Dreams of Snakes Meaning


Dreaming of snakes can have several different meanings, both positive and negative. In the mysterious world of dreams a snake has usually represented danger, negativity, toxicity, even treason. On the positive side, this reptile means transformation and recovery.

Pay attention to the details of this reptile in your dream, such as, the color of its skin, the place in which the snake appears, as well as your reaction and final result of the encounter.

Dreaming of snake attacking me

Pay attention to the details of this reptile in your dream, such as the color of your skin, the place in which the snake appears, as well as your reaction and final response.

You may be fearing that a situation of danger is imminent.

It is possible that a dream in which snakes are attacking you could be expressing your fear that your problems are reaching a point in which you cannot continue to procrastinate.

Dreams about a snake striking is recurrent in people who have to face a challenging or cumbersome situation. This type of dream reflects your fears when it comes to adopting great resolutions in your life; For example, when you start a new job, or new relationships and the disturbing emotions that it entails, such as anxiety, restlessness, even fear.

Dreaming that vipers strike you may indicate your fear of failing or losing control over your personal matters.

Dreaming of baby snakes

Dreaming of little snakes means that you are underestimating problems or threats in your wake life. It may also suggest that your current personal problems are multiplying or becoming more complex.

Dreaming of baby snakes or vipers may express the emergence of new difficulties, or the advent of new enmities or rivalries.

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Dreaming of snakes in the bathroom

This dream reveals that you are having problems or complications when getting rid of things that you consider of little value or harmful to you.

Dreaming of vipers or cobras or another kind of snakes in the restroom may be projecting your discomfort because you may have noticed that solving your personal problems can be not only complicated but also unpleasant. If in your dream you kill the snake it can indicate that finally you have the feeling that you can resolve or overcome a critical issue in your life.

This dream may also be indicating that you are leaving the past behind.

Dreaming of snakes in the beach

This dream could be expressing emotions or feelings in you that cannot be contained or controlled.

Dreaming of snakes coming out of the sea can reflect your fears or concerns during a period of change or transition in your life: you may be assimilating the loss of a loved one, living with a serious illness or dealing with potential disappointments.

This dream could be reflecting a period of emotional adjustment to a new lifestyle or different personal circumstances.

Dreaming of snake biting

If in your dream a snake bites you -or other people- see page dream meanings of snake biting, where you find:

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Dreaming of big snakes

Dreaming of giant cobras, snakes, boas, or anacondas is usually a dream symbol that reflects the size of your fears, uncertainties, fears, or distrust. Take in consideration this line of interpretation if in your dream the reptile has a dark skin and threatens you.

This dream can reveal your sense of terror or helplessness in the face of a negative force or presence in your life. Indeed, a huge snake in your dream can represent a negative or harmful force in your life. A toxic or destructive influence that threatens to bring up dire consequences.

Big snakes can also mean threats to your peace of mind. Dreaming of big snakes may indicate that you are expecting deceit and lies, treason or disloyalty among people close to you.

Dreaming of big snakes can symbolize a serious disease that you think cannot be overcome or cured.

I strongly recommend that you pay attention to the details of this reptile in your dream such as, the color of its skin, the scenario where your dream experience takes place, as well as your reaction and final result.


Dreaming of black snakes

Dreams with a black snake suggests the presence of sadness and depression inside the dreamer, which are usually related to an emotional loss. It is possible that she is going through a special period in which she is assimilating the lost of a loved one, very poor health, or something similar. 

In this same line of interpretation, common dream scenarios related to black snakes is when it is chasing you, attacking or inspiring fear. This type of dreams may be just projecting the dreamer’s anxiety because she may be lacking focus or a compass in her life, maybe there is a sense of disorientation or an emotional void deep inside her.

A black serpent constitutes a dreaming symbol for pessimism. It means that bad mood or negative intentions are taking control of you.

In some cases, the presence of the black snake in your dream may be the projection of your negative intentions or thoughts towards someone or vice versa.

Being the snake an animal that usually poses sudden and unnoticed danger and threat in real life, then dreaming of a black snake may suggest that you are noticing the existence of deceit, falsehood, even perfidies in your life.  Some people consider that your dreaming mind may be exploring different possibilities or scenarios in relation to threatening issues that your conscious mind has chosen to dismiss while you are awake.

Dreams with black snakes is expected among people who are facing complicated and challenging scenarios in their daily lives. Indeed, this type of dream experience may just be expressing uncertain threatening scenarios or personal challenges that the dreamer is going through her real life.

Finally, many psychologists refer that a black snake is a sign of that unknown side inside you that your conscious does not let express.


Dreaming of snakes in the bed

According to Freudian interpretation, this dream reveals the dreamer’s anxiety and apprehension in relation to her sex life. It is possible that she may not feeling sexually satisfied with her present sexual performance. In this context, the details of the snake can reflect her own energy and sexual impulse, for example, if in the dream the snake appears in her bed or bedroom and has strong colors (intense green, red), or is large, or moves vigorously, it means that her sexual life is quite active. On the contrary, if the snake in the bed is weak, slow and shows opaque colors it may suggest that her impulse or sexual desire is weak or has lingering issues.

If in your dream the snake is placed in your bed as if it was resting, then it may indicate a recovery, healing or emotional restoration taking place in your life.

