Snake Power Animal Symbol Of Death Rebirth Eternity Mysteries Of Life Psychic Energy

By Ina Woolcott

As Snake sheds its skin so we can shed our illusions and limitations. Then we are able to use our vitality and desires to achieve wholeness.

Snakes deserve respect. Throughout history the snakes have had many legends surrounding them, linking them to creation, fertility and transformation. Nowhere are the differences between cultures and religions more sharply emphasized than in their attitudes towards Snake, differences which will also uncover different vistas on elementary aspects of being alive.

On one level, the differences relate to sexuality. We see the snake enticing Eve in the Garden of Eden, being symbolized as Vinata the Indian goddess, or shown as the legs of Cernunnos the Celtic fertility god. In Hinduism, kundalini, or serpent fire, is coiled at the base of the spine. As we mature emotionally and spiritually, the energy rises, stimulating the chakras, which are emotional, mental, and spiritual energy centres. This is also shown in the worldwide symbol of the spiral. This flow of energy is indispensable for good health, and the Greeks, in their own understanding of this, used the snake as a symbol of healing and wisdom.

In Israel the snake was regarded as the earth mother and played a role in fertility. In Egypt the cobra was known for its ability to expand the upper neck into a disc shape by spreading its ribs, symbolizing immortality. Snake was also considered to represent inner vision. Christian lore sees the snake rising from the chalice of St. John, wound around a cross sometimes portrayed with a woman’s head to depict lust and temptation.

For time immemorial people have associated Snake with both male and female aspects of sexuality. In religions where sexuality, in both its physical and spiritual aspects is celebrated, Snake has been held with honour. More repressive belief systems have linked snake to evil.

The Celts sometimes called the Druids, leaders and teachers in poetry, music, the law, spiritual wisdom, and healing, adders. Sadly, the more stiff practitioners of the Judeo-Christianism seemed to fear wisdom. When St. Patrick bragged that he had driven all of the snakes out of Ireland, he meant the Druids. The apple the snake gave Eve was from the Tree of Knowledge.

This is just a start to the contradictory attitudes towards Snake. The snake also represents aliveness, as expressed in sensuality – in this case meaning feeling and responding to stimuli, and more generally, to the flow of energy which creates us and makes us alive.

When snakes shed their skin, they metamorphose into a new being. This is very significant to those with snake as power animal, symbolising our ability to shed beliefs and habits which we have outgrown, moving into higher spiritual energy. The ability to do this is wisdom.

The shedding of the skin is also associated with astral travel and out of body experiences. The eyes of a snake are always open and are protected by immobile transparent scales. Before shedding their skin the snakes markings become obscure and the eyes appear opaque or blue, giving them a trance like appearance as if they are looking right through you. Learning how to see into the hearts of others is part of what we are taught by snake.

On the deepest level Snake’s skin shedding symbolizes death and rebirth, an idea which is depicted by the image of a snake swallowing its own tail, a symbol of eternity. The Snakes medicine is not to be treated lightly. Its meaning touches on the deepest mysteries in life. If you are ready to shed your own skin, Snake is ready and waiting to guide you through the spiral path of transformation. On a material level snake is vitality, on an emotional level ambition and dreams, on a mental level intellect and power, and on the highest level, the spiritual level wisdom, understanding and wholeness.

Snakes / serpent’s power includes – Being the messenger of the Rainbow Serpent, wisdom, healing, initiation, elusiveness, manipulation of lightning, transmutation, exploration of the mysteries of life, primitive or elemental energy, protection from religious persecution, goddess energy, psychic energy, creative power, immortality and the connection to, or forming, the magic cord by which the shaman travels to the soul world. Snake medicine is the energy of wholeness, cosmic consciousness, and the ability to experience anything willingly and without resistance. It is the knowledge that all things are equal in creation, that all is one.

Snake is a powerful animal guide, a symbol of transformation and healing. The snake is wisdom expressed through healing. This is a protector and guardian. If snake has come into your life, your creative forces are awakening. Your intuition will strengthen and be more accurate.

When on the move snakes make no noise whatsoever. They are invisible when resting and are unable to produce their own body heat, often to be seen lying in the sun. The suns warmth together with their behavior regulates their body temperature. They don’t rely on the energy of food to generate body heat and can survive on scanty diets for long periods of time. Those with snake as power animal need very little food for energy. They are usually cold, with body temperatures below average, and prefer warmer climates.

Snakes do not have eardrums nor external ear openings. Instead they have small bones in the head that conduct sound. They can hear low frequency sounds and sense vibrations that travel through the earth. This links them to the underworld where secrets are kept.

The snake depicts healing on a cellular level. With their lightweight and flexible bodies they possess extremely fast and agile. If snake enters your life, expect swift changes to sweep through your life. These changes denote death of the old and a birth into untapped power, creativity and wisdom. Snake is very powerful to have to have as a guide. It is the guardian of sacred places and the keeper of concealed knowledge.

