Reptiles, Amphibians, Mollusks

Snake

You are in the process of transformation. Old emotional wounds are now healed allowing you to move forward without guilt or fear.
-Snake

Snake Meaning

Snake symbolism can mean many different things. These differences are especially true when you consider that it is indigenous to most parts of the world. You can find its mythology in many different cultures. Therefore, in some places, the snake meaning can be entirely dissimilar to that of its neighbors. We have touched on several distinct species with their local interpretations. On this page, we divide snake totem into categories of “common,” “constrictors,” and “venomous.” Traditionally, snake dream interpretation is varied, so you will have to consider other aspects of the dream. It also explores the colors and actions of this intriguing creature.

Snake Symbolism, and Messages

In this case, snake symbolism is letting you know that transformation is now in progress. In other words, you will be shedding old skin and emotions and transforming them into something bigger and better. Thus, similar to the growth and transformation of the Angelfish, snake meaning is letting you know that change is in the wind. It also reminds you that you are at the center of it all as the catalyst. Therefore, to smoothen the process, make sure that your intentions are clear. You must also have clear a clear sense of the direction that you wish to strike out. Moreover, the snake’s meaning is letting you know that these changes are safe. There is no need to fear them.

In some cases, snake symbolism is also reminding you to stay connected to yourself. There is information that you require. Observe both the tiny vibrations in the earth and the warmth and smells of the air and sky. Furthermore, when we learn to connect with our surroundings, we can continue to grow. Thus we can discard the trappings of the past.

Adder Snake Meaning

When the Adder shows up in your life, it is a reminder that you need to be responsible and benevolent when exercising your power. In other words, if you want to earn the respect of others, you must respond to all matters from your heart, even when setting boundaries.

Anaconda Snake Symbolism

In general, when this type of serpent shows up, it is a reminder that you cannot control everything. In other words, you need to let go of the outcome you are seeking and allow it to unfold on its own.

Asp

When the Asp makes an appearance in your life, you must be wary of the seeds you sow. Thus, choose your opportunities and words wisely because they may come back to bite you.

Boa Constrictor

If the Boa Constrictor has come into your life, it is letting you know that when you hold onto those you love too tightly, you may suffocate any progress they will make in their life. In other words, like the Bobtail (Old English Sheepdog), be protective, but allow them to make their own mistakes.

Cobra

In this case, the snake symbolism lets you know that you need to stay alert and ready to strike at unexpected opportunities. When we take advantage of these opportunities, it may seem foolishly impulsive to others. You will be successful if you move swiftly.

Alternatively, this serpent could be letting you know that you are allowing your fears and doubts to get in the way of your success. In other words, you must break free of this hypnotic state so that you can take action where necessary.

Copperhead

When the Copperhead shows up, it means that you need to focus on doing some internal healing. Only then will you be able to move forward with your plans. In some cases, this serpent can also insist that you need to stand your ground. In other words, trust your feelings and intuition and insist on what you know is right.

Corn Snake Symbolism

In general, like the Mountain Goats, the Corn Snake meaning indicates that the way is now open for us to climb to new heights. Furthermore, there will also be plenty of opportunities for you to accomplish this. Thus your current projects will gain traction, and you will be able to move a lot easier.

Cottonmouth

This particular snake meaning heralds the beginning of a new birth within yourself. For this change to happen, you will have to transform and heal some old wounds and face dark terrors. However, once you have accomplished this, you will enter a new and brighter stage in your life.

Alternatively, you will soon have an opportunity to travel into strange lands and try something new and foreign to you.

Garter Snake Symbolism

When this type of snake meaning shows up, it is an indication that you are now entering a highly creative period in your life. Thus you should be initiating and acting on as many ideas as possible. Do this even if it seems that these actions are premature. The percentages are with you at this time.

Milksnake

For the most part, Milk Snake’s meaning symbolizes an immunity to the poisonous words directed at you by others. In other words, you have learned to ignore these remarks and become less sensitive to them. Thus these types of attacks are now futile and are merely slightly distracting. They will cause no permanent damage.

Python

This type of snake symbolism is a reminder that you are already powerful. However, you need to nurture your power until the appropriate time. In the meantime, you will be able to handle anything that comes your way.

Alternatively, the python snake symbolism is putting you on notice that you need to have regular times to shed your old skin. Also, when you do this, you must take the time to rest, heal, and reflect on the transformations so that you can process them completely.

Rat Snake Symbolism

This type of snake meaning lets you know that you are now entering a period of accelerated growth towards your goals. In other words, you will make progress right now as long as we are assertive with our efforts in attaining our goals. Everything is now within reach.

