2- To be hungry or thirsty in a dream can indicate lust and sexual desire.
3- This signifies a lust for life and a spiritual yearning.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of having a big appetite, you may feel unappreciated for something. It can also mean you’re not getting what you need from an important real life relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
A large appetite, in a dream, refers to money and is a warning to handle it with respect or your finances could become chaotic.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Having a lot of appetite is a sign of growing apart from family and friends. Not having it presupposes the arrival of bad news.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To walk on a carpet, you will be prosperous and happy.
To dream that you buy carpets, denotes great gain.
If selling them, you will have cause to go on a pleasant journey, as well as a profitable one.
For a young woman to dream of carpets, shows she will own a beautiful home and servants will wait upon her. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If one sees himself sitting on a carpet in a dream, it means that he will purchase a property or a farm. In a time ofwar, sitting on a carpet in a dream means safety from danger.lfone sees himself gazing at a carpet in the dream, and ifhe sees in it the image reflection of a person he recognizes, it means that the figure drawn on the carpet is a person who has gone astray. It also means that such a person will present him with an amazing report that will be infested with falsehood.
A carpet in a dream also means worldly gains for its owner.
If it is folded in the dream, it means that his worldly interests are limited.
A folded carpet in a dream also means restricted income, difficulties in travels, tightness in one’s heart about some concerns or lack of success in establishing a good livelihood.
A new and well made carpet in a dream also represents a long life to its owner, prosperity and decisiveness. Seeing a carpet spread for one to sit on it and whose owner is unknown in an unknown place in a dream means that one will emigrate to a foreign land and succeed in establishing a good livelihood for himself. Ifin such a place the carpet is thin in the dream, it means worldly gains and longevity. Sitting on a carpet in a dream also means associating with leaders and judges. Ifone’s carpet is stolen, burned or thinned in a dream, it means nearing the term of his life in this world, afflictions, illness or emaciation.
An old torn carpet in a dream means distress, or a man who boosts about himself, who exalts his status and consequently emerges to be a liar and false.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If this is a magic carpet, they you are rising above troubles, overcoming obstacles and getting a higher view. See Aladdin and Rug.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If in dreams you sell carpets, it means that you intend to deviate from the routine in order to jump into unknown adventures.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
It is the foundation upon which the consciousness of the room stands.
The presence of a carpet relates to a desire for softness and comfort beneath your feet.
The state, color, and texture of the carpet in your dream should inform how grounded you are feeling at this time.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Red carpets: Special treatment or well-deserved honor.
Sweeping beneath: Hidden matters or things you’re trying to conceal (see Broom).
Flying carpet: Another type of flying dream, but one that also denotes a sense of rescue, maneuverability, and safety. Aladdin’s carpet aided him in times of great need.
Buying a rug in dreams is a good sign that foretells gains and financial help that’s available from friends.
Wall-to-wall carpeting reflects an attempt to try and cover up some type of flaw in your character instead of fixing it.
Tapestry rugs often have pictographs or whole scenes that reflect prevalent matters in your life. Look at the whole image first, then each object or person shown, for significance (see Fabric).... The Language of Dreams
A colorful carpet: your life will be exciting—no time for boredom.
Depth Psychology: The rug’s intricate design is a mirror of your life.
A valuable rug might also be a sign of arrogance or ambitions. Do you want to “sweep something under the rug”?... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreaming of running a race might highlight such competition in the workplace.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A woman for instance might find herself competing against another woman for recognition, whereas a man may simply find himself in competition with all and sundry.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is important to possess more determination, drive, and stamina. Voice your opinions and express your emotions with more confidence.
To dream that you win a competition indicates that you have the ability to achieve your desired objectives or resolve a troubling issue.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream of winning a competition, you have the necessary skills to accomplish a goal or solve a problem in your life.
If you dream of watching a competition, you may feel that others are passing you by in some way - socially or romantically - and you are just “sitting on the sidelines” of life. You need to get more confidence and be more involved in things.... My Dream Interpretation
If intercourse is interrupted we may have inhibitions of which we are not consciously aware. Often intercourse in a dream can mark the integration of a particular part of our personality.
If a child is then born in the dream that integration has been successful.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The dream will indicate what one is doing with this side of one’s nature. Feelings of being like a pet, only being able to do what the person you are dependent upon wishes; receiving or giving affection. Baby pets: if in a woman’s dream, may signify her maternal drive, her desire for children; one’s own dependent self and feelings. See animals. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- Whereas in the waking state we mav not be aware of our need for love and affection, when a pet appears in a dream we are reacting to a natural drive in ourselves to give or receive love.
2- On a subliminal level we may be aware that someone else has control over our liv es. We can only- do what is expected of us. Conversely, if we own a pet in a dream we perhaps need to question our ability to look after something or someone more vulnerable than ourselves.
3- Unconditional love which is without dependency often comes from our pets. They are often sensitive to our immediate emotional distress or pain.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
It is common when a person is infatuated with someone.
If you dreamed about a pet who has died, this is your subconscious mind’s way of mourning the loss.
If the pet died a very long time ago, part of you may be wishing to go back to that time, when things may have seemed simpler.
To dream of eating your pet suggests that you are scared by your own animal feelings and desires. It may also represent your wish to have certain animal qualities - such as gracefulness, boldness, and so on.
For more meanings, see “Pet Food” and “Pet Store”... My Dream Interpretation
This dream could represent a desire to be treated like a pet—to be “petted”— or to have someone else become dependent on us like a pet.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you own a pet in your dream, your unconscious is drawing your attention to your ability to look after someone or something more vulnerable than yourself. It is also a symbol of unconditional love, and being sensitive to the distress and needs of others. Alternatively, it may also represent an aspect of your character or personality that you feel you should use in a particular situation.
If a woman dreams of baby pets, this may signify her desire for children; if adults of either sex dream of baby pets, it may be relating to their feelings of dependency and how they feel about not being fully in control.
