Snake Spirit Animal2018-09-19T11:34:02+00:00

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.

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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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  6. maya November 24, 2018 at 9:22 am - Reply

    yay i got a snake i don’t know what kind of snake it is can you tell me

  7. Chuana Risty November 17, 2018 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Hi, i have been dreaming of snakes but last night I was dreaming of seeing 2 snakes that are so big and I call them in my dreams as spirit snake because they dont like like an ordinary snakes they are climbing in a road of a mountain across the ocean where I was watching them from a far, I was shown with a path way going to that mountain that was very nice and its like a paradise the ocean was very calm with a very clear blue water, but while I was watching that big snake i saw the other one snake eating a man in full but not sure though if his dead, the bottom line is I dont know why I have been dreaming of snake considering I am pregnant and how I enjoyed watching the big 2 snakes and the place is like paradise, what does this dream could mean? For your comments.

  8. John November 2, 2018 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Had a terrible dream of a snake entering my house goes straight to by bedroom, I run through the living room tells mum who runs to the bedroom finds the snake cobra surrounding my son as he fights the snake, I come in with a big stick beats the snake mum gets the baby runs away I keep fighting the snake pours parrafin burns it then it turns in a small snake running to outside toilet I find it there beats it then kicks it with my leg throws it in a pit latrine alive.

  9. V Cedillo October 23, 2018 at 3:59 am - Reply

    I had a dream I was walking in swampy deep water. The water came up to my neck and I saw a small black water snake swim to me and I grabbed it with difficulty from the head and threw far away from me. Then another much bigger black water snake came swimming at me and I tried to grab it but it was so strong and I could control it and it attacked me.

  10. Rosalind October 3, 2018 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the clarity. I am an Earth sign, Virgo and I am on a quest for purpose and Homeopathy.

  11. Emma September 17, 2018 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    I see my snakes in attack mode I think is a cobra when I close my eyes
    Also they are all in a dog colour fasten against the wall in my rom that’s in my dream what can that mean

  12. Deborah Bridge September 15, 2018 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Your statement ” 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.” is incorrect. The Asclepian staff is the symbol of medicine and features one snake wrapped around the staff. The caduceus is actually the staff of Hermes and features the two snakes wrapped around the staff and each other. The US Army mistakenly began using it as a medical symbol where as it is actually the symbol of commerce and/or publications. The important thing I wish to point out is that the Asclepian staff has only one snake, the Caduceus has two snakes. These two symbols are not interchangable but distinctly different.

    • Anonymous September 16, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

      Thank you 😊

      • Karen October 30, 2018 at 5:13 am - Reply

        Thank you. It makes sense since western medicine is basically about profit and NOT health.

    • Justin K November 10, 2018 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      nice
      thank you.
      yes “mistakenly”, good point Karen.

  13. Sybelluah Cotter September 13, 2018 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    I was on my daily walk and came across a black snake that had been ran over by a car. The snake is my spirit animal. What does it mean if the snake is dead?

  14. Eze Peter September 9, 2018 at 8:29 am - Reply

    I see snakes in my dream often and I keep running from it…

    I’m 24 years and since my child birth have been seeing snakes

    What does it mean and why do i keep running from it

    • Justin K November 10, 2018 at 12:16 pm - Reply

      Sounds like transformation of very deep, primal emotion. Evolving its way out of the body, will take conscious attention and focus (facing it), and allowing the focus to observe and allow the flow of what ever comes up (fear), in the flow.. and let it do its thing. let it flow through you.
      Now is the time for this work.

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