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The spider dream is associated with entrapment. If you kill the spider, this signifies that you are able to work yourself through the feeling of being trapped. This dream is often associated with the metaphor of being trapped. On the positive side, the dream of a spider means that creativity is your weapon to move on in life. Maybe you are starting to feel trapped in your job or a relationship. The second interpretation is feeling that you are stepping away from a situation that has been difficult in the past, and that you have the power and force in order to mould your behavior towards others.

 

If you kill a spider, this dream means that you are likely to encounter some difficult times ahead. There is an area of your life which has proven to be complex and difficult, and it is now time to better understand your own intentions, so that you can grow and move on in your work life. If you dream of a spider running away from you, then you are going to approach your job with careful precession, and it is important to be positive in your work situations. If you see a spider building its web in your dream, this shows that you are going to craft a home that will enable you to be content and happy in all situations in your life.
 

 

To dream of a big spider is associated with conflict or some female that is taking over your life. If you dream of a frightening spider, this means you need to connect to your inner self and discover the answers in order to overcome a problem.

 

In your dream you may have…

 

  • Seen a spider.
  • Seen a spider walking crawling over your body.
  • Been chased by a spider in your dream.
  • Kept a spider as a pet.
  • The spider is not black, but another strange color.
  • The spider is extremely big and scary.
  • The spider is tickling you.
  • To suddenly see the spider darting across the floor.
  • You wake up in your dream and the spider is on top of you.
  • Seeing a spider in your home.
  • Awaken in a dark room surrounded by spiders.

 

Positive changes are afoot if...

 

  • The spider is white or other pure colors.
  • The experience within your dream was positive.
  • The presence of this animal in your dream equals a happy, content pastime.
  • You helped someone get away from a tarantula.
  • You confronted the spider in your dream.

 

Negative changes are afoot if...
 

  • You are scared of the spider and worried that it may hurt you.
  • You have been poisoned by the spider.

 

New beginnings in your life are needed if in your dream…

  • You expressed any negativity to the spider.
  • Within your dream the situation was not making you feel comfortable.
  • The dream involved you feeling unable to perform.

 

Detailed dream interpretation...
 

 

If you were being chased by a spider, then this dream demonstrates the end of innocence, and you need to start growing up as you are facing situations in an immature manner. You are trying to run from responsibility. If you are poisoned by the spider, then it is time to cut your losses on a project and move forward with haste.

 

If in your dream the spider is a domestic pet, this indicates that events in the past are likely to close a door. This event within your life, which could be a new job offering new possibilities, will return into your life. You are going to take on a new project that will take over your spare time and you are happy to do so.

 

As tarantulas come in many shapes, colors and sizes, it is important to understand the color of the species in your dream from the 1920s dream dictionary.

 

Ancient dream dictionary (spider Pre-1920s)...

 

Seeing a spider in a dream means that you have many enemies behind closed doors, and it is time for you to be happy and move on in your life. There may be some ill luck coming your way.
 

 

  • White spider = healing, hope, energy.
  • Jet black spider = dishonesty, terror, disappointment.
  • Red spider = guard, happy, passion.
  • Green spider = Calm, sadness, time to recover.
  • Blue spider = moving on, engagement, content.
  • Yellow spider = Happy, random events, strangeness.
  • Striped spider = things are not what they seem.
  • Hairy spider = look under the surface for the result.
  • Spider tickling you = life is too short, so do what makes you happy.
  • Large spider = Things seem bigger than what they are, so look inside to discover your own feelings.
  • Spots on the spider = stressful times will pass.
     

 

Risks are also associated with the meaning of this dream. Therefore, you have been asked by the spirit to think about the risks that you take in life, and thus before you jump into a decision think a lot more carefully. If you are a woman and you have this dream, it indicates that you need to be conscious of objective people around you at the moment. The most basic dream interpretation is that this is a reminder that you had stressful times in the past and it is now time to move on.

 

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of seeing a spider…

 

Strange, scared, creepy crawly, worried, frightened, spiders all over you which scare you, Negative energies. Respect for others. Emotional. Unable to escape from the spider. Unfulfilled. Contentment.


