Who is Archangel Uriel?
When most people think of archangels, they in¬clude Uriel in the list. Yet, this archangel seems the most mysterious; and eludes the clear definitions ac¬corded to Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel.
In the Book of Enoch, Uriel is one of the arch¬angels who protected humankind from the Watch¬ers (a group of fallen angels), including guiding the prophet Enoch, who later ascended into the archan¬gel realm as Metatron.
When To Call On Archangel Uriel
Uriel illuminates our minds with information, ideas, epiphanies, and insights. He reminds me of a wise old uncle in this way. He’s wonderful to call upon whenever you need a solution, such as at busi¬ness meetings, when writing, while studying, or when taking a test. He’ll whisper correct and appro¬priate answers into your ear, which you’ll receive as words or thoughts that are suddenly “downloaded” into your mind.
You can call upon Uriel to guide your intel¬lectual pursuits. He works in tandem with the arch¬angel Zadkiel to help students excel on tests and in school.
Crystal or Gemstone: Amber
Astrological Sign: Aquarius, the thinker and analyzer
Name: Uriel means “God is my light.” Other spellings of his name include Usiel, Uzziel, Oriel, Auriel, Suriel, Urian, and Uryan.
Uriel is known as the angel of wisdom. He shines the light of God’s truth into the darkness of confusion. People sometimes ask for Uriel’s help to: seek God’s will before making decisions, come up with fresh creative ideas, learn new information, solve problems, resolve conflicts, let go of destructive emotions such as anxiety and anger that can prevent them from discerning wisdom, and recognize dangerous situations so they can try to avoid them.
In art, Uriel is often depicted carrying either a book or a scroll, both of which represent wisdom. Another symbol connected with Uriel is an open hand holding a flame, which represents God’s truth.
The Archangel Uriel is associated with Solar Plexus. He is considered as one of wisest Archangel beacuse of his intellectual information, practical solution and creative insight.
Role in Religious Texts:
Uriel isn’t mentioned in canonical religious texts from the world’s major religions, but he is mentioned significantly in major religious apocryphal texts.
The Book of Enoch (part of the Jewish and Christian apocrypha, describes Uriel as one of seven archangels who preside over the world. Uriel warns the prophet Noah about the upcoming flood in Enoch chapter 10. In Enoch chapters 19 and 21, Uriel reveals that the fallen angels who rebelled against God will be judged and shows Enoch a vision of where they are “bound, until the infinite number of the days of their crimes be completed” (Enoch 21:3).
In the Jewish and Christian apocryphal text 2 Esdras, God sends Uriel to answer a series of questions that the prophet Ezra asks God. When answering Ezra’s questions, Uriel tells him that God has permitted him to describe signs about good and evil at work in the world, but it will still be difficult for Ezra to understand from his limited human perspective.
In 2 Esdras 4:10-11, Uriel asks Ezra: "You cannot understand the things with which you have grown up; how then can your mind comprehend the way of the Most High? And how can one who is already worn out by the corrupt world understand incorruption?" When Ezra asks questions about his personal life, such as how long he’ll live, Uriel replies: “Concerning the signs about which you ask me, I can tell you in part; but I was not sent to tell you concerning your life, for I do not know” (2 Esdras 4:52).
In various Christian apocryphal gospels, Uriel rescues John the Baptist from being murdered by King Herod’s order to massacre young boys around the time of Jesus Christ’s birth. Uriel carries both John and his mother Elizabeth to join Jesus and his parents in Egypt. The Apocalypse of Peter describes Uriel as the angel of repentance. In Jewish tradition, Uriel is the one who checks the doors of homes throughout Egypt for lamb’s blood (representing faithfulness to God) during Passover, while a deadly plague strikes first-born children as a judgment for sin but spares the children of faithful families.
Other Religious Roles:
Some Christians (such as those who worship in the Anglican and Eastern Orthodox churches) consider Uriel a saint. He serves as the patron saint of the arts and sciences, as well as people who are celebrating the Christian sacrament of confirmation.
Prayer to Archangel Uriel
Uriel, I thank God for making you so wise. Please shine the light of God's wisdom into my life whenever I'm facing an important decision, so I can decide in light of what's best. Please help me seek God's will in all situations. Give me the inspiration I need to come up with fresh, creative ideas. Help me learn new information well. Guide me toward solutions to the problems I face. Empower me to resolve conflicts with other people, and to let go of destructive emotions such as anxiety and anger that can prevent me from discerning divine wisdom. Amen
The red angel light ray corresponds to the solar plexus chakra, which is located in the abdomen on the human body. Some people say that the spiritual energy from angels that flows into the body through the solar plexus chakra may help them physically (such as by helping to treat conditions of the stomach, liver, kidneys, and colon), mentally (such as by helping people make decisions and become more confident), and spiritually (such as by helping people discover how to use their God-given talents to fulfill God’s purposes for their lives and make the world a better place).
The red angel light ray radiates most powerfully on Friday, some people believe, so they consider Friday to be the best day of the week to pray especially about situations that the red ray encompasses.
Life Situations in the Red Ray:
When praying in the red ray, you can ask God to send archangel Uriel and the angels who work with him to help you discover, develop, and use the distinctive talents that God has given you to contribute to the world in the ways God intends for you to make it a better place.
God may send archangel Uriel and the other red ray angels to give you the wisdom you need to discern which specific people God wants you to serve, and at what time and in which ways God wants you to help them. You can pray for help from red ray angels to figure out which of the many pressing needs you notice are the best ones for you to focus on, and why.
Praying in the red ray may also help you develop the compassion you need to care about other people’s needs the way God wants you to care, the courage you need to take the risks necessary to serve them as God leads you, and the strength you need to commit and devote yourself wholeheartedly to your service work until each project is complete. Wish you a Very Happy Sunday to YOU with lots of love & light. Tercy