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Dreams of Snakes in the House

Last Update : May 17, 2022

what is the meaning of dreaming snakes in my house

It reveals threats to your personal space.
It exhibits your emotional conflicts.
There might be disagreements at home.

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Why does it mean to dream of snakes in a house?

According to my experience helping to interpret dreams about snakes during the last years, I can share the following meanings:

Dreaming of a snake in your home uncovers disruption in your daily routine

Another interpretation affirms that this dream is displaying problems with your routine or with the way you conduct your daily tasks.

Indeed, there may be an irritating alteration in the normal rhythm of your relationships. Let me ask you: Are you feeling uncomfortable as a result of an abrupt and sudden change in your daily life, an alteration to your lifestyle you cannot control?

Dreaming of a snake in your home means there are worries in your inner mind.

First of all, the house shown in your dream can be considered as the authentic expression of how things are going on inside your inner world. The snake, on the other hand, is regarded as the manifestation of a disturbing aspect of yourself.

Thus, a dream with snakes in your home reveals a current distressing state of your inner world as a result of a threatening invasion of your personal space; maybe you believe that something or someone is altering your feelings or thoughts.

This is by far the most common interpretation for this dream. I will post a dream that one of my readers ( a married woman) shared with me:

“I dreamt of a large anaconda entering my house, slowly, it got into the kitchen. I told my husband to help me to expel the snake, but he did nothing at all!…”

When I asked her if in some way she felt that something or someone was altering the condition or status of her marriage at home, she told me:

“My husband’s mother has started to meddle in my relationship, we don’t talk to each other. “

Dreaming of snakes in the house indicates negative influences

Dreaming that snakes or other poisonous or harmful animals, such as spiders or rats, enter your home can indicate that you are exposed to bad influences, or that someone is bringing personal problems into your life; it can also imply that you are going through a process of acceptance or recognition of your bad habits or vices.

On the contrary, your desire to remove from your life those harmful elements is expressed through dreams in which you expel those unwanted animals from your house or, better yet, if you eliminate them.

I invite you to see the next dream of a woman who hated the fact that her ex husband came home to visit her children.

“I dreamed there was a big snake in my dining room and I yelled at him to leave my house, I opened the door and he left.”

In this dream the snake was embodying an individual whose presence she considers harmful and dangerous, both for herself and for her family, since the dream takes place in the dining room of the house, which is a space where food is taken, and the space where family members share and socialize with each other.

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Dreaming of snakes in the house where I lived in the past

Some experts in dream interpretations consider the house you lived in when you were a child as an imagen symbolizing your basic beliefs, fears, attitudes. Well, think about your childhood home as the place where you grew up and where some elements of your character and personality were formed. It is also during this early age in life when some of your great personal fears, issues and limitations started.

With this in mind, a dream of snakes at that house shows your unresolved personal insecurities (or family conflicts) that may have begun when you lived there.

Think about a possible very old issue still affecting you in the present; perhaps the reptile is just embodying the fears, feelings, or worries you used to have back then, and that have been activated or triggered by an ongoing event. Perhaps you’ve picked up an old way of thinking as a reaction to something new or unfamiliar you are currently facing.

Recurring dreams of snakes (or other harmful animals) in the house where you lived years ago might be uncovering an urgent need to solve serious problems from your past; troubles which you thought had been forgotten or overcome.

You can consider this dream as an opportunity to look at your basic reactions over a personal situation worrying you. Let me ask you: Do you think you are reacting to an ongoing problem by repeating or maintaining unsuitable habits or convictions that you accepted when living in the house shown in the dream?

Dreaming of snakes in someone else’s house

This dreams means that you are in the middle of a new and challenging situation, and you have no idea what is going to happen next. Indeed, it is possible that you are facing an uncertain and hostile environment with which you are not familiar.

Perhaps, you are going through an uneasy period in life (for example: getting a new job, moving to a new city, living with an illness) and you do not know how to react to the new events happening around you; perhaps you still cannot find the way to re-establish your comfort zone.

Dreaming of snakes in a large house

This dream reveals fears, personal insecurities. You may find yourself going through a new personal situation that exceeds your individual possibilities or capabilities.

For example, a woman dreamed that she was in an empty and very large house, but that it was full of snakes, in real life she had started a new job in an office, the work environment was very toxic full of gossip, no person inspired confidence in her, she felt that at any moment she would be the victim of strong personal criticism.

Dreaming of snake in a dark house

This dream symbolizes uncertainty, you do not have things clear in your personal life or family, maybe you can not appreciate or judge clearly the present situation you are going through.

