The snake is not only the most complex animal symbol of a dream, but also probably the oldest one. For some, these reptiles are the cause of anxiety and fear, while others are fascinated with these animals. Therefore, for hundreds of years the serpent has acquired extreme symbolism, depending on a given culture or religion. The interpretation of a snake dream was based mainly on Christian symbolism, but other beliefs were also taken into account.
In the Christian religion, the snake is the symbol of sin, the evil and fall of humanity, as anyone who knows the history of Adam and Eve knows. The crafty snake tempted the first woman in the world to eat the forbidden fruit, and as a result Adam and Eve had to leave paradise. Nightmares about this reptile have a negative connotation for Catholics, especially since it is also a very dangerous creature, which can swallow victims many times bigger than itself. The dream about the snake warns, therefore, against both false people, and your weaknesses and temptations, as not much is needed to destroy your own happiness.
While in Christianity the snake is seen as the incarnation of Satan, many cultures present it as a positive symbol. In the ancient world, domesticated snakes were kept in healing temples, and the Greek God of medicine Asclepius took the form of this reptile. Moses and psychologist Carl Jung also point to the healing symbolism of the snake. Jung interprets two snakes located on the Mercury’s staff as an emblem of homeopathic medicine. In this context, a dream about snakes (for example, green ones) can be a great omen for sick people. They will finally recover.
- Seeing the snake is a warning against an insincere and malicious man. It also reflects the uncertainty of the dreamer in various aspects of life: from intimate issues, to professional or family matters.
- For those in a relationship, a snake is often a warning against a dangerous rival who envies you your partner.
- The snake symbolizes male sexuality, especially if it is red or you see it on the bed. Such a vision can be treated as a warning against temptation, for example betrayal, or a signal of trouble in the intimate field.
- If the snake attacks or eats you, you will have to face a difficult opponent.
- A snake bite is the announcement of a spiritual change. However, a lot depends on the nature of the dream. If you suffer from a reptile's bite, then it will rather be a harbinger of disease or weakness of the body.
- The characteristic hiss of a snake in a dream warns of hidden enemies.
- A dream in which you try to catch a snake announces that you will soon take a risky task.
- Killing a snake heralds getting rid of an enemy or freeing yourself from problems.
- A small snake is a warning against ungrateful people who will repay you with evil for your kindness.
- Stepping on the snake spells health problems.
- If you walk on snakes in your dream, it warns you of a false friend.
- If in a dream the constrictor snake wraps your body or neck, the dream reflects your helplessness and hopeless position.
- The wriggling snake warns of extravagance and financial problems.
- A snake hidden in the grass warns of a dangerous disease.
- A snake crawling onto a tree means getting new knowledge.
- When you see a snake in your home, the dream spells an argument with the household members.
- If in a dream a friend is a snake or turns into a dream, the dream means that you subconsciously do not trust them.
- A snake pit is a warning against losing the senses, or the chaos in your life.
- A snake shedding skin is a symbol of renewal, regeneration and change. So if you hesitate to make an important life decision, it is a helpful sign that should help to overcome fears.
- Two-headed snake suggests that you should be more involved in cooperation with your life or business partner.
- A serpent charmer is a signal that you should control your drives.
- A green snake announces good health, living in accordance with your conscience.
- A blue snake - you are emotionally cold.
- Cobra is one of the most dangerous snakes, so you should take the nightmare as a warning. For a woman it means loss of reputation, while for the man it means treacherous enemies or sometimes sexual problems. It should be mentioned, however, that a cobra with a flat hood has a unique religious significance on other continents. In Egypt, it is a symbol of a great power capable of taking and bringing back to life. Its image decorated the headgear of kings, gods or sculptures. In Buddhism, the Cobra Naja symbolizes the mastered power of instinct.