This is a Darwins Bark spider web…a very impressive piece of work !
Spiders are Saturn ruled, of course !
The long-term builders of the zodiac, the patient ones because they have to be.
Capricorn types able to climb the mountain / build the web when the going gets tough.
I am Saturn-ruled, and I love spiders.
Spiders (8 legs) have the vibration of strength and willpower. Eight here.
Spiders spin incredibly strong silk webs. Spider silk is ruled by Neptune, as are nets, and poison. Spiders use poison to sting their prey so they can wrap them up for a snack later !
Orb spider webs are spiral. Spirals and vibrations (indicate prey caught in web) are ruled by Uranus, as are science and astrology !
Just wait until you read where this post ends up, spiral indeed…and oh.. so Saturn.
Spiders spin many different types of webs each depending on what the spider needs for the time/place.
When I look at my natal map and the current planetary transits to it — I see a giant web of life, my life–when one silken strand snaps, I build another somewhere else to shore up the loose end. Don’t we all…? Better to focus on what needs done than dwell on what didn’t work out. Tie a knot and move on.
Special shout-out to my Virgos, next time someone is up your whatzit about being too Virgo… just remember : we see the web of life.
Zoologist Ingi Agnarsson and colleagues have found Darwin’s bark spider webs as wide as 82 feet (25 meters)—about as long as two city buses. WoW.
A close relative to the spider above, the Nephila komaci has an unusual mating ritual.
The female of the species has a leg span of up to 5 inches (12 centimeters), while the male—which spends much of its time clambering on its partner’s back—barely reaches an inch (2.5 centimeters), a new study says.
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~> In addition, the males are “sort of fanatically monogamous” during their roughly one-year life spans…when ready to mate, a male will usually make his move when the female is molting, he added. Her legs are soft and her body’s soft, and she can’t prevent being inseminated by the male,” Coddington said. “Once he’s inseminated her, he’ll break off his genitalia in hers, thereby plugging her up.” The male, which is left sterile, then drives away other males until he dies. This strategy should stymie other males’ mating attempts—though some females have been found with several dismembered male organs lodged inside them, he said.
source for the above: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/10/091021-largest-web-spinning-spider.html
If you would love even more spider info, I encourage you to look here: http://www.americanarachnology.org/JOA_online.html