What Does It Mean Spiritually When You Dream Of Spiders?

Last updated by Susan Taylor

In the series of dreams that make you feel uncomfortable, the one about a big hairy spider definitely has what it takes to make you sweat. Plus, if you have arachnophobia, it can quickly turn into a nightmare. Although, don’t worry too much about seeing creepy crawly creatures, because it’s nothing to stress out over. In fact, spiders hanging around in your dreams actually symbolize your mom.

What Does It Mean Spiritually When You Dream Of Spiders?
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Dreaming of a spider is in fact more common than we think, and it must be said that spiders have many meanings. They can sometimes be a symbol of future curses; however, they also represent impotence, boredom and betrayal. In dreams, they shed light on our relationships, especially with our mother.

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How can I interpret my dream about a spider in the following scenarios?

The spider, which weaves its web to trap its prey, represents a person or a situation that ensnares the dreamer. Of course, we think of associating this spider to the smothering, devouring, possessive mother, but it can be any member of the family too.

Dreaming of a spider implies you have a smothering mother

The spider weaves its web to imprison and trap. In a dream, it represents the fear of not being able to detach ourselves from our moms and live an independent life. If in your dream you see several spiders crawling around, they may represent several members of your family. Either you suffer from their possessiveness, or you find that they do not help you to cut the cord, to live and to blossom alone. In short, you feel imprisoned by your loved ones in real life.

What do spiders symbolize?

The spider is a remarkable animal, symbolizing feminine energy and creativity. Spiders are characterized by their ability to weave intricate webs and their patience as they wait for their prey to fall into their trap. These animals are great examples of perception and creativity. 

The spider is also symbolic of:

  • Patience  
  • Receptivity  
  • Feminine energy  
  • Ingenuity   
  • Destiny  
  • Dark aspects of life or personality, personal shadow

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Having a dream about a spider crawling over you represents serenity

If, during your dream, a spider climbs on you, walks quietly over your hand, climbs up your leg, and you don’t feel afraid, congratulations, because you have gained in serenity. Perhaps previously, an aggressive and possessive environment imposed by your family and close friends was difficult to bear. However, you now know how to deal with this situation and how to stand up for yourself. But, here too, the relationship with motherhood is present. The spider you see can also mean that you are ready to become a mother or that you are living your role as a mother in a more serene way.

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If you dream of a spider in your bed, it means you are being held back

During your dream, you realize that there is a spider in your bed, and this will no doubt frighten you. Symbolically, the spider represents deception and malice. Through this dream, you become aware that those around you are trying to slow you down in the realization of your desires and ambitions. You are not clearly told that they do not agree with you, but you feel that they are acting in the shadows to thwart you.

The spider and its web in a dream

Let's not forget that the spider is also the web it weaves. In some dreams, you may even see just its web. Dreaming of its web also means:

  • If you see a web in your dream, without a spider, it means that you are at ease in your relationships and in communion with those around you. The problem arises if this web is present in your room. In this dream, this web indicates that you are suffering from sexual dissatisfaction.
  • If in your dream you see a spider spinning its web, it means that you will soon be promoted, your hard work will finally be rewarded.
  • If you dream that you are getting rid of a spider's web, it is a sign that trials await you.

As a symbol of the mother, of the family, the spider in your dreams gives you an indication of the state of your relationships. Once you have recovered from this nightmare, it will be time for you to look for ways to blossom with those around you.

What it means if you dream of killing a spider

You succeed in thwarting underground plans that prevented you from achieving what you want. You are progressing in your capacity for independence and autonomy. Likewise, you are on the verge of freeing yourself from certain obstacles. Become aware of your ability to free yourself from certain bonds that are holding you back and preventing you from achieving your full potential. Continue on your path to autonomy and freedom because you are well on your way.

What does it mean to dream about a spider attacking you?

A spider that bites you in your dreams is no harmless feat. It seeks to warn you and to "wake you up". Its bite is like an alarm signal that wants to protect you by asking you to "become aware" of your condition. So the question is simple: are you in denial? What are you hiding from yourself? Are you stuck in a web, your web? It is likely that knots are forming in and around you, and that your mind has chosen not to look at them. And if it's burying its head in the sand, it's doing so to spare you. But the tarantula that stings you, warns you gently and invites you to look frankly at the situation in which you find yourself in order to get out of it as soon as possible.

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Article presented by Susan Taylor

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

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