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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