It is the medicine of mental clarity. Enlightenment, wide vision, invoked for shamanic powers, courage, elevation of the spirit to great heights. The eagle helps us to see life in a broader context, allowing us to make decisions and set goals with clarity and objectivity, to see beyond. The eagle is a solar and celestial animal, a universal symbol of power, strength, authority, victory and spiritual protection.
Very agile and skilful, this warrior and predator bird, known as the “queen of birds”, is related to the gods and royalty. This is because the perspicacity of your eyes allows you to look directly at the sun, which represents a symbol of clairvoyance.
This mystical bird and divine messenger carries both the desire for power and spiritual elevation, both symbolized by the high flights of thought and fantasy.
Enlightenment, inner vision, invoked for shamanic powers, courage, lifting the spirit to great heights; it is the symbol of the spirit. One of the most beautiful symbols of this powerful bird is provided by the Pueblo Indians. They believe that the eagle came from the heavens. With the ability to spiral through a hole in the sky, she came from her home in the Sun. She shows us that we must soar above worldly events, seeing everything from above; it helps us to let go of superficial aspects and really see the size of things.
For shamans, the eagle is always a warning of initiation or a spiritual journey, it represents a major change in life. Eagle feathers are considered the most sacred instrument of healing. They have been used for centuries by shamans to purify the auras of patients who came to them for healing.