When Snakes Appear – What’s the Spiritual Message?

Last year my friend and I were driving through Zululand, South Africa; it was a hot summer’s day and we were driving home when I caught a liquid black movement just up ahead on the side of the road.

A large Black Mamba was about to cross the road, and from it’s reaction, we both spotted each other at the same time, because as I slammed on the breaks the Mamba raised three quarters of it’s body up into the air and then flicked itself backwards –and then it was gone.

Despite growing up in the area, I had never seen a Black Mamba in the wild before! I looked at my friend and she giggled at me wide eyed– it was a first for her too.

We were so exhilarated on the drive home we couldn’t stop talking about it. It had been a mature snake, at least 6 ft, and the speed and strength it had displayed getting itself out of danger was incredible.

For those of you who don’t know, the Black Mamba is considered to be one of the most dangerous snakes in the world – not just for it’s deadly poison, but because it’s one of the only snakes that’s territorial, which means that it does not run away like other snakes but rather, often attacks and chases people and animals away from it’s nest. Legends and stories abound throughout South Africa detailing the frightening experience of being chased down by a Black Mamba.

As soon as I got home I told my husband all about the snake. He listened to my story and then he became thoughtful. My husband has more than just a bit of the Shaman in him and the first thing he said was, “What’s the message?” At first I didn’t understand, but he clarified, “What message is the snake trying to convey to you?”  I didn’t know.

A week later I had a dream that I was being chased by a big black snake. It eventually bit me in my Achilles heel and I remember feeling horrified for a moment that I would die and then feeling very calm as I decided that I would be fine. I woke up shortly after this but the feeling and the dream lingered with me all day.

I eventually spoke to my husband about it and he said the same thing as before, “What’s the message?”  Again, I didn’t know but this time I really was curious and so I Googled it.

Snakes, it seems, are deeply symbolic animals in the spiritual realms. They represent change and healing and the shedding of the skin equates to letting go of the old and damaged and allowing in the new. I liked this meaning – my life was very stuck at that point and change seemed like a nice idea.

However, it also symbolises transmuting poisons-  but this meaning didn’t excite me as much – especially since I’d been bitten in the dream and so I was suspicious that this part of the meaning was also true for me in some way.

My friend, who had seen the Black Mamba with me, phoned me the next morning to tell me that she had just seen another Black Mamba as she was walking to work. She sent me a photo – another big boy! That was two Black Mambas in two weeks – changes were coming for my friend too!

But as I looked into it and thought about it, I realised that the changes were going to be huge- a Black Mamba is a powerful symbol.

Within the month, both my friend and I had to suddenly move out of our respective homes. She moved to a whole different city, started a new job and basically had to start her life over from scratch.

Me and my little family had to leave our little home and move in with my mom as my husband’s company floundered and I wasn’t bringing in a real income to speak of.  A few weeks after we’d moved in, just as I was starting to settle in, I found out I had breast cancer.

I remembered the snake dream and the part about transmuting poison and I told myself to calm down. This then, I believed, was what the message had been about: a warning that I had to change myself, my choices and habits, not just my environment or I was going to die.

After six months of intense life-style changes with the help of Cannabis oil, the cancer was healed – I successfully transmuted the ‘poison’ and I am stronger and healthier for it. I also shed 20 kg’s of toxic fat; changed how I ate and started a life-long love affair with yoga.

For me, the Black Mamba represents the forced shedding of habits and beliefs I had been too lazy or too stubborn to let go of before. It was a polite ‘head’s up’ before the wave of change crashed over me and swept me off on its life-changing tide.

So, I guess the symbolic message of the Black Mamba is that important changes are coming but like the Mamba, we are capable of rising to meet these challenges if we are willing to shed habits and behaviors that no longer serve us.

You might also like: Alcohol and Cannabis: What are the energetic differences? https://kitchencures.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/alcohol-and-cannabis-what-are-their-energetic-differences/

For my story go to: Cannabis Oil and Me


How to make cannabis oil in South Africa: https://kitchencures.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/how-to-make-cannabis-oil-in-south-africa-updated/


67 thoughts on “When Snakes Appear – What’s the Spiritual Message?

  1. Thanks for the ping! I found your post very interesting. It’s funny because a few days after nearly stepping on the puff adder I found a snake skin wrapped around a tamboti tree branch. I’m not sure exactly what kind of snake it was, but it was clearly a rear-fanged viper, poisonous, but very unlikely to bite humans. I’m not sure what these signs mean collectively, but snakes certainly appear to be a big part of my life right now. I hope your little brown snake brings pleasant changes in your future!

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it! The way I usually try figure these things out is to think of what characteristics the animals embodies – so with the mamba I knew it would be aggressive change, with the brown house snake, I’m thinking more about changes around the house and changes in managing little things – as the brown house snake helps to manage numbers of rodents, frogs and gecko’s….time will tell! Good luck with your upcoming changes too!

