The myth, magic, and theological accounts of the archangels have been shared around the world. In many religious texts, they have been mentioned and described as powerful beings that do God’s bidding. As we learn more about them and connect to their energy we become awakened to the invisible realm and the mysteries of heaven.
How Many Archangels Are There?
There are many archangels of God and the number of which has been researched over time. fifteen supernatural archangels have been noted which includes the main seven that are highly favored. In archangel oracle cards all of them are conveyed, these archangel cards include some of the most obscure beings such as archangel Sandalphon.
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The Archangels List
There are several lists that mention the archangels. The Book of Enoch mentions seven, they are:
Life of Adam and Eve also includes a list that features Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael, and Joel.
The 4 Archangels
These four archangels are also known as the archangels of the four directions. Each angel represents one of the four cardinal points of the earth.
The 7 Archangels – Seven Archangels
There are seven archangels in the bible that are connected to each day of the week.
- Michael (Sunday),
- Gabriel (Monday),
- Uriel (Tuesday),
- Raphael (Wednesday),
- Selaphiel (Thursday),
- Raguel (Friday), and
- Barachiel (Saturday).
There are 12 archangels’ names that are widely discussed. They are key archangels that are more widely known around the world. All archangels art depicts each being with certain symbols and their characteristics. They are all unique in their strengths and abilities and possess many different traits. They assist us with our personal growth and development.
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Archangel Michael is the leader of the angels, God’s protector, and the supreme archangel. With his mighty sword, he keeps his enemies at bay while looking out for the word of God. If we have concerns for our safety the great archangel Michael will take care of them for us.
He teaches us that it is ok to stand up for what is right and to walk alongside God. He is not just the protector of god but also mankind. He is usually depicted with a flaming sword that he uses to slay evil and cut etheric cords. His image is one of the most requested for an archangels tattoo. It is also one of the most popular archangels statues.
Archangel Raphael is a healer. Whenever we are in emotional or physical pain he always comes to the rescue to make matters right. He works with medical professionals to deliver even more healing through their hands and works to ensure that the sick are treated well.
He is also known as the patron saint of travel. He protects pilgrims as they journey to foreign lands and is a comfort to those that need it. He is represented by the color green and is seen holding a staff. Archangel Raphael is a multi-dimensional archangel and his life-changing powers are a blessing to everyone who asks for his help. Today, the famous book Archangels Sun by Nalini Singh features the Archangel Raphael.
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Archangel Uriel is the light in the darkness that reveals the truth. His liberating and powerful essence encourages people to be themselves and see situations for what they are rather and how they can be improved. With his energy, he can free people from manipulation and the negative effects of fantasy.
His divine wisdom removes the effect of illusions and highlights the good that comes from being honest and open. Archangel Uriel wants everyone to be the best version of themselves and so he offers support in that regard. He is known for delivering prophetic visions and warnings to those that need them.
In Jewish scriptures, the archangel Metatron is connected to empowerment and can cleanse negative energy from one’s spirit. Whenever we are feeling low vibrational and out of sorts, we can call upon Archangel Metatron to assist us.
Archangel Metatron is the archangel who kept note of all of the choices that were made in the physical realm and in heaven. This is known as the Akashic record. Through his position as the keeper of records, he has extensive knowledge of the power of thought and action.
Presiding over the feeling of love and relationships, archangel Chamuel can strengthen bonds and intensify the love that is felt between two people. He is also related to the heart chakra and can activate it with his powers.
The name Chamuel means ‘he who seeks God,’ or ‘he who sees God.’ It comes from the Hebrew word which means comfort and compassion. He is the embodiment of God’s love and will do what it takes to spread it around the world.
Archangel Chamuel is symbolized by the pink ray which represents love and peace. Alongside the color green pink is also connected to the heart chakra. The unconditional love and devotion that Chamuel has for mankind can be felt whenever we call upon him.
archangel Jophiel the angel of beauty who helps us to see the magnificence in all things around us. The meaning of archangel Jophiel is ‘beauty of God’. She adds a certain sparkle and wonder to everything around her. Whenever we notice beautiful scenery, are captivated by someone’s physical qualities, or appreciate some archangel Jophiel is at work.
She is also an excellent problem solver and lends a hand whenever we need support. Jophiel also likes to help us to be more grateful. As many of us can take life for granted she shows us the goodness that lies in everything around us so that we may continue to celebrate it.
