Dream Interpretation: Snakes
Many of us have an instinctual Fear of snakes. Because of this fact, dreaming about snakes can lead to very unsettling feelings. Snake dreams can, however, provide some very important information to the dreamer. They can be a symbol of warning and can also serve as a source of motivation.
Approximately one in every 20 dreams involves a snake.
What Does Dreaming of Snakes Mean?
When interpreting dreams involving snakes, it is important to understand that the Snake is a neutral symbol. This means the role of the Snake can be slanted by the dreamer. That slant is often defined by the dreamers cultural or spiritual beliefs. For example, in the west snakes are feared while in the East they are quite often revered. The dreamers view of snakes undoubtedly influences the interpretation of the dream. In this way, dream analysis is highly subjective. This article is meant to serve as a guide to provide some insight into why this type of dream is occurring or reoccurring in your life.
In general, Snake dreams indicate that the dreamer's attention was involved in some creative process throughout the day. This creative pursuit may have been spiritual, emotional, mental, or physical. Quite often dreaming about snakes is related to challenges and feelings in your waking life. Most commonly, snakes represent one of the following:
- The unconscious - Snakes are quite often the symbolic of unconscious thoughts and desires
- Healing or resolving issues
- A phallic Symbol - Classic Freudian theory suggests that the Snake is male energy, the male figure, or the experience of sexuality
- Your untamed or wild side
- Your intuition, instinctual, or spiritual side
- A time of transition or transformation
Dream Interpretation: Snakes and What They Mean
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