It is the medicine of mental clarity. Enlightenment, broad 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 skilled, this warrior and predatory bird, known as the “queen of birds”, is related to the gods and royalty. This is because the insight of his gaze allows him 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 the desire for spiritual elevation, both symbolized by the high flights of thought and fantasy.
Enlightenment, inner vision, invoked for shamanic powers, courage, elevation of 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, the Sun. She shows us that we must soar above worldly events, seeing everything from above; it helps us to abandon the 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 the patients who came to them to heal themselves.