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What Does Dreaming Of A Spider Mean?

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 are an arachnophobe, 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.
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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?

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 symbolizes 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.

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Dreaming of 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.

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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.

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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