it’s already woven.
I started seeing daddy long legs spiders this week. everywhere.
I can’t tell you the last time I’ve seen one, & only one. actually, I can, but it’s been 15 years, at least.
since I was a child, I’ve been drawn to animal magick. they have always just known when & how to speak to me. I’ve been pulled to them, & they, me. the gentleness & respect that requires of me is boundless & endlessly teaching. they give me moments to reflect on the why, the how, & the instinct of being. if you’ve ever lived with me, you know I don’t kill creatures in my home & I allow them to come & go as needed. they have never invaded my space, given this freedom. yes, even spiders.
even spiders. greatly revered & yet greatly feared. sustaining equilibrium, one of the smallest predators on earth, yet a great threat to our apex predator mentality because of their poison, their bite, or their otherwise mysterious nature. in ancient traditions, spiders are held as wise, knowing creatures. yes, somewhat feared, but for their choice on how they use their power. humans are similar. we have the same choice.
I’m drawn back to Arachne, the weaver. she challenged wisdom, the greater craft, & was condemned to become a spider. whether she won that challenge depends on who you ask, but the challenge alone is symbolic. her actions were seen as hubris. I see them as strength & inquisition. she had wisdom. she had the ability to create. & she was told she shouldn’t.
I have always taken spiders to mean one thing - it is in the works. in part, you have the ability to shape that destiny, you are a master of your fate via free will, but on a greater scale, what is meant to work for you is being created. a spider never feels trapped in this web, because they hold the power to it & the evolutionary ability to escape it. we are weavers, we have instinctual wisdom. our fate is fragile & yet bound to itself. it can change its shape but not its substance. we are challenged to find our strength in creation.
creepy-crawlies to bird feathers: do animals speak to you?
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