Snake Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, Editor

Snake Spirit Animal

The snake animal meaning is powerfully connected to life force and primal energy. In many cultures, it is revered as a powerful totem representing the source of life. When the snake spirit animal appears in your life, it likely means that healing opportunities, change, important transitions, and increased energy are manifesting.

What is the meaning of the snake spirit animal?

When the snake shows up as your spirit animal, it generally means:

  • Snake spirit animals represent healing
  • Transformation, life changes
  • The spirit of the snake is connected to life force, primal energy
  • A meaning for the snake spirit animal is spiritual guidance

The snake as a spirit animal can be to provide guidance about life changes and transitions, whether they are happening at the physical, emotional or spiritual level.

Snake spirit animals, symbols for healing

The snake is close to earth energies and represents life force. Since it’s a reptile, the snake spirit animal is reminiscent of unconscious drives and primal instincts. When the snake spirit animal shows up, pay attention to how you use your energy, and where you draw it from.

If you see the snake as your spirit or power animal, be sensitive to your healing abilities towards yourself or others. Cultivate sources of energy and support, especially as they relate to the earth and nature.

In ancient traditions as well as modern times, snakes are symbols of healing powers and opportunities. In the Greek mythology, Aesclepius, the god of medicine, is featured with two snakes climbing up a rod, the symbol of what is known today as the Caduceus.

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Snake Spirit Animal

The snake and spiritual guidance

The snake can symbolize spiritual guidance. The presence of the snake in your life often means that you are in a period of transition and it points to ways promote your personal growth.

Snake could appear as a spirit animal when you are stepping into the unknown and need support to move forward. This animal is typically close to the ground and can remind you of staying grounded as you move through changes.

Dream interpretation of snakes

When a snake appears in your dreams, it most likely acts as an animal spirit guide inviting you to look at important facts or dynamics that are impacting your life. Snakes featured in dreams often leaves a strong impression on the dreamer: Such dreams tend to be frightening or disturbing because they call on strong unconscious energy.

Whether the snake spirit animal featured in your dream leaves a positive or negative impression, its presence should be considered as an invitation to look at positive changes and transformation.

The dark side of snakes in dreams

When the snake appears in your dream leaves you with a negative feeling, make sure you consider positive meanings as well. The snake spirit animal often appears in dreams as a warning about personal struggles and the need to pay attention to things or events that are escaping your field of awareness.

For instance, when you dream of being bitten or attacked by a snake, it could mean that you need to be careful about important matters you’ve been ignoring so far. If the spirit animal featured in your dream in the shape of a snake is chasing you, it may represent a challenging situation or relationship that you have been avoiding and is pushing you around.

The bottom line is that a dream featuring a snake invites you to check what in your life is “poisonous” and to look at important matters before they sneak up on you and create more damage or difficulty.

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1394 Responses to Snake Spirit Animal

  • jim

    i dreamt of a large camouflage python in the river where my family goes swimming. It didnt harm anyone and i was the only one to see it. I cant shake the image of the large snake and the colours.

  • Alex

    I had a dream of 2 almost burgundy like snakes. I was driving, me & 3 other friends back to my house as one of my “friends” handed me one of the snakes while I was driving the snake had bit me on my left hand. So hard that I woke up from the dream. I had to check my hand because it felt so real… I’ve never dreamt of snakes until now. Any thoughts or feedback?

  • Dionte

    The rod of asclepius is one snake not two. Tge rod of hermes has 2 snakes and is called tge cadeuces 2 totally different things.

  • rita

    I dreamed about a pure yellow snake who dance in front of me,and after that the snake kiss my hand and then leave.

  • G

    Hi, I have just completed a reiki session and during this as they moved down to my heart chakra, picture of a cobra kept coming into my mind, as she got to my heart chakra, my heart speeded up and panic set in as the cobra head was reared and in full vision looking at me, not in an nasty or evil way, just staring.  I was very frightened as I have a severe fear of snakes and it scared me and I felt the fear and heaviness over my heart chakra.  As she moved away, the images disappeared. 

    This was the only chakra that showed such connection. 
    I was advised it meant transition.. can anybody expand on what this means, is it good or bad?
    I have been on a long journey the last 5 years and the last 2 years everything is good, I have no issues or worries, I am comfortable in who I am.  My journey continues in a positive way each day.  Any insight is welcomed.


    About a year back I once had dreams about a diamondback rattlesnake. In my dream it was a pet (I had named it, because why not). I had multiple dreams/daydreams were it would attack the bullies in my school. And now, its just gone. I haven’t thought that diamondback since. Now, I don’t know if this actually WAS a spirit animal/guide. But if so, could someone please be so kind as to let me know.

  • Iron

    I dreamed of a giant blue cobra in a field of flowers and grass. At first I was scared, then it tries to escape me, but I jumped on it. It was very kind. looked everywhere but can’t find no answer. Does anyone know what the dream means? Would appreciate it alot!

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    • Krysthl

      dear troll,

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  • Kristy

    hi i have had night tigers or brown tree snakes keep entering my bedroom very aggressive too what are they trying to tell me or represent??

  • Joel

    I’ve seen a lot of snakes this year in my yard over a period of three years and in the bush what could this mean

  • Jay Jay

    I am scared of snakes. Only once a snake appeared at a graveyard to me. But I couldn’t see it. A King Cobra. What does it mean? Coincidence or not?

  • Joanne

    I have lots of dreams of snakes. I always walk among them and have no fear in those dreams. I happen to like snakes.

  • bi,k

    i love to suck dick

    • john

      yes you are a cock sucker for sure.

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  • kayla

    I was in a sweat lodge on new years eve. Durring the third round I saw a shadowy shape of s snakes head looking at me. I only saw it with my right eye and for a brief moment. I’m wondering what it could mean. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    • John doe

      I know what it meant… your either seeing things or it was just a shadow it doesn’t mean anything

      • joey

        that’s retarded she was in a sacred space, meant to evoke visions and dreams, snakes are powerful symbols.
        upon seeing it with the right eye, that’s positive energy entering, do some research and put aside rationality for a sec!we are not just rationale beings.duh

      • Krysthl

        Dead men should not talk.

    • joey


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