Dreams involving snakes are among the most unsettling dreams one can experience. For certain people, snakes evoke fear or even a deep-seated phobia, so encountering them within a dream can be genuinely distressing. Even if you do not have a fear of snakes, it is likely that you have been taken aback and wondered what this particular symbol within your dream could mean.
In this article, we will shed light on 23 dream scenarios with snakes, and you will learn why the snake is not always a bad dream symbol and what it means when dreaming about snakes while pregnant.
Spiritual Meaning of A Snake in Dreams
When interpreting dreams, it is always important to take into account all the symbols. No dreams are interpreted literally, even though you might wish it to be in some cases.
Dreaming of snakes can be seen as a positive sign, representing purification, change, renewal, releasing what no longer benefits you, or experiencing spiritual growth.
On the negative side, snakes in dreams may represent adversaries, dangers, bad habits, addictions, or an individual who may be pursuing or posing a threat to you.
The snake also symbolizes:
- fear of failure or rejection
- feeling overwhelmed and out of control
- something eye-opening (a truth or fact that you previously questioned or considered a conspiracy theory)
- feeling like you were born again
Now that you know what the snake symbolizes, both positive and negative, you will have a better understanding of your dream. Below are 23 dream scenarios and their meanings.
Dreaming about black snakes indicates a dangerous force that is trying to take control of your life and push you in the wrong direction. It doesn’t necessarily have to be someone or something external; it could be your negative or toxic thoughts or bad habits. It is something negative, perhaps even destructive, that impairs the quality of your life.
Ancient dream dictionaries interpret the dreams about black snakes as a good omen and a sign of finding the essence of your being in dark times. I would interpret it as an unfortunate and painful event that will eventually open your eyes or change your life for the better or as bouncing back after hitting rock bottom.
A dream about snakes everywhere could be a sign that you are feeling powerless and are losing control of your life. Maybe it’s too much for you, and you don’t know what to do or who to ask for help.
A large number of snakes in dreams most definitely means a problem or fear of a large size.
A dream about a red snake represents toxic people, habits, or thoughts. In relationships, a red snake often indicates a lying partner with a tendency to cheat.
Killing A Snake
Dreaming about killing a snake means that you are taking control over something that is crucial to your emotional or physical well-being. This type of dream is common in people undergoing alcohol or other treatment or in those who have decided to take full control of their lives.
Killing snakes in a dream is like killing your bad habits and toxic or negative thoughts. You’re getting rid of something that wasn’t doing you any good. That’s why killing snakes in dreams is a favorable sign.
A yellow snake in a dream symbolizes a strong desire to try something completely new or step into the unknown. It is a reminder that your desire will never come true if you do not act. If it’s an intimate desire, talk about it with your partner. If it is a desire to open a business, talk to people who already have their own business.
A yellow snake in a dream is a positive sign and your subconscious mind’s way of getting the blood flowing in your veins and making you take action.
According to modern dream dictionaries, a dream about a white snake means purity and cleansing, and it is a sign from your subconscious or source (God) that you are in the process of transformation.
According to old dream dictionaries, a white snake is a sign of a positive direction or an idea that you should cling to like a tick and not let go of until it becomes a reality. For example, if you are starting a new project, entering a new relationship, or a new job, seeing a white snake in your dream is a good sign.
Dreaming about a blue snake means that your risk-taking behavior will lead to success. This dream symbol is often associated with unexpected happiness or surprise. Something that may have seemed so dangerous or not good is actually safe and good.
A dream about a golden snake means that not everything that glitters is gold. A golden snake in dreams is often a symbol of pretense or false hopes.
On a positive note, old dream dictionaries describe a dream about a golden snake as finding treasures hidden within you. You may have discovered late in life that you are a great cook or that you can see other people’s auras.
Dreaming about a green snake means an improvement in your physical health, healing, or recovery. On the flip side, if the green snake attacked, strangled, or chased you, it is a sign to take care of your body and not underestimate any symptoms. Your body is talking. Are you listening?
A dream about a dead snake is a positive sign that indicates overcoming obstacles, ending a difficult life situation, or getting rid of a particular person who was dangerous (for example, a stalker or a bad neighbor.)
If you felt regret or were sad that the snake was dead in your dream, it could indicate the end of a stage of life from which you have many memories, both good and bad, and which you will find difficult to forget.
A dream about python snakes indicates the fear that you will never achieve your dreams or goals because they may seem too big or unattainable. Remember, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. You have to have unwavering faith and be more aggressive in achieving your goals.
Python snakes in dreams may also indicate your desire for some significant physical change. You may want a piercing, a tattoo, or a different hair color or haircut but are afraid of how the people around you will react.
A dream about cobra snakes is often interpreted as a symbol of secrets, embracing your dark sides and facing your fears. The presence of a cobra in your dreams reminds you that you must find the inner strength and will to face your demons.
