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What Do Dreams About Snakes Mean?

SNAKE DREAM MEANING

Psychological Meaning of Dreams about Snakes

The snake is one of the world’s oldest symbols found in some of the most ancient sculptures. They are often used as phallic symbols and have long been linked with pagan fertility gods. Because it lives close to the ground, the snake is an emblem of the nurturing earth and also the unknown perils of the underworld. Christian imagery emphasises the dark side of this symbol.

It is considered evil, yet it is the snake, created by God, that tempts man to gain knowledge.  Sometimes snakes can symbolise the poisonous words and innuendo of the people around you.

Mystical Meaning of Snake Dreams:

Entwined snakes appear on the god Mercury’s caduceus, which is a symbol of the medical profession to this day. The Greeks attributed healing powers to the snake and similar symbolism may be found in Indian Kundalini yoga where it represents the life force that rises up the spinal chord. In particular, the cobra is a symbol of divine enlightenment and associated with the god Shiva

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SNAKES & SNAKE INTERESTING FACTS:

Snakes are cold blooded legless reptiles closely related to lizards, which share the order Squamata. There are also several species of legless lizard which superficially resemble snakes, but are not otherwise related to them. A love of snakes is called ophiophilia, a fear of snakes is called ophidiophobia (or snakephobia). A specialist in snakes is an ophiologist. An old synonym for snake is serpent; in modern usage this usually refers to a mythic or symbolic snake.

CHINESE SNAKE SUPERSTITIONS & ASTROLOGY

The snake is one of the 12 animals which appear in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. According to Chinese folklore, each animal is associated with certain personality traits, and those born in the year of the Snake are calm and gentle, romantic and perceptive. However, they may be prone to sloth and vanity.

SNAKE DREAMS & SUPERSTITIONS

There are many strange superstitions about snakes. It was beleived that to see a lone snake and feel threatened by it in a dream or in real life shows that you have a bad enemy that is working against you, it also a warning against bodily harm from an enemy. To dream of many snakes in a pit was also considered to be a foreboding of much bad luck in love or business. If in a snake dream you overcome and kill a threatening snake in your dream, it shows that you will overcome your adversary and win out.

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Dreams About Snakes with Interpretation
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Dreams about snakes and what they mean in dreams with additional info about the snake in superstitions and history. Extract from my book The Hidden Meaning Of Dreams (1999) ISBN 0-8069-7773-6

Craig Hamilton-Parker – has written 36 posts on this site.
CRAIG HAMILTON-PARKER is a celebrated U.K. medium who has confounded skeptics by the uncanny accuracy of his readings. Craig and his wife, Jane, have demonstrated mediumship on the media to millions of television viewers worldwide. Craig Hamilton-Parker also writes articles and columns about dreams and psychic phenomena for national newspapers around the world.

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