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. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
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). ... The Fabric of Dream
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. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
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.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
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.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
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.... The Language of Dreams
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.... Dreamers Dictionary
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. ... Mystic Dream Book
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.... Strangest Dream Explanations
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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
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.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
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.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
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 Big Dictionary of Dreams
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.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
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.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
In a dream, arrows mean messages, a messenger, writings, victory over one’s enemy.
If a woman sees her husband’s arrows in their quiver in a dream, it means that her husband has turned away from her. Arrows in a dream also are an indicator or a guide. Seeing an arrow outside its quiver, means failure to perform one’s duty or inability to deliver one’s message. Shooting arrows in a dream means writing letters.
If one shoots an arrow but fails to hit his target in the dream, it means that he will send a messenger to do something and his messenger will fail to deliver.
If one sees a woman shooting him with an arrow in a dream, it means that she is showing kindness toward him and consequently he may fall in love with her, or he may marry her.
If one shoots an arrow and hits his target in a dream, it means that he will reach his goal, or if he wishes to have a child, it means that he will bear a son.
An arrow in a dream also represents a messenger, profits, a son, longevity or new clothing.
If the arrows are made from reeds in one’s dream, they mean falsehood and prattle.
If they have arrowheads in the dream, then they represent a talkative person who if he hits his target, it means that he does what he says.
If the arrowhead breaks in the dream, it means that he speaks only to protect himself from others’ arrows. Ifthe arrow is made from gold in the dream, it means that he is sending a message to a woman because of another woman.
The arrowhead in a dream represents strength, power or disturbance.
The arrows themselves in a dream also mean the fear of an emissary for his life. Throwing arrows in a dream means backbiting others and slandering them.
(Also see Archer; Shooting arrows)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Your good luck will vary according to how well you hit the target, so a bull’s eye will make good fortune phenomenal! If you missed, then you may expect some difficul- ties due to your own fool- ishness.
If you were hit by an arrow, look out for a false friend in your close circle.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Taking aim with a bow and arrow; may comment on making the mark professionallyandhitting the “bull’s- eye” of your goals. It may also represent the act of hunting down prospects. As Diana, the huntress, is depicted wutethe bow and arrow, this may indicate a woman’s need for self-protection and protecting her spiritual nature.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The bow and arrow can be a symbol of tension, especially sexual tension, as in Cupid’s bow.
If the arrow is fired to the skies, this can express a wish to devote yourself to a higher purpose. Arrows also suggest being pierced by some intense emotion, or being hurt by someone. Were you the target or were you taking aim? Did the arrow hit or fall short? Was it a poisoned arrow? Arrows are also used symbolically to point the way, so an arrow in your dream can direct you to the right choice, perhaps relating to a decision you need to make in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
Gunshots in dreams indicate that you must remain alert. You have to be cautious because unforeseen circumstances can alter your current life.
If in the dream you enjoy shooting, you will have good luck. If, however, you are frightened, the dream portend difficulties. Shooting up at the stars is, universally, an advantageous and promising dream.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
1- To dream of a marrow the vegetable has either sexual or childhood connotation and can indicate our attitude to our own sexuality. Because the marrow of the bone also indicates the life- force, vitality or strength within a person, to be dreaming of this type of marrow also indicates the quality of life that we wish to give ourselves.
We mav be aware of some imbalance within ourselves, some difficulty that we may be having and to dream of marrow is to indicate that imbalance.
Just as the physical bone marrow suggests the life force, so in dreams marrow can suggest Spiritual Strength.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If anyone dreams he hath found the marrow of a horned beast, it denotes that the party so dreaming shall enjoy the goods and estate of some person of quality, who shall make him his heir; for the horns signify dignity and sovereignty, and therefore in dreams horns are put to represent crowns.... The Complete Dream Book
A dream of a narrow space can represent rigidity, limitations, restrictions, inaccurate presumptions, insecurity and righteousness. This dream could also be suggesting that you need extreme focus and discipline to accomplish a task, blocking out anything that would interfere with your perspective or goals.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: A narrow bridge might suggest a difficulty in communication, perhaps in putting our ideas across. We should take care not to be narrow-minded and judgemental in our dealings with other people. We may be intolerant and parochial in our opinions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we dream of anything that is narrow, we are aware of restrictions and limitations. Sometimes we have created them ourselves, sometimes other people will have created them for us.
