It means that you are accepting a disturbing idea or feeling.
Dream of eating a snake. Interpretations
The first interpretation is quite positive. According to this reading, in real life you are feeding with meaningful experiences, that is, you would be getting the best out of those situations that were once negative or threatening (represented in the reptile that you ingest), but that prompted you to do your best in order to overcome them, opening up the opportunity for you to develop new skills and abilities that would not have happened otherwise.
That’s right, this dream indicates that you have managed to learn from hostile and unpleasant experiences, or from terrible personal mistakes. Pay attention to this interpretation if you feel satisfied or relieved in the dream as soon as you eat the reptile.
However, dreaming that you eat snakes, vipers or boas has a negative interpretation, as it would project your concern for the substances you normally drink or ingest in your real life; according to this explanation, the snake symbolizes an unhealthy diet.
On a more psychological level, this dream will reveal that you are feeding your mind and heart with harmful emotions or attitudes, as well as negative thoughts or intentions.
The image of the snake would symbolize all that damaging influence you’d be allowing in your mind.
Eating a snake could be the way your dreaming mind is trying to draw your attention to toxic characteristics, behaviors or attitudes that you may be assimilating. For example, it is possible that you have been spending a lot of time on social media or any other time-wasting activity.
Eating an entire snake reveals that you’re completely adopting an idea, a belief, an attitude, a way of looking at things; but at the same time you fear that this awakening will bring you disturbing consequences.
Let me ask you:
Are you becoming aware that you have been gullible or naive when it comes to accept something or somebody as a positive and meaningful element for your life?
Meaning of dreams of eating snakes from a Freudian perspective
From a Freudian point of view, dreaming of eating a snake could exhibit certain erotic connotations, as it would reveal repressed or contained sexual desires and interests, which would need to be recognized and cared for by the dreamer.
Dream of killing a snake and eating it
Dreaming that you kill and eat a snake means that you probably have a desire to dominate or master something that seems challenging, dangerous or unknow (fears, bad habits) to such a point that it becomes a part of your life.
Also consider the possibility that your dream is revealing that you are thinking of defeating a harmful person -or situation- by responding in a much more harmful or aggressive way. Maybe you want to be tougher than other individuals you do not trust.
Dreaming of having a snake in my stomach
If you have this dream you probably are having a hard time admitting a cold truth, maybe something perturbing that does not make you happy.
A young man dreamt that he was able to feel a very aggressive snake inside his belly. In real life he was facing a tough situation he couldn’t admit: his crush was coming back with her ex-boyfriend despite all the advice the dreamer had given to her. He did not want to get disappointed for her decision and did not want to acknowledge the fact she was hiding her real feelings towards her ex. That was a very cold truth he could not “digest”.