Spirit Animal Totems


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Acknowledge that the universal healing forces flow through your heart and hands in ways that help others find their own destiny.

If Snake has slithered into your life

Transmutation is the key word here. The shedding of old skin and emotions and transforming them into something bigger and better. If Snake winds itself into your life know that change is in the wind and that you are at the center of it all as the catalyst. Make sure that your intentions are clear and that you have clear a clear sense of the direction that you need to strike out in. Snake is letting you know that these changes are safe and that there is no need to fear them.

You are also being reminded to stay connected to the self through observation of both the tiny vibrations in the earth, and the warmth and smells of the air and sky. When we learn to connect with our surroundings we can continue on the path of growth, and discard the trappings of the past.

If Snake is your Animal Spirit Totem…

People with snake as their totem are often finding that they are going through constant changes in their lives that they usually move through smoothly. They have a natural ability to balance energy and often Snake totem people are gifted healers.

You are very charming in social situations, and very good at holding peopleโ€™s attention, there is something mysterious about about your gaze, your intensity, and your ability to sense what otherโ€™s are thinking or feeling. Tied in with this charm is a confidence and self assurance that many people find alluring. Snake people can slither in and out of conversation with ease and grace, and are often flexible and open minded.

If Snake comes into your Dreams…

To see a snake or be bitten by one in your dream could mean that your hidden fears and worries are coming back to bite you. It could also be alerting you to something in your life that you are not aware of or that has not yet surfaced. Alternatively, the snake may be seen as phallic and thus symbolize temptation, dangerous and forbidden sexuality. In particular, to see a snake on your bed suggests that you are feeling sexually overpowered or sexually threatened. You may be inexperienced, nervous or just unable to keep up. If you are afraid of the snake, then it signifies your fears of sex, intimacy or commitment. The snake in your dream may also be referring to a person around you who is callous, ruthless, and can’t be trusted. As a positive symbol, snakes represent healing, transformation, knowledge and wisdom. It is indicative of self-renewal and positive change.

To see only the skin of a snake in your dream could mean that you are being protected from illnesses.

Occasionally a snake without any eyes or without a head could signify that you are ignoring the danger in a situation. Alternatively, it could also mean that you are going to be blindsided by something.

Additional Associations…


Please have a close look at the Quotation Box at the top of the page before you make a comment or ask a question. There are at least five different messages that can appear in the box and more often that not your personal guides will see to it that the message is appropriate to what your visiting Snake was trying to convey to you. We try to answer as many comments as possible – but please be sure you have not already had your answer or that the answer is not in the first paragraph. If your Snake is dead – consider that the message is in it’s shadow form – in other words exactly opposite to what the message is saying and that you are somehow not accomplishing what it is asking for.

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110 Responses to Snake

  • I often dream of Rattlesnakes. They never threaten me, just let me know they are there. It is the animal that most frequents my dreams. Living in the desert, I often om filled with the smell of the snake, although I rarely cross one. Maybe it is the snake letting me know it is close by watching me. I love my snakes. I know I am protected when they are around. The last time I crossed one, it let me know I was not welcome in the area. I soon found out why. After slowly moving away from the snake, I made a large semi circle around the wash. Inside the wash I noticed a large hive of African hybrid honey bees. That snake kept me from walking into the bees territory. Thank you snake. I love you so much, and cannot wait to visit with you in the dream realm soon.

  • I had a dream of a dead snake and I was walking home with an enemy and someone I thought was my best friend but funny enough I was not scared in my dream I was running but laughing at the same time but I couldn’t see the snakes head

  • Hello. I had a dream of a rather fat, yellow jacket wasp, with intention to sting. It broke into my snakes cage and stung it several times. The wasp finally escaped leaving my snake in critical condition. Through out my dream, we’re doing everything we can to save it, in the end, she surivived. I have an ability to sense when I am dreaming and can sometimes control where the dream goes. I can’t seem to find an explanation for the insect attacking my snake. Helpp.

  • Had a very intense dream filled with snakes last night. I am an aficionado of snakes, and not afraid. This a.m, as my children and I are going down the stairs to our car for school, an enormous black rat snake was twisted around one of the stairs. My son just passed it and said Good a.m. mr. Snake and kept right on going. He will still there upon my return and I took many photos of him close up. We were at peace with each other. I am going through the absolute worst time in my life, and on the verge of homelessness, due to my health disability. What, if anything could the constant appearance of the snake signify in my life?

    • Im not entirely sure but i believe it is a good sign. I wish you good luck. Your story touched me because i have been homeless with children and it is so hard. I send love your way.

    • Snakes are supposed to symbolize good luck and fortune, I see them frequently when I am out training for my upcoming Ironman.

  • Several years ago my husband killed his self. On the day he killed his self i was serching through boxesin my shed. An i came across a snake in rite in front of me where i was serching. Just minutes later i was informed of my husbands death. An just a few days ago i incountered a snake at my front door. An in the same night of my incounter i was informed that my ex husband was killed in a wreck that night. What is the meaning of these incounters on the days of their deaths?

  • Last week my husband and I saw snake in front of house and we watched him passing and going towards our neigbour’s house so we knocked their door. The man came out with shovel and just killed the snake before we say anything or think anything else. I felt help less and shocked how could he do that in one moment without thinking. I don’t know if snake was poisonous or not or it could be just harmless gopher snake but my heart is not at peace. I love Mother Nature and feel very hurt when any creature gets cruelty. Please help me understand what and why I faced this situation and its. Significance in my life? May lord shiva give the passed alway snake his needed liberation and forgive any one for their non intentional deeds.

