Every month when I write an article about the angels, I am struck with the personalities that each of them display. Article after article mentions the eccentricities of the angels, and I have found that you can identify them from their often peculiar behavior. This month is no different because the angel we will be discussing is the Archangel Raphael. Raphael is one of the four original archangels and focuses his work around healing, but he is also known for other qualities. He is an interesting character and has many identifiable traits that are worth noting.
The first identifying trait that Archangel Raphael shows you is that, when he appears as himself, he wears the color green. Other angels focusing on healing can be seen with green around them, but Raphael is best known for it. The color green is associated with physical healing and authenticity. We can have green in our aura if we are in the process of healing from an injury or a sickness. If we are “healers” in our own right, we may have a green aura. Raphael is recognized as the “doctor” angel, and therefore it is natural that he be adorned in this color.
This angel is needed today because of the divisions in our country due to the recent election. His energy and attitude are what is needed to heal the hard feelings that many people are feeling. Archangel Raphael provides a positive perspective and the energy to be tolerant of other people’s views. This does not mean that a view point must be abandoned but the virtue of magnanimity should be considered in these times. The angels are there to support us and let us know that things will work out and be okay in the end. It is the power of reassurance that might be the greatest attribute that Raphael may provide.
Archangel Raphael is not just the angel of healing. He is regarded as the angel of personal relationships and marriage. The matchmaker angel is just another attribute of Raphael and is the one to call upon to help you find your soul mate or to help you if you are a conflict with your significant other. Raphael and is a complicated individual with a sense of humor when he is working. It is not uncommon for us to look back at a situation that was once very serious but was later comical because perspective made it appear absurd! You can bet that Raphael helped in creating a new outlook for the situation.
Raphael has been with us since antiquity when he was discovered disguised as a human traveling with the child of a prominent Jewish citizen. Raphael’s protective nature saved the child from an evil spirit who tried to attack the child on his journey. The disguise aspect of Raphael’s qualities is just one of his unusual attributes. It is fascinating because he continues to use disguise when he is around us today. Raphael can be standing next to you and not reveal his identity unless he is asked to be of assistance.
The work of angels is very serious, and Raphael is very intense in his serving the Creator. There are, however, instances when it appears that he is a prankster. When called upon, Raphael will indicate his presence in unusual ways. It is not uncommon to notice a reference to his presence by suddenly hearing a word that is related to him or see a sign that refers to angels. Some people report seeing a license plate, billboard, or something on television that refers to him or the angels. There are times when he provides some levity and brings a smile to the face of the person asking for help from him.
Archangel Raphael has so many miracles attributed to him that he has been designated a saint. He is the patron of many things including: travelers, sailors, the blind, happy meetings, nurses, physicians, medical workers, and marriage. Raphael is particularly known for fighting evil to save those in peril. Many ships are named for this Angel Saint who is credited with saving those in danger on the sea. St. Raphael has more than one feast day, but October 24th is generally regarded as the most celebrated.
The angel in disguise, Raphael, is no stranger in our lives today. He is always around and is there to serve when asked. He will act with great authority. Raphael often leaves a sign or a signature of sorts to let people know that he was the one there to save the day. If you have ever been helped by a stranger who acted without thought or need for compensation, you have experienced the energy of Raphael. Be sure to ask Raphael to be there for you when you are traveling or if you are not well. You have a patron waiting in the wings to help.