Snake Medicine represents transmutation, initiation, and transformation; psychic energy, wisdom, and creativity; mystery, the unknown, and life cycles.
The ability of Snake to shed its skin addresses the issues of transformation. As it does its eyes cloud over and when the process is complete they clear again. This addresses the new perspective gained through the initiatory process and shamanic death. The process of transformation is also the process of entering other realms of consciousness and Snake will teach you to penetrate the veils of Otherworlds.
While a venomous bite can kill, in small doses that same venom can be used for healing and transmuting the poisons. This creature-teacher can show the way to healing others as well as the self; and it is often the Medicine of great shamanic healers. By knowing which type of Snake you are dealing with (its habits and its disposition) you will learn about its gifts that reach beyond the general classifications here.
Snake has the ability to go within Mother Earth and tap her wisdom as well as her protection. He addresses mystery and the unexplained and shows you how to see through its own skills of sight and sensory perceptions. The fact that Snake travels across the ground on its belly teaches the importance of sensing the vibrations of energy around you and going with your “gut” feelings. He teaches the higher wisdoms that come from being attuned and balanced within the environment be it on a level of the mental, physical, or spiritual. Then he instructs you on bringing all into harmony allowing you the greatest advantage and perceptions.
You will find this teacher can instruct you on ways to penetrate your own senses and attune to those of others creating a greater psychic awareness. Snake devours his prey head first and whole. This reflects the ability to absorb the thoughts and wisdom of others and apply them naturally to your own. Because he can take in the entire body he also reflects the ability to absorb enormous quantities of information that will later surface on a subconscious level when it is needed. The hypnotic eyes can hold prey or focus on a situation that allows for entry into states of meditation and trance.
Snake’s ability to wind its way around obstacles, penetrate the land, and the speed of its strike all indicate the skill to swiftly react to any change in the environment and remain in control. Thus, this creature-teacher will take you to lessons of moving forward on a path of least resistance while absorbing the energies of the universe. You will gain the knowledgge of that passage on a conscious level. This link to the universe allows you to tap the cosmic memory that is there an dthus maintain a vast wealth of information.
Snake’s movements are sensual and provocative addressing the ability to attract sexually and stimulate the urges of reproduction. This, too, is linked to the cycle of life and charisma. With the movements that are entrancing and spellbinding, Snake caresses the path it chooses and attracts the eye of those who observe that passing. Snake will teach you to attract others and gain from them the intimacy of their passions and desires so that you can apply them to your own. In this way you will enhance your achievements giving birth to success after success.