What Does it Mean When You Dream About Spiders?

by Ryan Hart

Updated on October 23, 2019

Spider web

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.
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