Raphael (Template:IPAc-en; Template:Lang-he-n, translit. Rəp̄āʾēl, lit. 'God has healed'; Template:Lang-grc, Raphaḗl; Template:Lang-cop, Rafaêl; Template:Lang-ar, Rafā’īl, or Template:Lang, Isrāfīl; Template:Lang-am, Rufaʾel) is an archangel responsible for healing in the traditions of most Abrahamic religions. Not all branches of these religions consider the identification of Raphael to be canonical.
In Christianity, Raphael is generally associated with an unnamed angel mentioned in the Gospel of John, who stirs the water at the healing pool of Bethesda. Raphael is recognized as an angel in the doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as he is briefly mentioned in the Doctrine and Covenants. Raphael is an important figure in the Book of Tobit, which is accepted as canonical by Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and some Anglicans.
In Islam, Raphael is the fourth major angel; and in the Muslim tradition, he is known as Isrāfīl. Though unnamed in the Quran, hadith identifies Israfil with the angel of Quran 6:73. Within Islamic eschatology, Israfil is traditionally attributed to a trumpet, which is poised at his lips, and when God so commands he shall be ready to announce the Day of Resurrection.
Angelic & Planetary CorrespondencesEdit
- Name of Planet under rulership: Mercury.
- Symbol: See above.
- Planet Names in Hebrew: KVKB
- Hebrew Meaning: Meaning Star (masculine).
- Teaching Angel: Raphael.
- Also Known As: Israfil (Islamic).
- Correct Pronunciation: Raf-A-EL.
- Celestial Title: Messenger of the Gods
- Tradition - Angel identified in: Jewish, Islamic and Christian Traditions.
- Hebrew Name: Beit.
- Hebrew Letter: Beth.
- Egyptian Name: Thoth.
- Station: Archangel and Teaching Angel
- Ruler of: The Third Heaven - Raquia.
- Guardian Angel of Planet: Not identified.
- Greek/Roman God of Planet: Hermes/Mercury.
- Metal: Quicksilver, Aluminum.
- Day: Wednesday.
- Hours of Day (Wednesday) Ruled: 1st and 8th hours of the day. 3rd and 10th hours of the night.
- Month Ruled: Not identified.
- Cycle of Results: 7 Days
- Orbit: Fast.
- Fixed Stars (Gemini): Aldebaren, Rigel, Bellatrix, Capella and Polaris.
- Fixed Star (Virgo): Spica.
- Days to Avoid working with Archangel Raphael: None. May work with Archangel Raphael in all days.
- Gems: Agate, Opal, Yellow Topaz or Serpentine.
- Ritual Candle Color: Yellow.
- Planetary Color: Yellow.
- Harran / Hermetics Color: Sky Blue and Gold.
- Complimentary Color: Blue.
- Color of the Pentacles of Mercury: Yellow.
- Astral Color's - Gemini: Red and Blue.
- Astral Color's - Virgo: Gold and Black.
- Symbol: Eight Pointed Star.
- Tarot Card: The Magus (I) (Juggler I).
- Planetary Numbers: 1, 6, 13
- Talisman Size/Sides: 8.
- Numbers of Mercury: 8, 64, 260, 2080 .
- Musical Note: E.
- Direction Ruled: North and East.
- Degree: Not identified.
- Angelic Thought-form: Lemon Fruit.
- Fruit: Lemon.
- Tree: Almond, Ash, Aspen, Bottle Brush, Hazel, Larch, Mulberry, Rowan, Silver Birch and Juniper.
- Flowers/Herbs: Carrot, Celery, Caraway, Cinquefoil, Dill, Fennel, Fenugreek, Fern, Lavender, Marjoram,Mandrake, Maidenhair Fern, Lilly of the Valley, Palm and Vervain.
- Insect: Non-Stinging Flies.
- Animals: Monkeys, All Birds especially the Ibis.
- Anatomy Governed: Left Arm. Brain & Nervous System and Respiratory System.
- River Ruled: Northern and Eastern.
- Guardian Angel: Benei Elohim
- Numbers of Mercury:
- Greek/Roman God: Hermes, Mercury.
- Planetary Spirit: Taphthartharath
- Planetary Intelligence: Tiriel.
- Olympic Spirit: Ophiel.
- Letter Composition: Black Ink - Green Paper.
- Magical Script: Any (As the Angel of Communication)
- Planetary Spirit: Tiriel.
- Planetary Intelligence: Not identified.
- Olympic Spirit: Not identified
- Demon of the Day: Taphthartharath.
|Characters||God | Michael | Gabriel | Raphael | Uriel | Lucifer|
|Species||Angels | Deities | Humans | Demons | Saints|
|Ranks||Angel | Archangel | Cherubim | Erelim | Guardian Angel | Hashmallim | Hayot Ha Kodesh | Heavenly host | Ishim | Ophanim | Powers | Seraphim | Thrones | Watcher|
|Locations||Earth | Heaven | Hell|
|Topics||War in Heaven|