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Last Update : May 17, 2022

You catch a snake in dreams

If in the dream you are able to catch a snake, it means you get a renewed and positive attitude towards your personal problems, limitations or conflicts; you feel that they can be repaired, settled down or overcome. That’s right, this dream is disclosing your desire for getting rid of pessimistic thoughts or ideas.

A dream of catching snakes as a way to get you ready for a daunting scenario. In fact, if you’re going to face a personal challenge in your real life (such as a job interview, an academic evaluation, or maybe a surgery), then consider the possibility that your dreaming mind is using this dream to simulate a daunting scenario -with snakes- in order for you to become aware of your true emotional responses so that you can improve them.

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Burning a snake in dreams

Burning a snake in your dreams shows your intense emotions or reactions towards a current situation in wake life. There is a powerful desire in you to get rid of something in life (a relationship, a connection, a memory of an individual).

A burning snake can be the perfect image that symbolizes intense, ignited feelings like jealousy, envy, or revenge, which may be consuming you day and night.

Cutting the snake’s head off in dreams

Dreaming of cutting off a snake’s head is a very powerful dream, hard to forget. It means that you are eager to distance yourself from people or situations that are emotionally toxic or harmful for yourself.

The snake is usually the dreaming figure that not only depicts your deep fears but also embodies aspects of yourself that you find disturbing and unpleasant (defects, personal limitations, manias). Cutting off the reptile’s head shows your strong desire to eliminate them. 

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Eating a snake in dreams

Eating an entire snake in a dream shows that you are becoming aware of the fact that adopting a new idea, a belief, an attitude may carry disturbing consequences for you or your family. Perhaps you are being quite naive in accepting things that look flashy and pretty at the first glance, but might have distressing implications over time.

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Fighting snakes in dreams

Dream that you fight with a snake means that there is someone or something in waking life that gives you a really hard time, because it is able to disturb your routine, relationships or plans. The same idea would apply to a circumstance, a feeling, or a piece of news that you are not willing to accept at all.

Having a dream in which you fight with snakes is showing your inner conflicts or fears. See the full list of interpretations in dreams of fighting with snakes.

Holding a snake in dreams

Dreaming of holding a snake on your hands reveals you are gaining control of aspects of you inner life that you wish to change or eliminate, such as your negative habits, shortcomings or defects. It is possible you really want to remove from your daily life an unhealthy diet, or your preference for sharing gossips or chitchat.

The snake can embody negative aspects of your own psyche that usually manifest in bad attitudes or reactions. 

If in your dream you manage to capture the reptile, this can manifest that you are developing both your level of self-awareness to . . .

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Killing snakes in dreams

This is a very common dream, with different scenarios.

Dreams of killing a snake reveals a big change. Indeed, 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.

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Playing with snake in dreams

Dream of playing with snakes shows you have no fear . That’s true, having a dream of playing with snakes is revealing that you are in full control of your emotions when dealing with a tough scenario in real life. Perhaps you are facing a dangerous situation but it does not scared you at all.

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Swallowing snakes in dreams

Swallowing snakes in your dream shows that you are overcoming threats or inhibitions. The traditional interpretation considers this dream as a clear victory over rivals.

Talking to a snake in dreams

Dreaming of talking to a snake in your dream is considered by many experts in dream interpretations as a way for our mind to express the dialogue between the unconscious and the conscious, or, in other words: between our primary emotions, desires or impulses, on the one hand, and our reason, on the other.

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Throwing up a snake in dreams

It can be showing the fact you possess an unconscious desire to over-compensate for lacking something valuable in real life. It also manifests your vehemence and impulsiveness to get the things you want as soon as possible.

Walking among snakes in dreams

Walking among these reptiles means that you are dealing with very annoying or disturbing individuals with uncontrollable or erratic reactions. You may find yourself in the midst of a hostile situation which requires that you be quite calmed and flawless in your actions or answers in order to avoid triggering responses from that kind of people.

If the dreamer walks down a path where there are many snakes or cobras, it means that she finds herself going through a dangerous personal circumstance. It could represent a warning that cannot be ignored: she should be careful with the next step she will take toward reaching her plans.

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