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spider dream dictionary meanings


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.


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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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