  • Hi I had a Dream last night about a big Snake in my backyard in the Garden and my dog stood on It and woke it up and then it moved to near the clothes line near my mums legs she didn’t move then came towards me but in went inside away from it and then it was flat out up over fence into our neighbours house when we looked over there it was in the garden and there was 2 Red belly black snakes in their but they didn’t move then I told the neighbour about the snakes and showed her where they were and the next thing I know is the big one had come back over the fence and was down beside our house and then I woke up so could you tell me what you think this Dream Means please


  • I once dreamt of a green colored Python on a tree near the garage(at my grandfather’s place) being swallowed by a black snake that was even bigger in on swift swoop.

    Can you tell me what the dream meant ?

  • Driving on 81 S from philly to s. Carolina. Just getting back on the highway after a short pit stop. Noticed a very large hawk spread it’s wings on the side of the road and take off quickly into flight and then noticed she had a large snake in her talons. I was drving, my husband the passenger and we both watched as she rose from the ground heading directly over us, but then lost her lift and came crashing down into the passengers side of the windshield, dropping the snake and then landing in the left lane on the highway. I could see her in my Sideview mirror. Still standing and shaking it off. Meanwhile, the snake had been lodged between the door frame and passengers mirror but uncertain if it was alive. We drove aways to where we could par and carefully removed the snake. It was injured but alive.

  • I found a young snake, while doing my farm chores, which appeared to be an albino Garter snake. Is there any deeper significance to this other than your general outline on crossing paths with a snake?
    I do not dream of animals, reptiles or birds very often, except when i choose to. I am, however, involved very deeply with many varieties of animals, both domestic and wild, as well as birds and reptiles. How does one know what their “totem” is? For all of the animals that have touched my life, i do see a great deal of synchronicity with myself or others within my circle with your analysis of each animal I have looked at on your list which I deem to be relative to me. Your inspiration and intuition are very accurate! Thank you so much!

  • I was dreaming of a forest. I was walking through it to nowhere in particular when I felt something crawling on my foot. It was a caterpillar. I was so intrigued that I watched and followed the caterpillar to see where it was going. On the path were more caterpillars either curled like snakes and resting or eating and crawling around. That’s when I noticed baby snakes intermingled with the caterpillars. This scared me because I was afraid they would bite me. I was in flip flops so I hurried down the path only to be met by large pythons of many colors. I tip toed around them but slipped in front of one. I screamed, in fear of being struck but it just looked at me. My dad came first to my aid with a shovel and beheaded the curious snake. Then more people arrived to help. We all took shovels and started killing them. They just laid there and looked at us with curious and sad expressions. I started feeling sick and upset about this. It felt wrong but my dad said it had to be done. Then, in my eyes they looked like sad pit bulls. I’ve always had a thing for pit bulls because they can be sweet and gentle just very misunderstood. And to me it looked like my friends and family were killing pit bulls with shovels. Then I woke up. I don’t understand what this means. I’ve never dreamed of snakes before. Haven’t seen anything about snakes or anything. Another thing I noticed was there were no snake eggs and there were no butterflies. It was like the caterpillars were turning into snakes.. I don’t understand. So confused. What does this mean?

  • Since i was 12 , i am looking for Spirituality. Found it with my master “Jivan Mukti Swami Ganapati”
    I was twice bitten by a Cobra. Once a great White One in Meditation and once in real feeding a cobra in an institution.
    follow this lead and enjoy

  • Hi All,
    I had a dream this morning sister-in-law was fighting a snake and it bit her. I got the snake and cut it head of but it kept growing back, so I tried cutting it up in pieces.
    The last thing I remembered was telling my sister-in-law to start a fire to burn it. And then I woke up..What does this mean.

  • I had a dream the other night that I was pregnant. I was outside in the dream. When I felt pain and so I lied down on the ground to give birth and two snakes came out. I think they were pythons or something. What does this mean? (Weird dream, I know.)

  • Can you help me? I was praying and I saw a white snake in the ceiling, as if it was paved there and it opened an eye at me. What does that mean. What’s the interpretation of this meaning? ๐Ÿ˜† โ“

  • i would like to know what happens if a snake slithers upon u and out of fright u screame and he goes away.

  • i had a dream last night that I was in my bathroom and this snake appeared from the drain. as I tried to scare it away it entered my body through my mouth. I knew it was bad so I tried to throw it up in the toilet. but once it came close to coming out it went deeper. I started to feel dizzy and even felt overcome by demonic entities. and so I tried again to throw it up but than I blacked out and woke up. what does this mean?

  • what is the meaning of small dark brown and white snake appears live a day before we bury my late aunt ?

  • I saw a king cobra snake a few nights ago, in a dream. I didn’t approach it, I just thought…what the heck? That’s a king cobra!?! And then woke up. Last night, I had another dream. My two youngest boys were at a small hotel, with grass just outside the front door. They were playing and alerted me to a snake and began to run away. I saw a snake in the grass and approached it, when I did, it’s neck flared and I realized it’s a king cobra. It lunged at me and I grabbed it just behind the neck. It squirmed and whipped around. Then fell to the ground. It then lunged at me again, this time I kicks at it and it’s top left fang went into my shoe, just missing my toe. So I was not technically bit. I remember thinking, my kids are safe, but how do I get this angry snake out of my shoe!! I woke up at that point.

    • There was also a police officer close by, but I couldn’t get his attention, I feel like I couldn’t yell out Lou enough for him to hear me.

  • My dad recently passed away and I was out of the country. I returned home to be able to attend his funeral. For the last two nights I have dreamt about living in a house with my boyfriend and his best friends live next door, we are surrounded by fields and when I go to leave, I am alone and there are hundreds of rattle snakes sitting upright with their tails rattling and all around the kerb areas are lots of baby red razor snakes. I get the vacuum cleaner out to suck up the baby snakes so I can leave the house, whilst I do this the rattle snakes just watch me……… what does this mean???

  • Since I was a child, I am dreaming with snakes and very often.
    I want to know why? i am tired dreaming with snake in my whole life !!!

