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Dreaming of snake biting my neck

Last Update : May 17, 2022

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It means personal dilemmas.
Unpleasant contradictions between your heart and head.

What does it mean to dream of being bitten in the neck by a snake?

A snake biting your neck in a dream means a challenging situation

This dream reveals that the dreamer is experiencing a personal dilemma.

It is possible that you are having profound internal contradictions between your heart and your head. In other words, you might be in the middle of a tough position and have to choose between what is right or what you really want in your life.

A dream in which a viper or a cobra bites your neck exposes a sense of frustration by the discrepancies between what you think and what you really are doing. You might not be sure what decision to take, and this anxiety can be triggering this dream.

If you have this dream it is because you are facing a problem or situation so challenging or annoying that feels like a ‘pain in the neck’.

A bite in your neck in your dream reveals you’re not understanding something

If you are being bitten in your the neck in a dream, it can be the way your unconscious mind -creator of your dreams- is saying: “something important is not getting to your head“.

It is possible that you find yourself in the middle of a new circumstance or a changing environment that is very difficult to understand.

Perhaps you are being stubborn regarding a position you have taken in respond to a very important matter in real life, and the dream might be suggesting that keeping such posture could impact you negatively. Probably the dream is trying to call you attention about this topic.

A snake biting your neck in a dream means danger is close

Very next to the neck the jugular veins are located, which are considered as the most important veins in the entire circulatory system. This spot is believed to be a vulnerable target for a physical attack; moreover, a serious injury or a deep cut to the jugular could be deadly. Remember the expression ‘to go for the jugular’?

Having said all of that, a snakebite in the neck in your dreams may be suggesting that an issue or problem is getting very dangerously close to you. Perhaps you are afraid of becoming vulnerable to a potential terrible incident or a grave illness.

Your neck is also close to your head, and being injured in that part of the body usually involves an attack from behind. This small detail may be hinting that you have the feeling of being in a vulnerable situation in which you are exposed to get emotionally hurt by something or someone you cannot directly see.

Dreaming of snake biting your neck discloses suffocating relations

A snake biting and choking you may reveal that you are caught in a suffocating relationship, or in a toxic environment that is wearing you out; perhaps a demanding job stressing you all the time. It could also represent a terrible habit or a vice destroying you.

Related Dreams

If the snake was strangling you in your dream, you should see dream of a snake choking me.

If the snake was just wrapped around you neck, take a look at snake wrapped around me.

If the snake biting your neck was quite large I recommend you to read dream meaning of large snake.

To dream that you kill a snake that bites you is revealing that you don’t want to tolerate something hurtful or painful in your life. See more in dream of being bitten by a snake and killing it.

Suggested Dreams

Dreaming of dead snakes

This dream means that the dreamer is overcoming her problems.

Dead snakes in dreams are revealing personal dangers or troubles that have been avoided or overcome. This dream might be suggesting that your fears, doubts or concerns are not making sense anymore

Dreaming of eating snakes

dreaming that you eat a snake has also a negative interpretation, because you could be internalizing feelings or negative emotions, which are represented in the figure of the snake you ingest. See more in dream meaning of eating snakes.

Dreaming of snakes eating people

If you have a dream of a big snake devouring a person, it shows that you are dealing with people with the power to impact your lifestyle or hurt your feelings. 

Read more in dream meanings of snake eating.

Dreaming of snakes everywhere

A dream in which you see snakes in many places reveals the existence of a permanent obstacle or problem that is recurrent or repetitive, something bad constantly perturbing you, day after day. 

Also, you may be feeling cornered or overwhelmed with current complications or difficulties that occur simultaneously.

Dreaming of holding snakes in my hand

Dreaming about holding a snake in your hand means that you are feeling confident enough to take command of difficult and challenging situations in real life. 

The dream may be revealing your renovated inner energy, perhaps you are feeling able to handle problematic individuals who have the potential to cause you tribulations and setbacks. See the full content in dream meaning of holding a snake in your hands.

Dreaming of snake with many heads

This dream shows several concerns in different situations or aspects of your life that are happening simultaneously; for example, you may have the feeling that issues with your health, family or workplace are hitting you at the same time. The number of snake heads could represent the number of problems you are dealing with.

Dreaming of red snakes

Dreaming of a red snake has at least three different interpretations:

According to the the first one, this dream means violent emotions such as anger, rage, bitterness, hatred, which would prompt you to react aggressively before a situation in real life that seems uncertain.

See more interpretations and meanings in page red snakes – dream meanings.

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