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Snake Dreams Interpretation-Snake Dream Meanings-Dream Interpretations

Updated on May 20, 2013


The snake is one of the most symbolic animals in the world. The snake is a symbolic animal that can be found in a variety of different cultures, both past and present. Due to this, snake dream meanings can vary a lot. In cultures, the snake can be both positive and negative. We see a wide margin of snake symbolism from the Eastern world compared to the Western world. In Asia and other Western cultures, the snake is a symbol of renewal and transformation. However, in the Eastern world, the snake represents temptation and fear. Snake dream meanings can vary in this same way. Snake dreams can symbolize both positive and negative meaning. This is why it is important to correctly analyze your snake dream.

In this article, we will discuss a variety of different scenarios and their meanings when it comes to snake dreams. We will review snake dream meanings and how they may apply to your waking life. We will also explain how you can take your snake dream and correctly apply what you learned to determine what your snake dream means to you.


Snake dreams are actually a common dream that both men and women have. When we dream about snakes, in most cases, it is because we are facing challenges and negative emotions in our waking life. However, snake dreams can represent other emotions in our waking life. Snake dream interpretation is much harder then other symbols because snakes have been symbolic for centuries.

Most of us have heard about the serpent in the story of Adam and Eve. In this scenario, the snake had evil intentions. This can arguably be one of the leading reasons why men and women view the snake in a negative way. As you may already know, the serpent tempted Eve with the forbidden fruit and she finally gave in. The serpent, portrayed as a snake, has been a longtime symbol of temptation. The same can be said about snake dreams, they can represent temptation in our waking life. You may be tempted to steal, cheat, or lie.

The snake is also a strong symbol for energy from the male. Snake dreams can represent this male energy. Since men usually have a strong sense of sexual awareness, snake dreams can symbolize sexuality. Snake dreams can also represent the fear of sexuality. This may apply to someone that is too young to have sex or perhaps someone that is considering sex for the first time. You may also feel that you are being pressured and feeling uncomfortable sexually. These snake dream meanings can also relate to the serpent and Eve.

Although most snake dream meanings are negative, some snake dreams can represent positive attributes in our waking life. The Native Americans are one culture that didn't fear the snake. Instead, they saw the snake as a symbol of renewal and healing. They saw that the snake was able to shed its skin and grow a new skin. In fact, seeing a snakeskin in your snake dream represents protection over sickness.


Snake dreams are commonly a sign that we are going through a rough patch in our life. At some point and time, we will all go through trying times. If you are and your dreaming of snakes, this may be a sign of your troubles. You may be having trouble in a relationship or perhaps you have lost your job. You may be recovering from an illness or perhaps you have lost someone that you love. Anyone of these may have caused your snake dream. Remember though, snake dreams can also represent positive meaning in your waking life. Snake dreams may be a sign of healing. It you are struggling with an illness, your snake dream may mean that you are healing. With so many snake interpretations, this is why it can be difficult to find the true meaning behind your snake dream.

In order to analyze you snake dream, you will have to answer the following questions.

  • What was the snake doing in my dream?
  • Was the snake chasing me?
  • Did I get bit by the snake?
  • What emotion did I have when I saw the snake?
  • What was the snake doing?

When you try to determine your snake dream meaning, it is very important to remember every aspect of your snake dream. I know this can be very hard as some men and women have difficulty remembering dreams. Yet, this is how we can give our best attempt to properly interpret our dreams. If you are one that remembers you dream at first, try writing it down on paper so you don't forget it later in the day.

Now, there are a variety of different scenarios and meanings when it comes to snake dreams. If you see one or more snakes, this represents fears, guilt, and worries in our waking life. Snake dreams can also represent a threat in our waking life. This can be a current threat or perhaps one that you don't know about yet. Make sure you pay close attention to your surroundings and always be on guard. If it is due to fear, try your best to resolve the issue that you are having. Remember, it won't go away until it is resolved.

As briefly discussed above, snake dreams can also symbolize sexuality. In most cases, the snake dream represents a fear of sexuality. You may be considering a sexual nature for the first time or it may be with a new partner. It you are, it could even apply to the fact that you are sexual with the same gender. Snake dreams can also symbolize that you are not comfortable with your own sexuality. You have to love yourself first. If you are uncomfortable with someone in this way, take a step back. The last thing you should fear is sexual activity. If you are, something is wrong. Only you know what makes you uncomfortable behind closed doors. Your snake dream is a warning in this case so pay attention to it.

If your snake dream portrayed someone that you know, it can symbolize that they are not trustworthy. In some cases, the head of that person will be placed on the snake. If so, you may want to steer clear from them. This is a classic symbol that they can't be trusted. It is possible that they may hold anger against you. Your snake dream is a clear warning that they can't be trusted. It may also apply that there is someone close to you that can't be trusted.

If your snake dream portrayed a snake with two heads, one on each end, this can portray that there is confusion in your waking life. This snake dream may mean that you feel that you can't make the correct sound decision over something in your waking life. You may feel that you are being pulled in all directions. Your snake dream is a symbol that a sound judgement is needed in your waking life. You always need to explore all options, but it is time to make a final decision.

The emotions portrayed in your snake dream can also hold symbolic value in your waking life. What emotions were being portrayed in your snake dream? Were you scared? Did you not care about the snake? Maybe you are the type of person that doesn't fear snakes. Most men and women fear snakes and this is why most snake dreams are a symbol of this fear in our waking life. The emotions being portrayed in your snake dream may be the same emotions that you are showing in your waking life. If so, you need to resolve your issues. This is the purpose of your snake dream. Your snake dream is applying the same emotions that are being portrayed in your waking life. Remember, most snake dreams are a warning and we should listen. Answering and asking the right questions will help you properly understand the meanings behind your snake dreams.

As you read above, snake dreams can also portray positive meaning in our waking life. Snake dreams are common among creative men and women. Snake dreams are also common for men and women that have a high level of awareness in their waking life. For these men and women, snake dreams can be a symbol of wisdom, knowledge, and transformation. Snake dreams can represent that we are going through positive change in our waking life. Snake dreams may also symbolize that you are healing, possibly mentally, emotionally, or physically. Snake dreams can also represent our spiritual realm in a positive manner. Your snake dream is usually a positive emotion that is being portrayed in your waking life.

Remember, asking the right questions will help you interpret your snake dream correctly. Only you know the answers and only you know what is happening in your waking life. Use this article as a guide so you can properly interpret your snake dream.


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    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia






      Thank you all for taking the time to read this article and comment. Thanks again for your votes, support, and words of wisdom.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend very interesting and fascinating article that gets the mind thinking and wondering . Well done !

      Vote up and more !!! Sharing !

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      6 years ago from USA

      Excellent and detailed. I am a believer that all things carry meaning. I am a reiki master as well as many other "titles" I carry and the animal totem esp in dreams is indeed a sign of various things. I have yet to dream of a snake but a fox-in life and in dreams appears quite a bit lately. I help others make sense of their energies and ironically I work on healing my own.

      You're welcome to read my spirit inspired hubs.

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      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Very interesting and fascinating hub. I always thought dreaming of snakes means something negative, but your hub has really done a great job of explaining the other view. Well done!

      Voting up and +++

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      Very interesting.. and I wonder if there really is truth.. It takes a lot to make me believe.. but I still wonder... hmm great hub my friend :)

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Being I hate snakes and am so terrified of them, I cannot even look at these photos!!!

      God bless, Faith Reaper


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