Snake Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, Editor

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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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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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1353 Responses to Snake Spirit Animal

  • Graykun

    I dream of snakes oftentimes. I was walking with my head down and I saw a lot of snakes, LITERALLY a lot of them. It was like looking at a den of snakes. I was scared but I noticed a lot of people located after the den of snakes and they were all looking at me. But then I realized they were all my classmates, my college classmates to specific. ( I’m currently a college student) Their stares were somewhat disturbing. There are sayings here in our place that if you dream about a snake and you saw a person, it means to be careful around them because they’re not true friends or in short, they’re simply traitors. I didn’t mind it at the first few days cause I only interpret it as a disturbing bad dream. I thought it was a coincidence to see both all of my classmates and the den of snakes in a single dream, but I was wrong I dreamt the same dream 2 nights after and it’s really bothering me. Until one day, truth to be told, it all happened. Im not gonna go to the specifics but what they did changed me both emotionally and psychologically. I never trusted them anymore even my so-called “bestfriend” I’m currently an outcast in our batch now and it’s not that bad though, I realized my weaknesses and my potentials as well. Of course it did hurt but I will definitely get through it and yeah snake is my spirit animal it really does symbolize a major change in your life especially on the things you usually ignore.

  • Ella

    Yes, snake is my spirit animal. I am astonished, because I didn’t like it at the beginning.. but as a symbol is good

  • Aarch

    I had dream of very long Phython on a tree which was moving on tree. Me and my sister in law was watching him move..and spoke about his quietness…we were not at all scared.. I feel it is not bad dream.. any thoughts on the same

    • Keivana

      I had a dream last night about a huge Python that was somehow slithering across my ceiling and fell in my bed trying to get out of the house so I helped him out the window and subsequently there were two female body shaped snake ladies, whose skin was a shimmery green but their faces were women.  They were trying to get out of the house as well, I helped them out for them to stand there and wave a thank you.  They couldn’t speak only make noises. There was nothing scary about them or the snake they just needed help.

  • Josanne

    I started dreaming about snakes a few weeks ago and ever since i find myself having dreams every week sometimes twice or three times for the week. It’s all different dreams and different snakes.  The snakes are cutting, swallowing, killing another snake. I don’t know how to interpret it.

  • Santhosh

    Tried to meditate for the first time in normal haasna position with om chant on my earphones.  Went well for the first 3 minutes, after i sensed negative energy/souls revolving around me.  All a sudden my head start to raise above to the maximum level and i found a 5 headed snake more black-grey in color on top and pale white on bottom stood head straight to straight with me.  Following it found more single headed snakes all over in my room and one snake like boa full blacked started climbing circle motion over my body as it climbs the tree. It reached my head were i lost my conscious and fell on ground. Sensed few souls and there smells were well known to me. Among the 3 souls, one was my grandma and other two am still finding out. They were started whispering in my ears. My spine started rising up, my lower body and head is on the ground and full spine curved like a bow.  A sudden vibration occured in my total body, head started turning side to side, hands and total body started vibrating.  Lost my conscious and trying to call my siblings who is sitting next to me through my mind.  It released after 4 minutes of unconscious. 

    Conveyed this to my teacher were i practise tai chi, he instructed me not to perform this untill he is near with me.

  • Charissa

    I had a dream about a black snake. In the dream I was in a bedroom with about 5 or six children trying to keep the snake from biting me and them. I can remember the earlier part of the dream the snake had bitten animal and it died so I was trying by myself to keep the snake from biting and killing the children in myself. Right before I woke myself up the snakehead with under the bed and was hiding from me.

  • Lizzie

    I had a dream about coral snakes following a very finalizing conflict with a family member. They were coming after my family, my friends, and myself. One could have bit me, I can’t remember. I was shooting at them with a handgun. I kept repeating the phrase “red and yellow kill a fellow, red and black you’re okay Jack” to myself, knowing that it pertains to the coral snake species. I dreamt this a few days ago and it’s still stuck with me, what could it mean?

  • Raven

    Hello there! I had a dream last night that a Black Mamba was chasing me in the water. There were other people with me but they kept telling me that everything would be alright. I thought it was weird that they weren’t scared or that the snake seemed to not be concerned with them. I was swimming from it because I thought that it was going to bite me but deep down I knew that it wouldn’t. It almost seemed as if it was trying to help me, even though I was terrified. I’m guessing whatever it is trying to show me is concerned with my emotions, since we were in water, though there was one big rock in the water sticking out. If any of you have any thoughts on this, I would very much appreciate it seeing as I’m in a week where I’m either going to lose everything I have worked for, or I’m going to see miracles happen and become stronger than I have ever been. I’m definitely in a sink or swim/make or break time in my life. I don’t know if this helps, but today I was having a deep conversation with the Creator and in my side mirror a black feather was blowing in the wind. I have that feather now and I think it is connected to the dream.

