Spider is a scary insect that draws quite a bit of emotion within your dreams. In this complete spider related dream interpretation guide, we will go over the most common dream symbols that involve spiders. Please feel free to leave comments if you have any other dreams about spiders.
In your spider related dream, also keep track of your own dream emotions during the time of the dream. Are you frightened or scared to the presence of the spider? Or are you observing the spider as it goes about its business. Does the spider inside the dream appear to be poisonous or aggressive? All of those details offer valuable clues to deciphering your spider dream.
Spider Dream Interpretation
General Spider Dream Interpretation
Seeing spiders by itself in the dream or you are dreaming as a spider indicates that you are feeling like an outsider. You want to crawl and web yourself in the corner and wait. You want to keep your distance and stay away from outside situations.
The spiders are also symbolic of feminine powers or an overbearing mother figures in your life. That could be the case when you dream about spider crawling on you, or spiders infestations everywhere. The abundance of spiders represents ensnaring and controlling forces that are sucking the life right out of you.
Lastly, a single static spider may refers to a powerful force protecting you against your self-destructive behavior. Consider it as a hidden force protecting you from other bad insects.
Spiders are also a symbol of creativity due to the intricate webs they spin. Look into the context of the spider dream to figure out their underlying symbol and message.
Dreaming about having and owning a pet spider, and while being afraid of them in real life. It means that you may be ready to face your other fears in the everyday life. Time to tackle new obstacles and face new adventures.
If the spider is catching prey and feeding on it, consider the type of insects being caught. It suggest that you are transforming their underlying symbols into energy that empowers and motivates you. Bee relates to industry, good luck. Wasp could suggest territorial and protective mindset. Butterfly points to creativity and romance. And mosquitoes relates to people who annoy you and nag you.
Spiders on Your Body
If a spider is coming out from other locations of your body, combine the powerful feminine symbol along with the underlying body part dream symbols to get some clues about your dream.
For example, if you dream about spider inside your ear, you may need to listen more to your feminine side or the female figures in your life such as mother.
Dreams about spiders coming out of your mouth and throat or if you are eating a spider symbolizes your control over a situation. You are not afraid to exert your dominance in a relationship. However, you will need to express your thoughts and opinions better.
To actively see a spider spinning a web in your dream signifies that you will be rewarded for your hard work. You will be promoted in your job or recognized for your achievement in a difficult task. It is even more so if you dream yourself as the spider spinning the web. Maybe you are working on a complicated project that involves many interconnecting pieces.
If you are entangled in a spider web like a trap however, it indicates a feeling of being entangled or trapped in a sticky or clingy relationship.
Dreaming about cleaning spider webs means that you are on your way to get yourself out of emotional and physical entanglements.
To see spider eggs in dreams suggests that you are not able to fully acknowledge your potential. You are being held back from expressing yourself. However, seeing spider coming out from spider eggs means that you are in the process of expressing your true thoughts and opinions.
It has the same meaning when you see a spider nest inside your dream.
However, if you see a pregnant spider actively laying eggs, it will have similar meanings as compared to a pregnancy dream. Someone that you know in your life may get pregnant soon.
To see a spider climbing up a wall or ceiling in your dream denotes that your desires will be soon be realized. To dream that a spider is coming down on you from the ceiling indicates that you are unable to escape from some relationship. If you dream of baby spiders, then it symbolizes a new or recent relationship.
The dream meanings has similar connotations if you see a flying or jumping spider in your dream.
A falling spider inside your dream means that you may lose some powerful friends who tend to look after you.
When the spider is talking in the dream, make sure you listen to it, since the message that it talks about can have important meanings.
If your dream is about two spiders fighting and attacking each other, two of your close feminine friends, coworkers, or even family members may be having hidden conflicts or power struggles.
For a non-threatening Spider tickling your back, it is a reminder for you that life is too short, so do what makes you happy.
Spider in Bed With You
Dreaming about a spider in bedroom on a bed or mattress with you can mean that a feminine figure is messing with your personal life. Particularly with your romantic relationships if you have a boy/girlfriend or a spouse.
Dead and Killing Spiders
If you kill a single spider in your dream, then it symbolizes misfortune and bad luck.
To see a dead spider in your dream implies that you have overcome some strong feminine temptation.
Spider Attack or Bites
To dream that you are bitten by a spider represents a conflict with your mother and other female figures in your life, perhaps a female boss or coworker. The spider biting dream is a metaphor for a devouring mother or the feminine power to possess and entrapment.
To dream about a spider bite or sting on your arms or legs without actually “seeing” a spider biting you, perhaps you are feeling trapped by some relationship, and the lingering wound on your hand or feet is reminding you of the conflicting past.
Dreaming about Spiders chasing after you means that you want to escape or run away from the dominant female figures in your life.
If the spiders are on your head or in your hair and attacking or biting you, it means that the constant nagging from the dominant female figures are starting to “get into your head”. It means the same thing if you realize the spider is under your skin.
When the spider is attacking your general face area such as nose and eyes, it means that the feminine figure is overshadowing you, thus preventing you from expressing yourself.
Dreaming About Various Spider Color and Sizes
The colors of the spiders can usually be read with their generaldream color symbols.
healing, hope, energy.
Jet black spider like Black Widow
Dishonesty, terror, disappointment.
Red spider (Non-poison)
Guard, happy, passion.
Calm, sadness, time to recover.
moving on, engagement, content.
Happy, random events, strangeness.
Generosity, liveliness, sociability
love, joy, sweetness, happiness
royalty, high rank, justice, wealth and dignity.
Silver and Gold spider
Good fortune, wealth
Things are not what they seem.
physical comfort, conservatism, and a materialistic
Hairy spider (tarantula)
look under the surface for the result.
Spots on the spider
Stressful times will pass.
If you dream about a huge or giant non-deadly spider like the large Huntsman (Wooden) spider or Wolf Spider, it means that you have some powerful friends who hide in the shadows to help you fend off misfortunes. Things seem bigger than what they are, so look both inside and outside to find strength and get you through the bad times.
However, if the giant spider in the dream appears to be poisonous like the Black Widow, it means that misfortune in your life may be arriving soon. The dangers are imminent and lurking in the dark.
To see or dream that you are Spiderman indicates that you need to draw on your own inner strength and willpower. Remember the phrase “great power comes great responsibility”, you may have come into recent powers to help you overcome adversity and you will then be able to help others.
Dreaming about getting or having a spider tattoo means that you are not afraid to express your feminine and creative side. However, if the spider tattoo features a poisonous spider, it may mean that you are planning something deceitful and deadly that may cause damage to others.