To the tradesman this dream augurs success; in mediaeval symbolism ants typify industry ; Plato says the souls of unimaginative persons return to earth as ants.
In a woman’s dream a spider will often reconnect her with her essential femininity, whereas in a man’s dream such an image is more likely to generate fear.
On a very mundane level spiders are generally disliked, perhaps because of their scuttling movement but also because of its association with dirt. In dreams it can also suggest deviousness, harking back to the innate fear of the destructive mother archetype.
Spiritually the spider represents the great mother in her role as the weaver of life. She weaves destiny from the body of her self and is, therefore, the creator. In coming to terms with this aspect, we become weavers of our own destiny. Consult the entries for insects, mandala and web as well as the […]
(Army) In a dream, ants represent weak and covetous people, an army, a family, or longevity. Seeing a colony of ants entering a city in a dream means that an army will occupy that city. A colony of ants in a dream also represents a heavy populated area. Seeing ants over one’s bed in a […]
The dreamer of ants should expect many petty annoyances during the day; chasing little worries, and finding general dissatisfaction in all things.
(China, interpretation of dreams) You find ants in your bed: you’ll encounter a lot of troubles in your life
To see ants in your dream symbolizes your general dissatisfaction in your daily life. You are feeling neglected and insignificant. Petty things will annoy you throughout the following day. You will learn that cooperation will be the only way to achieve your desires. These dreams may also indicate that you are frustrated with social conformity. […]
The industriousness of the beetle is often taken to represent hard work, efficient planning and use of resources which needs to be undertaken.