Years ago I found a head-to-tail snake skin in a circle garden I was clearing. Today I caught sight of slithering movement in the raspberry bushes. A very healthy black snake (no stripes) revealed its presence. Snakes and serpents are one of the oldest symbols of female power. Welcome, garden companion!
I am walking with a man taller than I. We see a snake. It wants to get close to me and I freak out—a physical snake is much different than a mystical one. It wraps around my neck and I have to consciously work to stay calm.
I focus and attune to the snake. I feel its presence around my neck moving left to right, and then hear it make a sharp sound at and in my right ear. The man unwraps the snake from my neck very carefully because it’s tangled in my hair. He lifts the snake high. I think he’s going to throw it (men will be boys and boys usually torment snakes) but he gently places it on the ground. The man then strokes my head and neck.