Think about the nature of a snake. It lulls creatures in by looking docile. Some species of snake even rattle and try to draw creatures in through hypnotics. They seem as if they are placid and charming until the creature comes right to them, and then they spring into action and bite their prey, sometimes injecting poison into them in order to kill them, so that they can be consumed later.
Knowing that this is the way that snakes operate, when you see that you are bitten by snake in a dream, the snake often symbolizes the person that you feel betrayed by. Has someone in your life pretended to be sweet to you and then ended up taking your trust and totally betraying it. Did they lie to you? Did you find out that they were faking their emotions or their feelings? However it was that they betrayed you, when you dream about a particularly violent snake bit or a really sudden one, then it shows that you have been taken by surprise. This person took your trust and crushed it, but do not let them ruin your ability to trust others in the future. You need to understand how important it is to trust others in your life.
If you have a dream in which you have to deal with a snake bite then it suggests that you were taken by surprise in some way. As scary and dangerous as snakes can be, they are nothing if not surprising. You never know when one is going to jump out and scare you. Have you just received some much unexpected news in your life? It is possible that the reason for this dream of a snake bite is because of the abruptness of this news that you just got.
Another way that we see snakes through our cultural lens is as creatures of danger. To dream that you are bitten by a snake suggests that you are feeling threatened by something. Something is getting in your way and it is keeping you from being able to pursue your goals to the fullest. This could be a very dangerous kind of fear where you are literally afraid for your life, or it could be the kind of fear that is simply related to a sense of foreboding about something. This means that you aren’t actually afraid of one tangible thing, you are simply wary of something that you think has the potentiality to happen soon. To be sure that you are able to continue functioning without being overcome by your fears, you should try taking a few risks. There is no better medicine for your fear than confrontation. Face your fears head on and you will be rewarded for your bravery.