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Snake Dreams During Pregnancy

What does it mean to have snakes dream during pregnancy?

According to Rigmor Robert, a dream doctor at the Caroline Institute in Stockholm, water, snakes, twins and mother are frequent topics among women during pregnancy. Indeed, she argues that gestation is a critical period in a woman’s life in which she does not direct her life through the conscious self.

According to Robert, a frequent dream in the women studied is that they give birth to twins, of which only one survives. Dreams about snakes, with negative content, are interpreted by Robert as life and movement.

It is possible that some hormones combined with anxiety can cause pregnant women to have intense dreams, including those with snakes sliding into them.

And having Anxiety isn’t surprising: you worry about the baby’s health, your own health, and whether or not you can handle a job, children, external responsibilities, and then you worry a little more about your baby’s health.

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Are snakes in dreams bad or good?

Last Update : March 4, 2022

The short answer is “it depends on your dream.”

Most of the time I consider it to be bad, because it reveals that the dreamer is facing an individual or a situation that is disturbing her daily life.

Based on my experience interpreting dreams, I have noticed that the snake normally appears to express our current worries and anxieties; for that reason we can say that a dream like this is quite negative.

Sometimes a snake may be revealing some inner aspects of ourselves that could turn out to be perturbing or unsettling, and most of them time we usually choose to ignore.

In some cases, dreaming of snakes is quite bad if in the dream we escape, we hide, we surrender to the attack of the reptile or – even worse – if we are eaten by the reptil.


Because our reaction would clearly show that we are not emotionally prepared to solve our personal or family problems or conflicts.

Look at this dream I helped out to interpret a long ago:

A young woman dreamed that a large snake was chasing her in her workplace. She was looking for a place to hide.

In real life, she was very afraid of her bossy supervisor who had instructed Human Resources to get the dreamer’s best friend fired from work. She was quite sure of being the next one to be kicked out.

In this case the dreamer was not fully ready to deal with the individual who was causing most of her worries at work.

Let see another case.

Having certain emotions or feelings sometimes could be expressed in the act of dreaming with large dark snakes. Indeed, for example, having a dream in which large black snakes are present in the scene express your anguish when you feel lost and disoriented, aimless, without alternatives, without a future. In this sense, the reptil represents pessimism; check this dream that one of my readers shared:

“Yesterday I had an encounter with a daughter, I cried because of her indifference, in the evening I dreamed of many black snakes but they were passive, they did not attack me…”


Dreaming of snakes has more meanings.

It could sometimes displays our fears or hopes over our most precious relationship, check this example out:

A woman dreamed that several white snakes were coming out of the mouth of her current partner and got wrapped around her neck in an attempt to suffocate her. She took them by the head and with her bare hands killed them one by one.

In real life, she was having issues with her relationship, she was hurt by his boyfriend’s behavior, his harsh words, his cold treatment towards her completely devoid of any affection or caring (notice that in some cases the white color in the dreams expresses absence of emotions or feelings).

She was seriously thinking about breaking with her boyfriend, and her intentions to put an end to her 2-year relationship was reflected in the dream when she began killing the snakes.

By the way, dream of killing the snake reveals our decision to:

  • Put an end to a toxic or meaningless relationship,
  • Stay away from a scenario in real life that is no good at all,
  • Keep your distance from people or hostile or unpleasant environments.
  • Get rid of aspects or traits of ourselves that we hate or reject.
  • Set up or defend your own personal space from others.

However, no everything is bad with snake dreams. Sometimes they reveals positive and hopeful realities.

For real.

For example, if we react boldly to the presence or attack of the snake (see dream of fighting snakes), then we can say that our snake dream is quite positive because it indicates that we have the willpower or the firm decision to act in front of a situation we consider unfair, negative or unacceptable in real life.

Here’s another dream shared by one of my readers a while ago, something that has produced one of the greatest satisfactions in all these years dedicated to the interpretation of dreams:

“I remember cutting off the head of a snake, and cutting it into pieces, with great desire and with great strength and decisiveness, and I think I killed one and another appeared, so 2 or 3, but I killed them all … I really felt great, and it was an accomplishment for me and my family,,… it was like getting rid of something bad.”

She also wrote

These last days I was distressed, with fears, there are people near me who I feel are not very good people,.. but today I already feel much better, I feel determined, because I am not the viper and I am the one who kills it 🙂 »

In conclusion:

In most cases dreaming with snakes will display our currents fears, worries or our negative emotions in general. In few cases, the dream can be the opportunity to see if we feel confident to tackle our current personal troubles, since that dream can be considered like a simulated scenario to show our new attitudes and hopes over our everyday life.

dream of killing a viper means that your want to get rid of something in life

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This is how you should read your dream about snakes

Last Update : February 16, 2022

Dreams of snakes are mostly symbolic

Dreams about snakes make more sense if you consider them that they speak to you symbolically, through images with meaning. That’s why you shouldn’t read them literally.

