Killing a snake

Killing a snake

Killing A Snake Dream Meaning

Killing a snake is like our human brain, we like to take shortcuts to conserve energy. But just like the brain, the snake is about patterns. Killing the snake in my view is about changing your thought patterns. It is time. This is a powerful dream, it’s about improving your life, but also the lives of those around you. It's about taking control and being proactive. It's about being brave and facing your fears. It's about making a difference in the world. Yes, you can do it. 

Our minds are powerful tools. It's difficult to break through self-imposed barriers when we make decisions about whether something is true or false. It's almost impossible to argue for your position. Imagine, for instance, that you say, "I cannot love." To prove your point, you'll search for examples. You will recall those awkward crushes from high school or how uncomfortable it was to go on that first date. Your head will be filled with limits that will discourage you from even trying. To become a loving person, you must first silence your biggest critic - yourself. The dream of killing the snake is about shutting down these areas of negative thinking.

What is the detailed dream interpretation of killing a snake? 

You'll be glad to hear that killing a snake can represent change or transformation, as snakes shed their skin periodically throughout their lives, this is about you shedding the difficult stuff. This could suggest that something major is about to happen in your life. Something exciting! As I have touched on before a shift in your thinking pattern.  This shift may cause you to change or adapt in some way. Seeing a snake killed in your dream indicates that you are about to undergo a major change. A physical change, emotional change, mental change, or spiritual change could occur. You may also be repressing some aspects of yourself. A snake's death in your dream signifies the end of something old and the beginning of something new.

In a dream, the snake's death could also symbolize your own death or the death of someone close to you. Death could be literal or it could represent the end of a relationship, situation, or way of life. When you dream that you kill a snake, it represents your ability to overcome obstacles. You may also feel powerful or victorious.

You may be feeling bitterness, which has resulted from problems in your life. To see any type of animal in your dream is often considered to be a representation of your own personality. In order to make it as easy as possible to interpret the dream of seeing snakes, it is important to understand the surroundings of this dream, and your actual feeling at the time of killing the snake. Freud believed that the snake was a phallic symbol. But what is a phallic symbol? The "snake" symbolism is basically anything that represents a penis. Freud believed that this could be connected to our excessive satisfaction or frustration in regard to our sexual relationships.

The details around your dream are important when understanding the meaning. If you have encountered any threat from the snake and then you "killed" that snake in your dream then this is an indication that you are finding it difficult to cope with your subconscious mind due to those negative thought patterns. You may find in life everything is content and happy, but underneath there are some things that are worrying you. There are various factors that you need to consider when seeking an interpretation and I feel this is a great dream as it does promote real change. It is important to understand that this dream equals some kind of emotional storm in your life, normally as mentioned in the opening sentences above, this will be around your relationships and energy. 

A snake being killed by someone else could represent your own feelings of powerlessness or helplessness. It could also symbolize someone else's ability to overcome the challenges you are facing. It may be a sign that you are witnessing some major changes in your life if you dream about seeing a snake killed. If you feel powerless or helpless in the face of change, it may also represent your own feelings.

What does it mean to kill a snake in a dream?

If you kill a snake, then you are going to have a great opportunity to advance yourself with respect to others around you. This is a positive dream in that you are going to overcome all obstacles that stand in your way.

  • If you find yourself walking over snakes and killing them then this indicates you are going to be able to change your own visions and destiny. Snakes can often reflect a situation that is currently in your life. Perhaps it is a time that you face up to reality. 
  • If you find the snake cut in half and killed in your dream, this is an indication that you need to adapt better to social situations. The key message is that you can never be too nice. Consideration and respect for others are recommended. The color of the snake may also provide a clue to the interpretation of your dream.
  • If you kill a baby snake in your dream, then this is a direct indication of your child's light being killed. It is a symbol to show that it is time for you to act better with money.
  • To dream of killing a boa constrictor generally indicates that stormy times are ahead - especially in the near future.
  • If you kill a black snake then it is a positive dream, indicating that you can overcome any difficulties you face, and that you have a strong character. (I have gone into more detail below)
  • If you kill more than one or two snakes this indicates that you are in danger from enemies that wish to do you harm. Ensure that you are not cheated by someone you trust in the future. If you harm or get rid of all the snakes in your dream this is an indication that you can overcome any hostile or difficult people in the future.
  • If you walk over snakes without trying to kill them it suggests that in the end the tables can be turned, and justice is going to run its course.

