Snakes are animals which provoke feelings of fear, but also admiration and respect.
They are one of the oldest symbols in mythology, and have been honored for centuries in many civilizations and cultures, all around the world.
What Does a Snake Symbolize
Snake symbolism is very powerful and that refers to dreaming of snakes as well. Snakes symbolize both good and evil.
They are symbols of fertility, eternity, death, rebirth, immortality, transformation and healing. In some world cultures and traditions they are a symbol of sexual desire and passion.
In In other cultures, snakes are considered as powerful guardians.
Snakes also symbolize life circles, rejuvenation, awareness, intuition, balance, intellect and secret knowledge. They also symbolize fear, hidden treats, betrayal, vindictiveness and creativity.
The snake symbolism is attached to the primal energy and life force. The snake symbolizes changes, important transitions, but also manifestation and increase of energy. The snake also symbolizes the unconscious.
They symbolize our untamed parts, our instincts and sexual drive. They also symbolize our intuition and spirituality.
Snakes indicate periods of personal growth and transformation. The changes which the snake represents might happen on the spiritual, emotional or physical level.
Snake Dream Meaning
Snakes are animals commonly seen in dreams. They may have good and bad meanings, depending on different factors, with your own feelings and personal experiences with snakes, being among the most important ones.
If you saw a snake in a dream, such a dream might indicate you, currently going through a rough emotional period in your life, but such a dream might also indicate your healing process has begun.
Snakes in dreams might also be a message to pay attention to some things which are influencing your life. These dreams might leave you feeling frightened, or energized, but they have an important message about yourself or issues with major impact on your life, you might have been neglecting.
This dream reminds you to deal with those issues before they do some damage, which cannot be repaired easily.
Snakes usually symbolize fear. They are unpredictable animals, not easy to be seen. They can strike at us without a warning. A dream about a snake might indicate something out of control or unpredictable, you fear from.
If you are scared of snakes in real life, dreams about them usually symbolize something you are afraid of in reality, or something you deny confronting.
A snake in dream may also symbolize something or someone you feel threatened by. They can also symbolize hidden treats, but also betrayals.
They can symbolize your creativity, but also creating something, by manifesting your thoughts into reality. They might also symbolize acquiring a higher level of consciousness or knowledge.
Snakes hide, waiting for an opportunity to strike and bite their prey. In dreams about snakes, we often dream about a snake biting someone or something.
A snake bite dream meaning can vary, depending on the details of the dream, but it is often a warning about something in your life you are not aware of, or which hasn’t risen to the surface yet.
Snake bite might also indicate offending someone with rude remarks or being offended by someone’s harsh and inconsiderate words.
Seeing snake in dream might symbolize some person in your life you consider slimy and unreliable, someone you cannot trust. Sometimes dreams about snakes might indicate someone evil and ruthless in your surroundings. Usually if that is the case, the snake will bite or attack you in your dream.
Snakes often symbolize our subconscious or our emotions. For Freud, the snake was a phallic symbol, possibly representing a male you consider a threat or find sexually attractive, but also a symbol of temptation, sexual drive, repressed sexual desires or even forbidden sexuality.
For Jung, the snake was a symbol of conflict between the instincts and the conscious mind.
Snakes also symbolize transformation, because of their ability to shed their skin. If your dream about snakes was pleasant, it probably symbolizes growth, renewal and positive changes in your life.
If you were fighting the snake, maybe the dream reveals your struggle against changes. Maybe it signifies you prefer things as they are.
Snake’s venom is used as an antidote for snake bites. So, snakes are a symbol of healing as well and might symbolize recovery from an illness.
Snakes can also symbolize sex, deception or evil. They can also indicate having problems in your sex life.
Maybe a snake in your dream indicates ignoring something from the past or something from your past, haunting you. Dreams about snakes might also be a result of a childhood trauma or some bad memories, and the snake in your dream symbolizes that.
It would be wise to confront those past issues and memories and deal with them, so they could stop haunting you through such dreams.
Sometimes a dream about snakes may indicate feeling blocked in your current life situation. Maybe you are involved in a relationship which is toxic, draining your strength and filling your mind with negativity and poisonous thoughts.
Dream Interpretation Snakes
Dreaming about being bitten by a snake. If you were bitten by a snake in a dream, such a dream might indicate making offensive remarks to others.
This dream might also be a warning you are surrounded by people who are jealous of you and your status. Those people might try to ruin you somehow, undermining your reputation, or setting you up for something you didn’t do.
