Dream About Being Chased By Snakes – Being chased by anything in a dream is unsettling. That fear that grips you as you run to save your life and avoid being bitten by snakes seems real in the dream.
Often times when you have this dream, there is definitely something going on in your waking life that needs addressing. It could be a situation, symbol or a person in your life that has caused you some turmoil.
Table of Contents
- Why You Have This Dream
- Common Dream Scenarios
- Remember your Dream In Detail
Why You Have This Dream
There are various reasons why you would be having this dream and they are as follows:
You Are Trying To Avoid A Situation
You could be going through a situation in your life where you are uncomfortable and you want out. It could be a relationship with a demanding partner and an extramarital affair that you don’t know how to get out of.
Or something illegal that you wish you stopped doing but are feeling trapped in a tight web. It could also be a blackmail situation in which you are the victim too and feel trapped.
If this is the case try seeking counsel from someone wiser than you. You might also consider doing the right thing which doesn’t always feel good but is worth it in the end.
You Are Afraid of Reality
You could also be having this dream because you are afraid to confront your own feelings or personal desires that are considered unacceptable or inappropriate.
You are therefore choosing to turn a blind eye to the reality of the situation. For how long will you turn a blind eye? Because sooner or later it is going to hit the fan. Is it your religion, sexuality, relationship or finances?
Whatever it is, the best thing to do is confront it and think about how you are going to make the best of the situation. Otherwise, your dreams will be plagued with images of snakes chasing you night after night.
This dream could also be as a result of your anger. You could be showing aggressiveness towards another person but instead of directing all the anger towards them, you are directing it all towards yourself.
You could be angry with yourself for feeling vulnerable and you have refused to acknowledge these feelings which make you angrier.
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Since you haven’t accepted these feelings and haven’t dealt with the issue that is making you angry directly, this dream will allow you to project them to a substitute element and in this case, it is the snake(s) in your dream.
The snake chasing you is actually in reality bringing to your attention the things you have been ignoring or are desperately trying to block out of your consciousness.
Fear Of An Upcoming Event
You could also be having this strong fear about an event that you are expecting or some kind of sudden event that you feel is near but don’t know when.
You could also be fully aware of the date of this event that is drawing near and you are getting nervous.
The fear is gripping you because you are not prepared for this event and that if it was up to you, you would make it not happen at all.
You Want To Speak Your Mind
You could also be irked in some way and what to speak your mind. But then you are holding back because you don’t want to hurt anyone.
You could be concerned about a member of your family, someone you care about or things that a group of people you are associated with are doing but you don’t want to cause unrest by voicing your disapproving thoughts.
Common Dream Scenarios
There are common dream scenarios about being chased by a snake and their interpretations. They are as follows:
Being Chased By Snakes
Generally, this dream means that you are afraid to face a situation which you desperately want to “delete”. This situation seems like it will not go away or get resolved unless you do something about it.
Being Chased By a Rattlesnake, Cobra, Viper Or Adder
This dream could be a symbol of someone or something evil that is in your life and doing everything to hurt you. This is definitely a dream that should make you worried and be on the guard.
Those seemingly “accidental” things that could be happening in your life might be more like sabotage.
Being Chased By Garden Snakes
When you have this dream, this could be a symbol of things in your life that you are very afraid of that, in reality, you have no reason to. These things are really harmless and you are running or feeling apprehensive around them for nothing.
Being Chased By A Two-headed Snake
A two-headed snake is usually rare even in real life but in case you dream that such a snake is chasing you, this could be a representation of your suppressed fears. You have to overcome your worries and your baseless fears or at least acknowledge them.
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Let yourself experience fears and then conquer them but don’t suppress them even if they are somehow real. Think of it this way; what is the worst that can happen? After thinking of the worst then you will at some point face it and life will move on minus two-headed snakes dreams.
Remember your Dream In Detail
For accurate interpretation of your dream, you will need to remember it in detail. Think about the kind of snakes chasing you in your dream, their color and the location where you were.
You can also give thought to your own personal associations and any experience you have had with snakes. Have you ever seen one live? Are you afraid of snakes? All that will be key to interpreting your dream.
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Just keep in mind that you don’t have to panic when you have a dream where snakes are chasing you. It might not actually be as bad as you think.
If there is indeed a bad situation in your waking life, the key to preventing recurring dreams of snakes chasing you is simply dealing with the situation by first putting facing your fears then putting them aside.