Touch Not The Spider

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Some say spiders are from Mars, so weird and unlike any other creature that they must have landed with some meteorite, millions of years ago.

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.Β  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.

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huuuh
huuuh

Love spiders but felt it was best to kill the black widow in my house. I watched her for a long time. Beautiful creature.

Arachne Pisces on cusp of H 2

huuuh
huuuh

Material comfort through osmosis. Ha

lore
lore

Aww noo! Not long ago there was a huge web on a tree around a place i go running. The spider was not very big, but it was bright green and in the middle of the web, like a drawing. It was really beautiful. I loved seeing that it was still there everyday. I forgot about it and one day I leaned on a tree to stretch and suddenly felt something sticky on my face and something scratching my ear. I destroyed the spider web!! *tears* with my head! (ok, now i laugh about it) The spider just stayed on… Read more »

year of the fox
year of the fox
Odette-in-Libra
Odette-in-Libra

Aw, year of the fox, those captions make me sad. (Maybe they’re hitting some long-ago Charlotte’s Web nerve.) Kudos to you for posting the link after your horrible brown recluse experience. That breed is one of the few I’m really frightened of, due to my aunt sending me some horrific photos of the damage their venom can cause. I hope you made a full & quick recovery! There were lots of spiders in all my Georgia apartments. One summer, a large garden spider planted herself right in my line of vision on the window behind my computer. I watched her… Read more »

Odette-in-Libra
Odette-in-Libra

p.s. I have Arachne 407 in Leo in the 4th house.

huuuh
huuuh

I feel exactly same re: spiders + cats.

Anemone
Anemone

I have Arachne in Libra in the 8th house – any ideas what that means? When I was young my sister collected spiders in jars and kept them in our bedroom – so I was always paranoid they would escape – we also had the large tarantulas in our house all the time – no fly screens! But I don’t kill them either. I had an amazing series of dreams once that a HUGE hairy spider was zooming towards my face at lightening speed and I would always wake up just before “it” happened. Finally I let it happen and… Read more »

InchbyInch
InchbyInch

Tarantulas make me nostalgic for the time when I was younger and would ride around with my German grandfather (my Opa) along dusty country roads in Central Texas, coming back from checking on his cattle. This region is unique because there are several distinct geographic types that all converge here, including desert. So there are a lot of trantulas around, and if he saw one crossing the road while we were driving, he would stop, we would get out of his truck, he would pick up a stick, and let the tarantula climb around on it so I could watch.… Read more »

Liz
Liz

Lovely memory and experience. Thanks for sharing it.

andromeda
andromeda

Sweet! My grandpa was a Libra too, I relate (except he didn’t care for nature so much as electronics, pyramids and ham radio – probably Aqua Asc).

Liz
Liz

I’ve come to love spiders and was taught to never kill them by my uncle’s mistress Myrtis. Arachne is 30 seconds from an exact conjunction with my Pisces Ascendant, tight conjunction to my Chiron and tight trine to my Neptune. I’ve never seen greater numbers and varieties of spiders, everywhere I went, in a short period of time than I have this autumn – very good sign for me.

Catsmeow
Catsmeow

Alright sorry but I have killed spiders. I try not to because I know they eat other bugs and generally I have no problem with spiders (they’re actually kinda cool and cute), but whenever I see one I just think of an article I read a long time ago about the amount of spiders people end up swallowing in their sleep. NO!! The prospect terrifies me more than the spider darting across the floor. And I also have a guinea pig, and have had guinea pigs over the years, that get really distressed when things get into their cage (have… Read more »

fluidfeline
fluidfeline

So it’s a Celtic thing – didn’t know where my tolerance of spiders came from, though I don’t like to kill anything. If I have to destroy a web and move them (because they wove a web overnight across the front doorway say, then I apologise as I remove them with a straw broom to the nearest tree. If they aren’t in the way I leave their webs alone – great pest control. Oh and Arachne 1 deg conjunct Pan (!) in my packed 5th house of Kataka – yes I get it – my awesome talents with my children,… Read more »

zinnia
zinnia

I used to be scared of spiders when I was a kid, but once when I was going through a depressive, lonely phase, a spider moved into my room and kept me company, so I’ve been a friend of spiders ever since. A good thing as my current house is full of them. Arachne in the 12th house conjunct Pluto, and trine Pallas which is odd given the myth.

andromeda
andromeda

Arachne! Cool! Grandmother Spider is supposed to have woven reality or something, the web of life, no? I think she is the original creator, a Titan of sorts in lots of myths, native american etc. I believe her to be very sacred and her minions too. I like the idea that they are so unique they could be from very elsewhere! And I would never kill a spider either, they eat mosquito’s and flies, which is really helpful. Unless there was nest of them next to my baby’s bed or something… We had a tarantula visit from deep in the… Read more »

leony
leony

that tarantula sounds amazing Andro, where was that ? how big ??

