Tarantula Symbolism, Tarantula Meaning, Tarantula Totem, Tarantula Dream, and Messages
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Tarantula Meaning and Messages

In this case, Tarantula symbolism is asking you to be patient. This spirit animal lets you know that everything you are asking for is coming to fruition behind the scenes. Therefore, you must step back and allow it all to take hold of a solid foundation. Thus, moving too soon can create instability that will undermine all of your hard work. Tarantula meaning reminds you to trust. The information and knowledge that you need. Moreover, you will be able to make your next move when the time comes.

Alternatively, Tarantula symbolism can also be letting you know that positive changes are now taking hold in your life. Therefore now is the time to integrate the spiritual with the physical. Similar to the Cat and the Salmon messengers, trust your intuition and continue to move forward.

Tarantula Totem, Spirit Animal

Like those who have Coral as their power animal, people with the Tarantula totem understand the gift of perfect timing. Plus, they will often use it to their best advantage. More often than not, these folks have a stable home life, trusted friends, few enemies, and many hangers-on.  Despite this, people with this spirit animal totem prefer to do things on their own. They also understand the proper use of ambush and purposely wait for the right moment to get what they want. However, most people cannot say no to them. They are creative, can think outside the box, and walk their talk.

Tarantula Dream Interpretation

When you have a Tarantula dream, it may signify that you have enemies behind doors that you have closed. Thus it is time for you to move on.

If you see a striped spider of this species in your dream, it is a message that things are not what they seem in your waking life. So, like the Seagull dream, look at things from a different perspective to get the real picture. Alternatively, seeing an extremely hairy spider of this species symbolizes the need to look beneath the surface of things to gain understanding. In other words, knowledge is vital to the final result you are trying to achieve.

42 thoughts on “Tarantula”

  1. Sarah Jane Willingham

    In my dream I was folding clothes on the couch and a golden tarantula walked out of the pile. I remember feeling suprised and a little alarmed. To then calming down and wanting to identify it. So I got out my phone to take a photo and it started running around my house. I was chasing it trying to get a picture of it. Then it went back to where it came from. In the pile of clothes on the couch and I had to leave. So I didn’t find it again. But I remember the whole feeling overall was exciting… this was only a small portion of my dream but seemed significant to see a golden tarantula. What could this mean?

  2. You say your totem what do u mean I’m trying to figure out why I had a dream about a black tarantula crawling casually out of a bag I wasn’t scared I don’t remember rest

  3. Last night I dreamt that I was eating a tarantula, raw. I bit into the large abdominal area and scraped all the insides into my mouth with my teeth. That is so gross! I am searching for meanings because I have seen 2 wild tarantulas this week (one before the dream and one after). I have lived here for years and never saw one. Why all of the sudden???

  4. I had a dream I woke up next to my boyfriend and instantly looked up at my ceiling ; (remind you I’m extremely scared of spiders and hardly every remember my dreams I do struggle with anxiety;) so the spider was super big like unreal I remember two different colors of the spider but the same thing happened the two colors was all brown or either black with green and white spots ; really long legs I can’t remember which one or why I have perceived two different colors
    The spider didn’t attack me nor had a web it just sat there I remember going to get my bother coming back and it was gone .

  5. I dreamed of two tranulata spiders put down on by two boys as I cried. No they bite. They bite.

    After reading the article even from other articles and all said the same but can’t explain what I’m seeking.
    My question is. How can I have enemies if don’t socialise with people no more? I don’t even go out to party. I study train teach and compete and look after my kids.

    This interpretation don’t make no sense to me at all.

  6. I had a dream about seeing a tarantula on a wall and it fell on my mother while she was sleep. i do remember screaming i scared her she woke up but before she actually got up it fell. right on the back of her neck. I was screaming and trying to tell her to calm down. I then woke up from the dream. it was black and yellow from what i remember. Ive tried looking into this meaning but im very confused is there anyone that would know what this could mean?

  7. I had a dream that my cat was climbing up my walls and furniture with a huge, black, hairy tarantula on his back. I went on a vast search to find anyone that would kill it for me as I have a serious phobia of arachnids and finally before the dream could end I found someone I know quite well to butcher it for me and then they came back and pulled the tarantulas legs out of their pocket to prove it was dead and said something like “there are loads of legs where these came from” and the hairy legs were just dangling between my friends fingers. The entire dream the tarantula never touched me or bit me, it just sat there on my cats back (of all places) watching me from time to time. Anyone have any ideas what this could mean?

