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Spider Superstitions

Summary: Spiders have always been associated with witches and evil doers. Spiders are forever hanging about in pictures of Halloween, when ghosts and goblins are all about. Toss in a few spider superstitions and you've got the perfect recipe for things that give us the frights.

The spider came in leaps and bounds,
it's beady eyes agleam.
The little boy began to run,
his voice a gargled scream.
A poem by Farrell Hope

What is it about spiders that give so many of us the creeps? Is it the silent way they sit, quietly awaiting their prey to come within arms reach


so they can jump out and capture us for their dinner? Is it their multiple eyes watching our every move? Maybe it's because they can drop down from above and suddenly invade our space. No matter how they find their way into our imaginations, spiders have always been somewhat of mysterious aliens to humans.

With that in mind, here are a pageful of spider superstitions to complete your spider fantasy.

When a Spider is found sitting on our clothes some money is coming your way. If it is running over the clothes it means your going to get a new set of clothes. Sit spider! Sit!

A spider dropping down on you from the ceiling is a sign that you will soon have a legacy from a friend. If the spider drops down, then goes back up the web you can expect some good luck, but, if it drops all the way down you are about to lose a loved one or some other catastrophy.

If a big black spider comes into the house it is a sure sign of death.

If you see a spider spinning a web your income will increase due to hard work. I always thought my hard work is what increased my income. Now I know it was because of a spider.

Seeing a spider in the morning means a time of grief. Especially if my wife sees it first.

Seeing a spider at noon means a time of anxiety. High anxiety if it just walked out from under the salad I am eating.

Seeing a spider at night time means financial loss. It sure does because I'll need to call a pest control company and those guys aren't cheap.

Seeing a spider climb up its thread signifies good news is coming your way. Seeing a spider climb down its thread also means good luck. I wish these superstition writers would make up their minds.


Seeing a spider run across a wall is another sign of good luck.

If a spider builds its web across your front door you can expect company. Yeah! More spiders.

If a spider hangs over your head you will get a letter. Or an email.

If you step on a spider you will bring rain.

In summer, if spiders are building new webs, you can expect good weather.

If you dream of a spider you will soon be in some type of litigation. If you dream of litigation you'll soon be a lawyer, or something like that.

If you dream of killing a spider you will soon lose money or something precious.

If you walk into a spider web you will meet a friend that day.

There are hundreds more spider superstitions, many having to do with luck, money and weather. If you just can't find a spider when you need one then carry a lucky rabbit's foot for luck, work hard for your money and carry an umbrella just to be on the safe side.

