Interpretation of dreams: A snake bites


Expresses your fears and anxieties.
Concerns needed to be addressed.
Negative & unpleasant personal situations.

Meaning of dreams about snakes biting

Dreaming of a snake biting you may reflect a warning signal from your unconscious mind ( creator of your dreams ) to finally face and solve a situation you are avoiding, neglecting or disregarding.

Dreaming of a snakebite can reveal at least four different situations that you may be experiencing.

I invite you to review more than 30 interpretations, sorted out alphabetically:

Dream of snake biting my arms

Dreaming of snakes biting your arm means that you are having a hard time adjusting to hostile, aggressive or nasty personal situations. Indeed, this dream may be indicating that your ability to defend yourself -emotionally speaking- in the face of hostile situations. Maybe you feel that you are not strong enough to deal with . . .


Dream of snake biting my right arm

This dream suggests that there are some issues with your ability to affirm yourself in the social aspect of your life. It also may show that you may be lacking  . . . [ See more in page Dream of snake biting my arms ]

Dream of snake biting my back

Having a dream with snakes biting you in your back has several interpretations:

The first and most common meaning indicates that this dream reflects your concern about potential betrayals or disappointments in your current . . .


Dreaming that a snake bites me when I am lying on bed

Basically, this dream reflects your anxiety about your intimate affairs.

If in your dream the snake or viper bites you when you are lying in bed, it can offer at least two interpretations:

The first one has to do with your sentimental life. Dreaming that a snake or a viper bites you while lying down may indicate some issues with your very personal affairs that usually you keep for yourself.  Maybe you are having a lot of worries are almost sure that something bad might happen to you at any moment. You need to take into consideration the context of the dream to determine the integral meaning.

Second interpretation. This dream may express your worries in relation to an important decision you made in the past. Yes, this dream may indicate that you have begun to harbor second thoughts regarding serious personal matters that you thought you would not discuss anymore. This dream may reveal your resistance, -or even stubbornness-  to admit you made a substantial mistake.

This dream can symbolize the occurrence of a serious personal setback to which you were not paying attention. Additionally, this dream may refer to a problem that happens when you are not well prepared.

In some cases, this type of dream is common among women who are still afraid of having sex, becoming pregnant, or losing their virginity.


Dream of snake biting my breast

This dream can indicate problems with your instincts or maternal aspects. It can also indicate problems with your ability to nurture, to take care or to guide your children.

Another interpretation says that the dreamer may be experiencing issues with her own intimacy.

Dreaming of vipers or pythons biting your breasts indicates you are dealing with issues in your relationship. You should bear in mind the full context of your dream to determine the full meaning of this dreamlike experience.

Dream of snake biting my daughter

Having a dream in which a snake attacks or bites your daughter may revealing not only your concern that your relationship with your daughter is deteriorating but also . . .


Dreaming that snake bites me and I die

A dream in which a snake is biting you (and you die afterwards) could be revealing that you are falling into negative, dark or harmful emotions. It could also be revealing symptoms of depression. 

Dreams of a snake, viper or mamba killing you -as a result of its bite- may indicate that a part inside you has died, such as, feelings and emotions towards someone, expectations, a way of thinking.

This dream may be a metaphor for the presence of negative or harmful influences affecting your very deeply.

In some cases, a deep disappointment in someone or something on which you had great enthusiasm or trust may have triggered this type of dreams.

Dream that snake bites me and it dies

This dream means that your concerns regarding problems turned out to be small, just brief or inconsequential. It is possible that your worries turned to be unfounded, or perhaps the worst scenario you were expecting did not materialized.

Negatively, dreaming of snakes that bite you without significant harm for you may suggest that you are underestimating certain scenarios, people or subjects.   It is possible that you’re considering that certain problems or misfortunes that may be happening to others will never reach you.

Dreaming of snake biting my pet dog

The dog in the dream world could symbolize loyalty and friendship. If the snake attacks your dog it may suggest that you have lost trust on . . .