Another interpretation for this dream states that the snake in your bed reflects an invasion or threat to your more intimate private space; not necessarily a sexual dimension is implied.

Dreaming of hidden snakes under the bed

If you find snakes hidden under the bed express your feeling that there are potential issues, lies, betrayals or duplicities in your current sentimental relationship or inside your family.

Dreaming of blue snakes

In the dreams universe the blue color represents tranquility, emotional calm. Blue is a color that represents the sky and sea waters; it suggests reflection, honesty, relaxation. Consider this interpretation if the reptile does not attack nor threaten you.

In some cases, this dream may be revealing that you are experiencing guilty or maybe you are fearing that the most negative aspects of your personality (or bad deeds) will be exposed to the public.

Dreaming of brown snakes

It indicates that you are not only recognizing but also dealing with negative and toxic elements within (or around) you.

Feelings related to a dream where brown snakes, vipers or cobras appear may indicate you possess an intense desire to cleanse yourself of negativity. In some cases, it may reveal that there is a purge of thoughts, attitudes, emotions, habits that you consider harmful or self-destructive.

On a positive side, this dream could indicate or reveal your desire to change and improve. If you kill the brown snake it may mean that you have the feeling that undesirable relationship or situations may be repaired or improved.

On the negative side, having a dream with a brown snake might reveal that you find it very difficult to get rid of something you consider negative or of any value.

Dreaming of snakes in a box

Snakes in a box or drawer is interpreted as an image or symbol for your repressed emotions and feelings. It is possible that you have some difficulties or fears at the moment of expressing what you feel.

Alternatively, this dream may be pointing out certain negative elements in you, maybe strong emotions like anger, jealousy, o even or negative traits in your personality that can bring you problems if they escape the control of your conscious mind.

Dreaming of burning snakes

It means strong, extreme and destructive emotions.

Dreaming that a cobra or viper is burning can be a projection of the self-destructive effects of your own negativity. This dream may be saying that, your own intense emotions are taking control of you and causing unpleasant consequences. This experience can be a dreamy metaphor for fierce and stormy sensations such as jealousy, envy or hatred which may be consuming you.

If in the dream it is you who burns the snake, it can reveal your vehement desire to finish or eliminate your problems in a fearless and forceful way. It is possible that you may have been thinking about dealing aggressively with your opponents.

Dreaming of snakes in a car

A dream where you find a viper, boa or cobra in an auto indicates the presence of obstacles that can impede the achievement of your personal goals.

The auto or car is the dreamy figure representing your ability to reach your targets or fulfill your plans. It can be considered -at a more internal level- the agent that allows you to move from one emotional state to another.


Dreaming of catching a snake

This a very common dream is open to many different interpretations:

First, it means control over challenging situations. This dream can reveal that you are responding with fortitude, poise and full command of your fears in the face of serious inconveniences and obstacles. Consider this interpretation if the snake is poisonous or very aggressive during the encounter .

Second interpretation suggests that you are eliminating your bad habits. Indeed, this dream may express your ability to control or reduce your negative habits, vices or personal flaws.  the snake can embody negative aspects of your own psyche that usually manifest in bad attitudes or reactions.  If you catch the reptile in your dream, this can manifest that you are developing not only your capacity to realize the negative things that are in you, as well as the degree of control of your own impulses.

Third, this dream may expressing that the dreamer is feeling more confident Certainly, capturing a snake in your dreams is something that is not common among most dreamers, because it requires overcoming their internal fears. Therefore, this dream may be indicating that you have the potential to confront with firmness and bravery the issues that are troubling you currently.


Dreaming of snakes chasing me

The general interpretation for this is considering as the dreamy expression of urgent personal matters that you are neglecting. It is possible that you are procrastinating and avoiding taking crucial and vital actions to address your more pressing concerns.

Dreaming that you are fleeing from vipers, cobras or pitons can also mean that you have the feeling that a touchy personal secret might be revealed at any time and cause many troubles in your life.

A dream where you are running away from snakes may reveal that you are facing a pressing personal situation so complicated that you want to avoid it at all cost.

This dream reveals that you have tension, a feeling of insecurity inside you. It can also indicate the hatred, resentment or animosity you have toward an individual in your wake life but your subconscious is redirecting it you to yourself. Since you are not facing these negative feelings, they are being projected into the image of this reptile in your dreams.

Dreaming that you flee or escape from a snake, means also that you might be fleeing from a situation or a person you do not want to face.

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Dreaming of a snake choking me

Having dreams where a snake is choking you -or is about to do it- may reflect negative influences in your wake life which are preventing you from being yourself. It is likely that you are going through situations that make you feel suffocated emotionally, such as economic hardship, family issues, or stress for your workplace.

Dreaming that a snake (particularly a boa) gets tangled in your neck can offer several interpretations:

It can reflect your feeling of living in a state of constant anxiety, in which you don’t have the time to rest or have peace of mind. You feel like you don’t have a lot of options.

Also, this dream can be a symptom that you are being exposed to negative influences from another person, which prevents you from acting as you would like.

A snake, viper, boa or python pressing your neck can be a dream symbol for a sentimental relationship that absorbs you completely, or for a demanding job. It can also be a symbol for a vice or even a disease that consumes you and does not let you live quietly.

