Updated: May 27, 2021
Did you know that all animals have a spiritual meaning, even those little creepy crawlies like spiders? I know most of the world's population dislike spiders, hands up; since moving from the city, I have been known to let out a little screech when a spider the size of my fist runs across the sitting room floor. I'm not quite sure how they get into our homes, especially in the winter months, but wherever they come from, they have appeared in your life for a reason. It appeared to give you a sign, no, not to keep your windows closed, but a much more beautiful sign that will completely make sense when you hear it.
With spiders carrying up to 1,000 spiders in their sack, Ancient Egyptians believed the spider symbol to represent the Goddess of the Divine Mother, Neith whilst in American Indian tribes, the spider represented the world's creator, which was associated with female creative energy. Two extremely powerful traits right there, fertility and creativity.
When guided to write this, I hoped to find a gentle story about spiders that may help children and adults not be so fearful. I was kindly brought back to my childhood and reminded of a film I use to watch, Charlotte's Web. It is a lovely heartwarming story about the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and the ever-so-chilled-out spider named Charlotte. An unlikely friendship ( you could say that there is a message in that too) but an inspiring friendship non less.
Wilbur becomes extremely frightened about his future, picking up on his fear; Charlotte's motherly instincts and creative mind go to work. She starts to weave the most spectacular webs, spelling out inspirational words and leaving people open-mouthed with her works of art, all in the bid to save her friend. Because she was determined to succeed, she manages to secure a better outcome for her dear friend. So you see, although we associate spiders as scary and frightening, deep down, they are enchanting, nurturing, creative creatures with hidden beauty, seen by those who look deep enough.
A spider symbolises fertility, harmony and can bring balance to one's life; who knew? With it also representing creativity, ask yourself, have you been hoping to start a creative project like sewing, painting, or making things either a hobby or sell? Have you always wanted to write a book, play an instrument, learn to cook or bake but lack confidence, or just haven't the time? By noticing the spider symbol, either real spiders, artwork, or documentaries, it is encouraging you that now is that time to have a little faith and believe in yourself. Now is the time to bring those ideas you have been nurturing to life. If you have been hoping to pursue a career with your idea, then now is the time to manifest your dreams into reality. However, do remember that the spider cannot create their magnificent webs by rushing in. Each silk string the spider weaves has been strategically thought out, so make a plan of action and take your time.
We are all capable of the most incredible things when we put our mind to them. Be reminded of Charlotte's patience, determination, and chilled out approach, and when the time is right,
you, too, will be able to reap the rewards.