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Did You Dream About Archery? Here's What It Means

Did you dream about archery? This is a curious dream symbol that has a few possible interpretations.

Scroll down for 3 different perspectives from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about archery.

Which meaning explains your dream the best?


What does archery mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about practicing archery symbolizes focus, goal orientation, and ambition. That's the simplest answer.

You are aiming for something in your life, and the dream reflects your determination. If you hit the target, it suggests success is imminent. Missing could indicate self-doubt or obstacles. Watching someone else do archery can represent a feeling of competition or envy. It may also suggest that you are observing someone's determination and focus, which could be inspiring or intimidating.

Archery is often a complex dream concept to to give you a single, definitive meaning for. To really say for certain, it would be necessary to get more information about the dreamer's life story and current situation.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Psychoanalyst,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of practicing archery, in Freudian terms, could be an expression of the Eros (life instinct), symbolizing your drive towards a specific objective.

We can take this reasoning to another level: The act of drawing the bow may represent tension or conflict within the psyche, while releasing the arrow could signify resolution or release. If the target is hit, it may suggest the successful integration of the conscious and unconscious mind. Conversely, missing the target could indicate unresolved internal discord. Observing another's archery, on the other hand, may reflect the concept of projection, where you attribute your own feelings or desires onto another. This could be a manifestation of your admiration or envy towards someone else's focus and determination, or it could represent a disowned aspect of your own ambition.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming about practicing archery is a spiritual message about your life's purpose. The bow symbolizes your potential, the arrow is your action, and the target is your goal. If you hit the target, it signifies alignment with your higher purpose. Missing the target suggests a need for realignment or introspection. Watching someone else do archery can symbolize spiritual guidance. This person may embody qualities you need to develop or they may represent a spiritual guide. If they hit the target, it's an affirmation of your path. If they miss, it's a call to reassess your direction. Both scenarios are invitations to deepen your spiritual journey.

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Whose dream interpretation is best for you?

Which of the above ways of explaining archery best matches your dream?

Only you can know for sure. It's worth noting that our higher mind can be a complex and multifaceted place. Each and every concept from a dream can reflect many different meanings — or result from many different forces in our waking life.

Do you have a better analysis on dreams about archery you can add? We'd love to hear your own analysis to the comment area at the bottom of this page.

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