The meaning of snake(s) in dream | Dream Interpretation
(1) A snake may symbolize (a source of) evil. (In Jcwish-Christian scriptures the serpent is a form of the devil.)
(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.
See reptiles, lizards, snakes.
In general, the snake can be one of the most powerful forces emerging from a dream.
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.
Snake comes into your arms: you’ll be blessed with a gifted child.
• 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
There is a significant amount of change or transformation in your life if you dream of snakes. Snakes can inspire great and varied personal emotions and therefore can ultimately connect to very different shades of meaning based on your associations. But first and foremost, snakes represent change and transformation. This connects to the fact that they shed their skin in their growth process and that many of them are capable of causing fatality to their predators, implying the symbolic rebirth that follows any death experience. There is a healing element to this, as many snake venoms can also be used as curatives. This may connect to the two snakes that appear on the physician’s caduceus, representing the challenge to life and the response of the healer to match it. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, the snake bears the responsibility for tempting Adam and Eve. As such, a snake can represent a confrontation with a change in your value system.
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.
An ancient symbol of transmutation.
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
In common with serpent dreams, snake dreams occur when we are attempting to come to terms with our more instinctive self. Inevitably this has to do with the recognition and harnessing of energies that have been suppressed and thwarted. Since the most primeval urge is sexuality, the image of the snake is the most primitive one available. Because snakes are such a low form of life, while also being in some cases poisonous, they have become associated with death and all that man fears.
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
To dream of seeing or being bitten by a snake implies that you are afraid and anxious about some issue in your life. Perhaps this dream is suggesting that you should be aware of a pending situation that may cause you harm.
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.
Serpents are ancient symbols, often associated with goddesses of fertility. Because they live in the ground, serpents may represent the healing, nurturing earth; they can also symbolize knowledge. In some cultures in southern Asia, serpents symbolize primordial spiritual power. Alternatively, they may be emblems of the mysterious dangers of the underworld.
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.
A snake, being the ages old symbol of evil or satan, makes it a bad omen to have one show up in a dream.
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.
interpreted upon 10 sides: hidden enmity, living & safety. Sultanate & emirate, state & woman, child & dying & flood.
(Boy; Contemptible person; Enemy; Hidden treasure; Idolatry; Innovators; Power; Unjust ruler; Woman) A snake in dream represents a person who lives in a valley.
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)
The snake is a powerful dream symbol, associated with the feminine, healing and spirituality. Being bitten by a snake in a dream is actually positive, meaning you are accepting all parts of your nature as you grow into a stronger person.
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.
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.
Dreams of a snake signify wisdom, intuition and that you are connecting with your unconscious, mystery and untamed power.
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.
see Serpent and Snake in Animals
In some cultures snakes are highly regarded and symbolize the ability to transcend into higher levels of consciousness or into areas of knowledge that exist outside perceived time and space. In the pre-Christian days, snakes were considered symbols of fertility, healing, and nurturing (the healing serpent representing a god). Post Adam and Eve, snakes are often considered symbols of temptation and evil, anger, and envy. Snakes emerging out of the ground may represent your unconscious or repressed materials coming to your conscious mind. Freud thought that the snake was a phallic symbol.
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.
Bite; Animosity from a friend or associate. Biting others; You will harm someone with your words or actions. Killing; You will triumph over your adversaries. Children playing with; Someone that you consider is helpful is actually doing harm and could be deceitful towards you. Also: Spiritual wisdom being used for positive or negative
This type of serpent without poison shows that everyday problems, though not serious, may become very annoying. These issues come to an end when you kill the snake in the dream.
(See Asp), A maiden who dreams of her lover handling a poisonous snake will have reason to admire his bravery, but if she dreams that he is bitten by the snake, it is an augury of misfortune.
In its psychological interpretation a snake in your dream is a phallic symbol, and to dream of one, especially if it was coiled around you, or otherwise on your body, is a warning that you may be a slave to either your sexual passions or repressions.
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.
Kundalini power; life force, creative energy, Holy Spirit, healing power within. The kundalini is housed in the base of the spine, and moves up the spinal column awakening the chakras or energy centers.
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.
See REPTILES, FISH AND AMPHIBIANS.
Snakes are archetypal symbols that have both negative and positive associations, being on one hand thought evil predators and on the other hand agents of healing and transformation. Dreams that feature snakes in them will also arouse different reactions depending on your associations with snakes in waking life.
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.
(see Animals, Dragon, Lizard)
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.
Spiritual wisdom; transcendence into a state of wisdom. Psychologically speaking, snakes coming out of the ground may represent your subconscious or repressed materials coming to your conscious mind. Freud thought that the snake was a phallic symbol.