Did you recently dreamed about snakes?
Or you have repeatedly been getting these Snake Dreams as if they are trying to convey something?
Well, in either case, you are in the right place.
A snake in a dream can mean different things to different people having different life situations.
When you Dream about Snakes, it is a sign of trouble, i.e., you are afraid of something in your waking life that requires your immediate attention, it can be related to a problematic issue or situation in your life.
On the positive side, it could also mean healing and transformation by spiritual growth.
Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, interprets that Snakes in your dreams represent a phallic symbol which means they can symbolize a male penis, male energy and are related to your sexual desires.
On the other hand, Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology, believes that since snakes have the ability to shed their skin and form a new one they represent healing and transformation. Like a snake go from an old, ripped skin to a new one, it can mean that you too are healing.
The above are the general definitions of what your dream can mean, but it’s not definite as everyone has a distinct dream.
If you want to fully interpret what the snake in your dream symbolizes then you have to dig a little deeper and analyze the different meanings stated below.
What does it Mean to Dream About Snakes
As I said earlier, snakes can represent different things to different peoples according to their life situation and their level of comfort with the snakes.
So if you are afraid of snakes in waking life, then your dream would mean different than a person who likes snakes in his/her waking life.
Before jumping into what you dream might mean, first we have to see the most common meanings associated with a snake dream.
Snake Biting its own tail which is known as Ouroboros is the symbol of eternity.
1. Phallic Symbol – Snakes Represent a Phallic Symbol which means they represent Sexuality. If you dream of a snake in your bedroom and they seem to crawl on you or want to bite on your neck or back then it can represent your sexual desires.
2. Healing and Transformation – Snakes or serpent represents healing and transformation as they shed their skin and leave behind something that hurts and is old(past) to transform into new. So if you see shredded skin then it definitely means that you are undergoing some transformation and soon you will transform into a new person.
3. Warning – Snake or serpent represents a warning signal just like rattlesnake rattles when someone comes close. It says that something terrible can happen in the near future. If you see a serpent in a dream who is just noticing you, but ain’t doing anything then it can represent a warning signal. Of course, a lot of other events can still symbolize warning and that you will know in the later section.
4. Fear – Snakes represent Fear as they are dangerous and bite without warning which makes them unpredictable. It means that something terrible and unpredictable is going to happen in your or somebody else’s life, depending on your dream.
5. Poison and Medicine – Snake Represent Poison and Medicine as they are venomous and their bite can be dangerous; on the other hand, their venom is used to make medicine. So either it means that you are surrounded by poisonous people in your waking life or you(or somebody) will soon recover from a disease that was surrounding you from a long time.
6. Kundalini – Snakes or serpent represents the awakening of Kundalini, the energy that coils up from the base of the spine to the crown of your head and then beyond which means that you are Spiritually growing.
7. GuardianShip – Snake or serpent represents Guardianship as they defend their ground and fight when threatened. Your dream can be saying that you must fight for what you want, otherwise you may lose what you have, but as I said it wholly depends on your dream.
Seeing a snake in your dream can be scary as they feel authentic. If in your dream they try to crawl over you then their skin feels so real that one can not distinguish between dream and reality.
How to Interpret a Snake in Dream
To Interpret your Dream about snake first you have to answer certain essential questions like –
1. What was the specific Type of Snake you dreamed?
2. What was the color of the snake body? Are there any patterns or plain color?
3. What was the Snake Doing, i.e., is he trying to chase you, Bite you, hide from you, etc.?
4. Your Feeling towards the snake, i.e., whether you feared from the snake or the feeling was neutral?
Answer all the questions on a paper as these will be helpful in further interpretation.
Now all the information will be in front of you in pieces just like an unsolved puzzle; the only thing to further do is to put the pieces in the right place.
But how can you do that?
We will first start with some of the General Interpretation meanings that will help you solve a part of this mystery.
General Meaning of Dreams About Snakes
If you feel fear from the snake, then it symbolizes that there is something in your life you fear and don’t want to face. If the snake you fear begins running away from you then it means the thing you fear is only in your mind, and will never materialize. In simple words, stop fearing as nothing will happen.
But if the feeling was normal or neutral, then it means you are facing your fear without any problems and are healing. You are more interested in facing your problems than trying to ignore it. It can also represent that you already know what problems your dream is pointing to.
Your dream then can be a reminder that you need to keep on fighting your problem without losing hope.
Being Chased by Snakes means you are ignoring someone or something that requires your attention. It can be your friend, family, work, or any other essential work that you have to complete but are neglecting. If the serpent bite you while chasing then it means you need to give immediate attention or you can get in some trouble soon.
If you were chasing the snake, then that means there is someone or something that is ignoring you whose attention you want.
Dreaming about a wild snake symbolizes something in your life is getting out of control, it can be your health, marriage life, etc.
