exist about the weaver, Grandmother spider. She carried on her back the gift of fire in a basket that she wove and presented
it to the people. In another story it is said that her web bound all things together and formed the foundation of earth..
give the spider a link to the past and the future, birth and creation. When the spider crawls into our awareness it
is asking us to rebuild the web of our life in accordance with the design the creator gave us.
from insects in having eight legs rather than six and in having the body divided into two parts rather than three. The number
eight laid on its side is the symbol for infinity. The number two implies the union of two forces joined together. Together
they equal ten. Drop the zero and you are back to the starting point of one. The hidden message of spider is unity.
The study of numerology is beneficial for those who hold this medicine.
of a web is linked to the geometry of creation. In the construction of an orb web the spider releases a sticky silken thread
into the wind. If the breeze carries the thread to a spot where it sticks the first bridge is formed. Spider cautiously
crosses the line reinforcing it with a second. This process continues until a frame is constructed in which the web
can secure itself. Bridges serve as a link tying all things together and remind us of our interconnectedness to all
The spider shows
us that the past, the present and the future are all interwoven. It awakens our intuitive creative senses and encourages
us to design the fabric of our lives from our souls original intention. If you see a spider in its web, or creating a new
one, pay attention. It symbolizes where you are in the weaving of your own destiny. A study of the medicine
wheel and the four directions is helpful.
are actually very delicate they embody the energy of gentleness. Spiders are not usually aggressive unless they are
defending their lives. Moving forward in all situations with a gentle strength is a skill that often needs to be learned for
those with this totem. In man, the bite of a poisonous spider symbolizes a death, rebirth process. Poison enters the nervous
system and the body either transmutes it or falls victim to its venom and dies.
The spider signifies
the tapestry of life. The web we weave is the reality we experience. Choosing the appropriate path is one of the lessons
associated with this medicine.