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Anonymous's picture

i'm worried that there might be something wrong with me. this past week, all ive been dreaming about is spiders. and the first three nights didnt really bother me. there were just black spiders crawling on my walls and i woke up right away. on thursday, i saw a lifesize black spider with red dots sitting on the pillow next to me just staring and i woke up again. but friday was by far the worst. i dont know how the dream started off but i ended up in a forest and a black spider with long thick legs jumped out of a tree and tried to attack me. i tried to kill it with my foot but when i came down on it, it latched onto my foot and began biting me. i kept screaming and screaming and trying to wake up but i couldnt and i could feel the actual pain in my foot. once i did wake up i could find my breath and it was like i was having a hot flash. i concerned now because odd welts have appeared all over my neck and legs. like something its biting me. i dont understnad whats wrong and i want these dreams to stop. because each night they get worse. is there somethiung i can do to make them go away?
Anonymous's picture

i would say to ask god to show u wat it is and wat it means and tell him wat ur feeling thats the best thing i can think of :) goodluck and godbless
Anonymous's picture

Last 2 nights I have been dreaming of a pretty large, about 16-20" white spider crawling across the floor walking into another room. It wasn't bothering me but I screamed at the top of my lungs and ran. Then it jumps to me being down stairs in the house and my dad in a strange shaped bathroom underneathe the stairs taking a shower. Only reason I know it was him is because he poked his head out the wall/door (not really a door) I don't remember him saying anything to me. I've looked all over online for an explination and am getting mixed signals because of how this dream went. Please help
Anonymous's picture

I had a dream that i was cleaning cobwebs from my basement ceiling and out dropped a large, fat, white tarantula-like spider with blue-tipped feet. I was so frightened when i saw it that i started to run and it was chasing me. when i stopped to try to kill it with a broom the hits did not phase it and it scurried off. As i started to turn to leave the basement, a poisonous brown recluse tried to bite me...i danced around it and it kept coming after me and i was afraid it was going to jump at me. I also tried to kill it with a broom but it took off and hid behind a couch. I felt like it was too much and i just needed to get away so i ran as fast as i could, got in my car and kept driving. I had a fearful feeling that somehow the spiders would find me. I would like to know what this means?
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Odd, I had a dream last night about a very very large white tarantula-like spider with blue tipped feet. I was in like a subway station, though, but I also was trying to kill it with a broom while it chased me. The broom hits did not kill it, but I was able to keep it at bay from myself and two young girls. (I am a 22 year old female). I woke up in a panic. There was no brown recluse, but the white and blue spider and broom seems very coincidental. If you have any thoughts on your dream, or received any comments I would love to hear them. Thanks
Anonymous's picture

Bottom line: Your either having these dreams because you have some females who are peforming black magic on you for various reason, I.e. , maybe a current boyfriend that you have that they used to date or want. Or your soul is in turmoil because you are not spiritually connected with GOD!!!
Anonymous's picture

Hey I have been having weird dreams too . My cousin is running after me and she always seems to catch me ... Then she dumps spiders on me and I freak out. I woke up sweating last night !
Anonymous's picture

I watched this black spider hang in front of me. I was scared but I knew it was important to stay and listen.... It told me something I can't recall now, but I remember it was something important and wise. The next time I looked at the spider he had no legs. What could this possibly mean. I'm great at interpreting dreams..... But this one is had .... Mine are hard to figure out.
Anonymous's picture

I had the dream a few days ago and it stuck in my memory so I decided to look it up. In my dream it is hazy and all I really remember is my boyfriend sitting down on a bed (I think) and playing with and touching a very large spider (Bigger than his hand), the spider had a lot of furr and differnt colors on it..possibly more green. I remember being an on-looker and being disgusted by him touching it, and the spider itself. I am confused about the meaning. My boyfriend and I have had many up and downs. Sometimes I do feel trapped in our relationship and do not know if we will last. I love him though and want to make it work. I need to some acceptence and digging into myself and finding out who I am. The definitions varied but that is what I gathered from it personally. M
Anonymous's picture

I saw spider in dream who's converting into a girl then it became girl firstly I saw a lot of spider on my roof then I was trying to clean it when I throw them down I saw there is big spider in it n the big spider converted into a girl
Anonymous's picture

i had adream that a white spider is fighting a black spider i didnt get to see wo wont though but i felt scared while they were trying to kill each other
Anonymous's picture

I constantly dream of large hairy spiders pinning me down and at times i am frozen in fear others i am just laying there waiting for it to do something, it never does anything. Amanda :(
Anonymous's picture

i had a dream about a spider i went up to it to take a look and it morphed into a dog and began to fiercely bark at me. the same night i woke up to my dog growing and barking at the door.
Anonymous's picture

I had a dream that I walked into my sisters room and we were having a conversation and all of a sudden this spider appeared on the wall I told my sister to kill it and it charged at me full speed,but the way the spider slingshotted at me made the dream very weird because I've never seen a spider move like that ever!
Anonymous's picture