Dreaming of snake biting my ear

Dreaming of a viper or snake that bites your ear suggests you have been impacted by negative rumors or very toxic gossip. This dream can be just expressing your fear of being affected by hearsay at home or at your workplace. Maybe something you have just heard may have caused you distress lately.

Alternatively, the dream could mean that you’re not hearing advice or recommendations given to you. Precisely, this dream may be a warning from the unconscious mind to pay more attention to the new things happening around you.

Dreaming of snake biting my face

This dream may be expressing your resentment, annoyance or irritation as a consequence of nasty or toxic comments you have received recently.

If you have had a dream of rattlesnakes or vipers biting you face, it is possible that you have severely criticized the previous day. Likewise, you may have the feeling that you have been the victim of toxic gossip or hearsay.

Dream of snake biting my fingers

This dream would expresses recent frustration or dissatisfaction in one aspect of the dreamer’s life.

Dreaming that vipers or rattlesnakes are biting your fingers can also pointing out your growing discomfort and concern of not being able to act properly before . . .

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Dream of snake bites my little finger

Dream of snake biting my forefinger

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Dream of snake biting my foot

If you have a dream of snake biting your foot, it can offer at least two meanings or interpretations:

The first interpretation: certain problems are preventing you from advancing in your professional or personal life. This dream could be pointing out obstacles that suddenly . . .


Dreaming that a snake bites my left foot

Dreaming that a snake bites my right foot

This dream reflects your concerns regarding the right direction you need to take. See more in page Dream snake bites my feet.

Dream of snake biting a girl

Dreaming that a snake or viper bites a little girl can symbolize harmful traits or feelings in you which can be negatively affecting a new situation, project or relationship in your wake life.

It can also reveal the presence of harmful influences in . . .


Dream of snake biting my hair

This dream might express your inner acknowledge of inner doubts regarding your way of thinking or making decisions. This dream can occur as a result of some bad decisions you’ve taken recently.

In some cases, this dream means that you are having a hard time trying to stop thinking about something that really disturbs you.

Dream of snake biting my hand

The hand in the dream world is considered an imagen representing control over our personal affairs. Thus, if you dream that a snake bites your hand right, it may indicate that you may fear a loss of control over your . . .


Dream of snake biting my left hand

Dream of snake biting my right hand

This dream may be revealing an internal conflict inside the dreamer about the correct action to take in . . . [ See more in page Dreaming of snake biting my hands ]


Dream of snake biting my head

To dream that a snake bites your head may shows that you may be showing some acceptance of your own shortcomings or inner imperfections. It may also reveal that deep inside your mind you are finally admitting the poor decisions taken in relation to important issues in your current life.

A snake biting your head can expressing the fact that you are having unpleasant thoughts or ideas that may be the cause of you worries and headaches.

This dream may be considered a clear warning sign from your unconscious mind, the real creator of your dreams, saying that you have been very stubborn in relation to a present situation in your wake life. Your dreaming mind is using the image of the snakebite to push you to react and finally become aware that something must be done.

On a more symbolic level, this dream can mean that you are paying more attention to your ideals, values or thoughts, and at the same time, neglecting your basic physical needs.

Dream of a snake biting my heel

This dream is indicating problems with your personal flaws or bad habits. In fact, a bite in the heel may reveal the existence of negative habits or personal traits that the dreamer cannot overcome easily. The heel in the dream world represents your willpower; therefore, dreaming that a snake bites your heel would represent your struggle to resist or avoid something you consider negative, immoral or (self) destructive.

Dream of snake biting my leg

Dreaming of snakes or vipers biting your legs might be expressing your disappointment at seeing that your plans are not being fulfilled or reached, maybe something is happening . . . 


Dreaming that a snake biting my left leg

Dreaming that a snake biting my right leg

This dream may reveal that for some reason you would not be able to reach your . . . [ See more in page Dream meaning of snake biting my leg ]


Dream that a snake bites me and I go to the hospital

Having a dream in which a snake bites you and then you ended up at the hospital could mean that you are trying to heal or restore hurt or distressed emotional aspects inside you.

This dream is suggesting that you are not only admitting that you are experiencing pain or suffering, but also that you are longing for recovery or healing.

