What Does It Mean If You Dream Of Snakes?

Last updated by Susan Taylor

Dreaming of snakes can be a terrifying experience and can certainly haunt your night. Whether you have visions of them hunting you down, biting you or surrounding you, the symbolism of the snake is strong, and it is also linked to an erotic charge. Susan Taylor reveals everything you need to know here.


We wrongly assume that dreaming of a snake represents a bad omen, but the meaning of this animal is much more positive than we think. In our culture, reptiles are often associated with evil, but in your dreams, this slithery animal is mainly there to help you get through a difficult period!

🌟 Looking for True Love & Happiness? Contact a Psychic expert for further insights into your future 🌟

Dreaming of snake: Multiple interpretations

The snake is scary. We fear its bite, and we fear that it brings death. It is also an animal that sheds and that transforms. The change, the symbolic death, and the passage from one state to another are one of the main interpretations associated with dreaming of a snake.

Present on the caduceus of doctors, it also symbolizes healing and well-being. In a dream, its appearance is almost always positive. Even if the snake puts you in danger, don't worry, your unconscious is only trying to tell you to let your instinct and your emotions speak a little more than your reason.

>>> Discover the meaning and interpretation of the 10 most common dreams

Is the snake a phallic symbol?

This long reptile, that crawls and stands upright, easily leads us on the path of male sex and more generally of sexuality. In the Bible, the serpent is the one who encourages Eve to eat the forbidden fruit. In the Judeo-Christian culture, the snake is not seen in a very good light, and seeing it in a dream can indicate a complex sexuality. An impulse that we try to forbid ourselves, a fantasy with which we are not at ease, but the analysis depends above all on what the snake does in our dream.

If a snake stings or bites

This dream means that your sexual energy is being misused and is turning against you. You may be ashamed of your desires. If a snake also prevents you from bathing or washing, it is because your unconscious mind does not want you to repress your desires any longer. Become aware of this desire and decide whether to succumb to it, rather than hiding it.

Charming a snake with a flute

Becoming a snake charmer or seeing one in a dream is proof that you are in control of your sexuality, that you are in agreement with your partner, that you are gaining confidence. The snake which rises up can also mean that a new desire rises in us in front of a new situation which takes shape.

The snake, the healer

The snake represents a sexual energy, but it is also an energy that pushes us to live and transform. Thus, some dreams refer to an upcoming healing, especially if the dreamer is in a weak situation and is suffering physically or psychically.

A snake slithers but does not frighten

This dream means that your strength will return. You will be able to overcome the trials you are facing. This dream acts as a guide, and a support that invites you to keep hope.

What do different color snakes represent?

Depending on the color of the snake, the interpretation can also vary:

  • A white snake: spiritual energy
  • A green snake: healthy life and strong intuition
  • A pink and blue snake: tenderness, flirtation or light and pleasant love
  • A brown snake: balance and warmth
  • A red snake: passion or toxic love
  • A yellow snake: understanding or hypocrisy
  • A black snake: a love or friendship relationship that is not reciprocated

Animals often have messages for us when they appear in our dreams. Do you dream of a spider? Here is the meaning, and what is the interpretation of a cat dream?

Article presented by Susan Taylor

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

Most recent articles

Gemini Horoscope 2023: Your Determination Will Conquer

In 2023, you will be more comfortable during the first quarter, then, unfortunately, Saturn will wreak havoc on you, both socially and professionally. Responsibilities will seem heavier to bear, which will make it difficult for you to climb the ladder. Fortunately, Jupiter will relieve you and see that you benefit from some lucky breaks until mid-May. After that, you will have to rely on your experience and what you have sown in order to continue the year, in a slow but sure fashion. Your Gemini horoscope 2023 reveals what's ahead.

Chinese Horoscope 2023: Year Of The Water Rabbit Predictions

On Sunday, January 22, 2023, we will celebrate the Chinese New Year and will enter into the Water Rabbit cycle. This phase is set to be a rather zen and quiet year, oriented towards gentleness and benevolence. Here, when it comes to the energies of this animal, we will definitely see a big difference between the Rabbit and the Tiger. Discover your 2023 Chinese horoscope and find out exactly what awaits you.

