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Eagle

The eagle can represent several things, depending upon its context in your dream. It can point to the powerful, strong hunting instinct in business or in being a providing parent. It can depict protective strength; a male figure; relentlessness. Dominance or a male figure. It is certainly an uplifting power of feelings or ideas, a protective influence.

Because the eagle, like most hunting birds, has an extraordinary far reaching and inclusive gaze, it can link with the ability of your own mind to at times expand far beyond the immediate sense impressions and concerns, to include years of life experience, and what you have learned when looked at as a whole. It can therefore represent spiritual vision. This is because the height of the bird and its steady gaze give it unusual perception and wide awareness. To touch such enormous wealth of experience is to be penetrated by the holy. Something so beyond the limitations of our own small personality enters us and leaves its imprint. See: Birds.

Sometimes it is seen as a threatening influence, if it is seen as connected with carrion. But if so it is you fears you are dealing with. Because it is a bird of prey it might appear as a threatening influence. Also this wider awareness may at times feel as if you are ‘carried away’. Being lifted into the unknown in this way can cause unwarranted fear. See The Life Will ; Dreams are Like a Computer Game

In some dreams it represents love, and its death or destruction can mean the death of love – as occurs in divorce. Cayce says that teenagers at a critical stage in life sometimes dream of an eagle pecking or tearing at their heart or thymus area. He says this represents the emotional entanglements that youngsters are subject to and incapable of understanding.

The Egyptian god Horus is a hawk or falcon, and was called the ‘all seeing eye’. This was because it represented the higher function of the unconscious to see all things.

Also the Hawk of Achill, or Seabhag, was one of the first animals to come into being according to Celtic mythos. He has an immense memory and is said to live a very long time. He represents knowledge and the search for it as seen in the poem The Hawk of Achill. He is an ancient bird, over 5,000 years old easily at the time it was written. He is also, as many birds are in mythology, a messenger between the realms. This means he can travel from this realm to that of the otherworlds of the myths he exists in. See Myths and Legends

Example: I was gazing at the sky and the stars, looking up to the sky. The stars were shiny and yellow gold similar to the colour of fire. There were a couple of stars similar to shooting stars but they almost looked like tiny pieces of fire display, like fireworks. It looked beautiful. Soon after the dream shifted to a computer screen and I was checking my emails. I was scrolling down the in box and then clicked on a message thinking ‘why didn’t I check this before?’ the message appeared with a picture of a huge bird and it looked like a Eagle (but the colour was white with a bluish/black outline) with its wings fully spread and moving as if the Eagle was flying; and there was a message underneath in tiny English letters which I read something similar to ‘ your life is going to transform’- I can’t remember the exact words but it was something similar to this and then I woke up. Could this be a message for the future /a prediction/ a omen?

Idioms: Watch like a hawk; eagle eyed; like a mother hawk; watch me like a hawk;

 

Useful questions:

What do I know and feel about eagles?

How was the eagle portrayed in the dream?

Does this have something to do with keeping a ‘sharp eye’ out for something?

Is this about nobility, power and freedom?

Have I experienced an overview, or bird’s eye view of a situation?

See The Wider LifeTechniques for Exploring your DreamsQuestions


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-Nadine 2017-10-23 8:08:30

In my dream I was on the beach with friends and I was swimming in the sea with them and then me and the person in this group of friends I have feelings for were looking after everyone in the group. Telling them to get out of the rip tides and so on (the sea was rough). Next thing an eagle crash landed into the sea and me and the friend I have fallen for were looking after this hurt eagle until the nearest bird rescue sanctuary could help. The eagle then took a liking to me and only trusted me until we could get it picked up.
I’d love to get some insight into this.

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-Nina 2017-12-25 17:10:37

I saw something like a tornado through a window. It was moving very lively, not like a tornado but more like a some creature. Then it was an eagle, but not a normal one. It was gigantic and its tail was long like a Phoenix’s one. It was not frightening. In the end it landed and wanted to start sleeping. All people ran to watch it and some of them tried to tease it, but it did not care or acted like sacrificing itself.
What this dream could mean?

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    -Tony Crisp 2017-12-27 12:28:38

    Hi – It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – http://dreamhawk.com/news/summing-up/http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/features-found-on-site/http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPersonorhttp://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/getting-at-your-dreams-meaning/

    Tony

    Nina – An amazing dream, but to begin to understand it, you must realise that dream arise from a deep part of you, in fact from the processes of life that create you. To start with think about the tremendous energy that each of us are immersed in, a ‘river’ of constant change. If you think about it you have been carried, pushed, impelled by this current as you were moved through babyhood, childhood, teenage and adulthood. And as we passed through these changes we died to our old self in order to change to the new. It is the current of Life. This current then carries us on through old age and through the gates of death. All the time we are faced by decisions, and each decision directs us on a different path, helping to create our future. And this is a force of growth and change; and is fought like hell by many as we are afraid of such changes, especially getting old and facing death.

    So the tornado is another symbol of these powerful energies that can lift you up, can move your whole being to change. But the change was a powerful inner change – the world of our feelings and the processes of life that change you and your body.

    But it transformed into gigantic bird, which translates into unusual perception and wide awareness. To touch such enormous wealth of experience is to be penetrated by the holy; something so beyond the limitations of our own small personality enters us and leaves its imprint.

    When we confront something like that, we cannot help having a wide range of feelings about it, some which may be like antagonistic/teasing. Life, which constantly works to keep our body alive, despite many of us treating it badly by smoking, drinking alcohol and eating devitalised foods, yet it sacrifices its amazing life process constantly. Rudolph Steiner says that is the meaning crucifixion, the wonderful life of the spirit is ‘nailed’ to the physical body experiencing its pains and torment in order to grow and expand into the life of the spirit.

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-Shalabh 2017-12-28 3:17:08

I had a dream this morning, where I saw a giant eagle just opposite to my old parental house between dense bushes, the eagle was protecting her nest feeding her birds and one interesting thing she was also feeding them grapes the dark red one, the bird was magnificent and huge earlier i saw him with some shell kind of things and not able to se the face but later I knew it was not shell but her wings, no harm nothing i was just there seeing her trying to capture the pic with my camera and praising her beauty, i googled as soon as i woke up and it looked like haast’s eagle. Interesting thing although I like eagles but literally not into them and never actually discussed or study anything about them, so bit curious what this dream means, if you could help please.

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-Eugene mom 2018-02-12 13:09:25

I dreamed of 2 of my cats injured as if they had fought something off their ears chewed, face had part of it w no fur,. I was petting it, and thinking how it was missing another cat that had died, when an eagle circled. It flew.right down next to me, so the cat and I shooed it off.

Then the cat tried to chase it off, and jumped at it, twice, as high as a tree. He wouldn’t stop chasing the eagle off. But the eagle caught it by the foot and flew away w it. I yelled at it as it flew away, and thought- what would I tell my son when he sees the cat gone? I was sad and upset.

The context was sitting on a car, outside my apartment I just moved from but consider home. It was nice and sunny and I had just come.back from somewhere. The apartments and surroundings looked just like they do.in real.life.

These are my actual cats, one tabby, one black though I have no living black cat it seemed to be one of mine (I need ferals). When I saw them hurt I thought maybe they fought a raccoon, and “I leave and this is what happens?”. The cats were friendly. All animals looked in my eye. The eagle was amazing.

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