To dream of reptiles indicates that we are looking at the more frightening lower aspects of the personality.
The unfeeling, inhuman aspect of the instincts, usually recognized as being destructive and alien, is often portrayed by reptiles and other cold-blooded animals. We may have no control over these instincts, and could, therefore, be easily ‘devoured’ by them. We learn to understand deceitful behaviour.
Though we are afraid of death or the death process, we recognize that we must go through a process of change in order to be reborn.