Who Are The Archangels? (And How Do I Work With Them?)

Who Are The Archangels? (And How Do I Work With Them?)

If you are a healer or teacher of any kind it is good to call upon the assistance of the Archangels as well as your personal guardian angel.

Unlike your personal guardian angel, The Archangels are here to serve all of humanity and not just you. But still, their time is unlimited and they can work for everyone simultaneously – they are that powerful!

Archangels are really great for helping you stay grounded, clear-headed, and standing in confidence. They are healers and miracle makers and you don’t have to be affiliated with any specific spiritual discipline to call on them for help.

If you are a teacher or healer who is going through a lot of upheavals at the moment and need more grounding, or if you are feeling overwhelmed by all the negative energy out there, call upon the Archangels to protect you, guide you, and heal you.

They are less vocal and less direct than your personal guardian angel, but their subtlety is somewhat misleading for they truly can transform you with their love and strength in this very instant.

They are especially good if you are feeling attacked.

Call upon the archangels today by asking them to intervene in your situation, ask them to help resolve your overwhelming problem, and you’ll feel them get to work for you in an instant!

Who Are The Archangels?

Archangels are beings of light and love and healing who exist outside of time and space and have no physical bodies. Although they are mentioned in the Christian religious tradition they work for all humans no matter what belief systems you hold.

Do not mistake their name to denote any kind of spiritual hierarchy – the term “arch” is simply meant to signify that they work for all humanity and not just a single person.

They are no more “important” or “better” than any other angel, they simply have a different “job” to do than guardian angels.

Introduction to The Archangels 

The following is my interpretation of The Archangels. My perspective may be different than yours, however, and you are invited to connect with them directly and see what you get from them. 

(For yet another viewpoint feel free to read Doreen Virtues Archangels 101. You may notice different interpretations of the archangels and this is because each of us is unique and will experience them each in their own way. There’s nothing wrong with that!)

Archangel Michael 

Archangel Michael is the protector Archangel – he is the one who you see pictured always with a sword in hand, shield in the other, and clad in divine armor ready for a fight.

Call upon him to protect you from negative energy, negative people, and your own negative thoughts and emotions. Call upon him to cut the “psychic chords” or “karmic links” to others that are dragging you down or keeping you stuck in toxic entanglement or unhealthy obligation.

His energy is powerful, strong, assertive, and unyielding. He also will more likely “rip the bandaid straight off” instead of pulling it off gently, in other words: only call upon him if you are truly ready to do what needs to be done to rid yourself of the things holding you back. Because once you call upon him a huge shift will likely take place that will force you to face what it is your greatest fear.

Archangel Michael is afraid of nothing and he wishes to instill that tremendous courage in you, too.

Archangel Michael will help you face that fear in order to vanquish it. 

He corresponds with The Spirit or Crown Chakra.

Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Gabriel is the artist and messenger Archangel. For Archangel Gabriel creativity is POWER itself, our ability to express our divine energetic signature on earth is a power that can move mountains.

He is the Archangel of expression and so he corresponds with our throat Chakra. 

If you have a business presentation or pitch Archangel Gabriel loves to be present to give you that extra boost of confidence and clarity in expression.

If you are a medium or channel you can call upon him to be better at being a clearer channel for spirit.

Archangel Gabriel has a rebellious, haphazard, messy but brilliant personality that is very nonchalant. Think of a painter who is “in the zone” as he paints. He can be whimsical but has an intense focus.

Call upon him to help you with your creative projects and assistance with helping you get your message across.

Archangel Raphael

Archangel Raphael is your healing Archangel. She is soft, kind, gentle and tender. Think of your favorite nurse or grandmother and you will have a sense of her energy.

As soon as you call on her, she will get to work right away to carry you and heal what ails you. She works on all levels to heal you but especially if you are a healer or someone who spends a lot of time serving others, you can call upon her to help you recover after dealing with so many different energies.

If at the end of the day you feel energetic overwhelm call upon her to heal and soothe you.

Archangel Raphael corresponds with the Body or Solar Plexus Chakra as she works a lot on cellular regeneration and is the one who helps facilitate medical miracles and rapid healing of physical health issues.

Archangel Metatron

Archangel Metatron is the Archangel of our earths spiritual energetic grid and keeper of the spiritual library of all human history on earth. 

If you work with The Akashic Records, you work with him, and he can help you get better at accessing this spiritual library. He will teach you to avoid overindulgence in information in the library that has to do with your past or your future as it can distract you from the present moment where your true power lies.

When accessing the spiritual library only ask that which will help you NOW, not later, this will help you from getting too distracted with information that is a waste of your time.