78 thoughts on “Snake Power Animal Symbol Of Death Rebirth Eternity Mysteries Of Life Psychic Energy”

  1. when i was nine years old i was in third grade and i had a very eccentric teach who coined my name as the wise man i didn’t know why and in that same year she had the class go one a field trip to a local park and a man had us all sit and a circle close our eyes and tell us what animal you see… i saw a snake no one else did i always wondered why.. now that i’m a little old and have studied history it makes sense. how could one make sense of this.

    1. I dreamt of a crowned cobra more than one time in my life…who looked at me and She was so beautiful!
      I love cobras and snakes very much
      I feel very connected to them.They bring tears in my eyes!It is goddess power!!
      They are the Divine feminine to me
      bringing the wisdom of the tree of life

      1. Thank you for sharing this, Nora Diamond. Last night, I dreamt of a rose-colored cobra, female, very (very) powerful, who had come specifically for me. She got up in my face and looked lovingly into my eyes… Precious. I love snakes and cobras! Her skin was visible in intricate detail. I could feel her ascend my arm, moving with a great-but-gentle force, scales brushing my skin. She left the room and slithered back in, saying, “Aren’t you coming with me?!”

        Snake is a powerful reminder of the Goddess, urging us to use our energies wisely. Like you, I see her as a bringer of the Wisdom of the Tree of Life…ushering in transformation and connecting us to our raw primal life force for the sake of healing. The Goddess!

        1. Keliegh,
          I had a dream last night of a rose colored cobra! I don’t know if it was male or female, but it came out and bit me and could feel the venom going into my veins. Then it just went away. I was super confused because I was thinking, What did I do to provoke this snake? It just came out of no where and bit me and then went away. So in the “dream” (it didn’t feel like a regular dream) I went to the dr and she said, Yes, you were bitten, but he venom has not harmed you. We looked down at my foot and there was a beautiful “tattoo” of the rose colored cobra on my foot and leg. I could see all the beautiful patterns of the skin. What’s weird is that I don’t like tattoos and I don’t have one either. I also don’t like snakes but lately I’ve been sort of drawn to them. So weird!! I do meditate quite a bit. I wonder if this has any significance?

        2. I’m a Christian and persecuted by a leader of Satanic Cult she is perhaps the sister of the evil man who almost raped me when I was a kid. They used high tech devices in gradually murdering me, I had dreams similar like yours very loving, it’s skin touches my skin then leave making me feel I’m healed or will be healed. Oftentimes, I’m wide awake and in pain, I drift away for a while just for this dream and saw Jesus and mother Mary surrounding me just like performing healing rituals then sadly left. I can see their pain too.

          1. memories embedded within one’s cognition of the meaning within the word “identity” serve a very excellent and honorable purpose for those like yourself. you have chosen to serve humanity in ways which few would dare, and my reply to you is out of gratitude and respect. This is one of fewer than five occasions in my life in which I have composed a message to another human being within the framework of this specific format. however, this is first time I have done so with resonance. Resonance in this case qualified by the music my words will make, reverberating warmly within the venue you’ve provided. I have a thank you for you and the extent of my offering thusly is to extend the same cheat code I was given. The two roads offered are a trick, thats all. Pick the third way, the secret way, then show others how. Its so simple its ridiculous, but that moment…youre gonna fuckin soar. When you feel it the first time, and the knowing replaces every single piece of the “you” youve been lugging around, and for a moment you have the last sinking sensation where you fully see your worth, and feel the last moment of confused loathe-some fear leave, and the sheer power you recognize as uniquely yours and so clearly that its beyond any possibility of denial… theres a moment where you’ll feel a kind of homesick longing gratitude for the pain. When that happens, take a moment to allow that feeling to be just for you. You have earned it, and you have equally already agreed to the responsibility implied. Not everyone gets that moment. But you will. And waking up the next day and every subsequent day to an obvious path leading you to the healthy body and mind which is your sovereign right, and the path which dismantles in a single moment every single beam joint and truss within the architecture of failure, disappointment and the expectation of defeat involved in every feeble attempt at achieving victory over an unconquerable enemy… will transform and become the foundation of a reality beyond your wildest dreams. Your desperation and shame will, on that path, illuminate within you, the truth. Which is that noone goes through what you have unless they are what you are and have what you have. You have a deep and infinitely dedicated love for humanity and the will to experience those corners of human existence which only the skills of one who has knowledge of the architecture of love and being, combined with the immovable identity of one aligned with the only true power can ford with success. And when the knowing returns, and you become who you are, then your mere presence in the world will be a light to countless people who would have otherwise been consumed by forces beyond the scope of their ability. The time is on top of us. The now that only happens once. I send love. It has already been done. Take whats yours. Your light belongs here.

