Whenever you see a spider, do you run for the fly swatter, or react to it as something repulsive and terrifying?

Did you know that some mystical traditions assign symbolic messages to insects, including spiders?

One of the messages from the spider is balance – balance in the construction of its web, and balance while walking across it.

It’s mystical significance reminds you to balance your past and future by letting go of what has past, looking forward to but not escaping into the future, and grounding yourself firmly in honoring the present.

As you may have guessed, the second message from the spider is creativity! From the shape of its body to the beauty of its web, the spider awakens creativity. With a body shaped like the number 8, the spider symbolizes the infinite possibilities of creation. With the ethereal web, its message is “you are an infinite being who will continue to weave patterns of life and living throughout time.” (Totems)

Whether you’re someone who rescues every insect and returns it outside to its habitat, or sets the boundaries for your own space, consider pausing for a moment and hearing the mystical messages of the spiders.

What is your experience with spiders? Have you found some bit of wisdom and new awareness in this information? Please drop a line in the response box below (or click on the comment link in Facebook) and share your thoughts with us.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Janice M. Puta
Author of Pathways: Tales for the Spiritual Seeker
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Thank you for such a wondeful insite on spiders…I will pass this on

Hello Janice,
While in a meditative state, I am in a room with spiders hanging on their threads from the celing. There were lots of hanging threads and there were two and three spiders on one thread. I knew it was a symbol sending a message but did not comprehend the message. Thank you for the enlighten word in understanding why the spiders showed up!