What Does It Mean When You Dream About Spiders? 

By on January 23, 2016

Creepy crawlies can leave your skin tingling after you see them in a dream. Although spiders can be frightening, they are not always a sign of something negative. If you continuously dream about spiders, the followings options are the most common dream interpretations.

You Feel Trapped

Spiders are best known for the webs that they weave. When an insect flies through the web, they become trapped and unable to move. Due to this, dreaming about spiders can mean that you feel entrapped by something negative in your life. It can also mean that you are stuck in your relationship or feel like someone is especially clingy in your normal life. On occasion, this can be positively interpreted as feeling enthralled or allured by someone. The presence of a web in the dream makes this dream interpretation even more likely.

Prepare for Your Future

Webs are amazing things. Unlike birds’ nests, webs are created entirely from the spider’s own body. They weave a web that provides them with a home and their food. This aspect of web building is a metaphorical representation of the web of life and destiny. In a way, we all play a role in creating our individual futures. Although you cannot control everything that happens to you, you have a strong role in how you react to each event. When you dream about a spider, it can symbolize that you are beginning to pave the way toward your future. It can demonstrate that you are ready to work and be rewarded for your efforts.

During the dream, pay attention to what happens. If you are watching the spider spin the web, it could be symbolic to time. This dream interpretation is typically a sign that you are waiting for something in your life to happen before you can take action.


A fear of spiders is one of the most common phobias that people have. There is most likely an evolutionary reason why people learned to fear spiders, since some spiders are poisonous. Due to this phobia, dreaming about spiders can be a terrifying, fearful experience. When this happens in your dream, it can mean that you are worried about how things are going to turn out in your future.

If you dreamed that you were bitten in the dream, it can indicate that you have some type of spiritual, emotional or mental wound. In your normal life, it is common to be hurt by someone else. Even if you try to get over this pain, the memory of it can remain in your subconscious and cause dreams about it from time to time. Although a spider bite is normally a sign that you have an emotional wound, you may also dream about a spider bite if you were actually bitten by a mosquito while you were sleeping.


Other Dream Interpretations:

A Climbing Spider: This is a sign that your desires will come true.
A Baby Spider: A new relationship is beginning.
A Spider Falling From the Ceiling: You feel unable to break free of your relationship.
Eaten by a Spider: You feel like a female influence like a mother is devouring your personality within hers.
You Eat a Spider: You have regained control over the situation or your relationship.


  1. Carrie Nageotte

    July 20, 2017 at 4:26 am

    Help!I am not scared of spiders, but in my dream I was cleaning up the basement, and sweeping the floor and, was taking down spider webs from the ceiling and when I put the broom down a million spiders came up the handle and onto my arm, I was terrified! It felt like they were biting but not sure because I was so scared.

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 20, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      It is possible that this dream is a reflection of other fears that you may have. The spiders may simply be a representation that you are concerned about the fruit of labor. Allow this dream to influence you in a positive direction. Actions made with kindness and compassion will always increase positive energy in your life. This is a welcome dream. Have a great day, Carrie!

  2. Sarah

    July 20, 2017 at 2:47 am

    I had a dream that I looked to my side and there was a spider crawling across the wall and it just vanished. I woke up and immediately started to look for it. I have also noticed that I have had this dream quite a few times. What might it mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 20, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      Dreams like these may be reflections of your fears and concerns. If you are not afraid of spiders, then the spider may have been a placeholder for your fears. Allow this dream to fade and allow it to positively influence your life. The next time that you see a spider, allow this dream to remind you to treat it with kindness and compassion. This will help reduce any fears you have. Have a great day, Sarah!

  3. Mirah

    July 17, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Umm I dreamed of a spider just closely watching me and moving toward me slowly and then I screamed and woke up and opened the lights there wasn’t a spider

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 17, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      This dream is a reflection of fears and concerns. The spiders may have been a placeholder for your personal fears. This dream has shown you that fears are illusory, so it is best not to take negative actions because of fears and dreams. Allow this dream to influence you in a positive direction. Have a great day, Mirah!

  4. Lois

    July 12, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Why is that when I was sleeping I suddenly awake like I opened my eyes in the middle of sleeping for no reason lol I’m not moving and I’m just staring at the ceiling and I saw a lot of spider web. It just nothing to me that time so I slept again. So, when I woke up, I remember that happened so I look at the ceiling again but it’s gone. Just thinking if I’m dreaming or what. I let it be. But, this afternoon It happened again. But this time, it’s a black spider. I woke up again, and its gone. There’s no spider at all. It’s bothering me. I don’t know if I’m dreaming or what but ’twas so odd.

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 13, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      It is possible that your dream was simply a dream about spiders. It is also possible that you may have experienced sleep paralysis. Continue to monitor your dreams. Dreams like these may reoccur, so keeping a dream journal will help. Allow this dream to fade from your memory. Have a great day, Lois!

  5. michell

    July 7, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I had a dream i got bitte by a spider and it was oozing red stuffwhat does it mean

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 7, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      It is likely that the red stuff in your dream may have been a placeholder for blood or an unknown fluid. Do not allow this dream to influence you in a negative way. Perhaps you could allow this dream to influence you into positive action. Treat everyone with kindness and compassion. The biting spider may have been a sign of negative actions influencing your life. Acting in a positive manner will reduce or eliminate these negative influences. Have a great day, Michell!

