The Snake symbolizes rebirth, resurrection and initiation
Snakes in dreams, or being bitten by one, means hidden fears and worries that are threatening you. Your dream may be alerting you to something in your waking life that you are not aware of or that has not yet surfaced. As a positive symbol, snakes mean transformation, knowledge and wisdom.
When drawn in a reading the meanings can be a little different. Here we have 3 possibilities.
The Serpent Spirit Archetype
Upright Meanings: abandonment, loneliness, looking for the truth, courage, introspection, withdrawal, fatigue, leaving a bad situation, abandoning plans, travelling, escapism, self-discovery, looking deeper, self-analysis, walking away, letting go, reaching limit, emotional strength, disappointment, misery
The Cobra Spirit Animal Meaning
Upright Meanings: truth, strength, action, legal disputes, cause and effect, karmic justice, courage, determination, integrity, justice, heroism, law, honesty, conviction, consequences, virility
The Snake Power Animal Meaning
Upright Meanings: good health, learning from past failure, courage, backbone, ongoing battle, guarded, close to success, wounded, nearly there, not working out as planned, fatigue, fight your corner, last stand, drained of energy, battle weary, perseverance, persistence, holding out, obstinacy, setbacks, expecting trouble, victory, gather your strength
Dreaming with Snakes
If like me, you aren’t afraid of snakes then you can relax and be happy in your dream and interpret it next day. Personally I just love the vibrant colors, although it is a fact that the more colorful they are, the more venomous they tend to be. If however, you find yourself having nightmare about them, try and remember that those beautiful colors that you will never get chance to see in real life can all be experienced in a dream with risk. So if you have night terrors about snakes, try some affirmations based around telling the dull boring ones to go away and ask to see the colorful ones. Invoke the spirit of the snake charmer to be with you.