What does it mean when you dream about spiders

Spiders are creeping creatures and scary insects that are notorious for the web they spin to trap their prey for food. Due to this, people tend to associate a spider with its web and hence, entrapment and snares. But, what does it mean when you dream about spiders?

Coming across spiders in your dream does not always suggest being in a trap or web.  Should you encounter spiders in your dream, do well to take note of your disposition during the event.

Were you frightened? Did the spider attack you or seem poisonous?

These details would help in interpreting your spider dreams and their meanings


What does it mean when you dream about spiders

In most cases, when you dream as a spider, or you see a spider by itself in your dreams, it implies that you are isolated. You have distanced yourself from others, or you want some solitude. Spiders are also related to entrapment, and other symbols:


a big spider


spiritual meaning of spiders in dreams

Dreams of spiders can be interpreted as a representation of creativity, patience, and persistence. Spiders are known for their intricate webs, which can symbolize the manifestation of creative ideas.

Also, their patience and persistence in weaving their webs can represent the need to persevere in achieving one’s goals. Some spiritual traditions also view spiders as messengers or spiritual guides. Therefore, the dream could suggest that one has a strong spiritual connection or that spiritual messages need to be paid attention to.


Biblical meaning

In the Bible, spiders are associated with negative things like deceit and danger. This is because spiders are often used as a metaphor for people who make traps or plots that are not honest.

However they are not mentioned frequently in the bible.


Black spider

Dreaming of a black spider can represent fear, danger, or negativity. It could suggest feeling trapped or entangled, or dealing with personal fears or insecurities that need to be addressed.


A giant spider

One possible interpretation is that the spider represents a fear or a problem that seems much larger than it actually is. It could be telling you to face this fear or problem head-on and not let it overwhelm you. A

Another interpretation could be that the giant spider represents a powerful force or a threat in your life. You must be careful and vigilant.


Lots of spiders

Dreaming about lots of spiders could mean different things based on the context of the dream and how you felt during it.

One possible meaning is that the spiders represent your fears or worries that feel like they are too much to handle. Also, it could be that they represent a project you are working on and that the dream is telling you to be patient and not give up.  Lastly, the spiders could symbolize feeling trapped or stuck in a situation.


A spider web

Dreaming of a spider web may indicate feeling trapped or stuck, but could also represent creativity and resourcefulness. Another interpretation is that it may signify a sense of being caught in a situation or relationship that is difficult to escape from.


killing a spider

Dreaming about killing a spider can symbolize the desire to confront and overcome fears or problems causing anxiety. Another interpretation is that it may represent a need to assert power or control over a situation or person in waking life.

It could also signify a desire to eliminate something or someone that is perceived as a threat or nuisance.


A tarantula

A tarantula could signify that you need to take a step back and adopt a more deliberate approach when pursuing your goals. Although it can be tempting to rush ahead when chasing something, it is important to keep in mind that a measured and cautious approach is often the most effective.

Dreaming about tarantulas is often believed to symbolize your own self and good fortune. It may suggest that you need to examine any beliefs, fears, or self-imposed limitations.


Spiders hanging over your head

The dream of spiders hanging over your head is a common one among people who have experienced a traumatic event. This could be anything from an accident to a natural disaster to an act of violence. It’s important to remember that this is just one possible interpretation and there are many others out there.

These dreams can mean that you feel as though you are being watched or stalked in some way. It can also mean that you feel like something is constantly looming over your head and it’s making it difficult for you to see anything else. In other words, the feeling of being trapped can cause feelings of anxiety and fear in dreams where this type of imagery appears.


Spiders in your hair

Dreaming about spiders in your hair may be a sign that you are feeling anxious and worried. It can also mean that you have been thinking too much about something and it’s time to let go.


spider eggs and baby spiders

The idea of having a baby spider in your dream is a sign of good luck, prosperity, and fertility. Many believe that the spider eggs symbolizes good luck as well.

One way to interpret the dream is that you are expecting good things and want to prepare for it.

A climbing spider

The dream of a climbing spider is a symbol that represents the fear of being trapped or losing control. It can also represent the fear of being unable to reach your goals.


Fighting spiders

One common dream that people have is a dream about fighting spiders. The spider fighting dreams are usually interpreted as a message of self-defeat or low self-esteem, but it could also mean that you have an inner strength that will enable you to fight your battles with ease.


Dreams with two spiders

The meaning of the phrase «dream of two spiders» is not completely understood. Some people think that it is a warning about impending danger. It can also mean having two different ideas about something and not being able to decide which one to choose.


Spider Spinning Web around You

A  spider spinning web around you in your dream might indicate female dominance or an overwhelming mother influence in your affairs. If you regularly see yourself ensnared in a spider web, it means you are perceiving ensnarement or stuck in a clingy relationship.

Alternatively, the spider web might imply that some forces are trying to keep you at stagnation. Also, a large number of spiders all over your place stand for entrapment and controlling forces that seek to choke you.


A Stationary Spider Always Observing You in Your Dream

Perhaps, you have always seen a stationary spider in your dream, it may mean that you have a guardian angel or a strong power is guiding you from self-destructive habits or harming yourself. Take it as a latent force securing you from other dangerous things.


Keeping Spiders as Pets in a Dream

Whenever you dream of keeping spiders as favorite insects, and you are scared of them when you come across them in real life instances, it means that you are set to tackle your daily life dreads head-on.  It is high time you started scaling new barriers and take on new assignments.


Spiders Crawling Over You

Spiders crawling on you become easy to interpret when you know the side of the body on which they perched. They have been known to have the feminine disposition. If, for example, the spider is on your ear, you might need to listen to your mother or other female figures in your life the more.

On the other hand, if it is crawling out of your mouth, it might mean that you have things other control in your relationship.


Watch a Spider Spin its Web

The fact that in your dream, you were watching the spider net its web implies that your diligence will pay off in due course. You will soon move up in your career, get a promotion in your workplace or compensated for your efforts in surmounting a Herculean task.


Dream on Spider Eggs

Spider eggs in your dreams are a sign that you are yet to understand your latent abilities completely. Something is holding you from manifesting your full potential.

Nonetheless, when you see spiders emerge from their eggs in your dream, it merely implies that you are about acting out your real thoughts and perceptions.


spiders attacking you

These are bad news. It can mean there is someone who is going to betray you. Some new enemies or bad companies.

Other Symbols of Spiders in Dreams and their meaning

  • Big Spider: A huge non-deadly spider stands for influential friends who get you through bad times, but a poisonous spider is a sign that danger is coming to you.
  • Active Spider: A spider climbing your walls indicates that your desires will soon be fulfilled.
  • Dead Spider: When you kill a single spider in your dream, that could mean bad luck
  • White Spider: Hope, healing energy
  • Hairy Spider: You may have to look beyond the surface to get answers.
  • Spots on the spider: The difficult situation will pass.


Dreams about spiders can be scary and confusing to the dreamer as it can assume different meanings. The most probable meaning and interpretation you may want to give to it is entrapment, but this might be misleading.

You need to keep track of your own emotions during the time of your spider related dream to get the correct interpretation