Nature's Artistry Within the Kin Domain
If you are curious about the connectivity and messages given to us from the world of nature, you'll be fascinated by Ted Andrews' study of the insects and animals. In his book, his insight, his animal speak, on the spider is several pages long. Below is the section which spoke to me.
"Spider is the guardian of the ancient languages and alphabets--Chinese, Norse...to many, there was an alphabet even more primordial. It was formed by the geometric patterns and angles found within spider's web. To many this was the first true alphabet. This is why spider is considered the teacher of language and the magic of writing. Those who weave magic with the written word probably have a spider totem...Because it is constantly building and weaving new webs, it has also been a lunar symbol, with ties to the waxing and waning of the moon. For those with this totem, this pattern is a reminder to maintain balance and polarity in all aspects of life. Spider teaches that through polarity and balance creativity is stimulated..."
If you would like to know more about this insect or about the attributes associated with all animal life, consider Ted Andrews' book , Animal Speak.