I dreamed of tiny orange spiders that appeared on the bed. Even though they were really small, their eyes were disproportionately large and they were looking at me. I asked someone (it may have been my mom, I can't remember clearly) to hand me a tissue and went to kill them. When I did, in one of them I felt this hard ball in the tissue that I couldn't squeeze. When I opened the tissue this orange/red ball came out and I knew in the dream that it was a sack of spider eggs. In the dream I was fascinated by the sack but couldn't figure out how to get rid of it. I was not scared or upset in the dream. I felt in control, but I also never resolved the issue of the sack of eggs. Any ideas?
Anonymous's picture

I had a dream that a large white spider was on my neck. I like spiders but I don't like them on me. I flicked it off in terror.
Anonymous's picture

It was a White spider that crawled over me and I liked... But on the lawn over me spiders landed after black two large Ones with a dozen smaller like baby ones with a wet like thud... This all happening at a umm garden party... Kids streamer ballon Laugh a second fantasy playground in the grounds of a private boarding school I boarded in east grinstead a village called Sharpethorne...
Anonymous's picture

I dreamed I was laying in bed and two light brown spiders come crawling towards me. I swung my right arm at them and they started crawling the other way. One stopped came back, looked at me and crawled away. WTH? I woke up shaking my comforter as if they were on it. Freaked me out!
Anonymous's picture

In my dream I was chasing these two spiders trying to kill them, only I didn't want to touch them so I tried throwing things on them like the blanket from my bed. I saw some slippers and I put them on my feet so as to step on them but they ran to a crack that appeared in the corner of my room on the floor.
Anonymous's picture

I had a dream last night that I was being chased by a black and white striped tarantula. It chased me around the oitside of my house and I then kicked it away. I am deathly afraid of spiders.
Anonymous's picture

I had a dream that I was walking and I looked on my arm and saw a huge black spider just sitting there, not moving. I didn't move it because I didn't want it to bite me, I kept walking w it until the dream ended.. kinda weird, but thankfully spiders don't scare me
Anonymous's picture

Usually I can think back to something during the day before the dream that connects to the dream. This time it came out of the blue and seems to have no rational significance. In my dream, I scooped up a fairly large, black spider from the floor, placed it on my left ear, and fastened it to my ear as an earring by plunging the post part of my earring through its abdomen and putting the keeper on the earring on the post as usual. I wore the earring for the day and everyone glanced at this amazingly life-like spider earring. At the end of the day, I was very squeamish about grabbing the spider and having to pull the fastener off the post and then the post out of the body. I did it, and hoped that the spider was still alive. I tossed it quickly onto the floor, but it was dead. Then I noticed that the spider had a shell more like a beetle and had some brilliant red lines marking its body. Whatever could that mean?
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I had a dream last night where I was hired to kill spiders that were living in these rows of tiny hedges. They were like daddy long-leg/cellar/house spiders (whatever you call them; I know they're called different things in different parts of the world). Strangely they were all evenly spaced out, and just one in each area. I was anxious about this at first because I am afraid of spiders (waking world passing over to dreaming perhaps?), but once I got to killing them (via stomping on them wearing a pair of brown leather boots I apparently owned!), I actually found it quite easy and almost enjoyable. But I became complacent in this task more or less and started to pick random spots rather than progressing along the row, and things became chaotic. They began to jump about a bit, and one I didn't entirely kill jumped up and landed on the side of my face. Then I woke up. ~ This is a hard one to make sense of, but this site is helping. Thanks!
Anonymous's picture

I had a dream two white spiders were running across the room one big and one small i stepped on them and then everyone in the room started yelling at me saying it was there pet and the last of its kind.
Anonymous's picture

I DRAM THAT A WHITE SPIDER WAS ON MY COUCH CRAWLING UP THE WALL AND I THROUGH SOMTHING AT IT AND IT JUST JUMPED, AND I WAS AFRAID TO WALK AND THAT I WOULS STEP ON IT AND IT WOULD BITE ME. AND THAT THERE WAS ALSO A BLAK WITH ORANGE STRIPES JUST CRAWLING MY BABY WAS SITTING BY IT AND I MOVED HIM I DIDN'T TRY TO KILL THEM. I JUST REMEBER SEEING THEM CRAWLING TILL THEY DISSAPERED.
Anonymous's picture

I had a dream that I woke up and right over my head was a giant spider (the size of my head) spinning a web. He was Black, Red, and Yellow striped. He realized I was looking at him and descended on my face. I am not normally scared of spiders but this creeped me out. I felt like there was nothing I could do to escape it. What could this mean since black red and yellow all have both happy and sad connotations?
Anonymous's picture

