What does it mean to dream of snakes? Is it just to scare you, or could there be a positive reason for dreaming of snakes? How does dreaming of snakes have relevance in your life? And what can you learn from it?
In this article, we’ll have a look at the different ways snakes appear in your dreams and what they might represent. This will help you to work out what the universe and your subconsciousness are trying to tell you!
Dreaming of Snakes Meaning
Dreaming of snakes is pretty common. Nightmarish for some and just plain weird for others, snakes are a regular appearance in the subconscious world of dreams.
Dreams have always been an important aspect of understanding our deep fears, wants, and needs. For centuries, humans have put a great value on dreams. In some cultures dreams are seen as a way to connect to a higher power or entering a new level of consciousness.
A lot of psychological ideas and theories regard dreams to be a window into our subconsciousness. The things we dream about represent certain subconscious thoughts and desires. They reveal different aspects of ourselves, some aspects that our waking mind might not even recognize!
Dreaming of snakes can reveal things about our psyche, our wants and fears, and what we need out of life at this specific time. All dreams mean something and have a reason behind them! They can be warnings or ways that the universe is encouraging us.
There are different reasons why we might be dreaming of snakes and to figure out the meanings we must look at the context. Did you feel afraid in your dream? Did you feel upset and anxious? Or perhaps you felt calm?
What the snake was doing and where it was, also has specific meanings. Were you outside or in a house? Perhaps you were in your own house?
Let’s look at the different ways snakes appear in your dreams and what they might represent. With our help, you can work out what the universe and your subconsciousness are trying to tell you!
Dream About Killing Snakes
Dreaming about harming animals is often a terrifying dream, as you might worry that this could be reflecting some deep desire! But, just because you are dreaming of harming animals does not mean you want to do that.
This is because dreams are always representations and metaphors for other things in our life. It is our job to work out what they are a metaphor for!
If you are dreaming about killing snakes this is actually a good sign! It suggests that you are well on your way to overcoming fears and anxieties that might have previously been holding you back. Snakes often represent toxicity, and by killing them in your dreams you are killing toxicity in your waking life.
Have you had a betrayal or heartbreak recently? Are you feeling too anxious to move on?
Dreaming of killing snakes suggests a new chapter to your life and that you are about to start fighting back against your pain. Soon your wounds will heal and you will come to understand what your experiences have taught you.
Life is a journey and you are at a pivotal moment of personal development and understanding. Keep it up!
Dream About Green Snakes
When working out what it means to dream of snakes, the color of the snake is important. Everything in your dream is there for a reason, and sometimes the world is trying to tell you something by the colors that appear! If you remember what color the snake was in your dream, it is probably important.
Green is the colour of prosperity and abundance. When you see a green snake in your dream you are in for good luck! But, your psyche knows that sometimes you avoid challenge.
You need to open up to personal and professional development because luck is on your side!
Dream About White Snakes
White is the colour of purity and peace. Having this colour linked to snakes is an interesting contrast, because snakes have often been seen as poisonous and deceitful. Who can forget the classic story of the snake leading Eve astray in the Garden of Eden?
Dreaming about white snakes suggests that there is a new beginning in your life and positive change is going to come. There might have been recent toxicity and turmoil, but things are changing for the better.
However, you should be aware of others that might be attempting to mess with your life path. White snakes have often been seen as a warning that other people might want to disturb your purity and peace.
Be wary of anybody that might be jealous of you, and don’t let them affect your journey towards happiness!
Dream About Black Snakes
If you are dreaming about black snakes you must take this as a warning. There is something threatening in your life and you must address it.
This threat is coming from within. There are emotions and feelings that you are not dealing with and this is running the risk of seriously affecting your life.
Do you find yourself sad often for no reason? Are you anxious about something but can’t put your finger on it?
Dreaming of black snakes means that you need to take time out and check in on your emotions. It is time for you to work out any anxieties and points of stress you may be avoiding and how you can work through them.
Lots of Snakes in dreams
If there are lots of snakes in your dream you may be denying yourself personal expression and freedom and this is making you poisonous!
There is a lot of pent-up energy in you and you are not letting yourself be who you truly are. This might be because of the pressures of society or your family, but now is the time to discover who you truly are and what you need to do to be happy.
Not being your true self is no good for anyone!
Perhaps you are finding it hard to discover your true calling in life, but spirituality can help. Practicing tarot or meditation will allow you to connect to your subconsciousness and discover what it truly means to be you.
Dreaming of Snakes Attacking
Dreaming of snakes attacking you can be really frightening but sometimes your psyche needs to frighten you!
