An Introduction To The Archangels
There are many Archangels in Heaven, and it would be impossible to include them all here. But here is an introduction to the Archangels who are the most familiar to many of us. Some of them you may recognize straight away, such as Archangel Michael, and others you may not know yet. But rest assured that once you open the doorway into your life for them, they will make you aware of their presence in many fun and miraculous ways!
But I start first with a story of mine that took place about 10 years or more ago. I have always been very aware of the Angels in my life, and had been working with my Angels for some time at that stage. But what happened completely took me by surprise as a very prominent and well-known Archangel decided to prove to me that he was really listening to me, and more importantly talking to me too!
But as you will see, I wasn’t always listening to him!
Holistic Fairs And Angel Readings
About 10 years ago, I was attending an Holistic fair one Sunday with my sister, in a local hotel. We were wandering around looking at various stalls laden with incense sticks, candle holders, t-lights, tarot cards and crystals.
I then noticed a stall that had beautiful crystals of different colors suspended on wire holders from stands. The crystals were all different shapes and sizes. Some were shaped like little angels with wings, while others were like rain drops.
Then on one stand I noticed a sparkling, royal blue star-shaped crystal suspended on a wire. I remember thinking, “That’s the same color as Archangel Michael’s aura!”
I decided to purchase this star crystal thinking that I wasn’t quite sure yet where I would hang it up. But in that instant the thought popped into my head, “Put it in your car.”
When I got home later that day I placed the little bag containing the royal blue star crystal away in a safe place. So safe that yes, you guessed it, I then promptly forgot all about it!
A Strong Nudge From Archangel Michael
A few weeks later I went to an open day for the local Angel shop. All readings and healing treatments were being given to raise money for local charities, and I wanted to show my support. While there I decided to ask a lovely young lady named Cleo, whom I had met before, to read some Angel cards for me.
During the reading Cleo mentioned that I should surround myself more with crystals so that I would benefit from their energy. Remembering the blue star crystal I told her about how I had purchased it only a few weeks previously at the holistic fair. I said that I hadn’t hung it up yet as I had forgotten about it, and wasn’t quite sure where I should place it.
Cleo looked at me, smiled and she said, “Archangel Michael is telling me that he already told you where to place it.” I laughed, realizing then that the voice I had heard in my head the day that I had bought the crystal was Archangel Michael’s voice telling me to hang the crystal in my car. He was now not only reminding me of this, but also proving to me that I wasn’t imagining his message. That I was really hearing him! Needless to say any doubts I had up to then just evaporated!
Even though I had been working with my Angels for some time at this point, as you can see I don’t always listen first time around either to my Angels! So this was a big wake up call for me, and I have gotten a lot better at listening to my Angels since then! Well most of the time anyway!
Because I know that the Angel’s guidance is always for my own good, and to benefit myself and those around me. I have grown to trust the Angels completely, and they have never once let me down.
So I placed that sparkling royal blue star crystal in my car that very same day, where it still is now, and every time I see it I’m reminded of Archangel Michael. This was to be one of many, numerous occasions that I would receive messages from, and work with, the Archangels.
The Archangels & Their Role
The Archangels oversee the Guardian Angels, and they have very powerful, loving and strong energy. They are like the “managers” of the Angelic Realm. They protect and guide us, motivating us to take action. They wish to help us to reach our full potential, and can offer us help in every aspect of our lives.
The Archangels have the ability to be in many different places all at the same time. This allows them to interact with each individual person, in each place, in a unique way.
Nothing is ever too small or unimportant for them to help us with, and they encourage us to call upon them at any time. Don’t worry you will not be bothering them, or taking them away from more important work. Everything that is worrying you is important to them, and they will never let you down. All you have to do is call them and ask for their help, and they will be there for you instantly offering their assistance, protection, loving wisdom and guidance.
It’s not necessary to remember their individual names. They don’t expect us to. Simply ask for the help you require for whatever reason, and just ask the Angels to assist you. They will do so automatically. Once you ask for their help you give them the permission that they need to work on your behalf. That’s all it takes!