I saw a huge spider, guess it was a tarantula, huge & hairy, would’v been more than 2 inches across its legs, its abdomen as big as my thumbpad, enormous !!!

My arachne in aqua 2nd house, hmmm some sort of skill in values & stuff ??
I’m so not into stuff, my belongings packed up in a small shed, few bit of furniture loaned to friends, travelling with small suitcases, lol Maybe thats spider values, minimal stuff !!!

andromeda
andromeda

It was in Ecuador. It must have been nearly as big as a head! It’s body alone was a bit smaller than my palm, we had trouble finding something comfy for it’s journey home I remember.

Arachne in the 2nd, hm, 2nd is about possessions that travel as well as values. Good at massage? Underwater basket weaving?
I reckon spider values is about the bigger picture too, I read somewhere that the Spider Woman weaves the song lines that the Aborigines walk. Maybe she weaves the web of the internet too… πŸ˜‰

leony
leony

Ah that tarantula sounds awesome !!! So glad you sent her home xx

Interesting comment about possessions & values that travel, must think some more about that …

And yes of course the World Wide Web, thats some mighty big grandmama spider spinning !!

Beatrix
Beatrix

Help! Could anybody tell me what Arachne in Aquarius means, specifically what Mystic was discussing re: enviable skill? My Virgoan inclination to research for hours has reaped zero results. πŸ™

Anonymous
Anonymous

i squash the venomous spiders (redbacks, white tails, funnel-eys) but all other others even giant wooly huntsmen spiders get scooped up and shaken off into a shrub outside, or just left where they are, depending the outcome of an on-the-spot a threat assessment.

Anonymous
Anonymous

PCFR
again

year of the fox
year of the fox

oh those funnel webs and camel spiders really scare me. πŸ™

Saturnalien
Saturnalien

On the weekend I discovered a huntsman spider has moved into one of my spare toilet rolls… (double story apartment with toilet bowl views). I wonder if there’s a toilet paper asteroid transiting with arachne at the moment?

Anonymous
Anonymous

My nephew got really sick from a redback that bit him. He takes after me and my sis who loved any creepy crawlies and picked one up. We collected a huge jar of redback eggs at his age. Lord knows how we didn’t get bitten.

But in my old age I admit I am scared of them and killed a few redbacks in my house. Please forgive me as my cats eat spiders and I didn’t want them to get bitten.

Lee
Lee

Don’t worry, you’re not alone! I hate redbacks and am terrified that they might bite my dogs. If I see a redback, it has to go. I’ll keep daddy long legs around though cause they kill the mozzies!

leony
leony

Redback does have a nasty bite, but they are not at all aggressive & usually curl up in a ball & roll away.

Kids need to be taught not to touch things that might bite them …

My mum says I used to eat spiders when I was crawling, daddy-long-legs only I’m guessing

Sagg-scorp girl
Sagg-scorp girl

Nup me neither never kill spiders. Also love crabs (they have 8 legs dont they). I could never eat crabs, Im a vegetarian eats fish and seafood, but never ever crabs. to me they are so funny and sweet and smiling. I get sad when I see them in tanks. I wuv them. Back to spiders – have a smiliar feeling. I used to be scared of them till Ifound out they were kind of sacred and special.

Strangelove
Strangelove

there’s a spider living in the corner of my bathroom. has been there for about 2 years now. i keep to myself and it seems to be happy to reside there… until a few nights ago, whilst having a shower it zigzagged along the wall (like a drunk, lol neptune) right next to my nose. it was trying to climb down the wall, onto tub and cross to other side. no no no noooo!!!! i screamed like a banshee (waking up my housemate and probs most of the neighbourhood) and it seemed to get that i was more frightened of… Read more »

Charles
Charles

Oh damn. I was all excited about that Spiders from Mars album, I never heard of it. So I checked it out and it doesn’t have Mick Ronson on it. So it’s not really the Spiders, IMHO. Mick never got the credit he deserved. I’ll give you a good example of what a guitar god can do, even with material like a mediocre country song by Pure Prairie League can become a great rock ballad.

Steph
Steph

I actually love the Arachne myth, probably because Athena is one of my archetype goddess. to me, it taught me about humility.

