Archangels are an extension of God known as the messengers from God; they are extremely powerful celestial beings. Each has a specialty and represents an aspect of God. The archangels are one of God’s original creations, they work with people of all beliefs and paths; all you have to do is ask. We don’t worship or pray to archangels; all glory goes to God. Archangels are God’s intended gifts to us; they are part of His divine plan for peace. They will never intervene without permission, they must wait until you give permission in some way; it can be through prayer, intention candle, a cry for help, a thought, affirmation or visualization. It doesn’t matter how you ask, but only that you do. There are many known archangels. Different cultures are aware of different archangels; for now I am going to focus on the traditionally known Michael, Raphael, Gabriel and Uriel.
He is also known as: Saint Michael, Mikha’el, Mikael, Miguel, Sabbathiel or Beshter.
Michael’s name means “He who is like God”
Michael seems to be the most well known of all the archangels. He is sainted; mentioned specifically in the bible. Ancient history portrays Michael as a strong, muscular body language, with a sword poised above a pinned-down demon. This is to signify Michael’s primary purpose of slaying the ego and fear. His sword is actually made of light – not metal, and is used to detach us from the grips of fear. Call upon Michael for protection & courage in all aspects of your life.
Archangel Michael symbolizes the fire element, as in astrology Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are Fire signs. Fire is the power of transformation; the spiritual impulse; and the energy of creativity.
Raphael is also known as: Azarias, Israfel, or Labbiel
Raphael’s name means: “God heals”
Raphael is the archangel of healing; the Hebrew word Rophe, means “medicine doctor”; or Rapach, which means “God heals the soul.” He is known as a patron of physicians and travelers, giving hope and comfort. Archangel Raphael brings God’s healing light to earth. According to Raphael, everyone is already healthy in spiritual truth. Ask Raphael to heal a condition, he is waiting for you to give him permission to conduct his healing work.
Archangel Raphael symbolizes the air element, as in astrology Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are Air signs. Air is the power of the mind; mental qualities and attributes, how they are used and can be developed.
Gabriel is also known as: Saint Gabriel, Jibril, or Jiburili
Gabriel’s name means: “The strength of God”
Gabriel is one of the two archangels specifically named in the Bible, other than Archangel Michael. Gabriel’s mission as the supreme messenger of God, this is why Gabriel is the patron saint of communications. Gabriel in contrast, exudes soft, nurturing, feminine strength. You can call upon him for parenting, nurturing children, life purpose, rebirth and clear messages. Gabriel promotes the same work ethic in those who ask for help.
Archangel Gabriel symbolizes the water element, as in astrology Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are water signs. Water is the power of intuition, growth of the spirit, balancing the emotions and nurturing the spirit.
Uriel is also known as: Aretziel, Auriel, Nuriel, or Phanuel
Uriel’s Name means: “The Light of God”
Archangel Uriel connects us to God’s infinite wisdom and assists us in focusing upon intellectual pursuits. Uriel is the most earthly of the archangels, and acts as a channel between the earths and the divine. He is in charge of bringing God’s plan into the material world. Uriel is tender yet strong. He brings peace and tranquility to those who need it. He releases pain and trauma from the past while at the same time bringing insights and inspirations. Uriel wants you to receive divine light and will do everything he can to help you receive a unique idea that resolves your problem when you call upon him.
Archangel Uriel symbolizes the Earth element, as in the astrology Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are earth signs. Earth is the power of practical and material matters such as the body and its physical health.
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