      2. Cobra is a fire enchanter in the celestial realms, you may seek Cobra out to purge the body of what doesn’t belong blue flames will lift off your body to take away false beliefs, false ideals a general cleansing of the soul, this will redeam you for your physical journey. You may evoke one through meditation, you yourself should embody the Cobra then if done right you’ll turn into a flying serpent free from constraints, the soul then elevated, not weighed down by previous convictions.

    2. Hi James..

      What a beautiful story you share. I can see your teacher being a shaman or intuitive special person.

      She saw a gift in you and shared with you. You are very unique, and have many gifts that the teacher picked up on.


    3. Tonight after leaving a “healing day,” I was driving home. Cars were stopped abd flashing their headlights.

      A large diamond back python was alive (thank you Universe) on the road. I drove past. Had immediate thought to stop. Nobody was helping move Snake off road. I was worried he’d get “run over.”

      Stopped car, turned around and he was waiting….moved him off the road…he moved back off the road….man…what a day…

    4. I believe that your are a light-worker or a chosen one. You have a mission to help raise the vibration of the Earth in the age of Aquarius. Since I was a child I have been seeing snakes in my dreams and in bright day light. Until I was being guided by Mother Earth (AYahuasca). It s life changing. I am currently living in a higher state of consciousness where I AM one with the ALL(GOD). You will be guided by the spirit with you for the rest of your life. Have no fear, you are in the right path. Namaste!

    5. this is unrelated to the above comment.

      some things made sense, but not this – “Those with snake as power animal need very little food for energy. They are usually cold, with body temperatures below average, and prefer warmer climates.” not true at all.

      and why did the author feel the need to throw in goddess energy?

  2. An Arizona Desert Glossy Snake literally crossed my path today. I didn’t see it and lightly stepped on it. My husband rolled over it on his bicycle. We’ve both been having serious past life memories for some time now, and we take this very seriously. Any thoughts?

    1. Snakes are major signs of power, as aforementioned they are stealth hunters. Unseen until they strike. Some Snakes have venom strong enough to take out an adult element. Pay close attention to your memories, if you get a flash of a memory, write it down. If you have dreams, write them down RIGHT AWAY. Keep a dream diary on your bed stand. It is trying to tell you that your intuition is trying to tell you something important, but you aren’t getting the message. Everyone is clairvoyant. Some of us channel it better, some of us know how to perceive the messages sent. Listen when your soul speaks. It could be that you are beginning an important awakening. When I met my soul mate, my awakening took off, and it’s been a wild ride. But I know myself now, and I see now that only in knowing yourself can you know the world around you. My name is Bethany, you seem like a beautiful person, I’m on Instagram if you want to know why I think this. @bethany_j13 PS I truly do think that snake was your messenger, I grew up seeing Snakes all the time (country girl), it’s very unlike them to leave themselves vulnerable.
      Thank you to the creator of this site, it’s done me so much good!

      1. I am new to this spiritual stuff and I feel snakes I sidee biting my heart… Coiling around me.. sounds crazy but what is this and what does it mean?

  3. Three nights in a row I dreamt of being bitten by snakes and in the third dream I also found myself face to face with a medicine man wearing a snake mask and he asked why was I back because my “initiation”hadhappened already. A Lakota Medicine Woman told it was a strong spiritual vision calling me to be a healer.

    1. Thats interesting. Last night I had a very realistic dream of being bitten by a venomous snake in the very center of my hand… the weird thing was the tail of this snake also had a sneaky “spike” which got my other hand at the same time.. I could feel it as if it were real!

    2. just last night i had one of those extra vivid, real dreams where i was bit by a shiny black snake between the first and second toe on my right foot. good to hear there’s maybe some snake healing spirit in me now, altho seems too uncertain to judge on my own

    3. I had a dream? Vision? (I was concerned I had finally cracked up honestly) last night and am trying to make sense of it today and found your comment interesting. A man connected himself to me with a cord, it was a rainbow colored snake. He told me it will keep us connected until I come to join him. He told me his name and where he lives. I’m so terrified all of this is real….

      1. Wow, you should read the Michael Roads books where he talks about the rainbow serpent. Very powerful indeed! Nothing to be afraid of.

      2. Do not be terrified. Be thamkful. You’ve received a gift of lucidity. Translate it appropriately, do not allow ego and the frailty of the human condition to taint the real symbol.

  4. Well snakes are terrible creatures. I lived in a room with a snake for about 6 months until we met so I had to kill it.
    Since then I sought for supernatural powers and knowledge.
    I also had ability to sense snakes from a mile off.
    They are creatures of mystries and magic.
    Lastly they are symbols of the enemy.

  5. I have seen 2 of the exact
    Same kind of snakes in the span of 2 weeks. Both times I almost stepped in them. It has been a few years since I has seen one up until this point. Kinda wondering what it all means.

