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Dear Dream Zone,

In the corner of a cardboard box was an enormous spider the size of my hand. I tried to kill it with one of those liquidizing wands. I tried about three times to kill the spider. As hard as I tried, the spider was not the least bit hurt or threatened. It didn't run away; it just stood its ground and never moved. —Greer, 61, Surrey, England

Lauri: When bugs infest our dreams, it's a good indication that something or someone is really bugging us in waking life. Spiders in particular often are connected to deceit—a web of lies woven by someone around you. It is significant that you associated the spider with the size of your hand. This is your dream trying to show you that this situation is absolutely something you can "handle." The fact that you tried three times to kill the spider suggests that in waking life, you have attempted to put an end to this situation, but to no avail. Has someone stood his or her ground with you?