Symbolic Angel Meanings

Written by avenefica on July 28th, 2009


Symbolic Angel Meanings

Symbolic Angel Meanings

Symbolic angel meanings deal with:

  • Messages
  • Divine awareness
  • Purity
  • Love
  • Faith
  • Courage
  • Compassion
  • Perseverance
  • Interrelating
  • Renewal
  • Protection
  • Illumination

At their most basic, angels are symbolic of communication between higher energies and lower energies.  Or, communication between “god” and “man” if you like.

Of course, our current energetic environment is shifting so rapidly these days, you can just about insert any term where I’ve referenced quotes.  Angels can be an energetic channel facilitating communication between you and your  own idea of the divine.  Angels can be the laison between heaven and earth too.  In this light, angels are like a super highway connecting information from higher realms and lower realms – they carry concepts, thoughts and ideas to be dispersed throughout countless dimensions of experience.

The Angiris in Hinduism are considered in this fashion – as messengers between man and the holy-divine energies.  This is because, it was thought (Hindu and otherwise) most men could not purify themselves to the extent required to converse with gods.  Although this is a valid point, and I’m not one to argue with ancient wisdom – I don’t tend to believe we need intermediaries to commune with the divine.

But, I do think humans need to undergo energetic metamorphosis in order to effectively communicate with the divine.  And, I think angels can offer us assistance in that metamorphosis.  Angels resonate at mind-blowingly high frequencies.  By touching in with angels, we can get a piggy back on their unique brand of high, fine energy.  In this respect, yes, angels can certainly facilitate conversations with “god.”

There are various kinds of angels, and symbolic angel meanings will vary according to kind:

  • Cherubim:
    These are throne-bearers for the faithful.  Cherubim are also deemed “the ones who pray.”  They keep constant vigil upon souls in need of strength, faith and renewal.  These types of angels represent purity of heart and innocence.  They invoke a simple, childlike faith and will remind us of the beauty in the small and tender.
  • Seraphim:
    These angels are considered to be the light-burners, and will be watchful over the true of heart.  These angels are the watchtowers of faith.  They keep their focus attuned to the faithful, vigilant and determined souls who hunger for the truth of enlightenment.  These angels will also stir the pools of energetic faith within the soul.  They are like kindling for the fires of faith.  They provide fuel on our spiritual path.
  • Archangels:
    Among the highest ranking angels, these are the most commonly known angels.  Symbolic angel meanings for this angelic clan deal with strength, protection, guardianship.  These angels will represent themselves as indomitable, warrior spirits.  These angels are also the best known oracles.  Archangels will be very persistent and loquacious in communicating their thoughts to humankind, as typically their messages are incredibly profound.

Symbols associated with various angels include:

  • Swords : Conveying protection, leadership, unified focus, purity in thought, valor
  • Scrolls : Symbolic of messages, oracles, divine communication, sacred knowledge
  • Flame/Torch : Conveys the inner light of the soul – always lit, always fueled by faith
  • Wings : Symbolic of the higher evolution of the soul, higher realms of existence, ascension, spiritual mobility
  • Hearts : Conveys health, healing, love, devotion and compassion
  • Horns: Announcement of vital news, trumpeting of victory, triumphant declaration

I hope you have enjoyed these thoughts on symbolic angel meanings.

For more information, check out these other pages of interest:

Angel Meanings in the Tarot

Symbolic Angel Tattoo Meanings

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7 Comments so far ↓

  1. Licia Berry says:

    Ah….now you’re treading into familiar territory for me, Avia!

    I have been conversing and interacting with Angels since I was very young…my first memory is of seeing one hovering outside my bedroom window one night at age 3, a white shining figure that smiled the most beautiful smile at me.

    Yes, I agree with the idea that as we grow older and more of earth, energetic metamorphosis can assist in getting CLEAR communication with the angels…lots of human folks say they are channeling Archangels, but I have only interacted with a scant few that felt as pure as the sweet, calm ,neutral energy I experience when I interact with the Archangel energies.

    That being said, I do feel we all have the ability to communicate with, feel, know, see, hear, etc. our communion with the Divine…I feel it is simply a matter of choosing it consciously as an intention, and then being honest with one’s self about what might be head stuff or what is genuine guidance from higher consciousness.

    What triggered your interest in angels this time?

    Much love,
    licia

  2. avenefica says:

    Hi Licia, thanks for your perspectives. My interest in traditional angels has never been powerful enough to fuel inspiration for writing about them because my view of them is….unorthodox, to say the least.

    In fact, I railed against traditional views of angels until I encountered an arch as I was energetically altering patterns (within a focused group meditation) whilst in a time-gap moments prior to airplane crash 3407. It was pretty magnificent….impressive. The arch was appropriately epic & monumental. Its presence quite fitting in conjunction with the crash.

    I’m launching a series of pages devoted to the symbols of the Tarot on my TarotTeachings.com website. Before writing each page on any of my websites I do research into what my readers want to know about….angels are incredibly high in interest among the minds who read my sites. These are what prompted me to share a few perspectives on angels.

    Thanks for asking, be well, <3

  3. Licia Berry says:

    Fascinating! It would be of great interest to me to hear more about what you encountered, if you’re willing to share. I’m unfamiliar with the crash you mention, and want to ask about the “time-gap” thing you worked on.

  4. Sera says:

    Hi there,

    Interesting description – my understanding was always the following order:

    Angels, Archangels, Powers, Dominions, Cherubim and Seraphim

    The Seraphim sing around the throne of Creator God of All That Is…

    Love your website soooo much – thank you!

    Sera

  5. Michelle Rodriguez says:

    Hello. I find this interesting. I was driving down the road the other day and had a clear picture in the shape of an angels wing with the most beautiful sun set to the left. I was in awe and just speechless. I thought nothing and then I started thinking….what was that? Any feedback or I am just thinking about it too hard? Thanks so much! P.S. I have history that gives me much belief in all this. I am firm believer in God and walk with him…as well as my household.

  6. suzie says:

    i recently purchased a victorian plaque iron I assume it once hung outside probably near the garden. One of the angel’s wing is up the other is down. What does that mean?

  7. Nicholas Bonham-Carter says:

    Thanks for a nice website!
    I am restoring a chapel for a cemetery, and inside there are lovely mosaics of 4 angels with labels although one has lost its label.
    1.hope holds an anchor.
    2.faith holds a cross.
    3.love holds some lillies.
    4 the angel missing her label, is holding a harp.
    Naturally, I want to replace the missing label, but I can’t find any specific reference to the harp which would give an idea for her label. It is possible that the labels have been slightly mixed up, and remounted with the wrong angel, with one missing.
    Any ideas would be gratefully received!–Nicholas B-C

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