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Dream meaning: Spider

SpiderNegatively a female spider can represent a devouring mother or female; the feminine power to possess or ensnare. Contrary to the negative attitudes we have about spiders, in Native American cultures spider is healing and helpful sign. For some spider is creator for others its trickster.

To dream of a spider, denotes that you will be careful and energetic in your labors, and fortune will be amassed to pleasing proportions.

To see one building its web, foretells that you will be happy and secure in your own home.

To kill one, signifies quarrels with your wife or sweetheart.

If one bites you, you will be the victim of unfaithfulness and will suffer from enemies in your business.

If you dream that you see many spiders hanging in their webs around you, foretells most favorable conditions, fortune, good health and friends.

To dream of a large spider confronting you, signifies that your elevation to fortune will be swift, unless you are in dangerous contact.

To dream that you see a very large spider and a small one coming towards you, denotes that you will be prosperous, and that you will feel for a time that you are immensely successful; but if the large one bites you, enemies will steal away your good fortune. If the little one bites you, you will be harassed with little spites and jealousies. To imagine that you are running from a large spider, denotes you will lose fortune in slighting opportunities. If you kill the spider you will eventually come into fair estate. If it afterwards returns to life and pursues you, you will be oppressed by sickness and wavering fortunes.

For a young woman to dream she sees gold spiders crawling around her, foretells that her fortune and prospect for happiness will improve, and new friends will surround her.

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36 Personal Dreams and Interpretations so far ↓

  • Jamie // Oct 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I had a dream last night there were spiders in my shoes. First there was only a couple, then more and more started coming out. I wasn’t scared, (I usually hate spiders) but I was surprised at how many kept coming. Any ideas?

  • maxine // Oct 7, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I dreamt that I saved a medium sized black and brown spider from a very small red scorpion. I killed the scorpion and set the spider free but then hundreds of little red scorpions came running out after the spider. Then I woke up so dont know what happened to the spider. Please what could this mean?

  • Blanca // Sep 24, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I dreamed that black large spiders were crawling on me and I was very scared and I decided to get them away from me. What does my dream mean??

  • Terrilee // Jul 4, 2013 at 9:45 am

    In my dream I was in bed and I looked at my bedroom walls and there were more then a few spiders in their webs in the doorway, trying to get to me. I’m crying and my grandmother grabs my hand and pulls me through the door way. As I am swatting them away and yelling spiders r trying to get me. Then I wake up next morning in Nan’s bed. I go in my room and find 2 dead black spiders. I told my nan and she said she had to come and grab me. She told me I must have been dreaming about spiders. I was yelling there gonna get me and trying to swat them away from my nan and myself, but she couldn’t see them. I was very scared and it felt so real. What I want to know is what it means when you find dead spiders in your bed.?? Can any body tell me what it means.??

  • Nayelly // Jul 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    In my dream I was sitting on my couch and tiny spiders were coming out underneath the couch. Then I sat up and was just standing there scared of all of these tiny spiders. Then a giant, I guess it was the mom spider came out and it took off outside the house. What does it mean?

  • Lindsay // Jun 20, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I dreamed that a big black spider was crawling in front of me her web was sticking out while she was crawling i hold on to her web and her web was full of color the spider wasn’t trying to bite me at all .

    what does my dream mean?????

  • Anna // Mar 18, 2013 at 7:45 am

    I dreamed that i was at home with my mom. We were staying in different couches to rest, covered with blankets cause it was cold. I saw a black hole in the ceiling and a big spider coming out of it slowly with its web. I got scared and wanted to wake up my mom, but she didn’t listen, she continued sleeping. That spider was just comming towards me, but didn’t seem hostile. Than another black hole was opened in the cieling and another spider came out in the same way. But this was like grey & white with a texture like a mosaic. Its body was bigger than the first and the arms were shorter. It was very big. I felt like i wanted to kill them but i just couldn’t see where they went. Afraid, i woke up from the couch and saw some little brown spiders that i had killed, trying to escape from the big ones. Than i turned my head to the wall of my couch, and suddenly different sized black holes were opening, and different sized and colored spiders was going to come out of them, following me. They were not hostile, they didn’t bite me, they just were like admiring me, passing on my walls, passing over my body. The final spider i remember was a green one, with big body and plastic arms. Then i woke up from my dream. It was freaky.. what does this mean?

  • Melba // Mar 7, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    My dream was that on my left hand had a white bandage around it, and when i took off the bandage a spiders egg sack was there, then all of a sudden all the baby spiders came out and went all over me, then i woke up and my left hand was hurting? What does this mean?