Does killing a snake in a dream mean marriage? 

In ancient Chinese dream philosophy, the snake can represent not only marriage but also fortune, money, and your own inner desires. As I have already concluded the snake can also represent temptation. In aging dream books a snake can indicate marriage but above all completion and deception. This type of dream is rather unforgettable especially if you are killing the snake or repeatedly stabbing the snake with an instrument. It can suggest that you need to understand other people better. As I’ve outlined in the opening paragraph the snake is also connected to changing the way you think --- removing the negative energy -- therefore by killing the snake it can signify that you are trying to remove this deception in your life.

What is the biblical meaning of killing a snake in a dream? 

The snake itself is supposed to be considered a “spirited animal” and this is connected to the holy spirit. After all, the snake has been the key area in the account of Adam and Eve and the fact that snakes represent temptation, difficulties in life, and above all confusion. In Chinese mythology biblical sign of a snake is associated with money, fortune, and also wealth. The biblical narrated regarding serpents and God state that we understand that the snake can suffer a great deal. In Jer (46:22) it implies that the snakes glide. There are various biblical stories about snakes and there’s a great deal of writing devoted to being bitten by a snake. For example, Psalm 58 details that wicked people have the “venom of a serpent.”  there is also additional accounts of the serpent and his wisdom.  I’m going to talk about this because the killing of snakes and the biblical viewpoint can also indicate either the fact that you are killing somebody who is going to deceive you or killing the wisdom that you hold within. I could go on and on about the biblical meaning of snakes and perhaps this needs a separate section of its own but for now, I will just leave you thinking about deception and wisdom in regard to the biblical meaning of killing snakes in your dream.

What does it mean to dream of killing a black snake? 

In order to answer this question, we need to understand the spiritual meaning of the color “black” this color spiritually means that you need to think about “deception” in waking life.  Black is connected to how we understand authority, rebellion, wealth, and darkness in life. The black snake can often represent hidden agendas - related to this archetypical color. The snake is a sign that you need to understand people around you better. Black can represent the symbolism of a snake. In my view, there is somebody that is trying to be deceptive. It is always difficult for us to deal with people in life. We can never truly understand IF somebody is going to be trustworthy and this may at times this will result in several considerations that we need to take into account.  Coping with other people’s attempts to deceive you in waking life can be fundamentally difficult. We try to understand deceptive behaviors but these can apply to all different aspects of life. Deception can be ambiguous. Now focusing on the concept of deception can widely vary depending on your culture. In conclusion, the dream of the black snake represents deception which is somewhat intentional. The good news is that because you have had this dream you can possibly prevent this deception from occurring. It is a wake-up call to the truth and a need to be completely vigilant going forward.

What does it mean to dream of killing a green snake? 

Green is the color of Mother Earth. A green snake seen in a dream indicates that you will need to harness your energies. Spiritually green symbolizes hope, sensations, luck, joy and above all prosperity. This is a great time if you are embarking on your adventures in life as the green snake represents a totally new base of life. We now need to turn to killing the green snake in a dream and what this means spiritually in your dream. To kill a light green snake in a dream indicates that there is something external that is trying to kill your motivation in life. A dark green snake can suggest that people will hide something from you. Often when we have a job that we don’t like or there is added pressures and stresses in life - killing a green snake in a dream can often appear. According to Carl Jung the green snake is connected to instinctual energy. Interestingly, this dream is also connected to wisdom so to sum it all up killing a green snake can indicate possibly turning events in life such as career or new relationships.

What is it means to dream of killing a snake and children?

It can be rather worrying to see snakes near your son or daughter in a dream. Alternatively, the fact that the snakes surrounds children in the dream. In order to understand the significance of killing the snake in such a dream we need to understand that this snake is in fact a representation of polar opposites. In humanity we display a nurturing aspect of the mother archetype. It is sometimes difficult to find that polar opposite. It can mean in dreams that if you’re killing the snake you’re also killing the mother. Jung describes the implications of killing the snake in his book “symbols of  It transformation”  he associated the snake with the nurturing aspect of the mother and also spoke about the Egyptian story whereby a poisonous snake was created by his mother Isis and it bit the God known as Ra. Basically he believed that we need to understand the energy of the mother. It can signify that even though we are nurturing someone or ourselves - we sometimes kill parts of ourselves and we need time to discover ourselves better. 

