A broken arrow can symbolize a goal or ambition that isn’t reached, succumbing to temptation, or the fall of a righteous person.
An arrow can be a phallic symbol because of its shape and ability to penetrate.
If you’re hit by an arrow, look to that area of your body; tension, pain, or congestion could be building toward a problem. An arrow punctures a blocked area and releases pressure. If you miss the bull’s-eye, you need to focus and be in the flow before you act.
An arrow symbolizes a thought that seeks connection and understanding. A bull’s-eye is a goal or “Aha!” If you are shooting, you feel confident about achieving a goal. If you hit a bull’seye, you feel successful. If you’ve been shot, you could be wounded by sharp words or the selfish actions of others. Being shot by Cupid’s arrow opens you to love and romance.
An important message is trying to make itself known to you. Your soul is trying to make something known through you to the world. Hitting the bull’s-eye means you know where to place the insight and how to deliver it.
In both Greece and pre-Columbian America, it was used to designate the sun’s rays. But, because of its shape, it has undeniable phallic significance, specially when it is shown in emblems balanced against the symbol of the ‘mystic Centre’, feminine in character, such as the heart. The heart pierced with an arrow is a symbol of ‘Conjunction’.