What the Spider represents:
The spider is a mystical, magical, cunning, and creative creature. It is an ancient animal that has been around for many many years. If you look carefully at the spider it's body is shaped like the number 8. The number symbolizes law, the drive for balance, power, structure, and authority as well as infinite possibilities of creation. . The spider has 8 legs and they symbolize the 4 winds of change and the 4 directions of the medicine wheel. The Spider is an ancient symbol of mystery, power and growth. The spider is a remarkable figure of feminine energy and creativity in the spirit animal kingdom. Spiders are characterized by the skilled weaving of intricate webs and patience in awaiting their prey. In Ancient Egypt, the spider was used as a symbol to represent the goddess of the Divine Mother, Neith. In some American Indian tribes, it is considered as the symbol for the creator of the world and by extension is associated with the female creative energy. If you happen to see spiders a lot around your home, in dreams,etc. know that that message it has for you is positive and may be of some importance. Although these little creatures can be scary just keep in mind that they are a good omen with a message from Spirit.
If Spider shows up, it means:
This is an opportunity to access your deepest wisdom and assimilate it so that it becomes a part of your daily living. Beware of any potential traps or ruses that you're tempted to get involved in. Rather than staying stuck in this apparent impasse, open your mind to the infinite number of possibilities that are before you, and make a choice. Don't limit yourself to the mundane world, but instead be willing to explore other dimensions and realities. It's time to write creatively without limits of tradition or habit, allowing yourself to be inspired by nature.
If Spider is Brown:
This is a time to eliminate as much toxicity in your life as possible, in your body and in your relationships. Honor your need for solitude.
Call on Spider when:
You feel trapped and don't see a way out. You've had some negative experiences recently and you want to integrate them and discern the teachings from them as quickly as possible. You're not happy with the way your life is right now and want to make some significant changes, but you feel stifled by your fears and beliefs in your limitations. You feel out of balance in any way and want to recapture a sense of equilibrium physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
If Spider is your Power Animal:
You tend to have only two speeds: staying relatively still and motionless, or moving lightening fast. It takes quite a bit to arouse your anger, but once that happens, your sting can hurt a lot. You're in touch with and express a very powerful feminine creative force, whether you're male or female. You have a knack for writing, with the ability to weave words together in new and creative ways, often affecting others profoundly with their magic.
Spider: Message of The Week:
Trust the creative spark you're feeling, and express it through writing stories that inspire and enlighten. The pulse of creativity is especially strong right now, triggering a not unfamiliar and compelling desire to express yourself through creative writing. Whether or the tales you weave are true, whether they're based on actual experience or the imaginings of your fertile mind, each day sit yourself down and pour out the words that come to you. Don't ponder each sentence or paragraph; just write whatever wants to be written through you.
To inspire and enlighten others, you don't need a profoundly complex tale. Start by describing a personal experience, one where you you gained some insight that may also be useful for others. However, don't focus on how people will respond to your story; instead, just enjoy the process of writing without judging your work or yourself. Write to express, not to impress.
In attempting to write, you may find yourself easily distracted, either with others' needs for your time and attention or with those negative thoughts and beliefs that are the product of judgments and shame that you were subjected to during childhood. A powerful way to release these habitual and self-limiting thoughts and feelings is to write about them in story form. As you do so, don't hold back anything. Though such a catharsis, you heal those words that had originally wounded you.