If children dream about pets, this may similarly refer to their feelings of being dependent, but will generally represent their desire for unconditional love from their parents or carers.
If the pet you dream about is familiar to you, the interpretation will very much rest on the nature of your relationship with that particular pet.
Dreams in which you are caring for your pet or shopping for pet supplies show that you are paying attention to your emotional needs or making sure you get what you need. But if a pet appears starving, uncared for and without food or water, this suggests that you are not taking enough care of your own basic needs for affection and attention. Perhaps you are too busy and have forgotten your needs, or perhaps you are so wrapped up in caring for the needs of someone else that you have neglected your own. To dream that you are saving the life of your pet suggests that you are successfully acknowledging certain emotions and characteristics represented by the animal. The dream may also stem from feelings of inadequacy or feeling overwhelmed. Dreams which feature pet shows or competitions can suggest pride in your achievements and emotional confidence, Strange and unusual pet
In general, when dreaming of strange or unusual pets that would most typically be found living in the wild, any negative associations with that particular animal, insect or reptile are replaced by positive associations. For example, the general associations with wild rats are extremely negative but if you dream of a pet rat, the associations are quite different. Pet rats in dreams suggest vulnerability, instinctive intelligence and the caring feelings. In dreams, wild snakes conjure up images of worries, fears and poisonous words and deeds; but if you dream of a pet snake, this can indicate healing and enlightenment.
Any exotic or unusual pet is like a small part of untamed nature and in dreams they can represent personal growth, untapped creative energies and a sense of new-found respect, wonder, curiosity and excitement about life and the adventures it sends your way. Take the Madagascar hissing cockroach, for example, which is kept by some people as a pet. The very name sends a chill up the spine of some people but those people who keep such cockroaches as pets are fascinated at the elaborate rituals these creatures have developed to defend territory, produce offspring or simply to identify themselves. So if a hissing cockroach or any other scary creature-turned-pet such as a tarantula or Bengal tiger appears in your dreams and you are happy to care for it, this is a sign that you are conquering your hidden fears.
See also ANIMALS; INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS; REPTILES, FISH AND AMPHIBIANS.
but they can also suggest the potential for arrogance.
Animals symbolize the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself, so to dream that you are fighting or struggling with your pet suggests that you are trying to reject or hide your need for affection and companionship in waking life. To dream of talking pets suggests that you are listening to some form of superior or mystical knowledge. What the animal is saying to you will usually be some form of wisdom, particularly if the pet is very old, like a tortoise.
Alternatively, a talking pet denotes your potential to be all that you can be.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is best to analyze the circumstances of your life to discover the cause of this immobility.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
For instance, to be putting petrol into a vehicle would indicate (hat perhaps we need to be taking more care of our bodies. Petrol is also explosive and dangerous, so to be using petrol in a dangerous way would indicate that we are creating problems for ourselves within a situation in ordinary everyday life.
2- The energy we use in making decisions and in creating opportunities for ourselves can often be turned to drive. When we arc handling petrol in a dream we are producing motivation, either for others or for ourselves. When we are at a petrol station, being given or buying petrol, we are taking energy from something external to ourselves.
3- Spiritual energy and power can both be symbolised by petrol.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
• Iso look at your emotional reactions; are you feeling guilty or sad about something you’ve “known” but haven’t acted upon? In dreams pets, due to their domestication, often relate to feelings of responsibility or caring and a desire to be needed and loved.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
These may be anger, the need to survive, parental urges, sex or procreation, desire for recognition in the social group, maternal or paternal love, home building and spontaneous feelings of affection.
Animals represent these drives free of social convention and expectations. Dream pets also represent your basic nature but, because they are domesticated and integrated into home and social life, they carry a slightly different interpretation. They particularly indicate the desire to be loved or petted, and they are most often associated with feelings of responsibility or caring.
Your dream will indicate whether you have indeed cared for and ‘house- trained’ these feelings, or whether they have been caged and aren’t being cared for. The action in the dream will suggest what you are doing with this aspect of your nature. According to Jung, if images of starving, out of control, violent or destructive pets and animals appear in your dreams, this indicates that you have become estranged from your instincts and closed the door to your inner nature. It may also reflect your feelings about becoming pet-like and whether or not you have become overly dependent on the demands or attentions of someone else in your waking life. See also ANIMALS; BIRDS; REPTILES, FISH AND AMPHIBIANS; INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS.... The Element Encyclopedia
To see them soiled or torn, portends that your reputation will be in great danger.
If a young woman dream that she wears silken, or clean, petticoats, it denotes that she will have a doting, but manly husband.
If she suddenly perceives that she has left off her petticoat in dressing, it portends much ill luck and disappointment.
To see her petticoat falling from its place while she is at some gathering, or while walking, she will have trouble in retaining her lover, and other disappointments may follow. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If a young woman sees herself in a dream with her petticoat showing beneath her dress, she will regret an unfortunate act of hers which will turn her lover away from her.
For a young man to dream of a petticoat is a warning that his attitude toward the opposite sex should be more courteous or he may ruin his chances with the girl he loves.... The Complete Dream Book
See also Clothes and Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A maiden who dreams of nestling in the arms of a man she does not know will find that she will shortly be strenously wooed by one whom she had never previously regarded as a possibility for a lover.
Petting dreams, under circumstances that may be regarded as suitable, are always omens of excellent luck in matters pertaining to the heart.
A man who dreams of having each arm around a different girl should beware of careless proposals.... The Complete Dream Book
It is important to look at how these symbols are connected. They may point to a rediscovery of childlike emotions, or to the necessity to say good-bye to them.
If you are the puppet, you see yourself as without a soul, as only a pretty plaything.
