What Does it Mean When You Dream About Snakes?

Dreaming About Snakes

There are very few creatures on Earth that conjure more fear than snakes. From our childhoods, we are taught that snakes are dangerous, poisonous, and even spiritually evil.

If we see a snake in real life, some of us would run away but others would be so terrified that we couldn’t move at all. But how would you react if you began to see snakes in your dreams?

The proper response should be to educate yourself about what snakes really are, how they truly behave, and what they really mean when you see them in your dreams.

Here are snake dream meanings that you should analyze to determine what the snakes in your dreams mean spiritually for your life:

Spiritual Meanings of Dreaming About Snakes

Having a dream about snakes can be a scary experience. You may jump out of bed in the middle of the night or even wake up in a cold sweat. It can be even worse psychologically if you actually get bitten in your dream!

If your dream about snakes is a one-time thing or a new dream, it shouldn’t be a reason for concern. However, if you keep having reoccurring dreams that involve snakes, you should explore what it means and put your mind at ease.

There is good news and bad news regarding your dreams. The good news is that dreams about snakes are not as scary as they seem. The bad news is that dreams involving snakes can be a sign of things that are happening in your life. These snake dreams could even be a spiritual response to something you’ve been praying about.

As Christians, we read many scriptures involving snakes that represent evil or Satan in Earthly form. This causes us to believe that all snakes have evil intentions and add no positivity to our lives. Therefore, when we envision snakes in our dreams, it scares us because we are taught to believe that Satan is inside our subconscious mind.

You’ve come to the right place to learn a good lesson about the spiritual meaning of snakes in dreams. Let’s explore!

Here are the spiritual meanings of having dreams about snakes, based on scripture:

Snakes Mean You Are Fearful

Many people who dream of snakes mistakenly believe that seeing snakes is the cause of fear. This is a serious misunderstanding of snakes in dreams. Snakes in dreams don’t appear to make you scared. Snakes in dreams appear because something else in your life has already scared you. This slithery snake is a spiritual representation of your existing fear.

Take some time to meditate and explore your inner feelings. What is happening in your life that is scaring you? A snake in your dream may represent something in your life that is unpredictable and out of your control. Feeling powerless can make us very afraid.

That boyfriend who is a little too physically aggressive or that employer who acts creepy when no one else is around are reasons that you may be fearful. It is also common to be fearful for your child or someone else that you love very much. Snakes appearing in your dreams are a spiritual manifestation of these feelings. To eliminate the serpents, eliminate the fear even if that means removing people from your life.

Snakes Mean Hidden Threats Are Near

Snakes in dreams can be symbolic of a hidden threat or a betrayal. This can be a spiritual signal that you are too trusting of someone in your life and you should withdraw from a certain relationship. If the snake bites you in your dream, it may be a symbol of an unexpected surprise in your future. However, if the snake is dead, it is a sign of an eliminated threat that you didn’t even know about. Your guardian angel is alerting you that a problem has been solved.

Just like not all snake bites are fatal, not all personal threats are meant to consume you. Some threats can do harm to your finances while other threats can do harm to your mental health.

Since the types of threats can vary widely, try to pay close attention to the details of the snake in your dreams. This will guide you to their true meaning. For example, what color is the snake? Is it your favorite color? Does the snake speak in your dream? If so, try to remember exactly what it says.

These seemingly obscure details will allow you to uncover the threats that may await you in real life.

Snakes Represent Sexual Temptation

Let’s face the facts. As human beings, we all experience natural sexual urges as part of biological makeup. However, as followers of God, we are endowed with discernment and restraint. Even when we repress our physical urges in our conscious mind, we may still experience sexual desires in our subconscious mind.

According to the Freudian school of thought, the snake is viewed as a phallic symbol and thus signifies temptation, repressed thoughts, raw sexual energy, or forbidden sexuality. Particularly, dreaming of a snake on your bed suggests that you are feeling sexually vulnerable or sexually threatened. If the snake scares you in this context, then it signifies your fears of sex, intimacy or commitment. If the snake doesn’t scare you, it represents a deep temptation to fulfill forbidden desires. This is a sign that your life is lacking sensuality and passion. 

Snakes Represent Transformation

As snakes grow and develop, they shed their skin in stages. If the snakes that appear in your dreams are not threatening or frightening, they may represent a transformation in your life. This snake dream refers to positive change, self-renewal, growth, knowledge, and wisdom.

If snakes appear in your dreams leaving you with a positive feeling, pay close attention to opportunities for growth in your life. This growth can occur in your personal relationships, career, or self-confidence. Embrace this period of growth and step into your new skin with boldness.

This snake may not be assigned to you. Instead, it may represent the changes of someone close to you. Fighting against non-threatening snakes in dreams refers to you resisting change.

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