    • In this case I would have to say it’s the actual snake – perhaps not physically alive – but symbols, art, pictures, etc would be indicative of snakes entering your space and bringing their message for you with them.

  2. Thanks for writing this. I too had an experience a few weeks ago here in South Africa with a Black Mamba snake in my garden, and I’ve just been through a Spiritual change with healing. The “transmuting poisons” part seems to be my healing process of “letting go of the old and damaged” (my old self/sins/failures) Luke 9:23 and “allowing in the new” (Christ) John 3:5-7 Interesting. 🙂 It is well explained here if you’re interested in reading it: http://jahtruth.net/noti.htm – The Divine in me.

  3. Thank you for sharing your dream about the black mamba. I use to share my dreams with my mom after she pass I use google to see what my dreams mean. I had a dream of a black mamba which was come right up and close to me and looked right at me, I manage to push it away with a garbage bag full of garbage inside. Wonder what is the massage in this dream?

    • I have been thinking about your dream and wondering what it means and this is my input…If snakes represent the shedding of the old then perhaps there is “rubbish” in your life that you need to shed? Perhaps there is clutter or old, useless attachments that you are resistant to shedding and the mamba is here to let you know its time? See if this is relevant in your life xox

      • Thank you so much for thanking the time to think what the meaning of my dream is.. You might be right there is a lot of things that I need to get rid of the “rubbish” in my life – I’m at a cross road where I need to move to the Philippines or try again to get my wife and son (will be born 20 Sept 2014) to South Africa. I believe you are correct.

      • Always a pleasure! Remember your subconscious already knows the right answer, the dreams are simply trying to update your conscious mind – trust your gut and don’t be afraid to implement changes or ‘shed’ anything that no longer serves you. Best of luck going forward and congratulations in advance for the birth of your son!

  4. I just came upon your article on the black mamba and thought is was very interesting mainly because I had a dream that my son made friends with a black mamba and my gut told me that the snake would hurt him so I grabbed my son and ran away from the snake but it chased us down and was about to attack my son when I got in its way and instead it was biting me on my arm. I was panicked that I was going to die and while I was rushing down the hallway in the hospital the nurses and doctors said not to worry that I would be fine then I told them it was a black Mamba that bit me, and again they said that it could not harm me. So the intresting thing is I live in Canada and I have never read up on snakes or have I have had any interest in learning about them yet in my dream I knew the snake was a black mamba and I knew it was poisionous. I woke up remembering every detail of my dream and have since been trying to figure out what the meaning was and I was still at a loss until reading your article. I would never see a real Black Mamba here in Canada unless I went to the zoo so this dream has to be inportant to my life. I had a feeling it was meaning a big change in my life such as moving or dealing with an illness(bite) but was not really sure. Nothing huge has happened yet so I guess it’s a matter if time. I also wondered if it mean’t healing abilities since native americans beleived that a person who survived a snake bite from a poinsionous snake had healing abilities and they usually would end up becoming the tibal shamman.

    • Thank you for sharing this. I found your dream to be very interesting and definitely has that the feel of a message. With regards to the dream signifying healing abilities – I would have to agree. However, I think the black Mamba points towards healing within ourselves before we are able to fully provide healing to others. With this in mind, look honestly at habits, addictions, beliefs, relationships and choices which might be harmful to yourself and try to address these as and when you are able. The dream began with your son which might also point towards your inner child and issues which might reside there.

  5. I have read these comments with great interest because we have recently had a snake in the house twice in one week. We live in The Bahamas where there are no dangerous snakes and the snakes have been very small. However we are at a loss to know how the have appeared in my daughters bedroom. Today a friend said to investigate a message they might be bringing. We are looking out for change no. Hopefully positive.

    • Thank you for sharing. I find it very interesting how many people from different parts of the world are receiving this message. Be on the look out for change and remember, although at times it may feel uncomfortable, it’s all about shedding the things that no longer benefit you and your loved ones.

  6. Ive been tormented by different dreams which have made me feel uneasy. One of the dreams that stand out is one I literally just had 10min ago. My mother sold her house 6 months ago. It was the house I grew up in up until I was 19 and moved out. Basically im back in the house: two snakes appear in the living area. One black mamba and one phython. I automatically know that the black mamba should be avoided at all costs. But as I plan my next move they disappear. I know they’re around hidden. I then find a strange smelling plant which I place in the bathroom. The snakes smell the plant and reappear, more aggressive. I then decide to exit the house, lock the doors and contact the snake handling people. As I plan to to do that. Different people who look like my past neighbors attack me. I defeat each and everyone. Fatally killing stabbing them. Soon after I decide I cant return to the house because of the snakes. I go back to open the doors in the hopes the snakes will appear and exit the house. I just wanted them out. Sadly they didn’t budge. I went to the back of the house/ back yard and saw my mum attempting to enter the house. I screamed pleading from afar that she must not enter that house. She ignores me, as usual. Continues. I then grab a rock throw it at her, I don’t hit her but startle her enough for her to step away and not enter the house.

