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Dreams of Snake Chasing You

Last Update : May 17, 2022

what does it mean dream snake running after you

It means that you are not facing an urgent matter.
Reveals personal insecurity.

What does it mean of a dream of snake chasing you?

Dreaming of snakes coming after you means unattended things

Dreaming that you run away from snakes or vipers indicates that you have been ignoring or overlooking important things in your wake life. It is possible that you are procrastinating instead of addressing those issues with urgency.

Also, this dream shows that you are dealing with a problem so overwhelming that you desperately want to avoid it. Perhaps, you are reacting with reluctance in the face of a current scenario that requires determination and toughness.

Dreaming of snakes running after you means you are feeling insecure

Dreams of snakes or vipers chasing you may suggest that you have anguish linked to a state of emotional vulnerability. That’s right, the dream could be displaying your worries about something bad happening to you, maybe you find yourself in a very delicate personal situation fearing that at any time you can receive very negative news.

It is possible that the snake is expressing your anxiety in the face of a secret being revealed at any time, exposing an unpleasant aspect of your personal life, something you are not very proud of.

Dreaming of being chased by snakes shows your feelings for others

Remember that the dreams usually exhibit what is happening in your inner psychological world. Moreover, the image of the snake is regarded as the dreaming representation of an aspect of yourself. In such a sense, a voracious predator like this reptile chasing you means that you are harboring negative feelings (spite, envy, or jealousy) towards another person, but your unconscious mind might be redirecting them against yourself.

Since you are not confronting or resolving them, these harmful feelings are still latent and being expressed in the image of a menacing snake.

Dreaming of snakes chasing you means an intimidating individual

This dream indicates that you hate to interact with a person you dislike or fear. Perhaps you have to deal with an impulsive individual who is also intimidating and wants to impose something upon you.

Consider the possibility that the snake is representing a manager or coworker in your workplace, whose behavior or attitude is toxic and cold, characteristics usually associated with snakes.

Dreaming of a snake chasing me but I cannot escape

If you have recurrent dreams of being unable to escape or eliminate a snake running after you, and you wonder why; well, I tell you something: those dreams are happening because you have internal emotional conflicts that you cannot -or do not want to- deal and resolve; moreover, they might continue to show up as long as such personal matters are not solved.

Perhaps, the snake is embodying feelings like shame or remorse for something you have just done, a choice taken or a missed opportunity. Are you refusing to take personal responsibility or accept a failure?

Dreaming of being chased by snake

eing chased by several snakes means you are not able to fulfill your personal responsibilities on due time. 

Being chased by a snake also means you cannot pay you financial obligations, a personal promise you are unable to honor, perhaps a debt that cannot be payoff.

See more meanings in Dream meaning of being chased by a snake.

What is the meaning when you stop running away from snakes in your dreams?

Through symbols in dreams your dreaming mind expresses something that is currently happening in your current life, the snake being one of these symbols. Having said that, you may dream that you stop running away from this reptile when psychologically you have experienced a favorable change, or when you finally decide to attend to your ignored worries, or your delayed problems. Your dream could be expressing this emotional transformation, that is precisely what happens in this dream shared by one of our readers:

I dreamed that I saw a black snake and I was going to leave, then I went back, looked at it, touched it and killed it with great desire, I chopped it into pieces and as well as with two more, then I put them in a large and old book I closed it and dust came out from under the book.

I felt a lot of tranquility, it was so satisfying since that on other dreams before I used to run away from the snakes.

What does it mean to dreaming of snake was chasing me and got me

If you wonder why the snake always gets you in your dream, no matter how much you run away, run or hide; for I answer you with the following: this reptile would be representing an anxiety or a latent concern in your mind, which is not being confronted or addressed; or maybe it would symbolize your inner emotional conflicts that you can’t or won’t resolve.

Your dream would be repeated as long as these issues are not solved in your real life. Look at this dream that allows us to exemplify this interpretation:

“I dreamed that I was like on a prairie and I saw a rattlesnake close to me, I got scared and started running away. The snake chased me but when I got tired of running and stopped, the snake reached me furiously as if it sniffed me but did not attack me, I was very afraid that it would bite me and I ran again and the snake kept chasing . . .

Is it bad dreaming about snakes?

Dream of snakes is bad?

The answer is “it depends on the specific dream”. I consider it to be bad in many cases, because it reveals that the dreamer is facing a situation or a person that is disturbing her life.

According to my experience interpreting dreams, I have noticed that the snake normally appears to express our . . .

Why do I dream of snake chasing me?

  • Because you are procrastinating,
  • Because you have no emotional support,
  • Because your want to avoid dealing with a ‘bully’,
  • Because you feel the problem you’re facing is too much,
  • Because you may be harboring bad feelings towards someone.

Suggested Dreams

Dreaming of baby snakes

Dreaming of little snakes means that you are underestimating certain personal issues or threats in your wake life. It may also show your concerns about your current problems getting more complicated or involving more individuals.

Dream of catching snakes

This dream may be disclosing your ability to control or eradicate your negative thoughts, vices or personal flaws; perhaps you are getting rid of harmful habits or influences. See the full list of meaning in page catching snake in dreams.

Dreaming of dead snakes

This dream means that the dreamer is overcoming her problems.

Dead snakes in dreams are revealing personal dangers or troubles that have been avoided or overcome. This dream might be suggesting that your fears, doubts or concerns are not making sense anymore.

Dreaming of snakes 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 conflicts, disagreements or crises in your relations.  

Dreaming of gold snakes

Dreaming of gold-colored boas or vipers may expose current concerns about financial or economic issues happening in the dreamer’s unconscious mind. Pay close attention to this interpretation if the reptile attacks or scares you.

The golden color in the world of dreams represents what you consider worthy in your life. See the rest of the content in dream meaning of gold snakes.

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Dream Researcher. I have been helping people to understand their dreams since 2018. Love reading all kind of authoritative material about dreams analysis, like Freud, Jung and their followers; however, I learned more about dreams by helping my blog readers with the interpretation of their own dreams. I recently published an article in Leigh University and Brown University.