Tuesday, April 2, 2013

An Introduction To The Archangel Gabriel

Getting To Know Gabriel

The Archangel Gabriel governs the 4th Ray, the white ray, which rules the base of the spine chakra, also known as the root chakra.  The qualities Gabriel can help us work through include purity, order, hope, joy, and discipline. He is recognized by at least three major religions...in Islam, he is said to be the angel to deliver to Koran to Mohamed. In the religious texts of Judaism he is mentioned. In Christianity, he is the angel who announced to Mary that she was to become the mother of the Christ.

Archangel Gabriel is often seen with a trumpet, heralding to each soul the good news of the path of the ascension and ultimate union with God.  He is often there when it is time for us to "go home", and he will assist us in balancing our karma and achieve that end - that is of course, if we as humans choose to listen.

Gabriel is the archangel of annunciation, humanity, resurrection, heavenly mercy, vengeance, revelation, and truth. He is the patron saint of communications. The name Gabriel literally means "Man of God". Gabriel showed himself to Daniel in the Old Testament, announcing the prophecy of 70 weeks. He's also said to be the angel who buried Moses, and announced the birth of St. John the Baptist.

Archangel Gabriel has been credited with selecting souls from heaven to be born into the material world, and spends nine months with those children in the womb, telling them what they need to know on Earth. (It is amazing how as soon as we are born into this world we so often forget all that we were taught from before.)

Gabriel governs the West and the element of Water. Depending on which source you use, Gabriel governs Monday or Friday, but most sources I have researched specify Monday. 

He also governs psychic gifts, visions, clairvoyance, magic, scrying, astral travel, herbal medicine, female cycles, and the moon cycles. 

The stone for Gabriel is Moonstone, and he rules the month of January.

Other elemental/metaphysical information about Archangel Gabriel is that he rules the sign of Cancer. His planetary color and metal is silver and his incense is Jasmine. Gabriel's flower is the Lily or the Convolvulus. The animals assigned to Gabriel include dog, crab, and the owl.

Gabriel is described as having 140 wings, and is the governor of Eden and ruler of the Cherubim.  He is said to sit on the left side of God, whose dwelling is believed to be residing in the 7th heaven, or sometimes the 10th heaven.

It is interesting that the Archangel Gabriel is seen as both male or female, depending who you listen to. In Doreen Virtue's book, Archangels and Ascended Masters, she refers to Gabriel as female.  I have seen pictures and artwork depicting Gabriel as both male and female. Doreen also credits Gabriel with being the angel to aid in adopting a child, fertility and conception.