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    Sep 26, 2007 6:11 AM GMT
    I have heard somewhere that if you see a spdier crawl out of your clothes, it is meant to symbolize something.. but for the life of me can't think of what.

    So the question would be.. Does anyone out there know what symbolism lies behind such an event?

    As this happend to me today, it would be great to have a head's up if something is on the way.

    Cheers guys.
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    Sep 26, 2007 8:55 AM GMT
    I allways thought that spiders where proper animals that hate dirt, so i think it means youre clothes are to dirty for them to live in. So if you see a spider check out of youre clothes, you really need to wash them icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 26, 2007 12:35 PM GMT
    Spider running over your clothes means a new set of clothes

    Spider on your clothes means money

    I googled it.
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    Sep 26, 2007 2:56 PM GMT
    I always kenw about it that spider means MONEY! Not only crawling over your clothes but even in dreams!
    I didn't Googled it! LOLicon_smile.gif
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    Sep 26, 2007 3:54 PM GMT
    Hey Tadzo

    Spiders mean money when on your clothes, not walking. Check out the list below.

    This is from oldsuperstitions.com

    Subcategory: Spiders

    It is unlucky to kill spiders because a spider spun a web over baby Jesus to hide him from Herod.

    A spider with syrup cures fever.

    Seeing a spider run down a web in the afternoon means you'll take a trip.

    You'll meet a new friend if you run into a web.

    A spider is a repellent against plague when worn around the neck in a walnut shell.

    Killing a spider - very bad luck

    Seen running over clothes - a new set of clothes

    Finding a spider in the morning - Sorrow

    Finding a spider at midday - Anxiety

    Finding a spider in the evening - Loss

    Killing a spider - Bad Luck

    A spider spinning in the morning - Good Luck

    A spider climbing its thread - Good News

    A spider dropping on its thread - Good Luck

    Finding a spider on your body - Good Fortune

    Seeing a spider cross a wall - Good Luck

    A spider's web on a doorway - A Visitor

    A spider on your clothes – Money

    Arcane is said to be the missing 13th sign of the zodiac based on 13 lunar months. Arcane is associated with psychic abilities, weaving and women.
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    Sep 26, 2007 4:17 PM GMT
    This spring and summer I had a passing fascination with spiders and their webs. It is common to get up in the morning and find spider webs on my truck. the one that interests me the most is the one the weaves the web on my side view mirror every day. very elaborate web I might add.

    I figure this spider is quite obsessed with itself, hence choosing the mirror location. hmmm thinking? nah I ain't obsessed with myself.

    The bugs are everywhere, therefore the spiders are too. at night anywhere's there's light there's a spider. so finding a spider in your clothes probably suggests where you've been sitting. yes spiders bite.
    like anything in nature they are doing their own thing.
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    Sep 26, 2007 4:57 PM GMT
    I love spiders!icon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 26, 2007 6:13 PM GMT
    Inked_Steel -- thanks for the research

    So i am either getting some new clothes or some money.. nice. I knew there was something behind such an event. And even if it is just superstition, i will take it as truth. Being an athlete, you guys wouldn't believe the things superstition has brought.

    Oh and about the dirty clothes thing.. Thygros, generally i would agree with you, but just washed those clothes that afternoon.. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Sep 26, 2007 6:18 PM GMT
    I've heard that on average, people are never more than 3 feet away from a spider.
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    Sep 26, 2007 6:49 PM GMT
    McGay,

    That's true I think.

    They say the same thing about rats, and I am scared of them fuc*ers.
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    Sep 26, 2007 6:56 PM GMT
    McGay, people are likely never more than 3ft away from insects period as many live in the walls and are shy about coming out when people are busying about.

    Spiders are beautiful creatures who've unfortunately been demonized by our culture. Take a moment to examine a web then reflect on the fact that its produced from a spider's own body. That's creativity incarnate! (That said, so long as spiders keep their distance, we're cool!)
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    Sep 26, 2007 7:11 PM GMT
    I'm very itchy now.
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    Sep 26, 2007 10:36 PM GMT
    My grandmother, who grew up in rural Germany, used to say:

    Spinne am Morgen bringt kummer und sorgen---
    Spinne am Abend, erquickend und labend.

