Archangel Raphael

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Raphael is a Celestial Angelic Being within the Angelic Order known as the Archangels. Archangel Raphael’s realm of angelic expertise resides within Health and Healing. “Raphael, “God has healed”, is one of the seven chief angels. He is known as the Semitic God of Air and one of the four presences set over all the diseases and all the wounds of the children of men.

Raphael is one of seven Archangels who stand before the throne of the Lord.

Raphael is charged to heal the earth and has a special charge of protecting the young, the innocent, and travelers. He is the regent of the sun, Patron of Travelers, Chief of the order of virtues and overseer of the evening winds. He is the angel of prayer, love, joy, providence, healing, light, science, and knowledge. He is associated with spring and rebirth. Golden vial of balm, aids in healing and master of healing the earth. Above all, he is the angel of healing.

He is the master of all healing and the Angel of Knowledge. Raphael represents the element of Air and intelligence. If you wish to create a circle to call the Archangels for protection, he is the angel of the eastern quarter. He is also strongly related to spring and plants. Spring is the time for growth and rebirth, thus the optimal time for healing. Archangel Raphael heals both the physical and the emotional heart. No matter what the source of pain, he provides comfort and care.

Archangel Raphael presides over the Sephira Chokmah on the Tree of Life, and is archangel of the 4th Ray.
The name Raphael means ‘God heals’, ‘God has healed’, ‘Medicine of God’, derived from the Hebrew word ‘rapha’ meaning ‘healer’ or ‘doctor’. Raphael is the archangel of healing and is also known as ‘the Shining One Who Heals’.

Archangel Raphael rules over the 4th Ray, the green ray, which is the fourth colour of the visible rainbow spectrum and is the colour of the Heart Chakra (green and pink). Raphael’s healing powers are directed to the dissolution of negative blocks, transmuting them to the positive power of love.

Archangel Raphael is known as the ‘Chief of Guardian Angels’ and he is considered to be the patron of science and medicine, known as the ‘Archangel of Science and Knowledge’ and the ‘Archangel of Consecration and Dedication’.

Raphael will heal physical illness, psychological, emotional, social, psychic, and all kinds of illness.

He will heal people, animals, plants, and all living beings. Raphael won’t heal you if your illness is part of a bigger plan, or when your time has come… to pass on to the other side…When Raphael works with you, you will feel surrounded by an immense magnetic field of energy.

Raphael’s healing domain is all encompassing, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and energetic health. This Archangel is dedicated to our realizing and maintaining our True and Natural State of Wellness, helping us to remember that our True Essence is Healthy, Whole and Complete. Raphael is often depicted in art holding a staff that represents healing or an emblem called a caduceus that features a staff and represents the medical profession. Sometimes Raphael is depicted with a fish (which refers to a scriptural story about how Raphael uses parts of a fish in his healing work), a bowl or a bottle.

Raphael is of the planet Mercury and is of the direction East. It is because of his direction being of the East that his element is of Air.

His symbol is an eight pointed star. This symbol may be placed on your alter when doing a ritual involving him and/or can be placed in the east.

His tarot card is The Fool.

Having lemon on your alter as an offering for lemon is a fruit that is associated with this great archangel and it may prove to be quite helpful in your ritual.

Trees that correspond with this archangel include Almond, Ash, Aspen, Brush, Hazel, Larch, Mulberry, Rowan, Silver Birch and Juniper.

Herbs and flowers can be used in rituals when you try to incorporate Raphael in rituals or ask Raphael for his help. These include carrot, celery, Caraway, Cinquefoil, Dill, Fennel, Fenugreek, Fern, Lavender, Marjoram, Mandrake, Maidenhair Fern. There are so much more. Let’s see… there are Lily of the valley, Palm and Vervain.

Animals too can correspond with angels and this does to exclude Raphael. Non-stinging flies are said to be associated with this angel. Along with monkeys, all birds but especially the Ibis.

It is said that Raphael governs the left arm of the body, the brain and nervous system too. Even our respiratory system.

Keep in mind when working with any kind of writing with this angel that black ink and green paper are the best to use.

There are only a few stones that correspond with Raphael but they are still a few stones I can share with you. The list includes Agate, Opal, Yellow Topaz, and Serpentine.

If you want to have a ritual candle for Raphael the best color to use is Yellow because it matches up with Raphael’s planetary color which is of course yellow. There are more colors that have been associated with him however and they include sky blue, gold, red and black.

Archangel Raphael rules over the 4th Ray, the green ray, which is the fourth colour of the visible rainbow spectrum and is the colour of the Heart Chakra (green and pink). Raphael’s healing powers are directed to the dissolution of negative blocks, transmuting them to the positive power of love.

