Snake Spirit Animal
The snake is a powerful symbol of transformation and regeneration. It has been revered worldwide as an emblem of life force, representing the potential to heal from within and emerge stronger than before. The appearance of the snake spirit animal often marks the beginning or end point in our journey towards growth – when we are called to navigate challenging times with newfound strength. Allow the snake to be your guide on the path of personal transformation and inner healing.
The symbolism of the snake
Positive symbolic meanings of the snake include:
- Transformation and rebirth
- Guidance in spiritual journeys
- Life force
- Protection against negative energies
- Strengthening of inner power and self-confidence
Negative symbolic meanings of the snake include:
- Deception, betrayal
- Potentially dangerous or poisonous influence
- Repressed desires
The symbolic meaning of the snake oscillates between positive and negative. It symbolizes transformation and wisdom, which can be seen as an empowering experience. It is also associated with fear and deception that can cause to shy away from change or create mistrust in relationships. Ultimately, the snake is a powerful spirit animal that encourages us to take control of our lives and embrace change for growth.
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.
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.
Meditation to connect with your snake spirit animal
Take a deep breath in and breathe out. Close your eyes and let yourself relax into a peaceful state. Listen to the sound of your own breath, and allow all other distractions to drift away.
Imagine yourself standing in the middle of a lush green forest. Feel your feet firmly planted on the ground, and sense the warmth of the sun beaming down from above. Look around and find a tall, strong tree with its roots deeply embedded in the soil. This is a sacred tree; it holds great wisdom for you today if you are willing to listen closely.
Feel your body connect with this ancient tree; feel how it radiates strength and stability as you draw closer to it. Now, look up at its branches as they twist and turn up towards the sky like an ever-changing tapestry. Amongst its leaves, you spot something glistening – it’s a snake! The sun reflects off its smooth scales, creating dazzling patterns that seem almost magical in nature.
Welcome this snake spirit animal, for it comes bearing important messages of transformation and awareness of what lies in the shadows. Listen to what the snake has to say, and find courage within its silent wisdom. As you observe this part of yourself, let its teachings guide you toward new beginnings and a greater understanding of your own inner power.
Looking more closely at the snake and its graceful movements, you feel deeply connected to its energy. Allow your awareness to travel through each scale one by one, noticing any area of potential growth or transformation.
The snake spirit animal stands for ancient wisdom and creative power; it symbolizes death and rebirth, going beyond boundaries and limitations. It encourages you to be more aware of your innermost thoughts and feelings and what lies beneath the conscious level of your being. The snake is also a representation of healing – both physical and emotional.
Use this moment to allow yourself to be guided by the power of this spirit animal. Feel how it can shift the energy in your body; notice any areas that feel heavy or stuck, allowing the serpent’s energy to move through you and help release any tension or resistance.
Feel the grounding energy it brings, connecting you with your inner wisdom and strength. Now is the time for self-reflection – take note of anything that comes up during this meditation, whether a thought or an emotion – and explore these feelings further if need be.
As you bring this meditation to a close, feel your feet firmly rooted to the ground, and imagine a wave of energy undulating through you from your feet all the way up to the top of your head. Notice any release or expansion that comes with this wave, and take some time to just be present in this moment.
Thanks to the snake spirit animal for its wise teachings, and acknowledge all you have learned. When you are ready, slowly open your eyes. You feel refreshed and connected to the wisdom of the snake within yourself as you take this knowledge with you into your day.
An inspiring message from your spirit animal
Hear my silent whisper,
As I slither and glide,
I am the spirit of transformation,
The serpent by your side.
From the depths of the earth,
I rise to guide your way,
Through the trials and tribulations,
Of each and every day.
With my venom,
I bring healing,
And the power to let go,
Of the old and the worn,
And to welcome the new.
With my scales,
I remind you,
To trust in your own strength,
And to face your fears head-on,
With courage at length.
So heed my call, dear life traveler,
And allow me to guide,
Through the journey of self-discovery,
And to help you rise inside.
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To the author:
I applaud your depiction of the snake as a spiritual animal. I would say that you are spot on with it. From a 51 year old being that has encountered this divine animal on physical, psychic and mental levels I can relate to All that you have detailed in this summation. Without getting into specifics about myself, in which we as humans beings enjoy doing, I want you to feel that much more confident regarding your information about it’s presence. If you have received your information from your own perseverance I take my hat off to you. And if so, in time you and your audiences, will see more in depth of HOW these, and other, spirit animals are relevant to us – meaning how they have come to be what they are to us and why each one varies.
Great job. See you soon one day.
I always felt a connection with a wolf, but here I am a snake; interesting.
I had a dream I was walking in the Maldives (I live in Northern Canada) looking for a snake that had healing properties and could regrow it’s tail after losing it for medicinal purposes. I went to pick it up but it but me, causing me to die instead. How should I interpret that please?
P.S. I do not think using animals for medicine is ok, and don’t know why I dreamt that. Maybe I thought it was begrudgingly acceptable because it could regrow any lost parts?
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I am sure I dream but rarely remember them. I have visions. I seen on several occassions many snakes surrounding someone and they have a machete and he or she is cutting off their heads. I see it now as I am sharing this. My animal totem is a snake. What does this mean?
Just because you interact with snakes, it doesn’t make you a bad person. I had to learn this. Hope this helps you.
i got snake, but does it have to be a certain one? If anyone could tell me that would great.
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