    In other words: seeing a spider in the morning means trouble, seeing one in the evening is good luck.
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    Sep 26, 2007 10:46 PM GMT
    I'd have more respect for spiders if they got rid of the damn silverfish.
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    Sep 26, 2007 10:52 PM GMT
    I once had an apartment where the back windows were in wells below ground-level. Because of their design, there was no way to put screens on them, but I had to open the bathroom window for ventilation. Anyway, the spider webs made a nice impenetrable screen across it that worked fine. But I assure you, it never brought me a dime.

    BTW one of my former bosses studied spiders. He would bet anyone in town $5 that he could find a black widow in their house within two minutes. I don't think he ever lost.
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    Sep 26, 2007 11:11 PM GMT
    I was under the impression that spiders and, more specifically or intensely, webs meant sexual repression of some sort. That is in a dream.

    A friend who is a psychologist and writer used to, in his early years, dabble a lot with dream interpretation. Now he considers it somewhat bunk. But that was the going wisdom he passed to me.

    It was wild, as at these few times (long moments peppered) in my life that I would try to be straight, not simply date girls (which I did every now and then with confidence at other times as well), but deny my attraction to men, I would have these vivid dreams of spiders.

    For a few years I lived in Southeast Asia and would spend hours and days in the jungle walking or bike riding where possible. There were two kinds of spiders that caught my imagination, one as big as a man's hand with fingers outstretched, and the other about 3 or 4 centimeters long.

    The first would weave elaborate webs right at my face level above paths in the jungle. They were vibrant in color, bright red, orange, green, blue, all adding up to whatever the color of cold fear is. I never walked into their webs but time and time and time again would look up to see one a couple centimeters from my face as I was about to.

    The others were worse. They lived in or around homes and literally would chase you. I'm not joking. They didn't build webs, their sole purpose in life was to terrorize the shit out of you.

    The last throes of any attempt to pretend or demonize my sexuality happened at this time, and these creatures lent powerful images to my dreams. I woke up in sweat.
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    Sep 27, 2007 12:57 AM GMT
    I think,
    "Just as the Spider weaves a web, so too must we weave our own lives. The Spider symbol meaning here serves as a reminder that our choices construct our lives. When the Spider appears to us, it is a message to be mindful of the choices we are making - and ask ourselves:

    * How are my choices affecting my life?
    * How can my choices improve my life?
    * How are my choices affecting others in my life?

    Not only do Spiders and their webs draw attention to our life choices, they also give us an overview of how we can manipulate our thinking in order to construct the life we wish to live."

    from:

    http://www.whats-your-sign.com/spider-symbol-meaning.html

    sums it up.
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    Sep 28, 2007 9:00 PM GMT
    I love spiders and could never bring myself to hurt one unless my life was in danger. Naturally I have always found spiders soothing, the mere sight of them fills me with awe and exitement. I have always believed them to be creatures of good luck, well that and I hate house flies.

    But I'm used to seeing them around actually and have never really thought much of it. My room is the only place you'll find them in the apartment. And often when I leave out I'll find random spiders resting on my sleeve or on my arm. I usually take them and find a safe place to place them to make sure they aren't harmed.

    I really don't know what they may represent in ancient tales, which is why I find this topic so interesting. Whatever you may find out,however, just don't kill it if not for yourself then for me.
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    Sep 28, 2007 10:35 PM GMT
    When I was a child, my Grandfather used to tell me the Cherokee legends of the spider...

    To dream of spider is a message that you should pay attention to how you are weaving the web of your life and how you connect to others.

    To see spider when awake is a message from Grandmother Spider to pay more attention to your dreams. To see spider often means spider is your Totem.

    To have spider as your totem indicates creativity and lessons in being creative. It also indicates wisdom, as Grandmother Spider is the source of wisdom.

    Grandmother Spider, also known as Spider Woman, is credited in legend for bringing light to our side of the world and for teaching the First Nations how to weave. She is a metaphor for "she who creates from a central source". Her web symbolizes the grid or matrix of our reality and connects each of us to everyone and everything else. Her web inspires the creation of dream catchers, which capture bad dreams in the web and allow the good dreams to escape through the center hole, so that we can see them in our sleep. During dream time we remove part of our consciousness from physical reality and venture off through 'her' web experiencing what we can't understand with our physical consciousness.