Archangel Sandalphon


  • Baby
  • Elijah
  • Faith
  • Prayer
  • Pregnancy
  • Spiritual development
  • Tall ('Great Height')

Archangel Sandalphon is unusual, though not unique, in being described as having been a mortal human (Elijah) 'promoted' to the angelic realm. Archangel Sandalphon features in the mystical literary traditions of both Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity.

Archangel Sandalphon is said to be the twin of Archangel Metatron (previously the biblical human Enoch). He is sometimes described as 'The Tall Angel' and is generally depicted as being of extremely tall stature.

The name 'Sandalphon' does not have the usual suffix 'el' meaning 'in God' and so is not as straighforward to translate or interpret as those of most of the other archangels and many other angels. Another exception to the general rule that the names of archangels end in '-el' is Archangel Metatron. Suggested meanings of the name 'Sandalphon' include 'Messiah' and 'Prince of Prayers'.

Focus of and Associations with Archangel Sandalphon

One of the specific 'interests' associated with Archangel Sandalphon is the care and wellbeing of pregnant women and newly born babies. His areas of 'focus' expand around this topic. Call on Archangel Sandalphon for blessing and support from pre-conception through to nursery care of children - for the benefit of mothers, their children, and all concerned with their care and support.

Archangel Sandalphon is also said by some to carry human prayers to God, hence he is sometimes called the "Prayer Angel" or "Prayer Gatherer". He may therefore be of particular assistance when composing a special prayer, perhaps for an important cause or occasion.

Also ask Archangel Sandalphon for support with music and in musical endeavours incl. singing and other performance arts. Are you struggling to secure tickets for a popular rock concert, or perhaps preparing for a piano exam ? Do not hesitate to ask ...

Other issues and needs said to be supported by Archangel Sandalphon include the following*, many of which are associated with the themes mentioned above.

  • Childbirth and the associated medical specialties of gynaecology, obstetrics and paediatrics, midwives and neonatal nursing.
  • Drama, both recreational and professional
  • First Aid and Emergency Medicine
  • Health Visitors incl. Community Nursing.
  • (The) Kabbalah
  • Learning any musical instrument, incl. singing.
  • Music and musicians incl. musical instruments and entertainment systems such as gramophone players, Hi-Fi and MP3 and MP4 players.
  • Performance Arts incl. acting, dancing, singing
  • Prayer
  • Pregnancy and neonatal care (that is, the care of new born babies, incl. premature newborn infants), incl. midwives and other nursing personnel
  • Self-confidence - finding and developing
  • Social work, especially involving children and families
  • Spiritual development

Depiction / Symbols

Archangel Sandalphon is sometimes depicted holding or playing a musical instrument.


  • White
  • Turquoise
  • Aquamarine



Other Name(s)

Also known as:

  • Elijah
  • Sandolfon
  • Sandolphon


'Earth Star', not one of the 7 main chakras but located beneath the feet.



Birthsigns / Zodiac *


The Angel Semanglaf is said to help and support expectant mothers through pregnancy.

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