Spider Animal Totem & Symbolism – The Spirit of Creation

Animal Totem is a special Animal Spirit that has chosen you to guide, and protect, for your whole life. It also represents your best, and worst qualities, who you are at your core. You can find who your Animal Totem is through meditation with the intent to know, and meet, your Animal Totem. You can also consult a psychic on this matter.

However, if you have meditated on it, but still have doubts, and you don’t want to consult a psychic, this article will shine light upon the qualities of the Spider Animal Totem. If you feel it resonates with you, and you share a lot of qualities with the Spider, there is a high possibility that Spider is your Animal Totem.

If Spider is your Animal Totem, it reveals your inner world, and your stamina. It guides, and protects you, but at the same time it reminds you to build connections, be creative in your endeavors, and create the life that you want to live. Spider Totem is the symbol of creativity, and the one who guides you to apply your natural talents, to shape the world around you, and within you. By doing so, you are fulfilling your life purpose.

Other character traits of the Spider Totem are:

  • Connections
  • Creativity
  • Aggressiveness
  • Delicacy
  • Divine Messages
  • Patience
  • Destiny
  • Feminine energy

In general, if you were born under the Zodiac Sign of Capricorn, Spider would be your spirit animal. Spider is associated with the earth element.

How to know if Spider is your Animal Totem?

Your Animal Totem represents qualities, abilities, characteristics, that you currently have, or that you are in the process of developing. Therefore, you can realize that Spider is your Animal Totem because:

  1. You resonate with almost all qualities of the Spider like being brave, and handling challenges well, being a good friend, guiding, and healing others.
  2. You see Spiders all the time, like photos, documentaries, videos, but not on your choice.
  3. You just love Spiders very much, they inspire you, and you can’t explain why.

If you are still confused, you can confirm if Spider is your Animal Totem through:

  • Meditation.

You will have to start your meditation with the intention that you will meet your Animal Totem. It may happen that during your meditation, you see the animal, or you smell something, or you hear something. If none of this happens, do not get discouraged, sometimes it takes a couple of tries.

  • Your dreams, as well as by pure synchronicities.

For example, you may start seeing more Spiders pictures. You may also feel curiosity peak up for Spiders out of the blue. You should follow your intuition.

  • If you feel you have not received any answer, or you can’t figure out your Animal Totem, you can always ask a psychic.
  • Online quizzes that tell you which is your Animal Totem. Online quizzes will depict your character, and personality traits, therefore they are accurate at some degree.

Spider Animal Totem Symbolism

Various traditions, and religions, believe that each Animal Totem has the qualities of the animal it represents. This means that it feeds the same way (although in an energetic way), it moves the same way, it fights the same, and it behaves the same, as a Spider would do in the physical world. Therefore, the best way to know what qualities your Animal Totem has, or why it is present beside you, it is to look at how the animal behaves in this physical plane.

However, these traditions also believe that your Animal Totem can foretell your destiny, or share insight into your life mission.

Spirit Animal

As a Spirit Animal, Spider represents your inner wisdom. You are witty, you know how to handle many problems, and how to find a creative solution for all. You strive to make the best of anything. You don’t like to hold back, and you try to face your fears, because fears place limitations. Spider doesn’t like limitations, because it can build a foundation everywhere.

Native American Traditions

Native Americans praised Spider for its wisdom, and saw it as the one who taught humanity the alphabet through its webs. They also saw Spiders as the symbol of life, and finding joy in the complexities of life. There is this infinite possibility of creation, and Native Americans saw Spiders at the center of creation, and of life itself.

Eastern Traditions

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According to the Chinese Zodiac, you would have a Spider Animal Totem, if you were born under the Zodiac Sign of Capricorn, during the Year of the Pig.

The Eastern Traditions honor Spiders as sacred animals. They also associate Spiders with goddesses like Yushkep Kamui. Women would pray to this goddess for safe childbirth.

Celtic Mythology

The Celtic Traditions respect Spiders as a symbol of good luck, and an indicator of wealth. Therefore, Spiders were not to be killed, and such action would bring negative consequences.

They see the web of the Spider as the symbol of creation, and development. They also believe that the web of the Spider binds all things together. Spiders are sacred to a bunch of Celtic gods, and goddesses.

Christian Religion

Christian Religions associate Spiders with the Devil. They don’t appreciate the web that spiders create, because the web is a trap.

On the other hand, Christians hold the belief that a Spider can bring good news. They believe that a Spider in the house should not be killed, and if the spider is hanging from their web through a thread, it would bring gifts to the household.

What your Animal Totem indicates about:

Your personality

Spider Animal Totem indicates that you love building connections, friendships, and meaningful relationships. You love connecting with different people, sharing stories, and learning from other’s experiences. You also love to create as many experiences as you can, because you wish to enjoy life as much as you can. You also are interested in other’s experiences, and lives, because it may give you new ideas on what to do in your life, what experiences you want to have, or what you want to make of yourself.

You are very patient, when you are working on something you want. You know that things take time, and good things take even more time. You don’t wish to climb to the top overnight. In fact, you enjoy taking one step at a time, because you enjoy the process, and the work, more than success. You are very creative, open-minded, and people love to communicate with you. They may also feel energized when they talk with you, as well as understood, and motivated.

Your life at the current moment 

An Animal Totem is the Spirit Animal that accompanies you since the day you were born, until the end. Therefore, if Spider is your Animal Totem, it doesn’t indicate much about life at your current moment, unless it starts showing up in your dreams.

