Archangel Michael and Magical Associations
Michael, perhaps, is one of the best known archangel there is. Among many religions he is mentioned and Paganism is not excluded. He is one that can be included in rituals for a little boost, you may go to Michael for help, you may even be one of those who call upon Michael as when you open a circle instead of one of the elements, like I do.
In this hub you will learn what rituals Michael can be helpful in to include. You will also learn the best times he can be the most useful to involve him in your rituals and you will also learn several other associations like crystals and herbs you may want to include.
Though most find his name Michael to be the most comforting to use that is not always the case so it is always useful to know the other names that Michael can go by. Michael is also called The Beloved Of God, this is known to be his celestial title. His Hebrew name his Shemesh and his Egyptian name is Ra, Sekhmet, and Re. No matter what name you feel connected to the most he will come to you the same so do not feel belittled or like an outsider just because you don't really connect to his name of Michael.
Each archangel has a month, a day, and even hours that are best to incorporate them into your rituals. This is usually because this is when they are at their best. Their powers are great and so they can help you out more. However just because these times are their best does not mean you cannot ask for their help or incorporate them into your rituals at any other times.
The month for Michael is unknown, at least I am unaware of it. If you know any information please feel free to share. However the day for Michael is Sunday and the hours are the first and eighth hours of the day and the third and tenth hours of the night.
Michael is actually one archangel that has a day that should be avoided to work with him and this day is Saturday.
Michael's zodiac sign is Leo so you can imagine that his element is fire and if you did you are correct. With is element being of fire then he is of the direction South. Now if you add all of these together and you think of astrology what would you think would be connected with Michael? The sun. Yes, the sun.
The deities that are associated with this archangel include Apollo, Aten, Brigid, Helios, Sol, Ra, and Savitar.
When you plan on including Michael in your rituals the best ritual candle color to use would be Orange or Gold. You may want to place an orange or pomegranate on your alter as well as an offering because these fruits are said to be corresponded with this angel.
There are four trees that are associated with Michael and they include Acacia, Beech, Cedar, and Laurel. The herbs and flowers that relate to him the best are Angelica, Acacia, Bay, Buttercup, Chicory, Sunflower, Lovage, Marigold, Heliotrope, Hibiscus, Hops, Rowan, and Peony.
There are a few animals as well the relate to him. Insects that include the beautiful Golden Butterfly, one that we most adore. Then the mighty lion, the wolf, Griffin, and Sparrowhawk.
It is said that angels also govern over certain body parts of us humans. In Michael's case this includes anything to do with our circulatory system, eyes, our upper back, spleen, and spinal column.
If you plan on writing in a ritual involving Michael the best ink color to use is purple and the best paper color is to use yellow.
Michael can be incorporated in rituals to do with worldly ambition, a new job, peace, to acquire money and/or favors from people in power. He may also be included in spells/rituals for regaining youth, recovery of lost property, and to obtain luck. Spells for friendships, mental or physical health, or bringing joy back into ones life are also wonderful spells to incorporate the great archangel Michael in.
Michael is often depicted as a warrior and this is because he is one of the Angels of the Apocalypse, who leads the armies against wicked forces. In Christian tradition he is the angel that carries a sword. He may seem kind of domineering at times, an angel that you may not want to mess with but this angel can also be one that can be so helpful. Imagine having a weak mental state and him being the soldier leading the armies to war, fighting for you.
Michael indeed is a powerful archangel and can prove to be quite useful. See, archangels can be used in Paganism as well.
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