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Dreams About White Snakes – What Do They Mean?

White snakes are extremely rare, but seeing one in your dreams can be surprisingly common. Many believe that because white is associated with purity and cleanliness, dreaming about a white snake has a positive meaning. However, this isn’t necessarily the case.

Dreams about white snakes can have both positive and negative interpretations. These can vary depending on certain details such as your feelings during the dream, the type of snake, and what you or the snake were doing.

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In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most common dreams about white snakes and their interpretations, taking the specific details of the dream into consideration.

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Symbolism of White Snake Dreams

White Snakes – Symbol of Healing

Seeing a white snake in your dreams could signify that you’re healing from a traumatizing experience that may have left an emotional scar or burden. You may have lost someone or gone through financial crisis at some point in your life. However, you may finally be thinking about moving on and putting the past behind you.

White Snakes – Symbols of New Beginnings

A dream about a white snake can represent a new beginning. For instance, you may about to shut the door on painful and bitter memories of the past and focus on building a new life for yourself.

You may have realized that now is the time to move on and that you finally have a chance to start fresh, with a clean slate. A new career or relationship could be waiting for you just around the corner.

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The snake in your dream could be telling you that it’s time to let go of the past and focus on a new chapter of your life.

White Snakes – Symbols of Emotions

If you’re struggling with your emotions or have a fear of losing someone important in your life, it’s not unusual to see a white snake in your dreams.

The dream could be telling you to take time for yourself and work on understanding your emotions. It’s likely that you’re feeling overwhelmed and you might want to stop being too hard on yourself.   

White Snakes – Symbols of Fortune

Being visited by a white snake in a dream could be a sign that you’re about to receive something you’ve been wanting for a long time. It could mean that you’re going to be extremely lucky in your waking life. You may be about to receive good news regarding your job, finances, personal growth.

Breaking Down the Details of the Dream

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A White Snake Attacking

A white snake attacking you in your dreams could represent communication problems that you may be having with the people around you. As a result, it’s likely you’re having misunderstandings with others and should try to see things from others’ perspectives.

If the snake in your dream attacks someone else, it could indicate that you may be taking someone who’s constantly around you for granted. If this is the case, this person may need you to be more helpful and understanding.

White Snake Bites You

The idea of being bitten by a snake can be horrifying and so can seeing it happen a dream. However, it’s often a sign that something is going wrong in your waking life and needs to be corrected.

If you’ve hurt someone else, consciously or unintentionally, it’s possible that you’d dream of a white snake biting you. This dream could signify that you’re being ‘punished’ for hurting the other person. The snake could be warning you to become aware of the fact that you’re hurting those around you and that you need to stop.   

Killing a White Snake

If you kill a white snake in a dream, it could be a sign that your health and financial status will be improving significantly. You may win a lottery, get a pay rise, or inherit a large amount of money. If you run your own business, it’s likely your business will begin to flourish.

Types of White Snakes

The meaning of your dream could change depending on the type of white snake you see.  

White Snakes with Black Dots

Seeing a white snake in your dream with black dots all over it signifies that you may be feeling lost and helpless in your waking life. You may be going through a difficult time and are in need of someone’s advice and guidance.

Perhaps you’ve been isolating yourself from others and are struggling to sort out your problems on your own. In this case, this dream could be telling that it’s alright to reach out to others who are close to you and ask them for assistance.

White Cobra

A white cobra in your dreams may signify that you are an innovative and creative person who may have knowledge that could be dangerous to your well-being. If the cobra is small, it could mean that someone who you believe is a friend is actually your enemy.

Some say that dreaming of a white cobra means that it’s time for you to start paying attention to others or certain problems that may be blindsiding and preventing you from seeing things clearly.

Big White Snake

If the white snake in your dream is gigantic, it implies that you may be feeling depressed or sad about something in your waking life. You may be allowing your emotions to make you feel overwhelmed, which could make your life more challenging.

This dream may be a reminder to you to stop allowing trivial matters to take up all of your time and set you back. Instead, it could be a sign that it’s time to stop overthinking and focus on achieving your goals instead.

Small White Snake

Any type of small, white snake you may see in your dream could symbolize a minor issue in your waking life that will soon become massive and overwhelming.

It’s likely that your subconscious mind is warning you to address any minor problems you may have before they’re blown out of proportion and become too big to handle. 

Wrapping Up

As mentioned earlier, in dream interpretation, details like colors, symbols, and actions are crucial, since these will help you to decipher the meaning of your dream as accurately as possible.

A dream about a white snake may have an extremely positive or negative meaning, but in order to find out what yours means, it’s important to try and recall as many details as you can.  

View also the meaning behind dreaming about peacocks and rats.

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Apsara Palit
Apsara Palit

After completing her post-grad in Values, Ethics and Indian Culture, Apsara is sharing her knowledge of symbolism, mythology, history and culture through her blogs. Apsara lives in India and believes in getting a first-hand understanding of culture through travelling.