    • Thank you for sharing your dream. In this, I think the black mamba is representing powerful, deep rooted changes that you need to address. You are more afraid of the Mamba, which is about transmutation, which speaks of fear of change within yourself. The python speaks of constriction and suffocation – so perhaps part of your ‘shedding’ is to do with freeing yourself from constricting behaviors, addictions, thought patterns or relationships? The dream takes place at your childhood home, which may represent the “known”, “the familiar” and when the snakes disappear, this represent the “unknown” and fear of the unknown. You slay all your outside attackers and ultimately save your mother- which shows a positive result for your brave actions. For me, this would suggest that the dream is asking you to step into the unknown and begin shedding the constricting habits/behaviors/beliefs/relationships that no longer serve you but that feel familiar and therefore ‘safe’ – (the”devil you do know”) – and begin implementing the necessary changes for healthier and more positive outcomes.
      I hope this helps!

  7. wow this is amazing
    I actually had so many dreams about snakes in my life and I just had one last night, I killed the black mamba but as I was killing it it was turning into a person screaming to me not to kill it as if I was killing someone I really love
    but I killed anyway, the snake wanted to bite me, what’s even weirder is that the dreams happen on the same place, so I decided to Google the meaning and I came across your story. I hope you’re doing well .

    • Sorry I didn’t reply sooner! From the sounds of your dream, I would suggest examining what changes you are resisting in your life – possibly to the determent of your loved ones? The mamba is trying to bite you – trying to help you to transmute the poisons in your life. You are killing the mamba, which shows fear and resistance to the change the snake is bringing. Remember, change can be uncomfortable and frightening but if we are able to shed the unnecessary we open more space for good in our lives.

  8. i dreamt seeing two mambas in a tree at my rural home before long i realised they were chasing me but then i didnt see were they went afterwards later i saw one huge snake in a tree slightily buff than a mamba blaxk and poisonuous becoz it bit the dog i threw a stone at it hitting it almost in mid section before it writhed in pain my granny was the one who finally crushed its head before it could do anything ..i woke up

    • The setting of your rural home speaks to me of of a simpler more natural way of life and the tree the snakes are in represents roots connecting you to your past and your traditions. The snakes are in the tree which suggest the changes that you will be experiencing will be to do with this connection to your past or to limiting views or traditions. The appearance of the dog points to loyalty. The snake bites the dog which suggests to me that you may need to let go of old loyalties that no longer serve you or limit your growth. These loyalties could be to particular people from your past or to old ways of thinking. Your grandmother also represents traditions/traditional thinking and by crushing the snake, she symbolizes these old views resisting the changes. Just remember, change can feel threatening but if we allow it to happen rather than fight it, we allow ourselves to grow beyond our own expectations.

  9. I came across this blog and I had a question! I have been working on my spirituality constantly for the past 6 months or so. During the past week I have had some really negative things happen to me. A car accident, and a fall on the ground in the street. The car accident happend first around 2:30 in the afternoon. Some time past and then I had an encounter with a small Gardner snake. It slithered onto the concrete were I was sitting outside. Once it noticed me, it just sat there not moving at all. I know there is meaning spirituality when you see, or dream about snakes. So I had to go to vote for the presidential
    primary. When I arrived at the polling place I was getting out of the vehicle, and I fell out of the vehicle right on my face. So not only was I in a car accident that day, but I fell out of the vehicle as well. I was really banged up from both experiences that day. I live in Illinois and I haven’t seen a live snake up close and personal for more years than I can remember, maybe 40 years. What do you think this encounter with this snake means, and do you think it has any correlation with the two negative things that happend to me that day?

    • Hello!
      I’m sorry to hear about your unfortunate events – however, I think there is a silver lining. As a result of your conscious spiritual work there will be changes and shift on a deeper, subconscious level. Our subconscious is responsible for so many automatic functions that we don’t even think about – like putting one foot in front of the other – but when there are changes happening deep within, these automatic functions can become slightly unreliable while the changes are being processed and ordered. What this means is you need to be a little more careful with the everyday mundane details – like driving or getting out the car- while these changes take place.The snake is confirming that you are in the process of shedding that which no longer benefits or serves you. Keep working on your spirituality and don’t be afraid to let go of those things that are holding you back – these are usually our own behaviors, attitudes and beliefs about ourselves which are outdated and limiting. Keep up the good work!