  • I dreamed one dream but broken into two phases – in the first gypsy women were passing a cobra around and came to me with it last. the cobra was affectionately passing over my had and I could feel the snakes affection for me – in the second part an aunt gave me a blue and red thin snake which I was washing – I wondered if it was alive or hibernating as it was col but seemed alive – I was a little cautious with this one in case it bit me…. would you interpret please? I generally am fascinated by snakes and I handle them without ever having been bitten so far

  • Hello ! I had a very weird dream – early morning
    I was at some place where the floors were whitish and I was with my little cousins. I personally like snakes and I don’t freak out. But in my dream I see a white snake… That moves around corners and close to us , never attacking (I feel) . I am afraid (maybe for my cousins) and try to hit it.. it keeps escaping. Suddenly a very very large lizard animal comes in and bites it. But the snake doesn’t die… It continues to slither and coil. Everyone else has a little trouble seeing it as it’s on white background.
    That’s it .

  • last night I had a vivid dream that a bright-green and bright-yellow snake was coming out of the drain in the kitchen. I knew others would be afraid of it. I took something and pushed it back into the drain, telling it that life in the pipes would be better for it. But I knew I didn’t want it loose in the house. I told no one about it.
    Today, as I meditated, I became very aware of my destructive diet and my acidic cravings. I let the snake out of the drain and it jumped down my mouth and throughout my digestive system. I thought it might be healing my malfunctioning system. But, after a while, it coiled and hurt me. Finally it left through my mouth to return to the drain.

  • Hi All,

    I was on the beach today,eyes closed and listening to music. I had a sense to look up and a fisherman was waving at me, so I took off my headphones and very close to me was a long snake ( black & white stripes), that had emerged from the sea. It turns out that it’s a poisonous one and not often seen, hence the fisherman was scared. I was too! This experience shook me up? Any advice on the meaning of poisonous sea snakes- would be welcomed?



  • I was bitten yesterday on my run by a non venomous snake. I love the message it is bringing. It is spot on for what is happening in my life. I love when spirit animals appear in my life.

  • I feel spirit snake around my legs and feet I do not see them I only feel them. Can anyone say what it means as at night it is still with me lying by my feet.

  • Hi,
    I dreamt that a black snake( with not so prominent skin pattern) are sitting together with my cat. (like nothing to be afraid of)
    I was shouting and calling anxiously to get her away from the snake but she just not moving!
    I keep and shouting and shouts to my brother too for help, he came with an axe , but just stand there blurly/hesitatantly on what to do.
    I took the axe and chopped the snake head off. Check on the snake and even put my hand whole hand in it to search for my cat but cldnt find her huhuuuhu :sad: ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
    Maybe at the time when Im not looking(while busy shouting) the snake swallowed my cat cause i dint see her. Im not sure/ remember if I see the snake actually swallowed the cat.

    Please help- i felt so disturbed by this. Im so worried bout my cat. :sad:

  • Hi,i always dream about snakes. Almost every month. Last night i dreamt a long brown skinny snake chasing me as i tried to run away from it. It’s always like that.

  • In my neighborhood, there was a beheaded snake left to lie in the middle of the road. I was not able to move it myself at the time, but came back to move it to the shaded grass later. After a long walk to reach it, I found it already moved out of harms way. The only thing left for me to do was to move it’s severed head back to where the neck was, and I did.
    But for a world where hitting animals or animal carcasses is a sport, who took the time out of their lives to move it? Who cared enough for the dignity of the creature’s spirit to actually take action that they didn’t need to? I don’t know, but I pray that the Snake’s spirit recognized the good will of that person and will bless them in some way.
    Either way, it is good to know that I am not the only one who cared enough to see what needed to be done.

  • I had been throwing up for about three weeks straight. It was so bad that it could have been life threatening. It started after I met this guy, and I started seeing serpents everywhere. I would have dreams about absolute monarchies along with assassinations of important people. It was not until April 23, 2015 after weeks of being sick, I semi-awoke to the whisper in my ear stating: let all the many sins done on to you be forgiven. for the first time in my life I was relieved of sickness. I somehow noticed that there was a “s” symbol on my leg where a previous dog attack scar was. I always was a person who read people and was always condemned for it. The problem is I do not know what is going on and I would like to know what happened to me.

  • I had a dream that my son came running in saying snake snake which I quickly ran too all I saw was a grey long snake which was slithering slowly under the sofa I was stood on I never saw its head just the body and end of it I was just wondering how you would inturperet that?

  • I’ve been having some visions from my meditations in the last couple of weeks. But the most prominent ones were the snake… a cobra, always appears before me the minute I closed my eyes. It would watch me peacefully about five feet away. I went to a naturally reservation park to do my four miles walk. As I was driving to the park, I’d kept getting vision of the cobra. Once I got to the park, something directs me to a certain path toward a bench that I would never thought of going to nor sit in. But I went anyways and from there, I did my stretches. As I stretched and bent down, I saw a snake skin shed with tan and light brown color. Unconsciously I picked it up, folded it, and placed inside the pocket of my hoodie jacket. As I did my fast walk I kept seeing an image of the this tan and light brown snake that sits itself about five feet tall looking at me from a distance waiting for me to approach it. It kept reappearing itself off and on but always stayed at a distance, about three times. Then finally before I finished up my walk, I was greeted by the same image of the black cobra that was the same height as I am, five feet tall. It kept reappearing for about three to four times while I was driving home. What does this all mean?