Many, Many Archangels
There are many, many Archangels. The ones that I have mentioned here are some of the most prominent and well known ones. But there are many more. They are simply too numerous for me to include them all here. I urge you to become acquainted with them, and allow them to work their angelic magic in your life too!
Archangel Michael is also referred to as Saint Michael and his name means “he who is like God.” He is a leader among the Archangels, and he carries a sword of light which he uses to rid us of fears and doubts, releasing us all from dark heavy energy.
Those who are called to work with Michael are often called “light-workers”. These people will usually be found doing healing work, or teaching spiritual subjects to others on a professional basis or sometimes casually. He is the Patron Saint of Police Officers, and he assists us to find courage, strength, bravery and leadership skills.
Archangel Michael’s energy is fiery but loving, and when he is around you may find yourself feeling very warm. You may also see sparkles and flashes of cobalt blue or purple light as this is the color of his aura. You can ask Archangel Michael to help you in all matters related to fears, doubts, courage, and in moving on in your life.
I often say he is like a” spiritual bouncer” who mans the door and protects those inside. He will clear your energy, or the energy in a room or your home if you ask him to and keep you and your loved ones protected at all times.
I sometimes personally refer to Archangel Michael as “Mr Fix-it”, because he is always available also to fix electrical or mechanical issues, including laptops. I have even known him to assist in opening a jar when the lid was stuck tight!
Archangel Gabriel is the original messenger angel as she is the one who told Mary about the birth of her son, Jesus, and who told Elizabeth that she would also have a son, John the Baptist.
Archangel Gabriel’s name means”God is my strength.” She assists all those who wish to have babies or to adopt, giving encouragement and strength to all parents. She surrounds expectant moms with loving, calm energy to allow the baby to develop in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. You can call on her to assist you with all aspects of pregnancy and parenting.
Archangel Gabriel also assists all those involved in communication and the arts. She helps actors, singers, authors, journalists, teachers, artists, musicians, designers, models and all those engaged in spiritual teaching.
If you call on her she will motivate you, acting as your coach, helping you to overcome fears and doubts and to achieve your goals.
Archangel Uriel’s name means “God is Light” and when you call on him he will illuminate the way ahead for you.
Archangel Uriel is one of the wisest archangels. It is said that he brought the knowledge of alchemy, the ability to turn base metal into precious metal, and the knowledge of manifestation into the world.
When you ask for his help Uriel will pop the answers or ideas into your head in reply. You can call on him to help you to remember important information during exams, or in interview situations. Simply trust the ideas and answers that he sends to you.
If you are not sure which path to choose in life, you may have doubts or fears about taking a certain direction, Uriel can help you by lighting your path one step at a time and releasing your fears. Think of him as a personal mentor and coach, cheering you on!
Archangel Uriel can also assist those who find themselves caught up in natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and floods. Call on him to protect you and your loved ones, to prevent the disasters, and to help you to heal and recover afterwards.
Archangel Raphael is the healing Archangel, and his name literally means “God heals”. He is a powerful healer and he particularly works to help all those who work in a healing capacity, including doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, energy healers, physiotherapists, acupuncturists etc.
Anyone involved in healing work can call on Archangel Raphael to guide and inspire them in relation to the best treatments to give to patients/clients. You can also call on him to help anyone who requires healing, but he cannot give healing to that person unless they accept it on a spiritual level. However, even his presence will provide comfort and loving energy to all those who require his healing. So it is always worthwhile to ask for his assistance.
He also provides healing to animals and will assist you in finding a lost pet if you ask him to.
I have personally asked for Archangel Raphael’s help on many occasions, and he always sends his wonderful healing energy into every situation, resolving issues in the best way possible.
As a Reiki energy healer, I have worked with Archangel Raphael on many occasions, and his healing energy is so gentle and calming, but extremely powerful. While it may not always be possible to bring about full healing, especially in a chronic disease situation, he will always alleviate pain and bring the most peaceful energy to each person.