  10. abu
    yesterday i dreamt being chased by a black mamba i don knw wy its always a mamba but it was a lengthy chase eventually i remember vaguely i must have dodged its bite or it dd bit me but i didnt feel any pain the drream ended

    • Quite often the mamba’s powerful presence indicates that it will be a large shift in your life. This could be a move or a change of career, etc. In your dream you are running from the mamba which suggests you are resisting this change – perhaps because it frightens you – but my experience is that it’s best not to resist these changes. If the mamba bit you it would suggest that there is some sort of ‘poison’ you need to transmute – ie: you may need to focus on improving your health or your habits.

  11. Hi! I stumbled across this in search of answers to why I might have seen so many snakes recently. I live in Alabama, and know there are a lot of snakes here. However, in the 9 years I’ve lived here, I have only seen a couple slither across the road at times. But within the last 2 months, I have seen (and killed) 3 snakes, 2 within the last 2 weeks. They have all been different kinds too. My son was bit by a snake in our yard about 2 years ago, and don’t remember any change that year as a result of that incident. But I am intrigued if you think that something might happen since I have encountered 3 within such a short time of each other.

    • Three snakes is a lot – even for me and I live in the African bush! I would say that change of some sort is definitely on it’s way – and 3 is a powerful number too! If there is something that is causing you anxiety or problems in life – you job, partner, etc – the snakes might be encouraging you to ‘shed’ this now. However, this may be about inner change – a ‘shedding’ of bad habits or behaviors and not necessarily an outward, physical change. Be honest with yourself about what changes you might need to make in your life and embrace these changes – these are usually things that no longer help you and are usually holding you back in some way. Snakes can also symbolize the transmutation of poisons – which usually means something to do with our health – so it might be time to do a cleanse or a detox of some sort.

      • What does a snake appearing and wrapping itself around your ankle signify I live in India where we do see a lot of snakes

      • Your ankles symbolize forward movement and stability – I would say that the snake appearing on your ankle would suggest that change needs to happen to help you to move forward and/or changes are coming regarding your stability structures – IE: work, home, etc or how you view these structures. Perhaps something is holding you back or is no longer serving you as it once did – it might be time to shed outdated views which might be standing in your way.

  12. Hello, I was sitting in my room and a black snake popped his head up right in front of the slinding door. I called my husband who was working and told him to come home. On his lunch break he came home but the snake disapeared. When he left the school called and told me that my daughter had an accident I prayed that the snaked stay back near the door because my ten year old needed me. I left and went to the school, but when I returned the snake was resting on my shoe box. I called my husband told him to hurry home and he replied “do you see it again” I was so nervous! I tried to kill the snake but it jumped in my clothes basket. My husband finally came home and just like most of the day I watched to make sure it never left
    the room. I pointed to where it jump, my husband started to move the basket and
    the snake shot under our bed. My husband flipped over the matress and killed the
    black snake.

    • The snake appearing in your home suggests the changes might be of a domestic nature. It might be that you need to consider moving or implementing changes within your home – clearing out clutter, putting more effective systems regarding chores, etc in place. I would also focus on your and your family’s health – change might need to happen regarding meals, exercise or communication.

  13. Hi I saw a black snake inside my kitchen…and when I was about to take picture of the snake n it disappeared not been seen till now what is the significant of this

    • The fact that the snake appeared in your kitchen suggests you should look at your diet as well as how you “nourish” yourself – music, art, hobbies, etc and make sure that these are all serving your highest well being. Snakes are about shedding the old but they also symbolize transmuting poisons which could mean overcoming an illness or breaking unhealthy addictions.

      • hi
        I just had a dream and in it, I was digging a trench with a friend and all of a sudden we saw a very big black mamba come out of the bush like some 30 metres from us. my friend ask me to kill the snake and I immediately picked a cutlass and started chasing it. it crossed the road and headed towards a small hill. it got out of my view and I started searching still holding the cutlass. then I saw two cats. a small and big one. they were playing with the snake I was shocked because I know cats and snakes are enemies. while I stood there watching with fear in me, the snake started chasing me. I started running. it spork to me and said I’m a flying snake and I can fly anywhere you go. I kept on running and it flew after me and by the time it was almost hitting me, I went on the ground with my body and it passed over me and felt right in front and I work up. I couldn’t sleep till now as I’m writing. I’m really terrified and don’t know what this dream is trying to tell me. thanks

      • Hi Chris
        The snake represents shedding of that which no longer serves you and transmutation of poisons – when you chase after the snake to kill it and it disappears – I believe this is letting you know that you can’t prevent this – the changes you are facing can’t be avoided. Also, this will be a journey, rather than something you can simply ‘cut out’. The snake playing with the cats could mean that there are secrets connected to the changes you need to make or it can mean that there is an issue involving communication. The snake playing with the cats suggests that with better communication you will be able to make the changes required more easily and effectively. The scene where you are running from the snake and it chases you is telling you that you can’t run or hide from these changes. The snake in your dream is your own subconscious letting you know that change is required. Don’t fear this message – the change, although challenging at times, will ultimately benefit you and your life. Don’t resist or run from these changes, make the choice to face up to them and do whatever is required. I find much of the pain that comes from change is actually caused by our own resistance to that change. The more we can accept and make the changes, the easier it is to transition into your ‘new skin’ -ie: your new life/ outlook on life. The dream obviously resonated deeply with you which is why it has left such an emotional shadow – don’t fear it, listen to it and remember, you are capable of facing any and all challenges that come your way.