The Spirit Animal that guides you through certain events in your life, is usually an Animal Guide that chooses to walk with you for a limited period of time, until you learn your lesson, or you overcome the problem. It may also choose you, to help you amplify certain qualities that you need for the next phase in your life.

If Spider is the Spiritual Animal that chooses to accompany you, it is reminding you to take one step at a time, and put your creativity to work. You are wise, but you are not applying your natural talents, and using your gifts as you should. Maybe you are looking at someone’s life, and contemplating why you have less than them. You should understand that everyone has their own path, and their own lessons to learn in life. You should not be comparing yourself with others. Instead, you should enjoy your own journey, learn as much as you can. If you are going to look at others, you should only do that to be inspired.

What does dreaming about your Animal Totem mean?

If you have a dream where a Spider is present,it represents the feminine energy in your life. It may be someone you are connected to, or even someone who has passed. They are trying to convey a message, so try to remember what the dream was about, or any particular feelings that aroused.

If you are afraid of Spiders in your dreams, it may indicate that you are not dealing well with your inner issues, or you have fears that are limiting your course of action.

If the Spider is building a web in your dreams, this is a sign that your hard work will soon be rewarded. Everything is coming together, all dots connected, and you will enjoy success in whatever you are working on.

How do you handle your life based on your Animal Totem?


If you have the Spider Animal Totem, you are creative, romantic, delicate, and protective. You want to have fun in your relationships, and you want to keep it light. Unless there is a real problem to deal with, you want to enjoy your relationship, and not be that serious all the time. You also enjoy connecting with people, and getting to know others, which may be hard to navigate, if you find yourself in a relationship with a jealous person, or someone that doesn’t like connecting with everyone.

You like to plan fun dates, and different activities, and these make you feel alive. You work too hard, so you also play hard. If your partner doesn’t enjoy that, or if you feel like you are being hold back, you should understand that at one point, this relationship will break down. On the other hand, if you have a partner who doesn’t connect with others like you do, but understands your personality, and doesn’t try to control you, or hold you back, then it is a relationship that can work.  


Spider Totem means that you go after a job, or a career, that will allow you to express your creativity, and fulfill your spiritual needs. You may not care much about the financial aspect, as you care for your spiritual needs being met. Whatever job position you work in, or whatever work environment you find yourself in, you tend to make the best of it. You enjoy connecting with others, working with others, and building good relationships. Your work environment, and the relationship you have with your coworkers are very important for you. You thrive in a healthy, and positive work environment. You also try to entertain others, and keep it positive. You would do well in creative fields, being an artist, or jobs that allow you to connect with many people, and help them navigate, or manage, their life.

Regarding finances, it indicates that you wish to be wealthy, but only if the wealth you accumulate is a result of your own hard work. You enjoy working, and even though it may get exhausting sometimes, you are proud of your hard-earned money. You may even do more than 2 jobs for a period of time, because you believe you can make it, and you want to build the wealth that you strive for. Eventually, you will make it to the place that you want to be.

Relationship with yourself

Spider Animal Totem reveals your inner struggles, as well as your true self, which you may hide from others. As much as you love building friendships, and connections, you should also value time alone. It will give you the necessary space to work with yourself. All that you have received from your connections, you have to discard information that doesn’t serve you, and keep the values that you want to make part of yourself.

You have the ability to shape yourself, and the world around you, to your own liking. Sometimes you forget to integrate the good values, and keep going through life while absorbing everything. This leaves you in a mess, but it shouldn’t. If you know how to protect your energy, and take only what you need from a connection, you will have it easier to become the person that you want to be.

You may also find it enjoyable to copy traits of others’ personalities, and run with it for a while. Although, in the end, we all return to our core self.

How to honour or connect with your Animal Totem?

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If you want to connect with your Spider Animal Totem, you can take a page from the book of the Native American Traditions. You don’t have to wear the skin of the Spider on you, but you can keep nice Spider sculptures at your work desk. You can have a beautiful artwork of the Spider printed at your blouse, or a paint of the Spider on your wall. You can also buy jewelry that has a Spider signature in it, like the head, or footprints.

You can use these objects to focus on during your meditation, in order to connect with Spider Animal Totem. During your meditation, you may want to call upon your Spider Animal Totem, and ask to be blessed with the qualities that you need at the moment.

If you feel that you can’t visualize the Spider well, which is important for your meditation process to work, you can think about the qualities you want to embody, and try to feel those qualities growing in you. You have to embrace the Spider energy in all aspects of it: physically, energetically, spiritually, and emotionally. It may also help to watch a movie with Spiders.

Try to feel the specific quality amplifying in you. Act as being a Spider is your second nature. This is also how you honor your Spirit Guide, Spider Totem.


You may find that during the course of your life, other Spirit Animals will choose to walk with you for a while, to guide you in different areas of your life. It is possible, that while you have Spider Animal Totem, you can also be guided by other Spirit Animals. However, you will notice that your core values, the same qualities you share with the Spider, won’t change. You will still be creative, the life of the party, and the one who knows everyone.

Different Spirit Animals help you see other paths, that only those can help, and guide through. They also help you develop other qualities, because the purpose is for you to grow.

For example, if you will be accompanied by Black Panther Totem, which is there to help you develop your inner strength, your wisdom, and help you navigate the dark side of life. Spider Totem will always be there, even if you won’t always have other Spirit Animals.

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