On the path of spiritual learning, theSerpentorSnakehelps to recognize the infinity of time and to understand the eternal cycle of life and death. TheSerpentsheds its skin and renews itself like the Moon, symbolizing the wisdom and power of the ancient goddesses. Ishtar and Hecate are traditionally drawn with Snakes in their hands. TheSnakeis also a symbol of fertility, passion, healing, and the underworld. In totemism, theSnakeis a guide to higher levels of knowledge of rebirth and transmutation.