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What does it mean to see an spider in a dream?

Spider Dream Meaning: From 34 Different Sources


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.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


See insects.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


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.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green


Spiders are demonic spirits; symbols of lies and confusion or a web of deceit in someone’s life, Isa. 59:4-5

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe


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.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox


1. Demonic

2. Evil

3. Sin;

4. Deception;

5. False doctrine;

6. Temptation;

7. Tenacious;

8. An issue that raises fear;

• Black widow spider

- speaks of Death or danger;

• Red (or red-backed) spider

- means sin;

• Yellow spider

- means a curse;

• Flying spider

- speaks of a spirit of fear);

• Long-legged spider

- means long-standing issues;

• Bitten by a spider

- means venomous words; Isa. 59:5-6; Prov. 30:38 Mark 5:25; 1 Kings 21:9-10, 13;2 Tim. 1:7; Eph. 6:12; Prov. 21:9.

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand


See Animals Metaphors.

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand


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

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


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

Dream Explanations of Astro Center | Astro Center


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.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


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.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


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.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


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.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


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.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver


Weavers of fate, spiders are feared by some and revered by others. To the ancients they were associated with wisdom, and able to spin the threads of destiny as intricately as their own webs. If a spider takes centre stage in your dream, it’s a sign that change is on its way. Your life may take an unexpected turn, and while you may not be expecting the events that follow, you will make the most of them and find your true path. You could already be caught up in a drama that seems to be spiralling out of control, but the presence of a spider shows that you will take back the power and find balance once more.

Dreams Interpretations Hidden Meanings Symbols | Alison Davies


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.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland


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)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


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.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar


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.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


Good fortune is on the way, especially in your business ventures.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous


1. Danger.

2. Dangerous enemy.

3. Dangerous to oneself.

4. Fear of being rendered helpless.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


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.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe


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.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous


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.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball


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.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller


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.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar


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).

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke


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.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


This industrious insect is a presage of success through industry and skill.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


Fear or anxiety (perhaps related to something specific in your life).

Power, or perceived power.

The element of surprise.

The idea of “catching” opportunities, experiences, or other things you want (as in a spider’s web).



Maneuverability in various situation (because spiders have eight legs).

Dreaming of this creature can represent too much or not enough of one of those qualities, or someone or something you associate with the quality or creature.

Consider also the creature’s actions, context, and your feelings about it.

See also: Insect; Web; Bitten

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman


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.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards


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.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung


(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.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco


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being bitten by a: marital unfaithfulness and being confined with it.

businessman dreaming of a: your fortune wil be devoured by a seductive partner.

unmarried woman: do not accept being married to a clinging mate.

crawling on your skin: an envious hatred needs to be unraveled.

another’s: your immature spite and hatred wil do you in.

eating a: are a very voluptuous person entrapped in your own web.

killing a: a time for great pleasure.

of a: a provocation wil lead to entanglement in a sticky situation.

seeing a, at night: plenty of money from il icit means.

morning, in the: wil be entrapped in a lawsuit with trumped-up charges.

several: domestic quarrels in a web you have intricately spun.

spinning a web: thrift and conscientious actions wil sustain the power to amass a fortune.

being caught in a: realization of own desires can be squelched with one wrong move.

children finding a: they wil be prominent in life.

tarantula, being bitten by: your safety is in great danger.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

7 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.


To see spider-webs, denotes pleasant associations and fortunate ventures. ... spider-web dream meaning


All spiders except tarantulas are omens of good luck.

If you see a spider climbing the wall you will have your dearest wish come true.

If you see a spider spinning a web you will have an increase in your income due to hard work.

A large spider sitting on a telephone presages a phone call that will benefit you greatly. in general, the larger the spider, the bigger the rewards.... spiders dream meaning

Black Widow Spider

A demonic spirit, Isa. 59:4-5 ... black widow spider dream meaning

Spider, Spiderweb

Symbol: The spider is a symbol of sinful, poisonous cravings. V7: Seeing a spider: honest efforts and hard work promise you happiness. Dreaming about a spider on your skin: be prepared for worries and provocation. Much of what matters to you right now is hanging on a “thin thread.”

Depth Psychology: On one hand, the spider is skillful and creative—a symbol of good luck, but on the other, it represents female seduction and the “devouring” of the male! Which of the two fits you? The spider is often a sign of your self-hatred because of your sexual desires.

The spiderweb may indicate an over- protective mother who interferes with her child’s (usually the dreamer’s) chances to develop and grow up.

If the latter scenario fits, do something about it—and do it soon.... spider, spiderweb dream meaning

Spider Webs

To dream of spider-webs is lucky, as they foretell pleasant friendships and successful projects in your future.

If you dream of seeing the spider build its web, you will be quite happy.... spider webs dream meaning


Spiders with one exception (see Tarantula) in a dream are a sign of general good luck; to kill one signifies good news; if it was spinning it augurs approaching money; climbing a wall it’s a harbinger of success in all that concerns you most deeply.... spiderfs) dream meaning

Spider/spider Web

Universal Landscape: Powerful feminine energy. Patience.

Dreaming Lens: Were you encountering a spider or spider webbing? Was it frightening? Were you in danger? Did you kill the spider? Did you want to? Did the spider want to harm you? Was the overall scene macabre or more magical?

Personal Focus: Spiders are a powerful image of the feminine principle, which relates to creativity and receptivity. Spiders embody this by virtue of the creative act of making a web and the patience involved in awaiting their prey. Many, if not most people, have an aversion to spiders, which makes them a creature of the Shadow.

Spiders can be found everywhere, which is one of the reasons why they feature prominently as a common dream image. While not all are venomous, the most widely known spider is the Black Widow, famous for mating with and then killing her male counterpart. This is the feminine principle in its most ferocious expression.

A spider’s webbing is a miraculous feat of engineering and unparalleled beauty. Its purpose is twofold. On the side of nurturing, it is a home. However, it is also a weapon of prey—a trap set to capture, kill, and eat. Spiders also connect to the numerological expression of abundance because of their eight legs. (See Numbers.) Any or all of these themes may be being expressed in a dream that features this image.

A spider web may point to creative ideas that are currently being spun. This also indicates that a period of waiting must follow in order for success to be achieved. 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 with a spider bite indicates the level of sacrifice that will be required of you on an emotional level at this time. ... spider/spider web dream meaning