Snake Spirit Animal2018-09-19T11:34:02+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. Doris Hayes May 15, 2018 at 8:44 am - Reply

    I dreamt of me standing and 2 other people on there knees digging in dirt. I seen a long very thin black shiny snake in the dirt moving toward me and it’s head slithered up from the dirt and latched on to my lower left leg. It wouldn’t let go. One of the person’s that were there tried to get it off me but it wouldn’t let go. It finally released its mouth from me and there were 4 holes that looked like a huge snake bit me instead of the little one. What does this mean.

  2. Hanna May 13, 2018 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Dirk, you’re awesome!

    • Migeuel Gamboa May 14, 2018 at 8:56 am - Reply

      what does it mean when I’m holding a snake in my hands and is trying to bite me but I’m still holding it and trying to get loose

  3. zora May 8, 2018 at 10:16 am - Reply

    I’ve been seeing a lot of snakes in my life. we now have a resident garter snake in our tiny yard who keeps me company when I do our gardening

  4. Carmela May 5, 2018 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    I dreamt of a black shiny snake bigger than an anaconda was so long went on for metres. It wanted me to paint it middle back Gold

  5. Martha April 30, 2018 at 1:23 am - Reply

    I dreamt of a mouse running around in awe room while unpacking boxes my partner you justd passed at the time chased it im the corner of room were empty boxes where he lifted them an before awe eyes it change from a mouse to a snake about arms lenght an the colours were black head two red stripe an black strip it freekd me out an chased me in to the bathroom an i leapd into bath it latched on to my big toe my partner had to take it off an put it out side then awoke!.. Times dream plays on my mind an since then the snake has been showing up in a few place’s etc. Movies on cards in the sky on billboards programmes in one time i countd 8 times an some say im going though a spiritual awaking, all i know is i have a long way to heal.

    • Suryansh May 18, 2018 at 5:05 am - Reply

      I think it meant that you spirit animal changed from a rat to a snake . And it happens when ones personality changes

  6. TM Fife April 25, 2018 at 3:29 am - Reply

    I dreamt I was outside and I see a mouse run out of a garden into the backyard followed closely by this enormous python. I was watching with interest (no fear) as the snake caught and ate the mouse. I quickly became terrified though as I realized my pet cat was outside walking towards me and the snake had just noticed her as well. I started running towards my cat as the snake took off towards her but I was running in slow motion. I reached her at the same time and jumped on the snake as she ran towards the house but that’s the last thing I remember.

  7. Kev April 18, 2018 at 4:00 am - Reply

    It’s about the third time I’m having this dream. I was in a pond like garden laying down, because I was about to sacrifice myself for some ritual and a snake came and surrounded me so I couldn’t move. Then it moved under me and I got up and stood on the wall of the garden. Then I realise that the snake was trying to warn me of a darkness (black clouds like a storm )in the horizon heading towards me. Then the snake transformed into a old woman. She sat in the dirt then draw a circle around herself. She then made a rainbow gesture with her hands and said “find the rainbow it will protect you’. Over the wall were what appeared to be an arrangement of columns of different heights (almost like a pathway) with what seems to be numbers and letters- like sheet music.

  8. Barbara April 15, 2018 at 10:37 am - Reply

    In this dream, my mother and I were in my deceased grandmother’s house. We were on the bed when I grabbed one of my jewelry boxes where I keep things that are dear to me. In that box were 4 small snakes and one was a fat one. The fat one tried to attack me. I ran off the bed and it chased me. It was not very big but it tried to bite me. My mother told me to grab it without fear. She kept telling me just grab them and throw them ir kill them. It was easy for my mother to grab it. But when I grabbed it, it would struggle and try to bite me. I was afraid of it. No matter how much I tried to run around the room it would chase me, and so would the other small ones if I was close.

    • Barbara April 15, 2018 at 10:37 am - Reply

      What does this dream mean?

  9. SARA HANNAN April 11, 2018 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    I find this site so helpful. In the past 1-2 weeks while running on the local trails, I’ve crossed paths with 3-4 snakes. One day, a rather large Rosa Boa ( informed of the name by the Park Ranger after showing him a picture of the snake on my phone!) quietly slithered right in front of me. She looked like a giant worm actually and very docile. The second snake about 15-20 minutes later was much larger and had the more typical rough skin snake like appearance. No rattle on the tail. Brownish in color. The 3rd snake was a few days later and more like a garden snake and slithered away quickly. The 4th and final snake was again more typical snake and was moving from the open path into the side brush much quicker when I turned the corner. Again, brownish in color. I’ve looked the meaning of snakes crossing ones path up and keep coming up with personal transformation. Curious if anyone can offer up anything more? Thank you in advance!

