Snakes seem to be cropping up everywhere in my life recently from an epic experience finding one to jewellery to dreams..
Last night I had a dream which was vivid and still clear in my mind now. I was in a small room with the door closed. A big black snake slithered under the door and came at me, it was fast and very aggressive. I was terrified and the snake was relentless. I managed to get up on a stool to try to put some distance between the snake and myself but it was useless and the snake bit me. I can remember it being painful and the snake did not want to let go. In the end someone (an unknown female) appeared and without any trouble removed the snake. The dream had an important message, I knew that.
Thinking through it this morning, I had a fair idea of what the dream was trying to tell me so wasn’t surprised to find the meaning online was very similar to my own interpretation.
The following is taken from online: The appearance of a black snake suggests that you are experiencing deep changes in your life and are involved, consciously or not, in a grieving process as you are leaving the past or old ideas behind. These changes may come with feelings of sadness, loss, depression.
Black snakes in dreams are associated with the power of deep transformations that rise up from the unconscious as symbolized by the darkness. This animal may indicate that you are facing a lot of unknowns in your life, whether it’s in a new relationship or taking on new responsibilities at work.
Dreaming of a dark snake is likely a call to grow, transform, as you move from the unconscious and unknown to more awareness about yourself and what matters in your life.
Being chased by a snake means that you are facing an intimidating situation in your life that is haunting you. Emotions that you have not dealt with are coming back at you. A dream of being attacked by a snake, it could be calling you to explore a challenging situation in your life and how to deal with it. If you are dreaming of being bitten by snake, it means that you need to pay attention to something that you’ve been avoiding because it was too intimating or uncomfortable.
This all makes sense and is pretty much what I was thinking myself. So much these past few months has been about transformation and shedding my old skin. The black snake is about my issues, especially if not all specifically the abuse and how I have been in denial about it. It was too painful for me to deal with so I went into denial and pushed it deep down. Now that it is coming back up the snake has appeared and will possibly stay around until I get past this. I do feel that to some extent I am grieving, mainly because of the realisation that the first man I ever loved hurt me so deeply. I realise now that he didn’t love me. I feel betrayed and hurt. Nearly 15yrs later and I’m only know feeling hurt and betrayal. I keep asking myself why.. why did he do that?