What Does it Mean When You Dream About Spiders?

by Ryan Hart | Updated on October 23, 2019 | Post may contain affiliate links

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Have you ever had a dream about spiders? Want to know the spiritual meaning of this dream?

Here’s what I discovered:

According to the Bible, dreams are messages from God in response to your thoughts or prayers (Daniel 1:17).

Ready to find out what dreaming about spiders means?

Let’s get started!

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3 Spiritual Meanings of Having Dreams About Spiders

If you’ve had a dream about spiders, this reveals much about what is happening in your life. Spiders are thought to symbolize anxiety, fear, or protection.

Psychologists such as Freud, believed spiders symbolized the fear of a mother-figure. They are also thought to represent the dark-side or least desirable parts of your personality, according to Carl Jung.

However, I believe the only real source of truth on the interpretation of dreams is the Bible. So I went searching for answers and was surprised by what I discovered.

Here are 3 possible spiritual meanings of having dreams about spiders:

1. You Are a Free Spirit

You are an independent thinker and like to make your own path in life. Having dreams about spiders is likely a message from God about your desire for freedom.

Seeing a spider web in your dream may symbolize that you feel stuck in your current situation. You have worked hard to get to this point in your life but now you are trapped by your own success.

It is likely that you dream of traveling the world, starting your own business, or meeting your soulmate. At this point these goals seem hopeless because so many people depend on you.

You feel stuck in a giant spider web and unable to escape.

The worst part is that you created this web yourself by working hard and caring for others. Now your friends or family members rely on you so heavily that if you leave everything will collapse.

The good news is that having a dream about spiders means things are about to change!

Here’s the deal:

Just as a spider’s web is temporary, so too is this season in your life. You will soon be presented with a new opportunity to spread your wings and fly.

2. You Are Worried About the Future

Having a dream about spiders is likely a message from God about the future. These dreams are likely in response to your thoughts or prayers about a big decision you are about to make.

When you see a big spider in your dream, this is a reminder to put your trust in God. The Bible tells us that those who do not have faith will perish.

For example, Job 8:13-15 KJV says:

So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish: Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web. He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.

The scripture tells us that those who forget God will not be able to stand on their own. They are destined for failure.

The next time you have dreams about spiders, remember to trust God’s plan for you and you shall prosper.

3. You Value Financial Security

Seeing lots of spiders in your dream could mean that you value security and stability in your life.

The Bible mentions spider webs several times, usually as a symbol of weakness. For example, Job 27:18 says that the wicked have built their homes like the spider’s web or a temporary hut.

This is a reminder that everything may be taken away at a moment’s notice if we fail to remain faithful.

The Book of Job is a great example of how important it is to have faith. Job was a wealthy man and faithful to God. As a test of faith, the Devil takes everything away from Job to see how he will respond. Even after all of the pain he experienced, Job refused to turn his back on God.

As a reward for his faithfulness, God returns everything Job lost and increases his wealth.

So when you see a spider in your dreams, remember to put all of your trust in God. He will provide everything you need.

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Now It's Your Turn

And now I’d like to hear from you.

When was the last time you had a dream about spiders?

What do you think is the spiritual meaning of seeing spiders in your dreams?

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.