A Pet snake signifies that everything is getting in control and positive transformation is taking place. If you see someone trying to hurt you pet then it can represent that somebody is trying to disturb your transformation.
Fighting with a snake represents that you are resisting a change or situation. It can be something you don’t want to happen, or that has already happened, but you are trying to ignore.
Dreaming of a Snake biting you means that you are in a challenging situation that is bothering you and can harm you if you didn’t took action soon. If you can feel the burning sensation of the bite after you wake up then it means that the problem is big.
Overall, such a dream means that either you are in some threatening situation or you will get into one, but your motive should be to get out of it asap, otherwise, you might fall in someone’s trap.
A Snake spitting its venom on you means that something is having a negative influence in your life that makes you negative even when that thing is not close. Such a dream can represent that you are surrounded by negative peoples who always have negative thoughts and such a mindset is not letting you grow.
So you dream can symbolize that you need to leave that negative group asap, otherwise you may do something in the negative influence that put you in some trouble afterward. So join a good group of positive peoples.
If you see Snakes coming out of rocks or land, then it means that you have an abundance of hidden energy stored within you that is releasing in your body. It can be wisdom or sexual energy.
Snakes going into the rocks or land means that a lot of hidden energy is being collected in your body which can also mean that your body is in the process of healing and transformation.
These are some of the common snake dreams with their meanings, while these are the common dreams there are also some other rare dreams that you might get.
Dead Snake In your Dream
The snake represents warning and fear. Seeing a dead snake in your dream means that whatever evil is happening in your life will stop and start getting positive. It is a sign that all the things you fear are getting worse will take an opposite turn and start getting better.
If your dream featured a dead snake, then you don’t need to worry any further as it is a sign from the being that everything is going to be alright.
Dream about Two Head Snakes or Multi-Head Snake
Snake Invoke fear and wisdom, Dreaming about a double-headed snake might represent that your life threats will double than before, the thing you think is terrible will get twice as worse than before.
It can also symbolize that you are getting distracted in two different directions or paths, i.e., you are confused between two things, options or decisions.
If you kill a Two-Headed or Multi-Headed snake in your dream, then it means that you are prepared for all the challenges to come and is ready for upcoming threats in your life.
But if that snake was chasing you, then it means you are not ready for anything worse to happen than the current situation.
Dream of Snake Talking to Me
If a Snake talks to you in your dream, then it means your Unconscious mind wants to convey a message to you. It is a sign that true potential is being realized which can result in a lot of positive outcomes.
Generally, a snake talking in dreams can mean that you were unable to understand the meaning of the earlier snake dream, and that is why you are hearing the meaning this time.
Or there is some important message that your unconscious mind wants to tell you and therefore it decided to talk to you and waste no time directly.
It can be weird when you see a snake talking to you but believe me that you must listen to it very carefully.
Dream of Me Talking to Snake
If you are talking to a snake in your dream, then it means you are in the process of doing something different, like understanding yourself and the world from a spiritual perspective.
It means that you are trying to send some message to your unconscious mind or trying to connect with your being which will make you spiritually strong.
Generally, it means that you need to find the purpose of your life, and see why are you here. And if you already know your purpose then such a dream can mean that you need to remind the purpose to yourself as you may are getting out of track i.e. you are forgetting your purpose in life.
Snake Running Away from Me
A Snake running away from you in a dream represents your enemy or your competitor who was trying to harm you in some way but was unsuccessful in doing so.
It also means that you are stronger than your enemy and can easily defeat him/her without any extra effort. Further, it can mean you are in the process of transformation and healing.
If the snake initially tried to harm(like bite or constrict) you but was unsuccessful in doing so and then begin to run away then that means your enemy will try to harm you in your waking life, but will not be successful in doing so.
But if it successfully harmed you and then started running away then it represents a weak enemy who is waiting for a perfect chance to harm you. It can mean that you must be aware of whom you trust.
If a snake was running away from you then you don’t have to worry about anything, just stay calm and focus on your work more because somebody is working against you and want to see you in pain and threat.
Types of Snakes in Dreams
The type of snake in your dream speaks a lot about the meaning of your dream. Different snakes represent different things and thus interpret different meaning in dreams.
Boa Constrictor in Dream
A Boa Constrictor constricts its prey and kills it, Seeing a Boa in your dream means that you are stuck in a situation where you have very few choices. It can be related to your relationship, Career, etc.
It can also be a sign that you want to defeat someone by pressuring him/her.
If you are being constricted by a boa then it means that you are trapped in a situation where you can’t decide something, and that is getting severe.
Killing a Boa Constrictor means you will get out of the stuck zone and your life situation will improve.
Rattle Snakes in Dream
A Rattle Snake is a highly Venomous snake who rattles its tail to give out a warning.
Seeing a rattlesnake rattling in a dream means that a significant threat is coming in your life and at this moment you are getting a warning to be prepared for the unknown.