Until the late Middle Ages, the puppet was considered a defense against evil ghosts or as possessing magical powers. Such beliefs are still mirrored in the practice of having mascots.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A puppet can also represent the more mechanical processes of our being, those activities which go on automatically in the background.
2- If someone else is working the puppet, we may feci that we are being manipulated. It would be wise to look at how we are co-operating in everyday life in becoming a victim.
If the puppet is manipulating us we have become aware that bureaucracy is causing us difficulty. What should be working for us has, in fact, turned into some kind of a manipulator.
3- At certain stages of development, we can become aware that we are powerless without a spiritually motivating force behind us. We arc like puppets in the greater scheme of things.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you are feeling powerless, manipulated or used, then this dream is a message to cut the strings that bind you and take the authority for your life back.
If you are the puppeteer, you are realizing your powers of manipulation.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A puppet can also represent the more mechanical processes of our being, those activities that go on automatically in the background.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the puppet is manipulating us we have become aware that bureaucracy is causing us difficulty. What should be working for us has, in fact, turned into some kind of manipulation.
The entry for toys may give further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The omens of this dream portend happiness thanks to your ability to organize people. To make a puppet dance promises good business and great profit.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you are the puppeteer in your dream, look to where you are using manipulation to get your needs met.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream puppet is often a straightforward representation of someone who is being manipulated by someone else. Perhaps we feel powerless, or perhaps we feel like we are a “puppet” of our addictions.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Professional counseling would be likely to help you resolve your conflict... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you imagine that you are the one manipulating the puppets, the dream advises you that you need to allow others to express themselves freely.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If it bit you, you must be prepared for a fight... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The second relates to the exclusivity of passage relegated to only a certain few. This symbol can indicate a sense of aspiration in a dream.
If you are witnessing someone else on a red carpet, that person is an aspect of your own personality that has the capability of helping you aspire to greater things. This image in a dream may also point to a desire to be recognized for some special ability or particular accomplishment in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Modern humans face the difficulty of developing an independent identity and yet keeping a working relationship with the primitive, thus maturing/bringing the primitive into an efficiently functioning connection with the present social world.
The survival urge at base might be kill or run, but it can be transformed into the ambition which helps, say, an opera singer meet difficulties in her career. Also the very primitive has in itself the promise of the future, of new aspects of human consciousness. This is because many extraordinary human functions take place unconsciously, in the realm of the reptile/spine/lower brain/right brain/autonomic nervous system. Being unconscious they are less amenable to our waking will. They function fully only in some fight or flight, survive or die, situations.
If we begin to touch these with consciousness, as we do in dreams, new functions are added to consciousness. See The dream as extended perception under ESP and dreams.
Unconscious life or growth processes which can lead to transformation (the frog/prince story); the growth from childhood vulnerability—tadpole to frog—therefore the process of life in general and its wisdom. Frogspawn: sperm, ovum and reproduction.
Example: ‘My wife and I saw a large lizard on the wall near a banana. It was there to catch the flies.
The lizard turned so it was facing away from us—head up the wall. We then were able to see it had large wing-like flaps which spread from its head in an invened V. With amazement we saw on these flaps wonderful pictures, in full colour, of birds. In fleeting thoughts I wondered if the bird “paintings” were to attract birds, or were some form of camouflage. But I felt cenain the lizard had “painted” these wonderful pictures with its unconscious an’ (David T). Generally, a lizard is very much the same as a snake, except it lacks the poisonous aspect; awareness of unconscious or instinctive drives, functions and processes. In the above dream, the banana is both David’s pleasure and sexuality, while the lizard is the creativity emerging from his unconscious through the attention he is giving it—he is looking at the lizard. Chameleon: either one’s desire to fade into the background, or adaptability.
Example: A small snake about a foot long had dropped down my shirt neck. I could feel it on the left side of my neck Fearing it was poisonous and might bite me, I moved very slowly. At one point I put my head on the ground, hoping the snake would wish to crawl away. It did not. Then I was near an elephant I loved, and hoped it would remove the snake. It did not. Even as I slept I felt the snake was an expression of the attitude of not shanng myself with anybody except family’ (David T).
For months prior to the above dream David had experienced a great deal of neck pain. After discussing the dream with his wife, and realising much of his thinking and feeling was intumed, the pain disappeared. So the snake was both poisoner’ and ‘healer’. This may be why snakes are used as a symbol of the medical profession.
The Hebrew word for the serpent in the Garden of Eden is Nahash, which can be translated as blind impulsive urges, such as our instinctive drives.
So, generally, snakes depict many different things, but usually the life process.
If we think of a person’s life from conception to death, we see a flowing moving event, similar in many ways to the speeded up films of a seed growing into a plant, flowering and dying.
The snake depicts the force or energy behind that movement and purposiveness—the force of life which leads us both to growth and death. That energy —like electricity in a house, which can be heat, power, sound and vision—lies behind all our functions. So in some dreams the snake expresses our sexuality, in others the rising of that energy up our body to express itself as digestion—the intestinal snake; as the healing or poisonous energy of our emotions and thoughts.
Example: ‘I was in a huge cathedral, the mother church. I wanted to go to the toilet/gents. As I held my penis to urinate it became a snake and reached down to the urinal to drink. It was thirsty. I struggled with it, pulling it away from the unclean liquid. Still holding it I walked to a basin and gave it pure water to drink’ (Bill A). Here the connection between snake and sexuality is obvious. But the snake is not just Bill’s penis.
It is the direction his sexual urges take him he is struggling with. Out of his sense of love and connection with life— the cathedral—he wants to lift his drive towards something which will not leave him with a sense of uncleanness. Snake in connection with any hole: sexual relatedness.
A snake biting us: unconscious worries about our health, frustrated sexual impulse, our emotions turned against ourselves as internalised aggression, can poison us and cause very real illness, so may be shown as the biting snake. Snake biting others: biting remarks, a poisonous tongue.