A narrow road would perhaps suggest some kind of restriction, and a warning that we must not deviate from our path.
A narrowboat highlights the meaning of a boat with the tendency to put additional restrictions in place.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreaming about being in a narrow space can simply reflect the feeling that one has restricted options in some situation in one’s waking life. Can also represent a “narrow escape,” “narrowmindedness,” or “the straight and narrow.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If the land is restricted it means the end of his life.
The same dream could perhaps mean wilaayah if the beholder of such a dream is worthy of it. Wilaayah could be interpreted as the office of sainthood, dominion, soeverignity, jurisdiction and the like.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
In a dream, shootingarrows is interpreted like shellingsomeone or a place. Otherwise, they means backbiting people or slandering them. Shooting arrows in a dream also could mean taking medicine, or giving an injection to a patient.
If the arrows do not have arrowheads in the dream, then they mean disappointment.
If one shoots arrows and finds himself also at the receiving end in a dream, it means that he will attain his goal of meeting his Lord. However, ifhe remains in this world, it means that he will rise in station and receive honor. Ifone sees two rows of people shooting arrows at each other in his dream, it means that the successful ones would be right and the losers would be at fault. Shooting arrows at people in a dream then means backbiting people, slandering them, or it could mean vain talking.
If one constantly fails his aim in his dream, it means that he has an evil speaking tongue. Hitting one’s target in a dream means attaining one’s goals, or speaking the truth regarding someone he knows. Wearing a white garment and standing on top of a mountain and shooting arrows toward the East and the West in a dream means attaining a vast control over people and lands, if one qualifies. One’s arrows in a dream also represent his message or writings.
(Also see Arrows; Hunting; Shelling)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream that you are shot, and are feeling the sensations of dying, denotes that you are to meet unexpected abuse from the ill feelings of friends, but if you escape death by waking, you will be fully reconciled with them later on.
To dream that a preacher shoots you, signifies that you will be annoyed by some friend advancing views condemnatory to those entertained by yourself. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
In a sense, this image represents two different situations:
1. Out of the “starting gate” like a shot.
2. Fear of wars, as in Helmet, or more generally, fear of aggression. See Explosion, Lightning, Marksman / Hunter, Fireworks, Shooting.
In classical depth psychology, a sexual image: emission / ejaculation dream, sexual aggression. It can symbolize the aggressor as well as the victim. This aggression is not necessarily negative, because it can also express sexual freedom, reaching the goal (gratification, orgasm).
1- To be shot in a dream suggests an injury to one’s feelings. In a woman’s dream it can svmbolisc the sexual act - as much becausc her feelings are involved as for the masculine imagery. It could also indicate that we may feel that we are becoming victims or targets for other people’s anger.
2- If the dreamer is shooting something he may be having to deal with his own fears. He could be guarding against meeting parts of his personality he does not like.
To be on a shooting range suggests needing to produce accuracy in our lives.
3- To be conscious of a shot or shooting in a spiritual sense is to be aware of a necessary directed explosion of energy. This may be the only way in which we can achieve a desired end.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Directed explosive energy, such as that from a gun, is a very effective spiritual tool, although it must be used with care.
If we are noticeably aggressive we would have to be aware of our own motives and perhaps be a little more objective in taking action. Consult the entries for explode / explosion, gun, victim, war and weapon for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be conscious of hearing a shot in dreams or of shooting someone highlights the need for a targeted release of energy, perhaps to clear the air or to achieve a particular end result. Being shot in a dream suggests that we may need to be aware of someone else’s ill feeling towards us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Unconsciously you may be feeling threatened in some way and need to be consciously pro-active in coming to terms with the fear that this brings.
The type of weapon being used may have significance. When in a dream we are shooting someone we need to come to terms with aggressive or destructive tendencies which cannot be dealt with satisfactorily in waking life. Being in an environment where shooting is permitted, such as a shooting range or a war zone, indicates that certain safeguards should be put in place before planning on making any sort of assertive move.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream being shot or shot at can symbolize the sexual act and all that goes along with the idea of penetration. She might wish to explore her own feelings, particularly whether she feels targeted or victimized. In a man’s dream the same idea of victimization or aggression can be apparent, but will be much less to do with the sexual act and more to do with everyday matters and his place in the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of a shot gun represent intimidation, force and that you perhaps feel backed into a corner. This dream could also signify that you feel forced to do the responsible thing, as in a “shot gun wedding”. See Gun.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To be shot: a traumatic injury to feelings, often out of parental or other close relationship. It need not be something dramatic like being assaulted, but can be a quiet injury like not bonding emotionally with parents. Someone, something else shot: still usually refers to dreamer. Dreamer shooting someone, something: anger, fear or defence against meeting feelings or insights; aggressive sexuality. Idioms: get shot of; shot across the bows, shot in the arm; all shot to pieces; shot in the dark. See example in abreaction. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream of a shotgun, foretells domestic troubles and worry with children and servants.
