The bow, as an instrument used to propel an arrow can symbolize drive. While the arrow can represent goals or your desire to go after what you want, the bow has associations with how you go about it. The bow can be functional or dysfunctional in relation to whether or not you are passionate about what you are doing. It can also portray energy levels and discipline. To bow in a dream can show concession or the need to be more flexible in a situation. The message can also be that you need to 'bow out' or give in. See also Arrow and Quiver.