A crowned or light-encircled snake: when our ‘blind impulses’ or instinctive or unconscious urges and functions are in some measure integrated with our conscious will and insight, this is seen as the crowned snake or even winged snake. It shows real self awareness and maturity. In coils of snake: feeling bound in the ‘blind impulses’ or habitual drives and feeling responses. Instincts and habits can be redirected, as illustrated by Hercules’ labours. Snake with tail in mouth: sense of the circle of life—binh, growth, reproduction, aging, death, rebirth; the eternal. Snake coiling up tree, pole, cross: the blind instinctive forces of life emerging into conscious experience—in other words the essence of human expenence with its involvement in pain, pleasure, time and eternity; the process of personal growth or evolution; healing because personal growth often moves us beyond old attitudes or situations which led to inner tension or even sickness. Snake in grass: sense or intuition of talk behind your back; danger, sneakiness. Colours: green, our internal life process directed, perhaps through satisfied feelings, love and creativity, into a healing process or one which leads to our personal growth and positive change; white, eternal aspect of our life process, or becoming conscious of it; blue, religious feelings or coldness in relations. See colours; anxiety dreams; death and rebirth, the self under archetypes; dreams and Ancient Greece; cellar under house, buildings; hypnosis and dreams; jungle; paralysis. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2. Deviousness, either by the dreamer or by someone who will behave this way toward him/her.
3. Period of growth (shedding skin).
4. Gossip, spreading “venom.” 5. If subject to constriction by snake, feeling emotionally strangled.
6. Being sabotaged.
7. Killing a snake indicates the ability to handle a fearful problem.
8. Feeling vulnerable, not knowing what to do.
11. Willingness to change course or thinking. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A snake in a dream also means enmity from one’s in-laws or children, or it could represent the evil andjealousy of one’s neighbor.
A sleeping snake in a dream means a sleeping enemy. As for an unjust person, a water snake in a dream means receiving help, or it could represent a verdict. Owning a snake in a dream means gaining power and authority. Its flesh represents enemy money, or it could mean joy.
If one sees himself wearing the skin of a snake in a dream, it means that he will unmask his enmity toward others. Killing a snake in a dream and staining one’s hands with its blood means destroying one’s enemy.
A snake in one’s dream also represents a rich enemy, for its poison means money.
If one sees snakes being killed in the streets in a dream, it means a war.
A small snake in a dream represents a little child. Hunting snakes in a dream means tricking or deceiving one’s enemies.
A black snake in a dream represents a strong-enemy.
A white snake in a dream represents a weak enemy.
If one sees a snake talking to him and saying nice words to him in a dream, it means enjoying pleasant moments with one’s adversary, or benefiting at the hands of one’s enemy. Ifthe snake talks harshly to him in a dream, it means suffering from tyranny and oppression caused by one’s enemy. Becoming a snake in a dream means being contemptible against one’s own religion. Seeingoneselfas a half-snake half-human in a dream means being able to neutralize half of the enemy’s power. Discovering a snake skin which is made from gold in a dream means that one will discover a hidden treasure.
If a snake swallows someone in a dream, it means that he will reach a powerful position. Ifone sees a snake sitting over his head in a dream, it means that he will earn the respect of people in authority.
A field which is covered with snakes in a dream represents a destructive rain.
A snake with a horn in a dream represents a profitable business. Black snakes and pythons in a dream represent army generals. Water snakes in a dream represent money. Ifone sees his garden covered with snakes in a dream, it means that its trees will bear fruits and exceed the normal crop.
A snake coming out of its hole in a dream represents a son.
A snake leaving one’s house in a dream means its destruction or demolition. Killing a snake in a dream means marriage. Tapeworms or other intestinal worms in a dream represent one’s relatives and their children. Seeing snakes eating on one’s table in a dream means separation between friends. Desert snakes in a dream represent highway robbers. In general a snake or a serpent in a dream representjealousy,envy, perfidy, swindlingpeople’s properties, deceit and an avowed enmity.
(Also see Belt; Sting)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
• A snake bites you or someone else: you’ll get your financial rewards.
• You witness a snake transforming into a dragon: you can expect help from someone in a high position.
• You see many snakes: you could be tricked or betrayed... Chine Dream Interpretation
It is amazing how many people have snake dreams! Most snake dreams seem to be disturbing and they leave the dreamer feeling anxious and afraid. There are no simple interpretations to the snake dreams. Each dreamer must consider their own situation and all of the details of the dream. Sometimes snakes may be phallic symbols and other times they represent negativity in our lives that hampers our progress and constantly threatens us. In the long run the snake may be a positive symbol; it may represent difficulties that lead us to the center of personality and result in feelings of completeness.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
In the Old Testament, the emblem of temptation and evil.
Greco-Roman: A symbol of renewed health and well-being. Note that the caduceus, a symbol of physicians, appears as two snakes entwined on a staff.
Transformation and development.
The snake sheds its old skin to make room to grow.
Being bitten by a snake is not a bad omen, as it might seem initially. Instead, because of the snake’s regenerative power, it represents a new awareness developing within.
A phallic symbol that sometimes comes to women upon conception, or when the dreamer is figuratively pregnant with creative ideas and psychic impressions.... The Language of Dreams
The power of Snake bnngs active libidinous or sexual energy out of the subconscious for creative use. Snake power is healing power that when cultivated and used can heal your physical and emotional wounds.
The undulating movement of Snake moves the energy known as kundalini up the spine of its initiate to activate a spintual awakening. It may announce the call to the profession of a healer or shaman. Snake may signify wisdom in its association with the tree of knowledge. Snakes may sometimes represent deep-seatec fears that disrupt your life, or sexual fears where there has beer trauma or violanon.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The snake can also represent the male genitals and may be warning you against entering into a certain sexual encounter.
