Archangel Michael


  • Protection
  • Security
  • Courage
  • Strength
  • Integrity

Archangel Michael is one of the most well-known and most popular Archangels. He features in the religious texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Focus of and Associations with Archangel Micheal

Archangel Michael is sometimes described as the protector of humanity and as having a supreme 'commander-in-chief' role over the other archangels and other angels.

We may require various forms of protection or support, some physical, some mental or emotional. One sure sign of the need for angelic protection and/or support is the feeling of fear. In many cases one is aware of the reason for a feeling of fear, which may be fear of physical attack, fear of rejection, fear of failure or any of a wide range of phobias. The reason for anxiety does not matter, anyone can ask Archangel Michael for protection and support in any situation, real or imagined.

Archangel Michael is also associated with truth, honesty and integrity.
There may be times when we are afraid to tell the truth, or are unsure how much of the truth to tell. Sometimes it may seem better to say less in order to avoid hurting another person's feelings, or removing another person's opportunity to "own up" before he / she is "found out". In certain situations it can seem more polite and considerate to say that all is well, despite actually felling unhappy or unfulfilled. When is it better for all concerned, including oneself, to admit the truth ? Sometimes people need emotional support to enable them to be honest with themselves. If any of these situations apply to you remember that asking Archangel Michael for help will not cost any money and no-one else needs to know.

Other issues and needs said to be supported by Archangel Michael include:

  • achieving ambitions
  • (need for) bravery / courage
  • fixing / mending items
  • justice / injustice, incl. police, lawyers, court officers, prison officers
  • law-making & administration
  • leadership, incl. supervisory roles
  • life purpose / direction
  • military service / personnel
  • motivation, incl. authors & speakers about motivation
  • patience
  • perserverence
  • politics
  • support work, incl. social care

Archangel Michael is sometimes said to be in charge of the direction 'North' and of the 'North Winds'.

Depiction / Symbols

Archangel Michael is sometimes shown holding a sword or the scales (of justice), alternatively a blue flame of protection.


Sapphire Blue


Lapis Lazuli

Other Name(s)

Also known as:

Mikhail, Mika'il and Sabbathiel.


Throat Chakra (Communication)



Birthsigns / Zodiac *

Leo, Virgo, Taurus, Scorpio and Capricorn

One Religious view of Archangel Michael

This video sequence includes as subtitles the long version of the Catholic Prayer to St Michael, who is also known as Archangel Michael, together with a series of changing images set to music.

This view of Archangel Michael is from the perspective of one particular religious group only. It is included as an example of how some people relate to Archangel Michael.

Celtic Angels were believed to act as guardians or companions - much as totem animals in other traditions.

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