Archangel Raphael is known as the ‘Chief of Guardian Angels’ and he is considered to be the patron of science and medicine, known as the ‘Archangel of Science and Knowledge’ and the ‘Archangel of Consecration and Dedication’.

If you are seeking aid in mental ability or speaking fluently Raphael can come to your aid. If you do a ritual on Wednesday it has been known to help add power to rituals that involve inspiration, communication, the written and spoken word, study, learning and teaching. This day is also a great day to help understanding. With its aid in inspiration Wednesday is a great day for a ritual if you are an artist and you are asking for help, a writer for example, a poet.

You were born on a Wednesday. Your special angel is Raphael, whose name means “the healing power of God.”

Title: Archangel of Joy, Love and Laughter

Duty: Healing all who inhabit the earth

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Ray:                             4th
Colour:                         Emerald Green
Focus:                          Harmony and Healing
Chakra:                        3rd Eye Chakra
Element:                      Air
Planet:                         Mercury
Day:                             Wednesday, Sunday
Direction:                     North, East
Crystal:   Emerald, Green Adventurine, Malachite, Green Fluorite,
Trees:                          Hazel, Myrtle, Mulberry
Animals:                      All birds
Signs/Symbols:           White feathers, the Sun
Essential Oils:             Star Anise, Lavender
Astrology/Zodiac:         Gemini, Virgo

Ask Archangel Raphael to heal your whole mind, body and spirit. If you need shelter, food and clothing, he will help. Archangel Raphael will give you inspiration in the areas of music, science and mathematics. He will assist you in finding your own spiritual truths or let you know when someone is lying to you. Close your eyes when you are tired or sick, and ask Raphael to send healing energy through your body. He will help you to positively change your lifestyle and to eliminate any negative energy you are storing.

Affirmation: “I will work with the angels to overcome sickness and disease, and I am filled with peace.”

Archangel Raphael’s healing compass is attuned to human healing and to healing domestic and wild animals. Raphael is a steadfast and devoted angelic ally who will provide healing support to any/all those who call upon him.  There is no request that could be considered too grand nor is there a request that would ever be deemed insignificant.  Raphael is dedicated to helping alleviate any and all illness, injury, pain, suffering, discomfort, imbalance, etc. so that we may be healthy, happy and balanced within body, mind and spirit.

For Energy Healers and those who desire to practice energetic hygiene, Raphael will guide, support and lend healing energy to clear chakras, cut and clear energetic cords, clear the aura of impurities and repair the auric field.  He will provide healing support for any and all aspects of energy healing and energetic hygiene.Archangel Raphael is the Archangel of the East and rules over the element of Air.

Archangel Raphael’s energies are most powerful on the Earth on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Archangel Raphael’s wings symbolize his ability to rise above limitations.

When Archangel Raphael is around you, you may see sparks, flashes or twinkles of green light.

Archangel Raphael assists with spiritual and physical healing for humans and animals, gives guidance and support for healers, helps with reducing and eliminating cravings and addictions, enhancing clairvoyance, retrieving lost pets, space clearing and travelling.

Archangel Raphael will also act as an Angelic Ambassador for Travelers, guiding and protecting those who request his assistance with any aspect of physical travel and/or spiritual journeys. Raphael will also release spirits and clear negative thought forms from our energy and environments.

Archangel Raphael is protective and supportive, always demonstrating the infinite love of the Divine Source. Raphael’s angelic energy is typically seen as emerald green and his presence inspires confidence and trust.  Raphael is experienced as loving, gentle, kind, compassionate and friendly and although he takes his angelic responsibilities extremely seriously, he is also fun loving.

Raphael is an awesome Archangel, an all-encompassing celestial guardian who is absolutely devoted to our experiencing a healthy and happy life.

Archangel Raphael is also an Angelic Mentor and Guide to those working within any aspect of Healthcare, traditional or alternative, including those working in any aspect of animal health. Additionally, Raphael will provide mentoring to students studying any aspect of healthcare, traditional or alternative, human or animal.

Whether it be our doctors, surgeons, nurses, lab technicians, energy healers, dietitians, dentists, personal trainers, veterinarians, veterinarian assistants/technicians, physical, mental and/or emotional therapists, etc., etc., etc., Raphael will respond to a request to guide and inspire those responsible for our personal healthcare. Always honoring the Law of Free Will, he will lend healing inspiration and divine guidance to those responsible for our healthcare, providing guidance toward realizing our optimum health and well-being.  Upon our request and invitation, this Angelic Health Care Ambassador will also help guide us to a healthcare professional that we will best resonate with and with those whose services will be in alignment with our healing needs.