  14. I am at a lost for words… I found your article and cannot believe it. We sold our beautiful home last week just to find out the day before closing our dream home purchase fell through. We were a homeless family of five. Six days later I was diagnosed with breast cancer. We frantically found a rental and I was petrified to find out there are snakes in the front yard!! I am finding out more and more about the symbol ad snakes. Crazy to stumble upon your post!

    • You are not the first person who has had such a similar experience. Hearing about similar stories like yours really validates that these messages have universal spiritual meaning for us all. Be brave with your journey towards healing and remember the snake was sent to guide you to shed your unhealthy emotional and physical habits that have contributed towards the breast cancer. Remember the breasts symbolize nurturing yourself- an issue here usually speaks of someone who tends to put others first to your own detriment. Go within and meditate when you can – help yourself to recognize and change these unhealthy behaviors. Look into your diet – your body is amazing when we give it what it needs. Be willing and open to making the changes you need to make. Most importantly: have faith in yourself. The snakes are a positive sign as they symbolize the transmutation which means that as challenging as this journey ahead may be at times it is meant to grow you, not break you.

  15. I encountered a snake (don’t know what kind) in our truck as I was going down the road. I am scared of snakes and couldn’t get the truck stopped and out of it quick enough. This happened a little over a year ago and we hadn’t seen it since, until today my significant other was in the truck and he saw it just a little while ago. It is in the dash of the truck once again and won’t come back out.

  16. Hey there I am from south africa and pregnant with my 1st which is a miracle however in november I had a small black snake approaching my room.do u think it signalling that something will happen 2 my child.I would really appreciate your input

    • Hi Pam,
      My feeling is that this snake is simply heralding the coming changes that the birth of your child will bring. Having your first child is a big and life-changing event and although it’s a wonderful and positive change it can also be challenging. As women we are required to shed many of our old ways in order to make way to become the mother’s we want to be. For some these changes are more challenging than others but ultimately we become better people and we often heal our own childhood hurts as a result. Make sure you are eating as well as you can and getting the nutrients both you and baby require, as besides being important for growing your baby, I also believe nutrient deficiencies can cause us to feel more anxious or even contribute towards post natal depression after baby is born. If you are feeling anxious about your baby, the birth or the future I would recommend you do some gentle, uplifting meditations – there are loads of free guided meditations for pregnant women on youtube, etc. and they really do work. Please feel free to contact me via email if you need someone to talk to.

  17. Today evening a snake was on our doorstep trying to entering our house.
    We are in a locality where we dont see snakes very often. I was surprised to see a Green Tree snake as i opened my door and it was high up on his head with the rest of the tail on the steps. As i opened the door it went across in a different direction and slipped through the path way into our neighbours garden. However we couldnt find it afterwards.

    May be it indicates a transformation is about to come as i and my wife are working for a better tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

  18. Interesting business! In 2014 my whole life changed as I was made redundant at the age of 57. This in effect ended my working life as it is impossible to get a job as a town planner here in Brisbane at such an age, given the economic environment we now live in. So suddenly after 35 years of working the income stopped dead and we still have two teenage children. Anyway at the same time this happened I spotted a green tree snake in the back garden near the back door. My wife was with me and saw it too. I decided to shoo it away so approached it and made it head off in the other direction. It went round the back of the house and I followed it. It then put its head down and literally disappeared straight down into the ground in front of my eyes. Hard compacted clay, covered with a layer of weed mat which was in turn covered with a thin layer of pebbles. At least a metre and a half of snake, straight down in one fluid movement and gone. I was shocked and went over and scrapped the pebbles away where it had disappeared. Nothing there. No hidden holes. What I had seen was literally impossible. I guess it meant that my life had irrevocably changed, as it had in fact changed. We are fine financially and life is now less stressful and actually more enjoyable for me. Three days ago I found a dead tree snake on the front lawn. No visible marks on it. Does this have any meaning or is it just a dead snake that happened to die on our lawn? Your views would be interesting.

    • Hi – thank you for sharing your story! My experience with the dead snake is that it usually indicates the ending of changes rather than the start of them….so keep up the good work!