    • Anonymous May 9, 2018 at 4:10 am - Reply

      It means change is coming upon you for the better.

  10. Jody April 10, 2018 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    I had a dream last night that I was in a big room with white ceiling and walls. When I looked up I saw a baby black snake in the corner of the ceiling. As I looked around the room I noticed more baby black snakes, maybe 6 of them all laying along the edge of the ceiling/ wall . I called a friend of mine who is a snake handler to come and get the snakes. I was a little scared but the snakes didn’t move a lot and they didn’t try to harm me. After my friend removed the snakes we noticed a massive see through snake sitting in the centre of the room, it wasn’t scary, just big and see through. I not sure what happened next as I woke up.

    • Chris April 11, 2018 at 11:03 pm - Reply

      Thats trippy. I had a dream last year of a small green snake in the corner of a room and ceiling. This snake was green and bitting it’s tail and hovering right at the roof line.

  11. pauline April 6, 2018 at 10:29 am - Reply

    I have snakes phobia, i just cant help to run away and start shaking whenever i see them and for luck or not i alway meet snakes whenever i go in rural place or walking in natural places even when i was kid in my garden a snake pass under my bare feet (probably the start of my fear) but, whenever I’m in a bad situation emotive and physical i dream about snakes and they protect me they always wrap around me and push away whenever is tormenting me. In my dreams I’m still afraid of them even if i know that they mean no harm i don’t know what to think about it i just tought that it might be my spirit animal but what about my phobia? any hint?

  12. Dylan April 4, 2018 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    a couple years ago i had a dream about snakes hundreds in my garage all biting me since than ive had a phobia of them i had to close my eyes and scroll down so i dont see the pictures

  13. leeanne March 31, 2018 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Comment…hi, i dreamt about small black snakes crawling all over me, i felt scared but in the same time confused when i woke up, yesterday morning. please can you tell me whats the meaning of this

  14. piet moloi March 22, 2018 at 11:03 am - Reply

    i meet three snakes brown in color white bottom an one was beaten by stones an one was aliver looking straight to the dead one and the day after that one I met other snake was inside water moving straight to me look at me.please help me know what is the meanings of that.please send me sms on 0639684905

    • Dirk March 24, 2018 at 8:29 am - Reply

      Hi my name is Dirk, and I saw your post about the snakes. I can’t say this is exactly what it means but this is my interpretation:

      There are three brown snakes. The third chakra, the solar plexus chakra is the chakra of will power, it is associated with the color orange and sometimes brown.

      The one snake beaten by the stone could symbolize an important issue you have taken control over and there are two more that need your attention.

      Since you said one is beaten by stone it could mean that your first chakra, the chakra of survival which is blocked by fear was beaten into submission by the fears of another persons mind.

      Water symbolizes the ability to adapt, to grow, to move over anything that comes and the ability to eventually erode away the problem like the stream does with its path, slowly eroding away the land around it.

      Okay so if I were you I would take time to meditate on your fears. Fears are illusions of the mind, danger is real, fear is an illusion.

      Then I would look at your second chakra, your chakra, your pleasure chakra, it is symbolized by the color yellow.

      And also your third chakra the chakra of willpower.

      Ask yourself, are there any fears, perhaps from family or friends, that are keeping you from aligning with taking action, using your will power to do something in your life that you will enjoy.

      I hope this helps. I tried to text you and it wouldn’t work.

  15. Shewa March 20, 2018 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    I had a dream of two people falling sick in my compound and the only healing for them was a black snake, if they are bitten by the snake it carries the poison along and die, they got healed but this same snake before it died purposely poisoned me with the illness but there was another option for me.. Its an injection I later used but even with the illness I was still strong unlike others

    • Dirk March 24, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

      Maybe there are two people in your life that need your help. Because the snake bit them and made them Ill, yet you were bitten and you found a way to heal yourself. Maybe this is pushing you to share insights with two people who you know that may need help from the wisdom you have gained through your life experiences. Hope this helps.

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