"We are stardust. We are golden and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." – Joni Mitchell for Graham Nash
Omens, the signs we see, are not always “good omens” or “bad omens.” Spiders and moths can be animal omens that portend good or bad news.
Spiders are messengers and are symbols for the infinite possibilities of creation. Her eight legs represent the four winds of change and the four directions on the medicine wheel. The most important
message of 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.
Moths are messengers from the spirit world, telling us that a ghost is around. If a moth lands on your shoulder, ear, or head and keeps following you,
it is a messenger from a ghost. A good ghost will give
you a warm feeling; a bad ghost will feel cold and eerie.
Some countries believe that White Moths are souls of lost people seeking the way to heaven, Black Moths are evil omens, and if one flies into your face means that a letter is on the way to you.
All spiders are good luck.
From: Superstitions of Nature at http://www.electricscotland.com/poetry/redmond6.htm
A quick-list of animal symbolism of moths:
we may find another message to adjust our course as our path indicates rather than drive forward without heeding important signs along the way.
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 The Spider symbol meaning beckons us to be mindful of our behaviors – be smart about the life we weave for ourselves.
Again and again we find stories that emphasize creation or teachings. Native American: the grandmother protector/teacher, Egypt: Neith creation/weaver; Greek: Arachne another weaver/resurrection;
One final note, if you’ve visited my website often, you know I’m a big proponent of individual interpretation. Symbol meanings are very personal and profound. I merely provide a foundation of symbol meanings; ultimately, only YOU can determine what the meaning of Spider, or Moth, is to you.
From: Insect Totem at http://www.whats-your-sign.com/spider-symbol-meaning.html
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A different way to classify animal totems: http://www.mysticfamiliar.com/archive/Spiralpathway/sp_animals_totems1.htm