Archangel Uriel is one of the most well-known, and hence most popular archangels (some sources credit the four archangels Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Raphael with leadership and special association with the earth). He is often called on in cases of natural disasters such as floods, avalanches or volcanic erruptions and may be referred to as the "Archangel of Salvation".
The name "Uriel" means "The light and fire of God" or, alternatively "The light of the divine".
Focus of and Associations with Archangel Uriel
Archangel Uriel is said to be the archangel who works most closely with the physical earth and the healing of the planet. He is therefore associated with major geophysical events such as earthquakes, floods, and even forest fires.
Archangel Uriel is also believed to specialise in peace
He may therefore be the archangel to call on if or when you are overcome with anger, irritation or just restlessness. On a grander scale, also ask for Archangel Uriel to bless and assist with efforts for world peace and an end to conflicts.
Archangel Uriel is also concerned with service, devotion, and ease of giving and receiving freely. Sometimes we are told that in order to receive we must be willing to give, and vice-versa. Archangel Uriel is believed to offer assistance in opening-up to both giving and receiving, as well as serving both those close to us and the wider world community.
Other issues and needs said to be supported by Archangel Uriel include:
- Crafts and creative activities incl. sewing, sculpture, stained glasswork and DIY (home improvements).
- Farming, agriculture, horticulture, gardening, landscaping, plants & flowers.
- Fire protection, also flood and sea defences.
- Light and illumination.
- Games (such as chess and dominoes) and
- Puzzles (such as crosswords, sudoku, jigsaws etc.).
- Geophysics and earth sciences.
- Marketing and advertising.
- Marine sciences and research.
- Space sciences.
- Writing and literacy incl. education.
Archangel Uriel is sometimes said to be in charge of the direction "East" and of the "East Winds", but is said by other sources to be in charge of the direction "North". (Archangel Ariel is also associated with the direction East, and Archangel Michael with the direction North.)
Depiction / Symbols
Archangel Uriel is sometimes shown in purple and/or holding a torch to illuminate a path to peace and spiritual and intellectual understanding. Alternatively he may be depicted with an open hand holding a flame, or flaming object.
Also known as:
Root (or 'Base') Chakra (Physical / Material),.