All about snake dreams meanings & symbolism

Catching snake with bare hands

What does it mean to dream of catching a snake with bare hands?

Catching a snake with bare hands means you feel you can overcome your most complicated matters.

You are addressing your conflicts directly and decisively.
It reveals you are overcoming your fears.

To dream that you catch vipers or snakes with bare hands indicates that you have the willingness or ability to overcome your current troubles and obstacles.

Similarly, this dream would reveal that you have the inner strength to deal with tension or conflicts between you and an individual close to you.

It symbolizes willingness to take a new direction in your life.

Dreaming that you catch a poisonous snake can reflect your feeling that you are dealing with extremely dangerous situations.

Related Dreams

Dreaming that you catch a snake in bed

Dreaming that you capture a viper or snake in your bed, may indicate that you seek to solve problems with your privacy or with your intimate affairs.

According to Professor Sigmund Freud if you take a snake in your bed it can have an erotic connotation, because the snake in this context can be a symbol for the male member. Pay attention to the characteristics and attitude of the reptile to determine if this interpretation is the most appropriate.

If you dream that you take, hold or control a viper or snake that makes contact with your leg or arms, it may reveal that you exercise control or direction in your romantic relationship.

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Dream of catching pink snakes

This dream could be suggesting you are involved in a passionated relationship. Perhaps you are dealing with a guy who you find very interesting.

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Suggested Dreams

Dreaming that you see a snake in someone else’s bed

This dream reflects your interest in that person (most often a guy) particularly your desire to know more details over his intimate life. It can also reflect your concern that your relationship with that person will deepen, more likely, in the emotional, romantic aspect.

Dreaming of snakes inside a box

Snakes inside a box or a drawer is interpreted as an image or symbol for your repressed emotions and feelings. It is possible that you have some difficulties or fears at the moment of expressing what you really feel.

Alternatively, this dream may be pointing out to certain perturbing elements inside you, which you try to keep quiet or inactive. These elements could be your negative traits in your personality, which make you prone to react to challenging situations with impulsivity, anger or sloppiness.

Dreaming of snakes coming into my mouth

Having a dream in which a snake comes into your mouth is revealing that your sociability or openness to others has the potential to bring up negative experiences or put you in harmful situations. 

Alternatively, it may be showing that you are internalizing negative thoughts. 

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Dreaming of a snake in the couch

Having a dream of a viper or cobra in the couch means that something in your real life is disturbing your inner peace. Alternatively, it may indicate that there is something wrong with the way you spend your free time. 

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Dream of snake 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 orange snakes

Dreaming of orange snakes indicates that you have generated inner confidence to undertake bold and risky ambitions. This dream could be revealing your enthusiasm for engaging on new and exciting activities; perhaps you want to spend some time experiencing new places, folks or hobbies. 

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Dreaming of a snake in my pocket

It reveals problems or fears regarding your financial or economic issues. 

Dreams in which a snake is coming out of your pocket can also show your anxiety about losing access to something you possess or use without any effort. Perhaps you are losing influence in a relationship.

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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.