For anyone following my posts of late, I wanted to add a brief spider-synchronicity on the spider front. Months ago, I posted about spiders because they were coming up often and one of the moments where that happened was at a local eatery where a waiter asked what I did for a living and when I told him his eyes got as wide as saucers and told me about his constant dreams about spiders. Other spider moments followed, so I posted about spiders.
Yesterday, not fifteen minutes after I posted about spiders yet again, I was driving past that same eatery and there he was – my spider-fixated waiter. I chuckled to myself about the memory and went on my way.
This morning, I awoke and made the trek across my kitchen to the pantry to retrieve my hazelnut creamer for my coffee and there on the floor, just sitting there, was a spider. Just lazing around as if to say, “Yes, Michael, there really is a Santa Clause, and his name is synchronicity.” So, even if it feels like overkill, I’m posting my term “spiders” from my new book (FINALLY available in book stores everywhere and on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com) Dream Sight: A Dictionary & Guide for Interpreting Any Dream. If you want to become more facile with dream interpretation, but my book!
And now, once again from Dream Sight, the term: Spiders:
Universal Landscape: Powerful feminine energy. Patience.
Dreaming Lens: Were you encountering a spider or spider webbing? Was it frightening? Were you in danger? Did you kill the spider? Did you want to? Did the spider want to harm you? Was the overall scene macabre or more magical?
Personal Focus: Spiders are a powerful image of the feminine principle, which relates to creativity and receptivity. Spiders embody this by virtue of the creative act of making a web and the patience involved in awaiting their prey. Many, if not most people, have an aversion to them which makes them a creature of the shadow.
Spiders can be found everywhere, which is one of the reasons why they feature prominently as a common dream image. While not all are venomous, the most widely known spider is the Black Widow, famous for mating with and then killing her male counterpart. This is the feminine principle in its most ferocious expression.
A spider’s webbing is a miraculous feat of engineering and unparalleled beauty. Its purpose is two-fold. On the side of nurturing, it is a home. However, it is also a weapon of prey–a trap set to capture, kill and eat. Spiders also connect to the numerological expression of abundance because of their eight legs (see Numbers). Any or all of these themes may be being expressed in a dream that features this image.
A spider web may point to creative ideas that are currently being spun. This also indicates that a period of waiting must follow in order for success to be achieved. A spider bite may indicate that an infusion of the feminine principle may be in order for your current dealings to succeed. The irritation, illness or death that is possible with a spider bite indicates the level of sacrifice that will be required of you on an emotional level at this time.