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29 Jan 2015

Archangel Gabriel

Angel Gabriel

You may not know that it is only Archangel Gabriel and Archangel Michael that are mentioned by name in the Old Testament. Gabriel appears in many religious texts, not just the Bible; in each case there is a reoccurring theme – one of a prophet and messenger of God. The name Gabriel means ‘God is my strength’.

Interestingly there is discussion about whether Archangel Gabriel is male or female in spirit. Some people believe that angels have no gender, but others believe that the depiction of the angels demonstrates whether they have male or female energies. Certainly in paintings of the Annunciation Gabriel is often depicted in quite a feminine way with a long gown, long flowing hair and soft female features. This is in sharp contrast to other angels such as Archangel Michael who generally is depicted with bulging muscles and armour.

I personally believe that Archangel Gabriel is not necessarily female, but that the angel balances both female and male energies but is often called upon to deliver feminine strength, matriarchal support and comfort.

Gabriel inspires spirituality, hope and happiness in all of us!

Call upon Gabriel when you need help with your life purpose or if you feel you have strayed from your true pathway. The Archangel deals with anything to do with communication – if you are struggling to express yourself at work or in a relationship. If you are fearful of the future or have a big decision to make, such as starting a family. Or if a change is on the horizon such as moving house…

Archangel Gabriel often visits us during dreams; some say providing valuable guidance from God. If you see a copper aura or a trumpet (Gabriel is often depicted blowing a horn – signifying the Lord returning to earth), then you may have been visited by the angel. Take heed in the advice – you can guarantee it was significant!

And the angel answered him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news”.

Luke 1:19 The Hole Bible, English Standard Version

Written by: The Circle