This dream suggests that there are aspects of your waking life that you are fearful of, or that you should be fearful of. There is definitely a threat, but you need to work out if your consciousness knows this yet. Think of the people in your life. Do any of them give off bad vibes?
Are you able to identify the fearful aspect in your waking life? Are you able to develop a coping strategy in order to overcome this fear?
Dreaming of snakes attacking you suggests that you might not be in full knowledge of the threat. The threat is probably a person that brings negative energy into your life and therefore is detrimental to your spiritual wellbeing.
The person’s toxic energy is becoming too much for your psyche and you need to know this!
Dreaming of Lots of Snakes Everywhere
A disturbing dream for most people, dreaming of lots of snakes everywhere has a specific meaning and reflects your needs right now.
This dream suggests that your personal space is being invaded and you are overwhelmed and run down. If you are dreaming of lots of snakes everywhere, you need to pause and catch your breath.
How is work life for you? Are you getting enough time for your hobbies and interests? Are you managing to have fun and spent time with friends and family?
This dream suggests that you run the risk of being overworked. Being a hard worker is an amazing trait to have, but everybody needs their alone time!
If you are dreaming of snakes everywhere you must try and give yourself the time to relax and rewind, removing yourself from your work life for a bit.
Dreaming of Snakes in Your House
Dreaming of snakes in your house suggests that there are issues in your close family or friendship group that you are not addressing.
Think about what your house represents in the dream. Does it represent your actual house? Your friendship group? Your workplace? Are there any issues that are being ignored in regards to these?
This dream suggests that there is something toxic under your roof. Doesn’t sound good right?
Your psyche is telling you this to get you to act fast and make positive changes. You must discuss any issues that you might be having with others and address any problems or conflict in relationships with both your friends and family.
Honesty is key!
Dreaming of Snakes Chasing You
If you are dreaming about snakes chasing you, your psyche is trying to tell you that there is a situation or issue in your life that you must stop running away from.
Perhaps you feel caught in a situation that you do not feel comfortable in. You might be holding yourself back and not speaking your mind. This situation won’t just go away, and you must address it.
There is something or someone toxic that is having a detrimental effect on your subconsciousness. If you do not find out what this is and figure out you can solve it, it will only get worse.
Speak your mind, address the issues that you are running from, and you will feel so much more peaceful!
The Snake as a Spirit Animal
Our spirit animals will often appear in our dreams. This is because appearing in dreams is an easy way to connect with our psyche and provide us with the guidance we need.
Spirit animals originate in Native American traditions and are guides that will appear at different points in our life, depending on what help we need.
The spirit animals offer wisdom, support, and guidance and normally appearing at significant points during our life’s journey. You are connected to nine different spirit guides.
It is important to be connected to nature and open to communication with the spirit animals.
If you are dreaming of snakes and do not associate yourself with the meanings discussed above, the snake in your dream might be a spirit guide.
So what does this mean?
Snake spirit animals signify healing
If the snake spirit animal appears in your dream, they are trying to tell you that it is time to heal and move on in your life.
If you are stuck in bad memories or negative emotions, allow the spirit animals to bring you new wisdom, hope, and understanding.
Everything happens for a reason and the spirit animals know this. The snake moves across the ground and is therefore connected to the earth’s core. Because of this, they have a deep understanding of the world’s rhythm and energy.
Draw energy from the earth and nature to assist you in your healing.
Snake spirit animals represent transformation
Like the snake shedding its skin, you are in the process of significant change and transformation. Your spirit animal has appeared to assist you on your journey and help you in this transformation.
The snake spirit animal is encouraging you on your new path and is helping you with your personal growth. Bigger and better things are coming!
There is an element of primal urges in the snake spirit animal so when you are going through your transformation, remember that animalistic part of you and use it to your advantage!
What Are Your Thoughts on Dreaming of Snakes?
There are so many reasons why you might be dreaming of snakes, and remember to consider the context when you are trying to work out the meaning of your dreams.
A lot of the time, snakes represent something toxic that needs to be addressed in your conscious world. There is a warning coming from deep within you.
There is also a great deal of hope when dreaming about snakes. Snakes are transformative animals, and so are humans. We have the fantastic ability to recover, survive, and thrive, no matter what life throws at you.
If you have toxicity around you or are running away from an issue that you need to face, you have the power to survive this and transform your life for the better! Nature and the universe are behind you!
PS: While we’re on the subject of dreams, don’t forget to explore the power of lucid dreaming.