Spirit of a Weaving Spider
Spiders are one of the scariest creatures crawling the Earth. They are sneaky, they bite, they can be deadly. No wonder why so many people are afraid of them. As a spirit animal, on another hand, they are quite mysterious, significant and wise teachers. I will share my experience working with the spider spirit, but first, here is a passage from one of my favorite books, Animal Speak by Ted Andrews:
“The spider is the master weaver. To the Native Americans Grandmother Spider kept and taught the mysteries of the past and how they were affecting he future, spider reminds us to awaken our own sensibilities to be more creative in life.”
My first spiritual association with the spiders goes far back to my childhood. It is believed that if you see a black (dark) spider, expect the bad news, but if a white spider shows itself to you, good news is on a way. I always paid attention to this rule and it is still true to me.
The more I grew spiritually, the more expansive my understand of this creature became. One of my favorite reminders which brought by a spider is that we are the weavers of our own reality. The spider reminds us that we are weaving the web of life based on our thoughts, feelings, and actions. We are the keepers and the writers of our own destiny.
If a spider appears on your way, perhaps it is time for you to assess your situation. Are you caught in a web of illusions and feeling that you are rather a bug stuck in the web, than a creative creature weaving the web? If so, you are urged to step outside of the situation and review it with the eyes of a spider who masterly creates the web. It is time to change your perception.
Working with the spider spirit will help you do just that. You may invoke a spider spirit in meditation, you may request a dream to be shown to you in hopes to guide you or you may take a walk in the nature and look at the spider web in a tree. Finding a spider web in nature (and this is where I prefer for it to stay) can be quite a beautiful site. If you spy it, pause and look the lines spiraling out of the center. Meditation upon it would be beneficial if you wish to connect with your creativity.
Are you moving toward a central goal or are you scattered and going in multiple directions? Is everything staying focused? Are you becoming too involved and/or self-observed? Are you focusing on other’s accomplishments and not on your own? Are you developing resentment because of it – for yourself and for them?
In the tarot deck the card, The Wheel of Fortune card is associated with the spider web as it has to do with rhythms – the rise and fall, the flow and flux. Mediate upon this card to connect with spider spirit.
Light up a silver or gray candle, add white sage insense and peaceful relaxing music to reach relaxing meditative state. Gaze at The Wheel of Fortune card. Ask yourself some important questions:
- Are you weaving your dreams and imaginings into your reality?
- Are you using your creative opportunities?
- Are you feeling closed in or stuck in a web?
Journal about your thoughts and feelings. Write down your creative goals. Ask the spirit of a spider to assist you with seeing them clearly.