Dreaming of spiders
Come into my parlour said the spider to the fly.
ALTHOUGH considered to be crafty and deceptive creatures, seeing spiders in dreams does not necessarily foretell bad luck.
According to Indian thought such a dream can be interpreted in two ways. For a person proceeding on a journey to dream of a spider web enveloping him is not a good omen. But to see a spider move towards you in your dreams foretells that you shall gain wealth form someone. Should the spider spin a web in front of you, it is an indication of luck coming your way. It is a warning to be patient. Your fate is about to favour you. If you see that a web has enveloped you but you can manage to get out of it and escape then luck shall favor you, but you have to tread carefully. You are warned to beware of crafty people and be prepared for struggles.
As per western
thought, dreams of spiders mean that fortune shall favour you if you
work hard. To see a spider making its web, foretells that you shall be
secure and happy in your home. To kill a spider foretells that you
shall quarrel with your loved ones. If a spider bites you, it means
that someone you know shall be unfaithful to you and that your enemies
shall get the upper hand. To see several spiders hanging in their webs
around you foretells fortune, good friends and health. To see spider
webs also denotes pleasant associations and fortunate ventures.
A lady of 50 years of age would often dream of spiders, huge and ugly, catching her with their many legs and bringing their mouths close to her to eat her up. But some member of her family would manage to rescue her. But she could never recall having seen the person who rescued her. But somehow she knew that it was a member of her family.
Later it was found that the dream reflected her fear of being hurt by the world at large after her husband's death. Having been totally dependent on him, she feared being left alone. Her rescue by her family members was a wish fulfilment dream of someone taking over the reigns of her life.
Among certain religions the spider also
represents the Great Mother in her role as the weaver. She weaves
destiny from her own body, and is, therefore, the creator.