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Dream meaning of holding a snake in hand

Last Update : May 17, 2022

What does it mean to hold a snake in your hands?

Here are the different meanings for this dream:

You are taking control of challenging issues

Dreaming of holding a snake in your hands means that you are tackling your problems and personal challenges with fortitude, poise and full control of your fears.

Consider seriously this interpretation if the snake is venomous or quite aggressive and you were able to grab it without you being hurt so badly.

You are getting rid of your bad traits or habits

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 realize the things that are not positive in you, as well as the degree of control of your own impulses.

You feel greater confidence in yourself

The fact of capturing a snake in your dreams is something that is not common among dreamers, because it requires overcoming your fears.

This dream is indicating that you have the potential to face the problems that are worrying you lately.

You may be overreacting

If in your confrontation with snake, it turns to be quite easy to grab the snake and take control of it (the reptile does not harm you), it can refer to a personal circumstance in real life that at first seemed to be quite threatening or harmful but ended up being fine and easy. The problem didn’t get as complicated as you thought.

Simulation and evaluation of your reaction

Your dreaming mind may be simulating or evaluating your innate emotional responses to dangerous and threatening individuals or situations (represented by the snake). In this way, your mind can be preparing you psychologically for the moment you have to face a specific challenge or threat in real life: a rival, a job interview, an academic evaluation, or perhaps a surgery.


Most searched dreams about holding a snake

Dreaming that you hold a snake with your bare hands

This is an excellent dream. Because reveals you are quite ready to take immediate action over your most urgent problems.

Dreaming that you hold a snake in bed

Dreaming that you hold a snake by his head while you are in your bed, it may indicate that you seek to solve problems with your privacy or with your intimate affairs.

See dream meaning of snake in the bed.

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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.