  8. Last night I dreamed there was a brown and white striped tarantula on my wall. I was never afraid keep in mind if u was awake I would have freaked out. I called for my husband to come kill it so he put it in the bathtub and drowns it. This dream seems very powerful to me because I never remember my dreams once I’m awake. Does anyone know the meaning of this?

  9. I had a dream that me and my sister and my sister-in-law was at a casino hotel in Vegas and on a tree I noticed it was a bright red (the color of coolaid)furry tarantula me and my sister was terrified but my sister-in-law was not so mind you I have a spider phobia so my sister does not want to kill it but move the spider away from my sister and throw the spider on the wall that I’m sitting against above my head in the mist of her doing that I screamed so hard I woke myself up and my sister plus sister-in-law up and told them my dream..any meaning to this

  10. The discripton given is spot on thetye are a lot of changes going on in my life i also have very strong feallings for a friend she has a boyfriend but im also picking up vibs of of her we have nown each other for 5 years she recentlu started flerting with me never happend before i think i need to give her time to relis it as well but it scares me the trancula is always red and black I’ve seen 3 visions of it and a drawing there alwas in the presence of her. Can anyone give me more insight fyi i am a Celtic pagan

    1. A tarantula usually has a big or noticeable energy, but ask yourself or intuition, angels or ancestors or whom you may trust with your Celtic practices (very beautiful culture btw). I really suggest you listen to yourself (intuition – gut feeling, “just knowings”, senses that give you the definition of your “impressions” in the first place…) the most if you can.

      My personal opinion or first-thought, as a female myself, I’d say stay away brother.

      Red and black could be related to occult practices of the darker side, and often in more traditional or older cultures.

      She may be involved in darker witch magic and with you getting scared of the tarantula (a big or prevalent energy) the energies may be showing you she’s got a deeper plot brewing. I don’t want any “dark things” or “sudden surprises” showing up on you, but remember, those who practice these practices in real life are often well cloaked. “The people would not expect “coming” from them the most.” And I personally believe (actually know) those who are “loud” about it, or out/blatant and unhidden about such practices or being of a certain kind or ritual are usually wannabe’s, fake, or of the weaker kind.

      But, ask your ancestors, nature spirits who care for you, whomever you trust got your back, your higher self and see what they say… You’re able to make your own decisions but also ask your loving & kindred spirits to hold your back, keep you safe, protect you, to look into it, to keep you in their safety net since you are a kindred spirit in their realm.

      Also, red and black reminded my of a black widow – another spider. The female black widows are known to eat the males and feed them to their children once they have them. Not trying to scare you, but just another fact.

      Use your intuition.

      But personally, I believe there is poison there. (with the red and black tarantula and your self (or spirits) not only showing you that, but the drawing of her – each time – as well.)

      I also want to say, as a quick note, females can be more powerful than most think… they’ve been suppressed as a common culture recently in most places, but we know the magic they also hold or held from ancient times. With that, and everything else in account, I just want to say be careful of physically mating with her intimately.

      Also, new moon in coming up, so ask for protection, do what you may need to protect your taurus field (personal power, life, will) because IF she is into something of that sort, who knows if she’s using candles… or (with them colors) blood. I’m trying to keep it straightforward with you, so I’m really sorry if you get disgusted, I hope you are not. But please, do you get what I’m saying?

      Maybe ask an elder of your own or a trusted person really aligned with the elements to help… or use your signs of power or tools (symbols, talismans). You can even use your voice.
      I’d advise if you ask an elder that it can be an elder who, if they were alive, would be able to combat such energy or have such a strong personal will that no other energies can inflict upon it or effect it.
      It’s a difference between an elder that only knew how to drink, and an elder that knew how to use the elemental energies with much familiarity.

      “It’s like, that awesome Uncle who can make you a Business or Enterprise Genius, but don’t ask him about anything that has to do with playing music or a guitar.”

      They are there for you.

      They say that a person’s will who is so strong can never be in danger or inflicted upon with other’s (and sometimes, devastating) negative energy.
      You can shield yourself and ricochet that energy back to them.

      Use your personal army and the army of the family you were born into to protect yourself. (Your self power, who you are, what you came with and the protectors, the kindred power, what and who they are and you have access to.)