  • i had dream in which the snake is in our home and we tried to feed that but it was a rat then again we saw snake my mother tried to feed that but injured my mother and my fathers sister who came to see us) in their eyes and my father killed the snake. im very much confused and scared plz give me reply about this dream.. :sad:

  • My dream involved me being in a strange backyard they had a whole lot of swampy area long tureign full of water and idea crossed over one and I heard talking then I’ll begin to hear a rattle which let me know there was a snake nearby but it didn’t take that second until the snake head out of the water and said she’s over here this time I’m thinking there’s more than one ok thanks more than once so then I went ahead and I wanted to backtrack but I couldn’t find myself to go back I had to keep going forward, there were alot of python sized snakes talking to each othrr. The one that bit me was anaconda size I mean if it stood up completely it would be the size of the trunk of a tree then I am when the head moves forward I encountered about for them as I went and I knew that I was going to be a bitch I knew it I just knew I was going to be it and sure enough talk two things of a very big one the one that was talking bit me in my right hand I handed in all day and in the dream I got bit in the hand men that was a great I like a picket fence type gate and I went to I figured if I could just cross the gate to get over the gate I’d be ok I got to the gate and the door opened and I just knew was going to be a snake that was coming through that was going to finish me off fierce light I did not fear so much as I was aware it was my mother she came and opened up the door and it was as if she was oblivious to the fact that I was in a damn full of snakes in a backyard I have never been and my mother was there and she opened up the gate door and I got out and when I turned and I looked back the snake that bit me didn’t have blood on his teeth nothing he was just looking at me but he amazing please help me to tell me what this means thank you

  • okay.. so i was at the beach, one i always visit in my dreams. Same setting, over cast and steep sand slopes where the shore breaks. I was with my mom, her brother, her friend, and friends son. We walked upon a huge snake half rotted in a hole, but the snake was clearly visible from afar so the hole was not deep. My moms friends son walked up to in and was in the hole with it. I walked up to it and i kept thinking i was going to bring it to life. I was quietly staring at it, i turned and walked away and knew i could bring it to life. As i was walking away i heard screams from my mom and her friend, ‘why is the snakes skin coming back! Its moving! My son!!” i turned back for a second and saw the snake bite my moms friends son. I turned back around and we all began to leave the snake. I wanted to tell them it was me but then i would be blamed for killing him. Pls leave your thoughts, i would love to here them.

  • My mom has been petrified of snakes as long as I can remember, but I never felt that they were particularly scary. Then one day in Brazil I was at my family’s country house. I was standing on top of a short flight of stairs that lead to the house’s entrance, and I was leaning on the doorway. For whatever reason I had the urge to look down, and when I did there was a snake 2 inches from my left foot. It was roughly three feet long, and green (it was a jararacussu). Anyways I leapt down all the stairs in one movement and started screaming “snake”. Sad to say that we killed the snake, but the people I was with and I were very scared. Since that day I have had lots of dreams with snakes, they bite me every time. And one time on a hallucinogen I had a very beautiful vision with a snake, but then it still bit me, and right when it bit me my friend hit my foot, and I actually thought I had died for a second. Anyways, I don’t know if any of this means anything and I just started to look into whether it is my spirit animal an hour ago because I saw one on T.V and had to turn my head away. Also, my mom did something called regression where a doctor puts you into a dream like state and you are supposed to go back and learn about your past lives. Apparently she was told that in one life she was killed by a snake and in another her dad was killed by a snake…. Any help would be appreciated.

  • About 2 nights ago I had a dream where I was in bed and a huge python-like black snake slowly slithered over my shoulder and onto the left side of my body. It rested on me, calmly, peacefully. At first I didn’t know what was going on and I was nervous about the heavy slithering sensation, but as it moved onto the whole left side of my body I felt that it simply wanted to rest with me, or on me and there was nothing to fear whatsoever. The weight of the snake was visceral and I was happily stuck to my bed, not wanting to disturb it’s peaceful rest stop, and almost feeling like one with the snake. Any interpretations of what this could symbolize?

  • There was a gathering. My friend, I and a few others were facing the group. Two snakes writhed at full speed into the hall. They were separate but parallel, approaching where we sat, searching the room with their mouths snapping. I was afraid but remained calm as they made their way to me. The snakes stopped when they ‘found’ me, and with one on my right and one on my left side they sniffed from my shoulders to head (as when doggies are saying hello with your hand to their nose) and then the snakes turned away, disappearing. No biting. I cannot figure this dream out … am zero percent a snake person. If there is/are any interpretation(s) for this dream, please let me know. I do not recall any colors in this dream. Thank you.

  • Hello I’m not sure if this is where I post dreams but I’ve been having very interesting dreams recently. It first started about 2 weeks ago when I had a dream where I was in a desert town being chased by snakes which in my eyes didn’t seem hostile or try to bite me,I ran and jumped on the shoulders of a person I might have know and said I’m sorry I can’t be down there and proceeded to jump off his shoulders to the top of the house. After that all the snakes started to go into the house that I was on too of and the dream ended. The 2nd dream I just had I was running up a metal stairs and a green snake once again none hostile was following me quickly up and down the stairs,as I ran down I look to my left to see a slightly bigger snake that was all white and had think blue lines horizontally across the snake and I woke up. Any ideas of what these dreams could mean? I’ve been thinking all morning.

    • Hello Jon, it seems that you are afraid of change, and these snakes that are in your dream are trying to tell you its ok to jump and to no fear of the changes that are occuring in your life. it can be anything, self-change, job, relationship, whatever your situation maybe. the all white snake can be someone you feel very close to in your regular life, they are watching you with intent and concern but also being very protective. hope this helps.

