Dream Interpretation Spider | Dream Meanings
(see Insects, Web) In men, this is frequently a maternal image (see Woman).
Ancient Grecian and Egyptian, and Native American: Fate and our ties to all times and all peoples. In Greece, Arachne spun the thread of peoples lives. Egyptians had Neith, who wove the world, and the Pueblo Indians have Spider Woman, who created the world from two strands of thread (see Web).
Feeling trapped in someone’s well-executed snare.
Creating connections that help you to finish a goal. Note that the line of networking here may not be direct, even as the spider’s web may take unexpected turns.
In their positive aspect, spiders represent the feminine capacity for creating something beautiful that has not existed before. Spider energy is also connected with patience and success through skill. On the negative side, spiders represent small or hairy things that create big fears and a dream featuring scary spiders may be associated with personal fears to which your dreaming mind believes you are overreacting. To see a spider in your dream can also indicate that you are feeling like an outsider in some situation or that you may want to keep your distance
A spider may represent a fear, or something or someone who makes you feel vulnerable. Perhaps you feel trapped or entangled by emotions or fears from which you cannot escape. Alternatively, are you a spider trying to trap someone else in your web or is someone trying to trap you? Freud believed that dream spiders represent the devouring mother who consumes her children through possessiveness or the ability to arouse guilt. Try to get to know, not only your mother, but more importantly, what your mother means to you. One way of doing this is to converse with the spider: hold it in your mind and ask it searching questions. Or perhaps you are feeling trapped by another relationship in your life?
Dreams of a spider in your bed may suggest that intimacy with a loved one is triggering a lack of self-confidence and fears about being vulnerable and exploited. The spider can also depict any emotions you don’t want to‘handle’, such as those surrounding a spouse leaving. It can suggest that you want to ensnare someone or something, or that you are feeling trapped yourself. It may even represent the most basic survival instincts in us—can I eat, or will I be eaten by this person or situation? Superstitions dating back to the Middle Ages claim that it is a good sign to dream of spiders. To see a black widow in your dream suggests fear or uncertainty regarding a relationship. You may feel confined, trapped or suffocated in this relationship. You may even feel hostility toward your partner. Because the female black widow has the reputation of devouring its mate, it thus also symbolizes feminine power and domination over men.
You create your own web or life space; you may go anywhere and weave any life you choose; the eight legs of the spider represents the cosmic energy for creating our own worlds. All too often we get caught in our own webs, forgetting they are but illusions of our own making; we seek to control, manipulate others, pulling them into our own limited realities. Trap; illusion; caution.
Family or Covers’ quarrels are foretold by a dream of killing a spider.
To destroy a spider’s web is a sign that someone will make cruel accusations against your honor.
This industrious insect is a presage of success through industry and skill.
In the spider three different symbolic meanings converge, and sometimes overlap: creative capacity (the spider weaving its web), aggressiveness (having a predatory instinct), and the fabric itself (such as a spiral net equipped with a center). That said, dreaming of a spider is interpreted in various ways. In most cases, it is a negative dream because the web it weaves symbolizes the trap in which you are about to fall. It also represents loneliness, isolation, and disputes. On the other hand, if the spider has woven a beautiful fabric that produces admiration, it means that the forces of the universe will act in your favor.
It is time to intervene because you are at your full potential. The oneiric spiders can also represent the subject’s fears. Perhaps you feel trapped into a web of deception or agitated emotions. Sigmund Freud believed that spiders were overprotective mothers holding their children (innocent victims) under a sense of possession (web).
Some believe that the spider is symbolic of an unkind and sneaky individual. Are you the spider building a web, or are you being dragged into one? A spider’s web might represent entanglement and the general complexities of life. Depending on the details of the dream, it could also symbolize a smothering individual. Ironically, very old dream interpretations say that the spider is an omen of good luck! Alternatively, Carl Jung felt that the spider’s web was a symbol of wholeness due to its formation (circular shape), construction and complexity. He called circular symbols “mandalas” and said that they hold valuable meaning for the dreamer.
The spider and his web may be calling for an integration of the dream’s personality leading to greater self-awareness and resulting in feelings of completeness. Therefore, the spider and his web may be considered profound and spiritual dream symbols that call for greater self-understanding and encourage us to derive meaning and satisfaction from the intricate framework and interplay of life.
To dream of a spider, denotes that you will be careful and energetic in your labors, and fortune will be amassed to pleasing proportions.
To see one building its web, foretells that you will be happy and secure in your own home.
To kill one, signifies quarrels with your wife or sweetheart.
If one bites you, you will be the victim of unfaithfulness and will suffer from enemies in your business.
If you dream that you see many spiders hanging in their webs around you, foretells most favorable conditions, fortune, good health and friends.
To dream of a large spider confronting you, signifies that your elevation to fortune will be swift, unless you are in dangerous contact.
To dream that you see a very large spider and a small one coming towards you, denotes that you will be prosperous, and that you will feel for a time that you are immensely successful; but if the large one bites you, enemies will steal away your good fortune.
If the little one bites you, you will be harassed with little spites and jealousies.
To imagine that you are running from a large spider, denotes you will lose fortune in slighting opportunities.
If you kill the spider you will eventually come into fair estate.
If it afterwards returns to life and pursues you, you will be oppressed by sickness and wavering fortunes.
For a young woman to dream she sees gold spiders crawling around her, foretells that her fortune and prospect for happiness will improve, and new friends will surround her.
