Snakes in witchcraft
Snake crawls on the earth, rubbing its belly over soil, plant, and stone. It is a creature of the underworld and a guardian of mother earth, as well as healing and regeneration. In terms of spirituality, the snake is feminine power. It represents transformation and rebirth. Just like a snake shed its skin, it symbolizes we should shed our old skin have a new start. It also represents immortality and healing. Snakes are the most grounded creatures as for their whole life they kept creeping on the ground and they also have the ability to sense human emotions. Sometimes they even react to it. Best way to know if you're having a stable emotion or not. Which is very important for your spiritual growth.
While a lot of people are afraid of snakes, it's important to remember that in many cultures, serpent mythology is strongly tied to the cycle of life, death and rebirth.
In Scotland, Highlanders had a tradition of pounding the ground with a stick until the serpent emerged. The snake's behavior gave them a good idea of how much frost was left in the season...In some forms of American folk magic and Hoodoo the snake can be used as an instrument of harm...In Ireland, St.Patrick is famous because he drove the snakes out of the country, and was even credited with a miracle for this. Fun Fact..What many people don't realize is that the serpent was actually a metaphor for the early Pagan faiths of Ireland. St. Patrick brought Christianity to the Emerald Isle, and did such a good job of it that he practically eliminated Paganism from the country....The serpent is instrumental in the Egyptian myth cycle. After Ra created all things, Isis the Goddess of magic, tricked him by creating a serpent which ambushed Ra on his daily journey across the heavens. The serpent bit Ra, who was powerless to undo the poison. Isis announced that she could heal Ra from the poison and destroy the serpent, but would only do so if Ra revealed his True Name as payment. By learning his True Name, Isis was able to gain power over Ra. And of course for Cleopatra, a serpent was an instrument of death...Several cultures including Celtic, Indian and Ancient Greeks felt the Snake embodied sexuality. ❤J