  • Last April I had post operative complications and almost died twice. Was put in a paralyzed drug induced coma and didn’t wake up for two weeks. During that time I had a terrible “dream” that I was being held captive by indians and would be sacrificed. During my cativity, a snake like nurse with one eye was always trying to help me, keep me safe. Snake is also one of my totem animals. I managed to come back to life….taken me 8 months to learn how to breath, swallow, eat, walk…etc but I did it! What significance do you think the “snake nurse” was? Thanks

    • Lois, Snakes have been known to have healing properties to them. Perhaps the nurse was symbolizing how snakes are used to help
      People from venom with their antivenin and how you were in a coma. (Some snake venom can do that). As for the one eye, it could be translated to psychic powers or a God-like force watching over you. The significance of the snake nurse might have been a divine being trying to help heal your condition. P.S. Snake are known for shedding their skin and “coming back to life.” So when you were revived, you were basically shedding your own skin. Hope you are feeling better and know that you have Divine Beings and Gods of Nature protecting you! Namaste! :mrgreen:

  • I have recently found out my spirit animal is the snake and I also feel like this animal is very misunderstood as well. Many people fear snakes as death-bringers or evil for some ludicrous reason. My family life isn’t going so smoothly right now as a couple of my family members are criticizing me for being different and put me down constantly just because of my spiritual/practical/emotional views of this planet. They constantly show favoritism to my older siblings because they claim “My siblings are men of God.” I am Pagan and they are Christian so you can see the blatant conflict arising. I don’t want to give any more details, but I feel the Gods gave me the snake as my SA to prove beauty comes in all forms and being different is a blessing. Snakes to me are viewed as evil and disgusting because people can’t see what nature creates truly elegant.
    Snakes are beautiful animals who give their spirits to the people who choose to be different and beautiful in their own way.
    -Melanie, 17

    • Hello Melanie: People naturally fear what is different, whether it is your beliefs, your way of life, or even the way you express yourself. Know that you are important just the way you are and that you are a gift to us all simply by being yourself. When others have a problem with that – understand that it is their problem – and not yours. You don’t need to change in order to fit their life stories.

      • Thanks, Silken. I honestly believe Spirit Animals choose the person based on that mortal’s personality. Ex: a Powerful and highly sociable person might be a Wolf, or a person born with advanced wisdom and is practical might be an Owl.
        I have to ask…Are you a snake as well? To me, snakes are the reptilian equivalent of owls. But, that’s just me. Maybe you are a Raven like your username and just looking at different profiles of other Spirit Animals. Anyway, be blessed and use nature as your omniscient guide. Thanks again. :)

  • Hi,
    Right from a young age snakes have always fascinated me ,and always been around throughout my life.Over the last year or so snakes of different colors,and sizes have been rather dominant in dreams,and it has been truly guiding me I have always thought the snake must be important to me and I have to say after reading this I clearly understand what and why the snake has really been a huge part of my life,it is and has been my animal spirit and I can truly embrace its quidance.
    thank you

  • Hi
    I had a weird dream. I saw a green snake speaking to me.and after some time of a friendly talk, a baby snake which is green in color was passing by and the snake which spoke to me killed it . It was so scary for me and weired that the dream is still over me

  • I had a weird dream last night. It was about a snake like creature. I am not sure if it was a snake per se, because in the dream it was supposed to change into another creature, sort of like this giant sea turtle with huge spikes on its back. But, I digress. So, in this dream, we find this creature in its snake form. We put it in a fish tank of water because we have the understanding that it is a sea creature and we are going to be near the ocean soon. As we are about to leave, I go to grab the snake out of the tank and it raises up, bears fangs, and then bites me. Then it begins to burrow into my arm. At one point I see the tail emerging from my bicep and the head emerging from my forearm. I don’t know if that is important, but it struck me as odd. So, the snake finally disappears within my body. And, everybody in the dream, I am surrounded by people I don’t know, is freaking out, because they don’t want the creature to reach its final form within me becaus I would surely split apart at the seams. So this person I don’t know takes me to a hospital, where I am sent to this dark room with stone walls, but no bed. And, a man, I guess a doctor, comes in with forceps. He removes the snake, and I get up and leave. That was the end of the dream. What could this mean?

    • I see this dream as a blessing and view the snake as one of your power animals. Reaching into you in such a manner as to get your attention. It would only be natural if you currently do not follow this path for those around you to not understand. Once you have made the nessacary transofmations and shed the life that was not meant for you, you may awaken to not know those you have surrounded yourself with and a change in friends will be iminant. When you discover the cave inside you ( ironically where several species of snakes dwell) it is there you will find your ultimate power.

  • I dream about a lot of rattlesnakes behind me as I was walking down the road headed over a friends house, and the snakes followed me in the house they were black and grey what does this mean โ—

  • Hello, Please i saw small brown snake in my room last night, and i wonder what does that signify but i eventually killed the snake. please help. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ โ—

  • Hello,
    I was just reading about spirit animals, going through things confident that mine was a wolf but I’ve been seeing a few things saying that your spirit animal is one that you see often and that you tend to dream about. I never considered a snake as my spirit animal becaue even the word “snake” made me flinch in fear. I would literally wake up with bruises all over myself from hitting any fold in my sheets and if I moved my legs it didn’t matter if I felt it or not I thought it was a giant snake trying to eat me. The fear that the boogie monster was in my closet or under my bed was nothing compared to being horrified it was a basilisk. Since I was a kid I actively avoided snakes as much as I could but somehow without fail I would see a picture of one or read a book that mentioned them, even seeing them in tv shows that would normally have nothing to do with them, now that I’m older instead of snakes popping up in my dreams I stumble upon them at least once a week during walks with my cat and dog. No matter what I do or how hard I try the snake has always seemed to manifest itself into my now nearly everyday life I’m curious if this means that the snake is actually my spirit totum. Sorry that this is a bit long, I’m just very curious if all this was a way that it was trying to communicate to me but I never had the guts to listen.

  • One day last week(in Texas) I was cooking and a girl comes over and says there was a snake blocking the end of the side walk to my boyfriends house… I felt uneasy about this all day. At the end of the week I went to visit family in Arkansas. During the visit someone yells at me that a snake has slithered on the co create and coiled inside the wheel of my bmw… My family members all commented that it’s odd for a snake to come on concrete parking area and it’s someone in my midst that mean me no good. Then I went to sleep that night and dreamed of hiding in an abandoned building with others and there were violent animals there fighting (opossums maybe). I’m just really uneasy about it all and confused.