In some specific cases it may reveal breathing problems.  

Dreaming of brightly colored snakes

This dream points out that there are intense emotions which may disturb your inner peace of mind.

Likewise, it could mean that you are currently experiencing new situations or challenges, and that you do not know what results they will cause.

Dreaming of snakes, serpents, vipers or brightly colored boas can be a dreamy image that alerts you of a danger or threat that your unconscious mind considers not only real but also imminent.


Dreaming of multi colored snakes.

This dream may reveal personal situations that call your attention. It may also reveal that the dreamer is experiencing different and confusing emotions.

A multicolored snake dream refers to some especial situations in your wake life which have the capacity of capturing our attention due to its attractive appearance, but that has also the potential to complicate your personal matters. This dream may be pointing to people or situations that cause us a pleasant first impression but then do not keep our expectations created.

Dreaming of a snake that displays very bright colors can reveal problems, complications or changing events, to which we do not know very well how to react nor what results they can bring up at the end

Dreaming of a coral snake

It is considered a dream that may be alerting you of current dangers in your wake life.

The coral snake is one of the most poisonous of the species, therefore, it means that the dreamer feels that she at the edge of an extreme personal situation. This dream can be considered a warning signal from your unconscious mind of something ominous can be happening at any moment.

Alternatively, this reptile may be symbolizing a harmful, aggressive or dangerous personality in the life of the dreamer. This dream would be revealing a personality with passive-aggressive impulses.

A more subtle interpretation indicates that a coral snake could mean internal forces or energies of yours that you find very difficult to control or eliminate.


Dreaming of snakes coming out your body

Dreaming that snakes or snakes come out of some part of the body offers at least two interpretations:

The negative interpretation says that this dream may be projecting your harmful actions, words, ideas, attitudes which have adverse effects on you, or people around you. In this line of interpretation, the dream could be revealing negative emotions or feelings inside you that have the potential to be unleashed at any time causing you more troubles. Pay attention to this explanation if in your dream the animal attacks or remains close to you posing a threat.

On the other hand, the positive interpretation indicates that the dreamer may be in the middle of the process of leaving behind her bad attitudes, habits or personality traits, as well as bad influences. Likewise, this dream may be revealing a favorable change in the dreamer’s confidence, especially if the snake in the dream does not inflict damage, or if it disappears from the scene or -even better- if it is eliminated.

Dreaming of snakes coming out of the ground

Dreaming that a snake appears from the ground or floor means unexpected or sudden arrival of serious troubles, maybe the dreamer is processing terrible news that took her by surprise.

Dreaming of a snake in the couch

If you dream of a viper or cobra is the couch and its behavior is aggressive -or your feel fear, it may indicate that something in your real life is disturbing your inner peace. Alternatively, it may indicate that there is something wrong with the way you spend your free time. In this same line of interpretation, this dream can express your concern or acknowledgement that you are spending a lot of your time in futile distractions when there are way more important stuff to do.

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Dreaming of dead snakes

It could mean that the dreamer is overcoming her problems.

Dreaming of dead snakes may be the way of your dreaming mind to represent personal dangers or troubles that have been avoided or overcome. It can also reveal that your fears, fears, or concerns have no reason to exist.

Alternatively, this dream can represent emotional or physical recovery. It can be considered the restart of something new in you, whether on a spiritual, psychic or bodily level.

Also, seeing dead snakes in your dream can symbolize negative habits or attitudes that you have left behind in your life. At a more symbolic level, finding dead snakes could be a way of projecting uncomfortable aspects of yourself that you would like to eliminate or overcome.

Dreaming of docile snakes

If in your dream the snake is calm and quiet, not provoking fear on you, then it means you may be in control of your emotions during your conscious life. This really a very positive dream because it would indicate that you have managed to overcome difficult or conflicting situations.


Dreaming of eating snakes

This dream is open to different interpretations:

One of those means you are prevailing over your personal conflicts and problems.

Alternatively, the dream may reveal that you are learning and assimilating the lessons you take from defeating your adversities or overcoming adversities and challenges.

It can also indicate sexual desires or interests that need to be satisfied as Sigmund Freud -considered the father of modern psychology-, mentioned.

On the other hand, dreaming that you eat snakes or snakes has also a negative interpretation, because it indicates that you could be internalizing feelings or negative emotions represented in the figure of the snake you ingest.

Dreaming that I kill and eat a snake

This is a very excellent dream, because it indicates your personal growth as a consequence of overcoming dangerous and threatening emotional conflicts, problems and misfortunes.

This dream is expressing the dreamer’s personal satisfaction for becoming aware that she is nourishing herself with rich and meaningful life experiences.

Dreaming of snake eating its eggs

Having a dream where the snake devours its eggs suggests that your problems are solved. It may also revealing negative and destructive forces in your life able to consume their own deeds.

Dreaming of snake eating its prey

Dreaming of a snake devouring or swallowing its prey represents rudeness, coldness, cruelty.

Dreaming of snake eating people

It could be a symptom that you are dealing with people who have the power to affect or impact your lifestyle or hurt feelings. The snake may represent some individuals in your life that are dangerous and have no respect for others.  

Dreaming that snake is entangled in your body

This dream offers several interpretations.  The first and often the most common: it reveals that the dreamer feels overwhelmed in her life, either by external factors or because she imposes limitations to herself.


