Spiders have many spiritual meanings, though most point to femininity, creativity and weaving a personal future. In many traditions and religions, such as those of Ancient Egypt, spiders represent mothers.
Spiders are seen as sharers of wisdom, encouraging individuals to look at situations from many different angles, just as they do from their webs. If a person is attacked by a spider in a dream, it may represent trust issues with the people around him, indicating a need to evaluate the humans he associates with. Furthermore, a fear of spiders in a dream may suggest an inability to adapt to new circumstances.