Snakes in dreams can have a wide variety of meanings.
Despite the fear they arouse, snakes in dreams are actually usually complex and multi-layered symbols.
For centuries, snakes have been associated with wisdom and healing. In dreams, this association can mean snakes are a powerful sign of personal transformation – change through healing, almost like an initiation. These snake dreams, though they may make you anxious, provide an important opportunity to leave behind something that hurts and restricts you, and move forward into a new way of being. Among Asian and Native American cultures, the snake is a wisdom symbol. The idea of wisdom comes from the snake’s ability to shed its skin and renew itself. If one dreams of snakes from this perspective, it is a dream of renewal, problem-solving, and good tidings in general. Snakes were worshipped in every corner of the ancient world as creatures who symbolized fertility, birth, death and resurrection. One common image is of a snake wrapped around the earth. From the Nordic Jörmungandr to the Hindu Ananta, this image portrays the snake as responsible for holding the world together. Similarly, The Cosmic Serpent winds itself around an egg, clearly a symbol of fertility and rebirth, as well as creation of the universe.