Many experts in the field, are of the opinion that every day, we dream.. Of these daily dreams, we only remember some, and not always. There are people who dream a lot and remember them, and others who do not. The oneiric world is a very interesting field, at the same time complex and skeptical for many.
In this article we will talk about one of these dreams: dreaming about spiders: what exactly does it mean?
First, however, we will talk about what it means to dream of animals, and then we will reveal the meanings attributed to dreaming of spiders and their variants, first according to Anna Monteschi, author of books in the field of dreams, and then according to S. Freud, father of psychoanalysis and very interested in dreams.
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The oneiric world: dreaming about animals.
As we were saying, the world of dreams is a very curious world, and at the same time mysterious, in which not all people believe. There are those who believe that dreaming always means something, others that only sometimes…
On the other hand, there are people who relate dreams with “things that will happen”, that is to say, with the future (premonitory dreams), others believe that dreams transmit us things of the present, and others, things of the past. Logically, there are people who think that it depends on the dream, and that many times the three tenses are mixed: past, present and future.
Thus, we see how this field is somewhat controversial, since this field is not considered a science, and within it there is much skepticism. However, many people considered experts on the subject, have given their opinion regarding the dream world, and have even detailed a list (and even books and dictionaries) of possible dreams and their meaning.
In this article we have selected the contributions of Anna Monteschi, for being an expert in the oneiric field, author of “The great book of dreams” (De Vecchi Publishing House) and other books on the same subject.
So, we are going to see what this author thinks about the fact of dreaming with spidersand if there are variations and more concrete meanings for this type of dreams. First, however, we will analyze in a generic way what it means to dream of animals (and some of its variations), according to the author herself, since the spider is an animal.
1. Unknown animals
According to Monteschi, dreaming of unknown animals means “bad luck”. But the author specifies even more, and depending on the dream, the meaning may vary, as we shall see.
2. Domestic animals
If the animal is domestic, it means that wealth and satisfaction are about to come in our life, specifically in the field of business.
3. Fierce animals
In the case of dreaming of fierce animals, it means that we are worried about fleeing from a threat, which is in our life or will arrive soon.
4. Talking animals
If in the dream the animal speaks, according to Monteschi, this is related to a message, and that is not to be impressed by people who are learned and wise.
5. Animals that follow us
If the animal (or animals) follows us in the dream, this dream brings us another different message, and it is the following: “decision and a little aggressiveness, help in the work”.
6. Transforming into an animal
Finally, if in the dream we transform into an animal (for example a spider), this is related to the value of cunning, which may be more present than ever in our life, or it may be what we need to face certain situations.
Dreaming of spiders: what exactly does it mean?
We have seen what it means to dream of animals, but what about dreaming of spiders? What does it mean exactly?
According to Anna Monteschi, to dream of spiders, in a generic way, means the arrival of problems and arguments.. That is to say, she attributes a negative meaning to it. However, other authors consider just the opposite, and is that dreaming of spiders is the prelude to good news.
According to Monteschi, if the dream becomes even more concrete, we find different meanings for dreaming of spiders. Let’s get to know them.
1. To catch it(them) with the hand
If we dream that we manage to catch the spider (or spiders) with our hand, Monteschi attributes to this dream the meaning that we face with courage even the most unpleasant situations in life.
2. To kill it (them)
If we dream that we kill the spider (or spiders), according to the same author, this is a prelude of a good omen, of good news that will soon arrive in our life.
3. Very large spider(s)
If the spider or spiders that appear in our dream are of a considerable size (quite large), this is related to a big discussion that we will have in our life and that will have many consequences, it is unknown if good or bad.
4. Seeing the spider(s)
The fact of simply dreaming that you see spiders, according to Monteschi, is related to an unpleasant situation, either lived or to be lived.
5. To see it(them) weaving
To dream that we see one or more spiders weaving, means that we will be involved in something soon.
Dreaming of tarantulas
It may be that the spider in our dream is actually a tarantula.. Tarantulas are the largest spiders of a specific family, called “lycosids” (Lycosidae).
Thus, dreaming of tarantulas means that someone will cause us great pain in our lives, which will keep us away from home for a long period of time.
Being bitten by a tarantula
If in the dream we not only dream of a tarantula, but we are also bitten by one, this is related to anguish and disappointment in our life, either present or future.
Freud’s dream interpretation: dreaming about spiders
To interpret a dream with spiders, we can also turn to the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. This neurologist and psychoanalyst considered that all dreams can be interpreted, and therefore, that all dreams have a meaning.
If we analyze a dream where spiders appear in Freud’s line, we must consider different points. Thus, we should pay attention to aspects such as: how many spiders appeared in the dream? What color? What shape? What species? What did you feel in the dream? Did you feel fear, disgust?
Based on all these answers, you can begin to interpret the dream.. We must bear in mind that the dream must be analyzed individually, also taking into account another very important element: the different associations that the patient makes as he explains his dream, and how he explains it. Therein lies the key to its meaning.
On the other hand, it is known that spiders are a symbol of creation and aggressiveness.
1. Black spiders
The fact that spiders are black is related to emotions. Thus, if we dream of black spiders, the meaning may be that we are creating in our life something purely emotional, that is, guided by emotions.
It may be a warning call for us to pay attention to these emotions and try to calibrate and manage them better.
2. White spiders
On the other hand, the color white is a symbol of peace, calm and purity. Thus, dreaming of white spiders can be related to a quiet moment in life, where mental (and/or physical) peace has finally been achieved.
In addition, dreaming of the color white is related to unattainable desires, so dreaming of white spiders is also related to this: for example, to the attainment of these desires or to the strong desire to achieve them.