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Snake Attacking You Dream Meanings

Last Update : May 17, 2022

what does it mean dream snake attacking

It means you’re afraid to fail.
You think that a dangerous situation is near.
It’s time to make a tough decision.

The first thing you should know is that this dream is common among people who must face an overwhelming or threatening personal situation. 

What is the meaning of snake attacking you?

Dreams of snake attacking you means it’s time to decide

It may express your doubts and insecurities at the moment to make great determinations in life, for example, decisions around your work, marital or sentimental status. 

The menacing presence of the snake might be the unconscious mind’s way of provoking an emotional response in the dreamer; pushing her to make an urgent decision in relation to a key aspect of her life.

Dreams of snake attacking you means you’re afraid of a mistake

Dreaming that snakes or cobras are attacking you means that there is a current challenge in waking life that you don’t want to face or solve in any way. Perhaps the dream is revealing that you are scared of a potential failure or a loss of control over your most important personal affairs; maybe you are afraid that your response to a personal obstacle (or your performance in an activity) won’t be good enough.

This dream may contain a message from your unconscious mind saying that your problems are becoming more and more serious and you shouldn’t procrastinate. 

Dreams of snake attacking you shows you are scared of being criticized

A dream of a poisonous snake attacking or biting you expresses an intense sense of remorse, guilt, or sorrow for something you did or failed to do. According to this interpretation, this reptile symbolizes the harmful emotional consequences of your actions or omissions.

Recurring dreams in which a snake is attacking you -or about to attack you- may be disclosing your fear of being affected by severe criticism or hurtful comments. Are you currently exposed to verbal abuse o psychological violence?

Dreams of snake attacking you reveals your negative traits

Many experts consider that the snake in dreams usually expresses an aspect or dimension of your inner world. In this sense, the snake might embody the harmful or uncontrollable characteristics in you (such as defects, bad habits, reactions or impulses) that make you feel ashamed, low or depressed.

It is also possible that your unconscious mind -creator of your dreams- is showing you the figure of this reptile to represent a key decision you have just made which has been driven by the above mentioned characteristics.

Keep in mind that the violence shown by the reptile in your dream is part of a dramatization of what’s going on in your inner world.

Dreams of snake attacking you suggest that bad news are coming

This dream may be exposing a disturbing sense of vulnerability inside you. Perhaps you are feeling emotional weak or hurt. 

You feel like you are about to be struck by the adverse consequences of an event happening near you. Maybe you are convinced that at any time bad news can hit you hard.

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Dream of being attacked by a snake and killing it

If you are able to kill a snake that attacked your dream, let me tell you: What a powerful dream

Because it is revealing that you don’t really want to tolerate something hurtful or painful in your life. No you are not gonna be fine until you eliminate what is perturbing you.

This dream may be clearly expressing emotions such as indignation and impatience, which would be channeled into your act of eliminating the snake.

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Why do I dream of snake attacking me?

  • Because you have to make a tough decision,
  • Because you’re procrastinating,
  • Because you’re scared of harsh criticism,
  • Because you’re having a lot of remorse.

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Snake biting your arms in a dream

Dreaming of snakes biting your arm means that you are having a hard time adjusting to hostile, aggressive or nasty personal situations. Indeed, this dream may be indicating that your ability to defend yourself -emotionally speaking- in the face of hostile situations. Maybe you feel that you are not strong enough to deal with nasty or aggressive individuals in your life.

See more meanings of snake biting your arm here.

Fighting a snake in a dream

Fighting a snake in a dream shows a battle within you. Indeed, if in your dream you fought snakes, it means you are dealing with negative or harmful emotions. Indeed, battling against a reptil could be our dreaming mind’s way to graphically represent our intense emotional struggle. 

I strongly recommend you to read meaning of fighting snakes in a dream.

Running away from snakes in a dream

Dreaming of snakes escaping shows something you cannot wholly understand. That’s right. This dream reveals that you are in front of a complicated circumstance -or a confusing event- that you are not able to comprehend just yet. Perhaps the snake escaping represents a brief and uncomfortable incident in real life that you haven’t paid enough attention to.

Fleeing snakes in your dream indicates that you are seeing only the details or hints of a current situation or problem that is very difficult for you to grasp. Perhaps, the dream is revealing a problem, an issue that is quite hard to detect or uncover.

See interpretations and scenarios of a dream of running away from a snake.

Dreaming of snake spitting venom

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

Dreaming of snake spitting its venom on you suggests that there is a negative personal relationship, an influence or situation that is polluting your mind. 

It also uncovers your fears of being impacted by negative consequences or influences.

Read full content here: snake spits venom dream meaning.

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