    • Hello Nurse87: Pay attention to the quotation box at the top of the page when you return to it. It will have a message that is specifically for you and help you identify the message Snake is trying to send you. You can look up Opossums in dreams here as Opossum is one of our listed animals.

  • Hello!
    I just had an awfully violent dream and I was wondering if you could help me decode any messages?
    So in my dream I’m walking in a forest. As I am walking, a wolf comes up. He is a beautiful colour of light gray.
    Moments after, his head comes clean off of his body and falls to the ground.
    The animal responsible for this murder is a large, Leopard. Possibly an Amur Leopard.
    The leopard steps over the wolfs’ body and comes towards me, baring its fangs but not growling.
    All of the sudden it lurches out and attacks me, ripping the flesh in my arm and covering me in my own blood.
    Then the he stopped (I sensed it was male). The only reason why I wasn’t dead is because a giraffe came up to me and frightened the Leopard away. Shortly after, the giraffe was closely followed by a large grizzly bear.
    They sat right beside me, watching over me in a way. I felt a great amount of uneasiness with them. I moved ever-so-slightly and the bear growled at me. I felt alone and scared.
    That all changed when a small, thin snake came up (looked like a garter snake). It came up and chased away the Bear and the Giraffe. Even the Leopard came back, and the snake chased it away by biting at its paws.
    I felt relieved.
    The snake came to me and slithered up onto my chest. (I was laying on the ground, unable to get up because of my injuries). My mouth was propped open slightly and the snake went into it. It was like I had swallowed it.

    I’m unsure, but the snake may have come out of my mouth. I really wanted it too, so I wasn’t swallowing it. I believe I had imagined it did, but in my dream it hadn’t. It was sort of like a vision because I was still conscious in this dream/day dream and was thinking too while it was going on. I had purposely tried to meditate in a way to find messages from spirit animals. I’m really puzzled by this…

    I’m so sorry for the long message :(

    • Hi Noelle! Your dream sounds to me like a dismemberment dream. It’s a common enough event in the shamanic practice. Do you know who your power animal is (you don’t need to say who)? I ask because it sounds like wolf walking up to you and then his head falling off seems to me like a spirit guide leaving your side. Then a spirit (leopard) came and ripped off your flesh, then two more spirits (giraffe and bear) came and you said it seemed like they were watching over you in a way. Bear is known for protection (who would mess with a mother bear?). It sounds like the two of them were waiting for a new spirit to enter your life. Keeping you company while you were waiting. Then along comes snake and scares them away, even leopard when he returned. The feeling of relief would probably be that snake has entered your life to share something with you. The slithering into your mouth is symbolic of snake giving you his power.

      • Thank you so much Canig for your interpretation! This now makes a lot of sense to me. I have found 3 power animals so far, but I’m a bit unsure if Snake is going to be a new one. I’ll have to meditate soon. I just want to thank you so much for helping me, it means a lot. I hope you have a wonderful day!

        • ( I also forgot to mention that I have had numerous snake encounters over the past couple of weeks. I have seen everything from dismembered bodies of snakes on the ground to wild and tamed snakes in my hands to watching TV about them. Could this contribute to the dream? Thank you so much!!)

  • Good day!
    I dreamed of a super healthy leg-sized greyish black snake coiled at first and probably sensing my presence,it started to move towards me smoothly.I can’t move and I can’t talk even though I wanted to shout for help.I just closed my eyes ready for the bite.
    Then suddenly my father appeared and killed the snake.It didn’t struggle for its survival.
    It is my first time of dreaming a snake.

  • Hi,

    I just had a dream about a group of snakes that were in a room of sorts (don’t remember all the details exactly) and they seemed to be rattle snakes for they were shaking their tails slowly at first and then more quickly as the dream progressed. I noticed I could only see theirs tails but there were at least 5 or more in the room and they seemed to be circled up shaking their rattle tails in unison. also in this dream was a spider on a window. any ideas what this could all mean?

    thank you so much for taking the time to read about my dream! look forward to your response

    • Hi Lana: I suspect this dream is a message that you are procrastinating on the exploration of your creativity. Somehow you feel blocked or unable to move forward with it. The dream is saying to go ahead and get it done – you will be surprised at the changes that this will bring you.

  • Hello! The other day I found a snake sprawled across my driveway. He looked alive and healthy and I was relieved. I picked him up and carried him in to the forest behind my house. The odd thing is that he didn’t bite me once when I was handling him. After I let him loose in the wilderness, I found out he was a very rare snake and had only been seen 40 times in the province I live in! A couple days later, I found a dead snake on a beach. I buried it. Yesterday I came across two more dead snakes and buried them both. I was just wondering if this means anything? Thank you so much! Have a great day!

    • Hello Lily: The rare Snake is symbolic of a very rare opportunity for a specific type of growth within you. You have known it;s there for a long time but have kept it hidden out of fear of its power. You need to transform that fear and embrace your psychic gifts. Allow them to resurface and share them with the world. The three dead snakes are symbolic of how fearful you are of this transformation within you. Trust that the right mentor and teacher is there for you.

      • Hello Silken Raven.

        Thank you so much for responding to my question. I can totally relate to what you had said. I am going through a tough time and I am very, very afraid to let something go in fear that I will change. And it’s something pretty bad. I just want to thank you so much. I shall try to embrace it and resolve the problem, although it’s going to be very difficult.

        Have a good day.

  • I have had two dreams I can remember of snakes. I dreamt that I was accusing my ex in public of all the bad things he was lying about (he made a show to make himself seem good when he hurt people around him a lot by lying to them and had a dangerous temper). Then I dreamt I went behind a weird altar and cut off a snake’s head and its blood was on my hands. I read in a dream dictionary that seeing a snake’s blood on your hands represents defeating your enemy.
    I had another dream that I had a huge beautiful yellow snake around my shoulders like a pet. He sprang from my shoulders and chased my dog (who I love most of all in my life), trying to eat her, but I caught him and stopped him in a bag before he could hurt her. I don’t know what this means.
    I like the snake symbolism a lot, the duality of it, how it poisons people and can mean danger or it can mean wisdom and how it’s venom can be used constructively and it symbolizes healing and rebirth.

