Soaring above the clouds, for Native Americans the eagle comes to mediate between Great Spirit and the tribe. In an urban culture, the eagle may signify your spiritual connection to God.
An eagle appearing in a dream may express the need to look at your life from a heightened perspective in order to get the overview of a situation or a problem you may be facing. Eagle feathers bring spiritual power to the individual who acquires them. (See Birds.)
Symbolic of swiftness, 2 Sam. 1:23.
An eagle can also be symbolic of an evil spirit depending on the context of the dream, Hosea 8:1
Spiritual strength renewed after waiting patiently
If the eagle is flying free, the dreamer needs to be prepared for an opportunity to soar above the mundane, either professionally or spiritually, or both.
If the eagle is perched on a tree or in a nest, someone close to the dreamer is looking out for her.
If the eagle is caged, the dreamer feels that her spirit, her true self, is trapped in some way. Astrological parallel: Scorpio Tarot parallel: The Hanged Man
As a bird of prey, in dreams an eagle signifies domination and supremacy. It can also mean perceptiveness and awareness as well as farsightedness and objectivity.
If you can identify with or have sympathy for the eagle, your own wish to dominate is becoming apparent, though there may be some difficulty in reconciling other parts of your nature.
If you feel threatened, somebody around you may be threatening the status quo.
The eagle represents a form of spiritual victory and the ability to be dispassionate.
Psychological / emotional perspective: We can take authority for our own lives and have the ability to use our intellect to succeed. Using the image of an eagle as a starting point, we can become objective and take a wider viewpoint than we have done previously. This will help us to release ourselves from old ideas or attitudes.
Material aspects: An eagle signifies inspiration and strength. As a bird of prey, the eagle is capable of making use of all the opportunities available to it, the implication being that we can learn to do the same.
Symbol: The eagle is seen as the “king of the air”!
Vision: Dreaming about an eagle means that you are yearning— unconsciously—for freedom.
An eagle flying high in the sky: you have ambitious plans, and with courage and vision you will increase your independence.
The eagle catching prey: you feel physically inferior in the presence of a stronger person. Seeing an eagle in a cage: you are feeling restricted by friends or by your environment. Being attacked by an eagle: either you are in considerable danger or you are interfering with someone’s plans. Seeing an eagle land close to you: the impending death of a good friend.
If the eagle is sitting on top of your head, you can’t solve a current problem “in your head.”
Depth Psychology: The eagle is a symbol of freedom and always points to a tendency toward intellectual “flights of fancy.” If the eagle is flying high in the air: you want extraordinary intellectual powers; also far-reaching decisions are possible. See Bird.
(Vulture) Eagle is the king of birds. Struggling with an eagle in a dream means distress, fury of one’s superior or subjugation to an unjust person. Owning an obedient, well tamed eagle in a dream means prosperity, honor and power. Owning and flying an eagle in a dream means becoming a tyrant.
The scratch of an eagle in a dream means a sickness. Akilled eagle in a dream means the death of a ruler.
If a pregnant woman sees an eagle in her dream, it means seeing a midwife or a nurse. In a dream, an eagle also may be interpreted to represent a great ruler, a prophet or a righteous person. Hearing the cry of an eagle in a dream means a fight. Eating the flesh of an eagle or getting hold of some of its feathers in a dream means receiving money from a ruler. Ifan eagle catches someone and soars away with him horizontally in a dream, it means travels.
If he flies away with him vertically in the dream, it means death. In a dream, an eagle also means longevity, prosperity, innovation or heedlessness. (Also see Vulture)
Ancient symbol for rulers and power.
The eagle can, like the phoenix, rejuvenate himself and thereby become immortal.
The eagle possesses superior viewing power, but there is also a warning connected to the symbol—bold plans and actions can turn dangerous.
The eagle is an ancient symbol of freedom. As an endangered species, it symbolizes a rare but also most powerful animal. Like all Birds, it points to the connection between heaven (spirit) and earth.
A white eagle is a symbol of happiness and spirituality. With a lame wing, the eagle points to constriction and restrictions, similar to the symbols of Amputation and Cage.
Freud saw in the eagle a distinctive and powerful sexual symbol.
For C. G. Jung, it was a symbol of transformation.
For William Blake, it was the marriage between Heaven and Hell.
The eagle is also viewed as the symbol of the (high-flying) genius.
Dreaming of a flying eagle means you will have success in an upcoming endeavor.
To dream of an eagle fighting with a land animal means you are torn between your ideals and your desires.
The eagle often also represents the dreamer’s father.
If this noble bird is flying, it signifies good fortune ; if it is dead or wounded, expect loss of money. If, however, the flying bird threatens the dreamer, then you may expect many difficulties.
2. Heroic character.
3. If in a cage, the dreamer believes he or she has eaglelike qualities but is being suppressed.
4. If in a nest of eagles high on a mountain, a dreamer sees him/ herself as part of an elite group.
5. If the dreamer kills an eagle, it is a measure of his/her ruthlessness.
6. Supernatural ability and power.
To see an eagle represents a dream of high ambitions, one that demands personal acclaim.
If the dreamer kills eagle, frustration and failure may be the result.
Dreams of an eagle symbolize a higher view. In Native American Spirituality eagle medicine represents a powerful force that is extremely wise with keen vision and strong soaring flight.
