Many of us shy away from spiders and the thought that they are spirit animals. To the native Americans, Grandmother Spider kept and taught the mysteries of the past and how they were affecting the future. Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D. shares the following in his book Animal Spirit Guides:
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. Open your mind to the infinite number of possibilities that are before you, and make a choice.
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 discern the teachings from them as quickly as possible. You are not happy and want to make some significant changes. You feel out of balance and want to recapture a sense of equilibrium physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
If SPIDER is your POWER ANIMAL: It takes quite a bit to arouse your anger, but once that happens, your sting can hurt. You’re in touch with and express a very powerful feminine creative force. 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.