This dream might also indicate the need to pay attention to something you have been avoiding, because it frightens you or it makes you feel uncomfortable.
Dreaming about being bitten by a poisonous snake. If you were bitten by a poisonous snake in a dream, such a dream might be warning you about a possibility to be involved in some scandal soon.
Maybe you will have tough times trying to keep some situation under control.
Dreaming about your foot being bitten by a snake. If you dreamed about a snake biting your foot, such a dream might indicate currently feeling bored with your life. Maybe you don’t like your job or you just need a break from your everyday routine.
Dreaming about a snake biting someone. If you dreamed about a snake biting someone, such a dream might be warning you to pay attention not to hurt someone close. You might unintentionally hurt feelings of someone important, so be careful about your words.
Dreaming about a black snake. A black snake in dream usually indicates potentially being in danger and warns you to be cautious. Black snakes in dreams usually have a negative meaning and might indicate some troublesome events in your life.
If you saw a giant black snake, such a dream is a very bad omen indicating evil and suffer in the near future.
Dreaming about a white snake. If you saw a white snake in a dream, such a dream might indicate discovering some unpleasant information, which might cause you distraction or even trouble.
Dreaming about red snakes. Red snakes in a dream might be warning you to stop something you are currently working on.
Dreaming about a green snake. If you saw a green snake in a dream, such a dream might be encouraging you to continue with what you are currently doing because you are bound to succeed, and there’s nothing to fear about.
Dreaming about a baby snake. If you saw baby snakes in a dream, such a dream might signify underestimating some huge treats you are encountering.
Dreaming about killing a snake. If you killed a snake in a dream, such a dream is usually a good sign and might signify overcoming some treats. It might also indicate some threat is passing.
This dream might also indicate imposing yourself on others, to gain their support and respect in order to accomplish your plans.
Dreaming about killing a snake by crushing it. If you crushed a snake and killed it in your dream, such a dream is a very good sign indicating an improvement of your health. You will overcome some health issues you’ve been having for some time.
Dreaming about a snake in a box. If you saw a snake in a box in your dream, such a dream might indicate your denial to acknowledge and address some subconscious thoughts.
Dreaming about a snake in water. If you dreamed about a snake swimming in the water, such a dream might indicate some repressed emotions.
This dream might also be a sign of worry. Maybe you are upset because of your current life situation and that makes you anxious.
Dreaming about a snake in your bed. If you saw a snake in your bed in your dream, such a dream might signify your feelings of being sexually threatened or overpowered. It might also be a sign of your sexual inexperience or nervousness.
If you were afraid of the snake, such a dream might indicate your fear of intimacy, sex or commitment.
Dreaming about a snake in your house. If you saw a snake in your house in a dream, such a dream might indicate grave danger or some unpleasant situation you might find yourself in, while you are away from home.
This dream might also indicate having some problems in your family. Maybe you are having conflicts with your children or accusing your spouse of cheating on you.
Such a dream might indicate having issues with your landlord or roommate.
It might also indicate having financial troubles.
Maybe this dream signifies your desire to relocate to a new home, because you are not happy and satisfied with your current home.
Dreaming about eating a live snake. If you dreamed about eating a live snake, such a dream might signify lacking passion and sexual fulfillment, and searching for them.
Dreaming about a snake taking a shape of some person. If you dreamed about a snake shape shift into some person you know, this dream is an ominous warning not to trust this person.
Dreaming about snakes falling on someone. If you saw snakes, falling on someone you know, such a dream might indicate thinking about the past and some bad things you did, you now really feel sorry about.
Dreaming about walking through snakes. If you were walking through snakes in a dream, such a dream might indicate your fears of getting sick. Maybe you live in constant fear of catching some disease.
Sometimes this dream may indicate having some competitive friends and acquaintances, aspiring to take over your place in your social circles.
Dreaming about a snake in the grass. If you dreamed about seeing a snake crawling through the grass and being afraid of it such a dream might indicate unfounded fears you have. Maybe you feel you don’t get enough respect from people, or you don’t trust in your abilities to succeed.
Dreaming about holding a snake in your hand. If you were holding a snake in your hand in a dream, such a dream might indicate some seemingly unimportant events, which might cause you problems later on.
Dreaming about snakes wrapped in a ball. If you saw a lot of snakes wrapped in a ball, such a dream is a warning about something bad happening soon in your life. Maybe someone will try to persuade you into doing something wrong. This dream warns you to pay attention to your actions, so you don’t regret them later.
