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A dream of a snake that bites your hand means there is urgent need to take action.
You may be losing control of your personal matters.
Dream of snake biting your hand means urgent need to take action
If a snake bites your hand it means there is an urgent need to do something in a very important aspect of your life. It is possible that you are in a situation in which you have to start making critical decisions and implement them right now. This is -by far- the most common interpretation.
Many authors think that this dream is considered a warning sign from your unconscious mind calling you to resolve neglected issues or to face personal matters you have been postponing for far too long.
Indeed, the dream is revealing that there is something pending that you have to resolve immediately, for example: a conflict you are avoiding, a responsibility you have to fulfill, a difficult truth that you must face and accept.
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As basis for this interpretation I will share this dream from one my blog readers:
“I dreamt that I was laying in my bed when suddenly a dark snake appeared and began to attack me, I tried to defend myself but it bit me in my right hand.”
In real life she was having doubts and suspicious about her husband. She was afraid that he may be cheating on her;however, she did not have the strength to ask him any questions because she did not want to make him angry and cause more trouble in her relationship.
The black snake was representing her fears and lingering doubts about the future of her marriage. The bite on her hand was a powerful wake-up signal for her to be strong and take urgent action (make a decision) in regards to her deteriorating relationship.
See the analysis of this dream with more detail in section Examples of dreams about snakes biting your hand bellow; the dream title is “Dreaming of a black snake biting my right hand“.
Dream of a snakebite on your hand shows you’re losing control of something
The hand in the world of dreams is regarded as a symbol representing control over our personal affairs. That’s why if you dream that snake bites your hand means that you are feeling frustrated due to an issue with something in your life that is difficult to reach or to handle.
An injury in your hand can symbolize limitations or restrictions on your capacity to manage your personal matters the way you want. Perhaps you have the feeling that you are about to lose command of some aspect of your daily life. Let me ask you: Is there something in life that you are desperately holding on to?
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As an example I share the following dream:
A woman dreamt that a big snake came into the kitchen and bite her hand when she was trying to defend her son.
In real life she was living with his husband’ parents; her mother-in-law had began to tell her how to raise her little kid. Moreover, they had opposite points of view about almost everything in life.
For this woman, the snake represented the unwelcome presence of her mother-in-law; she felt that she was losing control of her son at being challenged in her rol as mother. The bite on her hand showed her fear of losing command of her child’s upbringing.
Dreaming of hands being bitten means: don’t touch that
A dream in which a snake attacks your hand could be the way your unconscious mind is saying that you should not be involved in a problematic situation that is within your reach. Perhaps is not a good idea to handle a risky situation because it will bring unpleasant consequences.
This dream may be suggesting that you wouldn’t want to get involved in a matter that can be uncomfortable, complicated, or risky, such as: a personal or family conflict, a relationship, a business.
Consider the possibility that the dream is just indicating that your are behaving in an unreasonable or unfair manner. Perhaps you might be feeling bad for (thinking of) doing something wrong to someone.
This dream might be pointing to the existence of perturbing doubts over your ability to handle personal change.
Dreaming that snake bites your hand reveals remorse
Consider the possibility that your dream is only exposing your sorrow for misbehaving or for having made a huge personal mistake. Maybe you have noticed that something you’ve done or said lately turned to be false, hurtful or ridiculous.
If the snake biting you hand is poisonous that means that you are being impacted by hurtful remarks or comments from people close to you.
See more in dreaming that a poisonous snake bites my hand in section “Situations”.
Dreaming that snake bites your hand means issues with your ability to act
This dream indicates that there is a (temporary) deterioration in your ability to give or act in your daily life. Indeed, a wound in your sleep may be exhibiting a latent frustration due to your limitations or restrictions to conduct your personal, family or work matters the way you want.
There must be something or someone who is significantly limiting your ability to get what you want.
Here is a short dream:
A young woman dreamed that a black and red snake bit her hand as she floated on air.
In real life, she was afraid to make mistakes and be scolded by any slight mistakes or imperfections.
Dreaming that snake stings your hand reveals an inner conflict
This dream expresses your anguish because it is taking you a lot of work to make the right decision or action on a personal matter.
Remember, dreams are able to recreate with images, things that – by their very nature – have no visual form in real life (like feelings, emotions, reactions within you).
Here is another dream:
A woman dreamt that a snake bit her hand when she was in front of the toilet.
In real life the dreamer was facing an embarrassing dilemma over her relationship, something she struggled to cope with, as the only two options would bring her up more problems and conflicts.
Dreaming that snake bites your right hand
This dream may be revealing an internal conflict inside the dreamer over the right or correct decision to take in a personal topic.
If you dreamt that a snake bit your right hand, it may be showing you fear of not being able to choose your emotions or basic reactions in face of a hostile environment or a challenging situation.
In some cases, dreaming that the a snake bites your right hand can uncover a latent remorse for the way you are handled something recently.
Here is an example:
Dreaming that snake bites a girl’s right hand
A young woman dreamt she was holding a black snake and trying not to hurt it, but at the end she was bitten in her right hand.
