If you see a spider in its web or creating a new one, pay attention as it symbolizes where you are in the weaving of your own destiny. The spider signifies the tapestry of life. The web we weave is the reality we experience. Choosing the appropriate path is one of the lessons associated with this medicine.
Spirit of the Spider Medicine teaches you about the history and folklore of the Spider and about the attributes of different species of Spider.
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Female energy for the creative force of life
Use of the environment to hide oneself
Native American cultures: She is a grandmother figure who is a link between the past and the future and who brought people the gift of fire. Some still believe the spider was the weaver who created the world and saw her as a symbol of creative female energy.
India: The spider is sacred to Maya who was known as the “weaver of illusion.”
Greece: The spider is sacred to Athena who was the Goddess of wisdom and the moon.
Egypt: The spider represents Neith, the Divine Mother and also a moon Goddess.
You may already have a totem animal or insect when you start working with this new Spider energy. You can continue to work with that totem animal as well as a Spider totem as many people have more than one totem animal/insect in their life at any given time. If Spider is your Totem, or if you feel attracted to the spider this means you are working on the attributes of this magnificent creature or will be very soon!
As a creative creature and weaver of fate, this totem teaches you balance between past and future, physical and spirit, or male and female. Spider is strength and gentleness combined and awakens your creative sensibilities. The spider’s strongest lesson is that of fate. She encourages us to weave our dreams into reality because she knows the mind is a powerful thing. She teaches us that we create our own destiny because the past and future are linked.
Balance is another lesson of this spiritual creature. She teaches us to keep in balance in every aspect of our lives.
Founder: Nicole Lanning