The snake can also represent someone in your life who is heartless, cruel, and treacherous. On a more optimistic note, the snake symbolizes intelligence, change, and understanding. It implies revitalization of the spirit and alterations in life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To see a lone snake and feel threatened by it shows that you have a bad enemy that is even then working against you, it also a warning against bodily harm from an enemy.
To dream of many snakes in a pit is the foreboding of much bad luck in love or business. Should you overcome and kill a threatening snake in your dream shows that you will overcome your adversary and win out.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The snake is also a phallic symbol that could represent sexual healing or it could reveal sexual trauma.
The snake, because it sheds its skin, represents your ability to release old incarnations, attachments and identities and reinvent yourself. Also, many religious teachings depict the snake to be evil, as in the Garden of Eden, revealing temptation and even the devil. However, ancient Hermetics teach that the snake represents the wisdom that is earned in facing and embracing your shadow. Consider the feeling tone. See Kundalini, Goddess Persephone, Breakdown/Breakthrough Dream.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A snake twined around the body or limb indicates some form of bondage, possibly being enslaved to the passions.
A snake, or worm, leaving a corpse by its mouth sometimes represents the sexual act (the little death), but can also signify our control of our libido.
A snake in the grass image denotes disloyalty, trickery and evil.
The image of a snake with its tail in its mouth is one of the oldest available to man and signifies completion and the union of the spiritual and physical. Being swallowed by a snake shows the need and ability to return to the ultimate and lose our sense of space and time.
Dreaming of a snake twined around a staff or similar suggests that the unconscious forces that drive us are being released to create healing, rebirth and renewal.
The colours of the snake may give additional insight into the meaning of the dream. Also consult the individual entries for caduceus, colour, eating and shapes / patterns, as well as serpent in this section... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The dreamer will soon undergo a vast inner change that will be reflected in her outer life.
If the dream is a positive and uplifting one, then good times are ahead.
If the dream is a scary one, the times ahead may still be good ones, but the dreamer needs to be very careful of pitfalls along the way.
An even more ancient symbol for the Great Goddess.
If the dreamer is a woman, then she will soon come into realization of her power as a woman.
If the dreamer is a man, especially if he is single, a very powerful and exciting woman will soon come into his life - though she may not be a potential love partner. Astrological parallels: Scorpio, Pluto Tarot parallels: The Tower, The Empress... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream about you or an animal attacking, wrestling with or trying to kill a snake, you will have to defend your reputation against nasty gossip.
If the attempt to kill the snake was successful in your dream, you will succeed against all hostilities.... My Dream Interpretation
(2) It may symbolize healing, rejuvenation, new life. (In ancient mythology the snake is a symbol of immortality, by virtue of its ability to slough one skin and grow another; it is the emblem of the Graeco- Roman god of medicine; and the snake with its rail in its mouth is an ancient symbol of the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.)
(3) A snake may symbolize sexuality; psychic energy, or the power of Nature; intuitive wisdom; the unconscious.
(4) Is the snake guarding something? If so, the latter may symbolize either your true and total self or something you need for the next stage of personal development.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If snake bites you, means the energy is trying to break through in that particular area of your body. For example, if snake bites in the heart area, means the opening of love and feelings; in the throat, verbalization and communication. People often dream of snakes entering their bodies, which is the awakening of this energy. Snakes are a powerful symbol, never to be feared. Snakes represent the awakening or continuance of spiritual growth.... The Dream Books Symbols
It is important to remember that Adam and Eve’s yielding introduced the human race to the knowledge of mortality and the birth of consciousness.
A serpent in your dream may actually represent a major shift in your awareness that may bring about the death of an old paradigm that brings you into a whole new world. In Eastern cultures, the awakening of spiritual power is often referred to as a snake. Known as kundalini, it is experienced as an incredible energy that undulates up the spine. Stimulating this can induce a tremendous healing force that has the ability to purify the nervous and glandular systems.
The practice of yoga is designed to awaken the snake that lies dormant at the base of the spine. As a dream symbol, a snake could represent the potential for power and energy if properly channeled.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The Christian tradition incorporated the latter meaning into its mythology, making snakes an embodiment of evil, particularly the evil of temptation (e.g., the snake in the Garden of Eden). For this reason, in Western cultures especially, snakes are images for people who are sneaky and deceptive.
The cliché, “they behave like a snake in the grass,” captures this derogatory reference.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you are like most people and snakes arouse fear and loathing in you then if your dream focuses on a snake it may well turn into a nightmare. Snakes can often represent intimidating situations in waking life.
The most common dream is of a pit of snakes or piles of snakes lying on the floor around you; this may represent the many worries that are threatening you, or the poisonous words and innuendo of people around you. If, however, you admire snakes or keep them as pets, your dream is unlikely to have been sinister. Dreams that feature snakes poised to strike their victims with venom or suffocate them with their coils may be warning you about an emotionally cold person who is suffocating you in waking life. Is there a viper in your midst or a snake in the grass, someone who appears friendly but who is about to stab you in the back? Your dream may also have been influenced by Christian symbolism of the serpent in the Garden of Eden; the snake may have represented someone who is trying to tempt you to deviate from your moral code of conduct.
The snake’s positive associations date back to ancient Greece and Rome; the Greek god Hermes (the Roman Mercury), for example, bore two entwining snakes around his neck to symbolize the harmonization of two conflicting forces.
If the snake doesn’t try to attack or harm you in your dream, it may therefore be referring to physical or emotional healing that has begun in your waking life.
If the snake sheds its skin in your dream, this may indicate your desire to cast off the past. According to Freud, the snake is a phallic symbol so it could also denote repressed sexual urges or fears of masculine energy that are creating power issues in your relationships. Besides being an obvious phallic symbol, for Jungians the snake embodies the dark incomprehensible and mysterious aspects of the self that must be contained. In addition, in the Indian mystical tradition, the kundalini snake is a symbol of latent energy, instinct and sexuality, so your dream may also have represented your spiritual or intellectual awakening.
