Thursday, March 6, 2014
The Spider who came to Breakfast
spiders and an orange phantom so there was some synchronicity. Symbolically, the spider packs a heavy punch too. Because its spins thread, it is regarded like the Fates. The web it spins is the fabric of life, but although it looks fragile, this is illusory. Webs are tough as old boots, especially for the fly. Spiders have properties of divination for many cultures and are sometimes seen as psychopomps, carrying souls on a boat made from webs across rivers to the Underworld. Yet it's the spider that swings on a thread that is important for psychoanalysis, because it can easily raise itself - a symbol for spiritual realisation and self-actualisation. If you dream of a spider, ask yourself what it's doing. Is it building or swinging? Or did it come for breakfast?