Archangel Raphael also assists and protects all those who are traveling. You can call on him to help you to travel safely, and to ensure that everything goes smoothly with your accommodation, luggage, flight plans, tickets and passports etc.
Archangel Ariel’s name means “lioness of God” and she is associated with environmental issues especially those to do with protecting our lakes, seas and oceans.
She often works with Archangel Raphael to protect and heal animals, birds and fish, especially the wild ones.
She is also associated with manifestation work, and releasing dark energy from people and places.
She loves to help and assist all those involved in protecting and healing nature and the animals. You can assist her by asking her to show you ways of being more environmentally friendly, and how best to help our animal kingdom.
You may be rewarded with extra manifestation powers in return as Archangel Ariel helps you.
Archangel Azrael is often referred to as the Angel of Death, but his name literally means “whom God helps”.
Because of his Angel of Death title Archangel Azrael is often feared and this is completely unfair as he has wonderful loving, comforting energy. When he is near, you may see tiny sparkles of very pale cream-yellow light.
His job is to help people to cross over to Heaven. He does this by comforting the dying person surrounding them in his warm and loving light. He ensures that the dying person doesn’t suffer during death, and then helps them to adjust to life on the other side.
He also comforts the family and loved ones who are left behind, giving them strength and support to help them with the grieving process.
Archangel Azrael’s work also includes assisting counselors, and those who work with the bereaved, helping them to give comfort in a compassionate way and also protecting them from absorbing their client’s pain. You can call on Archangel Azrael to help the dying and bereaved at any time. You can also ask Archangel Azrael to bring you a message or dream visit from your loved ones in Heaven.
Archangel Azrael can also assist you when you require a situation or circumstance in your life to be resolved once and for all. He can help to bring it to a complete end, helping to finally bring release to everyone involved in a loving way.
Archangel Chamuel’s name means “he who sees God” and he is a very powerful Archangel. Just like Archangel Michael, he acts like a “bouncer” protecting our world from fearful and lower energies, and from anyone who would wish to rule the world in a negative way.
He also protects our personal world, helping us to find inner peace.
Archangel Chamuel is very kind and gentle and loves to assist us all in finding our true career paths, loving relationships, true friends and our life purpose. He can also assist you in finding lost objects or property.
You can call on him to help bring about world peace, and to help in all areas of your life.
Archangel Haniel’s name means “glory of God”.
She has Moon Goddess energy, and she loves to help us to remember how to work with the phases of the Moon’s energy in order to strengthen our manifesting abilities.
Archangel Haniel particularly helps energy healers, and those who work with crystals making elixirs.
She assists us in honoring our natural cycles, rhythms and moods. This helps us to acknowledge our strengths and weaknesses, to accept all sides of ourselves, and to see the beauty within.
She is exceptionally graceful, mystical, patient and beautiful. You can call upon her to give you grace and poise before a big event, interview or whenever you wish to appear exceptionally calm and serene.
Archangel Jeremiel’s name means “mercy of God” and when you call on him he will guide you, and everyone involved, to show mercy and act in a loving manner.
He helps us to empathize and show compassion in every situation, showing a deep respect for yourself and others.
His main work is to help us to review our lives when we cross over to Heaven. This is also something that he will help us do while we are still here on Earth. Enabling us to take stock of our lives in a gentle, firm and positive manner so that we can make positive changes as necessary.
You may call on Archangel Jeremiel at any time and ask him to help you to do a life review. Simply ask him to enter your thoughts and dreams at night to show you different events in your past life that you may learn from.
Archangel Jophiel’s name means “beauty of God” and she is the Archangel of beauty and art.
Archangel Jophiel helps us to see the beauty in the world around us, to make the time to slow down and “smell the roses”. By doing this she helps us to manifest beauty and happiness in our lives. Because when we are relaxed and at ease we think more happy thoughts, which in turn brings more happiness into our lives.
