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Updated on August 8, 2013
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The black widow is a common symbol of spider dreams. As you'll learn, not all spider dreams are bad in meaning. In fact, spider dreams can be positive.
The black widow is a common symbol of spider dreams. As you'll learn, not all spider dreams are bad in meaning. In fact, spider dreams can be positive.

Spider Dreams-Dreaming About Spiders


Dreams about spiders are actually a fairly common dream that both men and women have. Spiders are very unique and interesting creatures. Many men and women fear spiders as they are a big phobia. Although spiders are feared all over the world, they are unique creatures. At some point and time, we have all seen spider webs. You could say that the spider is an artist and his web is the canvas. It truly is amazing that the small spider can create such a masterpiece. In this article, we will discuss spider dreams and spider dream scenarios. We will also review spider dream meanings and what they can represent to your waking life. In the end, we hope that this will help guide as you try to determine the meanings of your dream.

As mentioned above, the spider is both creative and artistic. If you dreamed about spiders, this may symbolize your creativity and artistic capabilities. This can reflect on anything creative or artistic in your waking life. This type of dream may be a sign that you need to bring out your artistic creativity. Perhaps, your dream is trying to tell you that you are not living up to your potential. Dreaming about spiders can also symbolize prosperity and opportunity. Make sure you keep your eyes open and like the spider, catch it and don't let go.

Spider dreams usually represent our own feelings and insecurities in our waking life. Spider dream meanings can vary, both good and bad.
Spider dreams usually represent our own feelings and insecurities in our waking life. Spider dream meanings can vary, both good and bad.

Spider Dream Meanings And Spider Dream Scenarios


There are several different scenarios that we can have when dreaming about spiders. Each one of these scenarios can suggest a different meanings and interpretation. It is possible that you may have dreamed about giant spiders or a spider chasing you. You can have dreams about spider webs or spiders hanging from their web. Did you kill a spider in your dream? Did you see a spider climbing the wall? Were you bit by a spider? These are just a few of the different scenarios that someone can have when dreaming about spiders.

More commonly, if you dreamed about a spider, it can represent that you feel that you that you don't belong. Spider dreams can symbolize that we feel that we are not being accepted in a certain situation of our waking life. You can feel that you are being left out, overlooked, or ignored. This can refer to any circumstance where we feel this way. You may feel that your friends are leaving you out or your lacking acceptance in a relationship.

Dreaming about spiders are also a common symbol of temptation. There may be something in your life that is causing you to be tempted. In most cases, this usually refers to something negative. Someone may be trying to get you to do something that you really don't want to do. It may even be a certain situation that is causing the temptation. You know what the right choice is, but the benefits make it worth chancing.

Spider dreams can also symbolize a bad situation that we can't get out of. You are caught in the web with little to no chance of escaping. Your emotions may be running wild and out of control. This can be dangerous because such spider dreams may represent that you are portraying destructive behavior. If so, these emotions can cause harm to you. You may feel that you have lost all control over your life and emotions. Such circumstances can leave a permanent mark of negativity on our waking life.

Find the spider dream scenarios that best fits your current situation in life. Start from here to correctly interpret your spider dream.
Find the spider dream scenarios that best fits your current situation in life. Start from here to correctly interpret your spider dream.

More Spider Dream Meanings


If you killed a spider in your dream, this can be a negative sign. Killing a spider in your dreams can represent bad luck and fortune. This bad luck and fortune can be brought on later or it may be upon you now. You may be going through a rough patch in your life or things may not being going as you hoped. Your emotions at this point can be very negative and destructive. Bad luck or not, this can be a trying time for you in your waking life.

If you are bit by a spider in your dream, this can represent a conflict with a dominant female in your waking life. This can refer to a mother, sister, daughter, or a partner. This type of spider dream suggest that there has or will be an altercation with a female. It may be only a small fight or it may be a serious matter at hand. In general, your spider dream can refer to any situation where there is conflict with a female in your waking life.

Spider dreams are a common symbol of manipulation, treachery, and destructive behavior. Although all spiders represent this, the black widow spider represents these meanings the most. The female black widow represent these exact emotions. The female black widow mates with the male black widow to produce offspring. Once they are finished, the female black widow will kill and eat the male. This manipulation and trickery are associated to the female black widow and spiders in general.

Although spider dreams commonly represent negativity, they can also represent positive aspects and emotions in our waking life. If you dream about eating a spider or having a spider in your mouth, this can symbolize that we have complete control over situations in your life. This can represent any circumstance or emotion that you are in total control of. This type of spider dream can also represent success and achievement in your waking life.

Spider dreams can also suggest that hard work and dedication. Dreaming about spiders suggest that you care about your work ethics. Hard work may take a while to get noticed but it eventually does. Spiders put in a lot of hard work and dedication when they create their web. Such dreams represent high self-esteem and pride for the task at hand.

Since spider dreams mostly represent negative emotions such as destructive behavior, this type of dream may be common among drug users. There is no particular drug as this dream can refer to anything that is being abused. Dreaming about spiders can also be common among alcoholics. Your dream about spider should be viewed as a warning. Nothing ever comes out good when your abusing alcohol and drugs. Your on a road to self-destruction and you life may be at risk. Drug and alcohol abuse is a disease. You really need to change your course and way of life. You are the only one that can do it.

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    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, me, how I do not like spiders at all!!! YIKES on this one here. This would be a nightmare for me.

      Very interesting though, as to the meanings behind dreams of spiders.

      I hope I never have one!

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      First I didn't know this was fairly common, but great nevertheless bro ;)

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Very interesting. I don't remember ever dreaming about a spider. I'm sure our kids have they hate spiders. Voted up.

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      Jackie Flores 15 months ago

      I had a dream of an iversized black widow ,it was trying to run away from me and trying to bite my sister but i ended up overcoming my fears and killed it. What is that suppose to mean?

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      Cynthia Fones 7 months ago

      I specifically had deadly spiders in my dream black widows everywhere and an ugly orange with blue dot spider in the toilet? What does this mean? No killing spiders, no getting bit by them, no webs?

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