Meaning, Messages & Magic

Snake symbolizes renewal, resurrection, initiation, healer and environmental sensitivity.

Snakes regenerate from the inside out by shedding old, uncomfortable layers that no longer serve them. Consider what you are holding onto that can be let go (emotions, beliefs, clothing, relationships, environments).

Snakes are conscious and strategic about where they place their energy and spend their venom when catching a meal. This asks you to evaluate how much energy you’re “putting out versus calling in” with your money and work. Is there a way to use your energy more efficiently to provide for yourself, benefitting yourself and others in a sustainable manner?

Trust in your inner Snake abilities to strike quickly, decisively, and accurately as you call in abundance to yourself.

As a reptile, Snakes are mindful of their temperature and are very sensitive to their environment (and emotions). Check in with your own “temperature”.

What outside hot or cold forces are you allowing to influence you? Is it aligned with your core values? If not, adjust your temperature by moving yourself into hotter or colder emotional/physical surroundings to be more aligned with your true self.


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I want to hear about your Snake experiences. What stories or dreams have you had? Please share and join in the conversation below!


  1. Irene

    I purchased the Wild Messenger cards a year ago and I love them! This deck is one of my favorites and it definitely speaks to my soul on such a deep and personal level. I continue to grow and move in this world with a better grasp of life and with more ease. Thank you.

    • Tanya Casteel

      Wonderful! I love hearing this. You’re welcome and thank you!

  2. Ashley

    Hello! Snakes have been showing up regularly in my practices. First in 2 different candle wax readings, then in my spirit animal oracle cards, last night in meditative dream state, and also on every tarot card today in my daily reading. In my meditative dream the snake slithered toward me and then disappeared. It reappeared in front of me appearing to be a cobra. It was facing away from me, sort of directed my attention to a spider just hanging around.

  3. Sally Birch

    My little dog and I hiked up a 1.5mile trail to a spot called castle rock. From the rock you could look out over a beautiful vista. Ready to turn back I picked up my dog and hustled back down the trail. My pace was quick as I focused on the trail plotting my next footfall.
    It’s crazy how the mind works. I heard it…the rattle…shake shake shake shake. My eyes glanced down to the right and before I could process what I was seeing my body lurched five feet forward as I leaped out of the way. I had stepped inches away from a rattle snake. The experience was surreal. I stood just down the path a looked back at this 30inch snake just laying in the leaves. Honestly, I can’t stand snakes. Not one bit. I just stood shaking looking at it. Then the snake slowly started to slither toward me. I stood there watching it in disbelief. It was looking at me slithering ever so slowly toward me. I’m not sure what it wanted. I don’t know at what point it would have stopped coming my way but I wasn’t going to wait and find out. I felt blessed it gave me a warning with its rattle. I was close enough to have been bitten if it had wanted to. It was a powerful thought provoking experience. I know there is a lot I am to have learned from it. Respect and gratitude come to mind. A friend talked to me about the symbolism (which I had not thought about). I appreciate your insights on snakes. It have given me more to ponder. Of note the rattlesnake had a very long rattle. Each ring of the rattle is produced when the snake sheds it skin. I surely can relate to shedding. The snake is way better at it than I am. But I am learning. (If you are interested in the video of the snake coming toward me I’ll be happy to share it.)


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