Dreams about spiders are fairly common. When you think about it, it makes sense: your dreaming mind is drawn to symbols from your waking life that are likely to elicit intense emotions in you. Why? Because it raises your chances of recalling and pondering on their spiritual significance as soon as you wake up.
It is more common if we are terrified of them in real life, because our phobias are ingrained in our subconscious. Whether you love or hate the eight-legged creatures, dreams about spiders can leave you waking up with goosebumps. Spiders don’t exactly seem like the most likely dream characters but the spider represents a lot according to some dream interpretations. Common Dream Meanings Your Should Never Ignore.
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What is the spiritual meaning of spiders in dream?
So, when you dream of spiders, what does it mean? Sure, there is a fear factor and you may wake up feeling as terrified of spiders as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter or trapped in a web of fear like Frodo in Shelob’s web in Lord of the Rings.
However, you might be shocked to learn that seeing spiders in your dreams isn’t always a bad omen. Spider dreams, on the other hand, can have a good spiritual meaning, invoking Charlotte’s Web and Spider-Man, and implying that you have enormous chances for creativity and strength in your waking life. After all, who is more inventive than a creature capable of spinning webs out of thin air?
What does it mean when a spider appears in your dream?
So, some eight-legged visitors have infiltrated your mind after hours. But what does it signify if you have a disturbing — or, even more perplexing, a lovely — spider dream? It turns out that the answer isn’t so simple. Experts believe that dreams are very personal experiences, and that symbols like these provide a lot of space for interpretation.
1. If you dream about feeling afraid of the spider…
The most common reaction to seeing a spider in a dream is fear, or at the very least, feeling creeped out. This reaction likely represents something in your real life. “When you wake from that dream,” Loewenberg says, “you need to ask yourself what or who is causing you the same kind of fear the spider did in the dream. What situation brings up that same fear, disgust, or distaste?”
2. If you dream about being bit by the spider…
To dream of being bit by a spider, means you may be feeling like some situation or person has figuratively bit you. In particular, biting in a dream often means you felt criticized, or could represent someone you think has been deceitful. A spider in a dream can sometimes represent a narcissist in your real life.
3. If you dream about recurring spider…
If you’re consistently dreaming about a spider or spiders, Loewenberg says that means you’re ignoring red flags. There’s some situation or person in your life that’s not sitting well with you, and it will keep coming up until you address it.
4. If you dream about a spider on your hand…
You want to pay really close attention to where the spider is on your body. Where it is will directly relate to certain emotions or areas of your life. So if it’s on your hand or bites your hand, for example, ask yourself, What person or what situation right now is very difficult for me to handle?
5. If you dream about a spider biting you in the throat or neck area…
If the spider bites you in the throat or around your neck, there’s a connection there to your voice. Your subconscious is bringing that area of your body to your attention because you need to use your voice to properly deal with the situation.
6. If you dream about a spider biting you on your back…
And if the spider bites you on the back, that’s your subconscious telling you that situation or person causing you distress needs to be put behind you.
How to work past this dream about spiders
First and foremost, any time you’re dealing with a bothersome dream, it’s important to interpret the meaning. The above interpretations are more common examples, but we always want to apply our own personal associations to the content of our dreams.
The emotions you experience, as well as your thought process in the dream are important, too. What do you remember thinking when you saw the spider? That will directly correlate to something in your real life that’s currently an issue.