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Last Update : May 17, 2022

Snake on the beach

A dream where snakes come out of the sea would expresses your fears or doubts about the ongoing period of change and transition you are experiencing . You may have problems adjusting to a new personal reality, such as a relationship breakup, a job layoff, a loss of a loved one, or a painful illness.

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This dream could also be revealing the end of a stage in the dreamer’s life and the psychological mismatches that it causes.

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Snakes in the bed

If your partner is present when the snake appears in your bed, it may be pointing to the existence of disappointments or conflicts in your romantic relationship. You may be having latent disagreement or issues with your partner, and the snake in the dream is just embodying them.

Perhaps you are afraid that certain influences -from family members, friends, coworkers- might disturb your relationship.

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Snakes in a car

Having a dream where you find a snake or a viper in the car would indicate the presence of obstacles -in real life- blocking the achievement of your plans and goals. In the world of dreams the car or auto is the dreaming figure that symbolizes your ability to reach your personal objectives.

Snakes everywhere

Seeing vipers all over the place may be showing that the dreamer is experiencing a very tough situation or circumstance in waking life. This dream may reveal your inner fear of unleashing strong emotional reactions among some individuals close to you if you make a little mistake or say something wrong.

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It is possible you are in the middle of an hostile situation, maybe a harmful or toxic environment (at your house or workplace).

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Snakes in a house

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Dreaming of snakes entering home

Snakes in the road

In the world of dreams a path or a road you walk represents the current direction of your life, the choices you are following to achieve your personal or family goals. 

Having said that, finding these reptiles on your path would express both your material obstacles (limited economic resources, lack of time or expertise) and psychological ones (fear, insecurity, passivity), which prevent you from moving forward in life.

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Dreaming of many snakes in my walkway

The snake in your road may show also the risks of a route you are following – or planning to do – in an aspect or dimension of your life.

It can also represent the difficulties or dangers that an intense emotional state (hate, envy, pride, jealousy, or the like) can lead you. 

Snakes on a tree

Snake on a tree can be the symbol for persistent problems or conflicts that are deep rooted in your life. Dreaming of snakes coming out of or descending from a tree could mean threats coming from a well-established condition or situation, from something that is accepted and highly respected by several people.

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Dreaming of a snake on a tree

Seeing snakes between green leaves of a tree would be the expression of disturbing discomfort in those aspects of your life that are growing or developing, or perhaps in the new abilities or talents that are emerging in you. A snake in a branch reveals problems coming from your friendly attitude in your social relationships.

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Snakes in the water

This dream may be showing that something is wrong with your personal matters, maybe you are able to notice now that there has been an elusive issue in what seemed to be a peaceful and quiet situation or relationship.

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Dreaming about snakes in water

Seeing snakes in dark or cloudy water means you are mortified by the lack of transparency or definition in an activity or relationship on which you have huge expectations

If during the dream you are afraid of the reptile swimming in the water, that would reveal the existence of . . .

Snake in the workplace

Having a dream with vipers or cobras where you work ( office, factory, restaurant or store) could be displaying your impression that your workplace atmosphere is quite harmful or toxic, because of the conditions under which you have to work, or because of your colleagues, supervisors or customers.

Perhaps you have realized that certain individuals at your workplace are not trustworthy; maybe you hate to see people spreading rumors and gossips about others working there.


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