  • Hanna // Mar 6, 2013 at 4:42 am

    I had a dream where I was on my way to an event. I saw three cups lying on the ground with three small white spiders in each one of them. Then I was walking through the main entrance and then this huge tarantula like the size of a tiger (except it had three arms and legs instead of four) tried to attack me but my friend killed it by squishing it and pus came out everywhere.

    What does it mean??

  • rose // Feb 5, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    In my dream l was with a sibling not sure which one…l was in a house…not sure who’s but there were hundreds of spiders some were dead most alive but they were hovering over us. The spiders bodies were white and you could barely see their legs….l picked up a cloth of some kind and started to swat them. As l swatted them some of them started to go up their webs. Some were angry most l killed…during the swatting l was afraid but more concerned about killing them ! What in the world does my dream mean?

  • Frank // Feb 5, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Please tell me the meaning of this dream:

    I had two dreams at two different locations about spiders in their webs. The spiders would crawl away when we would shine the light towards them. In my dream I saw my deceased uncle and one of his sons walking together toward. me so I warned them of the spider web they were about to run into. And I was too busy knocking the spiders that were closer to me.. I wonder what my dream was trying to tell me or warn me about.

  • Frank // Feb 5, 2013 at 3:13 am

    I had two dreams at two different locations about spiders in their webs the spiders would crawl away when we would shine the light w towards them. I am my dream I saw my deceased uncle and one of his sons walking together toward me so ii warned them of the spider web they were about to run into. And I was too busy knocking the spiders that were closer to me.. I wonder what my dream was trying to tell me or warn me about.

  • Sade // Jan 23, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I dreamed that a friend of mine who is currently pregnant gave me a big glass box, approximately 30×30 cm. It was a beautiful box but when I got home I saw that there was a very large hairy brown spider in the box. My friend told me to take care of it and I have no idea why, but in my dream I did want to take care of it. Later I saw that the spider was dying and realised it had eaten nothing since it was under my supervision, when I wanted to feed it a cricket it tried to escape, and unfortunately it did. When I tried to get it back into the box, it bit me.

    What can this possibly mean?

  • sylvia // Jan 5, 2013 at 4:20 am

    A few nights ago I had a dream of a minute or less that a spider was crawling out from inside my hand and when it was gone I started squeezing out everything else. That’s all I remember dreaming that night. What does it mean & why do I keep picturing that dream over again?? Please, any one.

  • CiCi // Dec 18, 2012 at 10:07 am

    In my dream i was hiding from 2 men in a hole. A big brown spider saw me and jumped towards me. I clapped it in my hand. I opened my hand to see if it was dead. I woke up. What does this mean?

  • Gee // Nov 24, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I dreamt that a big black spider somehow got into my house and my youngest son was trying to help me catch it. When suddenly it jumped on my left hand and started sticking its legs in my hand. It was just stuck on there and I was trying to get it off and that’s when I woke up. It was creepy.

  • Kacy // Nov 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I had a dream there was a spider in my shoe so I opened my front door to shake it out and more and more keep coming out I killed as many as a could so that my one year old wouldn’t get bit. I starting checking all of our shoes and there were more then I went to lay down and I kept seeing them everywhere I never got bit but it kept waking me up and when I’d fall back to sleep the dream just continued.

  • Martin // Nov 7, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I dreamed of a huge very huge spider entering my home. Mom and Dad were
    around my dad got stuck with the bigger spider but he eventually escaped. We were so afraid of moving near the room that my father was in. Then after minutes we found the huge spider being killed by the smaller one. What does this mean?

  • Janaine // Oct 30, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I dreamt that a large spider was in a bathroom on the floor near the left side of the toilet as I was walking in. I don’t know whose bathroom it was. I stopped and saw that there also was a smaller spider. It looked like one of those jumping spiders. The larger spider moved toward the smaller one and killed it. They never once came towards me. That’s all I remember. What does this mean?

  • amanda // Oct 28, 2012 at 10:17 am

    In my dream I was with some friends in a house, I was wearing some sort of cowboy hat and then I look up to see the rimm of my hat and there is a huge like red and black spider and I freak out and try to take the hat off but it bites/sticks my head and then Im going crazy wondering if im goin to die and try and stop it from bleeding. What does that signify?

