Top 20 signs of facing a spider.
Spiders and signs about them for centuries have been associated with money and wealth, with home and life, with family relationships. Popular signs, omens and superstitions about spiders appeared on the basis of constant observations of the behavior of these eight-legged creatures and the determination of the relationship between the appearance of spiders in the house and further events in people's lives.
Our ancestors believed that spiders connected the world of the living with the other world. And, apparently, that's why many people are afraid of these arthropods on a subconscious level. However, if you see a spider, in most cases this is considered a good omen, and therefore you should not be scared when you meet a spider.
Spider in the house.
Is it a good or bad sign to see a spider in the house? Many people are afraid of them and try to get rid of them as soon as possible, and some even kill them. However, this is absolutely not worth doing. Spiders in the house are an omen that has good meaning.
In fact, the appearance of such a "friend" in the apartment can carry its own meaning, which must be deciphered. As a rule, the first thing you should pay attention to is where it creeps. If it crawls up - then it is a symbol predicting something good and profit; a spider going down - predicts problems and failures.
In addition, attention is paid to the time when you were able to see the spider: early in the morning – you will receive not the best news, in the day time or evening – a symbol of luck. To see a spider in the evening - hope, long-term prospects.
To see a spider crawling down the wall at night — to trouble, gossip, intrigue at work.
If the insect crawls up the web or along a thin thread, then good news awaits you. If it is creeping down, then you should be quite prudent in making decisions, so as not to be mistaken.
The most famous sign that arose many years ago says that the appearance of a spider in a house or apartment is symbol promising money. This applies to literally all family members, and can be a winning in the lottery, salary increase, cash reward in the form of a bonus at work or a prize in a competition.
Since negative energy always accumulates in the corners of the apartment, spiders, like real "guards", weave a web there that captures this negativity, protecting the house and people from troubles. That is why spiders have been considered the guardians of the hearth for a long time.
But when you see a spider sitting motionless on a web, you can make a wish and see where it crawls. A wish will soon be fulfilled if the insect crawls up.
If the spider is crawling on your money, this suggests that you will have unexpected cash receipts.
The spider descended on your head: if it is black and quite large, this means the news will be important for the whole family.
If the spider runs on the floor, this sign promises change, movement in the right direction. If his direction is towards you, then the changes will affect you, if it passes by, the changes will be related to someone else from the family.
Many spiders or cobwebs above the bed promise love adventures, new acquaintances. And for a couple, this may be a sign that something needs to be changed so that satisfaction with each other does not pass. In the case when a dark spider hangs over the spouses’ bed, this means you need to be wary of cooling relations between husband and wife, or treason.
To find a spider in bed is a sign of receiving news.
A spider sits on the ceiling - an omen for all sorts of benefits.
If a spider suddenly fell on the table - a sign warns of enemies. The larger and more unpleasant in appearance the spider is, the stronger the enemies.
The spider sitting on the door of the house - arrival of guests soon. If the door jamb is in a web, this means the visit will be delayed. The light color of the spider indicates pleasant guests, and the dark color indicates unwanted guests.
A spider in the kitchen is a sign of family disorder. It can be a petty quarrel, a major conflict, or even a divorce (if a lot of cobwebs constantly appear in the kitchen at the same time).
A spider in the bathroom warns of imminent changes in the financial sector. If the eight-legged creature is close to the water, this omen predicts the impending financial difficulties. If the spider in the bathroom sits far from the water, this suggests that you will soon have to solve financial issues and problems that arose not your fault.
A spider sitting in a sink, in a bath or in water, symbolizes vanity, a lot of effort and a meager result.
To see a spider in the toilet is a bad omen warning that finances run the risk of "leaking away like water." It may also mean stagnation in business or relationships.
The spider on the mirror is a sign of unexpected news.
If the spider appeared in the children's room, it means that the child has a personal defender.
A spider in the hallway or living room is a good omen that a pleasant event will happen soon.
If the spider is sitting on the window – symbol of money or news.
Finding unexpectedly a spider in the refrigerator, in food, in a plate or cup – means that your well-being will be improved.
It is worth remembering one thing - it is absolutely forbidden to kill spiders! They can be killed only if they (one or many) weave a web on the icons. These actions will portend absolution of forty sins and a good course of affairs. But this is the only case when you can kill the "guests". In any other cases, the sign says that nothing good will come of such actions. In addition, a person can bring misfortunes on himself, and also, quite possibly, on his family.