    1. Snakes are major signs of power, as aforementioned they are stealth hunters. Unseen until they strike. Some Snakes have venom strong enough to take out an adult element. Pay close attention to your memories, if you get a flash of a memory, write it down. If you have dreams, write them down RIGHT AWAY. Keep a dream diary on your bed stand. It is trying to tell you that your intuition is trying to tell you something important, but you aren’t getting the message. Everyone is clairvoyant. Some of us channel it better, some of us know how to perceive the messages sent. Listen when your soul speaks. It could be that you are beginning an important awakening. When I met my soul mate, my awakening took off, and it’s been a wild ride. But I know myself now, and I see now that only in knowing yourself can you know the world around you. My name is Bethany, you seem like a beautiful person, I’m on Instagram if you want to know why I think this. @bethany_j13 PS I truly do think that snake was your messenger, I grew up seeing Snakes all the time (country girl), it’s very unlike them to leave themselves vulnerable.
      Thank you to the creator of this site, it’s done me so much good!

  6. I was meditating and doing reiki work the other day on my husband’s lower back when ,I saw a white snake come to me in a vision near my head. I understand this now because I was concentrating on my sahasrara chakra and considering the oneness of all humanity and the entire fabric of the universe with myself.

  7. This is very eye opening, I have had a phobia of snakes all my life, looking back snakes have been a part of my dream & day to day life, I’m in the midst of a great spiritual awakening and my spirit is drawn to snakes the one thing I have always feared. Yet, I recal a dream where I was afraid at first , then I wasn’t I was able to communicate with snakes & embrace their nature. I am a descent of Druids priests & Navajo shamans my fears at tines have seem unfounded but once again I am embracing this new knowledge & spiritual awakening in my life.

  8. I had a friend over and my cat brought a small red snake into the house yelling at me and dropped it at my feet. My friend and I had just spent the entire night discussing shamanism, alchemy,yielding to Spirit, essentially everything you wrote. I picked it uo and held it for awhile and made sure the cat hadn’t hurt it and put it outside. Thank you so much for this article. Feel like we received a sign.

  9. Thank you so much for this very intriguing, helpful, empowering, uplifting, and inspiring post.

    I recently dreamt of a white and black checkered snake, and this reading gave me a deeper understanding of the symbolism.

    Continue to Be a wonderful gift to humanity, Mother Earth, merging worlds, and beyond. I’m grateful for your existence, unconditional love for All That Is, generosity (sharing of much Light) and wisdom.

    <3 <3 <3 Barbara

  10. I dream of an anaconda twice a week, for the past three years…. In this dream the anaconda is eating…… People…. And as the snake continues to eat, it begins to grow, and as it grows it eats more people, eventually there are no more people, the snake is huge, it has wrapped around the earth thousands of times only to come to rest before my eyes, it won’t eat me, but it has taken everything, two weeks ago.. I found out that I was a snake totem….

      1. What an elitist, egoist thing to say. All souls are malleable and, therefore, capable of rehabilitation and renewal. Using the term “defective” as a noun to replace spirit, wreaks of pious classism. It also reveals your desperation to be above others, likely for vain motivations. Empathy does not leave with ascension. One does not further separate from others to the point where they find it so easy to refer to them as anything less than themselves. No. If you have truly ascended, then you merge and become those “defective”. You live as each one. You learn that the only decider of one’s value from another is the fear-nurtured ego.

  11. So I had this spirit visit me for a few nights and I asked it to leave as I felt unnerved and it said to me in a clear audible voice that it will but it will leave me a gift. I couldn’t believe my eyes but this large red and yellow thick snake of some kind drops into my bed. I would say this is a vision as I was definitely not sleeping and I felt the snakes warm scales form on my bed while I was reading. Thoughts on meaning?

    1. Its a projection from parts of yourself, wiser parts of your higher mind, communicating to you through symbols. Because, your subconscious mind is the source of it, you can sense your waking dream with any senses, beyond just vision. If you pick out all the nouns and adjectives of your “vision/ dream” look up each term with the search term “dream symbol or totem medicine or psychological universal symbolism” and compare the results to aspects of your life trying to reveal themselves more to you, to make more things conscious, by asking you to contemplate those things and observe your life for deeper wisdom. The most obvious part of your message, to me, is that it’s time for you to embrace your gift for inner knowledge and visions.

  12. I dream of snakes quite often. However, I don’t particularly love them. But when this happened (the following story), I knew they were my totem:
    I was living in Tucson, Az, up about 15 from a dry wash that only filled in monsoon season. My bedroom window was about 25 ft or so from the wash (flat surface, and then down). One morning I told my husband I dreamt of a snake right outside of our bedroom window. It was large, but it had the huge, huge head!
    That late afternoon we were having dinner and the local chinese restaurant in the foothills where we lived. A few tables down was our neighbor of a few houses over. He saw us and come over and told us he was walking his dog down below our house in the wash, and he dog ran over to a particular spot and was barking like crazy. The neighbor went over to him and saw what was causing the commotion. It was a large rattlesnake with the biggest, most huge head he ever saw on a rattlesnake.
    Since that time I knew I had been on a shamanic journey and of my attachment to the rattler. I’ve always been a sensitive and have had ESP, but this? New to me!

