Ariel (Hebrew: אריאל, Ari'el, Arael or Ariael‎‎) is an angel, possibly an archangel, found primarily in Jewish and Christian mysticism and Apocrypha. The name Ariel, "Lion of God" or "Hearth of God," occurs in the Hebrew Bible but as the name of an angel the earliest source is unclear. Ariel is the name of an angel in the apocryphal Ezra; also in Mathers, The Greater Key of Solomon, the Grand Grimoire, and other tracts of magic, where he is pictured as lion-headed.


Cornelius Agrippa says: “Ariel is the name of an angel, sometimes also of a demon, and of a city, whence called Ariopolis, where the idol is worshipped." In Heywood, The Hierarchy of the Blessèd Angels, Ariel ranks as one of 7 princes who rule the waters and is "Earth's great Lord." Jewish mystics used Ariel as a poetic name for Jerusalem. In the Bible the name denotes, variously, a man, a city (Isaiah 29), and an altar. In occult writings Ariel is the "3rd archon of the winds." Mention is also made of Ariel as an angel who assists Raphael in the cure of disease. [1] In the Coptic Pistis Sophia, Ariel is in charge of punishment in the lower world, corresponding with Ur of the Mandaeans . In The Testament of Solomon, he controls demons; Ariel worked closely with King Solomon in conducting manifestation, spirit releasement (similar to exorcism), and Divine magic. In gnostic lore generally he is a ruler of winds and equated with Ialdabaoth as an older name for this god. In practical cabala he is regarded as originally of the order of virtues. According to John Dee, astrologer royal in Queen Elizabeth's day, Ariel is a conglomerate of Anael and Uriel.

In The Tempest, Shakespeare casts Ariel as a sprite. To Milton he is a rebel angel, overcome by the seraph Abdiel in the first day of fighting in Heaven. The poet Shelley referred to himself as Ariel, and André Maurois is the author of a life of Shelley called Ariel. Sayce ("Athenaeum," October 1886) sees a connection between Ariel and the arelim (erelim), the valiant ones spoken of in Isaiah 33: 7, an order of angels equated with the order of thrones. [2]


Ariel's name means "lion or lioness of God," and this archangel, predictably, is often associated with lions. When Ariel is near, you might begin seeing references to, or visions of, lions around you. In fact, some artwork portrays Ariel as having a lion's head. This archangel is also associated with the wind, so when Ariel is around, you may feel or hear the wind as a sign.

Ariel also oversees the sprites, the nature angels associated with water. Sprites are similar to fairies, and their purpose is to maintain healthy environments near oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, and ponds. Archangel Ariel may contact you to help with this mission of purifying and protecting these water bodies and their inhabitants. If you help with Ariel's environmental mission, you may be rewarded with wonderful manifestations and increased magical power.

Ariel is very involved with healing and protecting nature-and that definitely includes animals, fish, and birds—especially wild ones. If you find an injured bird or other non-domesticated animal who needs healing, call upon Ariel for help. Ariel works with Archangel Raphael to heal animals in need.

Archangel Ariel says, "I'm deeply concerned about the world's environmental systems, which are always in delicate balance and are now in need of reform and restoration. I have plenty of assignments available for those willing to assist in this endeavor. I promise to only give out assignments that' are related to your interests and time schedules. Your reward will be the joy that stretches out from your heart, extending into the very environment you're blessing with your dedicated efforts. I thank you very much for coming to the planet's rescue!"

(Also known as, "Auriel", "Arael")

  • Zodiac Position: Virgo the Virgin
  • August 24 - September 23
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  • Rank: Crowned Prince (Archangel)
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  • Meaning of the Name: Lioness of God
  • Specialty: Heals and helps wild animals and the environment
  • Aura Color: Pale Pink
  • Related Crystal: Rose Quartz

Constellation and AstrologyEdit

Ariel usually appears as a female archangel to those who see her, this is possibly because of her Zodiac sign which is Virgo the Roman and Greek goddess of wheat/agriculture whose constellation is represented as an ear of grain or corn according to the Babylonian Mul.Apin (1000–686 BCE).


Angels and Ascended Masters dot net, database information

  1. M. Gaster, Wisdom of the Chaldeans.
  2. Texts of the Saviour; Butler, Ritual Magic; Bonner, Studies in Magical Amulets.
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