Las arañas cangrejo son arañas pertenecientes a la familia Thomisidae, formada por unos 170 géneros y unas 2.000 especies. Se las denomina así debido al parecido de la morfología de estas arañas con la de los cangrejos, y a la facilidad que tienen de desplazarse de manera lateral o hacia atrás igual que ellos.. #macrophotography#macro#thomisidae#salticidae#spider
I found a giant gall on a tiny little sapling! Did you know you can make ink using these? First, though you have to fight Shelob 😰🕷 #thisbitchtriedtoeatfrodo
True story though I’ve made #oakgallink before and it’s pretty cool
Sacred Spider Medicine~ a Medicine I carry... Spiders gifts include – creativity and weavers of fate, balance between past and future, physical and spirit, male and female. Spider is strength and gentleness combined, they awaken creative sensibilities, they are the keepers of the primordial alphabet and can teach you how to write creatively. Their bodies are shaped like the number 8 and they have 8 legs, symbolising infinite possibilities of creation. The 8 legs represent the 4 winds of change and the 4 directions of the medicine wheel.
Many stories exist about Grandmother Spider, the weaver. That she carried on her back the gift of fire in a basket. The basket was woven by her and she presented it to the People. Another story tells that her web bound all things together and formed the foundation of earth. These legends link the spider to the past and the future, birth and creation. When the spider enters our awareness, it is asking us to rebuild the web of our life in accordance with the design the creator gave us. Spider weaves her web, we weave our realities. Spider reminds us that we create many of the situations in our lives. Spiders have the extraordinary capability of creating, weaving and spinning their own webs. This ability shows and teaches us the gift of creation. We have the power to create what happens in our lives – to us and to others. But we must realise this. The choices we make coupled with our attitude – very powerful stuff.
Spider helps bring us to even deeper integration through its link with the spiral, the basic symbol of universal energy, and the figure eight, which is physically related to the spider’s shape, the symbol for infinity. By giving the spider careful thought and consideration, we can see that we are connected to all life, and that there is no past and no future, only the infinite now. They awaken our intuitive creative senses and encourage us to design the fabric of our lives from our souls original intention. If you come across a spider in its web, or creating a new one, pay close attention. This is a symbol of where you are in the weaving of your own destiny. ~ Ina Woolcott #spider#medicine#totem