She loves to help with all creative projects, and she will even inspire you to decorate your home to bring more beauty into your life.
You can call on her to help you with any and all artistic and creative endeavors. She will also help you to find more time to spend out in nature as this helps us to clear our auras (energy fields), and to see the world in a more uplifting and beneficial way.
Archangel Metatron is unusual as he is one of only two archangels who lived on the Earth as humans, the other one being Archangel Sandalphon.
When he lived here he was known as the prophet and scribe Enoch. He was a scholar and a truly holy man all his life. When he died it is said that he was taken up into Heaven, given wings and transformed into the Archangel Metatron.
Because he worked as such an honest scribe all his life on Earth, Archangel Metatron was given the job in Heaven of recording everything that happens on Earth in “The Book of Life”, also known as the Akashic records.
Archangel Metatron works as an intermediary between Earth and Heaven as he particularly understands all the experiences that we face here on Earth as humans.
He has a special place in his heart for children. He works to help parents, caregivers, scientists and doctors to find more natural treatments than Ritalin, for children who have been labeled ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
He also loves to assist children in developing and accepting their spiritual gifts, and assists their parents in supporting them.
Raguel’s name means “friend of God” but he is also referred to as the “Archangel of Justice and Fairness” because he helps those who find themselves being mistreated or discriminated against.
His work is mainly to oversee all of the other Archangels and Angels, ensuring that everything is harmonious and according to God’s will.
Raguel is an amazing resolver in any conflict. You can call on him to empower you or to get closure in a dispute with someone else. He is like your best friend, lawyer, coach and therapist all at the same time depending on the help that you require. He is enthusiastic and can give you a boost when you really need one.
Archangel Raziel’s name means “secret of God” because he knows the secrets of the Universe, and how everything works and interlinks.
He is loving, kind and gentle, and he has the knowledge of a great wizard. When you call on him he can help you to understand quantum physics, alchemy, manifestation and sacred geometry. He is always ready to lend a hand with studies and learning.
He will also help you to develop and open up your psychic abilities when you ask for his assistance.
Archangel Sandalphon is the only other Archangel, like Archangel Metatron, to have lived a human life here on Earth. He lived as the prophet Elijah.
Archangel Sandalphon’s main work is to ensure that every prayer is carried to Heaven to receive an answer. Even though the answer may not always be what you expected, you can be certain that your prayers have been heard.
He is also associated with music so when you ask for his help make sure to listen to words or music that you may hear in your head as this may be his answer to you.
Archangel Sandalphon has a soft and very gentle energy, and he can help you to bring a powerful but gentle energy to any situation when you ask for his help.
You may also feel his presence when you play a musical instrument, or listen to soft music.
Archangel Zadkiel’s name means “the righteousness of God” and he is the Archangel of benevolence and mercy.
You can call on him to help you to release negative emotions and to forgive yourself and others for past hurts. He will come into your dreams while you sleep and clear away all negative and dense energy. This will allow you to feel compassion, and to release yourself and those who hurt you from the emotional binds around you.This enables you to release any emotional toxins, and to move on with your life.
Archangel Zadkiel is also known for his ability to help us to memorize and remember important information. You can also call on him to teach you and he will guide you in the right direction.
As previously stated these are just a few of the more prominent Archangels, the ones that I work with when I do a reading or healing for someone, but there are many more.
They are incredible, loving beings of light who only wish for us all to be happy and at peace. Their greatest mission is to bring about world peace one person at a time, and they are always available to help and guide us whenever we ask.
No request for help is ever too small or too big in their eyes. So remember to ask the Archangels and Angels for their help regularly. At any given time there are billions of Angels just waiting for you to ask them for their help and they will come to you instantly.
Love & Light to you,
Sue & the Archangels. x
All Archangel images in this post are taken from the Archangel Oracle cards by Doreen Virtue.
For more from the Archangels check out the Weekly Angel Guidance
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