      We live in a world with both sides of the spectrum.
      Not that one’s “good’ or “bad”, but it’s more about who your vibin’ with.

      And just like a mother protects her baby, you’re sometimes gonna have to protect that energy.
      There’s nothing wrong with protection.

      It is also love.

      I only have the best wishes to you, and for your highest most harmonious-inclusive energies for there is much love to go around, brother.

      I hope this helped, but always listen to yourself first.

      You have everything you need.

  11. I come had a dream that I had 2 of my friends over and all the spiders from all around the world stated chasing us. My 🐈 Molly started attacking them. We got out side. Then we saw a tarantula as big as a sky scrapper. My aunt Pattie’s and uncle Allen’s dog Charlie started barking at it, but then the tarantula ate him then my two friends then me. I have know idea if that dream means if my spirit animal is a tarantula, a German Shepherd, or a calico cat.

  12. Hi, I just wanted to know why I keep seeing a Totem tarantula in my bedroom, sometimes in runs on the wall towards me frantically & then other times it’s slow and stops then weaves a web then start walking again, just to let you know this doesn’t scare I find it quite comforting.

  13. I had a dream of a tarantula I can’t really remember everything but I do remember is that in my dream I was scared I do remember what the tarantula looks like it was black and gray and hairy what does this mean ?

  14. 3 tarantulas showed up in my dream, as pets. For some reason in my dream they were all in the same enclosure. The largest of the tarantulas, being charcoal black devoured the first, smallest tarantula easily, this one was mostly black with brightly colored stripes. The 2nd tarantula was a bit bigger, and quite hairy, also of dark color, it was devoured with some difficulty by the largest of them. Is the largest charcoal tarantula representing myself in any way, and destroying illusions and unburying truths?

  15. Hi so recently I have been trying to understand my path spiritually.
    So never in my life have I ever come across a tarantula until yesterday if I have I’ve never paid attention until yesterday? Could this be a message or could it be plain coincidence? Thanks #turantulameanings #spiritual #guidance

    1. It is not an coincident.
      When I started my spiritual path I had many of these animals showing in real life.
      Racoon on bathroom window…outside…and super big. Feathers in yard …a lot not just one or two. Every day. Different ones. Different places.
      It is fun and a way of heaven talking to you.
      Open up to it and follow your roots…it is so worth it.

    2. There is no such thing as coincidence. Everything happens for a reason and since you have been trying to discover your path, tarantula came to you as a message. If you read the article above, tarantula talks about transformation, change and perfect timing. This is a perfect spirit animal for you. I know that you wrote this article years ago but it was tarantula helping you get on that path you belong on. They helped you transform into who you are today. Wow that’s so powerful.

  16. I had a dream, I was surrounded by my cousins and brother and they gave me a black tarantula to swallow it. I took it with my hands put together and then brought it to my mouth and tarantula started to climb inside my mouth (tarantula was bigger than my mouth). When I woke up the tarantula was in the end of my mouth and I felt like choking but I let them know I was ok and I could keep going as the tarantula was crawling inside my throat.

  17. I have been dreaming about the same tarantula in every house I move to since I was a teen. In my parents house I would dream about one (or more) being in our house. Then when we moved out of state I dreamed about it being in a web around the house and at our next house (we were renters for awhile), and our next house, all the way to our current permanent house. Sometimes I would wake up suddenly and look in the dark on the walls and i could swear I saw a spider on the wall I would jump up and flip the light on searching but never found anything. It has happened so often it has become like a memory for me; like my childhood house I kind of remember it as having a tarantula there when it never did. So I did a google search and came across your website. It would be interesting if the tarantula is my animal totem.

  18. I woke up today dreaming that I was in some doctors office and saw Tarantula a huge one come out of a pocket hole of wall than a small one fallowed I screamed for boyfriend to help me 😁lmao he picks it up holding it very well no fear im the one saying be careful it might bite you so he lets it go back on wall because of it size it was havey and fell to ground my son comes in without knowing he stepped on it because I’m telling him to get out I saw it squashed in my sons half of back shoe the other little ones went into hole so I woke up😧😝 so I came here to get a clue to this dream 😮

    1. my wife woke me up around 4am we had some prayers after then I went back to sleep along the line in my sleep I had a dream of tarantula spider rush on to me and enter my shoulder

  19. Last night I had a dream that I was renting this property with my mom and brother. Out of nowhere all of these tarantulas start coming down from the ceiling from silk threads. One of them was even using its legs like it was a mammal, almost moving its legs together to get down faster. Somehow this vibration started to happen that put the spiders in an immobile state and they were just hanging there, mesmerized by the vibration and not moving.