If in the dream you are the one choosing going to the doctor, then it could mean emotional readiness and willingness for the arrival of inner changes that may help you to restore or improve your psychological or physical well-being.

Dream of snake biting my husband or boyfriend

Maybe this dream is expressing your impression that something bad might happen to your husband or boyfriend. Likewise, you can see this dream from a symbolic level, the snake in your dream may be embodying . . .


Dream of killing snakes that bite me

This dream offers several meanings, the following are the most common:

You are solving your personal problems

Dreaming that you’re killing a snake indicates your desire to address and finish your problems immediately. This dream may indicate that you are now convinced that your personal conflicts can be ended.

The end of a personal situation

Dreams in which you eliminate a snake can reveal your desire to end a troubled relationship or an annoying situation.

This dream shows that you have reached a crucial emotional point where you want to close a specific situation that you don’t want to tolerate anymore. Probably, your unconscious mind is saying that enough is enough.

Control over your defects

Dreaming that you kill a cobra or viper means that you are becoming aware of your inner emotional strength to achieve control over your own defects, vices or personal limitations.

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Dream of snake biting my mouth

This dream can reveal that you may have problems to communicate your emotions and feelings to others. It may also indicate that you are preventing yourself from . . .


Dream of snake biting my neck

This dream could mean that the dreamer is having personal dilemmas. In fact, this dream can reveal that you have experiencing profound internal . . .

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Dreaming that a snake bites me and I don’t get hurt

Dreams of snake biting you without significant harm for you – or for your family-, may reveal the existence of current problems in your real life that . . .


Dreaming that a rattlesnake bites me

This dream means that the dreamer has a deep remorse for ignoring previous warnings that something serious would happen to her.

Dreaming that a rattlesnake bites you may reveal a negative or uncomfortable feeling on you due to the fact you did not paid attention to the details, symptoms or events that indicated that something harmful was about to happen in key personal matters, such as health, relationships, business or studies.

In some cases, this dream may reflect the fact that the dreamer feels that something bad may be occurring in the near future.

Dreaming of snake biting my shoulders

This dream reveals complications, concerns or problems with your sense of self-esteem or self-confidence. It is possible that you are being arrogant or stubborn because you are not listening to the advice given by your dear ones; perhaps you are not taking seriously the opinions of other people.

On the other hand, dreaming that snakes bite you on your shoulders may indicate that you are having a hard time dealing with the weight of your own personal responsibilities. Maybe you are taking for yourself too many personal or professional obligations that may exceed your own capacity or time.

In some cases, this may mean that you are having difficulties resisting social pressure or the negative influence from people close to you.

Dream of snake biting someone else

If this is a descriptive dream, you may be afraid or anxious that something bad is happening to someone you know. Likewise, a know person in your dream can represent an aspect or characteristic of your . . .


Dream of snake biting my son

The first interpretation we should look at is the dream is as simple reflection of your fears that someone or something may eventually hurt your child. However, dreaming that snakes, vipers or cobras are biting your child can be projecting your lingering concerns in relation to . . .


Dreaming of snake biting your stomach

This dream could mean the dreamers is having some trouble with ideas, emotions or situations that she does not want to assimilate or “digest”. It is possible that she may not want to accept the new realities happening around her life.

In some cases, dreams of rattlesnakes or cobras biting your belly can reflect problems with your diet. Following this same type of interpretation, it can reflect your own concerns with your weight in real life. Do you think you have trouble with your over-weight?

Dreaming that a snake wants to bite me

Dreaming that a viper or a cobra threatens to bite you can be considered as an alert coming from your unconscious mind regarding personal situations that may be dangerous. This type of dream could happen when the dreamer is in the midst of a situation of intense stress or anxiety.

It is possible that your unconscious mind is saying that you need to fix bad habits or attitudes which may be causing problems in the present. Perhaps the reptile represents feelings of distress, or even guilt, for something you have not done properly.

This dream could be just expressing the fact that you are dissatisfied with your current social image. Certainly, it is also possible that you feel distressed with your physical appearance.


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