Spider dreams are often the dependent emotions and conflicts you might feel ‘caught in’ connected with mother or family. It can also be any emotions you don’t want to ‘handle’, such as those surrounding a spouse leaving, wanting to ensnare, or feeling trapped or stalked by someone.
The spider indicates the basic survival instincts in us such as a spider might have – can I eat, or will I be eaten in this meeting/relationship? This level of our sensory and feeling perception is important. Like a spider it keeps one of our feet/fingers on the web of influences that connect us with other people and the world. Like the spider, if we are wise, we thereby know something of what is coming our way – do we advance or run?
See also: Web.