The 15 Archangels
Archangel Ariel has appeared in Coptic, apocryphal, and mystical Judeo-Christian writings as both an overseer of nature and the regulator of the underworld. In the latter role, Ariel takes on the fierce presence of punishing those who transgress into darkness.
The association of Ariel with the spirit of nature was immortalized by Shakespeare, who portrayed this archangel as a tree sprite in The Tempest. In the play, Ariel gains secret knowledge on behalf of the magician Prospero.
When To Call On Archangel Ariel
Ariel is a healing angel who works closely with Archangel Raphael, especially when it comes to helping birds, fish, and other animals.
Archangel Ariel is believed to be a leader of the Virtues choir of angels – those who govern the order of the physical universe, watching over the sun, moon, stars, and all of the planets, including Earth. For this reason, Ariel is intimately involved in environmentalism. If you feel called to work in fields protective of the earth’s ecology, oceans, air quality, or animals, then Ariel can help you.
As the angel of our planet’s natural resources, Ariel ensures the proper treatment of people and animals as part of her mission. So she works to ensure that there’s enough healthful food, clean water, proper shelter, and other necessary supplies. Therefore, you can ask Ariel to help you in meeting your earthly needs.
Ariel can also help you interact with nature comfortably and safely. She’s a wonderful angel to call upon when you’re hiking or camping, for example. The archangel Ariel will also introduce you to the nonphysical side of nature as well, if you’ll ask for her assistance. If you’ve always wanted to connect with the fairies or other elementals, seek out Ariel as your guide. She’ll help you navigate through the nature spirit realm so that you’ll meet the benevolent being who populate gardens, parks, flowers, trees, and bodies of water. Ariel can also help heal wild or domesticated mammals, birds, and fish.
Color: Pale Pink
Crystal or gemstone: Rose Quartz
Azrael is the “angel of death”, in the most beautiful and healing sense of the word. This is a far cry from the morbid image of a grim reaper stealing people away. Azrael, in contrast, is a grief counselor who lovingly guides souls to Heaven after their crossing. He then consoles the survivors and helps them heal from grief. Islamic theology holds that Azrael carries out God’s will for the souls of the deceased with profound reverence.
Azrael is sometimes confused with the similar-sounding name Azazael, who is considered a demon or fallen angel. Yet their personas, missions, and energies couldn’t be more different. Our Azrael is a pure and trustworthy being of God’s light.
When To Call On Archangel Azrael
Azrael helps with all aspects of loss, death, and transitions. If your heart is heavy with grief, call upon Azrael for healing and support. Loss can take many forms, and grief is the normal reaction to any kind of ending. Fortunately, Archangel Azrael is there to catch us whenever we fall.
In addition to the grief stricken, Archangel Azrael helps those who perform grief counseling. At your request, Azrael can guide your speech as you talk to a bereaved person so that you choose comforting words. Azrael can also help you deliver a beautiful eulogy.
If you’re a professional counselor, then you know how often unhealed grief morphs into emotional and relationship issues, addictions, and other psychological maladies. So it’s a good idea to invite Azrael into your healing practice.
Color: Creamy White
Crystal or Gemstone: Yellow Calcite
Chamuel is one of the seven archangels of the 5th-century Pseudo-Dionysian teachings on the celestial hierarchy. He is sometimes confused with Samael, an “angel” who has dark and destructive leanings. The confusion likely stems from the similar sound of their names. But rest assured that Chamuel is entirely of God’s light.
In the Kabbalah, Chamuel (as Kamael) is the archangel of the Geburah, the fifth Sephirah (aspect of God) on the Tree of Life, denoting strength and courage through severity. Kabbalists consider Chamuel (Kamael) one of the Seraphim, which is the highest level of the choirs of angels.
As “he who sees God,” Chamuel has omniscient vision, and he sees the connection between everyone and everything.
When To Call On Archangel Chamuel
His holy mission includes the manifestation of universal peace through helping individuals attain inner peace, even during turbulent times. Chamuel uses his vision to ensure that you and others are at peace by helping you find what you’re looking for. From his lofty vantage point, Chamuel can see the location of every missing item and the solutions to every problem. Even though he’s stationed at an extremely high level, Chamuel is very down-to-earth and accessible, like a great man who has remained entirely humble.
