Snakes are a common symbol in dreams, yet there is no one size fits all meaning. Every person has their different life experiences, beliefs, traumas, obstacles, and ways of interacting with people that seeps into their dream life. This is why it’s important to figure out your dreams special symbols and unique interpretation.
The same is true of snake bites; for instance, a snake trainer will respond differently than a teenage girl. Your emotions also are a gigantic clue; who knows, maybe there’s a person who enjoys being bitten by a snake?
Did the snake sink his fangs into your face, neck, arm, hands, torso, butt, legs, or feet? What body part is bitten alters the dream context. Where the event occurs affects the meaning. Another important fact to assist you in interpreting your dreams is to mull over common threads of your past, present, or if it’s a precognitive dream.
Now it’s time to share what Pamela is dreaming:
There was a snake in my house and I was shaking with fear. My sister ignored the request to remove it from my house telling me to leave it alone. Obviously I felt upset over her actions. Eventually, it bit my right big toe.
In the next scene, my doctor was examining my right foot. All my toes were black that caused me great concern. The doctor’s prognosis was that my foot would be alright; however, I needed to keep off it for three days. This caused me distress because I couldn’t do yoga for three days, causing me to ponder how I could practice my poses during the time I needed to stay off my foot.
Then the doctor peeled off the black skin, revealing a normal foot. Whew, I felt such relief!
Here are some examples of a dream dictionary’s definition of a snake bite:
- Something poisonous in your life.
- Resistance to taking the next step.
- Being competitive.
- An enemy attacking me.
Yes, some of those meanings can make sense; nonetheless, it’s definitely not the last definition as my sister and I are close. Plus the doctor in the dream is one of the few whom I respect and like.
Here’s my interpretation:
The snake is representing my fear of taking steps toward transformation in my business. There’s a part of me that would like someone else to take care of this, yet I must do the work to move forward. During my metamorphosis, there will be some difficulties, I need to be patience while this process is occurring, and figure out a way to continue to do what I enjoy with work and play. In the end, all will be transformed.
Perhaps you are wondering how I could have gotten that dream meaning. This interpretation reinforces the need to be aware of what’s going on in your life. I’ve been pondering where my business is going, changes I need to bring about, and how to proceed. At times my baby sister is very mothering; therefore, it is reflecting my desire to have someone else do it for me. Also, she is less of a risk taker than me, which represents my thinking of just leaving things as they are. However, being bitten by the snake proves that I need to take action. The doctor scene represents the need to examine this situation, not to rush the process, do what I can in the meantime, and in three days (I wish), months, or years (no!) the changes I’ve been thinking about will occur.
Hopefully, this dream example, provided you with insight on how to examine your own dreams. In the meantime, I will be sure to wear shoes while walking in nature, and be open to receiving possible more meanings as time goes by.
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