Dreaming of snake eggs

Dreams where you see eggs of snakes could indicate constant and permanent personal issues that have the capacity to expand, proliferate or spread. This dreamy image may also reveal constant and permanent suffering, pain or difficulties in the dreamer’s life that do not seem to end.

Dream of fighting a snake

It means you are resisting negative emotions.

Dreaming that you fight snakes would express your inner struggle against negative influences in your life, as well as toxic or harming relationships.

A dream in which you are fighting snakes would reveal your deep discomfort caused for your personal traits that you are not to control or change.

Among the author who study the world of the dreams interpretation the snake is usually considered as a figure that embodies our deep fears and imperfections. Dreaming that you have a violent encounter with this animal is the way that our unconscious mind has to graphically represent our emotional struggle.

In some limited cases, this dream can indicate your inner battle of a serious illness.   

Dream of snake on fire

Fire in the world of dreams means an intense, strong or destructive emotional activity. Dreaming of snake or viper on fire warns of danger in your relationship or with other people. 

Dreaming of a flying snake

Dreaming of a flying cobra o viper means that you are probably going through a precarious emotional stage; may be you are feeling that you are trapped into new personal issues, fearing that the current ones might get much worse.

Dreaming of golden snakes

It may represent sudden troubles, arguments of feuds as a consequence of money management in your life. It can also mean lost or wasted financial opportunities.

Dreaming of gold-colored boas or vipers may be the expression of the concerns about financial or economic issues happening in the dreamer’s unconscious mind. Consider this line of interpretation if the serpent attacks or poses in a threatening fashion.

Since the golden color in the world of dreams means what you consider worthy in your life, dreaming of golden snakes, cobras or vipers may be revealing that the valuable opportunities or possibilities that are available to the dreamer could be denied or are at risk of being lost or wasted.

Dreaming that golden serpent bites you may be revealing personal issues in your life (or people around you) as result of greed, selfishness or avarice.

This dream can be considered as sign of lack of balance in your decisions regarding to money, maybe you are showing an excessive attachment to the material possessions, and letting financial considerations take priority over your close relationships.

Golden snakes attacking you in the dream can be a dreamy symbol for negative effects of greed and pettiness in the dreamer’s life.


Dreaming of snake in the grass

Having a dream in which you see your yard full of snakes offers at least two interpretations: the first refers to certain recreational activities or hobbies that have the potential to cause you problems.  The second, small problems or differences in your family that can grow over time.

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Dreaming of green snakes

Indicates the onset of personal maturation or internal change.

A green snake can symbolize your personal insecurities. Indeed, this dream can be projecting your fears or uncertainties related to the beginning of a new stage or direction in your life.

On the negative side, dreaming of a piton, viper or cobra of green color can be a symbol representing inexperience or lack of full development. This dream would be revealing that there are features or aspects in you not ripped enough. The above may also be valid for your personal relationships or plans.

Also, a green poisonous snake could indicate danger, high risk. It might also reveal envy.

Dreaming of grey snake

This dream may reveal that the dreamer is experiencing uncertainty, indecision, even confusion.

Dreaming of vipers, cobras or snakes of grey color can also reveal a sense of isolation, apathy, even loss of interest in something or someone. Indeed, this dream may reveal that you are feeling emotionally distant from what is happening to you and the world around you; it is likely that you could be lacking focus on your personal matters, you are not satisfied with yourself.

It can also indicate that you want to keep your lack of commitment to something. Certainly, it is possible that you do want to engage in certain business or maybe you prefer to stay away from a relationship or situation. You may be trying to escape, avoid or deny situations that distress you lately.

The gray color in the world of dream expresses lack of energy or emotional activity. It usually a symbol for boredom, lack of motivation. Therefore, a dream with a snake of this color can reveal that the dreamers is experiencing mental or emotional fatigue.

Finally, consider the possibility that this dream is just expressing your inner reaction after receiving sour or unpalatable news in the last day.


Dreaming of snakes in my hand

Dreaming that you have a snake in your hand might reveal that you are feeling confident enough to take control of difficult and challenging personal matters. The dream may be revealing your renovated inner energy, you may feel able to handle problematic individuals who have the potential to cause you tribulations and setbacks.

If the snake or viper that you are holding in your hand bites you, I recommend looking for the page dreaming of a snake bites you.

Dreaming of hidden snakes

Most authors indicate that a dream in which snakes are hiding means concealed, unknown or covered threats or challenges in the dreamer’s life.

It can also mean situations that initially caused you fear but later become much less dangerous or serious.

Another interpretation has a deep psychological connotation, since it states that the hidden snake is expressing the negative inner aspects or personality traits in the dreamers that she has difficulty at understanding or controlling.

Dreaming of a snake head

You are feeling that you can no longer postpone or procrastinate the solution of an urgent issue.

In some case, this dream may mean that your enemies or rivals are presented to you frontally.

On the other hand, dreaming that you see only the head of snakes, vipers or cobras can have a positive interpretation, because it may reveal that you are facing your greatest fears. This line of interpretation is more appropriate if in your encounter with the reptile you engaged it, attack it, make it flee or kill it.


Dreaming of cutting off the head of a snake

This dream expresses you are gathering the emotional energy and feeling that now you are able to overcome your personal struggles.