    • R. L.



      A healing is taking place. Your body has felt depleted of energy the last few days, and this gifting is to show you that your thoughts and prayers are being answered. Have faith and trust that you have been heard. A new adventure is on the horizon. You are being guided to let go of past hurts from an old friend. The energy of forgiveness is needed for you to move on. Forgive and let go. Allow the energy of healing to surround you. Breathe in new energy. Breathe out the past.

      Affirmation: “I am surrounded each day with positive energy. Positive energy surrounds me and permeates from me. I give out good vibes and I get back good vibes. My body and mind are completely healed”.


      You are being healed on every level of the body, mind and soul. Your energy is being heightened and a much needed healing has taken place. You are being asked to let go and let God, Universe, Spirit to lead you now where you need to be. You have done enough. It is time now for you to be looked after. Have faith that that is happening. Let go of the need to control life. Be at peace.

      Affirmation: “I am filled with a peaceful energy. With every breath I take I trust and have faith in the Universe, God, Spirit. The Universe, God, Spirit guides me to the place of love and healing. I love my life and am so blessed and grateful for each and every day. I am alive with life and life is alive through me”.

      To find out how you can tell if it is a SPIRITUAL MEANING or PHYSICAL MEANING CLICK HERE

      the meaning of feathers front cover only What does it mean when you find a Feather?
      What does it mean when you see a Feather falling in front of you?
      Do Feathers have healing powers?

      Whether you have been walking on your spiritual path for eons of time or just stepped forward, the information received was out of a need, and urge to learn more about what feathers mean, and why they sometimes magically appear. 

      Are they here to teach us something about ourselves?

      Can feathers hold messages for us, that can unlock healing and change?

      Can they help with creativity and bring messages from beyond time and space?

      I believe they can.
      I believe they do.
      And by the end of this book, you will too.  Image result for black feather meaning
      A black feather is often viewed as relating to negative energy, but that relationship can be a warning of negative energy to come or a protection against negative energy already in place. This color feather can also symbolize death but not in a literal sense. found this on search engines. I say “let go and Let God” Change is iminent, do it with grace and humbleness. The rock-who is the rock in your life? Is it God? Relax, close your eyes in a quiet spot-not while driving=lol! Look toward the rock…is there safety there? What else do you see? Feel? is the water warm or cold? Is it calm or rushing past you? Go closer to the rock? how do you feel now? what changed? good Luck!

  • Yongyi

    I had a very vivid dream about snakes, but I was semi-conscious and knew I was dreaming.

    First scene:

    I’m living in a big property. It was late at night. I know there’s someone, a stranger, sneaking around in the house. I tried to warn my house mates (not sure who they are) about the stranger but they couldn’t listen. Then I saw the stranger attack my one of my housemates. After a while, I broke free of whatever that was restraining me, and fought with the stranger. I used all my strength, and could feel that I twisted the stranger’s arms.

    2nd scene:

    After I think I won the fight, suddenly, I’m on a river bank, a very rocky one. I woke up and saw many snakes in the river, but they were still in the water. I raised my head and saw a guy seated beside me, trying to grab the snakes, one by one. I was wondering what he’s doing when it’s so dangerous. Turns out he was harvesting eggs from the snakes. The eggs were bright orange.

    Before I realised it, the snakes in the water were slithering out, onto the river banks. I saw a snake biting the guy’s legs, and wanted to warn him, but he wasn’t bothered by it lol. Then I saw the snakes were coming out from around me, and one snake rose up and stared at me. It was bright orange, like cobra I think. Then I ran.

    3rd scene:

    The snakes were chasing me into some land opening in the forest. Suddenly, I had many helpers who came to my rescue. I told them to erect walls, so they miraculously put up high walls of concrete to block the snakes from coming in front of us. After a while, I thought we had won because there were no more noises outside, so the concrete walls came tumbling down. Then I wondered if the snakes will attack from the sides, like a sneak attack. Alas, they really attacked from the side, but they were attacking my helpers. I was very upset and suddenly took out a gun and shot all the snakes to death. Though it was satisfying the snakes were dead, I’m upset that my friends were also killed by either the snakes or my gun.

    Then I told myself to finally wake up, and so I woke up. It was 5 am.

    This was a really weird dream. Hope anyone can provide some interpretations of it.

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