If you are a golfer, then you may be dreaming of two strokes under par, symbolizing focus, drive and desire to succeed in the pursuit of your goals.
also see Birds
1- An eagle appearing in a dream signifies inspiration and strength.
It mav also indicate our need to ascend, in order to release ourselves from old ideas or attitudes. As a bird of prey, the eagle is capablc of making use of all the opportunities available to it. Dreaming of one shows we can do likewise.
2- From a psychological point of view, we have the ability to use our intellect to succeed. We can take authority for our own lives. We may need to become objective and to take a wider viewpoint than we have done previously.
3- T he eagle also represents a form of Spiritual victory.
Carl Jung said that birds represent thoughts while birds in flight symbolize moving and changing thoughts. Birds are generally associated with freedom and abandon. In old dream interpretation books, birds are considered lucky omens. Doves and eagles are generally spiritual symbols. Your dream depends on its details, but if the birds in your dream were flying free, it may be symbolic of spiritual, psychological, or physical freedom.
An eagle is a powerful bird and the unconscious message may be prosperity, success, and liberation from tedium.
The eagle is also a bird of prey and some negative connotations can be made.
If the eagle is on the attack or the dream is frightening, reflect on your own aggressive and predatory thoughts and tendencies.
To dream that an eagle is seen in some high place, is a good sign to those that undertake some weighty business, and especially to soldiers.
If one dream that an eagle Lights upon his head, it signifies death to the dreamer; and the same if he dreams that he is carried into the air by an eagle.
If a woman dreams that she brings forth an eagle, it portends that the child she goes withal will be a great person, and have many persons under his command.
If one dreams that he sees a dead eagle, it signifies death to great peers and profit to the poor.
To see an eagle flying over a stone or a tree, or in a high place, is good for those which would undertake business; but to those who are in fear, it is evil; also it signifies the return of him that is in a far country. And if his flight be far, and at ease and pleasure, it is good and signifieth that the business shall have an end, but not so sootl An eagle flying strongly, and failing upon the head of him that dreameth, certainly signifies to kings, princes, and mighty and rich personages, death; but to the poor it is good, for they shall be welcome and received of all rich men, from whom they shall receive great profit Oftentimes it causeth changing one’s country, and going to another nation.
The eagle threatening, signifieth the threatening of some great personage. But to dream of his being gentJe, or giving anything, or to dream that he spake, hath been found a good dream by experience.
To see an eagle that is dead is good for a servant and him that is in feart for it denotes the death of the master and threatener; and unto others it shows that a stop shall be put to their affairs, for a dead eagle can do nothing.
Lucky is he or she who dreams of an eagle that is alive.
To see one soaring above a lonely place js a sign of pleasantly and honestly acquired wealth.
Nesting eagles are a portent of appointment to a position of trust that you will fill with admirable success.
Fighting eagles arc an omen that you will be able to clear yourself of an accusation of wrong doing.
To hear an eagle scream augurs wel! for the success of a musician or other artist Such will achieve distinction in their profession.
It is also a good sign for those active in politics.
(see Animals, Birds, Wings)
American: Freedoms and liberties in which everyone deserves to share Soaring with an eagle: A type of flying dream.
Many solar gods are equated with this symbol (see Sim), giving the eagle associations with the lifting ot depression or a more conscious awareness.
Lofty ambitions that require great skill to achieve.
Jungian: Your father or another masculine authority figure.
Leadership skills. Among the Romans, this bird became a kind of totem for the emperor, who was thought to reincarnate as an eagle. Alternatively, this may also symbolize traditionally masculine characteristics like pride and fierceness developing.
An alternative lightning emblem. In ancient Greece, people placed eagles on temple rooftops to protect the building from lightning, as they felt this creature controlled the fire from the sky.
Riding on the back of an eagle represents a spiritual voyage, possibly an astral journey or OBE.
General Meaning: A picture of the Holy Spirit and His ability to protect us and do warfare on our behalf.
There are so many positive connotations for the eagle, that you might have many of your own in addition to this book.
• My favorite is a personal revelation the Holy Spirit gave me concerning hiding in the shadow of His wings.
• I saw myself standing alone, facing the many attacks and pressures that I am used to facing daily. Then I saw a huge eagle come and stand behind me and extend its wings. As it stood behind me, I was covered by its shadow.
• When I stood alone, I looked very small when others looked at me. But when that eagle was behind me, the size of His very shadow made them stop dead in their tracks! • Alone I was helpless, but as I stood in His shadow, they saw His magnificence, and so I was protected! • Psalms 63:7 Because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of your wings I will rejoice.
• Here is another passage that describes the Lord as an eagle: • Deuteronomy 32:11 As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them, bears them on her wings:
In a negative light, an eagle can also speak of destruction.
The eagle is a bird of prey, and it tears that prey apart with its powerful beak and claws.
• Here is a passage that indicates that an eagle in a vision or external dream, can indicate destruction and an attack from the enemy: • Habakkuk 1:8 ...and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle [that] has to eat.
Seeing an eagle in your dream suggests a forthcoming time of prosperity and success, as well as liberation from tedium. However if this bird attacks or scares you, prepare yourself for hard work with determination. See young eagles in their nest shows you are advancing up the social ladder to the “top.” It also denotes inheritances and wise counseling.
A soaring eagle tells you that you will realize your highest ambitions and desires. Kill an eagle in your dream and this shows you are ruthless and will let nothing stand in your way.
If you see an eagle killed by someone else your fame, fortune and power will be taken from you.