Dreaming of cutting off a snake’s head is a positive dream and may indicate that:

You have found the root of the problems and are finally eliminating the source of your most lingering worries.

You are successfully overcoming your own adversities, personal obstacles or other predicaments.

You may be distancing yourself from people or situations that are emotionally toxic or harmful for yourself.

You’re abandoning bad or harmful habits.

If in your dream you cut the head of the viper and it grows another one may mean that you are dealing with problems that may not seem to have an end; it is likely that you are tangled in unresolved situations that may have the capacity of extending or spreading.

This dream may be saying that you had the impression that your problems were solved, but you were wrong. Maybe you are picking the wrong approach when dealing with that issue.

Dreaming of snake cut in half

Dreaming of seeing a snake cut in half (or cut in pieces) constitutes a reflection of the dreamer negative aspects or traits that she may has left behind, such as negative habits, toxic attitudes, unhealthy emotions.

It can also indicate that you have cut with influences or negative people in your life.

In some cases, it may symbolize personal problems, concerns or conflicts that you would like to solve with some urgency.

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Dreaming of a two-headed snake

This dream may be revealing that you find yourself in the middle of a strong dilemma. It seems to you that none of the possible alternatives seems to offer a positive result.

Dreaming of a two-headed snake, viper, boa or cobra can also mean that you are being impacted or challenged by two critical problems at the same time.

If the snake has a head at each end, that means you’re in a situation where you don’t know what decision to make. You feel like in front of crossroads and being terribly driven in two opposite directions. Possibly, you got to choose between two individuals, maybe two people who hate each other.

Dreaming of a snake with many heads

Indicates many threats and concerns in different aspects of your life; For example, you may have the feeling that your work problems, partner problems, or similar issues strike you at the same time. The number of snake heads could represent the number of threats or fears you are suffering.

Dreaming of snakes with many heads usually occurs in people who are in a state of deep concern, anguish or despair.

Dreaming of a headless snake

This dream may be telling in a subtle way that you do not want -or cannot- see threats, conflicts or complications in your life. If the snake has no eyes, it suggests that it is you who is blind to emotions of feeling taking place in your life.

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Dreaming of snakes in the house

Dreaming of vipers or cobras at home could mean that there are problems or quarrels with close members of your family. You may be developing or accumulating fear, distrust or some other negative feeling towards them.

In some cases, this dream may have a different mean. Indeed, a snake entering your home can represent the beginning or aggravation of physical ailments. It may even indicate diseases or illnesses.

Alternatively, if you have a dream where you find snakes in your home it could reveal financial struggles at home.

On the other hand, dreaming of snakes or other poisonous and harmful animals (like spiders or rats) getting into your home may indicate that you are exposed to bad influences, or that someone is bringing troubles to your life.

Dreaming of vipers or boas at certain sections of your house, like the bedroom is a very common dream. If this is the case, you can check out dreaming of snake in my bed.

Another interpretation would suggest that you have problems with your own image, or the way you feel that others see you or consider you.

Dreaming of snakes with horns

Dreaming of vipers, boas or cobras with horns can indicate bad intentions. It can also suggest sexual assault in the dreamer’s life. Horns in the world of dreams symbolize aggression, intimidation, dark intentions.


Dreaming of killing a snake

It means that the dreamer feels that she may (or going to) overcome her personal problems or obstacles. This dream could also be projecting the dreamer’s desire to end with certain unwelcome feelings, ideas or emotions inside her.

Dreaming that you are killing a snake indicates that you have the opportunity to move forward in your life, you may be feeling with the confidence of overcoming the obstacles that are in your way.

Likewise, dreaming that you eliminate a cobra or viper may be just expressing your sudden control over your own personal defects, vices or limitations.

Dreaming of killing a snake but others appear

This dream may be expressing your impression that your troubles and worries do not have a final solution.  Maybe you thought that they were eliminated but you are noticing that they still persist.  I strongly recommend you reconsider the approach or ways you are utilizing to deal with your personal challenges. 

It is possible that you may feel very entangled in complicated personal issues.

Dreaming that you kill snake with a knife

If in your dream you killed the snake with a cutting tool, it can indicate your desire to cut off definitively with a situation that worries you very much, perhaps the dream can be projecting your deep desire to end abruptly with a romantic relationship or a similar one that triggers intense feelings in you.

Dreaming that my husband kills snakes

Having a dreaming in which your husband kills this reptile may just be projecting your impression or deep conviction that your husband is a protective presence in your life.

Alternatively, the dream may be indicating that you are expecting help from an individual to solve your personal troubles.

If in your dream the snake bites your husband during the showdown look for dreaming snake bites my husband.

Dreaming of killing many snakes

It may be revealing your desire to tackle your personal concerns, and immediately solve your troubles.

This dream may also be expressing the emotional energy within you to radically change your personal ways or behavior.

Dreaming that I kill black snakes

It reveals your decision to face the negative aspects inside you.

Dreaming that you kill black snakes can reveal that you are reaching an extreme situation in your life in which you feel a bold and firm resolution needs to be taken to deal with a critical problem.

Dreaming that you eliminate or destroy black snakes reveals not only an improved confidence, but also you sensation that you will overcome your personal problems or conflicts. This dream also reflects your present inner struggles against traits or negative elements in yourself (laziness, pessimism, selfishness, etc.)

