Python Dreams

The Pythonidae, commonly known as pythons, are one of the largest non venomous snakes that are found in warmer climates in the world. Unlike your typical snake that displays a venomous tactical strike, the python however uses a different type of skill.

If pythons dwell in the tropical areas of Africa and Asia and are spotted only in rainforests, savannas and deserts, why did it appear in your dream?

Your dream has delivered you a message in the shape and form of a “python”, you will need to explore how you interacted with it, as well understanding its natural behaviour. It’s specific characteristic can be translated metaphorically.

The extreme nature of the python contains both positive and negative traits in your dream, they may emerge as symbols of transformation, or possibly a person ready to constrict the life out of you.

Python Dreams

Pythons tend to emerge in our dreams usually found in a house, attacking, chasing, of just noticing its large presence. The python offers the dreamer many clues that will help them understand who or what it might represent.

Now if you are attacked by a python in your dream you will need to figure out if this is a treat from the outside, or related to your unconscious instincts, drive and impulses that pose danger in our lives.

Alternatively if you are being chased by a python you are avoiding or not confronting something dangerous in your life. It remains unconscious to you until you turn and face it.

Since these snakes can grow up to 20 feet long it suggest that this threat has been growing for a long time. It belongs in places you cannot identify with encouraging you to explore the unknown.

Identifying The Python

They are considered ambush predators, in that they often remain motionless in a camouflaged position waiting to strike the unexpected victim. Do you know someone who has set an carefully planned intricate trap just for you to come close? Maybe it suggests to watch your movements in your walking life as this attack might be planned in the future.

After they’ve grabbed their prey in their long teeth, pythons kill it by constriction. The constriction is a key symbol that brings the dreamers attention things that metaphorically suffocate them. These can be people, places or aspects of themselves that they are unconscious of that is causing them a lack of movement.

  • Toxic relationships.
  • Inability to move (metaphor for places you are restricted in life).
  • Once you are trapped it can devour you whole.
  • A cold blooded person waiting to trap you.

Most python species have heat-sensing labial pits to aid them in finding warm-blooded prey. This might be a representation of cold blooded people that look for victims to leech off of your energy.

Due to their share size, pythons move by scooting forward in a straight line. This is called “rectilinear progression” direction that helps you identify what might be straight in front of you.

Python Dreams: Transformation

Even if the python has a threatening presence in your dream it also contain healing properties attached to it. Pythons are known for power, improving weakness, strength, to over come pain and hardships in our lives.

You can look at them to be guides that provide you with protection along your path, its grounded in nature allows you to become close to earth energies (life force/prana/chi/kundalini)

Another important key symbol is its ability to shed its skin hence why it has been used as a symbol of internal rebirth. By shedding its skin represents death of the old, for new life – inner transformation.

Python Symbolism

Python, associated with Greek mythology, a huge reptile that was killed by the god Apollo at Delphi as it didn’t want him in the oracle, being accustomed itself to giving oracles, or because it had persecuted Apollo’s mother, Leto, during her pregnancy.

In Botswana, San ritual practices surrounding pythons date back 70,000 years. Considered the python is a sacred creature that is highly respected.

In Ghana the python is represented in folklore as a helper to save people from their enemies by transforming into a log to allow them to cross a river.

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Taura Sheree Helms
Taura Sheree Helms
4 months ago

I’m not happy that others are experiencing this, but pythons have come into my room for years. I thought it was just me and that I am going crazy. I’m so petrified from the dreams that as recently as last night I woke from my bad dream and closed the windows despite the fact that it was a warm evening. The dreams feel real as if one is actually going to sneak into my home and come right into my bedroom. Why am I having the dreams? This is the first year that I cannot sleep when I have such… Read more »

Mandy
Mandy
Reply to  Taura Sheree Helms
4 months ago

I had a dream of a phython outside my house it was still then it saw my dog and it grabbed him. I called my brother and he came outside and fought it off my dog . Then all i saw was my dog and brother fighing off the phython. I was scared and worried so i ran to try to help but then i stepped on something hard amd gooey . i look down and see a bird nest i stepped on the egg crushing it and kill a bird i was so scared ,ashamed and sad i ran… Read more »

Jagathes Sahadevan
Jagathes Sahadevan
4 months ago

Recently my grandmother passed away on 27th of April, on 30th of April I dreamed I saw 3 pythons inside my grandmother’s house. 2 was inside the bedroom which is I used to stay and the other one was at living room. One of pythons tried to attack me but I manage to ran away. After than I seek for help to catch the pythons, someone came but the pythons sneak inside the wardrobe.

Jean
Jean
5 months ago

Had the most weird and vivid dream. I was swallowed by a python (I could see the huge mouth engulfing me..but the inside of its mouth was yellow colour) and then it was cut open by a man and I was saved. We look at each other and next second its back to scene one where I’m swallowed by the python again and then it is cut open yet again. This kept repeating in loop. The man in the dream happens to be in my office but we have never interacted till date nor do I have a crush on him.

adjoa
adjoa
6 months ago

I was in possession of a piece of land till someone came with a document that the land was his. he claimed he went to pray over the land and anointed it. The very day i stepped on the land , i came home to take a shot nap and that was when i saw a python roaring at me in a dream. Three years after i am saddled with a sickness i can’t explain

Adjoa
Adjoa
Reply to  The Dreamer
6 months ago

still being investigated please. Any advice please

Jon
Jon
7 months ago

I had and dream where I was raking leaves out of a ditch in the ground. After clearing up some of leaves I saw eggs the size of a fist at the bottom. There were about 2 or 3 of them. I could tell from right away that they were reptilian. I keep uncovering the nest and see a sort of tunnel at one end. I see a large reddish brownish snake like a python slithering towards me. I get out and reach higher ground as the snake is attempting to get out. When its finally out I see it… Read more »

Jon
Jon
Reply to  The Dreamer
7 months ago

But can the nest be something else. For example my work place.? Now that I reflect on it. The workers in the field gave me the feeling like they were coworkers from real life. I couldn’t see them but the energy I felt was as if I knew them from work? Just a thought. Thanks for the reply. I haven’t had a dream this vivid in years.

Nelly
Nelly
7 months ago

I had a dream that a child threw a python on me. The python then curled on my laps and refused to leave. I kept trashing it and it still find it way back there.

lunga
lunga
8 months ago

what if the python was pregnant and still?

lunga
lunga
Reply to  The Dreamer
8 months ago

it was alongside a road just lying there,i
ts color was black and brown-the typical one, i passed by to nd fro while it just lay there

Jinxx
Jinxx
1 year ago

What if the python was, kind to me? Like.. I held it and it liked me?