Traditional omens about spiders.
To see a spider (one or many) in the wild is a sign of good news.
If a person gets into cobweb, this story suggests troubles.
Our ancestors often predicted the weather for the future. If the spider huddled somewhere in the corner, then there will be a windy day; if a large number of spider webs appears in the room - the dry time is coming.
A spider sits in the center of the web – there will be clear and sunny weather.
A web without a spider is a sign of rain.
The color of spiders also plays a role in interpreting their appearance. So, black and red spiders traditionally bring grief, but white spiders increase your luck.
To see a spider in the corner – predicts receiving a letter. If there is also a cobweb at the same time, this indicates that the news is delayed.
To see a spider on the doorstep of an apartment - to the return of someone, or the appearance of an old friend.
If a spider descended from the ceiling on a web and was right in front of your face, this promises a pleasant meeting in the near future, or the arrival of dear guests.
Sometimes, signs regarding spiders are negative. For example, newlyweds who meet a spider on their way to the altar should not count on a long and happy life together.
Omens about spiders at work.
If the meeting with the spider occurred at the workplace or in the office, then the sign will relate exclusively to the business sphere.
Spider crawls nearby - you can wait for a letter to come or a business meeting to take place.
It gets up the wall - you can count on cash incentives. If the office spider descends down the wall, then you should expect discontent and even reprimand from the bosses, which can lead to the loss of a bonus or a fine.
If a spider in the office went down to the floor and immediately ran away, a delay in wages is possible.
When the spider unexpectedly fell on your desk, it is a sign of the appearance of enemies or envious people who will try to put you in an unfavorable position.
Signs about spiders in a car.
If a spider crawls in a car, this is a sign of money that will either appear or, on the contrary, leave. Here superstition is interpreted, depending on the direction in which the spider moves. If it creeps towards you, you can wait for profit. If the movement of the spider is directed in the opposite direction, one should prepare for cash expenses.
If a spider climbed onto a person in the car, then the profit is guaranteed.
Finding a web in a car is a very good sign. In this case, we can assume that the spider took the car, the driver, and passengers under its protection.
Spider on your body – omens meaning.
If the spider fell on your hand, it is a sign of imminent changes in life. If this event happened with the right hand, then you can expect profit or increase. The spider, which was on your left hand, promises minor financial losses.
The spider that fell on your face is a popular sign promising happiness in personal life.
If a spider fell or went down the web on ones head, this portends an unexpected inheritance or other sudden money that will fall "like snow on your head."
A spider tangled in your hair – you will find real love.
If you see a spider on shoes, on a leg, on a knee, - this is a promise of coming journey.
In general, according to popular beliefs, it is believed that spiders on the body portend a good fate to a person. But in order for the sign to come true, one cannot kill such a “guest”. In an extreme case, the spider should be carefully removed, but it’s better to wait and let it retire on its own.
Meeting with spiders may well occur on the street. Getting into the big web is a bad sign. According to popular beliefs, this bodes many minor troubles.
At the same time, if you slightly touch the web - this is a good omen. There will be a meeting with an old friend soon.
If a cobweb clings to the clothes imperceptibly, and it is found only at home, it is a sign of wealth. The same applies to the spider that climbed onto the clothes on the street.
Why you can't kill spiders.
Killing spiders is inhumane. If we digress from superstition a little, then the first thing to say is that a spider is a living creature, and often completely harmless. Despite the fact that the spider does not cause any sympathy in you, it is still inhumane to kill it. In addition, spiders bring some benefit to humans, destroying annoying flies, from which there is simply no escape in summer.
Of course, a cobweb in a prominent place in your home will not add beauty and neatness to your home, but this problem can be solved with an ordinary broom. Just sweep away the cobwebs, and its inhabitants will find themselves a new habitat.
Religious prerequisites. The ban on the destruction of spiders has some religious overtones. For many years, a legend has been passed by word of mouth. It tells about a man hiding from his pursuers in a dark deep cave, the walls of which were completely covered with cobwebs. The people who were chasing the hero of this legend passed by the cave without even looking into it. They felt that because of the large number of spiders in such a dwelling, it was unlikely that a person would hide there.