Archne in Cancer, 4th house. I actually do make a decent homemaker. It squares my Venus Aries, conj Jupiter, and opposes Neptune.

Steph
Steph

maybe that Jupiter conjunction means that killing spiders would be doubly bad luck for me? It’s a shame that I’m always surrounded by people who are arachnophobia and have me do the dirty work. :/

Libraquarius
Libraquarius

I have a a spider as a totem and when she turned up (we were living in Cobweb Cottage at the time) all the spiders came out to greet her. It was amazing, even my husband noticed. I love spiders, I protect them and think they are so creative and industrious. I have a huge spider brooch on one of my paintings, and a giant spider painted on my drum. I did have a bit of a close encounter I could have done without though. When we lived up a mountain in S-E Qld, I got up one night to… Read more »

aurora lights
aurora lights

Scorpionic Excalibur forever πŸ™‚

Baristagem
Baristagem

😯 I have Arachne in the 1st house… 😯 Spiders make me scream and run like a little girl. Once when I was little and living in the country, a giant spider climbed onto my knee as I sat at the table to do my homework. I slowly turned to my dad who was at the sink and asked him to help me. The spider literally covered my entire knee… My dad – a beautiful gentle Pisces man – just picked it up and put it outside. Meanwhile I screamed and ran outside and up the road… yep just like… Read more »

ScorpioRising
ScorpioRising

I have Arachne in my Scorpio 1st House.
I like spiders but not on me without my permission either. πŸ˜‰

I admire their ability to weave webs and love tarantulas because they look so velvety and cute.

toomuchgoingon
toomuchgoingon

Spiders make me shudder, panic and scream but after all the excellent PR they have from above, I’ll learn to like them more.

Lauren
Lauren

Ooh, I have Arachne conjunct my Sun in Scorpio. Both the Sun and Arachne are at 2 degrees in the 10th house. Arachne is also opposite Chiron in Taurus and square Jupiter in Leo. So my natural Scorpy talents, maybe of research and indepth analysis should be enviable in the work place. Hopefully those talents will be enough to get me an enviable job sometime soon!

Savannah
Savannah

The spider in the loo at the yard died a few months back, naturally, not by the hand of any of the heathens that wanted to waste her. Her little empire of empty eggs, saved dinners and web is still there, I don’t have the heart to destroy it since I fought for her survival. Actually can I share that I shed a tear for her when I realised she hadn’t moved for a few days?

407 in Cap in 7th.

Zaiborg
Zaiborg

Have never understood or condoned squishing spiders.
πŸ™
– especially here in Oz where they are SO huge and hairy, it’d be like trying to take to a mouse with your shoe.
EEK!
I don my super spider saving apparatus, and set them free outside.
Then I run around the house going “eiw…eiw…eiw…eiw…eiw…!”
RESPECT.

Lauren
Lauren

When I was living in Oz there was a beautiful spider who shared the bathroom of my apartment. She was huge and had bold yellow stripes across her belly. I was alright with her being there so long as we stuck to our respective corners. Luckily she preferred to stay up high and didn’t sneak about the sink or tiptoe round the toilet. πŸ˜‰

Tones
Tones

I don’t have issues with spiders. I am sun scorp plus 2 other planets in scorp. The insects are like my cousins, lol. Spiders are the good ones- they eat other annoying bugs, are very crafty, hardworking and good mothers. Their webs are also beautiful. I once saw a spider make it’s web 4 times til it was perfect. You know only an excellent mother would let the offspring eat her. For all that, and the fact that I like them, I think of them as having Virgo juju. I’ve seen lots of money spiders lately, and change on the… Read more »

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I saw a spider eat a firefly once. I noticed the fly blinking in the web and was going to free it but it was too late as the spider was spinning it up. My daughter noticed and got mad. I said the spider was just eating. She said fireflies are special. I agreed and said that’s how life goes. It was a powerful experience. Spiders are creator-destroyers. I never kill them either. As for the myth, I think about the Muslim story of spiders building webs outside of a cave where the Prophet was hiding. Sanctuary. I also think… Read more »

leony
leony

… tell the story of the telling of stories …. love that !!!

Girl
Girl

Mine is 1 degree different from my moon in Sag, 12th house. So presuming that makes it conjunct. Which means it’s also conjunct my neptune.

Please tell me this doesn’t give even further credence to the idea that I should avoid coffee/wine etc. Couldn’t stand it.

And don’t like spiders. Don’t kill them because have ridiculous conscience. But really not a fan AT ALL.