  • Emily // Sep 15, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I had a dream I was iny apartment when 3 black spiders which for some reason I knew to be the mum dad and child came crawling across the wall and just when I realised I wouldn’t want to kill them they grew black butterfly wings and started to fly around me but for some unknown reason I knew they wouldn’t hurt me

  • Paige // Aug 27, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I have had the same dream three days in a row. I have no clue of how it starts. All I remember is one of my friends go into the bathroom to take a shower, then this huge black and red colored spider pops out of no where and covers the bathroom door. I walk towards it and it gets ready to attack so I leave it alone. The second night I had this dream the spider was still there hovering over the bathroom door. Then the third night I see it on the floor dead, but when I go towards the door you could still feel the presence of the spider about to attack..IDK what my dream means

  • Valerie // Aug 21, 2012 at 5:14 am

    I dreamed about a bunch of tiny black spiders with a red dots on their backs coming out of a hole on the table. They were all crawling out in single file order. I ended up killing them but, there were so many and they just kept coming out of the hole.. I do not recall getting bitten but I had 3 spider bites all along my arm. My son also had a spider bite and was rushed to the hospital.

  • Teala // Mar 3, 2012 at 8:48 am

    My dream was weird. I was on the ship and I heard, like a rumor, in my dream there was some dangerous bug hurting people. The bugs were getting into people’s shoes. Then I saw the first spider that tried to attack. Then I ran out to talk to my mom or dad (I can’t remember which). There was another spider. This one flew. I tried to knock it out but it flew right by me, then jumped at me and attacked me on the side. The spider I think it was dark brown not black. It looked poisonous.

  • scott // Feb 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Last night I had a dream that a black spider with red spots, the size of a large dog, was trying to escape out of my front door. It was clawing on it like a dog wanting to go outside. That’s all I remember.

  • sabrina // Jul 29, 2011 at 12:55 am

    I don’t know where I was. Someone brought a bag full of freshly picked fruit/veggies. black spiders started crawling out of them, then on me. I tried to flick them off me with no success. More kept on coming. I asked a friend to help me, then I woke up.

  • Rosa // Jul 11, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I had a dream that a yellowish spider bit my hand and I had to rush to the hospital. As I woke up, the same spider that was in my dream was sitting on my bedroom door frame.

  • Candace // Jun 25, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I dreamed there were two spiders, both about the size of a pancake…crawling around the furniture. One was hot pink in color (flourescent)) the other blue and green ( flourescent). I caught them both.

  • joey // Mar 24, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I had a dream that I was on Mars and there were giant robotic spiders coming towards me. And then in each of their limbs a spider grew out of it, and then those spiders limbs grew spiders, and so on (like a fractal) until they were atom sized. and then they consumed my entire body, and I could feel it, it felt like my entire body being impaled by hot needles!

  • Lisa // Feb 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I had a dream that I got out of my car. The drivers side door had spider webs over the top of it and there was a black spider (large body, little head and
    legs.) It was making the webs and when I got out of the car it started to jump and get onto me. I got away but it developed wings and started flying short distances trying to get on to me, I was swatting at it with my purse and it would fly up, circle around and try landing on me again. It was coming in to try and land again when I woke up with my arms moving, trying to block it… I never knew spiders could fly, really weird… Need interpretation if anyone has one.

  • Lindsey // Feb 16, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I was standing outside by a house and a very large redwood tree when all of the sudden a gigantic spider like 5 times my size showed up out of nowhere and i got scared. The next thing I knew it was shot up into the air and went above the redwood tree. I was just standing there watching it fall, telling myself I threw it up there, so hopefully when it hits the ground it dies. Then I ran into the house when it hit the ground. I was kind of at peace in this dream which is weird because I’m more scared of spiders than anything.

  • Kelly // Feb 3, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I dreamt that I was sleeping and saw my self wake up and look over and see my husband laying next to me asleep with his back to me. There were hundreds of spiders slowly crawling up my bed, down my walls, and all over my body until they started to crawl in my nose and mouth I couldn’t move. The spiders were all different sizes.

  • Shannon // Feb 2, 2011 at 7:31 am

    In my dream I was lying on a couch watching this very large spider with lots of beautiful colors crawl across the ceiling. In my dream someone in the background told me it was a Scottish spider. The spider then lowered it’s self onto my chest and I gasped and knocked it away.

  • Margie // Jan 20, 2011 at 8:13 am

    My dream was about a garlan of spider
    web full of little spiders and also black widos my boss broke the web that was very strong and spiders got on me.

  • rhonda // Dec 21, 2010 at 8:11 am

    I dreamed of driving a car through cobwebs and having to force my way through.

  • betty // Dec 7, 2010 at 4:51 am

    I dreamed that I saw many webs and spiders around on some outdoor furniture. I sat down anyway and let the spiders alone. Under the front arm of my chair there was a sack of many different sized spiders. I just got up from the chair and sat on a nearby bench.

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