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Archangel Raphael

Archangel Raphael  Hierarchy: Multiple
Order/Choir: Multiple
Classified: Cherubim, Virtues, Archangels
Origin of Name: Translated "Healer of God", or, "Divine Healer"
Alternate Name(s): (a.k.a. Angel of the Baptismal Water, "Labbiel" (of Chaldean origin))


Physical Appearance:

  • Raphael is often depicted with a staff or caduceus entwined with a snake which represents wisdom and healing. 
  • Raphael has also been shown as carrying a water gourd. From this gourd he pours out his wisdom and healing powers. 
  • In some art, Raphael has been known to have a fish leap out of the ocean in front of him. This symbolizes Raphael's ability to heal Body, Mind, and Spirit. 

Symbolized By:

  • The caduceus, the staff, the gourd, and the fish.
  • Raphael is sometimes shown (usually on medallions) as standing atop a large fish or holding a caught fish at the end of a line.
  • His color energies are purple, green, yellow, and gold.
  • Raphael's candle colors are purple and yellow.

Primary Role(s):

  • Archangel Raphael Archangel Raphael is one of seven Archangels who stand before the throne of the Lord.
  • The Archangel Raphael is the patron of healers and those in need of healing.
  • This mighty Archangel is able to fearlessly move into what ever area is in need of healing, bringing a host of Angels with him to accomplish the task.
  • This Angel works with and through all sorts of healers and counselors, anyone who is willing to open up to Higher energy and bring peace and healing to others.
  • Raphael is the high Archangel charged with the healing of the Earth.
  • When asked for healing assistance, Raphael surrounds and nurtures people with the emerald green light of his halo. (Note: Green is the color of healing and clairvoyant people may see emerald green sparkles when Raphael is around).
  • Raphael is also the "travelers guide" and the "guardian of youth."
  • Archangel Raphael is the angel for the 5th Ray of Concrete Knowledge, Sciences and Intelligence. ( Note: This is the Ray that you call upon when you wish to learn any stream of knowledge, whether it is pure or applied sciences, medicine or engineering, the field of computers, or studying and working with astrology).
  • Raphael is responsible for the healing of body, mind, soul and spirit and can help put your daily bread on the table. (Tip: pray to Raphael when you are in need of clothing, food or shelter).
  • Raphael can help your doctor make the right decision.
  • Raphael can help aspiring musicians make beautiful music.
  • As the "master healing" Angel, he is the chief bestower of grace and valor upon mankind.
  • Archangel Raphael works through the "sphere of the mind," reminding us that God works through our mind if we allow Him to. Thus, revealing to us our true Divinity!
  • Raphael imparts Divine Knowledge into our hearts for the evolution of our soul and the souls of mankind.




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