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spiritual meaning of picking snails in the dream

What does it mean to dream about picking snails? The old Native American Indians believed each type of animal and creature represented a certain trait related to the human soul. From what I have researched out of the Dream Institute (which is located in Stockholm, Sweden), it seems the traits associated with snails included such things as:

For the Non-initiated, the practice of “snail-picking” is not an activity you’d find in an atlas of leisurely pastimes; and it is hardly unsurprising that this task, like so many other seemingly bizarre requirements laid out by spiritual and religious traditions around the world, may appear to have little correlation with modern life – and indeed, for some it has even proven to be a source of great confusion.

The spiritual meaning of picking snails in a dream means that you are trying to pick a bad habit or something that is not you. You are trying to change your life and the way you behave. If you are picking them up, it means that you are trying to change your life for the better by getting rid of bad habits and replacing them with good ones.

If you were eating them, it means that you need to be more careful about how you go about things as it could come back and bite you. Eating something means that we take on the characteristics of what we eat.

Snail dreams are a sign of your ambition. You are working hard to achieve your goals, and you want to make sure you don’t miss any steps along the way.

This dream can also mean that you want to slow down and enjoy life as it is. You may feel like there’s always more work to do, and that you’re missing out on something by spending all your time working towards a goal.

spiritual meaning of picking snails in the dream

Psalm 58:8 says, “As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.”

Psalm 13:1 says, How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? Psalm 40:17 Since I am afflicted and needy, Let the Lord be mindful of me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God. Psalms 141:1 O LORD, I call upon You; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to You!

Snail is an animal that represent sluggishness in the dream. The spirit of the snail is so powerful and has caused lots of
failure and setback for many people.

The most dangerous battle to fight in life is a
battle of stagnancy and repeated failure. This snail spirit is time wasted and can make ones to
struggle hard and achieve nothing. 

The spirit of the snail refers to evil powers that slow down every thing that you are trying to do. This type of spirit retards progress, stagnate lives and destroys destinies. 

If you have been on a project that is looking as if you can never complete it, or processing a travelling documents, is it a contract tied down? postponed traditional or white wedding?  Is it that you always encounter loss? It is possible that the spirit of the snail is in place of your destiny. But today, child of God the Lord will deliver you in Jesus name. The Bible says in Psalm 31:4 says, Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.

Psalms 18:29 “For by you I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall” The Lord will empower you to run through every barrier ,limitation , delay in life in the name of Jesus.


Snail in the dream could mean a positive or negative. So,
it depends on the outcome of the dream. 
Dreaming about a snail is a good one though. It becomes a peaceful dream when you see snails in a container, plate, bowl – The reason is because, it is no longer on the sand where it will move on a gradual process.

When those snails are in a container etc, means you have gather your fortune for success. Snail gains its strength when it crawls and walks on the ground.

When you dream  where you are seeing snail crawling without any obstruction, it means you are going to make it in life, but it will be a gradual process. It is a message from God to be patient with Him. It means there is a divine reward when you don’t rush over God’s plan for your life.

If you are expecting something from God and you have this dream, it is important to be patient with God while He fix those problems for you at His own appointed time. What this indicates is that you will have the blessings of God if you can wait. Though, it may delay, it will surely come to pass. This is only when this dream comes once in a blue moon. 

Whatever is the delay, it will die and your timely blessings shall come in Jesus name. When picking a snail, it is a symbol of curse and affliction – it makes you pass through suffering.

Dead snails in the dream means your ambitions are dead. It’s a call reawaken yourself. This is a symbol that your plans and dreams would not come to pass because it has been tied down by your enemy.

Please note that Snail can also bring success to you depending on the outcome of the dream. Not all dreams about snails are BAD!

Most people have the desire to fulfill
dream. Such people will be progressing on a slow rate, though they will achieve
their purpose in life, but time would be against them.

A lot of people are
going through the process of this dream and they don’t know what to do. But the
moment such person dream about a snail crawling on the ground, it is a terrible
one. Never take this dream for granted. It is a time delaying dream.

Snail has a
seemingly connection with evil dedication and backwardness. On the other hand, it could mean such person is under the
spirit of ancestry which will bring  problems.  If this dream continue to persist, it is a sign that you are ripe for deliverance.

Snail is an instrument of darkness and a thief of blessings. When others would have gone far in life, the spirit of snail would tell you to take it gently.


Stagnancy is a place of attack by the powers of failure at the edge of success.

