Eagle represents our need to seek deeper knowledge, a higher plane, beyond the everyday cycle of eat sleep shelter, eat sleep shelter. Conversely we can take eat, and sleep, and shelter to a higher plane...
I'm reminded by this card if we chose to use our brains as much as our feet and hands we'd likely all be a genius. Selectively perhaps, I'd not concentrate on calculus but it is a matter of focus. We allow ourselves to be distracted into the trivial most of our waking hours limiting our chance to ever soar with the eagles, and know more, for the joy of learning.
"That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be
harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it
simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move
mountains." ~ Steve Jobs 1955-2011
Tarot opened previously closed doors to my own heart with it's merciless quest for the truth, nothing but the truth. They flay the soul and make me say thank you afterward. Each hour spent with my cards is a new lesson to be learned. Viva la Journey.