that, I’m pretty much withstanding stress from close loved ones that hound me about getting a job, even though I’m not having any luck finding any entry level jobs, after obtaining 2 degrees, so I’m currently doing Lyft until I obtain a job. Not saying Lyft isn’t a job, by the way, just a job towards my fields of interests.

  • Vince villamil

    My dream involved 3 black snakes which came out of the drainage. They were biting a green basin. I couldnt remember now who was holding the basin but I am kind of inclined to believe it was someone else. They bit the basin for a while and then they crawled back to the drainage leading to the sewer. As always, I felt scared and disgusted (eeky feeling). I wonder what it could mean.

    Black snake
    3 snakes
    Scared and disgusted/eeky feel
    I dont really have anything transforming or changing in my daily life right now

  • Luzviminda

    I dream last night, while I was sleeping i am lying in the bed, behind the bed there was also a snake sleeping, I saw someone carrying a stick and he was trying to wake up the snake from sleeping with that long stick, in my dream I am scared that the snake might bite me behind my back…then suddenly I woke up.

  • Who you

    I had a dream my house was infested with all kinds of snakes of all sizes from albino to black and I was accidentally finding them or they would appear and I was killing them one by one by smashing their heads off with my dad.

  • D

    I had a dream that the world was slowly ending and I was sent to find a place to build a home and I wanted to build it on solid ground.  When I was headed toward the boat yellow vipers came for me to attack me.  They were chasing me at first I tried to run and escape up the side of the mountain rock.  Then I felt strength and I wanted to fight back I was tired of running and began to kill the yellow vipers…I did not get to finish the dream but I have had snake dreams before and usually they are black snakes never yellow venomous snakes.  When I woke up I feel weird like at ease with myself and I don’t feel angry anymore…However, I don’t understand the meaning of the dream.

  • David

    I have been having dreams of snakes attacking me at my feet, and I kick back at them in the dream.  I am not sure what to make of this.  Thank you.

  • raj

    I have dreamt a pair of snakes coming to me closely and talking to me. on top of the same snake has handed over the nagamani to me which is very bright and sparkling. I took it to my hands and the snake blessed me and left.
    could I get the guidance from the right person what is this indication is all about.

  • Curious

    Need help interpreting a dream Had a dream of 2 short snakes green and orange standing in pursuit while I was near a pool trying to put my feet in and I got up and ran before my feet touched the water and start kicking at the snake and woke up kicking my fiancé. Lol. He of course woke up yelling.

  • WhoKnows

    I dreamed of two snakes one was a brown and and a cream like under side
    The other was drown and green .
    The brown cream one was big and kills my dog that is already dead in life after I watch my dog die trying to save him but I couldn’t when I was trying to save him the snake got away.
    After I realized the snake got away I start hurting it my self finding more dead animals alone the way this is when I come across the green and brown snake i fight it and win but don’t kill it Instead I cut out its teeth . One thing to note about my dream is the snakes could talk.
    The brown cream snake was mocking me as he slithered away. The brown and green one was argumentative.

  • Manjiri

    I dreamt abt a huge hidden treasure on d beach lying under water.i went thr to take only 2 chains frm tht treasure.while returning back ,i found a huge cobra passing frm my way.He was on his way,i cud pass him safely to mt house.but then i realiae my son is still playing on tht beach,i was worried n scared to knw hw my son will come back safly from tht cobra.
    Then my son came back home safly

  • Esther Ndamuwa

    There was snakes in the tree and I was with friends we killed 2 snakes but the 3 one attached it’s self to my blouse at the back and bite me twice , the second bite is when I woke up, I want an interpreter please

  • Shiralee. Aka. Rowdy

    I was bitten on the foot leg & arm. I saved Dolly Pardon from it. Then I had to get into a little old Lady’s home & save her. I got bitten again on the hand. The authorities just stood by & watched. Does this dream have anything to do with my sickness at the moment

    Yours Sincerely
    Rowdy Girl

    • Theresia Tambia

      Whenever snake bit you in your dream.
      Don’t ignore, get up and pray.
      Even if you have not been praying.
      Whatever you say at that moment God will hear.

  • Dennis

    I dreamt of three different snakes the first was a small mainly red or orange snake and a smaller yellowish red in color. I found this in a bedroom near the door and at the foot of a bed. I was able to catch the first small snake but the smaller one got way before I could get to it. Now when I was looking for the smaller snake that hid from me, I looked under the bed and could see a much larger dead snake under the bed partly caught between the box spring and bed frame. This snake was either black or gray, it was either its natural color or it was that way because of decay, not sure. This snake did not have a head or tail, they had either been cut of or decayed away and there were maybe three areas or patches of the snake where missing skin, this looked like it was intentionally done (cut away), but areas were still black in color. Part of snake draped down to the floor. I can’t remember for sure if it touched the floor or not, I don’t think so.

  • Douglas

    I dreamt that I and my sister are standing in someone’s (male) room, (that Male is a famous TV actor in my country). He was throwing ladies dresses out of his closet and saying that I’ll divorce this lady and will remarry. He left the room. I and my sister started picking the fancy coats of that lady to take them for ourselves. After sometime my sister left the room and I was there all alone looking at the coats. Suddenly a saw a black snake with white dots on skin rising nearby and I started shouting after seeing that.
    This ended my dream. I am really scared of this dream. Pls someone interpret it for me.

  • jaswinderraju1978@gmail.com

    i had a dream last night about a black or gray snake bit on my right ankle and run away. i felt the pain and tried to squeezed the blood out it to remove the poison. make me worry and confused, whats going on in my life. after that dream i was with my lover and trying to go to airport with him to come back my home but i forgot my luggage at home. i went home to pick up my luggage but it was all unorganized. i started organize it and got late to go to the airport. please help me to sort out this mess.

  • Adinkra

    Hello, I just dreamt and in the dream, we were playing ball and someone kicked the ball into a nearby bush so as I was going to take the ball, I saw a snake in a calm mood eating something like green grass and it looked at me but wasn’t aggressive so as I turned, I threw the ball over to the person who kicked it into the bush at the top, the bush was in a slope down so as I threw it and was moving, the person told me to run so I took off and the person at the top threw the ball to the right side where the snake chased after the ball and that was when I could escape to the top.

  • Rebecca Miles

    Wi dreamt that I or someone else chopped a LITTLE further back behind the head of the snake and the head of the front part of it ran off to hide. and that part was still alive instead of dead.

  • milan roy

    A strange person suddenly came to my mind,he just pointed out 2 smakes in the nearby tree,i was totaly afraid but i cant do anything,he taken those snakes and explained its name..What does this mean?

    • milan roy

      And also i told this to my parrents in my dream,and the asked where do you found?and they are also very much afraid in my dream..

  • Michelle

    I had a dream last night about a big snake that was orange and hand patterns. A guy was holding it in his hand all coiled up ready to strike. I was terrified at first, but some how lost the fear. He never made an attempt to strike me. Just stayed coiled up in this guys hands. Looking at me. Even though I was calm before I woke up, I was terrified when I woke up.

  • Vicki

    I dreamt snakes were under my skin waiting to bust out. I saw them moving and broke my skin like a pimple and out they came. What does that mean?

    • Annon

      I had a similar dream. I have to small but long snakes under my skin, I could see them in my feet and legs and I had to squeeze them out from my toes, it was very painful in the dream and one of them but my dog and caused her to swell. It was a very disturbing dream and I have no clue what it means

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