Represents: Spirit, healing, creation

Eagle’s ability to fly high reminds us to always perform at the peak of our abilities. If Eagle is a totem, he calls you to be cognizant of your own ability to soar to great heights. Eagles are messengers from the Heavens and are the embodiment of the spirit of the sun.

In the Druid tradition the sun is a symbol of life-giving order, so if Eagle calls to you, he is reminding you to use your best abilities to conquer the powers of chaos in your life. Do this by calling upon his strength and agility and drawing it into your endeavors.

Eagles fly higher than almost any other bird, then dive down rapidly to seize their prey on the ground. If Eagle is your totem, you have a tendency to engage in extreme behaviors, and are likely to be swift on the attack. Eagle people tend to go from calm to passionate so quickly that those around them may not even be aware of the mood change until it swoops down on them from above.

People of the Eagle fly closer to the sun than any other bird. This allows them to see farther than most, but it also means that they may get scorched by the sun from time to time. But if you are an Eagle, you recognize that this occasional tendency to get burned is just the price you have to pay for having such clear vision.

Eagles tend to be high-flying, territorial loners. They are often alone, but they are rarely lonely. People of the Eagle are comfortable and content with themselves. If Eagle is your totem you possess a willingness to seek out your true emotions. You are not one to engage in self-deception when it comes to feelings. This characteristic can sometimes come across as bluntness, but ultimately it is honesty. Eagles aren’t afraid to speak the truth to power.

Eagle is a demanding totem, but one that offers so much reward at the end of the journey. Eagle’s four-toed feet remind you to stay grounded even when you are soaring high. Its talons remind you to take the time to grasp the things of the earth so that you can stay grounded. Its sharp beak shows you when to speak, how much, and how strongly.

Eagle people can live in the realm of the spirit yet still remain connected and balanced within the realm of the earth. If Eagle is your totem, you will be challenged to become much more than you ever dreamed possible.

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