  13. had a morning vision yesterday before I woke up of a snake biting my left hand, woke up got a fright lol

  14. The other night I was taking a cold bath and the skin just started peeling off in rolls.My entire back.No sunburn.I was a bit freaked at first,But I felt like all the skin going down the drain was unwanted and unneeded baggage.I really feel awesome,like new.Alive.My cousin remembered that this happened to meh 20 years ago with my legs.I was just wondering if anyone has heard of or experienced a human shedding their skin like a snake.I have also been focusing on the 1000 names of the Divine Mother.If that has anything merit.

  15. While having Reiki attunement the lady preforming it said she saw many rainbow serpents around me. Can anyone help me out on the meaning of this?

  16. Yesterday I saw a Garter snake in the middle of a path I walk in my yard. He was very still and I was worried that he might be eaten by a preditor. I watched him for a long time, and he seemed to be moving toward a place where I had seen other snakes. I asked my husband to move him to that place as I was concerned that it was getting cold and he might not have enough warmth/energy to move. Today I saw him in the same place at the same time. I have been waiting for the results of a biopsy that could be serious. Somehow I feel these events are connected, but don’t know exactly how.

  17. Hello I would like to know what my dream ment night before I went to a healing church service for a health condition I dreamt I was on a swim team and dived into a bed of snakes they bit me all over then I woke up that day I went to a service looking to be healed the service was directed towards me they pulled me and prayed the whole time and said I was now healed

  18. This morning I woke from a dream about an albino boa. I wasn’t in fear, cautious but not afraid. The snake was kind, gentle and seemed curious and attracted to me. It watched me as if it was looking after me, protecting me. I fell asleep in the dream and woke, in the dream, to the snake laying next to me for warmth. Twice I the dream the snake fastened it’s mouth over the fingers – first on my left hand and then my right. It wasn’t painful but seemed purposeful.

  19. Thank you Ina for your article it was very informative
    When I was younger I used to dream a lot about snakes and my dreams were frightening but after I got to med school I dreamed of lots of snakes were burned or became some kind of statues and after that dream I never dreamed of after reading and knowing about snakes as spirit animals I think my spirit animal is also snake which explains every thing about me but I don’t know why I’m not dreaming of snakes anymore! If snake is my spirit animal and I stopped dreaming of them does it mean that I lost my spirit animal or my spirit animal will no longer guide me?

  20. i found a dead gardner snake yesterday and looked up its meaning on here the snake apparently fried itself rejuvenating its body heat

    1. I too found a dead Gardner snake u der the right front tire of my car. I had a dream about snake the night before too and had been reading about spirit animals. What is the meaning of seeing it? I didn’t find one. The day before that, a black and white spotted cat came to me from the left side of my house followed by an all black one an hour later. Then the dead snake the next day. Anyone have any ideas? I’m seeing a specialist next month ill w lupus and I lost my job struggling financially. I got good news medically after seeing the cats and got 2 job interviews lined up. Then saw the dead snake. Good or bad omen? I felt it as an enemy trying to harm me of some sort no longer is trying to by seeing it but also gut says some worry too over this. Hope I’m wrong. I don’t fear snakes. I’ve had vision of rainbow snake and vision of a green one climbing up a green bamboo type tree in golden sunlight too.

  21. During meditation Reaching my peak when bang I get swallowed by a cobra made out of diamonds the feeling was unexplainable and the chakras colours of the diamonds….
    I felt the scales and felt like was going through a fast slide in slow motion..

  22. När jag var liten höll jag en orm och den log åt mig den trivdes i min han sen dess har jag haft ormar som mitt totem och mitt kinesiska horoskopet är orm jag gillar ormar för att dom gillar mig tillbaka

  23. Last night was the first time I ever I had a dream of a snake. Two snakes to be specific, they looked like black cobras. I opened a bag, or luggage and they were there but, they were very calm. I got very scared and closed the luggage again.

    Then I managed to place them in a black laundry bag and they remained calm, I remember hearing them breathe, and strong inhale and exhale and thinking to myself wow that snake has a nice breath flow. Lol

    I woke up after that, wondering what it all means. Does this mean they are my new spirit animals? What are these snakes trying to tell me?

  24. Earlier today I went to the cemetery to discuss with my fiancé who had passed away in my arms ten years ago a lot of turmoil that is currently going on in my life both physically and emotionally. After a lengthy one sided conversation the last thing I said th his headstone was, ” Lord please just send me a sign so that I know what to do”. I then got into my truck and started to leave as a large black snake slithered out in front of my truck and started to raise up like a cobra. I stopped and stared as it just sat there refusing to move. After about 5 mins it slowly left the road came to my side of the truck, coiled up, shook its tail repeatedly like a rattlesnake and again reared up at me, before turning and slithering off toward the head stones. I took this as my sign that i had asked for since this was out of the norm to ever see a snake here. Now im trying to decipher the meaning. Any help would be great thank you

  25. Dear Diana,
    Could you help me, as this is all new to me?
    I have recently been bestowed a gift from spirit, of where I am being given images from spirit, of which I can capture on camera. When I edit these, I am given many pictures, but all end with a serpent snake, moving in 3D of a snake eating people, what is the meaning of these and should I be getting this message out there? I know there is a reason this gift has come to me? What do you get on this magic of a normal picture from spirit to become 3D, and of this subject. Hope you can help. This is not in a dream or dream state.

