Did you recently dream about snakes? Or have you 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 people with 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. It could also mean healing and transformation by spiritual growth on the positive side.
Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, interprets that snakes in your dreams represent a phallic symbol, which means they can symbolize a male penis and male energy and are related to your sexual desires.
On the other hand, Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology, believes that since snakes can shed their skin and form a new one, they represent healing and transformation.
Like a snake going 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 tell, but it’s not definite as everyone has a distinct dream.
If you want to fully interpret what the snake in your dream symbolizes, you must 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 people 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 their waking life. Before jumping into what your 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 that seems to crawl on you or want to bite on your neck or back, 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. Soon you will transform into a new person. If it was a green snake dream, it can signify a positive change.
3. Warning – The snake or serpent represents a warning signal like rattlesnake rattles when someone comes close. It says that something terrible can happen soon.
If you see a serpent in a dream that is just noticing you but isn’t doing anything, it can represent a warning signal. Many 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, making them unpredictable. It means that something terrible and unpredictable will happen in your or somebody else’s life, depending on your dream.
5. Poison and Medicine – Snakes 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 poisonous people in your waking life surround you, or you(or somebody) will soon recover from a disease surrounding you for a long time.
6. Kundalini – Snakes or serpent represents the awakening of Kundalini. This energy coils up from the base of the spine to the crown of your head and beyond, which means 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 they try to crawl over you in your dream, 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 a snake, first, you have to answer certain essential questions like –
1. What was the specific Type of Snake you dreamed of?
2. What was the color of the snake’s body? Are there any patterns or plain colors?
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 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 do further is 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 fear the snake, 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, 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 is normal or neutral, it means you face your fear without any problems and are healing. You are more interested in facing your problems than trying to ignore them.
It can also represent that you already know what problems your dream is pointing to. Your dream can remind you that you need to keep on fighting your problem without losing hope.
Being chased by Snakes means you ignore someone or something that requires your attention. It can be your friend, family, work, or any other essential work you have to complete but are neglecting.
If the serpent bites 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, someone or something is ignoring you and whose attention you want.
Dreaming about a wild snake especially dreams about black snakes 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 a positive transformation occurs. If you see someone trying to hurt your pet, 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 means that you are in a challenging situation that is bothering you and can harm you if you don’t take 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 into someone’s trap.
A Snake spitting its venom on you means that something has 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 people who always have negative thoughts, and such a mindset is not letting you grow.
So your dream can symbolize that you need to leave that negative group asap. Otherwise, you may do something with the negative influence that puts you in some trouble afterward. So join a good group of positive people.
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 released into 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 healing and transforming.
These are some of the common snake dreams with their meanings; while these are 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, you don’t need to worry any further, as it is a sign from the being that everything will 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 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 are 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, it means your Unconscious mind wants to convey a message to you. It is a sign that true potential is being realized, resulting in many positive outcomes.
Generally, a snake talking in dreams can mean that you could not understand the meaning of the earlier snake dream, which 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 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 connect with your being, which will make you spiritually strong. Generally, it means that you need to find your life’s purpose and see why you are here.
And if you already know your purpose, then such a dream can mean that you need to remind the purpose yourself as you may are getting out of the track, i.e., you forget your purpose in life.
Snake Running Away from Me –
A Snake running away from you in a dream represents your enemy or competitor who was trying to harm you somehow but was unsuccessful in doing so.
It also means that you are stronger than your enemy and can easily defeat them without any extra effort. Further, it can tell you are in the process of transformation and healing.
If the snake initially tried to harm(like a bite or constrict) you but was unsuccessful in doing so and then began to run away, 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, it represents a weak enemy waiting for a perfect chance to harm you. It can mean that you must be aware of whom you trust.
If a snake runs away from you, you don’t have to worry about anything, 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 meanings in dreams.
1. 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 signify that you want to defeat someone by pressuring them. If a boa is constricting you, you are trapped in a situation where you can’t decide something, which is getting severe.
Killing a Boa Constrictor means you will get out of the stuck zone, and your life situation will improve.
2. Rattle Snakes in Dream –
A Rattle Snake is a highly Venomous snake that 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 will be worse than before.
3. 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 carefully take every decision, i.e., you must not trust anyone blindly.
So if you have a business that your friend currently runs, it can mean that he is betraying you somehow, like taking money out of business, etc.
4. Python in Dream –
A Python in your dream symbolizes your sexual desires and represents a phallic symbol. If you have sex with a python, it means the person you are sexually attracted to.
If you see a python crawling on your body, 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 interpret dreams. Below are some of the Idioms with their meaning.
1. Snake in one Bosom – Bosom means a woman’s chest and someone very close.
If the snake was sitting on your chest or was very close to you in your dream, 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.
2. 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 know a fraudulent cure that 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 scheme etc., then that person is a Snake Oil Salesman.
3. 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 their personal gain.
It is a warning that means do not trust that person whatsoever 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 the grass, it represents a snake in the grass in your life, observing its skin color and behavior and matching it with the people around you.
4. Mad As a Snake – This means that somebody in your life is Extremely angry with 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 skin’s behavior and then match it with all the people around you.
Snake Dream Meaning in Islam –
Snakes are considered vicious creatures in Islam; if you see a snake in your dream, it signifies that something terrible will 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’s power. If the snake swallows you, 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 into eating 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 symbolizes the 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, it represents a person you are sexually attracted to.
Chinese Interpretation of Snake Dreams –
In Chinese Tradition, a Snake is seen as intelligent but cryptic and perhaps a bit secretive. The dream of a 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 being 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 the dark forces being under control. Your Dream can also represent the awakening of Kundalini.
Killing A Snake In A Dream Means Marriage –
When you dream of snakes, What does it mean?
Is it good to dream about snakes?
What do recurring snake dreams mean?
What do dreams about killing snakes mean?
Dreams about killing snakes have a positive meaning. Usually, it means that you will conquer your enemy or crush your opponent, but in some religions like Hinduism, where snakes are worshipped, it can mean that something terrible is about to happen.
What is the biblical meaning of snakes in a dream?
Biblically, a snake symbolizes the Devil or Satan and Temptation. It can mean that a Devil surrounds you in your life, whom you may or may now know.
What does dreaming of snakes mean in Hinduism?
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.
What does it mean when you dream about snakes in a tree?
What does it mean when you dream about snakes coming out of your mouth?
Snakes coming out of your mouth means eliminating all the harmful and poisonous thoughts toward 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.
So, finally, it’s the end. In this article, I talked about snake dreams and their meanings. If you have recently dreamed of a snake and are worried about its meaning, this article will help you know the meaning. If you like this article, share it with your friends and family.