If we want to take a look at things from a perspective of superstition, then a belief that we are connected to the Universe in many ways, even those that cannot be seen with our own eyes, but you can sense it with some inner feeling, is a load of nothing.
It is just a way how we explain things in our life that make us feel scared or that make no sense.
But, the other part of you surely can feel that there is something close to us, something that can show us the way, precisely when we are scared or when we do not know where to move, what is our true direction.
Then, small things just as the wind or a small feather that has fallen in front of us can be a sign from the universe that can speak to us clearly as we can.
Now, we have already spoken of the fact that all things in the Universe are connected and that all beings from the smallest insect to the largest object in the Universe.
They are connected not only on a symbolical level but in an actual way – just for example flies can feel when the weather is changing and the rain is about to start, in the same way, everything else functions.
Today we will take a look at the spider, one of the most amazing creatures that live here with us on the planet.
They are carriers of a strong symbolism, that can vary, but is surprisingly positive in most cases, often related to wisdom, creativity, and power.
The symbolism of a Spider
All insects are potent symbols, and the same case is with spiders, and maybe even more than other insects, their symbolism is incredibly strong and versatile, present in almost any civilization in the world.
The fact is that spiders are insects that at the same time fascinate humans and scare them is already one interesting attribute to start with.
In some cases, you would be surprised by beliefs that are associated with this insect.
A spider is believed to bring good fortune and is usually an element of the myths and tales of ancient cultures, and it is seen in virtually any civilization when you look at the old scriptures.
It is a fascinating animal as it is so creative and smart – a spider builds a web, chases, damages the lines, and then shifts again to the following phase in life, and it is simply the insect that survives.
It depicts the following revolution of its survival, this scary insect can be seen as the emblem of changeover.
It can be two things, it can be a hideous mutation and it can also be the symbol of a wonderful transformation.
We could also say that the positive meaning that is related to this creature is connected to the matter of significance, perseverance, imagination, wisdom, imagination, and motivation, as these are all aspects that we want to have in life.
On a more negative note, its symbolism is associated with hostility, bloodthirstiness, and the devastation of the target.
This could be the starting point for a deeper understanding of this being, and also its connection to the idea that it can be bad luck when you kill it.
Remember that in old Greek, the spider was the creature who opposes all, and it is a daring animal, that can perform metamorphosis.
Such interesting meaning is seen in numerous songs and scriptures.
In ancient Greece, a spider was associated with the gift, but also arrogance and challenges that existent in life.
Just, as an example, in old Asia, in those civilizations, the spider is a being that is the maker of the world, as it is such a special being that creates something so tender and strong at the same time, just as the spider has its web.
In Hinduism, it could be seen that a spider is also the being of the Universe and that all things fall into its heart or the center of the world.
In the world of Indians, the spider is connected to the Sun, as it is associated with its rays.
As well, it is apprehended as the conqueror of destiny because it wobbles, in the representation of its web, and also represents the soul released from the material body.
We must not forget to look into the spider’s activity, as it is a nocturnal animal, and this is also one thing that is very interesting to look at.
Because of his nighttime movement in lunar meaning, a spider is seen as the conqueror of fate, a renowned visionary, and the protection of the mysteries of history and the times that shall be.
Based on the instructions of feng shui principles, a spider is an age-old emblem of creation, persistence, and imagination, and also, it denotes a lucky amulet that conveys good news.
In this sense, we could imagine that the spider is more associated with good news than bad.
Here, we want to add one more thing – a spider is so very commonly connected to the idea of creation, as it is associated with the creative impulse itself, the Source, and the Universe itself.
There is a story in the old Indian culture that says that once upon a time there was a female spider who was there before humans.
Nowadays, in dream interpretation and psychoanalysis, a spider is a sign of introversion and selfishness since it is an animal that endangers the territory from the middle of the net it has incorporated.
Spider web-weaving result may be a sign of an intelligent guide on psychic power or risk as he hunts and chokes its mark.
But, in the same way, today, we could say that the spider represents the symbol of fertility, harmony, and consensus, and is often manifested as an old lady or a granny, maybe a trainer, and protection of knowledge.
In the prevalent idea, a spider and its web convey power but also risk.
Is It Bad Luck To Kill a Spider?
No matter how scary a spider looks, when it is magnified with a magnifying glass, it is a living being and has its role on the planet.
If there were no spiders and their webs, people would not be able to survive other insects because they would be overwhelmed by them.
Spiders feed on other insects and are very clever at setting their web traps, which they use to catch them and then feed on them.
Some people suffer from arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and they don’t even dare to approach them, let alone kill them.
That’s why they ask for help from other people if someone happens to be in their apartment.
You can easily catch a spider in, for example, an empty cigarette pack and throw it out into nature to make its web somewhere outside and be useful. It would be a sin to kill him, like any other living being.
There are spiders like the black widow, whose poison can be extremely dangerous for humans and they should be avoided and should not be killed, but call a special service that deals with that, because they will remove the entire nest that he made somewhere and you will only be that way make sure they are all removed from your home.
Each spider has certain doses and strengths of poison, with which it will either stun or kill its victim to feed on it.
But not all spider poisons are deadly, so we don’t see any reason why they should be killed.
Would you feel good if you saw a spider walking in the grass and out of pure peace stepped on it and killed it?
They should not be killed forever, let them go their way and do what they were created for, and their role on this planet is more than important and very useful for the entire ecosystem.