I had a dream that I woke up and right over my head was a giant spider (the size of my head) spinning a web. He was Black, Red, and Yellow striped. He realized I was looking at him and descended on my face. I am not normally scared of spiders but this creeped me out. I felt like there was nothing I could do to escape it. What could this mean since black red and yellow all have both happy and sad connotations?
Anonymous's picture

I had a dream that I was doing something but I can't remember what. It was outside at an unfamiliar place and I accidentally walked through a spiders web. The thing was light brown and quite big and it gripped me. I fell to the ground and killed it but then I woke up. Can anyone please tell me what this means?
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I had a dream last night that I was hiding / army crawling through a really nice neighborhood and it was odd. I could see this young 30 year old man with a camera, looking for me however he didn't want to reveal that he had already spotted me and I then new it was time for me to move to the left. I had no cover and it was as if he was protecting me. So a previous part of this dream I spotted a green car from from a distance and the passenger and driver side windows were down and there was a different man reaching in through the passenger window. I knew instantly that he was plundering the car and he stopped and looked directly at me and then I was instantly being lead by a young girl who was not solid, but opaque white and glowing. She lead me through a patch and then I was alone. I walked a bit and there on my right was this nicely manicured yard and slight uphill brick driveway with a circle emblem. (It was a letter but vague) the second I stepped on the very beautiful driveway a large white spider walked up nicely to greet me. Then I had a pull back / floating feeling as if I was looking over top of the white spider and the rational thought was well if its going to harm me then it would have done so by now and a feeling of acceptance came over me and so I followed the spider to the steps of its home. It was not a normal home, there was tall white steps, like the ones from my childhood home and it lead up to a tree. I don't remember being in the home of the spider, but I recall leaving back through a different patch of grass and water balloons / white balls being launched at me.
Anonymous's picture

My dream was that I saw three spiders colors green with black and in three sizes large medium and small hanging down from the web and they were trying to attack me
Anonymous's picture

i had a dream that my sister threw a spider in my hair.... It was black and big and scared me.... Then i was freaking out and i dont remember if i or someone else took it out but as we did we killed it. ??? When we took it out i guess it was fragile that when we triedto takeit off we pulled the body part in half... Butit looked wierd.... Clean cut down the center... And inside was white... All white.. It intrueged me but still frightened....... Idk....
Anonymous's picture

I had this particular dream several times. I would be in sum hotel having a bunch of fun with my best friend, then in a blink of an eye im on the down stairs level of my church (creepy basement feel to it, lots of hallways that would branch into rooms). Out a corner, a trail of light brown spiders would scurry across the floor infront of my bff and i. By this time im freaked out, not because of the actual spiders (which is weird cuz in real life they are one of my top fears), but of what there presence meant in the dream. Twice before whenever i reconized they're small wirey figures, it meant that only in a few seconds time, there would be human skeletons, running, jumping towards us. I was horrified at the sight of them, because they meant that i would hav to fight to try and escape.. again. In the last dreams i hadnt been able to escape (the dream would end before anything bad happened) because there was this whistle one of the skeletons would blow that would acuatally bring a wave/army of them after us. throughout my dreams my bff was practically only there in body, because she didnt hav the mind/or guts to protect herself, so id be yanking her down the hallways, hoping that if i fought hard enough, id be enough for the both of us. What the heck does this mean!?
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I had this weird dream, it's a quite big clear-white spider nesting in its house in front of me, the weird thing was its not just plainly white, it's skin is semi-transparent, I can see some of its inside. There's a girl sitting near me, then there come this guy (someone I don't know, same age as I am) he grabbed the spider and chased me all over the place, the end was he finally caught me and he put the spider in my wrist. I was uncomfortable.
Anonymous's picture

I have a dream about a spiders was in my body and I could feel in trying not to come out of my mouth and I want someone to help me get it out and no one would help me and when I wake up I was so afaid.
Anonymous's picture

I had a dream where there's a dark brown lemon like spider egg hanging on the stairs of my house. It hatched and a large brown spider came out. It crawled really fast and went to the bathroom right beside the stairs. It was so disturbing. I'm not afraid of spiders in general but seeing a large hairy one that crawls fast really gave me the creeps. I hope I doesn't happen again.
Anonymous's picture

