Killing Snakes in Dreams


It means that you feel you can overcome urgent problems.
You’re reacting to something unfair.
You want to eliminate hurtful emotions.

Dreams of killing a snake means you want to eradicate something from your life

A snake in the world of dreams usually embodies a disturbing or harmful aspect of yourself (memories, ideas, feelings, vices). Killing this reptile means that you want to remove or get rid of that negative element inside.

In fact, this dream could be displaying your latent desire to end with certain uncomfortable feelings, ideas or emotions. Perhaps you really want to suppress your feelings towards an individual whose presence or influence is irritating you.

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

Dreams of killing a snake reveals a big change

Some experts in dreams interpretation consider that a dream in which a snake is killed is a powerful sign announcing the desire for a change or liberation inside the dreamer. It is possible that in real life she is in the middle of a serious situation and has to take a tough decision; the dream is just recreating it.

Dreams of killing a snake shows that you are resisting something unbearable

Other authors think that a dream in which these reptiles are eliminated is revealing that the dreamer does not want to tolerate a negative idea, a feeling or a thought that disturbs her mind; perhaps she wishes to regain her personal tranquility or emocional balance.

In other words, maybe you are unwilling to tolerate a new situation in wake life and really want to eliminate it. According to this interpretation, the snake would be embodying something that you find completely unacceptable.

The dream may disclose the fact that you are trying to cancel or abort an unbearable circumstance in current life.

Dreams of killing a snake means that you feel confident

Killing a snake in a dream indicates that you believe you have a chance to move forward in your life, you feel like you can overcome the obstacles in your way to reach your goals. And this dream is -subtly- showing a sudden recognition that your conflicts and problems can be solved, maybe only now you are feeling ready or confident enough to face your personal fears or challenges.

Consider, then, the possibility that the dream is expressing your intense aspirations to conquer your personal limitations. Indeed, dreaming of getting rid of this reptile means that you want to overcome your own personal flaws, vices or weaknesses that have been reducing your choices in your current life.

In other words, a dream in which you killed a cobra or viper is making visible your sudden control over your own personal shortcomings or fears.

Dreams of killing a snake reveals that you are facing an unfair situation

You are having this dream because you urgently yearn to end a situation that you consider unfair or undue, something that threatens your normal rhythm of your daily life or what defies your personal values. Your dreaming mind utilizes the image of the snake to represent the unjust or improper situation you are dealing right now.

dreaming about killing snakes mean you are facing unfair situation

Dreams of killing a snake means you want to forget

This dream shows that the dreamer has a thought, a memory or doubt she really wants to deny, reject or repudiate very badly; and she may be putting a lot of effort into not thinking about it. Perhaps she is hoping to forget something from her past.


The violent response against this reptile would be part of the dramatization of your internal conflicts, that is, our dreaming mind would present any of your latent inner fears or desires in the form of a more or less complete story. Dramatization is a resource often used by our unconscious mind and is one of the four mechanisms of dream work taught by Sigmund Freud.

It has been commonly considered that killing a snake in your dreams means enemies or false friendships who are exposed. 

This is just one of several interpretations, and not the most common nowadays.

Why do I have dreams of killing a snake?

After having interpreted hundreds of dreams over the last four years, I will mention some personal situations that may trigger this dream:

  • Because you hate your job,
  • Because you want to overcome an illness,
  • Because you want to break up with your partner,
  • Because you dislike interacting with a family member,
  • Because you want to live alone or somewhere else,
  • Because you’re refusing to endure an unfair situation.

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 believed that they had been eliminated but, unfortunately, they still alive. Perhaps your dreaming mind is acknowledging that the way or attitude you are utilizing to put an end to a problem is not the most appropriate and, on the contrary, has contributed to aggravate or multiply it. I strongly recommend you reconsider the approach you are taking to deal with your personal challenges.

The dream may be happening because you feel very entangled in personal conflicts or issues, and cannot find the way out.

Dreaming of killing a snake with a knife

If in your dream you killed the snake with a cutting tool, it might exhibit your desire to cut off completely with a situation that worries you very much, perhaps the dream is making visible your deep desire to end abruptly with a romantic relationship or your association with an individual that triggers intense feelings in you.

This dream may also expose your urgency to resolve or eliminate something in yourself that brings about anxiety or distress.

Keep in mind that a knife allows us to make a straight and precise cut, which means that you would actually want to remove a specific trait or negative element in your inner world (a weakness, an attitude or a toxic feeling ).

Dreaming that my husband kills snakes

Having a dream in which your husband kills this reptile is just displaying your well-rooted conviction that he is a protective presence in your life.

Alternatively, the dream may expose the fact that you are no good enough to address certain personal troubles and are used to get help from an individual close to you in order to solve them.

Another interpretation states that this dream would be suggesting that you should adopt a stronger stance towards your current conflicts or problems.

If in your dream the snake attacks or bites your husband during the confrontation, please read this page: dreaming that a snake is biting my husband.

Dreaming of killing many snakes

This dream means that you may feeling cornered or overwhelmed with current complications occurring simultaneously; and the act of killing multiple snakes would express your eagerness to immediately address and resolve those obstacles.

Dreaming of destroying many snakes announces the elimination – in your real life – of the same problem that is expressed in many dimensions or in different consequences. Perhaps you are dealing with a complicated illness or physical ailment that would manifest itself in many different symptoms.

Facing multiple vipers or snakes in your dreams hints at the existence of only one permanent obstacle or conflict that you see in real life day after day; or maybe the large number of these creatures could represent a single personal issue that occurs periodically, or in a daily basis. It seems that the numerous snakes refers to the innumerable days you have been dealing with the thing embodied by the reptile.

It’s also possible that the dream discloses your desire to end a personal conflict that has been exacerbated or aggravated, spreading its consequences across multiple dimensions or aspects of your life.

Some experts offer a quite sophisticated interpretation; they argue that snakes embodies a number of psychological elements that live in your inner world, such as your large fears, distressing limitations, as well as your terrible memories. Getting rid of these reptiles in your dream shows that you are willing to face and solve those uncomfortable elements.

Dreaming of killing black snakes

Dreaming that you kill black snakes means that you are reaching an extreme situation in your life in which you are compeled to make a very hard decision.

Dreaming that you eliminate or destroy black snakes reveals not only an upgraded confidence, but also you belief that you will overcome your fears or solve your conflicts.

This dream might be displaying your decision to face the negative aspects inside you. Perhaps it is making visible your current inner struggles against traits or negative elements in yourself (such as, laziness, pessimism, selfishness, etc).

Some experts think that this dream announces the dreamer’s recovery or regrowth at a physical or emotional level. According to this interpretation, the dream is manifesting your intense desire to end the different symptoms of a discomfort or an illness affecting you. Indeed, the snake could embody those infectious or toxic elements that threatens your health, and killing it in your dream means that you are recovering physically or psychologically in real life.

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Questions about your dream about killing snakes

How big was the snake?

It was small, large, very long.

What color was the snake?

Black, Green, Red, White, Yellow .

Where was the snake?

In the road , tree , water ,

Wrapped around you.

Hidden or Everywhere.

~ In the house?

in the bathroom , bed , bedroom.

What was the snake doing?

Attacking, Biting, Choking, Chasing you,

Running away.

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