To shoot both barrels of a double-barreled shotgun, foretells that you will meet such exasperating and unfeeling attention in your private and public life that suave manners giving way under the strain and your righteous wrath will be justifiable. See Pistol, Revolver, etc.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Sling; Catapult) Bringing a slingshot before a sick person in a dream means transporting him to a new place, or it could mean his death and burial.
A slingshot in a dream also means removal of a guardian from his office, or recovering from drug addiction, or it may represent a messenger. Using a slingshot to cast stones at others in a dream also means rightly invoking a strong curse on them.
If one sees a woman using a slingshot to throw stones at him in a dream, it means sorcery or witchcraft.
A slingshot in a dream also denotes just and harsh words. Holding a slingshot and preparing to shoot in a dream represents one’s strength and determination to say something just and true.
If one carries a slingshot but adoes not use it to cast stones in the dream, it means that he will repent for his sin.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision + Depth Psychology: Using a slingshot: someone is planning a nasty- attack. Watching others use a slingshot: somebody is planning something treacherous, and your defenses are not what they should be.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see (or hold/use) a slingshot in your dream suggests a need to defend and protect yourself emotionally and/or physically. You are experiencing some conflict in your waking life. This dream may also represent a fear of sexuality.... My Dream Interpretation
As the biblical tale of David and Goliath shows, the slingshot is a symbol that the strength of the weak can conquer the powerful. This type of dream invites you to have more confidence in yourself.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A sparrow or a hawk in a dream represents an ignorant and unjust ruler. Both command lesser controlling domains than the eagle. Holding a sparrow or a hawk in a dream means that one will capture a thief.
If one sees himself producing a sparrow or a hawk out of his urethral canal, it means that he will bore a son who will possess courageous and frivolous character. Holding a sparrow in a dream also means choosing a community of elders and volunteering one’s services.
Sparrow comes to deliver the message “look to the ordinary events of life as meaningful and special.” It can signify the practice of contemplation. Sparrow’s message is that what is most common can be good, or that the road most traveled is the one to takS.
Vision: Seeing a flock of sparrows: ugly gossip is the cause of many quarrels. Catching a sparrow: you are a frugal person. Listening to a sparrow twittering: you will have a fun get- together with friends.
Depth Psychology: Are you looking for diversion and company? Is the sparrow warning you about the gossip in your neighborhood? Find out!... Dreamers Dictionary
Dreams of a sparrow signify gossip and that you are having difficulty keeping a secret. You are realizing that you have been acting flighty. Also, a sparrow is often used as a code word for something else. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern its meaning. See Bird.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Sparrows express inconsistency and futility, either in ourselves or those around us. In the latter case, dream images alert you of someone close trying to profit at your expense.
This humble and friendly bird, perhaps because of the damage it causes to the fields, holds a negative connotation in the dream.
If it flies, it announces unpleasant events and empty promises; if it is in a cage a loving conquest will prove to be a huge mistake. To see many of them together is a sign of ruin; to hear them chirping is sign of nasty gossiping.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Although these birds are regarded by many as obnoxious, it is a forerunner of good luck if you dream of them. They signify popularity among the people with whom you associate.... The Complete Dream Book
On one hand, this symbol points to difficulties (“pulling the wagon out of the ditch,” for example); on the other hand, it is also a symbol of mobility.
A wheelbarrow in a dream often points to the dreamer’s body, as does the Carriage. In addition to checking the condition of the wagon, also pay attention to the condition of the road.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1. To see or use a wheelbarrow in your dream represents hard work, labor, and difﬁculties. It also symbolizes your body and the way that you are moving about through life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you pushed a loaded one in your dream, you will soon make an exciting new friend; if you pulled a wheelbarrow, it portends sad news of a friend or acquaintance; an upside-down barrow fore* casts added responsibilities but they will be edifying.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams