Tarantula Dream Meaning

The key to the interpretation of this dream is to understand there are females around you at the moment that are extremely powerful. The tarantula is also associated with entrapment. Indian culture indicates that spiders are a source of illusion and that under the surface there is an ultra motive - to catch pray in a web of deceit.

If you kill the tarantula, this signifies that you are able to work yourself through the feeling of being trapped. If you remove the tarantula from your house you want space back but may encounter a shadowy person or character of yourself. If you run away from the tarantula then you will escape. 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 mold behavior towards others.

There is also a sense of power associated with tarantula dreams. In terms of both physical and psychological power, tarantulas are commonly viewed as powerful creatures. You may dream of a tarantula if you want or need more power in your life. You may feel a desire for more control over your life or to feel more confident and assertive as a result. Tarantulas attacking you in your dreams may symbolize a fear of losing control or power. The act of fighting the tarantula can be viewed as a symbol of your own strength and power. The tarantula in the dream can be a sign that you need to move on, not let relationships upset you, and simply let things go. If you have been thinking recently about a problem or found yourself in a whirlwind where things are not working out then this could indicate that you need to speed up the ending for your own mental health. 

    What is the dream meaning of a Tarantula?

    This dream signifies two different meanings based on your gender. It is associated with conflict or some female that is taking over your life.

    • Male Meaning: If you are a male, then it is time to use your logic more in your work life.
    • Female Meaning: If you are a female you need to trust your intuition.

    The tarantula is an omen of distrust and can be that there is people around you. It can mean that someone may just have a go at you or create an argument in the coming weeks. Normally, I see this symbol when false friends are close, especially if seen in your house during the dream. On another note, the dream could indicate your own hidden thoughts and characteristics. Have you been dishonest? You will know if the tarantula is associated with your actions with the other symbols in the dream. It can also mean you need to focus on yourself and look after your health.

    If you killed the tarantula in your dream it means that you are likely to encounter some difficult times ahead. There is an area of your life that 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. This dream is often associated with the metaphor of being trapped. On the positive side, this dream means that creativity is your weapon to move on in life.

    If you were being chased by a tarantula, 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 tarantula, then it is time to cut your losses on a project and move forward with haste.

    If we look into the history of the tarantula, we can see that the name 'tarantula' originates from a town called Taranto in south Italy, and was originally used for the species of the European wolf spider. Some other names of this species are "barking spiders", "whistling spiders", or "bird-eating spiders". The name can also cover mygales and theraphosid spiders. The name is important as it represents the terror that the species may cause. If the tarantula was called anything else in your dream, then it is associated with learning new skills in your current life. If in your dream the tarantula 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 come 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. Black tarantulas represent change, brown tarantulas indicate that there will be a spiritual shift, and red tarantulas burning desire. I will speak more about the colors later on. The most important thing to know is that this is a dream of change. Therefore, transformation is a common symbol associated with tarantula dreams. Something significant is about to happen in your life that will change you in some way, either personally or professionally.

    A tarantula is often viewed as a life metaphor because it is both a dangerous and beautiful creature. While many people fear them, those who get to know them often find them to be gentle giants. Often, the things that seem scary at first can be the most fascinating. Tarantulas teach us not to judge a book by its cover.

    A tarantula has an average lifespan of 10 to 20 years. Some species of tarantulas can live for up to 30 years. Many factors, such as predators, diseases, and humans, can shorten the lifespan of tarantulas. The reason I mention this is because it can indicate that you have a female around you who is experienced and this person might represent the spider.

    What do tarantula dreams mean according to different cultures?

    Tarantula dreams are considered good luck in some cultures. Whatever the dreamer undertakes, it is believed that they will succeed. In some cultures, tarantulas are associated with death and darkness. A tarantula in a dream is often interpreted as an omen of misfortune or danger. In your dream, consider what the tarantula did and how you felt about it. When you are scared of tarantulas in your waking life, you may have some anxiety or fear. The tarantula may also symbolize a hidden desire or need for change in your life if you find it fascinating or comforting. 

