The meaning of Arrow in dream | Dream interpretation
Directional guidance, like a subliminal road map showing you the way to go. Watch where the arrow lands to see if you’re making or missing your mark.
Power over, or empathy with, animals. In Greek mythology, Artemis carried arrows representing her dominion over the animal kingdom.
Potentially a phallic symbol.
The cherub carries arrows that inspire passion.
An omen or message. Arrows were used in Tibet and in the Bible (Ez. 21:21) as harbingers of truth or the future. Therefore if an arrow lands off its mark in the dream, the truth may be only partially revealed to you, or the future uncertain.
Power, strength, and possibly war.
The Scandinavian god Tyr and the Roman god Mars, both of whom presided over battles, are often featured with arrows.
Being shot by an arrow: Either a betrayal of confidence or forced love.
Broken arrow: A broken vow or promise, or plans that got disengaged.
An ominous dream if the arrow is directed towards the dreamer, or penetrate his body. Some person or persons are plotting against you (Artemidorus). An interpretation obviously derived from the significance of the arrow in things that he desired would grow about him (Carpathian legend).
Aspiration; energy directed toward a goal.
A straight course for swift and easy accomplishment.
You’ve got an undercover antagonist among your friends if you dreamed of being hit by an arrow.
A broken arrow is a warning to guard your business interests with more diligence; if you broke the arrow, it signifies a personal attachment which would be best severed.
To dream of seeing an arrow shot straight to its mark is an omen of achievement in your fondest anticipation.
A broken arrow, or one shot wide of the mark, predicts failure.
Dreaming that you shoot an arrow suggests that you must be precise in your objectives.
If you hit the target it means that you will achieve your goals. Instead, shooting an arrow upward is a sign of great hope and projects, which are likely to be spoiled by excessive ambition. A Freudian psychologist, however, interprets this image as a clear masculine sexual symbol.
A medieval oneiric source claims this dream portends travel, entertainment, and celebrations.
If you dream that an arrow is shot straight through your body it means you have a secret enemy. A broken arrow augurs disappointment in love or business.
The interpretation of this dream symbol may vary depending if the arrow was a tool or a weapon, or a sign pointing direction. Dreaming about an actual arrow may have a range of meaning that includes swiftness, powerful and speedy intuition, mental alertness, precession, illuminating thoughts, and, last but not least, it could be a phallic symbol.
To interpret the dream, consider its setting, context and emotional tone. Then, attempt to connect and apply the suggested symbolism to your current situation or state of mind. Also, swift communitive emotions at work. Invitations, Pleasures, festivities, letters, e-mails, chat rooms. What sort of messages have you sent out or received lately that may have a sting in them? You may want to tone down your approach in communications. Message.Generally associated with love and emotions.
Pleasure follows this dream. Entertainments, festivals and pleasant journeys may be expected. Suffering will cease.
An old or broken arrow, portends disappointments in love or business.
1- If we dream of shooting arrows we are aware of the consequences of actions, either our own or other people’s, which cannot be recalled or revoked. Interestingly enough, arrows can also symbolise words in dreams.
2- Communications which we make could be damaging to other people. We could either hurt or be hurt by directness.
3- Arrows as weapons suggest power, energy and expertise.
Dreams of an arrow represent direction, focus, and the ability to be clear about where you are going. Arrows are symbolically connected with the Goddess Artemis, who is the archetype of independence, focus, and one who goes after her dreams.
An arrow can also be associated with Eros, the Greek God of love, representing that you are in the honeymoon stage of romantic love. See Goddess Artemis and Archery.
Festivity and pleasure are the traditional explanations of this dream. Psychoanalytical interpretations make the arrow the symbol of the male sexual organ, the means of fertility when combined with the female organ.
The physical seems to permeate the dream world whether or not the dreamer wants it.
1. One wants to be regarded as straightforward (“straight arrow”).
2. Some sort of hostility may be in the ofﬁng.
To dream that you have been struck by an Arrow, is a sign of misfortune from some unexpected source. Some person who appears to be friendly is really working against your interests.
A dream that features an arrow promises pleasure. Good times are coming, and bad times are ending.
Focus and concentration on a goal. This image is a “point of reference,” and suggests the way you have—or should have—developed. In addition, the arrow is a male sexual symbol and a symbol of aggression.
Usually a bad omen.
An arrow shot by someone else and hitting you means there will be bad gossip about you.
If you shoot an arrow in the air, your lover is unfaithful. See also Shooting.
Symbol: The arrow stands for the rays of the sun, and it is also a phallic symbol.
Vision: Seeing an arrow: present conflicts and arguments are partially your fault. Shooting an arrow: a warning—you are going to be the target! Because of your behavior you might lose a good friend; it points to a separation. Getting hit by an arrow: a breakdown or a catastrophe in the making.
An arrow pointed in a certain direction suggests the direction you need to take in your personal and professional life. See The Four Corners of the Compass.
Depth Psychology: The arrow as a Weapon: you feel injured and take it out on others, or you suffer from the hurtful behavior of others, like meanness, spitefiilness, or aggressive sexuality. See Lance.
Arrows have a rich and complex set of meanings.
A person can be described as “straight as an arrow.” Cupid is known for using his bow and arrow to shoot love into a lover’s heart. Arrows can represent conflict, war, and aggression. More positively, they are used symbolically in business to point in the direction of company goals. An arrow also has masculine, phallic connotations, so that shooting someone with an arrow in a dream can have sexual overtones. Less obviously, arrows have been associated with inspiration, truth, sudden illumination, and poetry.
Arrows as weapons suggest power, energy and expertise. As a means of pointing the way we should go, they will often hint at the next steps we need to take in personal development.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Communications that we make could be damaging to other people. We could either hurt or be hurt by directness. Arrows indicating direction can suggest the quickest and easiest route.
Material aspects: If we dream of shooting arrows we are aware of the consequences of actions, either our own or other people’s, that cannot be recalled or revoked. Interestingly enough, arrows can also symbolize words in dreams.
Gives gender - specific: The arrow often suggests masculine power in a woman’s dream while it is more suggestive of drive and ambition in a man’s dream.
Angry words hurled at someone
As a symbol, an arrow has two meanings, one connected to aim and the other to how the arrow lands. You place an arrow where you desire with focus and intention, and in this way an arrow represents your ability to do so with a thought or an idea. On the connection side of the equation, an arrow relates to being penetrated by such an idea.
If you are shooting the arrows, the dream is about your desire to focus an idea and have it land somewhere powerful.
If you are struck by an arrow, the dream is about a sudden idea taking hold of you.
Lies and deceit, Jer. 9:8.
A poison arrow is symbolic of grief, Job 6:2-4
Something that has really got into us, like hunful words or actions; or being pierced by a powerful emotion such as love; turning our attention inwards in a wounding way; sometimes a message, perhaps of love or endeavour.