Archangel Chamuel fulfills a role similar to Saint Anthony in Catholicism, who also helps reunite us with missing items. Both are amazingly swift at bringing back beloved heirloom items such as wedding rings. Chamuel can help you find your life’s purpose; a better job or home; your right relationship; and anything, esoteric or tangible, that you request, as long as it’s in alignment with your higher self’s path. He knows God’s will for you, so ask for help and Chamuel will sort the rest out. Chamuel also helps to heal the heart following loss.
Color: Pale Green
Crystal or Gemstone: Fluorite
Gabriel is one of two archangels specifically named in the Bible (the other being Michael). In the Old Testament’s Book of Daniel, Gabriel appears to Daniel to help him understand his visions of the future. In the New Testament’s Gospels, Gabriel appears in the Book of Luke in famous scenes called the Annunciation, because the archangel announces the forthcoming births of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ. Scriptural roles underscore Gabriel’s mission as the supreme messenger of God, and why this archangel is the patron saint of communications workers.
Artists throughout time have portrayed the angel in the Annunciation and other images of Gabriel with feminine features, long hair, flowing gowns, and if you look closely at the Renaissance paintings—a feminine figure. Perhaps this is because Gabriel is so closely aligned with the Divine feminine situations of pregnancy, birth, and communication.
When To Call On Archangel Gabriel
Gabriel and Mother Mary work closely together to minister to sensitive children. They guide conceptions, adoptions, pregnancies, births, and the raising of children. Because Gabriel is deeply concerned about children’s welfare, the archangel mentors responsible and loving adults who wish to help the young. If you feel called to work with children in any capacity, please ask Gabriel to help you.Gabriel helps earthly messengers such as teachers, counselors, writers, artists, and actors. This archangel acts like a Heavenly agent and manager who motivates you to polish your skills. Gabriel then opens the door of opportunity for you to work in your chosen career, and gives you a loving push through it if you hesitate.
Gabriel’s halo is copper colored, like the angel’s symbolic trumpet. If you see flashes or sparkles of copper light, or if you find yourself suddenly attracted to this metal, this is a sign that you’re working with Archangel Gabriel.
Crystal or Gemstone: Copper
In the Kabbalah, Haniel presides over the seventh, or Netzach, Sephirah (emanation of God’s will). This sphere is related to victory and represents our inner world of intuition, imagination, and emotions.
The Netzach Sephirah marks the beginning of humans’ free will, and the expression of endurance and tenacity. It is the embodiment of earthly love. Archangel Haniel radiates inner qualities outwardly like the full moon. Mysterious and feminine, Haniel has been revered since the Babylonian era, which tied astronomy into religion.
When To Call On Archangel Haniel
Archangel Haniel can help you develop your intuition and clairvoyance, as well as any aspect of sacred feminine energy. It’s very effective to call upon Haniel during the full moon, especially if there’s anything you’d like to release or heal. Haniel can particularly help with women’s issues.
As the expression of the inner world of intuition, Archangel Haniel is a supportive guide for those who wish to develop their spiritual gifts, like clairvoyance. Her bluish white halo color reminds me of the moon, and wearing moonstone can both amplify intuitive transmissions and also help you feel connected to Haniel.
Men as well as women can benefit from connecting to this archangel, as men also have feminine energy (just like women have male energy). Haniel can help members of both sexes awaken and trust their inner guidance.
Color: Pale Blue (Moonlight)
Crystal or Gemstone: Moonstone
Archangel Jeremiel’s specialty is developing an understanding of spiritual visions and clairvoyance; conducting a life review so you can make adjustments with respect to how you wish to live.
Archangel Jeremiel is recognized by Eastern Orthodox tradition and in several noncanonical and Coptic books such as 2 Esdras, which outlines conversations between him and Ezra, and then later Zephaniah. Jeremiel explains that he watches over the departed souls from the great Flood. In the Ethiopian Book of Enoch, Jeremiel is listed as one of the seven archangels and is frequently referred to as Ramiel. In this sacred text, as well as the non-canonical 2 Baruch, Jeremiel (Ramiel) is the angel of hope who inspires Divine visions and ministers to the souls who are set to ascend to Heaven.