  26. Thank you so much for this wisdom! Your website is my “go to” when I need help in understanding my animal totems. Very grateful!

    I’ve been “growing” through some health challenges lately and last night I became very ill. Trying to get to the root of it all. I couldn’t hold down my dinner and had a dream later that I had thrown up a snake! In my dream, I thought it was a parasite in my stomach and I wanted to get rid of it. But, when I woke up I knew it was my snake totem giving me a message. Still trying to understand what it is telling me. Any thoughts?

    I was having a lot of back pain as well, felt like kundalini energy rising through my spine. As I am writing this, I hear my 7 year old say to my husband, “Mommy has wires in her brain. Wires to see the future.” This is fascinating because, some of my health problems have been issues with my brain and nervous system! Something I thought I had healed in 2012, but has now resurfaced for deeper healing.

    Working on healing the energy trapped in my 3rd eye. Its been a very confusing time. My car is even mirroring me with “wire issues” as well!

    Excited to connect with the snake more! Thank you once again! Much love to you!!!

  27. Was leaving to go on a hike. I drove around the block to get something I needed, as I opened the door from the garage a baby black snake landed on my head. There is no possible explanation to this. I was just at that door and never seen any sign of a snake.

  28. This article is very interesting as are so many of the comments! I recently encountered a black rat snake in my garden bed, it startled me and I think I startled it as well because it took off towards the woods next door. At first I didn’t think much of the encounter but later that day I started to wonder if perhaps my spirit guides sent the snake my way as a means to get a message across that I wasn’t hearing. I wondered this especially because just before my encounter with the snake I had been sitting outside on my patio meditating and praying over concerns I currently have. I had been asking my guides to please help me with these concerns, help me understand, help me find a way… after my prayers and meditation session I decided to take a walk around the garden to see how my perennial beds were growing when I met it face to face, about 3-4 feet away. It was fairly large, probably an adult male but black rat snakes are harmless to humans, in fact they are quite beneficial to gardens like mine. We kind of eyed each other in a startled manner before he took off and I moved to a spot that allowed me to observe it without being an interference. I’ve read a few articles on what this all could mean, it’s not like I had a dream or vision, so I’m not sure the interpretations are the same- thoughts anyone??

  29. I have always been intensely frightened by snakes and yet intoxicated by them. As a child, I was incredibly dreamy and that aspect may have lent my dreams a visceral power, dreaming and awake. I have always had snake dreams and it is, by far, the most prominent animal in my subconscious life. I do believe it is my spirit animal and I find it soothing to watch in its sensual spiralling motions as I feel it unifies my energy into a free flow, gives life a sensuality that purifies and cleanses noise and things and meaninglessness so that I am able to contact my true self: who is beautiful, who is dark and deep and sensual, who is yin, who is yang, who is creative, who is spiritual, who is emotionally connected, who is truth, who is music, who is divinity.
    Not only do images of snakes have a strong visual impact that stay, not only do I find them horribly compelling, but I know that I am physically was given a very beautiful male body and have a genuinely handsome face and have an imagination and creativity and sexuality and sensuality that was strong. I am also feminine and gay, but also masculine and straight, and know that deep within me there is a knowledge of the spiritual and magical that is a lust. A lust that is sensual, sexual, serpentine spiritual. the snake is what I connect to to bring me back to the right way, the right course, the right life, the right body, mind, soul. Bring me back and forward to the serpent power to heal and renew and become my true self.

  30. What does it mean if you have a snake in your bedroom, everything I look up is about dreams. This snake was very much alive, and I think we have more. I’m not a fan of any animal really but snakes scare the piss out of me, my 2 year old granddaughter said mamaw I think I just shit my diaper.
    Please help me to understand what it’s supposed to mean, yes my life is crazy, yes I’m not happy, I just want to start living my life and enjoy it for once in my life. I can’t even look in a mirror.

  31. I was bit by a European Adder snake in my dream. When I woke up I had 2 fang marks on my arm my whole arm was swollen . Even though snakes freak me out…
    I feel I was given a gift?

  32. I saw a snakeskin on the sidewalk while I walked my dog this morning. I took a picture and identified it as a coral snake, which is highly venomous. I understand transmutation is a powerful symbol, but since the snake is venomous (and I will no longer let my beloved dog sniff around the nearby shrubs), I’m kind of freaking out! It frightens me more because I’ve been confronting some significant anxieties lately and pray this isn’t a turn for the worse!

