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 evoke intense emotions in you. Why? Because it increases your chances of remembering their spiritual meaning and thinking about them when you wake up.
It is more common if we are terrified of them in real life, because our phobias are rooted in our subconscious. Whether you love or hate the eight-legged creatures, dreams about spiders can give you goosebumps when you wake up. Spiders don’t seem like the most likely dream characters, but according to some dream interpretations, a spider represents a lot. Common Dream Meanings You Should Never Ignore.
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What is the spiritual meaning of spiders in a dream?
So, when you dream of spiders, what does it mean? Sure, there’s the fear factor, and you can 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 The Lord of the Rings.
However, you may be shocked to learn that seeing spiders in your dreams is not always a bad sign. Spider dreams, on the other hand, can have good spiritual meaning as they evoke Charlotte’s Web and Spider-Man and indicate that you have great opportunities for creativity and power 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 invaded your mind after hours. But what does it mean when you find a disturbing – or even more confusing, beautiful – spider dream? It turns out that the answer is not so simple. Experts believe that dreams are very personal experiences and that symbols like these leave a lot of room for interpretation.
1. If you dream that you are afraid of a spider…
The most common reaction to seeing a spider in a dream is fear, or at least a creeping sensation. This reaction probably represents something in your real life. “When you wake up from that dream,” says Loewenberg, “you have to ask yourself what or who is causing you the same kind of fear that the spider had in the dream. What situation evokes the same fear, disgust, or distaste?
2. If you dream of being bitten by a spider…
To dream of being bitten by a spider means that you may feel as if some situation or person has figuratively bitten you. In particular, being bitten in a dream often means that you have felt criticized or could represent someone who you believe has been deceitful. A spider in a dream can sometimes represent a narcissist in your real life.
3. If you dream of a repeating spider…
If you keep dreaming about a spider or spiders, Loewenberg says it means you’re ignoring red flags. There is a situation or person in your life that is not right for you, and it will continue to appear until you resolve it.
4. If you dream of a spider on your hand…
You want to pay really close attention to where the spider is on your body. Where it is, it will be directly related to certain emotions or areas of your life. So if it’s on your hand or if it bites you on the hand, for example, ask yourself: What person or situation is very difficult for me to handle right now?
5. If you dream of a spider biting your neck or neck…
If a spider bites you on or around your neck, there is a connection to your voice. Your subconscious brings this area of your body to your attention because you need to use your voice to handle the situation properly.
6. If you dream that a spider bites you on the back…
And if a spider bites you on the back, it’s your subconscious telling you that the situation or person that causes you anxiety needs to be put behind you.
How to get over this dream about spiders
First and foremost, whenever you are dealing with a disturbing dream, it is important to interpret its 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 are also important, as is your thought process in the dream. What do you remember when you saw the spider? This will directly correlate to something in your real life that is currently a problem.