What does it mean to dream of killing a red snakes?

Spiritually red snakes signify human life form, passion, danger and additionally the fact that we need to be more aware in life. According to Freud  the snake represents the penis and our passion in life - therefore to dream of killing a red snake indicates that something is harboring or interfering with your passion and motivation of moving forward.  Biblically the red snake signifies danger so after such a dream just beware.

 What does it mean to someone else killing a snake in a dream?

To see somebody killing a snake represents actual events in your real life whereby you may have hurt somebody’s feelings. This could happen perhaps virtually - have you been on Facebook for too long? These feelings in a dream are demonstrated when you are watching another person killing snake - it indicates that you are observing that other people are not entirely happy. The dream itself is bringing you the great awareness of your own subconscious mind. In old dream dictionaries to see somebody as killing a snake is a representation of pleasant things are about to happen. These dream dictionaries are in fact written in the 1930s today, there are much more modern theories in regards to our dreams. I will say this, to dream of someone killing a snake  in my research symbolizes that you will encounter some minor problems in relationships it could be that you’ve attached yourself to logical solutions and something will be SOLVED in waking life. This dream can however signify that you will become somewhat dependent upon other people’s positions and rules. The great news is that this dream comes with a warning you can be quite careful about how you interact with other people going forward. Often seeing somebody you know killing a slake in a dream can represent that after a period of worry confusion happiness will prevail. To see an animal killing a snake in a dream carries the same interpretation.

What does it mean to dream of killing an orange snake?

Orange snakes symbolize passion in life. Snakes in a dream have a special meaning. They signify hidden threats, fears, and unpredictable situations. They represent your fear of the unknown. However, if you kill an orange snake, it means you’re killing your fears and revealing the hidden threats around you. As I have already said, if you dreamed of an orange snake, it denotes passionate love and warmth. You are going to make end something good to get something better.

What does it mean to dream of killing a rainbow color snake?

If you killed a rainbow-colored snake, it represents a wild part of your personality that will be tamed. Dreaming of killing a rainbow-shaded snake is also a good omen so congratulations. Often, when people have contacted me about dreaming of killing a multi-colored snake it means you will overcome certain difficulties, and your life will improve. Although killing a rainbow color snake might lead you to believe something uneasy is about to happen in your waking life. Your personality will help you improve. You will overcome many difficulties and problems. 

What does it mean to see a dog killing a snake in a dream?

If you dreamed of a dog killing a snake, your dream implies to your protection towards others. Someone who trusts you completely will protect you from a certain danger. However, you won’t even know it. This person will not mention issues in life, and you will never know. There is a key message try to respect and love the people who care about you. Otherwise, you will lose people’s attention and help. Your dream also denotes damaged feelings. You will hurt someone’s feelings unintentionally. Find a way to make it right.

What does it mean to dream of a cat killing a snake?

If you saw a cat killing a snake in your dream, it denotes your strong personality, resourcefulness, and great potential. The “killing a snake and cat” is rather an unusual dream and it can signify that you are two-faced people and you can’t handle injustice. Your dream is a reflection of your unique skills and great abilities. Remember that the cat has nine lives. Try to take good care of yourself. To see a cat kill a snake in your dream state represents your security as well. Someone’s trying to ruin your status quo.

What does it mean to dream of a spider killing a snake?

Dreaming of a spider killing a snake is an unusual dream and it usually occurs when you are feeling powerless but still certain of your own abilities. You feel strong but don’t have a solid plan on how to solve complex problems or find an exit from a complicated situation. This dream predicts victory. Your word will be final and even if you feel defeated now, you will be the last one smiling. Trust your instincts and let them guide you through each hard period in life. Achieve everything you want in life. Even if you feel small now, your dream reveals your future greatness.

What does it mean to dream of your son or daughter killing a snake?

If one of your children killed a snake in your dream it indicates avoiding an unexpected danger. Your child in the dream is just a reflection of your inner child. If we look at this dream differently, children are capable of protecting themselves. In such dreams of our children, we often have these because we are worried about their future. Killing a snake signifies killing your worries also. You need to stop worrying because your children have a bright future. They deserve to be happy, and so do you. If you don’t have children, but in your dream, you had a son or daughter and they killed the snake, it represents your fear of commitment. You’re scared of the responsibilities coming your way. 