In some cases, this dream may indicate that the dreamer is recovering or healing at a physical or emotional level.

Dreaming of snake laying eggs

It may be indicating the emergence of new problems or the advent of possible new troubles, obstacles or rivalries in your life.

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Dreaming of long and thin snakes

Meaning of dreaming with thin and long snakes means that you may be acknowledging that it will take more time than you thought to solve your problems. Indeed, dreaming of very long snakes or snakes can indicate the existence of problems with the potential to lengthen in time and in difficulty.

This could also be a sign that there are obstacles and disadvantages in your life, which have the potential to bring in profound and complicated consequences.

Dreaming of a snake with its mouth open

This dream tells you that you are feeling that your problems are imminent and you can get over them -emotionally speaking. You may also have the impression that your biggest fears can become real in any moment.

Dreaming of snakes in my mouth

Dreaming of snakes going in my mouth

It may reveal that your sociability or openness to others has the potential to bring up negative experiences or put you in harmful situations.

Alternatively, you may indicate that you are internalizing negative thoughts.

In some cases, this dream may just reveal that you are having a poor and unhealthy diet.


Dreaming of snake coming out of my mouth

This dream may be saying that your own words may have hurt people, or have the potential to do that in any moment. It also indicates your own sense of remorse for something you have recently said or done to others.

If in your dream the snakes coming out of your mouth attack you, it could be a powerful dreamy image that means that your own words have caused -in the real world- a terrible reaction among people close to you. It is possible that you have offended or alienated possible friends and turned them into potential enemies.


Dreaming of snake nest

It can also be a symbol for a future with threats or more worries in the dreamer life. 

Dreaming that someone offers you a snake

Dreaming that someone is offering you a snake means that you are convinced of dealing with false realities, misleading appearances, lies. This may constitute a dream metaphor of the popular saying “Oil snake salesman”.

Dreaming of orange snakes

This dream may be announcing your sudden feeling of being alive. Maybe you are recovering from an emotional or physical setback.

Dreaming of orange snake can suggest that you have generated inner confidence to undertake bold and risky ambitions. This dream could be revealing your enthusiasm for embarking on new activities; maybe you want to spend some time experiencing new activities or hobbies.

It also may be expressing a sudden desire to expand your social sphere of influence. In fact, this dream announces your desire for greater sociability in your life and a renewed sense of adventure.

Dreaming of children playing with snakes

This scene means candor, inexperience, innocence, even recklessness in some aspect of the dreamer’s life.

Dreaming of seeing children playing with snakes could be considered as a warning sign that you are showing overconfidence in front of situations which are really dangerous or unstable; maybe you have been quite naive towards people who can easily take advantage of your good heart.

Dreaming of children who play with vipers, boas, anacondas or boas can just expressing you have been a little bit credulous or candid in relation to some new situations or people who may be unpredictable or fickle. It is possible that your unconscious mind is warning you that you are being excessively confident in matters of importance. You may be making a mistake by trusting people who are not 100% reliable.

Dreaming of a snake as a pet


Having a viper, cobra or python as a pet means that you are acquiring influence or authority over people around you. That may also be revealing that you are overcoming personal obstacles or challenges.

Dreaming that you have a trained or domesticated snake not only expresses your ability to remain calm and serene in the face of dangerous situations in your real life, but also that you have acquired good judgment and wisdom when it comes to making tough decisions.

If the pet snake appears close to your bedroom it may indicate a healthy and satisfying sexual life. If it is a young woman who has this peculiar dream, it can indicate that she is control of her romantic relationship .

Dreaming of pink snake

The pink color in the dreams world usually symbolize basically femininity, generosity, delicacy, tenderness. If in your dream the snake is friendly and makes contact with your body it can represent passion, infatuation or romance.

If a male dream of a pink serpent, it may indicate not only the presence of romance, but also attraction or temptation from a member of the opposite sex.

To dream of pink boas, cobras or vipers could express the presence of romanticism or deep and true affection in your current wake life. It is perfectly possible that something you have experienced in the last 24 hours has inspired this type of dream. If you want to read more about his topic, I recommend you visit the following pages in my website: “dreaming of snakes in the bed”, also “dreaming of snake bites me when I am lying down”.

Dreaming of snake comes out of my pocket

It may reveal problems or fears regarding your financial or economic issues.

Consider also the possibility of this dream telling you that something that you consider is under your control (repressed emotions, feelings, reactions) may release anytime and cause damage.

Dreams in which a viper coming out your pocket can also reveal your anxiety about losing access to something you have or utilize easily. Maybe you are losing influence in a relationship.


Dreaming of red snakes

Alert or warning symbol. Strong and intense emotions.

Dreaming of a red snake has at least three different interpretations:

The first one points out to intense emotions, passion, infatuation, temptation, sexual activity especially if this reptile makes contact (not aggressive) with your body, or if the encounter with the reptil happens in your bedroom or bed.

Second interpretation, the dream may be a wake-up call, a warning sign coming from your unconscious mind saying that something very important is pending, maybe a looming threat.

Third one, a dream with red snakes, vipers, or boas can symbolize violent emotions like anger, rage, anger. Pay special attention to this reading if the snake is very aggressive.

