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Healing with Archangel Raphael Tarot Spread

Have you ever wondered why Archangel Raphael, ruler of Mercury (Planet of Communication), is the main Healing Angel? What does communication have to do with healing?

Actually, the connection between healing and communication is quite clear. When we are well and our body is in a state of perfect harmony, all the cells communicate in their normal, healthy way. Toxins, traumas, and energetic blockages upset this normal cell communication and throw our health off balance.

The link is perhaps even more immediately apparent when we look at love relationships. In a healthy love relationship, communication flows in harmony. A rift in the relationship is almost invariably down to problems in communication… and the key to healing the rift is… you guessed it – communication.

Healing with Archangel Raphael Tarot Spread

Archangel Raphael is not mentioned in the modern versions of the Old Testament but he does get a mention in the pseudo-apocryphal book of Tobit. The story there goes that Archangel Raphael brought Sarah and Tobiah together after teaching Tobiah how to drive away the demon that killed Sarah’s husband on their wedding night and prevented her from consummating her marriage. Archangel Raphael also cured Tobiah’s father, Tobit, of blindness.

Because he brought these two Biblical soul mates together, Archangel Raphael gets pride of place as the angel at the top of the RWS Lovers card which corresponds with Gemini (ruled by Mercury). Hopefully, this also clears some of the confusion about why Gemini is the astrological correspondence for The Lovers Tarot card. There are always many layers of meaning to peel away when we dive deep into the occult correspondences for the RWS deck and its many clones.

There are many ways to connect with and invoke the assistance of this wonderful Healing Angel, whose name means ‘God Heals.’

Healing with Archangel Raphael Tarot Spread

The simplest and most immediate way is to simply ask or pray… and if you like to use crystals, the colors you would need to use are green (harmony/homeostasis) or yellow (communication). Peridot is a yellow-green (olive) crystal that is wonderful for connecting with the healing energy of Archangel Raphael.

Now, some of you may think, ‘Hang on a minute! Aren’t blue crystals used to enhance communication?’ Yes, however, they are more associated with expression than the act of communicating. The difference is that the aim of communication is to bring together, integrate, and synthesize, whereas expression is about putting your point across (dissemination). The color yellow helps us stay alert and quick-witted. Gold aids the assimilation of spiritual truths.

As for the main healing color, there isn’t one… in fact, all colors carry a healing vibration, but green is for harmony and as close as it gets if we had to pick just one, which is why it is often seen on hospital walls. However, energy healers channel white healing light and set the intent for it to go (and be refracted) where/how it is needed.

Healing with Archangel Raphael Tarot Spread

For inflammatory conditions, blue may be needed to soothe and restore balance. For poor circulation and hypotension, red may be needed, etc. Archangel Raphael and his healing angels can assist with the energy healing process, which is why energy healers like to call on him for assistance before the start of a healing session.

Juniper and Lemon are the two main essential oils that I associate with Archangel Raphael. Lemongrass, lime, lavender, and eucalyptus are other oils that can be used. Obviously, you can ask Archangel Raphael to bless any of your oils that you intend to use for healing purposes.

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Solar healing magick under the auspice of Archangel Raphael is best for when your vitality levels are low, such as after recovering from a long period of illness. Lunar healing magick with Archangel Raphael is great for all kinds of healing and should be performed on a Full Moon in Virgo (physical) or Gemini (mental/emotional).

Candle magick for healing can be done any day of the week, which is handy because we don’t always get ill on a Wednesday which is the day of the week ruled by Mercury/Archangel Raphael. Use a light green or yellow/gold candle. If you don’t have any of the essential oils mentioned above for dressing the candle, almond or olive oil both work really well.

Because Archangel Raphael is the ruler of the Element of Air (intellect/communication/East) as well as the Patron of Healers, you can ask him for help and inspiration in creating your healing spell. If you wish to write it down, the traditional method is black ink on green paper.

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