What does it mean to dream of your partner killing a snake?

If you dream of your partner killing a snake, it foretells future problems in a relationship. Someone will try to focus on their own life. This will be a test of your love. If you both pass, then things will work out. This dream indicates that you need to consider finding yourself a new approach to problems. Such a dream also means that your partner will protect you from a complicated situation. Remember his/her support. Seeing your partner killing a snake can also imply that you are thinking of protecting yourself against others.

What does it mean to dream of killing a snake with bare hands?

If you killed a snake with your bare hands in your dreams, it represents the strength within - that you didn’t even know existed. You will finally stand up for yourself, and for what you believe, even if it means standing alone. This dream can imply dealing with other people’s bullshit and you’re taking the control over your life again. You do not wish to live by society rules and you’re ready to move forward in life. Dreaming of killing a snake with bare hands also represents danger. You will have to be more careful in life. Someone who’s jealous of your progress will try to harm you in the most unexpected way. However, you shouldn’t give up. Tell the truth, even if it hurts people. It’s better than a deadly experience.

What does it mean to dream of shooting a snake?

To dream of shooting a snake means you will target your enemies and eliminate each, one by one. Your success will grow and your career will progress with enormous speed. Please be aware of the difficulties and dangers that come with success. Maybe you will gain many new friends. They are inevitable. However, you’re a strong person who knows how to deal with others. This dream denotes victories.

Dreaming of killing a snake and then the snake turned into a person?

To kill a snake in your dream represents your hidden fears and anxiety. We often dream of turning into a snake when we are facing the fear of the unknown. This dream can imply that life is not all sunshine and rainbows. You may encounter many unexpected problems and enter complicated situations.

But you will find your way out, as you always do. If the snake turns into a person after you kill it, this represents a fake person in life. Is there someone you don’t trust? If yes, you better listen to your instinct and stay away from your apparent “friend.” This dream can imply that someone is being two-faced and has bad intentions. Once the person notices your mistrust, he or she will turn into the snake you dreamed of and try to attack you with their poisonous tongue.

What does it mean to dream of killing а very large snake?

The killing of a massive snake in your dream has a transparent interpretation. You will overcome a complex situation in waking life. Or overcome a difficult and excessive problem in life.

What does it mean to dream of killing an asp?

The “asp” is a modern Anglicisation of the word “aspis”. It refers to some venomous snakes in the Nile region. According to Egyptian mythology, it’s also believed that “aspis” referred to a cobra known as the Egyptian cobra. To dream of killing the asp denotes your real beliefs and determination. Deep down, you don’t trust anyone, except yourself. We ourselves are in charge of creating our own life plans. To dream of killing an asp also symbolizes jealousy. You will apply positive changes in your life. Someone might disagree with your actions and dislike your progress.

What is the symbolic meaning of killing a snake?

The killing of a snake in your dream is a symbol of rebirth, victory over depression, and inner issues. You will experience a spiritual awakening. It is a sign to keep fighting and never give up. Your determination to improve your life and accomplish your dreams will inspire many. You will become an inspiration to others. The symbolic meaning of killing a snake also relates to your spirit inside. You have an invincible spirit. No matter how hard you get hit, you always find the strength to pick yourself up.

What does it mean to be bitten by the snake and then to kill it?

If you were bitten by a snake and then killed the snake, it signifies a betrayal. This is the spiritual interpretation. The good news is that you will come out stronger after overcoming the betrayal. And don’t forget – you should look after yourself only.

What’s the Islamic interpretation of killing a snake?

The Islamic interpretation of killing a snake in your dream is related to enemies. Someone very powerful and rich will try to harm you. Their money is their only power. However, you have a much more powerful weapon – your fate in God and your hope to live a long and happy life. With such weapons, your victory over your enemies is inevitable. Money can buy respect and happiness.

In your dream 

You kill a snake. See a snake around your body. You kill a poisonous snake. You kill a snake in the grass. You kill lots of snakes. See someone killing a snake. 

Positive changes are afoot if

You kill a snake in the grass. You kill lots of snakes. See someone killing a snake. 

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of killing a snake 

Terrified. Surprised. Anxious. Worried. Strange. Insecure. Confused. Overwhelmed. Offended. Scared.

By Florance Saul
May 20, 2013