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Archangel Raphael

Raphael’s name means “God Heals” or “God has Healed”, and he has an emerald-green aura.

Pray Archangel Raphael for guidance and protection

The Archangel Raphael is widely recognized as the angel of healing in the Christian, Islamic and Judaic traditions.

Of the seven widely recognized archangels, only Archangel Michael and Archangel Gabriel are present in standard biblical scriptures. Archangel Raphael, however, appears in The Book of Tobit, recognized as canonical by the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, The Book of Enoch and the Islamic Hadith.

Archangel Raphael is the patron saint of doctors and medical practitioners. In the Book of Tobit, Raphael tells Tobit to catch a fish, from which he uses the gallbladder to heal a man of blindness. For this reason, Raphael is often pictured standing on a large fish or holding line with a captured fish.

This is often associated with judgment as well as healing. In the Book of Enoch, Raphael binds the demon Azazel until judgment day arrives. In the Islamic tradition, Raphael blows the horn that signals that Judgment Day has come. In occult lore, Raphael is associated with the colors gold and green.

Raphael is connected to the air element and appears in the mystical traditions of the Tarot and the Kabbalah.

Archangel Raphael’s stronghold in the minds of believers is reflected in the many places named for him. Cities, mountains and even deserts named after Saint Raphael are found in France, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Columbia, Mexico, Peru, Chile, the Philippines and Venezuela.

Raphael is a powerful healer and can be called for any kind of healing.

He is also known as the “Patron of Travelers” and can be called on for safe travel, lodging, and luggage details.

Healers can mentally call upon Raphael for guidance before or during treatment sessions.

Archangels Raphael and Michael often work in tandem to exorcise troublesome spirits and escort away lower energies from people and places.

The crystals that are aligned with Raphael’s healing energy are emeralds and malachite.