When To Call On Archangel Jeremiel
Archangel Jeremiel is said to help newly crossed-over souls review their lives before they ascend to Heaven. He can also help those who ask to review their present life. In other words, you don’t need to wait until your physical passage to have a life review. Archangel Jeremiel can be of assistance as you take inventory of your action and adjust your future plans accordingly.
Jeremiel is a mentor and teacher who clearly guides us to see ourselves and others through the eyes of love.
Color: Dark Purple
Crystal or Gemstone: Amethyst
Jophiel is listed as one of the seven principal archangels in Pseudo-Dionysius’s De Coelesti Hierarchia (“Celestial Hierarchy”), a 5th-century work on angelology that has been influential in Christian theology. It’s said that this work influenced Thomas Aquinas’s writings about the nine choirs of angels.
As the angel of beauty, Jophiel has a distinctly feminine energy. Her mission is to bring beauty to all aspects of life, including:
- Thoughts: Helping you hold more positive viewpoints about your life, relationships, and circumstances.
- Feelings: Filling your heart with warm feelings of gratitude and enjoyment.
- Home and office: Helping you reduce clutter and create a meaningful environment that’s conducive to work and relaxation.
- Personal self: Guiding you in all aspects of self-care, including beautifying yourself.
When To Call On Archangel Jophiel
Archangel Jophiel can help you quickly shift from a negative to a positive mindset. She’s also wonderful to call upon to heal misunderstandings with other people. Jophiel casts a wide net with her ability to bring beauty to your life, including helping with hair, makeup, and wardrobe.
When you ask Jophiel to help you beautify your life, you may feel compelled to start donating or selling unwanted items. I affectionately and respect-fully refer to Jophiel as the “Feng Shui Angel,” after the ancient Asian art of room arrangement. Jophiel knows how much an organized environment affects our energy levels, mood, sleep patterns, and even health.
Jophiel’s halo color is deep fuchsia, so if you begin to see flashes or sparkles of hot pink light or if you’re suddenly attracted to this color, it’s a sign that this archangel is with you.
Color: Dark Pink
Crystal or Gemstone: Deep Pink Tourmaline
Metatron is one of two archangels whose names don’t end in the -el suffix, which means “of God.” That’s because Metatron and Sandalphon were both human prophets who lived such pious lives that they were rewarded with ascension into the archangel realm.
There’s no consensus on the origin of the name Metatron, nor are there records of him being called anything else. The Talmud, the Zohar, and the apocryphal Book of Enoch do refer to Metatron as the “Lesser YHVH” (YHVH are the Hebrew letters for God) and make reference to Metatron sitting as ascribe next to God. Some rabbis believe that in Exodus when God says to obey the angel who is leading the mass departure “since my Name is in him,” this refers to Metatron.
When To Call On Archangel Metatron
Archangel Metatron utilizes the Merkabah cube for healing and clearing away lower energies. The cube spins clockwise and uses centrifugal force to push away unwanted energy residue. You can call upon Metatron and his healing cube to clear you. His aura coloring is deep pink and dark green.
As the scribe of God, Metatron, with his sacred geometry, is a teacher of esoteric knowledge. If you’re trying to grasp high-level concepts, Archangel Metatron is a wonderful teacher to call upon. He is also the keeper of the Akashic recolds.
Archangel Metatron teaches esoteric wisdom to children and adults. He seems to take a special interest in highly sensitive young people who are misunderstood or even medicated because their spiritual gifts make them socially awkward. If you, or your child, need assistance in adjusting to socialization at school, work, or home, Metatron can help.
Although Archangel Metatron is a high-level being, he is very accessible to us all because of his dedication to teaching the practical application of esoteric wisdom.
Color: Violet and Green
Crystal or Gemstone: Watermelon Tourmaline
Archangel Michael is probably the most famous of all the archangels. He’s been sainted, churches are named for him, and he features prominently in the Bible and other sacred texts. Ancient and modern artwork portray Michael as a muscular, athletic archangel with intensely powerful facial expressions and body language. Usually he’s painted with his sword poised above a pinned-down demon. This is to signify Michael’s primary purpose of slaying the ego and fear. Sacred texts and countless men are named after him.
When To Call On Archangel Michael
Each archangel has a specialty; and some, like Michael, have several. Here are some of Michael’s main ones:
- Protection: As the defender of all that is pure, Michael is the epitome of strength and valor. He intervenes miraculously to save lives and to protect our bodies, loved ones, vehicles, belongings, and reputations.