    Regardless of the specific symbols and elements in your tarantula dream, the overall message is likely to be one of change. Dreams about tarantulas often indicate an impending change in your life in some way. Often, Tarantula dreams indicate that something in your life is about to change you for the better, such as a rise in career or new connection, or it could be a harmful change, such as a loss of friendship or relationship.

    Remember this, tarantulas kill their prey by injecting them with venom using their fangs. The venom paralyzes the prey and makes it easier for the tarantula to eat.  A tarantula is a type of spider that is much larger than most other spiders. They can also be very dangerous because they have large fangs that can inject venom into their prey. Tarantulas are not typically aggressive toward humans, but if they feel threatened they will attack.

    Why is the tarantula dream different from a dream of a spider?

    House spiders are much smaller than tarantulas and are not considered to be dangerous to humans. They do not have the large fangs that tarantulas have, so they cannot inject venom into their prey. House spiders are also not typically aggressive toward humans unless they feel threatened. The reason I mention this is because house spiders are not as defined in regards to a female in your life. The tarantula is a sign that there is something brewing.

    What does it mean to dream of a tarantula crawling?

    Tarantulas are not the fastest spiders in the world, but they can still run quite fast when they must -- we can all run when we must! They can reach speeds of up to 0.5 meters per second, which is about 1.6 feet per second. Tarantulas are also good at climbing and can often be found high up in trees or on walls. For many people, the scariest thing about tarantulas is their size. They can be up to 30 centimeters long, which is about 12 inches. They also have large fangs that can inject venom into their prey. Tarantulas are not typically aggressive toward humans, but if they feel threatened they will attack.

    What does it mean to dream of a tarantula in your house?

    I had a dream that I had a giant tarantula in my house about a year ago. The tarantula had orange and black legs, and it was running around my home, I ran as fast as I could, but the tarantula was getting closer and closer. Finally, I managed to push the spider outside my house. The reason I mention my own dream is that you may have had a similar dream. In your house is about your own experiences in life, your safety net. 

    I have already told you that anger or rage can be symbolized by dreams about tarantulas. Dreams may also represent fears or anxieties that the dreamer faces in the real world. Dreams are often symbolic and shouldn't be taken literally, no matter what the case may be. 

    What does this dream mean for a male or female?

    Typically, tarantulas are either males or females, with males being slightly smaller than females. In addition, male tarantulas have more pronounced fangs and larger claws than females. Humans are only attacked by females when they feel threatened or when their spiderlings are in danger. Males, however, attack humans even if they don't feel threatened. In general, males are more aggressive and also more likely to be looking for a mate.

    What does it mean when a tarantula bites you?

    Tarantulas biting you in a dream indicate bitterness or irritation. In your waking life, you may also experience anxiety or fear. Foods eaten by tarantulas include insects, small mammals, and reptiles. Larger tarantula species have been reported eating birds and small mammals. When tarantulas inject venom into their prey, they paralyze them, making them easier to eat.

    Ancient dream dictionary (tarantula Pre-1920s)

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

    Risks are also associated with the meaning of this dream. Therefore, you have been asked by spirit to think about the risks that you take in life. 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 the objective people around you at the moment. The most basic dream interpretation is that this is a reminder that you have had stressful times in the past, and it is now time to move on.

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    Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of seeing a tarantula

    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.

    Common Dreams

    • To see a tarantula walking over your body.
    • Seeing a tarantula in your house.
    • To be chased by a tarantula.
    • Keep a tarantula as a pet.
    • The tarantula is not black but another color.
    • The tarantula is massive.
    • Feeling that something is tickling you.
    • Suddenly seeing the tarantula running across the floor.
    • Sleeping and waking up in your dream with a tarantula on top of you.
    • Being in a jungle and being aware of a tarantula.

    In your dream, you may have

    • Been scared about the tarantula, and worried that this may hurt you.
    • Been poisoned by the tarantula.
    • The tarantula is white or other pure colors.

    Positive changes are afoot if

    • 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 the tarantula.
    • You confronted the tarantula in your dream.

    New beginnings in your life are needed if in your dream

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

    By Flo Saul
    Oct 16, 2012