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dream (rattlesnake 'baaa's at me, bites my heel, I bite him back!)

I heard a 'baaa' from a shed, so I peeked inside but didn't see anything and started to walk away. Then I heard it again and looked in once more, and realized it was a rattlesnake making a SHEEP noise (snake in sheep's clothing?). I turned to flee (running/flying) but the snake was very fast and bit my heel. Not to be outdone, I performed a feat of amazing flexibility in bringing my mouth next to my heel and biting him right back! (luckily in dream-reality it took a few seconds to get the venom flowing, so he hadn't poisoned me yet) I bit him sideways in a way that forced his jaw open, and after I had freed my heel I pinched his top and bottom jaw together so he couldn't bite me, and considered what to do. I started walking toward the house with the intent to flush him down the toilet (!) when I woke up.

significant: Cobra is my totem, but I have never liked rattlesnakes. dreammoods.com says they represent the passage of time... hmmm.

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aeonbluert ══╣╠══
Damn, you're badass. I noticed you refer to the snake as a him though. i wonder if that means anything. Has a guy done you wrong?
belenen ══╣confused╠══
haha! I know! *is badass* :D

I noticed that too -- I really don't know! it could be my dad, cause he has been in my thoughts lately, but he hasn't actually done me wrong lately... hmm.
unnecessary_ ══╣╠══
Intesting dream.
Snakes are my favorite animals and people are always telling me to realize that snakes are always portrayed negatively anywhere they're portrayed. It's upsetting.
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belenen ══╣cobra spirit╠══
I love snakes usually... which makes the dream all the more perplexing.
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mourningdoveava ══╣kira horn╠══
The Biblical imagery of heel-striking is particularly interesting to me - isn't that in Genesis somewhere? I think so....part of the curse, perhaps, after the Fall?

It's so interesting that a Cobra is your totem. I love finding that out about people. :)
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belenen ══╣cobra spirit╠══
oooooh, very good point! "And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; [she] will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise [her] heel." Which was the serpents curse, not the woman's! hmmmm... *reflects*

I have several, but the Cobra was a big surprise to me -- I discovered Her when going through theophostic (a sort of prayer/self-hypnosis/spiritual-sight done by my Christian counselors). I 'saw' my inner selves, and one of them (the most prominent) was a HUGE white cobra (taller than the average man when risen up as in my icon). It was a THRILLING experience! Even more thrilling when I integrated my 'scapegoat' self and my Cobra self got shimmery colors like the surface of a bubble ♥ It's very very sacred to me. (you can check out my 'cobra spirit' tag if you want to read more)
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dragonwine ══╣Zen tea╠══
What an eccentric dream. It's amazing the superpowers/strength/abilities that one possesses in a dream state. What is the dream's significance to you? I know snakes can symbolize many things in dreams, but would love to know your theory.

(here is what I found out about snakes symbolism in dreams, but you may have a more personal and detailed explanation for it's presence)

-a snake signifies hidden fears and worries that are threatening you
-alerting you to something in your waking life that you are not aware of or that has not yet surfaced
-may also be seen as phallic and thus symbolize dangerous and forbidden sexuality
-may also refer to a person around you who is callous, ruthless, and can't be trusted
-as a positive symbol, snakes represent transformation, knowledge and wisdom. It is indicative of self-renewal and positive changes.

Snakes: Rattlesnakes
-to see a rattlesnake in your dream, represents the passage of time.

belenen ══╣dreamy╠══
I really don't know! I haven't had any significant conflict lately, that I can think of... I think it may be about spiritual change I'm undergoing? Perhaps I am changing, and my past (represented by the rattlesnake) will bite or has bitten me, and my spirit is telling me I am more powerful than it? That would be my guess if it were someone else's dream, but it doesn't seem to apply to my life at the moment... I suppose I will mentally file it under 'could be presentiment' and check back later. ;-)
blood_4_deniro ══╣╠══
i never knew that the Cobra was your totem (do you have any others? just curious....this kinda stuff is interesting to me). and that's a very interesting dream. for meaning i'd also look at snake symbolism in mythology also, such as wisdom, metamorphosis/transformation, passion, sexuality, etc. as well as modern interpretations of snake symbolism.
belenen ══╣spiritual╠══
yes, my totems (that I know of at this point) are Cobra, Snow Leopard, and Dragonfly ♥

do you have any that you are aware of?
blood_4_deniro ══╣╠══
that is so cool. i know some of mine :) mine are Horse, Rat, Butterfly, Scorpion, Vulture. and just the other day (Wednesday i think), i had a little red fox just sit in front of me and start to follow me when i walked. it was weird (dont worry, it wasnt foaming or aggressive. i try to take cues from nature and so i've been looking into that a bit.
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