Pythons in dreams embody the power to dominate a situation by having a potent grasp on it. If, in your dream, the python is not a menacing but a benevolent presence, it is likely to be a reminder of your power to cope with a challenge by wrapping yourself around it. Pythons can also represent people or situations who are trying to put the squeeze on you in waking life. For example, a jealous lover who watches your every move or a financial commitment that limits your freedom to spend.... The Element Encyclopedia
It is also often a sexual symbol, and a symbol of wholeness, transformation, and rebirth, as in Ouroboros.
A symbol of the dark feminine and deception, it also represents wisdom and cunning. Almost every woman dreams about serpents at least once in her life, which could mean fear of a rival or of the male gender.
The serpent stands for physical drives.
If something is not right in that area, snake dreams appear.
The image of the serpent may also refer to the “water of life,” since it comes from inside the earth where the healing springs originate.
The Caduceus, the staff of Aesculapius, a symbol of the healing arts, shows two serpents winding around it. In the sacred temple of Aesculapius, serpents crawled on the floor of the sleeping halls. They were said to induce healing dreams.
According to 2nd century dream interpreter Arte- midorus, dreaming about serpents indicates healing and the return to vitality.
It is also a symbol of immortality (shedding of the skin—rebirth).
The “Midgard-serpent” and the “Ferris wolf’ in Norse mythology threaten the gods as the world comes to an end.
The serpent is also the symbol for secret wisdom and the revelation of the hidden. Snakes are quick, attracted by fire and the birth of energy.
A snake steals from Gilgamesh (hero of the Sumerian epic) the herb of immortality, while he is taking a bath in a pond. In Greece, Gaia, the goddess of the earth, produces two half-serpents called Titans, who do battle with Zeus.
For the Gnostics of late antiquity, the serpent symbolized the dark, deep, and unfathomable side of God.
The serpent is also a symbol of Kundalini (the yogic life force). In ancient Greece, serpents were even honored publicly, because they were believed to be ghosts of the dead.
Snakes appear suddenly, out of the unknown, creating fear.
It is impossible to have a meaningful communication with them; they are secretive and fear-inducing, as is the unconscious. Their poison is sin, their wisdom transformation and deliverance. According to Early Christian imagination, when a snake was attacked, it would only protect its head.
According to Freud, a phallic symbol. According to Jung, the image of the snake means that something important is taking place in our unconscious; it may be dangerous or healing. See Eel.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The meaning of a snake bite in a dream can be counterintuitive: “The bite is similar to a shot being administered,” Loewenberg says. “So if a snake bites you in a dream, ask yourself if there are any health issues that are beginning to get better or an emotional wound that seems to be healing.” Or, “the snake bite could signify that you are the victim of someone’s critical or ‘biting’ remarks.”
A venomous snake
Dreaming of poisonous snakes heralds the advent of bad events. The snake bites can be seen as “poisoning” your life. Furthermore, the snake reflects bad and deceptive behavior, or even difficult life events (problems).
It can either mean that your thoughts are toxic and poisonous, or you keep surrounding yourself by something that is poisoning your life (bad people, addictive substances, junk food, doubts or worries).
Being strangled by a snake in a dream
You are about to say something that you might regret later. This dream wants to protect you from doing so. In other words – think twice, speak once.
Being chased by a snake
The snake that chases you expresses a sense of internal danger. There are many possible causes – from the fear of maternity to the fear of success at work. The dream is a mirror of reality, so you should understand it as a challenge to understand everything that is still unconscious.
If you do not recognize a particular person in the snake that is chasing you, start thinking about what is bothering you in general. Think about what stresses you out the most, because these are probably unnecessary worries that make your life more difficult.
A snake that ignores you in a dream
You’re afraid of losing something valuable. There will probably be no loss, but the fear of it greatly limits and stresses you out. You may be afraid of losing valuable things, a car or a house due to distraints, but in fact, you will not lose anything.
Fear of being bitten by a snake in a dream
You are unnecessarily putting yourself in a challenging situation where you are losing or don’t have full control over your life because you are weakened and are thus a simple target for people with bad intentions. That can be frightening; often this indicates a fear that someone in your life is going to cause you harm. Evaluate your relationships and consider which ones are toxic. If there’s someone who might hurt or betray you, it’s time to come to terms with it. On the other hand, a snake bite could also mean something in your life is about to change dramatically, but for the better.
Seeing a dead snake in a dream
A dead snake in a dream can often indicate that you have overcome an obstacle that made your life difficult. It can also predict the end of a difficult situation, or liberation from toxic or self-destructive thoughts.
Seeing a large number of snakes
If you’re seeing a large number of snakes in your dream or are surrounded by snakes, you may be in a life stage where you feel as if it is too much for you or as if you had a heavy load on your shoulders. Your life journey can be full of pitfalls, obstacles, and dangers, and you don’t know how to escape it.
If you dreamed of a boa constrictor
According to Loewenberg, nothing in a dream is ever random, meaning that the species of snake that appears in your dream is significant. (And remember, snakes tend to represent people in your life.) Think about the snake closely — and in particular, consider the way it threatens its prey or predators.
“A boa constrictor is known for squeezing its prey to death,” Lowenberg says. “So a boa constrictor in your dream may be connected to someone in your life who is causing you to feel crowded or constricted, or someone who may be squeezing you financially.”
If you dreamed of a rattlesnake
When a predator or even unaware passerby gets close to a rattlesnake, the venomous serpent will rattle its tail to warn the perceived threat away. Therefore, if a rattlesnake appears in your dream, it may be “warning you about a toxic person in your life or telling you to start paying attention to warning signs a certain person may be displaying.”
If you dreamed of a harmless species, like a garter snake
In this case, you may be able to breathe a sigh of relief. “A garter snake is harmless, so it may represent someone you were originally cautious about but are now realizing is not a threat to you,” Loewenberg says.