  19. Hey I saw a black snake again but a small one at the toilet I am really worried because this is the second time I am seeing it and I am pregnant due in april dis is really scary can I please have your email adress so we can speak privately or rather here’s mine mbalipamela56@gmail.com

  20. Hi Kelly – I am in Florida, USA and today, as I was standing in the kitchen preparing a small lunch for my husband, I saw a long, black snake (non-poisonous, my husband and our neighbor herded out into the yard and he scurried away) in our covered pool area. This is just the second time I’ve seen a snake while I’ve been in this state (6 years), and both were in this enclosed area in the back of the home. My husband and I, for the last 6 years, took care of his mother and great uncle (they are both now deceased) without a break, vacation, help or assistance. We basically put our lives on hold to care for them and none of his other family members (including his other brother) stood up to help them (or give us a break of any kind). Now, we seem to be in some type of holding pattern, nothing seems to be happening or moving even though we are in a financially precarious position. Neither one of us are from Florida, and neither one of us wish to really remain here. Both of us feel as if change is coming, but we just don’t know what it is or when it is. BTW, the black snake I saw today is the same snake that I believe is the one that came in to the enclosure after my husband’s mother died, but our great uncle was still here. He is now gone and the snake shows back up. I just can’t help but think, as I write this, that we have been freed of this obligation and are now free to move forward. I’ve read through your comments, and I believe you have a strong intuitive gift, and would value your thoughts and insights. Thank you.

    • Hi Angel Q – thank you for sharing your experience. I agree with you that the snake is letting you know that changes are afoot. Try to keep in mind that the challenge in this process is allowing yourself to shed that which no longer serves you -look at negative or limiting thought patterns, be aware of unfounded fears, reassess relationships that are not beneficial to you, etc. The most important changes come from within and this is what the snake is telling you. The fact that it is non-venomous suggests that this is not about health or ‘transmuting poisons’. But most importantly, that it is a black snake speaks of a profound shift – which is not always easy or comfortable but the results are always life-changing and, I believe, for the best. Remember, this is your opportunity to grow so trust in yourself!

  21. Hi Kelly, I’m in Malaysia for 11 years now. Since my hubby got repatriated back to Malaysia 2006, around 2008 a black cobra snake entered our house, soon after unexpected negative things happened in our lives one after another so fast like first he voluntarily applied for retrenchment since the company was closing down and the management offered him (my hubby) another job at the HQ but was kinda demotion to him so he quits, later his health started getting worse but his doing much better now, followed by his business was closed down after suffering from his illness and medical bills were piling plus we have to vacate the bigger house to a small house now and life just turned from great to worse. Thank God was searching for help about the meaning of snakes entering homes, I’m sure there’s significant answers to everything sometimes, we can be religious and focus on our lives spiritually accepting things happened has faith-based but sometimes especially like just tonight after 9 years, leaving in different town and city from the previous home, we’ve had a black cobra snake entered our home again for the 2nd time, yes in 9 years. Now I am desperate to know what’s the meaning of all these-hope it’s not some kinda bad lucks adding onto lists of things I am going through with my life. Please give me a guidance or closure of understanding the significance of this animal-snake. Thank you in advance. Christine

    • Thank you for sharing your story. The snake has definitely come into your life to prepare you for upcoming changes. These changes may not be as disruptive as the previous changes but remember it is all about shedding – shedding unhealthy habits, relationships or careers. The pain we experience during this period is usually due to our reluctance to let go- it is often a subconscience case of “rather the devil i do know” because the familiar feels safe. Remember the snake is not bringing you bad news, it is simply giving you the heads-up that changes are afoot and with these changes comes an opportunity to shed old and limiting aspects of your life to allow new and fresh energy into your life.

  22. Hi, I recently went to the park for a walk. I got caught in the rain but didnt mind because of the beautiful sights and sounds. I stopped under a tree for a bit but didnt know how much longer and harder it was gonna keep raining so I decided to keep moving. I came across a black snake slithering slowly ahead of me going from one side of the path to the other. The left side of the path it was coming from had a nice big house and trees and bushes and the side it was moving towards was the lake with some bushes and trees. I never saw the head, just the body. It frightened me at first so I stopped but I told myself to just keep going as it was still on the path slithering away. Still raining, I looked at my surroundings and took pictures (I love scenery n nature) of the rain falling and my wet hand reaching out infront of me and to the sky. It started raining harder as I moved along so I stopped under a tree and admired the rain falling in the lake. Still raining I just headed back to my car cuz I wasnt sure when it would stop but it did let up as I got closer to more open space and the park and the top of the hill where the parking lot was. Not sure what it meant to see the snake. I know I do need to make some major changes in my life, one I’m afraid of is letting go of someone who is helping me change who im falling for but our situation is complicated and he can also be my weakness at times. Another is career choices as im unemployed. Do you know what this could mean? Also thank you for sharing your dream cause I def searched about seeing snakes/black snakes and I read your story.