Bucket List Ideas For Each Zodiac Sign - What To Add To Yours

Bucket lists are all the rage right now and almost everyone has one; hey, people can dream, right?! They are great ways to visualize your goals for the future and can even help indulge your craziest and wildest ambitions. Working with your zodiac sign and taking on board your strengths, weaknesses and ambitions can help you establish the best activities for you. What should you add to your list of objectives?

Which Month Will Be The Luckiest For Your Zodiac Sign?

Each of the 12 zodiac sign’s yearly horoscope is full of beautiful surprises and reasons to be optimistic. Yet, when it comes to luck, we're not all on an equal footing. Although, that being said, for the year ahead, you can start rejoicing because that’s definitely not the case! The next 12 months of 2023 are set to be extremely beneficial for all of us, which is why we need to make the most of every second of it. Discover when the stars will be on your side!

3 Zodiac Signs Will Get A Love Declaration In 2023

Is your heart firmly ready for the taking? Well, here's some good news, especially if you’ve been waiting patiently in the hope that maybe someone will make the declaration that will completely shake your world. What if this year finally rings the bell on your normal and empty love life and instead blesses you with the most romantic of surprises. Do you feel like finding out? Will someone confess their feelings for you in 2023?

What to expect from the night sky

Full Moon Wishes To Make, Here’s What You Must Know

The Full Moon is a perfect time to make a wish; whether it be for love, wealth, health, or in your general activities. When you have a specific wish in mind, there is a suitable ritual for it, and it’s simple to carry out! First, discover the Full Moon wishes for abundance rituals, or wallet game, which comes from Japan, then learn how to practice the second wish and intention ritual. Your dreams are finally about to come true!

When Is The Next Full Moon?

The Full Moon is the lunar phase in which the satellite appears brightest. During this cycle, we see almost all of its surface and also notice many mystical on goings. The effects of the Full Moon are numerous, especially on our sleep and our libido, hence the importance of knowing the date of the next Full Moon. By anticipating the date, we subconsciously prepare ourselves to experience the powerful influence it has on our daily lives. Each monthly lunar event has a different degree of impact on each zodiac sign, so be sure to check back regularly.

Mercury Retrograde 2023: The Dates And Effects Of The 4 Cycles

You’ve no doubt already heard about Mercury retrograde and the effects of this scary phenomenon. Now, whenever bad luck curses us, our first reaction is to blame this destructive planetary movement. From car problems to missed trains; we love to point the finger at this event, but in actual fact, this calamitous motion is indeed REAL! Unlike previous years, this phenomenon occurs a total of 4 times in 2023, so be sure to discover our advice on how to get through each phase, as well as the misfortunes each zodiac sign can expect.

When Is The Next New Moon?

Even though it’s invisible in the sky, a New Moon marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle, and symbolically represents a fresh start for each of us. Its energies urge us to double our efforts and to prepare for the rewards to come. Now, with this in mind, we bet you're wondering what happens during this phase, and what influence the New Moon exerts on our bodies and minds. Susan Taylor answers all of your questions and reveals how can we make the most out of this prosperous instance. Discover all the dates of this important phase, and anticipate this catalyst motion.

Moon Calendar 2022

Discover everything you need to know about the four main phases of the Moon in our calendar for 2022 and learn how you'll be impacted by each of them. Following and anticipating the dates and times of the cycles is essential for daily life, but in particular for gardening, cutting your hair, getting pregnant, and even interpreting your moods. If you want more information about the current phase, look no further because here, you can track them here and foretell all the important insights.

Our most popular astrology rankings

Zodiac Signs Ranked From The Most To Least Stressed

It’s virtually impossible for us not to be anxious at the moment! What with the global pandemic, the constant isolation, money worries and other general frustrations that the situation might trigger. All these factors seem to weigh heavily on our frail shoulders, but some of us manage the pressure better than others. Astrologist, Susan Taylor reveals her ranking of the zodiac signs from the most to the least stressed, and something tells us that you'll inevitably recognize yourself and will definitely agree with your placement!

Amanda's Psychic Experience on Astrofame

Like Amanda, find serenity, success and happiness with the help of a top quality and trustworthy #AstroFame psychic reader. Watch Amanda's testimonial (from @CreateYourKarma) and discover her personal experience with us. Get clarity today for 3 Free Minutes + 50% Off your first session. 👇