Dreaming about a snake wrapped around you. If you dreamed about a snake wrapped around you, getting ready to bite you, such a dream might indicate not being able to resist your enemies attack.
If such dreams are recurring, they might signify illness.
Dreaming about a large number of snakes. If you dreamed about a large number of snakes crawling around you, such a dream might indicate possible attacks from people who dislike you. This dream warns you to beware of such people.
Dreaming about a bunch of small snakes. If you saw a bunch of small snakes in a dream, such a dream might indicate some malevolent attacks on you, by people who dislike you. Maybe they will try to ruin your reputation, by spreading rumors about you, but they won’t succeed. You will deal with those threats by ignoring them.
Dreaming about a hissing snake. If you were scared by a snake hissing in your dream, such a dream might indicate being forced to sacrifice or let go of something important, for someone you care about.
Dreaming about controlling a snake. If you dreamed about being able to control a snake, such a dream might indicate support to your current projects or ventures by some well – established organization, which will help a lot in the success of your endeavors.
Dreaming about a poisonous snake. If you dreamed about a poisonous snake, such a dream might be warning you about possible attacks from people who dislike you.
Dreaming about a giant snake. If you saw a giant snake in a dream, such a dream is a very bad omen. Maybe it indicates someone close to you is very ill, and he might need your help.
Dreaming about being in close contact with a snake. If you dreamed about having a close contact with a snake, such a dream might be a warning to pay attention to good opportunities coming your way, so you don’t miss them.
Dreaming about a snake in a cage. If you saw a snake in a cage in your dream, such a dream might indicate prosperity in the near future. Maybe you will have some prosperous opportunity, which you will use wisely to your advantage and prosper on the way.
Dreaming about a tamed snake. If you saw a tamed snake in a dream, such a dream might be a good sign, indicating wealth and prosperity in the near future.
It might signify receiving an unexpected property through inheritance.
Sometimes this dream indicates gaining wealth try your own efforts.
Dreaming about a snake’s nest. If you saw a snake nest in a dream, such a dream might indicate some nasty person entering your life and causing you a lot of problems.
This dream might also indicate conflicts and misunderstandings with some family members.
Dreaming about snakes around your legs. If you dreamed about snakes crawling around your legs, such a dream might reflect your fears of disease and illness. Your fears might be preventing you from experiencing many things in life, like meeting new people or traveling.
If you were able to remove yourself from the snakes, this dream might indicate you will be able to overcome those hindrances.
Dreaming about a wild snake. If you saw a wild snake in your dream, such a dream might indicate being worried or fearful about something in your life, getting out of control.
Dreaming about fighting a snake. If you fought a snake in your dream, such a dream might indicate having problems making some important decision. Maybe you are struggling with some feelings regarding your love life or work.
Dreaming about a pet snake. If you dreamed about a pet snake, such a dream might signify some good changes in your life.
It might also symbolize the process of healing you might undergo soon.
Dreaming about a snake chasing you. If a snake chased you in a dream, such a dream signifies something or someone you are afraid of, or deny acknowledging. This dream might also indicate some emotions you didn’t confront, coming back to haunt you.
It might also indicate your fear of something. Maybe you are panicking because of something.
Such a dream might indicate some unpleasant situation, you have been avoiding and you should confront instead. Maybe you have been avoiding finishing some duties at work or avoiding some medical checkup, or anything else you find stressful, and want to avoid, but needs to be done.
Maybe this dream indicates your desire to say what you think, but you are avoiding doing so, out of fear of hurting someone with the truth. Maybe you are planning to break the relationship with your partner, but you are afraid of his or her reaction. Maybe you feel trapped in some situation and you don’t have a solution or choices to change anything.
Dreaming about being attacked by a snake. If you dreamed about a snake attacking you, such a dream might indicate trying to find a solution to a difficult situation in your life.
Dreaming about snake spitting venom at you. If a snake has spat venom at you in your dream, such a dream might indicate some negative influence you cannot control.
Sometimes this dream might indicate having a poisonous relationship with someone. It might also indicate some bad things gossiped about you.
Dreaming about talking to a snake. If you were talking to a snake in a dream, such a dream might indicate getting to know yourself and acquiring higher knowledge.
Dreaming about a snake talking to you. If a snake talked to you in a dream, such a dream might indicate opening up to some new possibilities.