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Ryan Hart
When was the last time you had a dream about spiders? Please leave a comment and let me know.
Just woke up in the dream lots of spiders hanging from ceiling I'm on a ladder as they multiply hanging and falling. I wasn't afraid I was just knocking them down and seeking help from others in the room although could not decipher who they were or don't remember specifically.
Hello trust you are well So ive had a rough time basically my entire life. Ive had to fight my way both emotionally and physically to be able to stand and be the lady that i am today a single mom of 2 small kids. Ive seperated from my son's dad because there was lots of dishonesty abuse and some drugs and alcohol involved also disrespect. So we have been patching things up and he is willing to change his life for the better for our sake. However he is not where i am with the Lord and is stubborn to embarce Him but slowly getfing there. Ive had the same dream twice. 1st the black ugly spider about the size of a bread loaf was chasing a beautiful orange butterfly and then ate it this happend in my dream while my partner was next to me in bed he was sleeping and i saw the spider ..then i woke up from my dream. I went back to sleep and the same spider was now chasing a very pretty bright purple almost pink butterfly and then ate it ...it chased the butterfly running against the wall to catch it...after eating the butterfly it ran to my bed under neath the duvey in the bed with us...i could feel it next to me on my side of the bed ...feelings legs against my body (side and back) (i sleep on the left side of the bed ..i tried waking up my partner while trying to almost hold/ stop/ suffocate the spider with my hand over the duvet and it under the duvet ..i was yelling to get my partner to wake up in my dream to help me to get the spider away from me as im terrified of them and adore butterflies...just as i got my partner to wake up in my dream i woke up from the dream....i really like the light colour purple ..and prefer bright colours as i dont like the dark and usually have light curtains in my bedroom as im terrified of the dark and spiders and bugs
Aaliz A Wills
I had a dream about spiders tonight. I had no fear of them in my dream. They were large spiders and I was getting rid of them. In my dream I sent someone to get rid of them too. She failed and one bit her. I ultimately got rid of these giant orange spiders. I have never dreamt of spiders before or remembered a dream so clearly since I was a child. I always had dreams of the future.
Jessica Drake
Hello, I just woke from a dream about spiders, so far everything made sense. My dream was about green and blue (two seperate spiders one green one blue) infesting my house. They were everywhere and at the end the green ones were coming out of the top of the wall in one room chasing my family out of the house. I just don’t understand the significance of the colors. Thank you, Jessica Drake
Vonda Lyman
I had a dream I turned over a chair and the cloth underneath it I picked up and there was so many baby spiders that I tried slapping them on the ground but we're so many I just sit down in the middle of them all..but I don't think they were biting me
I had a dream I was washing off my front door, the entrance to my house. When I was using the water hose to spray them off I realized the pressure of the hose wasn’t enough and tried to make it more. In doing that the spider webs got on me. It was a OT if webs. What does this mean from a biblical point of view
I dreamed about my husbands ex wife appearing with me at my church. I was holding her black cat and the cat had little twinkly blue Christmas lights on it. It got away from me and ran across the street into an orchard. I ran after it and thought I saw it. The light was dim as it was the end of the day. I leaned down to pick it up but pulled back because it was a black widow spider. I kept looking for the cat and eventually found it. Then I woke up. Any ideas would be appreciated
In my dream I saw a giant black spider on top of a tree. When I saw it I was afraid and wanted to get ride of it, so I asked my daughter how come there is such a big spider which looked dangerous by her size, that nobody think about getting rid of it. My daughter told me that it will be too complicated to do so. I was very concern about that creature. What is the meaning of that dream?
I had a dream where me and my girlfriend were being chased by a spider, and we were also chasing a spider too....but then my mom came and killed the spiders with a broom. What does my dream mean?
I just woke up from a dream of a big spider. Ive been praying for supernatural healing for my son Andrew. I will trush my Lord
I believe in the healing powers of my Lord king an d savior Jesus christ.those whips ,strips he took for us.on calvary.they were horific flesh torn from his body.and he said by my strips you are healed.and yes ur son be healed in Jesus name . Thank u jesus
Bernadette scott
Last night 🌃 2/2/2021 I dream 💭 I was in a building huge building I saw in a small room brown spiders on web they were apart from each other and a brown snake 🐍 on the wall climbing up the wall but didn't harm me, I was scared and call 📱 the owner and he took long to Send someone to spray them but I woke from my dream 💭 the guy who should get rid of they had delayed and never came. I BELIEVE IS FEAR, AND TRAPPED OR STAGNANT. Many be.
I dreamt of several spiders and water some fell into clean water and died, others just made a funnel into the water and stayed away from the water. Any explanations are appreciated
I had a dream about a spider the other night. It was a big black spider running on the wall .. Today Tuesday March 2nd when leaving my house I went left and a truck that had Freedom on the side of it was turning around in front of me .. How awesome Yes I need to trust God more ! 💕
Hello! I had a dream that a BIG spider was in the wall and one web was stuck on my and couldn’t get it off me. Then I had the chance too and closed the door on the spider but it was still attached to me and little spiders started to break off the bigger one all over my legs working it’s way up. Help what does this mean !
In my dream there were spiders crawling all of the time. Not everywhere but on the walls and bed. No webs though. I don't care for spiders at all since I was bitten by one on my back and ended up with an infection. Didn't know it at the time. I don't have a mother figure since she passed when I was 10 and all but 1 of my aunts are gone now. I just lost my sister on March 21st whom I was taking care of for the past 3 years. I guess all interpretations could apply if you look at this from different points of views. I have had life changing dreams in the past but this one had me stumped.
Hi I just had a dream about a large black spider, probably the size of a large dog coming towards me but still very far off, and I run to get away from it. I'm running around a primary school. As soon as I get away from the spider I have a sleeping snake blocking my way and I get away from both to go and prepare a group of students and teachers for some sort of natural disaster and grouping them.
I just woke from a spider dream. My parents were still married and I was living with them as an adult. The house was in fair repair and different types of spiders were present. I cried uncontrollably in the dream. I was very scared. I have had these dreams since childhood. I have no idea of why it happens. I had heard it was fear of a mother. I do fear my own mother when she drinks alcohol. She says awful things. I also fear my step mother and her anger issues. I have prayed about this many times.
I recently had a dream about spiders and was looking for The Biblical meaning of it. Specifically, there were three, and I can barely remember the rest of it, so I found this article helpful! I'm going to Pray on it and see what Happens! Praise The Lord! 🙏♥️
I just dreamed about a red spider and a white spider. They kept trying to latch on to me and I was their web. They did not hurt me but I was so afraid of them. It was like they wanted to nurse on my arms. Every time I moved they moved and settled on me.
Last nite millions of small black spiders. And I'm killing them with a tin of doom. But they still in my draws.
I had it last night there were these big tangles on my hair when I put my fingers in my hair to pull them out.every time I'd shake my hair spiders would fall out.brown spiders.big ones small one some tangles on my hair I got panicked .
.no thank u sir ,I will trust in the Lord in what ever he will in my life.god bless u sir
mahlako Eunice Maremela
I dream about many spiders growling my over me n try to remove!
I dreamed we, ladies in church, were having a gathering to worship the Lord. Although some of the ladies had left our church. I assume we were sleeping there because I had a large pink spider on sole of my foot. It didn’t try to bite me. Just there. It left a pink residue on my foot sole. No one else seemed to see it or care. I panicked because of it being a spider. It just crawled up the wall and then down behind a table. I tried telling one of the ladies but her husband showed up to get her and she left. Then I woke up.