Dream of Being Bitten by a Snake – Meaning and Interpretation

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Snakes are animals which frighten most people, and some even have true phobias of snakes.

Even non-venomous snake can evoke extreme fear reactions. There are people who are not afraid of snakes, and they sometimes keep them as their pets.

Dreams about bitten by a snake are very common dreams. We often wake up mortified from such dreams.

These dreams have great significance for our lives and they should never be overlooked.

They usually carry an important message we should pay attention to.

Some potential meanings of a snake bite in a dream:

Becoming aware of something

These dreams are often causing your realization about some situation. The fact that the snake is biting you or someone else is asking you to pay attention to something in your wake life. There is often some unresolved issue in your life that you need to confront and resolve.

You first need to discover what that situation might be. Maybe you are not aware of something potentially harmful and the snake is asking you to realize what that is. When you do realize, deal with it as soon as possible and take over the control.

Something is blocking your progress

If you dream about a snake biting you, and you have such dreams often, these dreams could indicate that something in your life is creating blockages in your progress.

Maybe you are holding on to some situation or a person who isn’t serving your highest good and you are blocking new things and opportunities to come into your life.

A toxic relationship in your life

A snake often appears in your dream to make you pay attention to a relationship in your life that is full of toxicity and is transferring its filling you with negativity.

The snake is asking you to find a way to release yourself from these negative feelings and you can only do that by removing yourself from that relationship, regardless of who that person might be or her importance for your life in general.


Dreams about snakes often reveal the existence of something alluring in our lives which we should avoid at any cost. That can be some bad habit or addiction, or it can be a relationship with a person, who is not a good match for us.

The snake could represent that tempting thing we should avoid.

Maybe you are tempted to do something which opposes your true beliefs and values and you have a hard time controlling yourself in that situation.

Personal transformation

A snake is a highly spiritual symbol and its appearance in our dreams could have a profound meaning. It could indicate the beginning of a process of a personal transformation into a better person.

Dreams about snakes could also indicate the process of spiritual transformation and the process of spiritual development with the aim of reaching enlightenment.

This dream can also indicate some undesirable changes and inevitable changes you have been resisting for a long time.

The changes you are about to experience, although detested at first, will show up as something very beneficial for your life in general.


Snakes can be deadly creatures. Their appearance in our dreams is often a warning sign about a potential danger lurking around us.

It would be wise to consider what could represent a danger to your wellbeing and try to prevent some bad things happening to you.

Fear of commitment

Often dreams about snake bites reveal your fears of commitment with someone or fear of a committed relationship in general. These fears are deep-seated and they usually have their roots in some past hurtful experiences and traumas.

If that is the case, the purpose of this dream is to try confronting these issues inside you and try to overcome them.

You need to be aware that they represent an obstacle to true happiness which can only be achieved in a loving, committed relationship with someone.

Fear of sex or disappointment with your sex life

A snake is considered a phallic symbol as well as a symbol of fear. Because of that, when it appears in our dreams it could reveal your fear of sex and being intimate with someone.

If that is the reason for having this dream, the message is to try understanding the roots behind these fears and try resolving them, even with professional help.

Sometimes this dream indicates having a disappointing sex life and the need to do something to improve it.

Blocking your true personality and urges

Dreams about snakes often reveal blockages in expressing your true personality or urges because of shame or some other reasons.

Maybe you have a sexual desire towards someone who is unavailable or undesirable for some other reason and you can hardly control yourself.

This dream can often indicate having some control issues or not being able to control yourself in some situation.

Fears and anxiety

Snakes in your dreams often reveal some fears you have or feeling anxious. You probably know what causes you to feel that way, and this dream’s message is to face these issues regardless of how horrible they might seem to you.

Maybe you tend to be negative in general, fearing the outcome in every situation and being constantly under anxious attacks.

You are probably in constant fear of the worst happening, whatever that worst might be for you in a particular situation. These dreams often symbolize founded fears and in these cases, the snakes symbolize the object of fear.

Sometimes these dreams might reveal actual fear of snakes and snake bites, especially for people who have the reason to fear such occurrence.


Snakes are a symbol of healing. Their venom is used as an antidote against their venom so the symbolism is very clear.

If a snakes happen to enter your dreams it could be revealing the process of healing, first of all emotional, and possibly physical which is taking place in your life at this moment.

Doubting some person’s true motives and intentions

A dream about a snake or snakes could often reveal your doubt in some person in your life and this person’s true intentions and motives.

You probably expect the worst from this person, and your expectations might be based on some real life events or you intuitively feel that you cannot trust this person.

Snake bites on different body parts

Dreams about snake bites can also be interpreted according to the parts of the body bitten by the snake in the dream.

Dreaming of snake biting your finger – If you dreamed of a snake biting your finger, that dream is a sign of minor disturbance or annoyance you might encounter soon. Something might be irritating you, preventing you from thinking clearly in some important situations.

This dream could sometimes indicate being gossiped about by someone.

Maybe it indicates that you worry about the outcome in some situation. Whatever the actual scenario in your life is, it is something which is bothering you, and preventing you from being calm.

Dreaming of a snake biting you from behind – A dream of a snake biting you from behind is a very bad sign. This dream often indicates being surrounded by people you cannot trust, who wait the right moment to harm you. Someone might try to deceive you or you were already deceived by someone.

This dream could sometimes be a reminder to resolve some past issues.

Dreaming of a snake biting your hand – If you dreamed of a snake biting your hand, that dream usually isn’t a good sign. It often indicates being worried about some actions you need to take or decisions you should make.

Maybe you need to make some important choices and you are not sure what to do.

For deciphering the meaning of a dream about snake bites, it is important to take all the facts and details into consideration.

For example, the part of the body which the snake had bitten in the dream, were you afraid of the snake in the dream, do you have some fears and anxiety in this moment, do you doubt some person’s true motives, etc.

Here are some more scenarios and meanings of dreaming about snake bites:

Dreaming of snake bites in general – If you dreamed of being bitten by a snake, that dream in general isn’t a good sign. It usually indicates being surrounded by wicked, deceiving and jealous people who might try to trick or deceive you in some way. Maybe they are scheming against you because they envy your success or some other things you possess.

They might try to ruin your reputation by false rumors.

This dream warns you to be cautious and take the necessary measures to protect yourself against possible attacks.

Dreaming of a snake biting someone – If you dreamed of a snake biting someone else, that dream is also a bad sign. It could indicate hurting someone close soon without meaning to. This dream is asking you to your actions and behavior so you won’t end up hurting someone you care about a lot.

Dreaming of a snake biting its tail – If you dreamed of a snake biting its tail, that dream is usually a message regarding your behavior. This dream is asking you to change something in your life. You might have a tendency of going around in circles in desperate situations without trying to change anything.

If you want to break the spell and begin a new cycle in your life, you need to start making changes.

Sometimes this dream reveals your personality, which is always satisfied with how things are, never aiming to change anything for the better.

This dream could be a reminder to begin making changes otherwise you will be stuck in the same unwanted scenario for your entire life.