Spider Dream Interpretation: Face your Fear and Keep Climbing Towards your Goal

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Dreaming about spiders is common yet unpleasant for most of us. A fear of scary insects is natural; therefore a spider in a dream is likely to symbolize something, or someone, for which you are very afraid. Often times, we see a spider as something bad and negative, when in reality this is not typically the case. In nature, spiders have an important role in a balanced eco-system.

If you dream of a spider it means that you should not allow your adversities and fears slow you down, but stubbornly continue towards your goals.

Perhaps the scary spider in your dream represents all the things you need to face, your shadow self, in order to become successful.

By interpreting your dream of a spider and understanding what this symbol means if you encounter it, you can often times have a better outlook on life.

Think about it – the spider has a lot of patience as it weaves its web and waits for its prey. If you dream about a spider, it could be a sign that, you will need perseverance in a project or at least show the great ideas that you have.

Common dream interpretation about spiders

If you manage to kill or remove the spiders in your dream, it means that you will get rid of what ever is getting on your nerves and irritates you. However, the spiders indicates there is an area of your life which has proven to be complex and difficult that you need to work on or the spiders (the issues) will resurface.

You are probably taking a lot of risks in your career in order to be successful and this is stressing you out. Your career will be thankful for this, but your health will collapse if you don’t take better care of yourself soon. 

Dreaming that spiders are crawling on you, according to old books, means you will soon inherit a large amount of money. According to Freud, however, this is a typical anxiety-dream. It is simply a dream of worry!

If spiders flee from you you are suffering from disappointments in life.

If it is a white spider that you dream of, you will get a positive surprise .

Cobwebs in dreams

Dreaming of cobwebs is often interpreted as a sign of entrapment or upcoming problems for you. But cobwebs are really all about creativity and purposefulness. They can be symbolic of good business and good communication.

The cobweb symbolizes our destiny, our existence and our hard work. If you see a spider building its web in your dream, this shows that you are going to craft something in life – that will enable you to be content and happy in all situations in your life. 

If you dream of a spider weaving a cobweb it means that you will be rewarded for your efforts and your work.

Getting stuck in a cobweb indicates feelings of intanglement, lack of control, limitation and inability to get out of your situation. This could be about a job, financial worries or problems in life. You should consider why you feel this way and start to untangle yourself.  

If you see yourself cleaning spider webs, it denotes that you need to work hard to remove yourself from the physical and emotional entanglements.


You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I believe your dreams convey your most deeply guarded secrets and simply put - is a way of you helping yourself grow and overcome difficulties.

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