- Protection While in Vehicles: I’ve read and been told many accounts of Michael saving a driver from a potential accident. When you climb into a car, it’s important to ask Michael for protection. Remember that the archangels can only intervene if you ask for their help.
- Protection of Belongings: Since Archangel Michael is the chief protector of everyone, it makes sense that he’s involved with watching out for our possessions. Again, this role doesn’t take him away from more pressing matters, since Michael is omnipresent.
- Spiritual Protection: Archangel Michael is the supreme protector who guards against all effects of fear and fear-based energies. After all, this negative emotion is the driving force behind everything that’s unsavory in this world. Without fear, we have peace. Michael will shield you from lower energies if you ask for his protection.
- Protecting Job and Reputation: Archangel Michael protects us in many ways, including guarding our reputation and job status.
- Life-Purpose Guidance: Archangel Michael has been overseeing God’s mission on Earth since before people populated the planet, and he lovingly oversees our human Divine life missions. Michael is a record keeper and man-ager, helping you, and everyone else, know the purpose of your life. He also guides your next step and helps you make important life changes.
Colors: Royal Purple, Royal Blue, and Gold
Crystal or Gemstone: Sugulite
Archangel Raguel is known for healing arguments or misunderstandings; bringing harmony to situations; attracting wonderful new friends.
Archangel Raguel is primarily discussed in the apocryphal Book of Enoch and is listed as one of the seven principal archangels. Raguel is considered to be the archangel of orderliness, fairness, harmony, and justice. He also manages the relationships between angels and humans. In Enoch, Raguel dispensed justice to those who violated God’s will.
When To Call On Archangel Raguel
As the “friend of God” meaning of his name implies, Raguel is the angel to turn to for harmonious relationships. He brings forgiveness, peace, and calm between people and heals misunderstandings. He can also help you attract wonderful friends who treat you with respect and integrity. Over the years, I’ve heard many stories where Raguel helped miracu¬lously heal feuds. Archangel Raguel can help you with all aspects of your relationships, including the one with yourself.
Color: Dark Pale Blue
Crystal or Gemstone: Aquamarine
Raphael has long been regarded as the angel of healing. His name may be derived from the Hebrew word Rophe, which means “medicine doctor”; or Rapach, which means “God heals the soul.”
Although Raphael isn’t named in the Bible, theologians believe he was the archangel who healed the infirm at the Bethesda pond described in the Gospels. He is also thought to be one of the three angels who visited the patriarch Abraham and his wife, Sarah, to help with their conception; as well as the angel who healed Abraham’s grandson Jacob’s wrestling injuries and who gave King Solomon his magical ring.
When To Call On Archangel Raphael
Archangel Raphael brings God’s healing light to Earth. He once told me in a meditation that rather than healing, his role consists of revealing the true healed bodies that God created for all of us. To Raphael, everyone is already healthy in spiritual truth.
When you ask Raphael to heal a condition, often the cure manifests instantly. The archangel was just waiting for you to give him permission to conduct his healing work. Sometimes people feel a gentle buzzing energy as Raphael is healing them; or they see green lights. But for others, Raphael’s healing is very subtle. Raphael can help you reduce or eliminate pain stemming from short-term and chronic conditions. Again, it’s a result of your asking for his help. In this way, you signal your permission for him to intervene.
Since the time of his journey with Tobias, Raphael has been regarded as the patron of travelers. As someone who travels frequently, I can attest to Raphael’s talents in ensuring a smooth trip. You can ask Raphael for help with smoothing airplane turbulence, receiving cooperation from airline and hotel clerks, and getting your luggage quickly when your flight lands.
Raphael also combines his healing and travel talents to assure that you stay well prior to and during your vacation. Archangel Raphael often works in tandem with Archangel Michael to clear away fear and stress, which are major factors affecting health. The more you work with these archangels, the more you’ll come to trust them.
Color: Emerald Green
Crystal or Gemstone: Emerald or Malachite
Raziel (as Ratziel) is the archangel of the Chokmah, second Sephirah (aspect of God) of the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life. There Raziel presides over the action of turning knowledge into practical wisdom. Raziel helps us humans ply our knowledge until it becomes spiritualized and second nature to us. In the Chokmah sphere, we learn how to stay focused and avoid tempting distractions. This requires attuning to our higher self, which is the connection to Divine wisdom.
