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Fighting Snakes Dream Meaning

Last Update : May 17, 2022

what does it mean dreaming fighting snakes

It means that you are resisting negative emotions.

A dream of fighting a snake is revealing your inner struggle against negative influences in your life, as well as toxic or harming relationships.

What does it mean to dream of fighting a snake?

Fighting a snake in a dream shows a battle within you

If you dream that you fought snakes in dream, it means you are dealing with negative or harmful emotions. Indeed, battling against a reptil could be our dreaming mind’s way to graphically represent our intense emotional struggle.

That’s why dreaming of battling snakes means you are struggling with an aspect of you, perhaps some perturbing ideas, thoughts or feelings within you.

Notice that many authors who study the world of dreams interpretation state that the snake in dreams is a symbol that embodies our deep fears and imperfections.

Remember also, dream of fighting snakes may reveal your deep irritation or annoyance caused for some of your personal traits or attitudes that you are not able to control or change.

Fighting a snake in your dream means personal conflicts

The snake may be representing your feelings, attitudes or emotions in regards to a specific person in real life: your ex-husband, ex-boyfriend, coworkers or family members.

It is possible you dealing with latent personal or family conflicts in waking life, and your dream is just showing them by the use of dreaming imagery such as snakes or another wild animals, employing a basic narrative structure that is quite common in these type of dream experiences: an encounter with the reptil, a fight and finally, the kill.

Fighting a snake in a dream reveals you cannot deal with hot issues from the past

Dreaming that you fight with a snake reveals that you have a hard time leaving a disturbing past behind.

That’s right, you might have a hard time forgiving someone or forgiving yourself for something that hurt you a lot.

If you have multiple dream with similar motive then it is possible that you need profesional help.

During my experience helping out people to make sense of their dreams I have found that mostly women who have (or had gone through) bad and toxic relationships usually dream of fighting an aggressive snake.

Here is an example:

A woman dreamt with a snake wrapped about her body, she tried to pull it way from her, she fight with the snake until she was able to reach a knife and cut the snake’s head.

In real life she was getting divorced from her cheating husband who did not want to leave her house. He kept calling her cellphone everyday begging to come back. The snake embodied the image of the husband.

The act of cutting the snake’s head meant that she really wanted to live alone away from him.

Other meanings

In some limited cases, this dream might be showing your emotional battle with a serious illness, disease or medical treatment.

What does it mean to dream of a snake wrapped around you?

Dreaming of a snake wrapped around you reveals a demanding relationship. Indeed, having a snake wrapped around you could be considered as a dreamlike symbol for a romantic relationship that absorbs you completely, or for an overwhelming responsibility that is taking all your time and attention.

You may be linked to various personal commitments that are not easy to break.

I share this dream that helps us to understand this idea:

A young woman dreamed of a red and black snake wrapping around her leg, did not attack her and appeared to be friendly; however, the dreamer tried to remove the reptile, but it resisted.

In real life, she had broken up with her boyfriend, but he kept trying to get her back. They lived in the same neighborhood, and it was quite difficult for her to avoid seeing him.

Most searched dreams of battling snakes

Dreaming that I fight a snake and it bites me

If in the dream the snake attacked and bit you, or bit a family member, or even someone else, you should read page dream meaning of snake biting.

Dreaming that the snake is choking you

If you dream that the snake is choking you -or is about to do it- expresses certain negative influences in your wake life preventing you from being yourself.

It is possible that you are going through situations that make you feel . . .

Dreaming that I fight a snake and I killed it

This is a very positive dream that expresses your very strong feelings towards someone or something. In most cases, it means you really want to get rid of something or someone from your life.

See killing a snake in dreams for the full list of meanings and situations.

dreaming about killing snakes mean you are facing unfair situation

Dreaming of battling a large snakes

What a powerful dream! Fighting with a big snake means you are facing a very important issue in current life, somethings that appears to be bigger or stronger than you.

See the content in dreaming of big snakes.

Dream of fighting a black snake

Black snakes means your are dealing with people with dubious or harmful intentions in real life.

Dreaming that I fight snakes at home

It means you are confronting issues in your family or among your family members.

Well, there are several scenarios for this dream: the fight could have taken place in the living room, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, or even in your bedroom. Visit dream of snake in the house to see the full content.

Dreaming of someone turning into a snake

This dream might be pointing to the existence of fake emotions or feelings in the dreamer’s life.

Dreaming that a person you know become a snake may be uncovering unreliable or untrustworthy friendships or relationships. See more in someone turning into a snake – dream meaning.

I strongly recommend you to pay attention to the details of your dreaming experience, like some characteristics of the reptile (color, size, attitude), as well as the context in which your encounter with it happens.
The questions -lines bellow-will guide you to find the most appropriate interpretation for your dream.

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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.