  33. Years ago, I had a very powerful snake dream. I was cast back into a familiar place from the college I attended years before, and I felt apprehensive about entering for fear of there being one of those giant millipedes lurking inside that had always made me so fearful about going into the pet stores. As I cautiously entered, I beheld a pile of snakes instead, and I felt my fear slowly give way to wonder. I picked up one of the smallest corn snakes at the fringes, and as it began to turn toward me, I was smitten by the most intense (paternal?) love I’d ever felt for anything in my life. I watched it begin to evolve into a lizard as the dream itself devolved into wakefulness, but the feeling remained as I lie awake, lost in thought, for I’m not even sure how long. I’m predominantly a rationally-minded scientist, so I jokingly concluded that the snake was my spirit animal, and that my affinity for rats as pets must have been out of “guilt”. Still, dreams are the products of our minds (see: Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung), so they DO mean something (whether or not we’re capable of understanding it). The rest seemed pretty obvious and straightforward (love for snake == love of cold, dispassionate, intellectual mind), but why that love seemingly causing the snake to evolve remained a mystery until recently. As it turns out, I was only half right from the very beginning. Our “godly” subconscious minds are so powerful that every dream is imbued with so much information and meaning that it’s hard for our conscious mind to process it. In this case, I WAS being pointed to the serpent because of my comfort and love for my own scientific nature, but it was also a cautionary tale that, despite its remarkable ability to thrive even in some of the harshest conditions where other “evolved’ creatures fail, it’s also still fundamentally incomplete. Only when all the intelligences are in balance (emotion included) can we truly reach a higher “plain”. And more importantly, it’s only through the recruitment of ALL areas of the brain handling ALL of those diverse forms of intelligence and a willingness to integrate even those aspects within and with-out ourselves that make us uncomfortable that we can unify our infinitesimal speck of consciousness with that vast, incomprehensible power that otherwise lies below the surface and just beyond our reach. Demanding that it conform to our expectations, trying to manipulate, or otherwise demanding anything of it only sets us apart from it further (see: brain waves associated with sleep, wakefulness, and everything in between; frontal lobe functions vs. other brain regions’ functions, and esp. the role of neurotransmitters like dopamine and GABA in those regions, as they correlate to brain wave frequencies, neurochemical alterations during sleep states, etc)

  34. I had a vision through the veil of a huge sand colored snake. She is my new guardian. My nephew is Fae, and i’m going to introduce her to him as my imaginary friend, and see what he says. He’s 6, and has the soul of a dragon. I’m very surprised at seeing the snake, as i’m rather indifferent to them, although i’m not at all frightened of them or wish them harm. I feel as though a transformation is near for me.

  35. I’m a Christian and I read your post and the related comments with profound sadness. Lucifer (originally depicted as a serpent/snake in the creation story) disguises himself as an “angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14) – that should worry you. Unfortunately, his “light” is a false light which will bind you in deception and ultimately lead you to destruction. I read with interest your statement, “More repressive belief systems have linked snake to evil.” Satan (Lucifer) is pure evil – yet he will offer you the world of delights (as he offered to Jesus) – but Jesus words are true, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36). Only Jesus offers salvation through his shed blood on the cross – He alone is the light of the world, and He will save those who repent of their sin and pride, and come to him as a child, asking His forgiveness.

    My wife of now 30 years was spectacularly set free of evil spirits (over 3 days) by the power of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus. I’ve been set free of various things, and many that I’ve prayed for (in God’s power, in the name of Jesus) have been set free – healed from depression, chronic conditions, brain tumor, fear. Most recently I have been praying with a Hindu woman, completely possessed by … snake spirits. She feels them moving inside her, and she has terrible physical issues caused by them. Jesus has been setting her free and it wont be long that she too will be praying for others in her family, setting them free from these evil spirits.

    I appreciate you are seeking truth, but you are being desperately deceived – and the nature of deception is that you have no idea of the deception, until you are shocked out/invited out/given revelation. Jesus said simply, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the father but by me.” (John 14:6). He also said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). To know Jesus, is to know truth.

    I pray you publish my comments and let people make up their own mind of my writings. That’s surely how we arrive at truth.

    Jesus’ blessings on you and your readers.

  36. These entities can be found at back of human body and are very dependent on life active force. When you cast the snake that coiled at the back, that means enlightenment for the person as it is attached to divine energy.
    No one has seen these entities except for the person who got the Eye.

  37. In an article posted on this site entitled “Finding your spirit animal”, the author Denise Linn states to think of what animals randomly show themselves to you or animals that frequent your dreams….long story short I have six different animals that equally show up to me. Any suggestions? Snake shows up a LOT in my dreams, but they are always night terrors and bad dreams. Snakes description fits who I am better than most of the other animals…so am I snake?