For example, a snake bite usually represents hurtful comments, words, or actions that inject you with negative or toxic feelings toward a person or yourself.

Remember, dreams create symbolic images (threatening snakes) to stimulate our emotions.

It expresses worries and fears inside you

If you are very afraid of something or someone in your real life, you may have dreams in which unknown men, or perhaps monsters or wild animals (such as the snake) chasing you and perhaps trying to attack you.

If you have a worry or anxiety in your mind about the state of your relationship, you may dream of a snake watching you or threateningly entering your room.

If you are having trouble trying to forget a guy who hurt your feelings, or if you can’t stand his/her presence in real life, then you might dream of killing a snake. If you want to cut with a bad relationship it is very likely that in your dream you are reacting by cutting the reptile into pieces.


Because dreams -by their very nature–have no visual form in real life, like your feelings, emotions, reactions or attitudes.

Dreams of snakes manifest your current feelings and emotions

Indeed, after having interpreted hundreds of these types of dreams I have found that many times the image of the snake provokes in the dreamer a series of emotional reactions such as disgust, hatred, terror or disgust, which is precisely what generates in you some situations that you are confronting in real life. For example, a hostile and toxic work environment, or an authoritarian and intimidating boss can generate similar emotions to those you had when you meet the reptile in your dream.

Keep in mind that dreams express emotions, feelings, instincts, or memories; many of which are repressed or ignored by your conscious mind. They are stored or hidden in the unconscious mind until an external stimulus brings them to the conscious side.

Remember that suppressing these elements is a defense mechanism of our psique. However, sometimes a dream with snakes brings to the surface such repressed elements, which we are usually ignored the we are awake. That is why, after having this dream we wake up with fear or anger but we do not understand (our conscious mind) what it is really causing us that emotional state.

The snake may show a disturbing aspect of yourself

Professor Carl Jung believed that the characters in our dreams were actually representations of an aspect of ourselves. The snake is believed to represent the the dreaming projection of those aspects that seem negative, disturbing or disgusting to us, something that we cannot recognize or tolerate in ourselves. Now, I invite you to consider this dream as the way for your mind to articulate emotions, ideas or responses that you cannot (or do not want) to link when you are awake and conscious.

Consider my interpretation as the starting point for you to start your own, which will always be more accurate.

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7 questions to answer about your snake dream

In this post I point out and discuss seven of the most common questions you should answer if you really want to better understand your snake dream.

What are you afraid of?

First of all, we must keep in mind that much of the dreams with snakes make sense if we realize that they speak to us by symbols and not literally.

With that in mind, I can tell you that the snake can represent your recent and constant fears or concerns, specially the ones you are not dealing with properly. There may be a situation or event that you want to avoid or forget in your waking life.

Is there an individual you want to avoid?

If in your dream you are scared of seeing the snake, it may be revealing the existence of a person you do not want to see or socialize in real life. You may have had a terrible impression or a bad encounter with her or him in the last 24 hours before your dream.

What personal conflicts are you involved in?

It is possible that you believe that you could get involved in trouble, fights or confusing situations with people close to you. Your experience or intuition may saying that you are living on a personal stage in which entanglements and bad times can appear at any time.

Are you afraid that someone is fooling you?

If you dream of snakes attacking or biting you, then you may feel like someone is betraying or disappointing you. Maybe you’re experiencing a personal situation present that’s very similar to one from the past where you were deceived or disappointed.

Are you exaggerating a problem?

If in the dream the snake attacked and did not hurt you, you are probably exaggerating your regrets or worries. Perhaps you were overreacting to a situation that turned to be not as bad you believed at the beginning.

There is another way to read you dream: it may be showing your inner energy or emotional strength to defend yourself from your present troubles or conflicts.

Are you doubting yourself?

If you have a challenge to overcome or a problem to solve, it is normal to harbor doubts over your personal ability or means to deal with it, even more, you may be feeling an erosion in self-confidence.

Do no forget, your dreaming mind could be creating the image of a scary snake to embody your fears and insecurities.

Do you think something bad can happen to you?

Snakes are patient and silent in their attack, some of them are venomous too. Therefore, the image of the snake in your dream represents situations in your life in which an accident or misfortune can suddenly reach you, without previous warning.

Dreaming of a snake may be projecting your concern that something will go wrong, or that a negative event will suddenly impact a family member.

Are you afraid of negative events may happen to you sooner or later?

What situations do you want to avert?

This dream is likely to occur when you are dealing with personal situations in front of you which you hate to face, environments or situations that you would like to escape from.

Pay special attention to this questions if you run away or try to hide from the snake in the dream.

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