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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



-Sajid Haneef 2017-02-08 10:50:08

I saw a dream that a white eagle hunted a pigeon in the sky and an other injured pigeon is flying or flee from the eagle


-AMY 2017-02-12 0:45:25

I dreamed i was photograping birds. It was a bald eagle and golden eagle. They were flying together in the sky and trees.My husband and i were happy because we got many beautifly photos. Im guessing its a hobby kind of dream. But im interested in your thoughts. We were in a city but we were in a small wooded area. Let me know


-Emma Haugh 2017-02-26 19:05:59

Hi I recently had dream with 3 eagle. I was in the Alps in Switzerland in a ski resort with my aunty. I used to live here but my aunty has never been here before but she was with me this day. I pointed the eagles out to her but we weren’t sure if they were actually eagles and then1 flew down really close to us and then we were sure it was an eagle. We weren’t afraid just in awe of it beauty and massive size.


-Lina 2017-02-28 13:57:29

I recently had a dream where I was walking in the woods and came across a bald eagle that seemed to have died from an accident. Then suddenly I was surrounded by other bald eagles but not in a threatening way. They stood or sat around me.


-alien 2017-03-08 17:15:28

i saw an eagle diving into the ocean, then it froze , right away.?


-Suzanne 2017-04-10 17:03:46

I’ve been looking for dreams like mine everywhere and I can’t find a similar one. I dreamed I was an eagle and I was flying isnide a building with a very high ceiling. I trapped and the people on the ground didn’t want me to fly away. I finally squeezed myself throught a tiny window and got out, but the people were trying to chase after me.


-Colby 2017-04-12 16:55:14

Hi Tony,

Wondering if you have any insight about this dream.

I am with others and see a gigantic bird with another large bird in it’s beak in the sky. It sees me and swoops down over me. I wave my red book in the air to kind of bat it away but it comes back again and again- targeting only me. The next time it comes back it has dropped it’s dead prey and wants me. I jump down underneath a dock, so I am almost fully submerged (but can still breathe) in water, protected by the dock. A shaman pops his down on my right and spits blood into the water with me- i believe to protect me. He said the bird wants me. I eventually find the dock to become a prison rather than protection and the water is rising towards my nose. I break out and run away but there is no bird or anyone around. I have more parts of the dream happen, but any insight would be very helpful in regards to this. Thank you!


    -Tony Crisp 2017-04-13 8:09:39

    Hi – I am stopping from answering your posts fully – but will try to give hints; sometimes long ones because I quote from masses I have already put online. Also, I need to take time to update the site – dreamhawk.

    It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/questions-2/#Summing and also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/features-found-on-site/ which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson or http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/getting-at-your-dreams-meaning/


    Colby – All the images, people, animals, places we see in our dreams, are simply your own feelings, fears, hopes and wonder projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind as images. So, it makes sense to take the image of your dream person, thing or animal back into you and own it. In that way, you are meeting and dealing with the things about yourself you are not owning or conscious of. That is why dreams are often difficult to understand, because we are hiding things from ourselves. To do this you can use Being the Person or Thing

    You avoided the bird perhaps because you saw it as a predator – ye predators are part of the life cycle. As you wrote, “I find the dock to become a prison rather than protection and the water is rising towards my nose.”

    Something else to remember is that whenever we dream its images are not like real life, because a dream is nothing like outer life where things could hurt you, but is an image like on a cinema screen, so that even if a gun is pointed at you and fired it can do no damage – except if you run in fear; so, all the things that scare you are simply your own fears projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind.

    So the huge bird in dreams represents your ability to have a wider view of the world and your life. Literally a birds eye view. Meet your fear and you can take the next step in your inner growth. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/secrets-power-dreaming/


-Alejandra 2017-04-23 17:32:23

I dreamed about a bird similar to an eagle, but in a big big size. In my dream I found this bird incredible beautiful and I came close and friend to the bird. The dream was very realistic. I woke up amazed. It was a full experience a be I would love to know the meaning. Thank you in advance and I looking forward to hear from you.


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