Angels are interwoven within the culture of man. Regardless of religion or belief system, stories of angels are a part of our heritage that makes up human history. Archangels are considered to be very powerful spiritual beings that have captured our attention for centuries. The prefix ‘arch’ means ‘ruling’ or ‘chief’ in Greek. Religious texts refer to archangels as being at a high level in the celestial hierarchy. While the exact number of archangels is unknown many traditions and faiths refer to seven archangels. Many scriptures tell of the archangel’s great abilities as healers and guides, intervening with assistance in many of life’s challenging situations.
Angels will appear in many different ways to each of us, we need to look out for these signs and notice them as being our angels. Some of these signs could be the presence of a feather, numbers seen in the same sequence over and over again or in the form of an animal such as a bird or a butterfly etc. Our angels will also speak to us and it’s up to us to recognise this - if you get a sudden gut feeling of not to go a certain way when you are walking or driving for example, this is your angels telling you this. Always trust your gut instinct as it is your angels guiding you. It’s up to us to choose to listen to them and they love when we work with them and notice their signs.
Here we tell you about the 7 well- known Archangels and their specialities.
Whose name means 'he who is as God', is most often thought of as the angel of protection and the most powerful of all the angels. He is considered a leader within the angelic realm and a patron angel of fairness, mercy and justice. Scriptural artwork depicts him as a warrior most often carrying a sword. Archangel Michael assists situations where you are afraid, confused or concerned for your safety. He helps to release fear and doubt, supporting us in making life changes and is often said to work closely with those who perform healing work or provide spiritual teaching. Additional areas where Archangel Michael can be of assistance include courage, direction, energy and vitality, all aspects of life purpose, motivation, space clearing, spirit releasement, worthiness and self-esteem.
Whose name means ‘God heals’, is the archangel designated for physical and emotional healing. In Hebrew the word “rophe” means 'to heal’. Archangel Raphael not only helps in healing individuals but also helps healers in their healing practice. He can help reduce addictions & cravings and is powerful in healing other injuries and illnesses, with cures often occurring immediately. Archangel Raphael aids in restoring & maintaining harmony and peace. He is also the patron of travellers, watching over them to ensure a safe and harmonious journey. Working in conjunction with Archangel Michael, Archangel Raphael helps to clear away fears and pressure that maybe affecting your health.
Whose name means 'God is my strength', is one of the two archangels specifically named in the Bible in both the Old and New Testament, she is often portrayed holding a trumpet. As the patron of communications, Archangel Gabriel is the messenger angel, acting as a messenger of God. She helps writers, teachers, journalists and artists to convey their message, to find motivation & confidence, and to showcase their skills. She also assists in overcoming issues of fear in communication as well as in all areas related to children, helping during conception, pregnancy, childbirth and child rearing.
The patron saint of artists, Archangel Jophiel’s name means 'beauty of God'. She helps us to see & maintain beauty in life and supports us in thinking beautiful thoughts and staying positive as well as in creating and manifesting beauty in our surroundings and our hearts. Archangel Jophiel watches over artists supporting in creating beautiful art, assists us in slowing down and bringing calm to our lives, and heals negativity and chaos. She also helps to tame your ego and to bring organisation to a place or situation. When seeking wisdom or a shift in perspective Archangel Jophiel is the archangel to call in to uplift you and help you see things from a different point of view.
The patron saint of animals & the environment, Archangel Ariel’s name means 'lion or lioness of God'. Her role is to protect the earth, its natural resources, eco-systems and all wild life. She is always available with support and guidance for any activities that involve environmentalism and protecting, healing, rejuvenating, and/or maintaining our environment. Archangel Ariel assists in healing injured animals working closely with Archangel Raphael in these actions. It is believed she also works to oversee the order of the physical universe including all planets, the sun, the moon and the stars. When seeking to learn more about nature or connect more deeply while hiking or exploring, she assists in providing insights and opportunities to expand your awareness and experience. Given Archangel Ariel is watching over the earth’s natural resources, she can also be especially helpful in ensuring your needs for food, water, shelter and other supplies are met.
Archangel Azrael's name means 'whom God helps'. However, he is often referred to as the 'Angel of Death'. Azrael meets souls and helps them in the transition of death, in addition to helping newly crossed over souls adjust. He also helps loved ones who are still on the earth plane in dealing with their grief and processing the loss. Archangel Azrael helps ministers & spiritual teachers from all belief systems and religions in their spiritual counselling and assists grief counsellors to shield themselves from absorbing their clients' pain and to guide their words and actions. Archangel Azrael assists in all types of transitions and endings, not just those involving loss and death. He also helps with transitions relating to relationships, career, addictions, etc., helping us to navigate as smoothly as possible through life’s changes.
Whose name means 'he who sees God'. This archangel and has been called by many names throughout history and therefore is sometimes confused with other angels. His mission is to bring peace to the world and as such he protects the world from fear and lowers vibrating, negative energies. He is believed to have all knowing vision seeing the Interconnections between all things. Archangel Chamuel assists us in finding the strength & courage to face hardship when it seems we have none left. He can also help to find items that are lost, to find important parts of our lives such as life purpose, a love relationship, a new job, and supportive friendships, and to find solutions to problems. Archangel Chamuel also helps to heal anxiety, bring peace and to repair relationships and misunderstandings.