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Snake Spirit Animal

Snake Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info 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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1,464 Comments

  1. Yieneve February 18, 2018 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    I had experience this monday morning february 19, 2018 at the school of my daughter, I’m drinking water then I shout when I saw the small black snake on my feet then I stand and run what is the meaning of this

  2. Sebastian February 8, 2018 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    I’m the Arizona Black Rattlesnake. Thanks

  3. Karen Galanes February 8, 2018 at 10:22 am - Reply

    I never would have guessed a snake would have been one of my animal guides before. After reading it makes perfect sense. Snakes have been popping up in dreams, thoughts and around me in my life lately and instead of fearing this , I need to embrace the guidance they are sending me. This has touched my heart and I so understand it’s meaning. Thank you and those who walk beside me .

  4. virginia tee February 2, 2018 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    This makes perfect sense for me. I am currently leaving a job (I’ve had for 18 yrs) where I am being harassed by a manger for the last few years. I just woke up from a powerful dream where I saw a big long snake moving around a porch outside of a house where I was staying at with friends. Ths snake was out of sight for a few minutes and then suddenly reappeared again when I stepped out onto the porch, I grabbed its head and with the help of a friend who handed me a glass, I started milking the snake’s venom.For me this dream interpretation is right on the money – make thanks for this wisdom teaching …

  5. Jade February 1, 2018 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    I hate snake and I considered snake as evil but alas snake is healing depending on how your dream make u feel after it appears.

  6. Anonymous January 22, 2018 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    My husband and I are traveling in Costa Rica right now. We were on a nature tour and I alerted the guide that there was a snake on the trail. He looked pretty harmless but the guide told us that it was a bush master, the most poisonous and rare snake in Costa Rica! I was a little scary but the snake didn’t bother us and the guide took pictures and was super excited about it

  7. Neema January 13, 2018 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    My husband dreamed that we saw a GREEN Snake in a TREE by a LAKE, I got a bow and arrow and shot it, then I grabbed it by the tail and pull it out of the tree. He was SHOUTING for me to let it go, not to do that.

    • Joanna January 24, 2018 at 5:23 am - Reply

      Well first of all tree means money and life (tree of life), 2nd green means envy or money or healing, 3rd snakes can mean sexuality, healing, transformation and danger. 4th water means emotions and cleansing. My first thought was that your husband has a friend or colleague that is envious of you and your husband but your husband has a relationship with them whether it’s male or female and there are a lot of finances and emotions tangled up with him and this person, that’s why he was mad you shot it with an arrow. But also could be someone that you are jealous of or that wants you to be jealous of them or your husband wants you to be jealous of them. Just be careful because it sounds like your husband is defense of this person and or project.

  8. Irza Mendoza January 6, 2018 at 2:14 am - Reply

    I dream a big white snake, I saw the snake outside the house and went inside the house through the basement. I follow the snake and it looks like its pregnant, the snake saw me but ignore me, the snake trying to get in pipe and realize is not fit so the snake lay down in a circle while the head is leaning on the pipe. The snake have spot on the neck and bottom a blue and red(blue, red spot on the neck, blue and rep spot on the bottom).T he snake seem s harmless and looks at me and I think is ready to lay a eggs.

  9. Anonymous January 1, 2018 at 5:19 am - Reply

    I don’t like snakes. This conflicts with my religious beliefs as when I see a snake I am to smote it with my heal..
    Would’ve liked to have known what my True spirit animal is because I believe in the fact that I know spirits are real and I believe God lookd

  10. frank December 31, 2017 at 12:18 am - Reply

    in the gracefulness of snakes speed and strength i feel humbled plus various analogies that have evolved in all of its forms of antiquated truth and wisdom seems pretty great

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