Those who work with crystals ought to call upon him to help unlock the secrets of the crystals and align them with the invisible magnetic energy grid that exists on earth and is powered by the underground crystal matrix of the earth.

He corresponds highly with the Third Eye or Mind Chakra and his energy is very professorial and verbose. You’ll know your connecting with him because suddenly you’ll sense you’ve been given a lot of book-style knowledge or advanced terminology you now know but were not familiar with before. His energy can be intimidating and stern but he is still very loving and is here to help.

He also likes to use sacred geometry and divine mathematics to communicate with you and he can help you unlock the mystery behind the often discussed but greatly misunderstood “merkaba.”

Archangel Sandalphon

Archangel Sandalphon’s role is often misunderstood because not too many know of him. He’s not the most popular superhero on the “Archangel Justice League” team. Still he is available to help you should you need him.

He works closely with Archangel Metatron as a way to bring Metatrons high concept ideas and views down to earth. Metatron is all about developing sound spiritual theory, whereas Sandalphon is all about putting that theory into practice and real life application. Think of him as the young strapping assistant professor whose more approachable, more self-effacing and keenly aware of the challenges of spiritual growth on this planet.

He’s also the “Reality Check” Archangel who is always the one given the task of communicating to you the limitations and shortcomings of your current situation, blasting away all your illusions and leading you away from getting caught up in the hype of others or even your own hype.

We’ve all gotten those gentle reality check notices from spirit but we never knew it was coming from Sandalphon, in that sense everyone is actually very familiar with him and that is probably why many refuse to work with him because most people are more comfortable clinging to their illusions. 

Call upon Archangel Sandalphon whenever you are confused and ready to face the hard truth of any situation or just need to come back to earth and begin to practically apply all those abstract spiritual concepts you have learned.

He corresponds greatly with the Community or Root Chakra.

Archangel Jophiel

Archangel Jophiel is our beauty and romantic love Archangel. Think of Aphrodite or Cupid energy. She’s here to help us see ourselves as divinely perfect and absolutely beautiful no matter our skin color, body weight, or “bone structure.”

Call upon her when you are not feeling very sexy or beautiful and she will guide you in exercises to help you remove that insecurity and lack of confidence.

She can help you in the realm of romantic love, too, but her teaching is that you must learn to love yourself first before true love can really arrive for you.

She’s a consummate matchmaker and she’s the one behind the stories we all here about the miraculous meetings of strangers who meet in serendipitous encounters and then become lovers and life long partners. Her work in this area expands across the globe and across history. In that sense, she’s become the Patron Saint of the romantic comedy, and the true love story, and has inspired many fictional interpretations of her real life work.

She corresponds with The Sex or Sacral Chakra.

Archangel Azrael

Archangel Azrael is the angel of death and grief. But there is no need to be frightened of him, he is the most patient and quiet of all the archangels.

He helps those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, but also can help you with all forms of loss: the end of a relationship, the loss of a job, the loss of faith, etc.

For Azrael, each loss represents a new beginning and a re-opening of your heart, for after every loss your love is deepened and your heart rendered stronger and more resilient than before.

He is also available to help with funeral arrangements for those who are overwhelmed with grief And are finding it hard to deal with practical matters: call upon him to help you with resources for a burial plot, for instance, or for all the logistics of a funeral service to be efficiently handled so that you have the proper space to grieve your loss.

Grief counselors (and people who have the supernatural gift to speak with those who have crossed over to the other side) already work with Azrael whether they know it or not, and you can call upon him to help you better manage your gift of healing.

Azrael corresponds with your Heart or Balancing Chakra.

Archangel Ariel

Archangel Ariel is your connection with the natural environment and its healing capabilities – he works closely with environmental activists, anyone who works closely with animals, and also people who work with healing oils and herbs.

Archangel Ariel can help you master the four elements: Air, Fire, Water and Earth.

If you are looking to increase your purchasing of environmentally friendly products he can guide you to the right products that truly honor their labeling as some of the products out there are being made by opportunists who are not purists by any means!

If you are an environmental or animal activist call upon him to tear down any barriers in your way. Recall in the film Avatar when the natural elements of the planet, Pandora, awaken to ward off the people wishing to harm and exploit the land? That is the energy of Ariel and all the earth kingdom can come to your aid when you call upon him. As long as your methods are non-violent and loving he is happy to help!

Ariel has the energy of a sprite or fairy, filled with love and laughter and joy. Along with helping you fight to protect our earth, he also invites you to relax, take a break, enjoy the sunshine. Earth is your paradise and it was mean to be enjoyed.