If the snake bites you in the dream, then it means that a big threat has come and your life situation is going to be worse then before.
Viper in Dream
A Viper in your dreams means that your loved ones are betraying you. It can be related to your life partner, business partner, etc.
They also symbolize that a dishonest person surrounds you, so you must take every decision very carefully i.e. you must not trust anyone blindly.
So if you have a business that is currently run by your friend then it can mean that he is betraying you in some way like taking money out of business, etc.
Python in Dream
A Python in your dream symbolizes your sexual desires as it also represents a phallic symbol. If you have sex with a python, then it represents the person with whom you are sexually attracted.
If you see a python crawling on your body then it represents your wild sexual desires that are either yet to be filled or are getting out of control.
Snake Dream Interpretation By Idioms
Sometimes dreams can be very confusing and have a deep meaning; in that case, an Idiom for snake helps in interpreting dreams. Below are some of the Idioms with their meaning.
Snake in one Bosom – Bosom means a woman’s chest and someone very close.
If in your dream the snake was sitting on your chest or was very close to you then it is a sign that someone close to you whom you are taking care of will prove to be a traitorous, untrustworthy and deceitful person.
It is a sign that you are taking care of the wrong person. To Interpret that person try remembering the color and behavior of the snake and try matching it with the people in your circle.
Snake Oil Salesman – This idiom means that someone is selling or promoting a valueless or fraudulent cure.
If you see a Snake, Oil or oil type substance and a salesman in your dream, then it means that the person in your dream is selling you or your known a fraudulent cure which will not work.
If there is someone in your waking life trying to sell you a get quick rich scheme or some other type of investment schemes etc. then that person is a Snake Oil Salesman.
Snake in the grass – It means that somebody in your personal or professional life is trying to be your friend with the intent to deceive.
Somebody is trying to be your friend, business partner, girlfriend, etc. for his/her personal gain.
It is a warning that means do not trust that person what so ever and don’t ever tell him all your personal things or any useful/secret information.
If a snake in your dream is trying to hide under in the grass, then it represents a snake in the grass in your life, trying to observe it’s skin color and behavior and match it with people around you.
Mad As a Snake – This means that somebody in your life is Extremely angry from you and may harm you in anger.
You may or may not know who is angry in your waking life, but that snake represents that angry person, so try to observe the behavior of the skin and then match it with all the people around you.
Snake Dream Meaning in Islam
Snakes are considered a vicious creature in Islam; if you see a snake in your dream, then it is a sign that something bad is going is happen in your life situation.
If you become a snake, then it means that you are contemptible against your own religion. Growing into a Half snake and half-human symbolize that you have neutralized half of the enemy power.
If the snake swallows you, then you will reach a powerful position in your life. Killing a snake means Marriage. If you overpower or kill the snake, then it says you are ready to tackle all the oncoming threats.
Dream About Snakes Biblical Meaning
The snake or serpent tricked Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge which was the opposite of what God told them, eventually making them Mortal.
In your dreams, a snake is a symbol of Devil or Satan and Temptation. It can mean that a Devil surrounds you in your life whom you may don’t know about.
It also represents your sexual desires and wisdom; If you go to bed with the snake, then it represents a person with whom you are sexually attracted.
Chinese Interpretation of Snake Dreams
In Chinese Tradition, a Snake is seen as an intelligent but cryptic and perhaps a bit secretive.
Dream of snake turning into a dragon represents power and growth. It is a sign that you are personally growing and are in the process of transformation.
If that snake tries to attack you, then your further action will define the meaning of your dream and how well you can handle the upcoming threats.
Snake In Dream Hindu Astrology
In Hinduism seeing a snake in a dream is considered good. Eating a snake in your dream means that you will be blessed with a child or material wealth.
If you are catching or chasing a snake, then it means you will have victory over your competitors and enemies. Killing a snake is a sign of oncoming bad luck.
Lord Shiva wears a snake around his neck to symbolize that the dark forces are under control. Your Dream can also represent the awakening of Kundalini.
Killing A Snake In A Dream Means Marriage
What does it mean when you dream about snakes coming out of your mouth?
Snakes coming out of your mouth means that you are getting rid of all the harmful and poisonous thoughts towards other people. It can also mean that you are getting rid of all things that are negatively affecting your body. It can be thought of as a process of cleaning the mind from all the harmful attitudes stored in your mind.
What does it mean when you dream about snakes in a tree?
See the movement of the snake; if the snake was climbing up the tree then it means you will get a lot of money or knowledge soon but a snake climbing down the tree means you will suffer a loss of money in the near future.
What does it mean when you dream about snakes in your car?
A Dream of a snake or serpent coming in your car means that somebody or something in your life is trying to disrupt your peace and happiness to give you an instantaneous shock. A dream of a snake going out of your car means that nobody is trying to disturb your peace and happiness.
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