Didn’t know you had it??? Read on….(Yes I spent a little
time researching this)
The feminine energy of spiders reminds us that we have the
ability to weave our lives into strong beautiful works of art.
We may not realize that the sight of a spider’s web
glistening in the sun, the beads of morning dew catching the light to shine
like diamonds on an intricate necklace, may carry a message for us. Their
beauty belies their strength because though they are spun from thin strands of
silk, they can hold the weight of the dew and capture nourishment in their nets
as well. This paints an accurate picture of the traits of the weaver, the
spider. Their feminine energy reminds us that we have the ability to weave our
lives into strong, useful, and beautiful works of art. Though people may have
an instinctive fear response to spiders, we can look beyond the physical
instinct to understand the spiritual message they may be bringing us.
Among the various Native American traditions, spider
medicine has been known to represent creativity. Her eight legs represent the
four winds of change and the four directions on the medicine wheel, while her
body is in the shape of the infinity symbol, which represents infinite possibilities.
Spider was said to have woven the alphabet, creating the means for people to
communicate and record their history through language. Just like the Greek myth
of the Fates, three women who weave the tapestry of life, spiders are said to
weave the creative forces that bring forth the intricately symmetrical patterns
of our lives.
So if a spider has wandered into your line of sight, she may
be bringing you one of several messages. She could be reminding you of the
infinite possibilities you can draw from to create your life. Perhaps her
message is to check your email or “the Web” to see if communication
you sent has captured something. You might even want to refer to old journals
to look for patterns recorded in your personal history. As spider weaves her
web, you too can weave your reality and your future. Her medicine could be
reminding you that as the creator of your life you need to have the courage to
reach out and create your own intricately beautiful and strong tomorrows. If
you don’t pay attention, spider may feel the need to bite you to get your
attention. If this happens, investigate what that part of the body represents
to gain further information about your message from spider medicine.
Today I am weaving a web toward some coffee before I continue
my “webbing” journey.