    • Thank you for sharing your story – you write beautifully.The snake has definitely come into your life to prepare you for upcoming changes. These changes may not be as disruptive as the previous changes but remember it is all about shedding – shedding unhealthy habits, relationships or careers. The pain we experience during this period is usually due to our reluctance to let go- it is often a subconscience case of “rather the devil i do know” because the familiar feels safe. Remember the snake is not bringing you bad news, it is simply giving you the heads-up that changes are afoot and with these changes comes an opportunity to shed old and limiting aspects of your life to allow new and fresh energy into your life.

    • Thank you for sharing your story – you write beautifully. The snake crossing your path is definitely alerting you to upcoming changes. You seem to have already identified the areas in your life that could use some “shedding”. Be open to the upcoming changes, no matter how challenging, and remember that these changes are for your benefit. Change is always uncomfortable but with it comes new opportunities,outlooks and energies. I beleive that he more open we are to making the changes the more we get out of it.

      • Thank you Kelly, for both responses. Thanks for the compliment lol. It’s funny you say I write beautifully because you’re not the first person that’s said something of that nature and I’ve always disliked writing and have a hard time expressing my true feelings verbally unless I write it out. But yes, change, change, change. He’s been trying to give me CPR all these years as my soul watched from outside my body. When I finally decided to return and come to he wasn’t next to me anymore, but watching from a distance. When I stood up he smiled and walked away. It sucks but I get our roles for each other’s growth now. Working on my other changes as well. Thanks again Kelly! The beauty in strangers 😊.

  23. Wow this is absolutely amazing. Black mamba came up.3 times for me in the past. Feew weeks. and we are making decision to move to another city and find new job. Your messages is in sync with myne.
    Thank you for sharing

    • Wow, THREE black mambas! That’s powerful. Be open to new experiences, even if they feel uncomfortable at first. Take care of your health as you go forward – I feel strongly that the black mamba is as much about transmuting poisons as it is about shedding. Transmuting poisons speaks of healing ourselves, cleansing ourselves both physically and emotionally. Be aware of what areas are being challenged in your life and be open to making the changes required to reach your full potential. The number 3 is also powerful and it’s not a coincidence that you have seen three, so look into this and see if there is any meaning for you in this. Good luck with the move and keep us updated with your progress.

  24. Hi, just recently, my boyfriend, my daughter and I visited Sagada Mountain to unwind and have a nature trip since we all need a break but healthy activities due to the pressures brought by work, colleagues at work and studies and family problems too. After the Echo Valley Tour hike with Underground River crisscrossing and a short swim to a very nice falls which lasted for 3-4 hours, we went back to the guest house (which is located at the top of the hill with the beautiful view of the town) where we are staying overnight to prepare for dinner. So, around 7:00 PM, Friday night, we decided to eat outside the rest house and go for a walk to the café/restaurant at the town’s vicinity… So while walking on the staircase going down, I came across a black snake slipping slowly on the next step of the stair ahead of me coming from the right side of the path going to the left side where there is a beautiful garden, with trees, bushes and beautiful log cottages. The right side of the path where it came from had a nice garden with plants, trees and bushes too. I was shocked to see the snake and was a bit frightened so my tendency was to turn my back and go back to where I came from but my daughter was at my back so what we did was to just stand up there and wait for the snake to pass through. We waited until it was gone to the other side of the garden. After that, we kept going, but it started to drizzle, so we started to walk faster.
    I don’t know what it means to see a black snake, although I really had a gut feeling when I was walking ahead with my daughter and my bf at the back that I will be seeing a snake, which really is a big possibility considering the place where we are staying. Can you please help me with this? I really want to understand what it means. I came across your story while I was searching for the meaning of seeing snakes which is black snakes at that.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your experiences too.. I’m learning a lot from the stories I read in here…

    • The black snake brings with it the energy of letting go of the old to make way for the new and symbolizes that it’s time now to start letting go of that which no longer benefits you. These changes are often uncomfortable as we tend to resist letting go of unhealthy habits. You mentioned that you were wanting a break from stress – perhaps the changes required are related to this. However, the changes that the black snake brings are powerful and profound and, despite their challenges, are there to benefit you not break you. Don’t be afraid but be open to the upcoming shifts – the black snake often symbolizes big changes like a move, a new career or a need to focus on health.

      • Thank you so much! Your response did so much enlightening… I know I have to let go of of my husband’s (Jan 4, 2004) and eldest daughter’s (October 21, 2016 deaths… and even with my colleague’s attitudes towards me and my other colleagues which have been separated into two groups because of some work issues and have to focus on today… I’m also having second thoughts with my boyfriend since he doesn’t seem to be committed yet… I’m not so sure though… I’m still in stock in the middle…. and what you have just said finally awaken me to do something and start accepting the changes… and I do hope that the changes will do everyone good.. I know, I do deserve something better and I really am longing for that… It’s been a while since I was really happy with my relationship. Although, I don’t regret giving all my time to my children since they are my treasures. Pain and loneliness just started to flew back in when my daughter got sick and died…