If you have this dream, it is possible that you are finding it very difficult to make small or large decisions, since you do not know very well what your position or personal condition is. The same idea may be valid for your sentimental state: you may feel that your relationship does not have a certain future.


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Dreaming of snakes in the bathroom

This dream reveals your desire for overcoming negative impulses or emotional conflicts. It could also be indicating that you are having a hard time at getting rid of bad memories. Maybe you need to say goodbye to something in your life that was once important but is not worthy anymore.

If you kill the snake then it means that you are feeling relieved of a heavy emotional burden you had been carrying, perhaps an uncomfortable responsibility; it would also show that you are leaving behind anxieties you have resolved or discarded.

If you find it hard to eliminate the reptile, then the dream may be uncovering your discomfort or frustration because you realize that solving your problems will unleash intense emotions and passions on you or others.

Snake in the toilet

Dream of snakes in a toilet means you are having issues with things that you want to remove from life, such as, a toxic relationship, an illness, bad memories or perturbing fears.

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Snake in the shower

If in a dream you see a snake in the shower, then it is very likely that you are having a difficult time removing bad memories, emotions or attitudes from your mind; you may be feeling uncomfortable with current personal matters. Perhaps you long for a new beginning in your current relationships with people close to you.

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Dreaming of a snake in the bathroom.
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Dreaming of snakes in the kitchen

It means that you are having difficulties dealing with the organization or preparation of something new in your life.

A dream with snakes in the kitchen suggests that you are feeling anxiety in relation to potential changes happening in your family environment, changes you dislike.

Some authors consider that this dream is indicating that you suffer from a lack of affection and sympathy in your relations with some family members. Perhaps you need a higher dose of tenderness or passion in your daily interactions.

Dreaming of snakes in the bedroom

This dream might be expressing your worries about a possible invasion of your personal space. You may feel like you’re losing control over your private affairs.

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Dreaming of snake in the front door

Dreams of snakes at front door means that you are fearing that dangers, conflicts, tensions, rumors or negative stories are about to come to your home and impact your family members, or your relationships with them.

Dreaming of snakes in the grass

A dream of finding snakes in your garden has at least two interpretations. The first one points to the existence of current activities or hobbies with the potential to bring complications or unsettling consequences in wake life.

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Dreaming of a snake in my lawn

Another interpretation asserts that the dream may be revealing worries or inconveniences in a specific area of your life (the one related to a personal relationship, an individual project or a professional career) that you have been carefully developing or cultivating.

If you are very afraid during the dream, then you might be worried that something bad could appear at any time, taking you off guard.

Dreaming of snakes in the roof of the house

In the world of dream interpretation the ceiling represents protection, tranquility or emotional shelter. That’s why seeing a snake on the roof might may be a hint of something or someone threatening your sense of security in real life.

This dream could also exhibit conflicts, problems or difficulties that you can’t take out of your head.

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I dreamt of a snake in the roof of the house
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Dreaming of snakes in the table

In the world of dreams seeing an object or an animal on the table is interpreted as the act of uncovering something from the dreamer’s inner world. With this in mind, we can say that snakes at a table means that you’re afraid to express or share your own feelings, ideas, or attitudes because you feel that they are not suitable or healthy.

Now, take in consideration the fact that a table is the piece of furniture where a family or a couple gathers around to eat and share; thus, the presence of this reptile in a table might indicate worries about persistent and annoying issues among your partner or family members. Perhaps there are latent conflicts or issues at home.

A dream of a snakes in a table reveals your concerns about some feelings, ideas, attitudes (which you are currently assimilating, consuming or sharing) might not be right, ethical or healthy for your personal relations.

Likewise, this dream may have been generated as a result of the discovery of an uncomfortable truth, perhaps the disclosure of a personal secret. You may now have more information about an individual or a situation, and your new impression is no longer as favorable as it was before.

Dreaming of snakes on a tree

If you have a dream of snakes on a tree it means you may have the feeling of real –or potential– conflicts lingering in your relations with family members or among people at your work.

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Dreaming of snakes at the window

Snakes at the window of the house could be exposing a rather pessimistic overview of your life; perhaps you are not in position to have a clear picture of your immediate future.

This dream may be also saying that your short-term plans could be disrupted by unexpected external factors.

Why do I dream of snakes in the house?

  • Because someone is disrespecting you,
  • Because you just received unsettling news,
  • Because your normal routine is being disturbed,
  • Because there are issues with your relationships,
  • Because there are conflicts or disagreements with family members. 

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Javier Fuertes

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. Got a degree in Digital Marketing by Baruch College, New York. I recently published an article in Leigh University and Brown University.