    • Hello Brenda: The yellow snake is representative of your happiness. You seem to be somewhat fearful of losing the things in life that make you happy. Perhaps you should explore why you believe your own happiness is so tenuous.

  • I just woke up from a terrifying dream… To start off everything about this dream has to do with my past, my old middle school, my old co works, my old campers, and people I use to be close with but aren’t any more. And then towards the end of the dream I was walking towards my hotel room and I looked up and notice my cousin was there (old best friend) like I do when I see her now I ignored her and kept walking but she starts to chase me so to avoid confrontation I walked faster to my room. When I get to the door there isn’t a snake but as soon as I open the door I notice the top portion of the snake is cut up and is on the threshold of the door. So I run into the room and notice that the snake body was cut up into several other pieces that laid across the room. I start to panic and yell and all of a sudden the snake starts talking and coming closer to me and as its doing this the head is getting bigger and bigger.

    • Hello Court: It seems to me that this dream is about healing and transforming old relationships that are caught up in pain, hatred and misunderstanding into something more positive. You seem to be avoiding emotional growth and maturity in the way you deal with others. Let go of the Dramas in situations and start to look at things from a different perspective. Only then can you understand why these things are so painful to you. Often what we perceive outwardly is only the the sum total of what we believe about ourselves. look for reflections so that you can heel them for yourself.

  • my dream last night was just after going to bed. I saw a clear cylinder glass half full of water. coiled inside the water was a green snake he was pulling himself from the glass as the dream began only his head was out of the glass but as i watched the snake completly pulsed from the glass then the vision ended. does the color of the snake matter? i have dreamed of snakes before but it was a cobra. also what does the glass of water mean?

    • Hello Laura: I would suggest that the green in the snake is representative of healing, the water in the glass – emotions. So in essence the dream is about emotional healing and transformation.

  • Hello, I just woke up from a nightmare about snakes! There were multiple snakes, of multiple sizes all around my room. There was a smalll black and red one inside of my bird’s cage, it bit the bird. After I got him out, another huge snake bit him and swallowed him. I went downstairs screaming, and there was a man who looked like a reptile and he was chewing. After I told the man how much the bird meant to me, I went back to my room. The bird was laying on the floor with hollowed eyes and was having a seizure (from the poison I assume) and the snakes were gone. It was actually pretty gruesome and terrifying.
    What could something like this mean?

    • Hello Fearess: I believe the message in this dream is that you must learn to integrate and transform your disappointments into something more positive. By dwelling on your pain you are simply producing more pain and resentment. Find the silver lining in all of your lessons and you will transform yourself and create more magic in your life.

  • I dreamnt of a rattle snake last night . It just appearedwwhere i was. I wasn’t scared, it showed its open mouth at first then just slithered around, and i watched it.

  • What does it mean to have a young thin snake blocking my path when I go out to walk to make some big decisions in my life? I feel like the Spirit has been telling me to make a big leap/change, but I am not completely sure it is the right way. I seem to have to choose between fulfillment as an individual, and having love/family in my life. Any thoughts? Stay or go?

    • Hello Toro: The key words in what you have written above are the words “blocking my path” The Snake is letting you know that what you believe is a roadblock needs to be looked at from a different angle so that you can resolve it. Follow your heart and do what is right for you.

  • Good day im just bother i always dream about snake ,but this time its different my dad died last year and i dream of him he is holdind a snake w red head,in front of my mum and i keep telling him in my dream put it away ,and he let.it closer to me and the snake jump in head and thats the time i wake up,whats amazed me is the snake is red head…..
    Thank you for have time reading this….

    • hello Portia: This dream is about transmuting anger and frustration into something positive. When you use these emotions to make positive changes within yourself you can move forward in absolute leaps and bounds.

  • I often dream of snakes … I associate them with the divine feminine, and misunderstood goddess power. However, there is an innate fear to them.

    Lately, I have had an intense struggle … where it seems I have to choose between facing fears (and letting go, grieving some intense losses) and moving ahead, or giving up altogether. Grandiose stuff … like choosing between a huge life-fulfillment (why I’m here on this planet, now), or dying (my body has been seemingly falling apart).

    I mentioned to my partner that I sensed that it feels like a snake is lurking, waiting for me … I heard something, looked out the door, and saw a bull snake immediately outside my doorstep. The timing was uncanny.

    Any sense of this?

    • Hello Dena: The message of Snake at this time is to stop fighting and battling everything in your path. Embrace your life as it is now so that any struggles you have can dissipate and take care of themselves. Only with surrender can you move forward at this time.

  • Hi there!
    In the beginning of the year I was walking with my children on a dirt road and a very colourful snake; red and black and maybe orange (probably poisonous, from what we heard) crossed the road right in front of us. My 8 yo daughter saw it first.
    Then last week I was walking on a cobblestone road in a park and almost stepped on a snake (light green and yellow) which was trying to also cross. A very un-wild, civilized park where nobosy I know had ever seen a snake before. It coiled up and faced me in an attack posture, and we looked at each other briefly, until I recovered my senses and called for help. People gathered and said it was a poisonous snake.
    Then I remembered the one last ๐Ÿ˜ฏ January and wondered- is there a signal, a message, a meaning for me? It hasn’t been an easy past 2 years, by the way.
    Thanks for your insight.

    • Hello Maria: Pay special attention to the messages in the quotation box of Snake. They change with each visit and will be appropriate to the occasion. Snake is symbolic of change and transformation and it appearance usually heralds the end of one phase of your life and the beginning of a new phase. The phases can be subtle or as tumultuous as a move ac cross country.