Dreaming of red-eyed snakes

It means warning of dangerous circumstances in which strong and negative emotions are present.

A snake with red eyes constitutes a dreaming image that represents your personal fears. It can be considered a warning signal from your unconscious mind telling you of being extremely carefully with dealing with new scenarios in your life. Pay attention to the details in the dream, as for example where the snake is presented, its attitude, and if you get to attack.


Dreaming of snakes running away from me

This dream means that dreamer is facing problems that are not only difficult to understand but also to address.

It also indicates complicated, uncomfortable or thorny situations which have the potential to cause you a very ugly experience.

Dreaming of snakes, vipers or cobras fleeing and escaping may reveal a sullen or harsh personality.

Dreaming of a snake and it scares you.

Vipers, boas, anacondas, pythons or cobras in the world of dreams embodies the intense anxieties, worries, fears or threats that the dreamer has. Remember that reacting with fear in the presence of a cobra is normal among most people.

Dreaming of snake shedding skin

This dream clearly represents renewal, healing, transformation as mentioned the famous author Carl Jung, disciple of Sigmund Freud. You may be recuperating or improving -emotionally- after a personal loss or breakup, sickness, or unemployment.

This dream is really a very positive dream for those people who are suffering a serious ailment.

Dreaming of snakes in my shoes

Dreaming of vipers or snakes in your shoes reveals your fear of taking a bad step in a key aspect of your life. Perhaps you are insistently thinking about the right decision to take regarding a relationship or a situation in your life. You are scare of committing a costly mistake.

In this same line of interpretation, it is possible that your dreamy mind is warning you of finding out unpleasant news, maybe a hidden and close danger.

If in your dream the snake comes out of your shoes, it can reveal that the dreamer has problems or complications with the way he expresses his personality or his personal style. The basis for this interpretation is justified by the fact that the type, model and brand of footwear we use is usually a form of expression of our personality or personal preferences.

At a more abstract level, this dream can be suggesting that you are having issues with the way you are dealing with your personal projects.

Dreaming of a silver snake

A silver-colored snake symbolizes insight, vision and intuition. It is possible that this dream reveals a personality that is more focused on the details than the bigger landscape of the picture.

Dreaming of snakes of different sizes and colors

Dreaming with snakes of different colors and sizes can be interpreted as inconveniences, complications or unstable situations to which we do not have a definite response.

It may symbolize your different and varied emotions.

Dreaming of a sleeping snake

Dreaming that a snake is sleeping could just be expressing the feeling in the dreamer that there are some lingering issues or problems in her life.


Dreaming of small snakes

Dreaming of little or tiny snakes may reveal fears or anxieties that may worsen over time. You may also be overestimating current threats or dangers.

It can also symbolize some brief and momentary embarrassing situations that are evasive, or difficult to confront or resolve.

This dream is interpreted as a sign that you need to solve certain issues while they are not become too much complicated.

Dreaming of snakes in the street

Having a dream in which you found this reptile on the street may suggests problems and concerns with your social activities. This dream could be reflecting your deep concern for your social relations or friendships; it is likely that you may have some difficulty getting along with certain kind of individuals. 

This dream may hint the existence of conflicts or quarrels within your family, work colleagues or close friends.

Dreaming that I swallow snakes

Swallowing snakes in your dream revelas overcoming threats or inhibitions. The traditional interpretation interprets this dream as victory over rivals.

A Freudian interpretation indicates that this type of dream reveals sexual desires or wants that need to be satisfied. See more info on page “Dreaming about eating snakes” in this website.

Dreaming of snakes on the table

Having a dream in which snakes are in a table may be representing your concerns about feelings, ideas, attitudes that you are assimilating, consuming or sharing not being right, ethical or healthy for your relationships.

The presence of this animal on the table constitutes the graphic representation for conflicting issues present at your home or in your relationship with your family or partner.

Finally, some authors consider that this dream may be expressing your expectations or fears that an uncomfortable truth is going to be revealed very soon. 


Dreaming that you are talking to a snake

This dream could indicate some kind of spiritual growth or personal introspection in the dreamer. Likewise, this dream may express her inclination or curiosity about mystical matters.

Dreaming of throwing up a snake

It can be hinting the fact that you possess an unaware desire to over-compensate for something valuable that is lacking in real life. It also manifests your vehemence and impulsiveness to get the things you want as soon as possible.

Alternatively, it means that you are not able to continue holding negative and toxic emotions, feelings or ideas inside yourself.

Dreaming of snake spitting venom

This dream reveals that there may be strong harmful emotions like hatred, anger, envy, or jealousy dominating your basic reactions.

It also reflects your fears of being impacted by negative consequences or influences. Certainly, this dream can be expressing your concern of being exposed to a toxic environment. Pay attention to the negative things that have happened to you or that you have been told in the last 24 hours.

Dreaming that a snake spits its venom on you suggests that there is a negative personal relationship, an influence or situation that is contaminating you. In some cases, the dream may reveal the fact that you are scare of developing a contagious disease.

Dreaming of throwing a snake at someone

Dreaming that you are tossing a snake into a person can indicate your weird inclination to feel awesome when you show off, or when you convince people that you are dangerous by showing them your power to inflict harm to others if you want.

