Oh What A Tangled Web…

See that picture right over there? What’s your reaction? Are you thinking ‘Oooo, that’s so beautiful.’ or is your immediate reaction, ‘Omfg, where’s the spider!? KILL IT.’

Spiders have a pretty bad reputation, yet they’re also pretty magical.

Spiders are not as dangerous as they are portrayed in the media. Experts agree that spider bites cause an average of less than three deaths a year and those are usually from an allergic reaction to the venom and not the venom itself.

Dogs cause more deaths than spiders each year, yet rarely do we jump up on chairs, screaming, and wielding brooms when we see them.

Most spider bites cause the minor irritation of a bee sting or a mosquito bite. Even the bite of the black widow has a 1% mortality rate. With the progress made in anti-venom, spider bites are rarely deadly, although some can cause serious tissue damage. Spiders can be dangerous, yet so can all of earth’s creatures.

When Spider creeps into your life it’s worth noting that it means more than grabbing the nearest can of bug spray and a battle cry of “kiiiiiiiilllll iiiiiittt!”

Spiders are master weavers. Through out history this has linked them to weaving the threads of fate and creativity. Spider teaches us to maintain a balance between the past and the future. Everything you do now is being woven into the tapestry that is your life.

Spider teaches us to look at the bigger picture, not just what is happening right now. When we only focus on one part of an issue, and not everything surrounding it, we often miss a lot of the wisdom that is being taught to us.

If spider has come into your life you should think about the following: Is it time to start weaving your dreams into reality? Are you embracing your creativity? Do you feel as if you are stuck in a web? It is time to acknowledge that you are the weaver of your threads. You hold the power. You are the master of your own fate.