Snakes are limbless, carnivorous reptiles covered in overlapping scales. Dreams with snakes are very rarely positive. To see one or more snakes in a dream, usually means that you feel threatened, in danger, or in a bad period of life. They can also indicate problems with friends and close family, especially a husband or wife. Check out snake dream interpretation in our free dream dictionary.
19 interpretations of dreams about snakes
Dream of a big snake
If you dreamed of a big snake, it should be interpreted as a warning to be careful because there is someone around you who does not wish you well. Everyone tells you that you need to pay more attention to the people around you in order to protect yourself from unpleasant situations. When you like someone at first sight, you immediately start trusting them. Your blind trust might get you in trouble.
You get angry at those who wish you the best because they are sometimes brutally honest. You don’t realize that they are simply looking out for you and that you should be thankful for having such honest people as friends.
Dreaming of a little snake
To see a small snake in a dream means that you will have unforeseen expenses. You are too generous, and someone from the environment will abuse it and use you to get the money they need.
To dream that you were bitten by a snake
If you dreamed that you were bitten by a snake, it implies that someone will slander you. Even though you don’t like to judge people, there is always someone who doesn’t like you and who will try to ruin your reputation. Do not tell people information about your private life because they will find a way to use it against you.
To dream that you killed a snake
To kill a snake in a dream means that you will defeat your enemies. You can breathe a sigh of relief because you will finally emerge victorious in all aspects of your life. At work, you will prove that you are better than the competition and that you deserve to progress. Success awaits you when it comes to your love life too. The person you like will see that you are his or her soulmate.
To dream of a dead snake
If you see a dead snake in a dream, you are about to celebrate overcoming the crisis or some important event.
Dreaming about a lot of snakes
Dreaming about a lot of snakes warns that a small inconvenience awaits you. It often happens that you talk too much in front of people you know barely or do not trust. It is possible that your words will turn against you and thus cause you some trouble but nothing you can’t handle.
Dream of attacking a snake
Attacking snakes in your sleep is a bad omen. It is possible that you will hear that someone has health problems, most likely it will be about an elderly person.
To dream that one of more snakes are attacking you
If you dream that you are attacked by one or more snakes, it means that you have many enemies. They envy you and they don’t wish you well in life. You need to distance yourself from such people because by hanging out with them you only feed their malice, which cannot turn out well for you.
Dream of a snake on the doorstep, in the yard, or the house
You have a person close to your family who is not who they seem to be. They probably think one thing and say another. You need to be careful what family secrets you tell in front of acquaintances and friends.
To dream of a water snake
This dream is a sign that you should avoid swimming in rivers and lakes. If you don’t want to avoid swimming, you should be more careful because there is an increased possibility of having an encounter with a water snake.
To dream of a snake speaking
If a snake speaks to you in a dream, a friend will try to persuade you to do something that will not work out well for you.
To dream of holding a snake in with your bare hands
You are aware of the hypocrisy of a friend of yours. Therefore, his or her actions will not affect you and your life.
Dream of a snake in the woods
This dream implies that you cannot recognize an enemy among friends. Try to consult with your family about your doubts about certain people and they will help you solve them.
Dream about snake eggs
The dream about snake eggs means that your actions and the things you are doing now will bring you enemies in the future.
Dream of a snake at the zoo
Seeing a snake in a zoo means that you will soon enter a quieter phase of your life. It is possible that you are under huge amounts of stress and that it threatens your mental and physical health. Fortunately, that turbulent phase will not last long, so you will be able to rest and relax.
Dream that you are surrounded by snakes
If you dreamed that you were surrounded by snakes, that implies that you see enemies even where there are none. Do not be paranoid and think that the whole world has conspired against you because you are the one to blame for most of the failures and mistakes.
To dream of walking on live snakes
Walking on live snakes in a dream indicates a lack of courage to deal with a problem or situation. This time, time is not your ally, but your enemy. You can’t expect others to take care of you, but you have to deal with it yourself, no matter how stressful and painful it may be.
Dream about a snake in a cage or a terrarium
A dream in which you see a snake in a cage or terrarium indicates that you should not confide in a person you have recently met, at least until you understand what his or her intentions are. Talk about your secrets, fears and ideas, only with people who have never betrayed you before.
Dreaming of a snake in your bed
If you saw a snake climbing on your bed in a dream, it implies that you should be careful who you let into your life. It is possible that a person has charmed you to such an extent that you are neither aware of his or her shortcomings, nor are you questioning some of his or her words or actions.