A 34-year-old woman dreamt that she was in the house where she previously was married. There was a reunion of the men she had known and dated in her life. She remembered that she was supposed to take koolaid out to the yard for the men that had been in her life previously.
Out of the corner of her eye, she saw a small black snake dart into the house. She then saw herself in the kitchen preparing a meal. All of the sudden she saw a golden snake raise its hooded head towards her.
The serpent went to the front door and then turned toward her. The cobra snake looked directly at her. It seemed to smile as if urging her to follow the serpent out of the house.
A house can represent the dreamer because it is the framework of which she lives. The house in this dream was the house where she was married to an extremely abusive man. She had a history of being in abusive relationships.
The koolaid in the dream is liquid and liquids tend to be emotion in dreams. The dream was literally saying that she “drank the koolaid”and regarding reality as presented to her by abusive men. The black snake darting into the house represented negative change.
Snakes are one of the few animals to completely shed their skin and so represent transformation or change. That the snake was black and sneaky indicated that the changes that occurred within this marriage (the house where she lived when married to the abuser) were negative as black tends to go with depressed or negative emotions. The golden snake is an entirely different story.
The golden snake as presented in the dream is almost majestic in his actions and seems beneficial. Gold or yellow goes with the solar plexus chakra which is strongly related to self-esteem. That she was in the kitchen preparing a meal indicated that she needed to find new ways to nurture herself.
Food in a dream is psychological nurture and the kitchen is a place of creativity. She needed to follow her golden snake into the future to keep her self-esteem. An animal or snake is instinct, and the dream is going out of its way to show that it is her instincts that are telling her to get out of the relationship