  6. Sughra

    July 7, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Well I dreamt of a ngood size of a scary spider roaming around in my house and i was scared of it that it might hurt somebody and i kept following it the whole time the it goes a a place like underneath some furniture i guess and then all i could think was it could come out any time

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      It is great that you had this dream. It is a reflection of your fears and worries regarding spiders. This may be a placeholder for other fears that you may have in your life. It would be best if you allowed this dream to influence you in a positive manner. Attempt to reduce or eliminate a fear that is in your life. Treat everything, including spiders, with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Sughra!

  7. Mic

    July 1, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    HI I dreamed I was looking up at what looked like a normal dandy long legs spider that was crawling around in top , I kept on telling my friend to kill it but she didn’t then it came towards me and i discoverer that it was a big white spider with red eyes, I tried to kill it but it stung me around the mouth area and disappeared.

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 1, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      This is an excellent dream for you to have. This is a reflection of the fact that fear is something that comes from within. The daddy long leg spider has nothing that cause damage you. The fear that you experienced and your desire to cause it suffering is what made it dangerous. Allow this dream to influence your waking actions in a positive way. If you see a spider or something else that scares you, then do not attempt to harm or kill it. There is no benefit to allowing your fear to influence your actions. Have a great day, Mic!

  8. Sadia

    June 27, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    I dream two big spiders around my bath I was afraid of them and I showed my friend in the dream so she killed.

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 28, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your fears about spiders. You will find that your fears will reduce if you treat them with kindness and compassion. They are not interested in harming you, and harming them will only increase the fears that you have about them. Perhaps the next time that you find a spider that you want to remove from your presence, you can release it outside. This will help this fear. Have a great day, Sadia!

  9. Precious

    June 21, 2017 at 6:57 am

    I just woke up from a dream that a spider crawled across the room and went under the dresser. I kept telling my boyfriend to kill it, catch it, it’s big. He never caught it. I was fearful that it would attack me in my sleep. In the dream i was bitten by what i assumed to be the spider and hospitalized. Then moments later someone walked into the hospital room with the spider inside a ziplock bag and said they caught it right before it bit my child in their bed. I’m not sure if it was dead or alive in the ziplock bag because i jumped up out of my sleep. What does this dream mean please???

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 21, 2017 at 10:13 am

      It most likely represents a fear. Since it also attacks your child and your partner is unable to catch it, you may be afraid that something could happen in your life that you have no control over.

  10. Yeen

    June 17, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    I dreamed I was catching small spiders. What does it mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 17, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      This dream may be a reflection of your feelings regarding controlling minor fears or concerns. It is possible, if you like spiders, that it reflects feelings of care and compassion. Allow this dream to influence your waking life. Treat everyone that you come across with kindness and love. If you have concerns in your life, then treat them as though you are not afraid of them. This will help you overcome any problems. Have a great day, Yeen!

  11. Robin Neddo

    June 6, 2017 at 5:23 am

    I dreamed I was headed to this job but when I got there I realized I didn’t have the right clothes on, I didn’t have no money to buy none,so I saw this lost and found closet filled up with a bunch a school kid book, clothes, purses, I went in to see if I could find a pair of pants I seen this spider crawling I jumped back I was so scared o leaned my arm against the wall all of a suddenly I seen this Lil bump my arm, then I felt pain go threw my whole body I was crying while waiting on the ambulance to come it took so long I kept saying I’m gone die that bump had now set up off my arm I woke up

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 6, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Your dream is a reflection of numerous inputs that you have in your life. You may take this time to reduce the amount of responsibilities that you have at this time. Doing so will help you focus on what is important and will help to prevent you from having hurdles in your life. The spiders may be a sign that you should avoid places that you are not prepared for. Have a great day, Robin!

  12. Dee

    May 31, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    I actually have always loved close to the city but, in my dream I am with my mom and her sister on a farm. I was in the yard looking into the kitchen where they were cooking and saw a MASSIVE RED SPIDER. in my dream i know they are not poisonous but the size and my fear for them TERRIFIES me. My aunt (may she R.I.P) takes it and throws it in the high grass where i see somewhat of an infestation of the same type of different size spiders. Some are red, some yellow. Rubbery, wrinkled skin with tentacles similiar to lobsters. They are extremely fast. Smallest being the size of a male’s open hand, biggest of a man’s torso. We then go to some village festival where everyone now sees these spiders and freak out. YHEY ARE ABSOLUTELY EVERYWHERE. no webs, but they run and jump and only one small yellow spider jumps on my arm. The massive red one is on a pole above my head, timing me and as he is jumping for me I find myself sxrraming and awake

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 2, 2017 at 10:12 am

      The dream seems to show a fear that an outside danger could threaten you in some way. You may wish that there were more people like your aunt around to give you help in handling the problems that you encounter. You may feel like potential problems or dangers in your life could be overwhelming, so the spiders multiply and overwhelm you in the dream.

  13. sarah

    May 29, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    hi what does this mean l dream a big spider walk against the wall then small one.in my dream l said to my friend where does this spiders come from

    • web admin

      web admin

      May 30, 2017 at 8:57 am

      It could represent some type of fear or a feeling of being trapped. It could also mean that you are preparing for your future. You may need guidance about what to do next, so you asked your friend about the spiders.

  14. Jessica Ann Doerfler

    April 22, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    I wish God never made spiders.

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 22, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you for sharing your funny comment. Please feel free to share more of your thoughts in the future. Have a great day, Jessica!

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