  25. Thanks so much for your blog. It helped a lot to read about your experiences and other peoples’s dreams and the explanations thereof. I used to dream a lot about snakes and could never understand why. It was also during a time of great stress. A family crisis so to speak. Well, the family “crisis” is still there but both my husband and I have transformed in the way we are handling this matter. We have grown up and wisened up. At first I did not understand my dreams but with the help of Dr Google, I started gaining some insight. And I love snakes, by the way. A few days or weeks ago, I actually admitted that I missed all my snake dreams, as I stopped dreaming about them quite a while ago ….so 2 nights ago I dreamt about a black snake / mamba that came sailing right at me with great speed. I stood my ground, knowing by now that snakes are my friends in my dreams. She eventually ended up curling up against my right hand side, half protected by my arm. I got the idea she felt warm and safe now. Lovely dream!

    • Thank you for sharing your experience! I think your dream sounds amazing and shows that you are receiving this message in a healthy and positive manner. I believe that by ‘standing your ground’ you are making the choice to embrace your inner strength and have faith that you will emerge from the coming changes stronger and better for having faced them head on.

  26. Hi, i am very impressed by your story of the Black Snake. I have encountered 2 Black Snakes in the past 2 weeks. I live in Florida and black water snakes are not uncommon, but I haven’t seen any in years until now. I was heading to a Dr. Apt. To try Cannabis Oil for a medical condition, so as I was traveling to my appointment I asked my spirit guides if this treatment will be a positive one. As I were changing lanes into the right lane I ran over a Big Black slithering Snake heading toward me but I didn’t kill it ,I just road over it and I became very freaked out and got the willies and began to cry. So I pulled over and looked up the meaning of seeing a Black Snake. I cried in relief of reading about a healing. So when I arrived at the Dr. Office, it was closed and I had to reschedule to my disappointment and confusion. Well now a week later , I opened my front door to head out to my mailbox and was terrified to find a Black Snake at my front door, slithering, and spread out and it’s tounge waging about, we both scared each other. I closed the door and heaved my phone to take a pic. But the Snake was gone. What is this meaning? We are starting a new business and are very excited about it. Please give your thoughta?

    • Firstly, well done for deciding to use cannabis to treat your condition – my experience with cannabis has been extremely positive – please feel free to email me if you want to talk to someone about it.
      With regards to the two snakes, my gut feeling is that it has to do with two areas in your life: healing, as you mentioned, but also about shedding and letting go that which does not serve you – both are intimately connected.
      We are often unwittingly holding on to unhealthy habits, perspectives or relationships that exhaust, stress and sicken us and in order to heal we have to first allow ourselves to release these. If it was easy, you would have already done it by now – so the snake is giving you the heads-up that the changes coming into your life may feel uncomfortable or challenging at first. But always keep in mind that the black snake is bringing a message of POSITIVE changes and necessary release- so although it can feel challenging at times, it is important to remember that this is about improving yourself and your life. It does require us to be brave and wiling to learn new ways of doing things but when we are able to release unhealthy aspects of our lives it creates space for the new and allows fresh creative energy in.

  27. Hey hope you can help me understand my dream *first dream I was 17 I had a scoter. one night a dreamed of riding my scoter and a snake was in my way I slip and fall of my scoter and the scoter fell on my legs I dit not care for my dream much because I was 17 years old nothing was interesting to me that time 3 days later I was in a car accident my legs was stuck in the car. I dit not make anything of it and forgotten all about it

    I am 28 Now I had a dream I had a pet snake and he tried to bite me the and was scared of him and one day I was doing my hear and he tried to bite me I burned him with my hear dryer and exactly 3 days later I was in a car accident what worries me that in the same dream my dogs is barking and when I saw them I saw the snake en called their names because scared they will get killed and then the dogs saw me run to me and the snake was chasing me and the dogs then bite me and now I m curious and now I start to panic I dream of 2 snakes that night do you thing I will be in a 3rde accent and this time wil be dead I never dream of snakes and both times that I dit dream of a snake I was in a car accident
    please help me to understand my dreams and the

  28. Kelly, thank you so much for this very profound and helpful post! I had my first dream (that I recall) of a black mamba this morning, and your wisdom gifted me with clarity.

    It was also highly creative of you to wrap your story up with the following, that includes your first encounter with a black mamba:

    “So, I guess the symbolic message of the Black Mamba is that important changes are coming but like the Mamba, we are capable of rising to meet these challenges if we are willing to shed habits and behaviors that no longer serve us.”

    I’m glad to hear that you deeply healed your cancer by choosing to unconditionally love your Multidimensional self (physical self)/Self (Soul/Spirit within).

    Continue to Be an invaluable gift to self/Self, interconnected humanity, Mother Earth, merging worlds, and beyond.

    <3<3<3 Barbara/Mulantis

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