It is difficult to establish accurately the name of the main character from this story. In one version, this man is the prophet Mohammed, another version claims that Moses was saved from the persecutors, and in one of the versions of the legend, the main character was Jesus Christ. Be that as it may, and if you believe the plot of the story, then the spiders saved the life of the prophet - this is the basis of the taboo on their destruction.
- Other reasons for the ban of killing spiders. We've highlighted some other reasons why you shouldn't kill spiders:
- One of the versions says that the destruction of even one spider will bring many diseases to the inhabitants of the house. This superstition has a certain justification. The thing is that in the old days spiders were used in folk medicine, with their help people were relieved of all kinds of ailments. Some shamans used cobwebs collected from the corners of the patient's house as a remedy. If there were no cobwebs in the dwelling, the person's health was in serious danger. Modern medicine refutes rumors about the benefits of such substance, but folk healers sometimes continue to use the cobweb as a medicine. Among other things, the venom of some spiders does contain certain components that can be used in the creation of medicines.
- The second reason forbidding the destruction of spiders is based on the belief that these arthropods are able to attract happiness and good luck to the house. It is believed that the web of spiders collects prosperity and luck on itself, therefore, if it is not in the house, all luck will pass by such a dwelling. Many of us are aware of Native American talismans called dream catchers. It was the principle of weaving the cobweb that was used as the basis for their creation. It is believed that such a catcher can delay nightmares by letting in only good and kind dreams.
- The third reason for the ban on killing spiders is based on humanitarian considerations. It is believed that the destruction of a small and defenseless creature can cause all kinds of troubles in the life of a person who has committed such an impartial act. There is even a version that the smaller the killed spider is, the more serious the consequences will be for the one who killed it.
- What does it mean when a spider crawls on you? There is another superstition associated with these arachnids. It is believed that if a spider crawls onto your clothes without being noticed, this promises you to receive some kind of pleasant surprise in the near future. But if you accidentally or deliberately crush a spider, you will not get this gift.
Spiders in folk medicine.
- We said earlier that old traditional medicine used spiders extensively as a medicine. Let's take a closer look at exactly what recipes the ancient healers used:
- If a person was sick with jaundice, he was given a live spider, previously immersed in a piece of butter, to eat. Exactly the same remedy was used if the patient had very high temperature, accompanied by fever and chills.
- A child with whooping cough symptoms (pertussis) was treated in a rather original way. They held a spider over the baby's face and said many times: "Spider, die yourself, and take the disease." One can agree that this method of therapy looks rather dubious now.
- Small open wounds were treated with spider webs. It was believed that this way you can stop the bleeding.
- People with asthma had to swallow a small lump of cobwebs during the attack.
Other ways to use spiders.
In Cambodia, spiders are not only eaten, but also considered a delicacy. It is in this country that you can try such an unusual dish as the fried tarantula. Note that before preparing such a delicacy, stinging hairs must be removed from the spider's body.
In some countries, this same arthropod species can act as pets. Those who, for one reason or another, do not want or cannot have a more traditional pet in their house, acquire such exotic pet as a tarantula.
It should be said that spider venom does not always pose a danger to humans. As a rule, the venom of most species of these arachnids kills insects, while for vertebrates it is completely harmless. People have learned to use this feature by creating effective pesticides from such a substance. If you irrigate plants with such a means, no pests will harm them, and in addition, spider venom is considered an environmentally friendly product and does not cause any harm to the environment. Arthropods of the Atracinae family living in Australia are capable of producing a secret that kills most insects on our planet. In addition, such spiders can be kept in captivity, which makes it possible to obtain their venom in industrial quantities.
Spider venom is sometimes used in traditional medicine as well. It is believed that a certain amount of such a substance helps cope with arrhythmia, stroke, impotence, Alzheimer's disease. Preparations of sedative action are produced from the poison of tarantulas, the venom of the fiddler spider is used in the creation of thrombolytic drugs.
The cobweb is also of some interest to people. It is quite strong, wear-resistant, and, moreover, has a beautiful gloss. Science seeks to find a way to synthesize a substance that will have the same properties. They are trying to create an artificial web from goat's milk, as well as from the leaves of some plants, using knowledge and methods of genetic engineering. Physicists who invent optical communication systems also use the finest threads of a web in their work.