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.