Spider Dream Meaning

If you recently had a dream of a spider or a larger number of spiders and are looking for the interpretation, you are in the right place. Whether you have dreamed of a black, white, big, small, ordinary domestic or exotic spider, you will find an interpretation below.

Before we take a look at individual interpretations, it is advisable to consider the typical characteristics and features of a spider as they can contribute to the meaning of a dream.

spider dream meaning

Spider as a symbol in your dream and its characteristics

A spider is a creature many of us are afraid of. While the spiders that we find in our room, basement, or attic are basically harmless (and yet cause fear), there are a few species of spiders that are extremely dangerous and can kill. This characteristic can be reflected in dreams as toxic or dangerous behavior, and bad intentions.


Spiders have the ability to create spider webs. At first glance, they may seem like creative work, but their purpose is to hunt and imprison other creatures. Even this characteristic may appear in your dreams; feeling trapped, helpless, or stuck. You may feel like someone else has control over your life.

Last but not least, we have to consider that a spider has a lot of legs and eyes. It can, therefore, indicate a bad person stalking or watching you everywhere (their eyes are everywhere), or someone with bad intentions.

Does dreaming about spiders mean money?

Spiders are often associated with money and some cultures even believe that if you kill a spider, you will experience misfortune or lose money. Spiders in a dream, however, do not relate to money, except for the small “money spiders”, which we will discuss in our article.

What does it mean to dream about a spider?

In general, the dream of a spider in most cases reflects some inevitable event that will affect your life and the species, color, and size of the spider directly reflect the incoming event. While a light spider can predict a positive event, a dark (black) predicts a negative event. The size of the spider predicts the extent of this event.

Black spider in a dream

Summary: Something bad happens.

The black spider does not predict anything good. Something bad can happen to you in the foreseeable future and often it’s something that is hard to accept and often results in pain, disappointment, and despair.

For example, you won’t get long-awaited promotions at work or you may find your partner cheating on you. 

It can also be someone who has bad intentions or wants to hurt you.

Small spider in a dream

Summary: Little inconvenience.

As mentioned above, a spider indicates an event that will affect your life. If it is a positive or negative event depends on the color of the spider. The size of the spider represents the intensity and extent of the event.

A small spider in your dream indicated a small inconvenience that will not endanger your life and maybe you won’t even notice it. It is some inconvenience that you’ll go through and that won’t change anything in your life, you may just temporarily feel sad or angry.

Green spider in a dream

Summary: Health improvement.

The green spider has a positive meaning and predicts good health and physical condition. If you have recently suffered from a health problem, this dream symbolizes the improvement or consolidation of your health and the gradual healing.

A green spider in a dream symbolizes physical health rather than mental health.

White spider in a dream

Summary: Good luck and fortune.


The white spider means the very opposite of what the black spider predicts. The white spider foreshadows happiness and success in all areas of your life.

You may buy a winning ticket, fall in love or feel like you’re in the best phase of your life. The magnitude of this success depends on the size of the spider. The larger the spider, the more success or happiness.

White creatures and animals in dreams often also symbolize a mental cleanse or a clear conscience.

Black Widow spider in a dream

Summary: Hopeless situation. Despair.

You are in a situation that seems to be hopeless; you don’t know where to go, you don’t know what to do or who to ask for help. Maybe you have debts or you’ve done something illegal and you don’t know how to solve it because you have exhausted all the possibilities.

The black widow in a dream is the most negative of all dreams about spiders because it represents absolute hopelessness, fear, distress, suffering, or resentment.

If you have seen more than one black widow in a dream, it can predict revenge or someone that wants to “trap you in their net”.

A spider bite in a dream

Summary: People are using you.

Your willingness and help to others don’t pay off. You forget about yourself and people use you for their good. You should learn to recognize who really deserves your help and who just uses you.

You do more for others than for yourself. spider dream meaning

tarantula dream meaning

What does it mean to dream of a Tarantula?

A Tarantula in a dream

Summary: A very serious problem.

A tarantula in a dream indicates a problem or negative life situation that you are or will be facing. You have stress from something that comes and what you know will affect your life. These negative thoughts will not let you sleep and they’ll “eat you” inside.

It can also indicate some unhealthy habit you should get rid of; eating unhealthy foods, addictive substances or toxic thoughts that can have a very negative impact on your mental and physical health.

A spider in a bed

Summary: Someone is violating your privacy.

Because the bed is a very intimate and private place, a spider in bed can predict a breach of your privacy. Finding spiders in your bed means someone does not respect your privacy. It may be a real person, but spiders can also be interpreted as negative thoughts or feelings toward others.

This dream can also indicate that there is someone who secretly stalks you and knows everything about you, even private things that you thought only you knew. spider dream meaning

This dream can also mean that someone has revealed your secret.

The spiders in hair

Summary: A fear of loss.

Hair often symbolizes health, state of mind, and wisdom. If you have a serious illness or are in a very stressful situation, you may lose your hair and along with that the feeling of beauty and self-confidence.

If you dream of spiders crawling in your hair, it may mean that you are afraid someone or something (for example, physically demanding work) may take your beauty or self-confidence away. It can also predict the fear of aging and unnecessary stress because we cannot avoid aging.

Killing a spider in a dream

Summary: Interpretation varies according to the color and size of the spider.

If you killed a spider in your dream, remember its color and size. If you killed a black spider, your situation may rapidly turn for the better. If you killed a white spider, you will have misfortune and won’t succeed. If you killed a green spider, your health will deteriorate.

If you killed a dangerous or big spider such as a black widow or a tarantula, something unexpected and very positive happens in your life. It can be a huge life turn for the better.

Lots of small shiny spiders crawling on the ground or on the wall

Summary: Money is on its way to you.

Lots of small shiny spiders predict money. The more spiders, the more money. Spiders must climb on a solid surface such as the ground, wall, table or window to predict money.

If there is a number of spiders in the spider web or hanging over you, this may indicate unstable money. spider dream meaning

 
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