Gneiss Moon
Gneiss Moon

I held a tarantula once and she was light as a feather- was so cool how she was checking me out I was checking her out. UPCLOSE&PERSONAL
She had such lovely delicate fine hairs. Really was a lovely moment.

Gneiss Moon
Gneiss Moon

oops, my Arach in Pisces.
HAHA- check this out – LotR freaks ! SoOo cool !
Sean Astin- Samwise Gamgee in LotR – has Arach conjunct Venus both at 23 Capricorn- Venus (friends, love, art) has only 3 major aspects:

Venus trine Saturn (rules spiders)
Venus trine Pluto (he killed Shelob)
Venus trine ASC πŸ™‚

heehee love ! ok, back to work

Catsmeow
Catsmeow

I’m less freaked out by tarantulas than I am the little spiders that dart around unseen. Tarantulas also have cool sticky feet.

leogroover
leogroover

Me too FB. wish I could weave a project prop web as beautiful as a spider’s web. I hate breaking a web up as it is a sacred home. espesh in the rainforest where they glimmer with dew.
My A in Libra in 8th. Financial partnerships are my ‘talent’ which is surprising however I wouldn’t be writing said prop if it wasn’t for the support of my boss.
I’m about to embark on a “financial/biz revolution if i can stop crowing about it and start writing more.

equilibrium girl
equilibrium girl

I never kill spiders either! I’ve always believed they’re clever little things and know stuff, just sitting there in their webs, observing, cleaning, wrapping up bugs, etc. Maybe I read Charlotte’s Web too young and that affected my thinking. I usually protect the huge spiders that build webs out on the deck. Ppl come over and go ‘Eww! Aren’t you going to kill it?” Why? It’s beautiful, it patiently re-creates its web whenever a section is damaged and it catches bugs, preventing them coming in the house. I had an honorary ‘pet’ spider out there last year. He was majestic… Read more »

fushiafairy
fushiafairy

oh…I would have done the same….I too have had special spiders.

leony
leony

probably she – the big ones are, & the males usually much smaller … sad to here of her demise in the storm, what an amazing thing, getting speared in the storm !! I love how y can have a special connection like that with a spider or some other creature, sharing the space … probably one of her decendants will soon move into the spot Sounds like a golden orb, are you in australia ?? I love them, beautiful, in the garden or bush they build huge ‘condiminiums’, lol I love all spiders too, I’m in Chile now, &… Read more »

ScorpioRising
ScorpioRising

spiderwebs glistening in the morning dew is beautiful, I agree. I love to watch them weave. πŸ˜‰
Native Americans consider her like Mother Earth The Creator The Weaver of life. The Great Creator Artist.

FireyBovine
FireyBovine

my talking to spiders may now be explained … saggi arachne in the first house … never quite understood the fear reaction ppl can have … but i live with quite a collection of redbacks and was pleased to recently learn that, altho their bite hurts a shit load it doesn’t kill us … they do appreciate their old dusty webs being removed for them … creates fresh space for their works … i guess that is my empathy with them, their artistry, making beautiful weaponry in order to eat and survive … very taurean … very scorpio … if… Read more »

rusty fairie
rusty fairie

Went to the loo with one in the cabin i haved moved into in the hills
big huntsman….felt very evolved to let it share my space

GeorgeSand
GeorgeSand

I leave spiders alone unless they’re black widows. Sorry but it’s them or me getting a nasty reaction, no thank you. Arachne in Sagg in the 12th. Yikes! I do have a real talent for my own undoing. Lol!

Girl
Girl

Isn’t 12th also imagination?

fushiafairy
fushiafairy

Killing spiders just pisses me off. The only ones I have ever intentionally killed were black widows living in our house. And even them I try to relocate.

Arachne as a great talent….ran it in charts real quick and don’t see it.
Mine was in capicorn in the 5th. Well, I was a great breeder. And others would look at how I manifested things during my 20s as very capicorn/saturn together.
so maybe. But I don’t think I was ever envied for the breeder part.

year of the fox
year of the fox

I try not to smash spiders when i see them as i know they are good for the environment. But it is hard sometimes as I survived a brown recluse bite.
They are not my fave creatures. Let’s put it that way. If it gives bad luck to kill them, it’s no wonder that I am full of bad luck.

Arachne in the 7th house. Supposedly good at things 7th house. LOL. yeah the house that Saturn resides natally? ummm. no. not even.

inger
inger

# 407 is in taurus for me opposition my jupiter in the ninth…I always make sure the spyders leave my space going upward on their silk threads, keeps my luck always rising….

dd
dd

url for asteroid emphermis please!

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