Snake is the symbol of transformation, creation, healing, primal energy, and spiritual renewal.
Snake is a legless carnivorous reptile of the suborder Serpentes that is found on all of the continents except Antarctica. There are islands around the world where Snake does not exist such as New Zealand, Hawaii, Ireland, and many small islands. Snake evolved from a type of terrestrial lizard in the Jurassic Epoch between 174 and 163 million years ago. It has had a dramatic impact on human religion, art and culture throughout history. Snake gods and cultural figures are found in ancient Mesopotamian and Sumerian legends. In Egypt, the Snake was so important that it adorned the crown of the pharaohs and was considered the protector of the sun god Ra. It appears in Greek myth as hair on the head of the gorgon Medusa, a creature of such power that a glance in her direction would turn a human being to stone. It also appears from Greek legend as a healing force and becomes a symbol of healing for pharmacists and doctors. Snake is ever present in Asian religion and myth. Hindu god Vishnu rests on Snake as he dreams the universe into being. Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction, wears a necklace of Snakes. Buddha is protected by a five-headed Snake. Snake is found in the legends of many Native American tribes. The Hopi recognize a winged Snake that connects and communicates with the Earth.
A Snake totem provides a deep connection to the higher self. One with the Snake as a totem can always hold the attention of a group with charm and charisma. Snake is flexible in approach to what life offers. One with a Snake totem typically loves change and transformation in their life. They are filled with charm, poise, and charisma. The Snake totem will keep you grounded but ready for flight to the highest spiritual planes.
The Snake spirit animal may be reminding you to cast away the illusions and reach for your higher self. It may come to help you open your chakras and rise. It may be a signal to focus on the here and now. It can be a guide to help you through transformation.
The Snake power animal may be used to aid you in astral travel. It can help you find your inner wisdom. It may come to help you in times when you need to focus. It can be a guide to spiritual renewal.