The Emperor – Eagle (American Bald Eagle) –Without the sharp talons for catching prey and the strong, sharp beak for tearing food, the raptor would certainly die of starvation. The eagle hatches with both a beak and talons and these will continue to grow throughout the bird's life. They keep the beak in good condition naturally in the wild by eating tough prey and rubbing the beak clean on stones or other hard surfaces after eating, this process is called feaking. The eagle mates for life unless one is impotent or its mate dies, in which case they will take another mate. They can lay 1-3 eggs about a day apart from each other hatching in the order laid. The eldest of the young, especially if female, may commit fratricide and the parents will not stand in the way. The young have a black beak and a mix of brown and white feathers until they are about 4 years old. Between the ages of 4-5 years old they become sexually mature and will start to receive their crown of white feathers and the color of the beak changes to a vibrant yellow.
The eagle is seen as a sacred symbol of authority, mundane and spiritual; vision, past and future, what is blurred becomes clear, a new perspective; and healing, capturing the ill and old to keep the world in balance, preventing the spread of disease.
The eagle has feathers, lives in lofty wide spaced areas, soars through the skies makes this connection to air, symbolizing communication and thought, visions, psychic dreams, and mental liberation.
The eagle lives near large bodies of water to catch fish, its main source of food, very large ones that. Their feathers are used in healing rituals, to revitalize the health and spirit, and it is believed that with the beat of its expansive wings, creating energetic ripples in the universe, brings water from the skies, makes this connection to water. The rains are cleansing, nourishing, and revitalizing.
The eagle has a varied diet as they are opportunistic predators. Though their mainstay is fish, they will eat other critters like turtles, lizards, snakes, frogs, rabbits, squirrels, small dogs, and even other birds. They will also chase other raptors to drop what they carry, fight other eagles over a catch, and eat carrion when they find it.
The eagle has patience sitting on its high perch watching for hours with his extensive vision, being conservative with energy, for the right prey to come along before taking action. Guard your project, goal, desire, until it is completed and ready for action. It is time to be watchful of opportunities in expected and unexpected places. Review the past for what did not work and look at things with different perspectives, and follow the new path when it presents itself. Have patience and you will succeed.
Pay attention to your dreams for they will be more informative. Watch your words- keep them positive. Pay attention to your diet to ensure that you get proper nourishment and drink plenty of life giving water. It is time to purge what no longer serves you. Remove your limitations. Be conservative with your energy by working smarter not harder by using your resources wisely. Be observant, vigilant for the new opportunities.