Snakes Chasing You
Snakes chasing you in your dreams are typically a sign that you should be wary of people in your life. Snakes are often used as symbols of deception, danger, and evil due to their ability to strike without warning. If you are being chased by snakes in your dreams, it may be a sign that you need to take extra precautions when dealing with certain people in your life.
According to ancient dream dictionaries, snakes chasing you can also represent fear, worry, or negative thoughts that keep you up at night or “eat you alive.”
Last but not least, one of the old witch dream dictionaries that I inherited from my grandmother claims that the symbol of snakes chasing you in a dream is a sign that someone is trying to put you under a spell.
Snake Attack or Snakes Bitting You
On the negative side, a snake bite or snake attack in a dream indicates betrayal, bad intentions, or talking behind your back. Someone you thought was your best friend or soul mate is actually someone else hiding behind a mask.
Snakes are very inconspicuous and sometimes hard to spot, and they will often attack you when you least expect it. This could indicate that someone will betray you when you least expect it or when you need their help the most.
On the positive side, a dream about a snake attack indicates an awakening or realization that you have been lied to or believed in something that is actually a fraud. Old dream dictionaries describe this type of dream as a “slap” or a wake-up call to start looking at the world with real eyes and not through rose-colored glasses that someone put on you.
Petting A Snake
Petting a snake in a dream indicates forgiveness or acceptance of something that you have not been able to accept for a long time. Petting a snake is most definitely a sign of reconciliation.
If you have a dream about a pet snake, you will likely reconcile with someone, or you will no longer hold a grudge against them.
A dream about baby snakes means that you should pay more attention to details and not overlook the small but important things, such as the text or conditions when signing a contract. Small snakes can also indicate some small and subtle traps that someone has set for you. Keep your eyes open.
Snakes In A Bathtub
A dream about snakes in a bathtub deals with toxic emotions or emotional vampires (people who drain your energy.)
Fish And Snake
Snake and fish are a very interesting combination of symbols in a dream. In general, a fish in dreams symbolizes abundance, intuition, and your self-worth. When you see a snake and a fish together in a dream, it could indicate traps or obstacles that you will have to face. However, the presence of a fish means that you will overcome any obstacle if you use your intuition and listen to that little voice from within.
A dream about a flying snake indicates self-destructive thoughts or a person trying to rob you of your dreams. This is because flying in a dream symbolizes our dreams, goals, and visions. A flying snake could also represent someone who stole your idea and is now making money off of it.
Eating A Snake
A dream about eating a snake means that you are surrounded by deception, frauds, or dangerous enemies, and it is a bad omen. Eating a snake in your dream could also represent lies and untruths that you are being fed by television or social media.
For example, this dream could indicate that the healthy food supplements that someone offered you are actually not healthy, and you are putting poisons in yourself. You may have recently joined a community or visited a healer whose intention is to get your money rather than heal you. These are only illustrative examples of the meaning of dreaming about eating a snake.
If you see the snake going down your throat, it could be a sign that you are being forced into taking on something that you don’t want to do or that you are facing a difficult situation that requires courage and strength.
Snake In A Bed
A dream about a snake in bed indicates secrets revealed, the leak of some private information to the public, or slander. Someone may know more about you than they should (and than you realize.)
Snake Eating Another Snake
A dream about a snake eating another snake means karmic retribution. If you have done something wrong, a snake eating a snake indicates that your action will come back to you. If another person was present in the dream, it may concern them and not you.
Snake Shedding Skin
Dreaming about a snake shedding its skin signifies personal growth and transformation. Just like a snake sheds its old skin to reveal a new one, this dream suggests that you are undergoing a period of change or transition in your life. It could indicate that you are leaving behind old habits, beliefs, or relationships and embracing new opportunities for personal development.
The snake sheds its skin in order to grow and develop anew. For you, this could mean that you have to grow or start anew.
Dreaming about snakes while pregnant
Many pregnant women frequently experience pregnancy dreams involving snakes. These dreams symbolize the anxieties, apprehensions, and negative or self-destructive thinking patterns that often arise during pregnancy, particularly for first-time mothers.
Furthermore, snakes are known for shedding their skin, a process that symbolizes rebirth and regeneration. This shedding of old skin can be seen as a metaphor for the cycle of life, including the creation of new life through pregnancy. In this sense, dreaming about pregnancy can mean pregnancy (even if you are not consciously aware of it.)
Dream About Snakes in Islam
In Islam, a dream about snakes means an enemy and hostile powers. Since the snake has a phallic shape similar to the male sex organ, it is probably your male enemy or someone who has control over you.
Dream About Snakes in the Bible
Biblically, dreaming of snakes represents fear, confusion, and deceit. The snake is also a symbol of a dishonest or insidious person in the bible.
Dreams are not just random images but a message from your subconscious. The snake is a highly spiritual symbol that deserves your attention, and every other symbol or detail from your dream will help you figure out the essence of the whole dream.
If you feel that this dream carries some more profound personal message or is an indicator of your life journey, get a free reading with psychicguild from experienced psychics who can help you decipher the meaning of your dream.