Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

The key to 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. If you kill the tarantula, this signifies that you are able to work yourself through the feeling of being trapped. 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.

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.

Detailed dream interpretation

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.

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 to 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.

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, 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 what 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 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.

Please also see the meaning of a spider by clicking here

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.
  • 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.

By Flo Saul
Oct 16, 2012