Spiders are generally afraid of humans and will always look to stay away from us. However, sometimes the suns simply found themselves in our home and they now live there, feeding on mosquitoes and flies that they would catch in their nets, which is why they are also very useful.
Considering that they are living beings like any other, it would be a sin to kill them if there is a possibility to hide in their natural habitat.
Every house has several of these creatures in it without us even noticing them.
They are very useful because they feed on all insects and even some of them feed on their species.
Their webs are extremely strong, especially for man’s greatest temptation during the summer period, mosquitoes.
Some of the mosquitoes will somehow find an entrance through the net you have placed on your windows, but if you have one or two spiders in your house, it will be difficult for them to escape their net.
Knowing that killing such a useful creature is a sin and should be avoided
If they have multiplied to such an extent that staying in your home has become unbearable, then you should already call a service that will deal with that problem, but two to three spiders in your home will not hurt you, on the contrary, you can only have benefited from it.
Why is it considered a sin and misfortune to kill a spider?
If someone cannot harm you and does not disturb your life in any case, but on the contrary brings you benefit and you kill him, how can we call it anything other than sin?
Some people generally have a great fear or aversion to cuts, so like spiders, they kill them at every opportunity and do not feel any remorse after that, but on the contrary a kind of relief, that they got rid of another “enemy” in their life.
It would be better for such people to educate themselves and work on their fears and face them so that they don’t do such things again.
Why would you take the life of any creature that didn’t deserve it, right?
Especially if you see it in its natural habitat, where it doesn’t bother anyone, but lives its life and does exactly what it was created for.
If you accidentally stepped on a spider while walking, it cannot be counted as a sin, because it is something you could not influence and simply happened, and you do not need to feel excessive remorse and pangs of conscience because of it.
You went your way and minded your own business, and he was destined to suffer in that way, understand it this way.
A spider is considered good luck in the house and they say that you should not chase it out of your home if it does not threaten you.
Especially if he’s in the attic where he won’t bother you at all, and killing him would be out of sheer spite and malice.
No insect will attack a person if he did not feel threatened in some way.
It usually happens if a person steps on it barefoot or bruises it with an arm or shoulder in a dream.
Of course, this does not apply to insects such as mosquitoes, which feed on human and animal blood.
There are various beliefs about the spider and its web, such as, for example, if you remove the spider from the house, you will bring health and happiness to the house.
If a spider descends from the ceiling on you, it means that there is a possibility of an inheritance or winnings in games of chance.
If a spider crawls over you, it means that welcome and dear guests will come to your house.
If a spider falls from the ceiling to the floor in front of you, it means that you will get some money easily.
These are all good news and good signs and we don’t see a single reason why you would bring some misfortune to yourself by killing him.
It would be best not to touch him if he cannot harm us.
What kind of example would you give your child if you killed a spider in front of him out of pure peace?
You need to teach children to live in harmony with nature, and not to interfere too much with its laws.
All civilizations know the spider as a strong symbol.
In many cultures, he is a bringer of good luck, and in rare cases vice versa, and only on the condition that some harm is done to him.
But very often the spider can be seen as a symbol of wisdom, creativity, strength, and endurance.
Sometimes the spider associates us with the danger that is on our way, as well as the need to control ourselves in such situations.
In some countries, when you see a spider in the house, it can mean an old soul, usually, a female one, who has come to give you some knowledge or to warn you.
He is considered a transmitter of wisdom and knowledge. From this perspective, we can say that it is bad luck to step on a spider.
Because in that way you destroy the spiritual communication with the souls of your ancestors.
It is believed that prehistoric man made his own trap for animals thanks to watching a spider catch prey in its web.
Spiders are very powerful symbols and in all cultures, they have a very important meaning, and in some countries, it is forbidden to kill them, even punishable by law.
In general, they are very important insects for the entire indoor ecosystem and do not need to be killed unless they directly threaten your life and comfort.
Spiders are also a symbol of health and in some countries, it is believed that if you take a spider out of the house and remove the cobwebs, that way you bring health and happiness out of the house.
It is also believed that a red spider represents money and that if this spider is found on you, it means that you are expecting a sudden gain that will be substantial.
It is believed that any positive treatment towards this insect brings something good and beautiful into our lives, so we should treat them properly and humanely.
If you constantly kill spiders in your home and remove even the smallest cobwebs from their cobwebs, you will notice that they will completely leave your home and will not return to it for a long time, and thus your health and happiness as well as money.
Among other things, if all this that we mentioned is just a myth and mere superstition, why would you even need to kill a living being?
Because a spider is also a living being, and at the same time extremely useful and valuable.
No matter how scary it looks, he will be a very caring parent, who will carry his young when they hatch, on his body for a long time until they grow up and are able to weave their first web for the first prey they catch.
According to an old belief, if you get caught in a cobweb on the street, it may mean that you will have money to solve all your financial problems.
If you get caught in a spider web in your house, it may mean that you will have unexpected guests from whom you will receive extremely valuable gifts.
If you kill a red spider, it is believed that bad luck with money will follow you for the next ten years and that you will have just enough money to not die of hunger or anything else.
Killing a black spider can mean death in the family and misfortune.
And if you accidentally stepped on and killed a black spider, it could mean that someone you know will die suddenly in the coming days and that news will leave you reeling.
If you saw a white spider, it may mean that one of your deceased ancestors will visit your home in the coming period, wanting to see you.