Dreaming that someone is throwing a snake at my face

This dream may be revealing that your fears and worries finally come to materialize in front of you, those problems that you have being avoiding finally are able to reach you.

This dream can also mean disappointments from an individual or a social group on whom you had trust or admiration.


Dreaming of a tree with snakes

Problems with or inside your family. Indeed, this dream may express your fear that there is a threat to your family, or a danger impacting something that you consider the foundation of your personal life.

Dreaming of snakes in a tree can just expressing the fact that something or someone is challenging or defying your personal values. Many snakes in a tree can be a symbol for long-time problems, or conflicts that are deeply rooted in your daily life.  Indeed, this dream can help us to take notice of our negative attitudes, habits or ways of acting that we have carried with ourselves for many years.

Dreaming that a person turns into a snake

This dream can indicate vices, manias or bad habits that the dreamer cannot control. It is possible that she may be feeling she is deteriorating morally or physically.

This dream can reveal fake emotions or feelings in the dreamer’s life.

Dreaming that a known individual became a snake can also reveal unreliable or untrustworthy friendships or relationships.

Dreaming of snake turning into another animal

This is the kind of dreams that are not only intense but charged of symbolism. Obviously, your dreamy mind is using the image of these animals to communicate a message.

If in your dreams the snake turns into a dog, rat or other animal you must look for its dream meaning of this creature on page dream of animals.

Dreaming that woman turns into a snake

This dream can clearly indicate the presence of a female figure that affects you negatively in your real life, especially if the snake is aggressive or inspires you a lot of fear. It is possible that deep in your subconscious there is distrust towards someone you know.

If the snake is friendly it can reveal seduction or temptation, maybe sexual interest.

Dreaming of unearthing a snake

Dreaming that you were digging and found a snake may reveal that the dreamer is searching in past emotions, feelings or experiences.

This dream may reveal an expectation of receiving unpleasant news in your life if the snake attacks or threatens you.

If, on the contrary, the snake is gentle then it is a sign of good news. Digging is a dream image that represents searching in the past for something in particular, maybe the dreamer is longing to bring back certain relationships or retrieve some cared memories.


Dreaming of walking over snakes

It could mean that you are in the midst of intricate or dangerous events.

It is likely that you are going through very delicate situations or difficulties. You may have the sensation of triggering more problems and complications in your life if you make a little mistake.

It is possible that you are currently dealing with very irate our conflicting people. You may also realized of being in the midst of unfavorable, hostile, or even violent situations.

This dream may reveal your inner fear of unleashing strong emotional reactions at any time among some individuals close to you if you make a little mistake or say something wrong.

Dreaming that you are walking on a path infested with many snakes or cobras can reveal a dangerous personal situation in which the dreamer does not trust anyone.

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Dreaming of snakes in clean waters

Something negative could disrupt your inner peace.

If in your dream the serpent does not inspire you fear, it may mean the feeling of serenity and calmness in you.

Dreaming that snakes in clean waters inspire you fear could represent worries or threats that disturb your personal businesses. A dark or poisonous snake in clear water can mean lingering negative thoughts or feelings polluting your mind.

If the snake is swimming in clear waters and its attitude is quite friendly, it represents harmony in your life; it is possible that you in firm control of your emotions.

Dreaming that snake swims quietly in calm waters clearly indicates that you are approaching your emotions in an appropriate way.


Dreaming of white snakes

This dream suggests emotional recovery for the dreamer.

It may indicate tranquility with yourself. It can mean tranquility, inner peace, growth or emotional recovery (even wisdom). The white snake is usually a positive dream especially if the snake is not aggressive.

A white snake in the dreams world is traditionally regarded as the representation of inner emotional power in the dreamer. Therefore, dreams with white snakes can refer usually to a process of emotional or psychological recovery.

On the other hand, it can represent eagerness for perfection. Usually your desire to be a perfectionist can cause you frustration. Indeed, demanding perfection from yourself can cause disappointments or even depression. In this context a white snake that attacks or threatens other people in your dream can mean that demanding perfection from other people can cause discussions and interpersonal problems.

Dreaming of snakes at my workplace

You seem to notice that certain people in your work are not to be trusted or disappointed.

Having a dream with snakes, snakes or cobras where you work ( office, factory, restaurant or store) is projecting your impression that the atmosphere of your workplace is harmful to you, either because of the conditions in which you have to work, your colleagues, supervisors, or the quality of the customers.

Alternatively, this dream can reflect your fears about your job performance, you may be feeling that your professional abilities are not enough to deal with your work duties. Try to remember what thoughts or feelings you had in relation to your work in the last 24 hours, that can help to have a better idea what you dream is talking about.


Dreaming of yellow snakes

Yellow snakes usually represent emotional intensity, enthusiasm in the dreamer. Dreaming of yellow snake represents vehemence, vitality; maybe there’s a desire to start or improve your personal business.

Some consider dreaming of many yellow snakes as symbol of fortune and wealth, since they relate the yellow color to the color of gold; thus, it may also represent riches or abundance. This dream suggests hope and optimism in relation to new personal businesses; it is possible that you are feeling that some uncertain situations might (at the end) turn to be very favorable to you.

On the other hand, dreaming of a yellow viper, anaconda or python may indicate indecision, cowardice. In some few cases, if this reptile attacks you, it can indicate illness or ailments.