If multiple snakes appeared in your dream
Just like the breed of snake, the number of snakes that appear in your dream can hold meaning. “Multiple snakes can represent multiple toxic people or a toxic situation that has many facets to it,” Loewenberg says. Alternatively, “multiple snakes could represent multiple health issues or one health issue that has many elements to it.”
If you dreamed the snake was in your house
If you come across a snake in your house, well, look for potentially toxic people — or stressors — under your roof. (Sorry!) Or, think of it more figuratively. Perhaps, Loewenberg suggests, the menacing individual’s “toxicity is to the point that you are bringing that negativity home with you.”
If you dream the snake was outside
Conversely, if the snake in your dream is outside, Loewenberg says it “can be a message that it’s time to get things ‘out in the open’ with this toxic person.” She adds: “Toxic people continue to poison our lives because we don’t speak up about it.”
If the snake bit a loved one
If a snake attacks a loved one in a dream, then that person could be the one dealing with a health or emotional issue. Or, if you don’t believe the snake has anything to do with health, Loewenberg suggests looking internally and asking yourself if you might be the snake. Ask yourself, “have you been spewing venomous words at this person?”
If the snake bit an enemy
In this scenario, you might be the snake. “To dream someone you dislike gets bitten by snake could reflect your desire to take them down with your own ‘biting’ remarks and ‘wounding’ words,” Loewenberg says.
If a snake appeared in a sensual dream
Snakes can also symbolize male sexual energy — vis-à-vis “their shape,” Loewenberg says. So, if you find yourself sexually interested in a man, snakes may begin to appear in your dreams in a non-threatening manner.
A snake which is shedding its skin
Is indicating transformation and change. Ask yourself how you felt when you dreamed this: were you afraid, excited, or accepting? Is there some sort of upcoming change that you fear? Is your life in a transitory phase? Perhaps the snake is chasing you. That can be pretty terrifying; it may mean you’re avoiding dealing with an unpleasant situation. ... Dreams
If a sick person sees himself sitting with his snakes in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness and live a long and a happy life.
If the basket carries silkworms instead of a snake in his dream, it means repentance of a sinner, or prosperity of a poor person, or it could mean changing a bad profession for a good one.
The presence of a snake charmer in a dream also represents the presence of a deceiver, any taunting profession, or it could mean an illness or suffocation.
(Also see Tracker)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Green in dream meaning:
Green is a sign of safety. It means move ahead without fear or worry. Consider this a kind of “green light” for decision-making purposes.
Black in dream meaning:
Black is a sign of evil. If you see a black snake in your dream, it could speak to something dangerous or bad.
Also any dreams of black snakes do not predict anything good. In this case, the snake symbolizes the obstacle you are facing or will face. If you dream of a black snake, it is better to avoid any arguments, disputes and not to sign suspicious contracts.
Avoid anything that could endanger you.
Red in dream meaning:
Red means stop. Should you see a red snake, it could be your mind’s way of urging you to abandon what you are doing and rethink your approach.
Yellow in dream meaning:
Yellow is a sign of caution. This could be your unconscious trying to tell you to proceed carefully.
Light-colored/yellow snake in a dream
There’s something you really want, but you’re not going after it because you’re afraid of the unknown or something new you’re not used to. Because of such fear, you may lose a good job offer or something else that would be very beneficial for your life.
Blue in dream meaning:
Blue is a sign of conflict. Whenever you see a blue snake it dreams, think of this as representative of something you are internally confused about.
Brown in dream meaning:
Brown is a sign of health: Should you see a brown snake in your dream, its presence may speak to health concerns.
Purple in dream meaning:
Purple means passion. Rarely, some people dream about purple colored snakes. Almost always, they represent love and passion.
Orange in dream meaning:
Orange means family. Sometimes, a snake will appear with an orangish color. Almost always, this is symbolic of someone close, like a parent, child or sibling.
White in dream meaning:
White means purity and innocence. If you dream about a white snake, it could speak to some aspect of yourself that is vulnerable.
A white snake in a dream
If you saw a white snake on the floor or another solid surface, it means that you have a clear mind, you finally know what it is that you want to achieve and what steps you need to take. You may also feel that you are finally standing “firmly on the ground”.
If you saw a white snake in the water, it means regeneration and purification of your soul. It can also predict good health or pure intentions.... Dreams
However, according to the oracles, snakes in a dream are warnings of various troubles, obstacles, or treachery.
Of course the colors and other details must be carefully considered, but as a general rule: to dream that you were bitten by one portends a period of struggle against unfortunate circumstances, and if it was a cobra, it carries a special warning to guard against accidents in the following few weeks.
If your dream featured a snake wound around you which you could not throw off, you are being warned to expect treachery where you least suspect it To dream of being surrounded and unable to kill more than one or two indicates that you are in danger of being seriously cheated by someone you trust but if you managed to kill (or get rid of) them all, it is a sign that you will succeed in spite of any hostile opposition; to walk over snakes without trying to kül them suggests that you wffl, in the end, actually turn the tables on those who are trying to block your way.
To dream of playfully handling snakes suggests that you are in danger of being led astray by unprincipled friends or associates; and if your dream featured a professional snake charmer at work, it indicates that you wfll have to defend your reputation against malicious gossip.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(Also see Cucumber)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of snakes, is a foreboding of evil in its various forms and stages.
To see them wriggling and falling over others, foretells struggles with fortune and remorse.
To kill them, you will feel that you have used every opportunity of advancing your own interests, or respecting that of others. You will enjoy victory over enemies.
To walk over them, you will live in constant fear of sickness, and selfish persons will seek to usurp your place in your companion’s life.
If they bite you, you will succumb to evil influences, and enemies will injure your business.