1- There is a great deal of ambivalence in the image of the spider. On a very mundane level it is disliked, perhaps because of its scuttling movement but also because of its association with dirt. In dreams it can also suggest deviousness.
2- In psychological terms the spicier connects with the Mandala (see Mandala).
It is the ability to create a perfect pattern which both nurtures and protects us at the same time.
3- Spiritually the spider represents the Great Mother in her role as the Weaver. She weaves destiny from the bodv of her self, and is there fore the Creator. In coming lo terms with this aspect, we become weavers of our own destiny.
Dreams of a spider signify that you are weaving your dreams into reality, and using your wisdom to seduce and entice people into your web of life. You are becoming aware of your feminine charm, allure, patience, craftsmanship, creativity, and ability to weave a universe of possibility. Alternatively, you may be tangled in a particular pattern or belief system as you attempt to meet your survival needs. See Goddess Athena and Web.
The spider represents an obstacle that worries the dreamer. It can recur many times, as long as the obstacle remains in the dreamer’s mind.
The spider can be something that the dreamer lacks and wants very much, or it can bea person who annoys the dreamer. See Insects.
2. Dangerous enemy.
3. Dangerous to oneself.
4. Fear of being rendered helpless.
Good fortune is on the way, especially in your business ventures.
Spiders in dreams symbolize feeling trapped in a stale or unsatisfying relationship.
To dream about killing a spider suggests that you are going through a period of difficulties and general bad luck.
To dream that you are bitten by a spider, represents a conflict with your mother or some dominant female figure in your life. Also see “Spider Webs”, below.
The image of an aesthetic or artistic person. One’s own dark side. Intrigues are planned. In a woman’s dream, indicates conflicts with the mother.
According to Freud, the fertile mother or fear of mother incest.
In a dream, a spider represents a malicious woman, or a weak, perfidious and a distant man.
A spider in a dream also represents a weaver, an ascetic or a monk. Ifone sees a spider in his dream, it may mean that he will meet a pious and a religious man. Weaving a web in a dream means becoming weak.
A spider in a dream also could represent a pleasing wife.
If one sees a spider hanging down from the ceiling in a dream, it indicates a severe winter in that area.
(Also see Tarantula)
To dream of spiders is lucky. They symbolize luck and great prosperity through industry. You wall soon achieve your ambition.
If the spider is on a web, then the good fortune will come from a number of different sources. See also Cobweb.
A common household spider may symbolize the intricate web that the dreamer has woven or a web that has entrapped the dreamer. Alternatively, it may indicate feeling entangled in a sticky, clinging relationship.
Spiritually the spider represents the great mother in her role as the weaver of life. She weaves destiny from the body of her self and is, therefore, the creator. In coming to terms with this aspect, we become weavers of our own destiny. Consult the entries for insects, mandala and web as well as the information on great mother and destructive mother in archetypes in the introduction.
Psychological / emotional perspective: In psychological terms the spider connects with the principles of the mandala.
The spider has the ability to create a perfect pattern, which both nurtures and protects at the same time.
Material aspects: On a very mundane level spiders are generally disliked, perhaps because of their scuttling movement but also because of its association with dirt. In dreams it can also suggest deviousness, harking back to the innate fear of the destructive mother archetype.
Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream a spider will often reconnect her with her essential femininity, whereas in a man’s dream such an image is more likely to generate fear.
An ancient symbol for weaving, and thus for creativity.
The dreamer may be going through a rough time in life, and need to find a creative solution to resolve the situation.
Dreaming of a spider can be reassuring: You have it in you to find the solution.
If the spider seems threatening, or the web too intricate, the message is that you are complicating things unnecessarily and need to simplify your life.
If you are an artist of any kind, Spider heralds a rush of creative activity that could point you in a new career direction.
A sign of strength and resiliency. Whatever hard times the dreamer is going through now, she has what it takes to get through them. Astrological parallels: Venus, Pluto Tarot parallels: The Magician, Strength
One who does works of evil; research color and type, i.E. Daddy longlegs is a relative; brown recluse is a worker hiding from responsibility
The spider spins a web and then waits patiently for its prey, trusting that all it needs and desires will come to it. In this way, the medicine that the spider carries is of creativity and patience. This is a powerfully feminine symbol. Many, if not most, people have an aversion to spiders, which makes them a creature of the shadow.
A spider bite may indicate that an infusion of the feminine principle may be in order for your current dealings to succeed.
The irritation, illness, or death that is possible from a spider bite indicates the level of sacrifice that will be required of you on an emotional level at this time.
Spiders are demonic spirits; symbols of lies and confusion or a web of deceit in someone’s life, Isa. 59:4-5
Spiders weaving webs in dreams mention the creativity at hand or what is being created in your life. Spider spins and weaves dreams into realities through time and patience.
The web is the fabnc of the tapestry of your life that you create with your thoughts.
The appearance of a spider may point to a need to take on a creative project or to cultivate through some an form.
A spider is a common symbol of mother as an object of fear or dislike and particularly in a man’s dreams. Freud sees it as a symbol of lthe phallic mother, of whom we are afraid; so that the fear of spiders expresses dread of mother-incest and horror of the female genitals’ (Freud’s own italics). Try to get to know, not only your mother, but - more important — what your mother means to you. One way of doing this is to converse with the spider: hold it in your mind and ask it searching questions.