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    A Guide To Archangels: Who Are They And How Can They Help

    Angels are all around us and regardless of whether we believe in them or not, they’re still widely represented in most belief systems. This guide will help you understand who the Archangels are and how they can help you in your life.

    What Are Archangels?

    Archangels are angels of a higher rank and can be found in several religions. The word itself is derived from the Greek word, “arch”, which means chief. The word’s literal translation is ‘’chief angel’’.

    There are three tiers of angels to consider.  The first tier includes the guardian angels, that is, the protectors that look out for our safety, and overall well-being. The second tier angels are the ones we’d call upon for guidance. Lastly, the third tier consists of Archangels who are known as the “managers” of all the angels. The Archangels have been given the monumental task of managing the Earth. Each angel has their area of expertise that we, as humans, can call upon.

    How Many Are There?

    There are various unique examples of art and literature that depict many types of Archangels throughout history. It’s difficult to provide a specific number of angels since it depends on the individual’s belief system and culture. 

    However, generally, it’s believed that there are four Archangels. Moreover, at least of these guardian angels are assigned to us at birth and are there to watch protect us. The Archangels act as guides that we can connect with when we need help in a particular area.

    Archangel Michael

    Archangel Michael is believed to be the most powerful of the angels and can be summoned for strength, protection, and guidance.

    His presence is very reassuring and powerful and he can also assist in the removal of energy blockages. This Archangel is represented by the element of fire and helps us find our purpose by guiding us on the right path.

    Archangel Gabriel

    This Archangel helps with self-expression, communication, and inspiration during most of our endeavors. Said to be the female counterpart of Michael, Gabriel also offers support when dealing with fertility and child-rearing.

    Archangel Gabriel is represented by the element of water. Water is essentially the source of all life and deals with the flow of creativity, life, and the ability to float through your efforts rather than drowning in them.

     Archangel Raphael

    Raphael is the Archangel we’d call upon when dealing with a physical or mental injury. He can also be used as a guide for those who offer professional healing services such as doctors or healers.

    Raphael can also be called upon when traveling to ensure a smooth and safe experience throughout a journey. Represented by the element of air, he helps by guiding us to find clarity and a sense of lightness in our lives.

    Archangel Uriel

    Archangel Uriel represents intelligence, divine insights, and ideas. He can be helpful during situations that involve conflict resolution, decision making, and learning.

    Uriel is correlated with the Earth element and, therefore, can help us feel more grounded and supported. Uriel reminds us that the answers are rooted deep within ourselves.

    How You Can Find Your Archangel Guides

    When you want to find your Archangel guides, it’s important to first decide what type of answers you’re looking for. Once you’ve asked yourself the important questions, the next step is to look within and take a few minutes to connect with your spirit.

    Below are the steps that’ll help you to establish a connection with your Archangel and ask for guidance. Do note that you can connect with your Archangel at any time and any place.

    How To Ask Your Archangels For Help And Guidance

    1. Start by sitting in a comfortable position, in a quiet place, where you won’t be disturbed
    2. Try picturing in your mind a golden light entering the crown of your head and spreading down your body, relaxing every part
    3. Similarly, feel the strong energy coming up from the Earth now going up through your body and out of your crown
    4. Meditate for a moment, and enjoy the relaxing sensations that you may be feeling. Try establishing a connection from your heart space
    5. You can also have your fingers in a mudra to seal the connection you’ve established, and to keep the flow of energy circulating in your body
    6. Lastly, once you’ve established a connection with yourself, you can focus on envisioning your Archangel guide. Once you can feel him or her nearby, felt by a pleasant sense of calmness, you can begin asking for the help and guidance you require at that moment.


    It’s important to know that our Archangels love us unconditionally and are always there to be called upon. Use this guide to understand the various types of angels, their purpose, and how you can call upon them to enrich your life.