When thinking about your favorite dreams, those that involve spiders typically aren’t at the top of the list. Whether you have a fear of spiders or not, a dream about eight-legged creepy crawlies can be a little unnerving. Unlike more frequently seen dreams such as flying, drowning, or fire, interpreting those with spiders can be much more difficult.
For those who suffer from a fear of spiders or even insects in general, having dreams about spiders can be even more stressful than it is for the average person. Don’t worry though; not all spider dreams have negative connotations. So, what do dreams about spiders mean? Read on to find out so that you can put your mind at ease.
A Creative Streak Awaits
The core of spider dream interpretation is actually the web, not the spider itself. It can represent many things, one of which 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. This can be a nod to the hidden potential within you, or a gentle cue to show off a skill you’ve kept hidden out of nervousness. Prepare for the greatness that you are due, and don’t fret over the occasional fly that gets caught in your masterpiece.
You’re Feeling Trapped
Another dream interpretation of spiders is that you are 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.
You’re Extremely Overwhelmed
The sight of spiders can provoke fear, so it’s not surprising that they can represent problems stemming from panic and anxiety. Some people dream of swarms of spiders all around them, effectively paralyzing them, which leads to a feeling of being trapped and hopeless. Perhaps you’ve let your problems multiply because you refused to deal with them. Now they are overwhelming you and you have to take charge.
In cases where just a single small spider is seemingly terrorizing you, there is a lesson to be learned. An over the top reaction is an example of you losing the war over meaningless nonsense. Take the saying “don’t sweat the small stuff” to heart.
Support is Available to You
If you can look past the creepy appearance and appreciate the usefulness of spiders, you 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. Spiders are often associated with women and mothers as in the insect world, females are generally much larger and more impressive looking than their male counterparts.
Someone is Looking Out for You
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.
Take a Deeper Dive With a Psychic Reading
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. For an in-depth, personal look at your dreams and what they mean, consult an experienced psychic today.