Alternatively, this serpent is warning you not to trust what you see at the moment. However, you can believe what feels and smells right to you.

Rattlesnake

In this case, the snake meaning is a reminder that you need to be alert to the warnings of others. Thus you should be respectful of their boundaries and be gentle and courteous towards them as they muddle through. Rattlesnake also reminds us that we should warn others before we strike.

Alternatively, the snake meaning can indicate that there will be an increase in the activities of spirits in our lives. You will be able to sense their presence clearly and much more frequently at this time. Thus, you will also be able to detect energy and see auras. Now is a time when you must trust what you feel and sense, no matter how strange it seems.

Viper

When the Viper comes into your life, it is a warning that there is someone in your inner circle of friends and family that you cannot trust. In other words, with this type of snake symbolism, watch for signs of hypocrisy, slander, and maliciousness. Once you spot them, give them a wide berth and refuse to engage in their nasty little games.

Snake Totem (Common), Spirit Animal

People with the snake totem are often finding that they are, like the Beetle totem, going through constant changes in their lives. Luckily, they usually move through smoothly. They also have a natural ability to balance energy. Often people with this spirit animal are gifted healers.

Folks with the snake totem are very charming in social situations. They are also very good at holding other people’s attention. In other words, there is something mysterious about your gaze, your intensity, and your ability to sense what others are thinking or feeling. Along with this charm, there is also confidence and self-assurance that many people find alluring. People with this power animal can slither in and out of the conversation with ease and grace. Moreover, they are flexible and open-minded.

Constrictor Snake Totem (all types)

People with the constrictor type snake totem are powerful and intimidating. However, they do have a gentleness about them that is not readily apparent. They are also quick to take action in pursuit of their goals. Folks with the constrictor snake totem are focused, rely on their instincts, and sense the other worlds. However, they occasionally tend to bite off more than they can chew, but somehow always seem to land on their feet. People with the constrictor snake totem must be careful that they are not overprotective of their friends and loved ones. The last thing you want to do is smother them.

Poisonous Snake Totem (all types)

People with a venomous snake totem, like the Skunk totem, are magnetically charismatic. They communicate very well and will warn others before they strike. Folks with this type of spirit animal move swiftly through transformations. They will also stand their ground when a situation gets tricky. However, they do know when it is appropriate to retreat.

Folks with this snake totem heal from past traumas swiftly and efficiently. They also spend time detoxifying themselves from external forces that cling to their energetic bodies.

Snake Dream Interpretation

In some cases, the snake dream can symbolize temptation and dangerous forbidden sexuality. Thus, to see a snake on your bed suggests that you are feeling overpowered and sexually threatened. In other words, you may be inexperienced, nervous, or just unable to keep up. If you are afraid of the serpent, it signifies your fears of sex, intimacy, or commitment.

To be bitten by one in your snake dream could mean that your hidden fears and worries are coming back to bite you. The vision could also be alerting you to something in your life that you are not aware of or that has not yet surfaced.

Alternatively, your snake dream may also be referring to a person around you who is callous, ruthless, and can’t be trusted.

When your snake dream reveals only the skin of the animal, then it means you have protection from illnesses.

Occasionally a snake dream in which the serpent is without eyes or 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.

Intertwined Snakes

If you saw these creatures in large numbers and intertwined in your vision, it reveals inner turmoil and confusion. In other words, you need to spend some time untangling your emotions so that you can get to the bottom of your distress. Like the Dragonfly, things are not what they appear to be on the surface.

Coiled Snake Dream

When you have this dream, it symbolizes the need for you to strike on an opportunity. If the coiled serpent is red, then the possibility must be handled carefully and correctly for it to work. A green coiled snake dream indicates that the opportunity will transcend beyond your expectations. However, it would be best if you acted swiftly.

Ascending Snake Dream

When you have a white snake dream that seems to be drifting upwards, it is a positive symbol. These creatures represent healing, transformation, knowledge, and wisdom. Thus, like the Crow, your vision indicates self-renewal, positive change, and spiritual enlightenment.

Alternatively, a descending snake dream is symbolic of the underworld, and that you may have to journey into your dark side to heal and transform old issues into strengths.

Injured or Dead Snake Dream

In most cases, this is a “heads up” warning that you need to make an effort to move in a positive direction in your life before it’s too late. Moreover, it is also a message that you must stop clinging to your past and using it as an excuse not to progress in life. Everyone can move past their traumas, but it does take effort.

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