Ariel knows that the healing powers of nature are only accessible if you are open and present. Call upon him if you need to reduce stress or become more calm. Or if you need to find a new hiking spot or an ideal meditation space in nature.

He can also better help you connect with your pets and address their needs.

Finally – for all you nature travelers out there: Ariel show you around this lovely planet of ours, invite him to show you earths hidden cloisters and crevices. He can guide you off the beaten path but don’t expect a conventional travel experience!

Archangel Raguel

Archangel Raguel is the Archangel of Justice, equality, and fairness. He works with lawyers, judges, journalists and police officers. He is the one who shines the light on corruption, and helps breaks the news story if someone is caught lying or cheating.

He works on helping people develop honesty and loyalty to one another. He is attempting to help humanity to recognize that one must be aligned with the truth of who they are and the truth of what is happening. Only then can true healing and growth occur.

If you were to sum up Raguel in one word it would be TRUTH – (including truth to power.)

(He is also the restorer of balance and you can call upon him help release any negative karma from a situation you are in.)

Archangels Raguels teaching is karma and especially teaching us to understand that karma is actually for us and not against us. He actually teaches us that things such as punishment or torture actually do not restore karmic balance but create a new imbalance for the jailer or torturer. Those who break the law are deeply unwell and should be separated from society as to not hurt others but only as a sick person with a highly contagious disease is to be quarantined until he or she is finally cured.

His methods of restoring balance when it comes to criminals is not imprisonment but rehabilitation, recovery, and finally re-entrance into society.

His energy feels like that of a man of high integrity, an upstanding gentleman who you feel has an impeccable reputation, very neat and orderly, like the fictional character Atticus Finch as portrayed in To Kill A Mockingbird.

Archangel Uriel

Archangel Uriel is our Archangel of wisdom and consciousness. He helps us go beyond reason and knowledge into hard to grasp understandings of our universe.

He’s the master of koans, Buddhist riddles that help provoke enlightenment.

If you’ve ever pleaded to god for help and the response came in the form of a riddle or puzzle then that was Uriel teaching you.

Uriel’s energy is the energy of an old wizard. Think Dumbledore, Gandalf The White, Obi-wan Kenobi or Merlin.

He teaches us how to understand and unlock our own personal magic, and transmute our suffering into the gold of consciousness. He’s the one behind our modern cultures newfound obsession with being more in the now, more in the present moment, and the “mindfulness revolution.”

But he himself will teach you that getting too caught up in being present might actually get in the way of a productive spiritual practice – so he is not a rigid teacher by any means and he teaches us to be flexible and nonattached.

Archangel Zadkiel

Archangel Zadkiel is our angel of forgiveness and world peace. He’s the voice in our heads that tells us that we ought to find peace and reconciliation with the person who just hurt us: a voice most of us often ignore.

He has a difficult if not impossible task as he’s here to help humanity recognize its fundamental oneness and interconnectedness. He does not see the divisions we have created and if you want to learn how to forgive yourself or another ask Zadkiel to intervene.

He will likely help you go through an experience that will put you in another persons shoes just for a while until your empathy increases to such a point that you can truly forgive and let them go.

He also urges us to practice self-forgiveness often as we are often our toughest critic and judge. He discourages self-flagellation and self-punishment and encourages devotion to a higher purpose instead.

If you are Unable to forgive yourself for a wrong you’ve committed, for example, Zadkiel may lead you to donate to charity, or volunteer at a shelter.

It’s no surprise then that Zadkiel is the angel who oversees all shelters for the homeless and disadvantaged – and if you are looking to volunteer to help your community he’ll know exactly the place that’s the right fit for you.

He also loves performing miracles at such places – and he is often the one who manifests more food when more is needed; or for instance, brings forth an anonymous donor that helps a community service non-profit stay open. 

His teaching is: “to whom much us given, much is expected.” We are here for each other and not just for ourselves, and therefore we have a responsibility not just to ourselves but also to the less privileged among us.

Working With The Archangels 

Pick from the above list the archangel or archangels that truly resonate with you at this moment. Then set the intention that you wish To be open to the archangels guidance, healing and protection.

The archangels cannot be activated unless you use your free will choice to call upon their specific energy.

Finally – allow yourself to interpret the experience as you see fit. Perhaps you don’t feel them as I do, but “see” them clairvoyantly, or perhaps you “smell” them, or even “hear” their loving voice.

Prepare for a profound experience as working with the archangels can make you feel as strong as a rock or mountain!

(What About The Other Archangels? 

I have shared with you the archangels I feel I have a strong connection to, I cannot say that much about the others because I don’t like to share things I don’t feel a strong connection to, but you are welcome to explore!!!)

Much archlove,


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