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Ask the Exterminator
17 Jan 2012, 12:39
It means you either blew your nose too hard or you live in a very dry house that requires a humidifier. It has nothing to do with the spider.
18 Jan 2012, 12:19
what does it means when a small spider is hanging by its thread in your hair
Ask the Exterminator
18 Jan 2012, 16:22
Couldn't find a single thing about that one.
19 Jan 2012, 08:29
What does it mean when a spider is on your arm accidentally came from nowhere? And a spider on my the left car mirror? Also seen a fat ugly brown spider crawling across the grass whilst I was washing the bins then I killed it ?
27 Mar 2012, 17:45
in the past three days i have seen three different spiders in seperate locations .the first was a brownish fat looking one it was on the side of the garage i walked passed it,the scond one happened yesterday at a friends house outside his backyard by my foot it was a huge black widow and today i was vacuuming my living room and as i went to unplugg the cord their was a smaller black spider .im not sure if its just a coincidence or has meaning plz give me some feedback
15 Apr 2012, 13:01
there are so many spider making webs in my house, despite removing they are coming back , what it indicates
Ask the Exterminator
21 Apr 2012, 08:32
It indicates you have to seal up windows and doors to prevent the spiders from entering in the first place.
11 Jun 2012, 09:22
What does it mean when your boss call you into his office and a brown spider dropping from the ceiling next to his head?
18 Jul 2012, 00:37
i was awake got in back sit of the car all of a sudden a spider came down on to my right shoulder , WHATS THE MEANING?
michelle daugherty
03 Aug 2012, 01:42
I am getting so sick of all these baby and adult brown recluse spider's in my house every night and I don't have the money to get a exterminator.I have a three year old .I need help.
10 Sep 2012, 01:54
I live in an apartment complex. In my apartment complex each apartment has there own window but no balcony, however the windows are accessible to open. My question is what does it mean when a spider chooses to weave its web and make his home over my window when he could of chosen any of the many other windows? Is this a sign of good endeavors coming my way?
Ask the Exterminator
10 Sep 2012, 12:06
It's a sign that you won't be bothered with flies at that window. Seriously, I don't make up these superstitions, so I couldn't hazard a guess.
12 Sep 2012, 20:38
What does it mean when spider webs always seem to find u. Not visibly seen just appears i constantly walk thru them...
24 Sep 2012, 09:59
En mi casa vi que en la puerta de entrada esta una araña haciendo su telaraña grande nose si quitarla significa algo?
Ask the Exterminator
24 Sep 2012, 10:03
No sé lo que significa.
24 Sep 2012, 16:20
hmmmm..... i've been seeing white clear spiders lately.... everywhere i go... and i kill it...whenever i do... but one day i decided not to kill one? not to be superstitious and all but... i think its bad luck to kill a spider? but wtf is it trying to tell me... all i see is clear white spider.... on my wind shield 3 times.... at the bathroom work 1 some ones house 1 time... wtf???some one explain!!! saw 4 spiders in the morning... at different days, and the one at the house at night... hmmm??? It just a thought of mines because its happening to often.. past few days....
26 Sep 2012, 23:25
I prayed that I would see a cat spider before winter the vary next day one appeared in my garage in the exact spot that I askEd for. Besides me being crazy what does this mean?
28 Nov 2012, 13:13
What does it mean when the same type of spider keeps appearing on you or on your stuff? Lately, there is this tiny spider, it looks like an ant but it's thicker and just a tiny bit bigger than an ant, and I am constantly finding it on the sleeve of my arm or on my papers that I'm working on in front of me.
19 Jan 2013, 01:16
So i receive frightening news at 1:00a.m on the phone,than 30sec later a light Brown spider runs across my pillow,&Down behind bed to floor,&Of course I'm spassin to find it,&its on floor by closet so i grab shoe and smash it into 3pieces. So what happens now?!
04 Feb 2013, 16:25
What doe's it mean when there are baby spider's crawling down from your light and they just keep coming? Doe's that mean they have created a home in your light? Also, when trying to kill a spider that's in one spot and then looking away for 1-2 minute's and the spider has disappeared where do you think the spider has run off too? Especially when there's a bed on the floor?
10 Apr 2013, 19:43
I just moved into some apartments. I was walking down the stairs outside and went back to get something I had forgot. I noticed a Really dark black black widow on a side Wall of a stair. I wanted to know if it meant something or its just nature in the pine trees lol
29 Apr 2013, 12:11
what does it mean when u spot a black spider on the floor which is not moving but very much alive and this is in the evening not small in size i would say medium
02 May 2013, 07:14
What does it mean if you walking home and a black spider walks behind you and wants to be your friend. In my dream I asked the spider if it would like to come inside and it jumped on my hand and came to my room with was a black spider the size of my hand, almost like a tarantula.
11 May 2013, 20:38
A white spider climbed on my car door to the right rear view window that morning then that eveninga brown spider was climbing on the wall. Creepy.. what is the significanceof these spiders that day?
16 Sep 2013, 03:53
I was driving to work this morning and a spider came crawling from the top of my car down the window. What does it mean?
Sara beltz
07 Oct 2013, 10:45
What does it mean if i see wolf spiders every day every hour for almost two weeks . I've a extreme fear of them and i don't know what to do .
Ask the Exterminator
07 Oct 2013, 14:32
It means you have a lot of spiders around your home. Cut down tall weeds and grasses. Move everything away from outside foundation walls where spiders might hide. Treat the exterior perimeter with Talstar granular pesticide, which is available on this website. Use flat glue boards along inside walls next to door and garage door openings.
07 Jan 2014, 04:16
I just had a small spider jumping on my body. it did in the morning also. now in the evening the same spider again started drawling on my body. what does this mean.
Lucy Flor
09 Apr 2014, 14:08
a black spider in the bathroom twice??
standing next to the carpet and the other
behind the door?
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