Dreaming About Snakes — Dream Meanings (Chinese Theory)

Dreaming About Snakes — Dream Meanings (Chinese Theory)

By Fercility JiangUpdated Sep. 15, 2021

If a snake appears in your dream, what does it mean? Many people panic when dreaming of a snake, worrying that it is a symbol of bad luck and the arrival of danger. Of course, this is a knee-jerk reaction out of self-protection. In fact, you don't have to worry too much. Dreaming of snakes usually indicates good luck. 

The Snake comes sixth in the Chinese zodiac. Chinese horoscopy asserts that people who are born in a Snake year have many characteristics similar to snakes in the animal world: for example Snake people are indifferent, cold, and calm.

Take a look at our detailed interpretations of dreaming about snakes according to Chinese dream theory to resolve your confusion (or at least give you an oriental perspective).

Chinese Dream Interpretation Theory

‘Zhou Duke Interprets Dreams’ (周公解梦Zhou Gong Jie Meng) is the classic Chinese text that is the basis of most traditional Chinese dream interpretation theory. It’s traditionally attributed to the Duke of Zhou (reign 1042–1035 BC), revered as the 'God of Dreams' and the 'First Sage'.

General Meanings of Dreaming About Snakes

The serpent symbolizes the spirituality of wisdom or keen intuition. In myths and folk tales of many countries, as in China’s, snakes appear as sages and gods, so when the appearance of a snake in a dream is “mythical” in context, it often represents wisdom. 

Dreaming of snakes sometimes symbolizes "intuition". Snakes are thought to be sensitive animals, similar to humans in intuition. Therefore, people often get a "revelation" from snakes in their dreams. If you believe in religion, it may indicate that your understanding is growing.

Colored Snakes in Dreams

Dreaming of a black snake indicates that you have a good relationship with the people who help you in life, and your reliable work is also the main reason why many people will trust you. Your work will be fine.

Dreaming of a white snake means that you will have good luck and a windfall in the near future.

Dreaming of a yellow snake means that good fortune is coming, everything around you will be smooth sailing. You can do what you plan or want to do, and you will get good results.

Dreaming of a green snake symbolizes vitality, good luck, and good opportunities. It indicates that life is stable, your career is flourishing, and your relationship with colleagues will become closer.

Dreaming of multi-colored snakes means that you look good on the surface in life, but there may be a potential danger, for example a trap that you should pay special attention to.

Types of Snakes in Dreams

Dreaming of big snakes represents good luck and indicates that there will be other people helping in your career. Your income is also very good and your abilities are rewarded.

Dreaming of small snakes indicates that you will treat some people as friends, but they will secretly slander you. They want to destroy your future.

Dreaming of an anaconda means that you will engage in some extravagant behavior, and you will regret it when you think about it later.

Dreaming of a cobra indicates that the dreamer has a clear mind, can make judgments with agile reason, and become a person of principle.

Dreaming of many snakes indicates that life is busy recently or is a sign of wealth.

Dreaming of dead snakes indicates that bad things are far from you and your luck will improve.

Dreams of Snakes Doing Things

Dreaming of snakes in the water implies that your bosses will appreciate you and they may promote you. All this is earned with your own strength. Colleagues will really look up to you and will cooperate very well with you to make your work run smoothly.

To dream that a snake bites you indicates that you will succumb to the influence of evil forces and an enemy will destroy your career.

To dream that a snake bites you on your hand indicates that there are bad things in your career, and the ideas of others are contrary to yours, that is why there are many things that are not going well in your career. You need to think of others when you are faced with problems, and you should not make your decisions alone.

To dream that someone kills a snake indicates that the difficulties will be eliminated and everything is going well.

Dreaming of a snake that leaves indicates that you have good fortune in the near future. Cooperating more with others in your work and having a long-term plan will be beneficial for your career development.

Dreaming of snakes that do nothing to you indicates that your fortune is quite good, and you will get the help of friends to successfully solve problems.

Luck and Fengshui for Those Dreaming of Snakes

  • Love rating: 62%
  • Wealth index: 82%
  • Health index: 65%
  • Success rate: 91%
  • Good luck color: green
  • Favorable orientation: northwest
  • Suitable activities: funeral, burial
  • Taboos: using traffic on waterways, first nail trimming for newborn babies

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