At first I dream of the spider crawling on me. The a couple of nights later I dreamed of the spider trying to bite after I tried to push it off of me.
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I had a dream of going to a friends mothers place and there was a bush which had thousands of wolf spiders i warned everyone but they never listened then a girl i didn't know touched the bush and they started crawling all over her and locating there way to her hand and burrowing there ... She was screaming blue murder and asking for help then the girl turned into me and no-one would help me they all backed away from me ... The spiders never bit me just burrowed in my hand ??
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I saw a green spider crawling from beneath my laptop. I woke up immediately and fetched myself a glass of water. Still wondering, if it means something or it was just another dream..
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I saw a green spider crawling from beneath my laptop. I woke up immediately and fetched myself a glass of water. Still wondering, if it means something or it was just another dream..
Anonymous's picture

I had a dream that two white spiders were building a web in a woman's mouth. She wasn't afraid, and they were perfectly in unison, sometimes dropping down and crossing to the other side and coming back up to continue.
Anonymous's picture

had a dream a white and yellow spider was chasing me. it was a cute, funny little creature at first, probably because it was idle on a chair. But when I tried to get out of it's way, the spiders eyes were watching my every move! and then it began to chase me. this creeped me out. it was really quick and smart for a spider! haha....i managed to get away but kept wondering where it was.
Anonymous's picture

I dreamt that some dark robe dude was putting tarantulas into my arm... it was so scary that i even scream and my same scream woke me up in the middle of the night... i even checked under the bed and every where for spiders... it look so real... please help me interpret this...
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I dreamt about having sex with a spider. It felt better than having sex with a human. I woke up and I had to try it for real! So I went to the pet store and bought me a tarantula spider. I let it crawl over my penis for it to erect. Then my spider bit my penis. It hurted and felt good at the same time. So I killed it, took the spider and rubbed it on my penis till I ejaculated. Is this considered murder and rape?
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Well I had this dream the other night that I wanted to get some fruit from a palm tree but I asked this girl to help me because I saw a spider web. I didn't see a spider but I hate them so much that I didn't even want to touch the web. The web was suddenly super thick as if it had layer upon layer. the girl stuck her hands into one of the layers and was pulled out this extremely large spider, larger than my hands. It was all black with a white face. the girl looks at me and I instantly back away saying, "Please dont.." but the girl suddenly just threw the spider at me. It landed on my chest and I was so petrified with fear that i couldn't even move. finally I mustered some kind of courage to swat it off, and by doing so i actually woke myself up from physically slapping my chest. It was really weird. considering the color meanings listed above, Im not sure what a combo of the colors mean. or what the girl throwing the spider at me means.
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I dreamt that a large spider (trantula type) sprung out of a hole in my sunlounge wall. Although it initially shocked me I managed to capture it in a glass and throw it out - however, the size of the spider fascinated me. In the same dream, a bird came down my chimney and I had to get that out of the house too.
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I had a dream of a white spider. In my dream I was lying on my back and woke up in my dream to the spider as big as a golf ball build a web around my bed. It was moving at a very fast past. Then it came toward me and I woke up because spiders just creep me out. So when I went back to sleep I had the same dream again. Woke up a third time and went back to sleep and had that same dream again. I trully hope this means something good. Lord know I need something good in my life!
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I had a dream about a giant spider on the wall next to me. I tried hitting it with a stick but it just got even bigger, like the size of the wall, then i jumped to bite me but I woke up just before, like when it was at mid air with its mouth or whatever open to bite my face off...B.T.W. I'm terrified of spiders.
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I had a dream that my twin sister was sleeping on the couch and this red spider came out of the couch and had this red floating ball that traveled up and bit her abdomen I guess that was his venom I tryed to kill it and there were more just hanging out on the wall it was weird .... THANK GOD IT WAS ONLY A DREAM.. AMEN. =D
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i was dreaming i was sleep then i had woke up in the dream and right by my side there where black tarantulas in the pillow right next to me, they where at least 15 of them. someone had woke me up ( in reality) then i'd just woke up scare looking at my pillow and of course there was nothing
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I had a dream being in my house and the next thing I knew there where 2 black and yellow designed tarantulas. They lived on my bed. They where all homey in the sheets and blankets. I knew I had to try to get them out of there. I tried, but I was terrified of approaching them. Next 2 wasps came along and they each (the tarantulas) grabbed one and begun feasting on them. i decided to get the courage and go after them. Once I went after them they hurried under the mattress and from there i was afraid they were gonna attack me if I went searching for them, so I called my sister in law and niece. My sister in law came and told me "Oh that's the yellow spotted bucket tarantula.. Don't be afraid, everything is ok." And thus the dream ended. Now in reality for me I am stressed at work and have a female supervisor that relies on me and just found out she is talking negatively about me. So I guess the spider is her and her friend....

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