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Golden Eagle Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism: 7 Signs

Golden Eagle Spiritual Meaning and Symbolism: 7 Signs

The golden eagle, also known scientifically as Aquila chrysaetos, is one of the most well-known and widespread species of eagles.

Found in the Northern Hemisphere, including North America, Europe, and Asia. They are known for their impressive size, strength, and agility, and are revered in various cultures, associated with symbolism and mythology.

In many places, they are considered symbols of power, freedom, and majesty.

But let’s find out what this beautiful spiritual symbol might mean for you. 

Golden Eagle Spiritual Meaning

Golden Eagle

If your encounter with the golden eagle is pleasant, uplifting, or otherwise positive in nature, you should take the spiritual message as one with a positive tone.

It is likely to have positive meanings attached, such as:

  • You’ll have a burst of awesome inspiration when you need it.
  • Trust yourself; you’re on the right track.
  • Take strength; the bold, brave golden eagle is on your side. 
  • Look at the bigger picture.

Read the meaning of seeing two eagles flying together.

Golden Eagle Symbolism

Golden Eagle Flying

Aztec civilizations believed that the golden eagle was a sacred creature, and that the brilliant bird of prey actually saw the sun being created or born.

The bird’s dark wing tips have turned out that way because they were scorched by the burning sun, and the creature was then associated with sun deities and powerful warriors. 

Aztecs aren’t the only people with a strong connection to this powerful bird; the Roman Empire used this eagle species as a mascot, of sorts, boasting of the Empire’s military prowess and used as a symbol of:

  • Courage;
  • Strength;
  • And victory on the battlefield. 

Norse mythology, the Holy Roman Empire, Ancient Persia, and several Native American cultures all have strong links to the golden eagle, and that’s not a definitive list!

Read the spiritual meaning of seeing a bald eagle.

Spiritual Meaning of Seeing a Golden Eagle in Reality

Big golden eagle

This bird of prey is fairly common in the Northern Hemisphere, from a couple of locations in Scotland to Japan; but the population of this species is in serious decline in some spots.

In fact, in England and Wales, the golden eagle is extinct – nowhere to be found! 

What does this mean for you? 

Well, if you’ve seen a golden eagle in England or Wales, where the bird is thought to be completely extirpated, then you’ve definitely seen something that is quite rare.

The rarer the symbol, the more powerful and potent the spiritual message attached to it

In places where this eagle species is prolific, sightings won’t be quite as rare, so the message will be a little less exciting. There are thought to be up to 100,000 breeding pairs left, so it’s definitely not a super rare species… yet.

Read the meaning of finding and eagle feather on the ground.

Spiritual Meaning of a Golden Eagle in Dreams

Dreaming about a golden eagle: meaning

New beginnings are a common theme with the stunning golden eagle.

It flies much higher than you, and it can see the good (and bad) things that are in your future.

The raptor is looking out for you, keeping you on the right track, and warning you of obstacles coming up. 

If there was ever a time to make a big change, the day after seeing a positive golden eagle symbol in your dream is most definitely it!

You’ll have eagle strength on your side, and the confidence of knowing that you’re untouchable.

7 Signs from Seeing a Golden Eagle

The golden eagle spiritual meaning and messages

The golden eagle might be an important symbol is many places around the world, but we need to work out why it’s an important symbol for YOU. Let’s dive into the possible meanings of your eagle dream or real life sighting. 

1) Strengthened Spiritual and Divine Connection

Although golden eagles are relatively common around some parts of the world, it is still uncommon to see them.

If you do see one, it means that something special is happening in your life. Your connection to the divine, under, and spiritual worlds are stronger than they have ever been. 

Now is the time to do all the spiritual stuff you’ve always wanted to do: get a tarot reading, perform crystal healing, manifest, or meditate.

Ask the spirits for advice and guidance, or just pour your heart out, safe in the knowledge that someone is listening to you. 

2) You Feel Trapped

In the dream (or real life setting) is the eagle chained, tied, caged, or otherwise restricted from moving around as it usually would?

If yes, the situation is a direct reflection of how you feel: trapped, restricted, caged.

Perhaps you haven’t noticed it yet, but there’s a reason you’ve been a little ‘off’ lately. Things aren’t right because they’re not right. The only way to resolve the issue is to remove yourself from the cage. 

Something is holding you back. I recommend performing some meditation to pause and get stock of your thoughts. Work out what is benefiting your life, and what is stopping you from moving forward. Clarity is what you need. 

3) Look Beyond What You Can See

Sometimes in life, you need to read between the lines to get the REAL picture of a situation. People will only tell you, their side; they can’t always empathize with the other perspective.

For this reason, you must be open-minded. You must also do your research on something before forming an opinion on it

The beautiful golden eagle is a magnificent creature with amazing eyesight. It has clarity and can see far beyond what we can see.

As a sign, it’s telling you to stop taking things at face value. It’s time to start reading between those lines. 

4) A Spiritual Win

If you’ve been manifesting like mad, using crystals as much as you can, and repeating positive affirmations on a daily basis, your prayers or wishes will soon be answered.

Seeing a golden eagle in the sky can be taken as a sign that you have been heard, and you will get everything you wish for. It might not look the way you had imagined, but it will still come. 

Alternatively, you may find yourself in spirituality, or finally achieve something in your spiritual life that you didn’t think was achievable.

Either way, it’ll be a little win for your spiritual self – and that’s something that should be celebrated! 

5) You Deserve Freedom

The eagle has long been associated with freedom; so much so that the United States adopted the bird of prey for its mascot.

If you’re considering a bid for freedom, whether it’s from a job, a troubled relationship, or just a toxic situation, now is most definitely the time to do it. The bird in your dream (or real life) is telling you that you can soar high in the sky too, if you stop that toxic situation from clipping your wings. 

You deserve to be as happy as you wish to be. The only way to find that happiness, though, is to get rid of the things that make you unhappy. 

6) Grab Opportunities 

When your dreams feature an animal, especially a specific species of animal, you should do some research on that exact species.

So, for example, dreaming of a golden eagle would need research on golden eagles. The bird of prey often has an attribute that you need to pay attention to or adopt for yourself. 

Golden eagles are great hunters, and it helps to have the high viewpoint of flying super high in the sky.

The raptors can see prey from great distances and hone on it with impressive precision, grasping every single opportunity that comes their way.

Your dream could be a way for your subconscious to tell you that you should GRAB those passing opportunities with both hands. You lose 100% of the shots you don’t take, so start taking them!

7) Longevity and Prosperity 

Eagles, generally, are associated with:

  • Innovation;
  • Prosperity and abundance;
  • Longevity;
  • And freedom.

They can fly much higher than many other birds in the sky, which gives them the perfect view to see everything that’s coming – good or bad. 

Seeing a golden eagle (or any other species) in your dream is usually a really good sign; although, it does heavily depend on what else is going on in the dream, plus what happens to the raptor.

If the dream is positive overall, you should take it as a positive sign of good things to come. If the dream fills you with dread or anxiety, however, the overall message of the dream is probably going to be a warning or have a negative connotation.


Do any of these potential spiritual messages ring true to you? If it stands out for some reason, even if you don’t understand why, you’ve likely found the correct spiritual interpretation.

Don’t fret if you haven’t yet, though; deciphering the hidden and often complex messages in dreams and waking life takes time, patience, and a little understanding of yourself and the world around you.

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