When thinking about your favorite dreams, those that involve spiders usually aren’t at the top of the list. Whether you have a fear of spiders or not, a dream about these eight-legged creepy crawlies can be a little unnerving. Unlike more frequently seen dreams such as flying or fire, interpreting a few with spiders as the highlight can be much more difficult. For those who suffer from a fear of spiders or even insects in general, having this type of dream consistently reoccur can be even more stressful than it is for the average person. Don’t worry though; not all spider dreams have negative connotations or other things to worry about. Find out more about the wide variety of interpretations for these extraordinary dreams below!
The Winding Web
Often when dreaming of spiders, the web is an important fixture in the scene of the dream. The web of a spider can represent many things and one of them is your ability to plan and demonstrate creativity. If you are an artist strapped for inspiration, or even a writer suffering from writer’s block, this can be a fantastically welcome sign. It may mean a new, fresh idea is coming your way that is perfectly in tune with who you are and what you desire. The beautiful patterns on a spider web are often tucked away in places many people won’t ever look, denying them the potential appreciation for their intricate designs. This can be a nod to the hidden potential within you, or a gentle prod to show off a skill you’ve kept hidden out of nervousness. If you believe that these situations might apply to you, the time to put your best self forward is now. Prepare for the greatness that you are due, and don’t fret over the occasional fly that gets caught in your masterpiece.
In other dreams, the fixation may be on prey, or even yourself, becoming trapped in the spider’s web. This can be a warning that you are being manipulated by someone close to you. The more you protest, the harder they abuse your emotions in an attempt to become the victim. This is a clear warning to get out of the situation now, and not let a silver tongue or teary eye suck you back to your demise. Just like manipulation, a spider’s web is a wonderful tool for the spider, but a dangerous nuisance to its prey. Policing your relationships for one-sidedness and manipulative behavior should not be reserved for just intimate relationships. Even toxic friendships can cause just as much stress and drama in your life if allowed.
Frozen With Fear
The sight of spiders can provoke fear in a large number of people around the world. Therefore, it comes as a little surprise that they can represent your problems stemming from fear and anxiety when found in your dreams. Some people dream of swarms of spiders all around them, effectively paralyzing them and leading to a feeling of being trapped and hopeless. One common meaning is that you have let your problems multiply and refused to deal with them and now they are overwhelming you. The issues that needed your attention were never confronted and have now festered.
Even in cases where just a single small spider is seemingly terrorizing you, there is a lesson to be learned by the experience. Your over the top reaction to such a tiny, harmless spider is an example of you losing the war over meaningless slights. The saying “don’t sweat the small stuff” is something you need to take to heart and stop making a mountain out of a molehill. Furthermore, not all dreams and nightmares have a hidden meaning. If you are not experiencing such issues in your life you can safely chalk the dream up to an occasional nightmare.
A Useful Companion
Those of us who can look past the creepy appearance and appreciate the usefulness of spiders, may not consider their presence in a dream worrisome at all. If you dream of observing a harmless spider simply doing its pest control duties, it can be a sign of friendship and support that is available to you if you ask. Spiders are often associated with women and mothers, as females are generally much larger and more impressive looking than their male counterparts.
Some say seeing a spider in your dreams is evidence of some maternal or feminine influence watching over you and passively influencing your good fortune. Whether you truly believe such tales or not, spiders are far more helpful than harmful in nearly all situations. If there is no true threat in your dream, try to see the positive side of the glimpse of nature. Who knows, there may truly be a guardian angel watching over you after all.
The much-maligned spider may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it doesn’t always mean gloom and doom when it is the center point of your dreams. They can easily represent everything from creativity to a willing support system even if in an unlikely place. Our dreams give us a big, broad picture of our world, so there is no reason to view them with harsh judgment. Try to be open to the potential meanings of your dreams and you may learn things you never even considered. For an in-depth, personal look at what your dreams truly mean for you, consult with an experienced dream interpreter today.