Snake Spirit Animal 2018-06-20T13:57:12+00:00

Snake Spirit Animal

Snake Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, Editor

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.

“Use your enemy’s hand to catch a snake”

~ Persian Proverb

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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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  1. LaMonte July 26, 2018 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Very accurate . I always wanted a snake as a pet when I was a child . Life and experiences made me fearful of them . I now Live in Love : no room for fear , Lessoned Learned

  2. Samantha July 26, 2018 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Wow! I am actually surprised I am a snake. I do love reptiles though 🙂 <3 I am really intrigued with this animal spirit meaning stuff though.

    • mfundo August 1, 2018 at 11:52 pm - Reply

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  4. Anonymous July 9, 2018 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    I wian want a snake 🐍 bite Destiny Holbird when she’s sleeping not hitting me because Destiny H is mean as a Devil she causes trouble alot because she has seizures and anger issues she does have anger problems and seizure problem.

  5. Niina June 25, 2018 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    A couple days ago I was at an appt with my crystal/energy healer and I became very relaxed. I closed my eyes and started seeing these flashing yellow and black Colors. I was in a sort of trance and a snake and a horse both popped into my mind. I asked my pendulum if these are my spirit animals and it said yes. I just read this and it’s spot on. Very excited to finally know who my spirit animals are. Thank you for the explanations.

  6. Promise June 22, 2018 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Comment…I had a dream of snake bite on my left leg last night, what is the meaning of this? cos am extremely afraid now

  7. Anonymous June 22, 2018 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I got a snake but I don’t live in a snake contry and the other tests say I have a cat spirit animal.

  8. Anonymous June 22, 2018 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    I got a snake spirit animals but other tests I take say my spirit animals is a cat

  9. Married with children June 3, 2018 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    My wife thinks I have bad energy working against me.
    She recently began a spiritual cleansing with I messed up and broke the chain… she has perchused quite the collection of crystals as of lately… to day she was out back cleansing her crystals by burning sage.. I want out back to check up on her and the burning sage was over welming and I went back in almost as soon as I turned my back a black snake appeared and crossed her path while she was doing her thing… she yeld and I came running but the snake disappeared I never saw it..
    I went back in the house and instantly fell in to a deep sleep mid day and (I never nap) she tried to wake me several time but I was sleeping very deep a few hrs go by before a wake dizzy and weak I refused dinner and fell back to sleep she wakes me with brownies I refuse (I love brownies)…. I find my self disoriented and in pain body acks it take a few more hrs to pull my self together no I’m wide awake but still in pain she thinks it’s all bad I’m a big strong guy and she very worried about how weak I am right now… any ideas please help

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  10. Connie Rendfrey June 1, 2018 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Twice in one day a black rat snake has been on my front stoop right in front of door..I’m not scared of snakes see them in my flower beds but right at front door twice seems like a message🤔

  11. Nikki June 1, 2018 at 9:37 am - Reply

    this might sound crazy but i keep having dreams im bitten by a green and black venomous snake, it hurts and you can see the venom pulsing thru the vein it went into, the two holes the fangs left in me quickly disappear and i do not die or feel fear, what stands out to me, is that my ex (currently my best friend) doesnt seem to care and is too busy to take me to a dr. im not sure what the dreams mean, in theory i think it might mean that i am going to heal quickly like the wounds from the bite but first i have to let go, also maybe that he doesnt care about me the way i care about him,the venom in my veins i think represents the toxic way i tnink of myself and my lack of ability to self love. i think the snake isnt fear for me, i love snakes, i think the snake itself is my symbol that i need to let go. or of a change of some sort.

    this post was extremely helpful to me and if anyone has any ideas please feel free to share

  12. Adrien May 23, 2018 at 7:10 am - Reply

    I hate this app because I get things that im alergict to and I dont care if I spelled wrong.

  13. Liz May 18, 2018 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    In the past two weeks I have encountered 3 snakes. Two black snakes and one ring neck snake. One was one the road to my house, one was in my garage (my husband removed it) and the other perched himself on the brick ledge of my front porch. Facing the door mind you and all stretched out and contented ( my husband also removed him as I am am terrified of snakes). I have lived in this house for two years and have never seen one snake and now I see one weekly. I feel like I am missing a message, and I am not sure it’s one I want. Like I said I am terrified of snakes. I would never harm one I just don’t want to be around any.

    • Cheryl Y June 1, 2018 at 5:46 am - Reply

      Hi Liz, I live in Florida now (used to be in Upstate NY) and see a lot of snakes. However, I have not seen any venomous snakes here because I have Black Racers and Blue Indigo snakes on my property. They kill venomous snakes. They are harmless to humans and will run away from you rather quickly. It’s good to have these types of snakes around so I’m glad you didn’t kill them (if they were in fact from that genus of snake.) If they are Cottonmouths (Water Moccasin) then they need to be killed/removed as they are deadly and aggressive. I don’t know about the ring neck snake. I’m not familiar but we also have Rat snakes that can be very large. Again they are a helpful snake so we preserve their life, which in turn probably saves our life. People are afraid of the unknown. Anything that crawls on the ground is scarey I know. Try to educate yourself about the different snakes you see (take pictures and study them) and this may help you with your anxiety level. It’s always good to know who you’re dealing with – whether it’s a mouse or a Grizzly bear because only then can you act appropriately and save yourself some grief. 🙂

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