Others say that they’re magical, their webs mirroring a mandela or a far greater cosmic web; one of the most ancient deities of all time was a spider goddess of Mesoamerica.
There is a theory that there is a secret 13th sign of the Zodiac – the Spider! – which we dealt with here. You could be one, lol. But i don’t go along with it.
Oh and there is a (sort of) Spider Asteroid – Number 407 Arachne – she was the talented spinner who challenged Athene and wound up a spider. I don’t like the myth but the asteroid is said to denote where you have great talent, so amazing that it attracts envy. I’m not getting a strong vibe but as with all the minor asteroids, they’re fun to throw into a chart, yes?
I was raised with the vaguely celtic concept that it’s bad luck to kill spiders and so i don’t. Ever. Even if a tarantula was menacing me, i would probably try to pick it up on a magazine and carry it outside.
This morning i saw two spiders – one real and a baby, hanging off a loo roll in front of me – the other a huge plastic one discarded on the footpath post-Halloween. They’re good omens, i.m.o. signalllng wisdom, craft and growth.