The powers of disappointments are a strong force. The spirit manifests in the form of worry‎, rejection and delay. It makes people to rush into decisions and take drastic steps that make them lose hope, lose money, possession, and their partner in marriage. The spirit of disappointment does not allow people to believe in themselves.

God sometimes allow them to go through painful experiences so that they can become the best. The powers of constant disappointment makes people to give up on trying harder; it doesn’t make them see any possible solution to their problems. This stubborn spirit pushes people to commit suicide and go through life without a divine purpose. People die as a result of disappointment.


1. To cause you setback in your career

2. To destroy and frustrate your plans

3. To ground and arrest your progress

4. To delay you from marriage

5. To blame people for your mistakes, errors and failures

6. To make you lose your position.

7. To turn you into a beggar.

8. To take you from grace to grass.

9. To bury the works of your hands

10.To make curse to operate in your faster

11.To bring bad luck and sorrow

12.To put you in captivity of your father’s house or mother’s house

13.To bring sickness.

14.To bring joblessness

15.To afflict you with the spirit of backwardness and disappointment.

16.To chase away your helpers

17.To make you not to be what God has ordained you to be.

18.To destroy your potentials.

19.To vandalize your glory like they did to Samson. Judges 16: 20-22.


1. It means suffering and hardship

2. It means operating on curse

3. It means frustrated about life

4. It means demotion from top to beneath

5. It means failure at the edge of breakthrough

6. It means prosperity and wisdom will be very far

7. It means there is someone responsible for your case

8. It means your situation is not ordinary

9. It means financial delay

10. It means you are under spiritual attack

11. It means no one in your family likes to help you

12. It means you are in satanic bondage


1. They operate through weak foundation

2. They thrive where there are curses from parents, friends, relatives etc

3. They appears when there are wickedness in your family

4. They establish through unholy relationship/marriage

5. They initiate themselves in the dream through evil dedication to the marine, witchcraft doctor, water, false prophets etc

6. They attack the wheel of your progress when you have also delay other people’s destiny

7. They operate in the dream when you are confused about your goals

8. Resistance to parental instruction or God’s promises

9. When others comes to you for financial helps but you decided not to give the person

10. When people do not want your progress

11. Through wrong place of birth and evil names

12. Through sexual immorality

13. Through divorce and constant fight in the home

14. Unproductive lifestyle such as partying, smoking, drinking, etc

15. Through the habit of begging and borrowing.

16. You can enter into this snail bondage by mistake


1. It block a person’s glory, opportunities and blessings Judges 16:22.

2. It takes you back to square one when you supposed to have become great and successful. This is what happened to Gideon. Judges 8:24-27.

3. It brings sluggishness at the edge of breakthroughs (Though there is possibility that you will make it but it has to be very slow

4. It makes a woman to have miscarriage

5. It introduces profitless hard labour

6. It makes your blessings to slip away from you

7. It does not allow to complete your dream, project on time

8. If you are abroad, it is a sign that the demons of your fathers or mothers house is using diabolical powers to bring fruitless labour in whatever you are doing

9. It makes you to see and hide yourself from friends or family members who are ahead of you

10. It brings down the dignity and integrity of a man before his wife

11. It allows the idols of your fathers to get hold of your destiny

12. It establishes affliction and suffering

13. It does not support the spiritual growth of a person

14. If care is not taken, it could lead to untimely death

15. It shows your blessings and virtues has been caged by someone etc


Psalm 38:2, 141:9-10

1. Get saved and make Jesus the Lord and the King of kings over your life. Matthew 6:33.

2. Stay away from sin and repent from the sins of your parents and mistakes

3. Refuse to accept evil report of delay

4. Always commit your ways unto God and not just take decisions by yourself.

5. Receive instructions from God before proceeding. Pray inquiry prayers.

6. Do not stray from God’s word and His will. Psalm 119:67, Hebrews 10:36.

7. Do not open up your secrets to just anybody.

8. Watch where you go. Determine to make speedy progress

9. Be careful who you associate with. Avoid unfriendly friends. Judges 2:3, 1 Corinthians 15:33.

10. Watch your tongue what you say. Everyone pretending to be a friend is not a friend.

11. Pray to destroy satanic traps and snares. Also pray over your gifts.

12. Avoid begging and borrowing. It can put you in permanent captivity as well as bring sickness and untimely death.

13. Break all the curses associated with the evil dedication.

14. Engage in purposeful fasting. This will help to overcome the power

15. Do not neglect fellowship with God and with God’s people.

16. Ensure that all evil covenants in your life are broken. Colossians 2:14-15.

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