hi all, sorry i've not been around lately! ds has been waking nearly hourly for the last six weeks or so, so i've been tired and have been able to remember little in the way of dreams. (and i think i've gotten overextended with the book exchange thing, it's taking up valuable posting time!)
hi tinklebelle, welcome!
what a powerful sounding dream! that snake seems like a very archetypal figure!
i have snake dreams sometimes, but they tend to be of hordes of snakes on the ground.
first, the dream dictionary says that for freudians, snakes are the idea that sexuality is not something to feel guilty about and for jung they embody dark incomprehensible and mysterious aspects of the self that must be confronted.
if this were my dream (and any interpretation i offer will always be about me, dreamers just take from various interpretations what triggers ahas for them)
i would be very struck by the sense of ancient power embodied in it. it's like you're a goddess in egypt, striking the pictograph three times -- three being symbolic of the christian trinity, the male gentialia according to freud, or relationship troubles (worried about how the younger sibling will affect your relationship with ds?) -- with a staff, summoning a deadly and powerful snake to you.
now, between the walking staff and the stretched out snake with the hood, i have to say this would be a pretty freudian dream for me! :LOL
maybe the expecting to get bit resignedly, but without fear is about girding for the pain of childbirth and knowing you'll get through it?
in general, if this were my dream, it would be about all the stuff -- old pain, fears, undifferentiated ick -- that comes up for me in the months after childbirth. i've had a lot of personal growth progress that i really feel was attributable to going through the physical rigors of childbirth, facing down pain and fear and allowing myself to release old pain that i've held without consciously knowing it was there or what it was about.
for me, birth and its aftermath is a magical, alchemical process, scary and powerful and outside of my control, rather like the encounter with the pictograph snake come to life. and i summoned it myself by getting pregnant and choosing a natural birth.
i agree with mom twice that it seems like an affirming, powerful dream. i dont' know if any of this rings any bells for you. i'd be very interested to read what mamajamz might have to say on the subject, or carmen veranda, if you're still hanging around??
momtwice, i haven't forgotten about your dreams, just having trouble getting uninterrupted computer time. I'll try again shortly, i think i'm out of luck now...