  • In my dream… someone was scaredly pointing at a rattlesnake in midst of a school cafeteria or a center… I looked around and saw my dog (who is missing since Aug 13th) and I ran to meet Zab. I held Zab in my arms and when Zab opened her mouth, there was a rattlesnake coming out. I was petrified as I don’t want rattlesnake to hurt my dog, I pointed out with my index finger to allow the rattlesnake to bite onto and I pulled the snake out of Zab. The snake continued onto the bite on my finger and I cut off this snake’s head… it went limp and then I realized the poison was in my index finger. I went ahead and carved a deep portion of my index finger to the point where it became disfigured. During that process, in my mind – there was nothing that could take Zab away from me even when a poison could hurt me. I instantaneously woke up.

    What does this dream try to tell me?

    • Hello Mary Ann: In this case I believe that your dog is representing your loyalty to yourself. Whatever situation you are involved in right now you should remain loyal to yourself. Do not sacrifice your own integrity in order to help someone else. The rattlesnake is warning you that someone is trying to manipulate you.

  • I have been seeing or right word would be hallucinating snake for past two weeks. Its not a dream. Somehow I keep having this feeling that the snake is around and leaves me scary and weird feeling all together. No I am not on drugs. So could you please tell me why I keep feeling like that.

    • Hello Kacy: You’ve been procrastinating over a decision you know you have to make. You are afraid of the consequences of this decision but know in your heart it is the right move. The snake is simply reflecting and allowing you to feel your own uneasiness and fear of these changes. Once you decide you won’t have time anymore for those fearful emotions because it will set off a whirlwind of activity toward reaching your goal.

  • Hello all,

    I had a dream this morning that as I was laying in bed, I stared up at my ceiling. I saw a beautiful big pink spider with red accents weaving and sitting in a large web. I beca scared because I felt something slithering up my body and caressed my face. It was a snake. It didn’t bite or attack in any way, but I was still afraid that it might because of how a lot of people say to be aware of them because they might bite.

    • Hello cherrybc: I would suggest that your dream is warning you that you are repeating a pattern from your past. Often in life we get the same lessons over and over again until we learn to respond to the lesson from our hearts, rather than fear, anger and vindictiveness. The Spider in this dream is letting you know that you have the power to transform your lesson. Find alternative ways to resolve your current dilemma.

  • Thank you for the info provided. I saw a dream last night where one of my neighbour sitting in a park and holding a snake. She told me I am not afraid of the snake. I didn’t see the head only the body. I was not afraid at all of the snake but only thought in my mind great she is not afraid at all.
    What does this mean can I know please? Do I have to be cautious in any way.

    • Hello Suji: The Snake in your dream is letting you know that there will be a friend who is fairly close to you that will trigger some sort of emotional transformation for you. Embrace the changes.

  • So my snake gave me a premonition like 3 weeks ago and today it came true. advice on how to proceed

  • And I forgot to mention that a water moccasin got into my building ( a building I am transforming into a school) from the courtyard.
    And the next day, my brother-in-law wanted my shoe size so that he could buy me some moccasin boots (okay, that was reeaally freaky) ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ :roll:

    • Hello Norma: How amazing the energy of our Animal friends can be! Your Snakes are all about the transformations you are currently accomplishing. Water Moccasin has the added element of emotional transition. You are growing in leaps and bounds and your Reptilian friends are there to help you.!

  • Thank you for this information. I have a book called Animal Wise that I usually consult, but I wanted to hear/read a little more. I am in the midst of a very major undertaking in my life, and it has been fraught with setbacks. I re-“stumbled” upon videos of Esther Hicks channeling Abraham and much of what was being said resonated with me. Then, one day, I came across info where Abraham was accused of being of the Reptilian race. That morning, the reptile references began and did not stop. Two hours later, my pastor spoke at length about the area of the brain considered to be reptilian – that same day I spoke with him about my current situation and truly felt like I was shedding skin. The next day, I “stumbled” upon an article about a tribe from Africa who believed they were from the Reptilian race; I went into the store and at the checkout counter was a pamphlet with snakes on the cover; I couldn’t sleep for snakes on my mind – the references were so many I decided there had to be a message. Even today, I read an article about a family whose house was overtaken by snakes. Thank you again for providing this information; it is quite apropos at this time in my life.

  • I had a strange dream of a snake eating a pickle. I wasn’t afraid of the snake but I thought it was very odd. I been trying to interpret but I’m not finding anything that really resonates…. The last time I dreamed of a snake my life transformed although the transformation wasn’t a smooth easy ride it was well worth it because I’m a much better person. So now that I’m seeing a snake again I’m like oh my its time to hold on to your seat belt you’re about to take a ride but the eating of the pickle is confusing me.

    • Hello Jade: I suspect that the Snake dream is certainly heralding in a new transformation. This one I suspect will have a lot to do with your sexuality. Part of the human growth process is coming to terms with our sexuality on all levels – the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual levels. For women this usually becomes significant in the pre-menopausal stages of our lives during which we usually attempt to get comfortable with our sexual fantasies.

      Silken Raven

  • This info on snake medicine really helped me clarify and become more aware of the changes that are currently happening in my life and how to best embrace them. I have been reading about animal totems for many years now. The way you explain snake medicine is very much appreciated, it is easy to understand and utilize. The information is authentic, intriguing and practical. Blessings and Gratitude!

    • Thanks… it’s always good to hear that this website is helping others find their way.

      • Thank you for your reply Silken Raven. Yes, my cat had found a gardner snake a few weeks ago and was sitting by it, enjoying its company. It was beautiful for me to see them together, but I am sure the snake was not as pleased! The cat didn’t harm it and eventually the snake slithered away. The cat lead me to the snake medicine. A blessed experience. Animals are amazing.

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