The archangels are a spiritual force that are referenced throughout religions across the world.
Exoterically, they are known to be the assistants of God – each with their own responsibilities and capabilities. Esoterically, the 7 Archangels are a symbolic representation of the divine creative forces that led to the ultimate manifestation of our physical reality.
No matter which way you look at it, the archangels are an important part of the divine hierarchy and they are beings of incredible power.
Each of these archangels fulfills a specific function, and each one can be called upon in times of need. In this article, we’ll give a brief description of each of the 7 archangels so you can know who to call on when you’re in need.
Archangel Michael is often known as the warrior archangel. He is considered the most powerful of the archangels and is often referred to as the Right Hand of God. Michael can be called upon to offer strength when you are afraid or when you’re in need of support.
Esoterically, Michael represents one of the highest creative principals. He has dominion over fire and can be useful to invoke when working with fire rituals.
Raphael means ‘God Heals,’ and as such Raphael is known as the healing archangel. You can call upon Raphael when you, a loved one, or a group of people are in need of physical, mental, or spiritual healing.
Raphael can help cleanse addictions and can direct people on the path towards healing from disease or illness.
Archangel Gabriel, carrier of Gabriel’s Trumpet, is the messenger angel of the gods and also the only female archangel. As a messenger god, Gabriel is great to call upon when you need to improve your communication skills. Gabriel can help creative workers, people struggling with relationships, or anyone hoping to enhance motivation and confidence
Archangel Jophiel is the patron saint of artistry. Jophiel is essentially in charge in the maintenance and production of all things beautiful, ranging from art to the serenity that can be found in nature. Jophiel can be called upon to help encourage peace, creativity, and harmony between people.
Archangel Ariel is the patron saint of nature and the environment. Ariel looks over the natural world and all the creatures that live within it. Calling upon Ariel can be useful when people are struggling with natural disasters or other environmental issues. Ariel can also be called upon to help your pets or other animals work through illness or injury.
Archangel Azrael is also known as the Angel of Death. Azrael is responsible for helping people with the difficult transition between life and death. Azrael can also be called upon during the ‘little deaths’ that we experience as we transition through different phases of life.
Archangel Chamuel’s mission is to help bring peace and stability to the planet. As such, he can be called upon when one is struggling with issues that prevent them from finding inner or outer peace. Chamuel can help resolve conflicts between people, or inner conflicts such as anxiety and stress.
Written by Nigel Ford