and the messages they bring you


You are a sexual being. Embrace it, enjoy it, and explore it. Know that it is safe for you to do so.

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 people’s attention, there is something mysterious about about your gaze, your intensity, and your ability to sense what other’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…

  • Cycles
  • Elusiveness
  • Transmutation
  • Creative Power
  • Immortality
  • Fertility
  • Balance
  • Patience
  • Cunning
  • Rebirth
  • Wisdom
  • Fluidity
  • Transformation
  • Connection Between Primal Forces

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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.

50 Responses to Snake

  • 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 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 :shock: 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) :wink: :grin: :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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