  20. Last night I was dreaming with tarantula the color brown with stripes she crawled to the middle of the floor and her legs turned into 8 baby spider and one was crawling on my dad’s foot ( mind you my dad passed away almost 2 months ago). I push it away off my dads foot . In my dream someone tried to kill it but I push that person foot away so they won’t kill the baby spider , I saw all the baby spadier run back to the mom, they got inside the mother and she turn into some type of bug and flew away but before she did she said to whoever tried kill the baby spider, did you try to kill my babies and flew away. I don’t understand the mean of my dream. In my i wasnt scared or anything. I was amazed cause it turned into a bug and it was flying.. i kept asking my dad what does it mean to dream with spiders.. but i was dreaming .

  21. Lastnight I dreamed that several tarantulas appeared in my house all in the same hallway. Spread out and just sitting still. Black and brown. I was trying to avoid stepping on them. I was fascinated by them but uncertain why they were there or where they were coming from. I did bend down to look closely at one and it shrunk into a smaller spider but looked directly at me. That’s about all I can remember. Kindof a strange dream.

  22. Hi there! Last night I had a dream of two tarantulas that were moulting. They had been placed into the same cage together, and both began to moult, and one accidentally moved and crushed the other tarantula beneath it. Having had tarantulas before I know how sensitive a time moulting is, and they are very fragile. I cannot find any site that dictates what dreaming of tarantulas moulting means.. Do you have any ideas?

  23. Dreamt of 3 beautiful tarantulas. In colors. Not harmful. Still. Fragile. Beautiful. I recall one having some pink. Another blue. A third pretty natural brown. Soft fur but not long fur. The overall feeling of the dream was one of discovery, amazement, appreciation of uniqueness, rarity and value. Not sure what it means. I felt on guard yet also felt there was no reason to be afraid at all.

  24. jennifer chang

    I had a dream last night (Saturday) that a big stripped tarantula was fighting across the room with the big red butterfly inside a nice living room with wood floors. Any thoughts? Xoval

  25. I had a dream where I white or light tan tarantula crawled across some shoes then I woke up,. Any ideas?

  26. Vanessa gonzales

    Hi my name is vanessa i woke dreaming a dark hairy spider lastnight and i really dont know what it mean in my dream it was crawling to get me but i would run and when it got to me i tryed to killed it and more keeped comeing my way i was freakeing out so bad and now i cant stop seeing the image in my mind and how scary they are my anxiety has reated to it and my frelings i been feeling very bad i can keep myself together can someone tell me what it really means plzs

  27. I awoke briefly out of a sound sleep to see a tarantula crawling on my bedroom wall. I closed my eyes for a brief second and it disappeared! That was weird, it must be there to send me a message!

    1. Vida M Ventura

      Wow i had the Exact same experience. That’s what led me to this page. Crazy.

  28. 😕 I have woken amidst 2 dreams involving what we call huntsmans (big hairy not harmful) spiders. The first one was in my mouth squashed up, stuck to the roof of my mouth. Once I finally removed it I realised it was a spider. The second one was curled up in my long hair, when I tried to remove it and shake it out of my hand it used it’s web making ability to stay attached to my hand swirling inside the palm of my hand, not letting go. I was unemployed for 6 months and forced to sell my home and relocate an hour away. My new jobs are low in pay and I drive an hour to each of them, in peak hour my drive can be up to 3 hours. I am struggling financially. Recently I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I found the lump early and it has been removed, however I am awaiting test results to see if I would benefit from chemotherapy. In each of my dreams I experienced fear encountering each spider. I am not sure how to interpret my dreams.

  29. I live in the Sierra Nevada foothills. I was walking up my gravel drive and a black tarantula about 6 inches wide walked across my path. I knew immediately it was a totem for me. I have been doing some serious work changing my life and I had just gone through some major anger at my guides for the level of difficulty this gas been. You’re totem has helped me immensely. Thank you!

  30. I did a Vision Quest in June. In the temazcal ceremony before I bagan my 4 day 4 night quest, there was a very large trantula above my shoulder on the top of the sweat lodge. During day three, the same tarantula came and sat on my forearm, explained why it came into my life, and was quire informative.

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