To dream that a common spotted snake approaches you from green herbs, and you quickly step aside as it passes you, and after you had forgotten the incident to again see it approaching and growing in dimensions as it nears you, finally taking on the form of an enormous serpent; if you then, after frantic efforts, succeed in escaping its attack, and altogether lose sight of it, it foretells that you will soon imagine you are being disobeyed and slighted, and things will go on from bad to worse. Sickness, uneasiness and unkindness will increase to frightful proportions in your mind; but they will adjust themselves to a normal basis, and by the putting aside of imaginary trouble, and masterfully shouldering duties, you will be contented and repaid.
To dream that a snake coils itself around you and darts its tongue out at you, is a sign that you will be placed in a position where you will be powerless in the hands of enemies, and you will be attacked with sickness.
To handle them, you will use strategy to aid in overthrowing opposition.
To see hairs turn into snakes, foretells that seeming insignificant incidents will make distressing cares for you.
If snakes turn into unnatural shapes, you will have troubles which will be dispelled if treated with indifference, calmness and will power.
To see or step on snakes while wading or bathing, denotes that there will be trouble where unalloyed pleasure was anticipated.
To see them bite others, foretells that some friend will be injured and criticised by you.
To see little snakes, denotes you will entertain persons with friendly hospitality who will secretly defame you and work to overthrow your growing prospects.
To see children playing with them, is a sign that you will be nonplussed to distinguish your friends from your enemies.
For a woman to think a child places one on the back of her head, and she hears the snake’s hisses, foretells that she will be persuaded to yield up some possession seemingly for her good, but she will find out later that she has been inveigled into an intrigue in which enemies will tantalize her.
To see snakes raising up their heads in a path just behind your friend, denotes that you will discover a conspiracy which has been formed to injure your friend and also yourself.
To think your friend has them under control, denotes that some powerful agency will be employed in your favor to ward off evil influences.
For a woman to hypnotize a snake, denotes your rights will be assailed, but you will be protected by law and influential friends. See Serpents and Reptiles. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A flying snake is a false religious spirit, a deadly, difficult to kill problem, Isa. 14:29... Christian Dream Symbols
• All snakes shed their skin signifying transformation and regeneration. Look at what you need to change and let go of in your life and what needs to be reborn.
• Is there a “snake in the grass” in your life? Are you feeling venomous? If you’re terrified of snakes in real life you may dream of them in response to this phobia.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
If you can remember who your opponent was in your dream, is this someone you are battling against in real life? Did you serve ace after ace in your dream or hit that elusive hole-in-one? If so, then your unconscious is referring to what you feel is an outstanding performance or ability in waking life. Are other people there to admire your success or is your triumph a lonely one in your dream? If, however, you missed a shot or putt, this suggests that your current lack of discipline or dedication is weakening your chances of success in the real world. Unless you can find focus and dedication, you may end up being the loser.
If you performed badly in your dream because your racket or club had a fault or broke into pieces your unconscious may have been advising you to update the tools of your trade because they are slowing you down or hindering your progress.
The sexual symbolism of fencing is impossible to ignore given the thrusting nature of many of the moves. The focal point of the dream may well be when the opponent takes off their mask to reveal who you have been fighting. Is your mystery opponent a person you know in waking life or your own unconscious hostile urges? A dream in which you play a friendly game of golf, enjoying both the game and the company, is a positive sign that suggests a sense of contentment in your waking life. However, to record a poor score suggests that something or someone in your real life is trying to undermine you. To dream of a tee will most often point to an irritating element in your life or something you want to put behind you or get rid of.
To have a dream about gymnastics or to become a gymnast in your dream reveals a desire for greater self-expression and flexibility; it is, however, important to achieve a balance between what is achievable and what is unrealistic. To dream of being a diver suggests a course of action that has to be followed through, no matter what.... The Element Encyclopedia
(Also see Trumpet of Resurrection)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- Representations of angels arc often shown blowing trumpets. This represents the call to maximise one’s potential. We reach for the best within ourselves in order to have the maximum effect in our lives.
3- The trumpet sounds a spiritual vibration which requires awareness.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The trumpet is closely associated with power. Representations of angels are often shown blowing trumpets, a stylized depiction of the trumpet’s dominion over lesser spirits.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The sound of the trumpet is an invitation to sheer joy.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the trumpets are sounding, you should interpret the dream as a coronation of your efforts. You will probably experience an important change in your life soon.
If the sound is stronger than normal, it may be the subconscious trying to call your attention. In this sense, you should revise your ideas and behaviors or fix your sight on what you normally ignore.
If you are playing or listening to the trumpet, oracles say that the dream foretells deception.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If one hears it alone, then the news are exclusive for him.
If everyone hears its sound in the dream, then it is a public affair.
If one hears the sound of the trumpet and anticipates that everyone has heard it too in a dream, it means plagues and adversities, for the first blow indicates the end of the world and the death of everyone in it.
The second blow indicates their resurrection back to life, which will be followed by the Grand Gathering for the Day of Judgment.
If a sick person hears the first blow in a dream, it means that he will shortly recover from his illness.
If the town is inflicted with a calamity, then hearing it in a dream means that people’s adversities will be lifted.
If there is a drought, it will end and food prices will go back to normal.
If one hears the second blow of the trumpet of resurrection in a dream, it means prosperity, revealing what is hidden, exposing long kept secrets, recovering from an illness, release from prison, reunion of beloveds, or meeting with people who have just arrived from a long journey.
(Also see Blowing; Rising of the dead; Resurrection)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Garden snakes in dream meaning:
Garden snakes symbolize unfounded, irrational fears.
Vipers and rattlesnakes in dream meaning:
Vipers and rattlesnakes suggest worries over something or someone who is unhealthy for you.
Boa constrictor snakes in dream meaning:
Boa constrictor snakes indicate you are being choked, restricted or smothered by someone.
Coral snakes in dream meaning:
Coral snakes are about being internally conflicted over an issue or decision.... Dreams