I was hoping you would help me. I am unable to settle my query scientifically, so I was wondering if this was more a question for the esoteric arts. I frequently, from childhood, have been attractive to spiders. I get bitten often. The worst was a necrotizing bite on my forehead that sent me to the Emergency Department. My Nanna, God rest her soul, often told me they were warnings. Of what I’m not sure.
In the last month, I’ve been bitten, dropped on from a great height while bathing, awoken to one about to crawl on my face, all culminating in last night’s 20c piece size female Redback waiting outside my bedroom door. Which I killed, and feel awful about. Normally I just catch and release.
Thank you for existing. So many of us are buoyed by your skills.
Thank you for this elevating validation, I appreciate it! So, my first thought regarding your situation was that this is a homeopathic constitution type – that a consultation with a gifted homeopath would be enormously rewarding for you.
Aside from that, maybe Spider is your Totem or Spirit Animal? I know that some people are phobic about them, and I get that, but there is also a rich mythopoetic tradition of spiders as sacred creatures, perhaps even with extra-terrestrial origins.
My other thought is the myth of Arachne, also an asteroid and indeed, I did take a quick peek at your chart, and you have asteroid Arachne opposite your Capricorn Ascendant, on the South Node and trine your Moon in Pisces.
Ignore the annoying patriarchal versions of the myth – “she was too uppity so got turned into a spider” – and go straight to read something like Tracing Arachne’s Web. It’s dense and written for academia but super-rewarding.
What does everyone else think?
Image: Susan Seddon Boulet – Spider Goddess