  38. Last night I dreamed a small mouse jumped out of my mother’s cupboard and went out side. I went out looking for it and looked into a paper bag. The mouse jumped out and then a snake came out. He was transparent like the shedded skin and I could see the skeleton inside. He was alive. I tried to find some food for him. Holding a leaf to his mouth then realizing it needed some real food, like a small animal. I was not afraid of it and wanted to help it. Then I woke up. (P.S. Earlier I had a conversation with a cousin and she was telling me what a nice person I was. I never felt like I was because I always fought with my mother.

  39. I have a terrible fear of snakes. I live in Australia and was raised as a strict catholic, so I’ve always been told the only good snake is a dead snake. Today I was hiking on a track to the beach, I suddenly thought there would definitely be snakes here, literally a moment after that thought I almost stepped on one. I screamed, then jumped and ran, the snake reared up and slithered away quickly at the same time. We both stopped and looked back at each other, it sounds crazy but it’s like I was looking at myself and the snake was seeing the same thing too. It was a really peaceful feeling I actually wanted to laugh with the snake. I didn’t realise how similar we were, the snake was like a mirror, showing me that my fear was just an illusion.. it’s like I’ve had some kind of profound realisation after that encounter. I would never usually post on a page like this, but I feel like I need to share this lol I have had a lot of run ins with snakes especially lately, and it just blows my mind, I am so grateful to that snake and the wisdom it shared with me.

    1. Awesome, I’m 67 years
      Old and this is my first
      Replay,I have the same
      Experience, when I was in my teen’s.

  40. I believe that the snake totem is always with me. I went to an animal totem/yoga class and the day before (in yoga) I had just bought a t-shirt with a design of a lizard crawling out of the pocket. I sensed the snake during my twisting poses and the lizard deep in my belly. The following day in the totem class, she had us choose a totem card. I shuffled and opened the deck and there was the snake. Did you also say that the snake is an exquisitely sensual creature? The rhythms of the earth are felt deep inside the body and I believe it is almost impossible to create somatic illness. With this totem, you will be forced to confront your fear way before that would happen. Snake is a rigorous totem if you have a lot of psychic poison, but yes the energy is vital and constant, and ultimately, healing.

  41. hello,

    You say ‘Druids sometimes called ”Celts”.
    Celts and Druids are not the same thing , contrarily to what you write.
    Celts are a population called ‘Keltoi’ by the ancient Greeks that is probably from a Caucasian origin. Although some say it is more linked to ancient India (Vedic, or parent populations). The Greeks held them in high esteem (which was uncommon for a ”barbarian population as the Greeks referred to all Non Greeks.
    They migrated through Europe, westward and ended with settlements in present Ireland, Wales, France (Brittany and Center of France), but also to a lesser degree in Spain, Portugal and Italy.
    ”Druids” were Celtic Priests, called thus by the Roman. They are not a ”population” but a religious organisation.

  42. I was born on a farm in central Virginia where many snake effigies were found near holy places near an ancient river. I believe the snake has been guiding me through life and giving me the strength and knowledge to get through. I have many gifts like physic powers, strong intuition, deep knowledge of past cultures and the ability to communicate with them, meditate and see things differently. I feel very much in touch with nature and think very differently than most. I can receive power from different stones and areas that conduct energies.

  43. Without Man & Woman
    There is not Good
    nor Evil

    For he and she are lost,
    And lust,to go to

    A Quote from the book
    Of Mikel

  44. Few weeks ago, I was journeying, and first my usual power animal, the wolf, brought me to the snake ( another power animal of mine is a deer ). The snake showed me the whole in the ground by a big fir tree, and from there I could enter the lower world. 🙂
    There was a Moon Goddess watching at people from earlier times dancing around the fire to honour Cernennus. This was actually a question to an earlier journey of mine, where Cercennus healed my cat after his double hip-surgery…
    The Moon Goddess kept changing her face and skin colour from young girl to young woman to old woman, white, asian, native American, African – and always so beautiful, no matter her age!
    She answered the questions that had been bothering me, sometimes friendly, sometimes a bit mockingly, even. 😉
    I have come to learn in my journeys, that the spirits can be VERY direct, to a point that may even feel a bit rude. At the same time there was the motherly love emanating from her all the time, the snake was between her and the fire, and later brought me back to “our” world.
    This was very strong journey, and I still honour that snake so much! It was the closest and most personal encounter with a snake so far – I have met many many animals on my journeys, few which I keep seeing very often, but so far snake only far away and not having any real contact with it.
    I am guessing, that I have perhaps developed more/enough in my journeys, that the snake now was ready to be my guide/friend?
    In any case, I wish to learn more about them and get to know them better, as in my ( earlier ) culture they are great healers and medicine makers.
    Plus I am very ill atm, and could probably use all the medicine that the snake can teach me….
    And thank you for this wonderful page, I keep coming here often, especially when I meet new power animals, but also otherwise, out of curiosity and willingness to learn. 🙂 These pages are a real gift, especially for someone like me, who is in the beginning of her shamanic path. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ❤️

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