I drove into town for a late breakfast and on my drive back to camp on a hilly 5-mile desolate road, a snake was slithering across the road and I was headed right for it. I shrieked out of reaction to fear of killing it beneath my car but, looked in the rear-view mirror and it safely made it across. (Did it stop right under my car and proceed after I rolled over it?) The snake was large and very bright white pink. I cannot find any images on Google that match its description. I am predicting that it is a Mojave Desert Sidewinder. What does it mean?
According to Spirit Animals and Animal Totems: The snake animal meaning is powerfully connected to life force and primal energy. In many cultures, it is revered as a powerful totem representing the source of life. When the snake spirit animal appears in your life, it likely means that healing opportunities, change, important transitions, and increased energy are manifesting.
The snake as a spirit animal can be to provide guidance about life changes and transitions, whether they are happening at the physical, emotional or spiritual level. Snake could appear as a spirit animal when you are stepping into the unknown and need support to move forward. This animal is typically close to the ground and can remind you of staying grounded as you move through changes.
A large bright pink snake crossed my path, too, as I drove a large U-Haul up a desert like road to the city landfill in SoCal. The guy I hired to help me was sitting in the passenger seat but claims to have not seen it. It was unmistakable and hard to miss.
Living 30 years in SoCal, I had never seen a snake like this, nor, as large in the wild.
It was moving fast and I prayed I wouldn’t hit it, as I couldn’t stop suddenly with the truck. I looked in my side mirror and saw it alive and well…and moving on. It really startled me, when I am normally really relaxed with all animals.
I was taking unwanted household items from my recently departed, fathers’ house, and was feeling sad & numb. Seeing the beautiful snake broke my state.
I am not sure of the true meaning ( symbolism here) but it has stayed with me. The experience is still crystal clear to this day. My local vet told me the name of the snake and that it was common for the area, but I have since forgotten.
I bring this up today, because I just saw the same snake , in a scene, in the Netflix series, “ The Gift”; a Turkish production. Watching the film made me revisit my own experience. I still wonder to this day what the message was for me. And/or others?