In modern times, the animals most people consider to be of importance or of value are our pets. Not that we don't think other animals matter, we just don't have the same connection to more wild species like our ancestors once did. They saw meaning in every creature they shared our planet with, meaning that still holds true today once you know about them.
By learning what messages our animal companions are trying to send us, we can start seeing the advice the universe tries to send our way, from dire warnings to supportive encouragement.
The universe does communicate with us in other ways, though, with one of its vessels being the ancient art of Numerology. Numerology is in the foundations of everything we do, from set numbers like your date of birth to random ones we spot every day.
Eagles are among the most dignified birds in the animal kingdom. Large, awe-inspiring in their flight, they've been mesmerizing people for centuries now, drawing them in with their unmatched majesty.
As beautiful as they are, they also contain plenty of depth. They've been considered iconic figures in cultures around the world, and still hold great symbolic importance in modern countries today, remaining respected and relevant all this time. What all do they encompass, then, and what does it mean if it seems like they're visiting you in particular? You can find out right here.
Eagles are a very famously monogamous species, one that mates for life. Unlike many bird species, the male stays with the female to help raise their young, and the couple will even return to the same nest year after year after their young mature enough to fly off on their own.
Older eagle couples will build upon the same nest, meaning if you see a very large eagle nest, it likely belongs to a duo that's been together for some time. Seeing eagles frequently could be a positive sign, should you be in a relationship right now, that it's one that will last. If you're single, it may be a sign that someone worthy of your time and affection is coming your way!
Truth And Honor
Eagles are seen as very noble creatures. Big, majestic, and fierce in their gaze, they're seen as the epitome of freedom (which we'll touch on later). Due to their graceful soaring and command of the skies, we see them as leaders of their kind, standing far and above other birds of similar stature.
Thanks to this position as the king of the skies, they've come to represent honor, nobility, and truth, the sword of justice in the natural world. If you're seeing eagles often, it could mean that you have to take that very sword and deliver truth in your own life, be it to yourself or someone else.
The eagle's connection to hope is also due to its dominant ruling of the skies. It's always been held in high regard, seen as a symbol of victory among ancient cultures. Its body is built for speed and strength while also remaining elegant, proving that it's a master of its craft, of its form, and of its species.
This extremely honed existence makes it a symbol of powerful hope. It's not a passive hope, but an active one, wanting to show you that you have the strength within to power through any obstacle in your way. Eagles could be visiting you often in order to communicate this with you, reminding you that even in your darkest times, you're tough enough to make it through.
Connections To The Divine
Eagles also have plenty of cultural connections to divinity and divine power. In a number of ancient cultures, they were viewed as the messengers of gods, or they were one of the forms a god would take when visiting humanity, among other myths.
They serve as a reminder that there's divine energy all around us, and that even if you don't subscribe to any certain religion, it's important to remember the beauty and magic that exists in the natural world. An eagle visit serves as a reminder to stop and smell the roses, to appreciate the small beauties and everyday miracles that surround you.
Finally, the eagle very famously represents freedom. This has been true for quite some time, far predating the United States' adoption of the bald eagle as its national animal. Some consider this a bit contradictory given they also represent loyalty, but loyalty and freedom can go hand in hand. You can wish for freedom of expression, of movement, of life while also being devoted to a cause, a partner, or a goal.
If you're seeing eagles often, they're urging you that you need to express your freedom. Maybe you've been too tied to something that's kept you down, something like work or family stress. They're letting you know it's time to spread your wings and seek out independence. No joy will come from remaining stagnant.
Seeing Eagles Flying Overhead
What the eagle is doing when you see it can have influence over its meaning. The most ominous and striking way to be spotting eagles is to see them perching somewhere, making them hard to miss. What if you're only seeing them flying above you, though?
When eagles are spotted soaring, it means you need to shift your perspective. Think about a problem or situation in your life. Now imagine yourself flying high above it, seeing it in its entirety, all its complex webs and connections that make it so difficult. By picking it apart from an outside view, you might find insight you wouldn't have considered before.
Hearing Eagle Cries
Now, what if you're not seeing an eagle, but you are consistently hearing its call, far more than what would be considered normal.
To hear an eagle's cry should spark a feeling of wanting in you, of craving more than you're receiving. As such, it's a call to action, a spark of motivation and encouragement to chase after whatever it is your heart desires. It's a battle cry, so treat it like one! Get in there and get fighting!
Seeing Eagles In Your Dreams
Dreams about any animal symbol all depend on how you feel within that dream. If you're feeling anxious, scared, or upset in a dream where an eagle is present, it means there's a situation weighing heavy on your mind that needs addressing, one that's stifling your freedom and independence.
If you're feeling joyful, exhilarated, or excited in a dream where an eagle is present, it means your spirit feels free and fulfilled. It's a positive sign that your path is true and strong, not to mention good for your soul.
Eagles In Different Cultures
As mentioned a few times, different cultures around the world have seen eagles as symbols of various concepts, used in their mythology to tell stories with great meaning. Here are a few examples.
Greek: The ancient Greeks saw the eagle similarly to the modern-day United States, as a symbol of freedom, strength, and victory. They were also associated with the god Zeus, who transformed into an eagle on more than one occasion.
Norse: Ancient Norse people saw the eagle as a species that could cross between the physical and spiritual realm, having connections to the sacred Tree of Life. Due to this, they were also seen as symbols of great wisdom and knowledge.
Around The World
Native American: Many Native American cultures held the eagle in high regard, with it being a very respected creature. Eagle feathers are used in a number of ceremonies and regalia as they represent everything from protection to fertility, depending on the nation.
Egyptian: Similarly, the people of ancient Egypt also saw the eagle as a symbol of protection, but also of power. Specifically, eagles represented the goddess Nekhbet, who was thought to be the protector of the Pharaoh.
Japanese: Eagle sightings are considered rare in Japan, but even then the eagle plays an important role in their mythology. In Shintoism, there's a story of the sun goddess hiding away in a cave, casting the world into darkness. She's lured out by a song played for her, and as she exits the cave, and eagle swoops down and brings light back to the world.
Seeing an eagle of any kind is always a treat. They don't often visit us humans, too disrupted by the noise and bustle of our modern cities. They prefer to stick to their rural ranges, their mountain tracks, their forests and fields.
That's why we should heed their visits with such importance, and think deeply about what their appearance might mean in your life. You never know what more there is to learn about your current position, situation, or what's to come, and an eagle might be the one to clear some of that up for you.
For more insight into your future, there are other natural phenomena you can look to, like our very own set of stars. The power of the zodiac holds much more than just your daily horoscope, you can look to your birth chart for specific information about your personality, your journey, and your destiny.