In real life, she was afraid to make mistakes and be scolded by her strict and uptight parents for any slight fault in her behavior.
Dreaming that snake bites your left hand
This dream may be showing your growing frustration for not getting a social or professional recognition that you think you deserve. Perhaps you feel that for some reason you are not receiving affection or attention from people close to you.
You also should take in consideration the following meaning:
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This dream might be a warning signal that something important needs attention or solution in your life; perhaps you are delaying an important decision.
Bear in mind that if you are left-handed, the interpretations given under the title ‘Dreaming that snake bites your right hand’ corresponds to your left hand, and what is mentioned in the section ‘Dreaming that snake bites your left hand’ is valid for your right hand.
Dreaming that snake bites your husband’s hand
If you dream that snake bites your husband or boyfriend in your hand, it can have several meanings. One of them states that the dream shows your fears of something bad happening to him in real life.
It could be also revealing that he is involved in a situation in which he has to handle very sensitive or risky matters.
See more in dreaming snake bites my husband.
Dreaming that snake bites your husband’s hand and he kills it
If in your dream your husband or boyfriend kills the snake, it may be just expressing your impression of him as protective figure in your relationship and family.
See this page for more interpretations: dream of killing snakes.
Dreaming that snake bites your son’s hand.
This dream expresses your concerns about your child’s real-life decisions or actions. It also reveals that . . .
Dream that snake bites your hand and YOU kill it
Dreaming of killing the snake that bites your hand means that you really want to eliminate negative emotions, feelings or ideas within you.
This dream indicates that you are worried, anxious or upset due to a personal situation that you find unfair, irregular, or dubious. It seems that you cannot deal with uncertainty any longer.
See many more interpretations and situations on dream of killing snakes.
Dreaming that snake bites your hand and nothing happens to you
Having a dream in which a snake bit you and there were no consequences means that the problems you feared so much in real life did not turn out to be as serious or dangerous in the end.
It also indicates that . . .
Dreaming that snake chases you and bites your hand
This dream clearly indicates that you are constantly avoiding a problem, a conflict or an emotion that is currently mortifying you.
Dreaming that snake bites your hand and you run away suggests that you’re passing up the opportunity to take a firm stand in the face of an adverse situation you’re experiencing.
I invite you to review my page dreaming that a snake is after me.
Dreaming that venomous snake bites your hand
Dreaming that a poisonous snake bites your hand reveals that you fear that certain nasty or hateful remarks can impact your mind or heart.
It is also possible that you are noticing that toxic or negative influences or relationships are affecting you.
Dreaming that snake or snake bites you and injects you with its poison indicates a feeling of hatred, resentment. You might be harboring intense ideas or thoughts of retaliating against individuals who did harm to you; indeed, the dream may express your desire to take revenge on someone.
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Examples of dreams about snakes biting your hand
I dreamt that a snake bit me, someone killed it
A young woman had the following dream:
“I was walking with an unknown man, and suddenly a snake bit my hand.
He killed the snake and covered my hand with gauze, and we continued our way talking like nothing happened.”
In real life she was overwhelmed by debt and her dream revealed her aspiration for someone to provide emotional or material support for her to keep moving forward with her normal life. She longed for a solution to her economic problems which did not allow her to handle her personal affairs the way she used to do in the past.
The snake biting his hand embodied his anguish at losing control over his life.
Dreamt that a snake was chasing me and bit my right hand
A single woman had a dream:
“I was hiding behind a car, I saw a cobra apparently looking for something. I asked for help but instead the cobra saw me and started chasing me.
When I was about to enter my house it bit me in my right hand. The bite felt real.”
This dream reveals that the dreamer has some kind of social anxiety. The snake embodies her fears or insecurities in her personal interactions: with her teachers or anyone with influence and authority; someone who can yell at her or scold her.
The house could represent the dreamer’s personal space, the place where she feels protected and safe. Going home means she is looking for emotional support.
Asking for help and nobody shows up for her means she doesn’t have someone in real life who can provide her with emotional help. Or maybe she is not able to find the right way to ask for the right type of support she needs.
Dreaming of a black snake biting my right hand
This is the dream of a married woman who was having issues with her relationship:
“I dreamt that I was laying in my bed when suddenly a dark snake appeared and began to attack me, I fight for few seconds but it bite me in my right hand.”
The black snake was representing her fears and lingering doubts about the future of her marriage. The bite on her hand might be considered as a wake-up signal for her to be strong and take urgent action (make a decision) in regards to her deteriorating relationship.
That the dream scenario was her bed is a hint that tell us that there are issues in the dreamer’s relationships. I have found that issues with trust and faithfulness are behind the occurrence of this theme in dreams. See more in dreaming with a snake in my bed.
In real life she was having doubts and suspicious about her husband. She was afraid that he may be cheating on her, but she did not have the strength to ask him any questions because she did not wat to make him angry and cause more trouble in her relationship.
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