I have faced two types of animals and I don't know if it's just coincidence or if they are my spirit animals. The first was spider encounters. On rainy days I like to sit outside and take in the rain and the soft breeze because it calms me down and I saw a spider try to approach me and no matter in any direction I went it would look at me and follow me. Another is a horse. As I was walking early in the morning back from taking some medicine to my mom I saw that a horse made eye contact with me in any direction I would go to like the spider. The thing is that the horse was randomly there out of nowhere. What does anybody think?
Also I remember that when I was younger, me and my sister tried to kill a spider but I ended up feeling bad for the spider. After a while knowing that what we did to it, it couldn't be alive afterwards. I still tried to revive it mentally. I remember I focused on it springing back to life and it actually did come back to life. Is this just a coincidence?
Spirits may come in many different ways. They take the form of an animal. They may be a familiar or just another spirit trying t get across from you. The spider seems more like a familiar. Familiars are the spirits that want to help you, and protect you and those you hold dear, on your magical journey. They can form a telepathic link to you and can find you where ever you are. Even if you don't want them, they are extremely loyal and will not leave your side. Keep in mind that familiars aren't seen by others, only you. I say start meditatinbg and open your spiritual side. That spider may be a familiar trying to connect to you.
The horse on the other hand may have been a coincidence. You just might have an empathic link to all of mother earth's animals. Your energy might've connected with the horse's energy, making it curious and attracted to see you.