Spider. . . weaving webs of delight,
Weave me a peaceful world.
Carrying creation in your web,
Waiting to be unfurled!
This little beauty was on my screen door once!
Spider wove the web that brought humans the first picture of the alphabet. The letters were part of the angles of her web. Deer asked Spider what she was weaving and why all the lines looked like symbols. Spider replied, "Why Deer, it is time for Earth's children to learn to make records of their progress in their Earth Walk." Deer answered Spider, "But they already have pictures that show through symbols the stories of their experiences." "Yes," Spider said, "But Earth's children are growing more complex, and their future generations will need to know more. The ones to come won't remember how tho read the petroglyphs."
So it was that Spider wove the first primordial alphabet, as she had woven the dream of the world that had become manifest. Spider's Dream of the physical world had come to fruition millions of years before.
Spider's body is made like the number eight, consisting of two lobe-like parts connected at the waist, and legs. Spider is the symbol for the infinite possibilities of creation. Her eight legs represent the four winds of change and the four directions on the medicine wheel.
Spider weaves the web of fate for those who get caught in her web and become her dinner. This is similar to humans who get caught in the web of illusion in the physical world., and never see beyond the horizon into the other dimensions.
The web of fate also represents a wheel of life, which does not include any alternatives or solutions. It is typically human to get caught iln the polarity of good or bad fortune without realizing that we can change it at any time. If we are not decisive enough about changing our lots in life, we may end up being consumed by our fears and limitations.
Spider is the female energy of the creative force that weaves the beautiful designs of life. Her web has hundreds of intricate patterns which catch the morning dew.
Spider Medicine tells you to create, create, create! Look for new alternatives to your present impasse. She can also warn you that you are coming too close to an entangling situation. Spider could be asking you to use a journal to write out and review your progress. If you do this, you will not forget how you are creating a new or different phase in your life.
Spider brings a message of a different kind when she sees you becoming a bit too involved in the weaving of your life plans to notice opportunity at the outskirts of your web. If this is the case, Spider gets your attention so that you notice that something you have woven has borne fruit. Congratulations! Spider caught you just in time, before you missed the opportunity of the edge of your web or reality.
The most important message from Spider is that you are an infinite being who will continue to weave the patterns of life and living throughout time. Do not fail to see the expansiveness of the eternal plan.
from Medicine Cards by: Jamie Sams & David Carson