Cutting snake’s head off Dream meaning

what does it mean dream of cutting a snake's head

It reveals an urgent need to set personal boundaries.
You’re eager to distance yourself from harmful people or from toxic relationships.

A dream of cutting a snake’s head off means you’re eager to put an end to an unbearable situation

The dream reveals that you want to stay away from people or situations that you consider emotionally toxic or harmful.

Also, dreaming that you behead this reptile would show your desire to abruptly end a personal relationship or a situation that you consider unfair or intolerable.

Maybe you really yearn to immediately finish this current stage of your life and never have a similar experience again.

Dreaming of cutting off a snake’s head is considered as a favorable dream because it suggests the dreamer is looking for deep change in her life; she may want to stop harmful influences, habits or social environments. 

Dreaming of cutting a snake’s head off means you want to set personal limits

The act of using a sharp instrument to attack the snake is displaying not only your anger, but also your desire to set limits or emotional barriers to a harmful situation that you’re not willing to endure anymore.

By cutting off this reptile’s head you’re really trying to say: “I have enough of it!” or “no more of it!”.

With this in mind, I ask you:

What situation in real life triggers this kind of reaction from you? Your answer will help you to understand what your dream is trying to say and what the snake means to you.

Cutting a snake’s head off in dreams means you really want to eliminate the things you don’t like about yourself.  

Dreams always expose what is happening in our minds, what worries you day and night. Our most shocking dreams are those that express our constant fears and anxieties. 

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. 

The dream might also indicate that you want to take away from your life the impulses or emotions (rage, spite, envy) that are very harmful to your relations. 

Remember, the dreams have the peculiarity of showing symbols for things that you are feeling or thinking of in real life. In this sense, your dreaming mind might be generating the image of the snake to represent those memories, ideas, themes or even people, that you don’t want to remember or talk about.

By taking his head off, you are clearly expressing your fierce desire to cut off all kinds of thoughts or emotions related to what is represented by the reptile.  I invite you to examine yourself and identify possible aspects or traits inside you that might match what I just told you.

Your violent reaction against this reptile displays the dramatization of your own internal conflicts.

Cutting off the snake’s head could be the way your dreaming mind is resolutely saying ‘no’ to something or someone.

Dreaming of beheading a snake’s means defusing an intimidating situation

The head in a venomous snake is where it has its fangs, which are the pieces with which it injects its venom into its victim. Its head represents, then, its ability to attack, bite and poison its prey. This detail is very important for this interpretation, because the act of cutting off the snake’s head is showing the dreamer’s urgent desire to remove the poison from the reptile, which means that she has pressing desires to overcome risky events or to defuse potentially dangerous situations in real life. 

Consider the possibility that the dream is suggesting that the dreamer has found the source of a serious problem (symbolized by the snake’s head) and can finally eliminate or neutralize it. Perhaps, she has just learnt how to solve or mitigate a serious personal conflict.

Dreaming that you cut off the snake’s head, but it grows again

Your dream may be alerting about the issues with the approach you are choosing to deal with your personal problems, especially the ones that seem scary or intimidating. It is possible that your aggressive or vehement way to deal with them is not working at all; perhaps your dream is displaying your impression – completely wrong – of having solved .

This dream may be showing that you are become aware that something harmful in your life is very difficult to eliminate, something that is constantly reconstituting or repeating.

Maybe you are feeling like you are tangled up in an unbearable circumstance with no end in sight.

Dream that you cut a snake with an axe or knife

If in your dream you kill or exterminate the snake with an instrument like a knife, machete or axe, it can exhibit your desire to cut definitively with a situation that worries you a lot.  Perhaps, your dream is exposing your desires for ending -abruptly- a romantic or work relationship.

It also means you want to get rid of an intimidating situation straightaway.


I recommend you to read page dream of killing snakes in which I discuss more than 7 different interpretations and scenarios related to this dream, such as:

  • Dreaming of killing a snake but others appear.
  • Dreaming of killing many snakes.
  • Dreaming of killing black snakes.
  • Dreaming that my husband kills snakes.
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Why do you dream of cutting a snake’s head off?

  • Because you are sick and tired of a relationship,
  • Because you are fed up with your current life,
  • Because you are eager to change something in you,
  • Because you hate someone.
  • Because you dislike something in your job.
  • Because you desperately want to forget someone from your past.

Questions regarding your dream of cutting off a snake’s head

What color was the snake?

Black, Green, Red, White, Yellow .

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How big was the snake?

It was small, large, very long.

Where was the snake?

In the road , tree , water ,

Wrapped around you.

Hidden or Everywhere.

~ In the house?

in the bathroom , bed , bedroom.

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What was the snake doing?

Attacking, Biting, Choking, Chasing you,

Eating, Hidding, Running away.

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