Raziel’s persona is similar to a wise old wizard. Think Merlin with huge eagle wings and you’ll get a sense of Raziel’s energy. This magical archangel is happy to impart esoteric wisdom, especially with a healing intention. His halo is rainbow hued, like sunlight reflecting through a clear quartz prism.
When To Call On Archangel Raziel
Raziel helps you recall all of the lessons that your soul has accumulated over time and condense these into usable energy for your present life’s mission. Raziel also assists in healing from painful memories and past traumas, especially if they create fears of moving forward with your life mission. Additionally, Raziel can help you dissolve any troublesome vows you may have made in previous lifetimes, such as those of poverty, self-sacrifice, or chastity. If you don’t want the effects of those vows in your present life, call upon Raziel to undo them.
Color: Rainbow Colors
Crystal or Gemstone: Clear Quartz
Like Metatron, Sandalphon’s name ends in -on instead of -el, signifying his origin as a human prophet. Sandalphon was the biblical prophet Elijah, who ascended at the end of his human life, just as Metratron did. Interestingly, Metatron presides over the entrance to the spheres of the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life, and Sandalphon presides over its exit. In Sandalphon’s human existence, Elijah was the one Jesus was compared to when he asked his disciples, “Who do the people say I am?” This may be because Elijah was said to be a precursor of the coming Messiah.
When To Call On Archangel Sandalphon
The functions associated with Sandalphon include being an intercessor for prayers between humans and God, helping determine the gender of a coming child, and acting as a patron to musicians. The Talmud and the Kabbalah describe Sandalphon as a deliverer of prayers from Earth to Heaven. This may be because of his legendary height, which is said to span from Heaven to Earth.Many musicians have benefited from calling upon Archangel Sandalphon for musical help.Sandalphon’s gracious and powerfully gentle presence can support you in developing a closer connection to God and your spirituality. He will help you feel the love of the Divine and the security of knowing that you are watched over and cared for.
Crystal or Gemstone: Turquoise
When most people think of archangels, they include Uriel in the list. Yet, this archangel seems the most mysterious; and eludes the clear definitions accorded to Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel.
In the Book of Enoch, Uriel is one of the archangels who protected humankind from the Watchers (a group of fallen angels), including guiding the prophet Enoch, who later ascended into the archangel realm as Metatron.
When To Call On Archangel Uriel
Uriel illuminates our minds with information, ideas, epiphanies, and insights. He reminds me of a wise old uncle in this way. He’s wonderful to call upon whenever you need a solution, such as at business meetings, when writing, while studying, or when taking a test. He’ll whisper correct and appropriate answers into your ear, which you’ll receive as words or thoughts that are suddenly “downloaded” into your mind.
You can call upon Uriel to guide your intellectual pursuits. He works in tandem with the archangel Zadkiel to help students excel on tests and in school.
Crystal or Gemstone: Amber
Archangel Zadkiel is known for helping students remember facts and figures for tests; healing painful memories; remembering your Divine spiritual origin and missions; and choosing forgiveness.
In Jewish rabbinic writings, Zadkiel is described as the archangel who inspires forgiveness and compassion in people. In the Kabbalah, Zadkiel (as Tzadkiel) presides over the fourth, or Chesed, Sephirah on the Tree of Life. The Chesed sphere relates to practicing unconditional kindness and love as a manifestation of God upon Earth.
Zadkiel is one of the seven archangels in the Gnostic tradition, as well as in the Pseudo-Dionysius writings. Under his alternative name Zachariel, he was identified as one of the seven archangels by Pope Saint Gregory. Zadkiel has long been regarded as the “angel of memory,” who can support students and those who need to remember facts and figures.
When To Call On Archangel Zadkiel
Archangel Zadkiel’s dual focus upon forgiveness and memory can help you heal emotional pain from your past. The archangel can work with you on releasing old anger or feelings of victimhood so that you can remember and live your Divine life purpose. As you ask Zadkiel for emotional healing, he’ll shift your focus away from painful memories and toward the recollection of the beautiful moments of your life.
Archangel Zadkiel is a great healer of the mind, who gently leads you by the hand to take responsibility for your own happiness. He is also the keeper of the Violet Flame and is called on to transmute negative energys.
Color: Deep Violet
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