Archangel Jophiel is inspiring and through her, we develop better habits and a healthy mindset. The positivity that she brings is indisputable and her energy is enriching. Her charming light is a gift to us all and a wonder to the world.
As the archangel of righteousness, Zadkiel is virtuous and has a heart of gold. He enforces justice and ensures that we are all following the divine laws that are set by God. He takes a balanced approach to deal with problems and makes sure that life is harmonious for all.
He is a forgiving archangel and can see right from wrong. Zadkiel also can sense when someone is a good person and can help them to release guilt that they may be carrying from their mistakes. He is merciful and encourages people to turn to god when they are looking for forgiveness.
Archangel Zadkiel is also connected to Holy Amethyst which is his twin flame. Together they are archangels of the seventh ray of violet flame and spiritual alchemy. They turn negative experiences into love and encourage us to take ownership of our choices and correct our course in life.
Angel Azrael’s nickname is the Angel of death and he is described as the sibling of Lucifer according to holy scriptures. However, this is not a negative aspect as his connection to death is to help those that are grieving. When we have lost someone, angel Azrael envelopes us in his warm and loving energy.
He helps us to move on from our pain and pay homage to those that have departed the physical world. Instead of keeping our emotions tucked away, he helps us to deal with what we are feeling. He acts as a confidant and helps us to find strength in times of weakness.
He helps us to transition smoothly through the seven stages of grief which are:
He also helps the departed to cross over to the other side and move away from earth into the spirit realm.
Archangel Raguel is the archangel of peace and harmony. His name translates to ‘friend of God‘ and he is fair and just in his ways. His role is to keep fallen angels in their place and make sure that they do not cross any lines. He also destroys wicked spirits and casts them into hell.
He is also the preparer of miracles and can help us to attract spiritual friendships. These relationships will offer us more support, love, and understanding than we have ever experienced before. He also helps us to heal any tumultuous relationships with friends and helps us to move on from people that do not serve us.
Archangel Raguel is the leader of a group of angels called the principalities. They come together to help people turn to spiritual practices such as prayer and meditation that connect them to God. His vibration is closely connected to the Archangel Selaphiel who is the patron saint of prayer.
Archangel Lucifer is a fallen angel who represents evil and corruption, his name translates to ‘morning star’. He is a popular religious figure who is also referred to as the devil or Satan. Initially, he was an archangel who was on the side of good. He was powerful and stood beside God in heaven.
However, over time he became resentful and jealous of God’s power. He then organized an uprising as he decided he wanted control for himself. This led to a great war in heaven which resulted in his downfall, he was soon cast out of heaven and lost his wings in the process.
It is said that he now roams the earth, bringing destruction and devastation everywhere he goes. He seeks to harm humans and is an enemy of God. in the bible he convinced Eve to eat the forbidden fruit and he also tried to tempt Jesus in the desert.
Barachiel is the archangel of blessings and this angel is also the chief of all of the guardian angels. Barachiel translates to ‘God’s blessings’, he is honored as one of the angelic princes in heaven.
His job is to deliver God’s blessings to people. Whenever someone prays to God he intercepts the prayer and displays it before God to ensure that it reaches him. He also sends God’s message to those who have prayed and give them the good fortune that they have been asking for.
He is connected with rose petals and it is said that if they are found scattered in random places it is a sign that Barachiel is nearby. In religious and spiritual images he can be seen showering these petals upon people or he is holding a white rose to represent the blessings that he shares.
Archangels vs Angels
Archangels have specific duties and tasks that are assigned to them. They are the leaders and chiefs of all of the angels, therefore they rank higher than angels. Archangels are the protectors of mankind and they have a higher level of consciousness than their counterparts.
Angels are said to be messengers who are more connected to human beings than archangels. They interact with us directly and can influence us to make better choices in life. The term angel is broader than archangel and includes the seven divisions of angels which are:
The archangels definition means ‘chief angel’ which refers to the hierarchy that they have over all of the angels in heaven. The word is commonly used in the Abrahamic religions. Every archangel was created with the purpose of serving God in a variety of ways. As high-ranking angels, they have special duties.
This catholic prayer is used to summon the powers of the archangels:
Heavenly King, You have given us archangels
to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.
Saint Michael is our protector;
I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger.
Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News;
I ask him to help me clearly hear Your voice and to teach me the truth.
Saint Raphael is the healing angel;
I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know,
lift it up to Your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery.
Help us, O Lord, to realize more fully the reality of the archangels and their desire to serve us. Holy angels, pray for us.
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